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  • Ribbed Explosion Venting Panel Saves Space

    September 26, 2016

    Dusty conditions commonly associated with the storage and handling of grains and powders can potentially lead to dangerous explosions. The robust construction of Elfab’s ribbed explosion venting panel ensures that operational excellence is maintained when low to medium levels of vacuum are...

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  • OSHA Fines Food Processor $88K after Severe Injuries

    September 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to poultry processing producer, Koch Foods of Mississippi LLC, Morton, MS, on Sept. 16, 2016, for nine serious safety violations. OSHA initiated two investigations after learning two...

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  • Grain Handling Facility Fined $400K after Worker Suffocates in Bin

    September 15, 2016

    As he cleared soybean debris, a 41-year-old elevator superintendent suffocated when his lifeline tangled in an unguarded and rotating auger. A federal investigation into the worker's death found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling at the Cooperative Producers Inc...

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  • OSHA Fines Food Processor $317K after Amputation

    September 15, 2016

    On Sept. 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp., Birdsboro, PA, $317K for two willful and eight serious safety and health violations. Investigation findings: OSHA initiated an inspection...

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  • The Development of Inherently Safe Static Protective FIBCs

    September 8, 2016

    Ever since flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) first became commonly used for storing and transporting powders and granular materials, static electricity has been an ever present concern. Electrostatic charge is generated whenever materials contact, rub together and separate -- a process...

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  • Magnetic Mat Captures Ferrous Metal Fragments

    September 6, 2016

    The Magnattack magnetic mat helps prevent ferrous metal fragments on your shoes from being tracked into sensitive processing rooms, production areas, and offices. The 35 x 27 in. mat has strong RE80 rare earth magnets and a lift-off top for easy cleaning, removal, and QA analysis of collected...

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  • OSHA Federal Advisory Council to Meet

    August 29, 2016

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health on September 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The agenda includes updates on: •    Federal agencies' efforts on improving...

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  • Combustible Dust Explosion Prevention for Elevators

    August 23, 2016

    Industrial elevators are notoriously difficult to protect against the ravages of combustible dust explosions, but, in accordance with NFPA 61 and 68, elevators must be equipped with suitable venting and isolation to minimize the impact of a combustible dust event. Whether your elevator is indoors...

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  • Explosion Pressure Relief

    August 17, 2016

    The Targo-Vent is an opening angle limiter developed especially for REMBE explosion panels that guides the pressure relief specifically into areas in which there is no danger to the adjoining infrastructure. Targo-Vent absorbs the enormous repulsive forces of explosion energy and guides the flames...

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