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  • Safe and Sustainable Mining with ISO Standards

    February 13, 2015

    Mining is a temporary activity, with mines operating from anywhere between a few years and a few decades. Increasingly, however, what happens after a mine is closed, and the impact this has on the local community and environment, has an important influence on the competitiveness of the mining...

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  • Explosion Forces 60,000 People Indoors

    February 12, 2015

    An explosion at a chemical plant in Igualda, Spain (40 miles from Barcelona) Thursday left an orange cloud over the area that forced more than 60,000 residents to remain inside their homes with the windows closed. According to reports, the explosion took place at about 9:45 am at a chemical...

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  • Worker Hospitalized after Explosion

    February 11, 2015

    A worker was hospitalized after an explosion Friday morning at Midwest Powder Coating Co. in St. Charles that caused $25,000 in damage. According to reports, the man's injuries are not life threatening. Firefighters found a small fire in a mixing vat in a mezzanine level of the building. The...

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  • Fire Destroys $750,000 Worth of Peanuts

    February 9, 2015

    A fire broke out early Tuesday morning at the GFA Peanut Co. processing plant in south Georgia that destroyed 900 tons of peanuts in a storage silo that were worth an estimated $750,000. No injuries were reported. The blaze collapsed the roof of the storage silo. Firefighters used a remote-...

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  • ARA, TFI, EPA, OSHA form Alliance

    February 2, 2015

    Agricultural, first responder, and safety organizations signed an alliance with federal agencies to advance fertilizer safety. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), International Fire Fighters Association, National Volunteer Fire Council, and Ammonia...

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  • FDA Seeks $4.9 Billion, Modernization

    February 2, 2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget – a nine percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015. The overall request includes $147.7...

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  • Explosion Results in Fines for Four Companies

    January 28, 2015

    Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, MS on July 28, 2014, had no idea and had no training to know that the storage tank beneath them contained explosive methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. One of the two men found out later as he lay in a...

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  • Corn Flour Mill Cited for Explosion, Electric Shock Hazards

    January 28, 2015

    The accumulation of combustible grain dust requires more than just wiping surfaces to eliminate them. Grain dust accumulation, in the right combination of particle size, air and an ignition source, can expose workers to possible explosions or combustible dust hazards, according to citations issued...

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  • Plant Reviews Help Upgrade Technology, Increase Plant Productivity

    January 23, 2015

    Oseco, a leader in the pressure relief industry, offers extensive plant reviews to industries ranging from oil and gas to energy and chemical processing. They understand that older-technology pressure relief products, like pre-bulged and composite type rupture discs, can limit plant productivity in...

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  • Man Dies in Storage Bin Accident

    January 23, 2015

    A 50-year-old man died Wednesday in a tragic accident inside a storage bin in Taylor County, KY. According to reports, the man was loading grain into a truck from a storage bin when the grain stopped flowing. It was also reported that the man entered the grain bin to unclog the blockage when...

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