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  • Resource for Incidents Involving Hazardous Materials

    August 20, 2015

    Labelmaster offers the 2016 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) for anyone who handles or transports dangerous goods (hazardous materials). The ERG is a go-to manual to help responders quickly identify the specific or generic classification of the hazardous material or materials...

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  • OSHA Fines Chicken Processor $861K

    August 17, 2015

    For employees at a leading supplier of chicken to national fast food and supermarket brands, the dangers of amputation, electrocution, and hazardous falls are all in a day's work, and part of their employer's long history of violating federal worker safety and health standards. A U.S....

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  • More Than 100 Dead, 700 Injured in Chemical Blasts

    August 17, 2015

    At least 100 people died and more than 700 were injured after multiple explosions Wednesday at a warehouse in the northern port city of Tianjin, China, about 75 miles east of Beijing. Officials said thousands of people are homeless as a result of the blasts and at least 70 people were still...

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  • Inspections, Enforcement Increase after Fatalities

    August 12, 2015

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is increasing its enforcement efforts this week after the deaths of three miners last week. The death of three miners on August 3 has prompted the agency to start inspections on August 10 that will focus on violations associated with mining deaths....

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  • Safe Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation

    August 12, 2015

    A safe and effective means of isolating enclosures to prevent further spread of explosion pressure and flames must be an integral component of such a system. The new and improved REMBE Exkop isolation system is available for many more applications: for ST 2 dusts, reduced explosion pressures (Pred...

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  • Advanced Explosion Suppression System Launched

    August 7, 2015

    BS&B Safety Systems introduces its most advanced, ATEX-certified, chemical suppression and isolation system to date, System V, whose rapid response chemical suppression prevents flame propagation and isolates interconnecting process equipment. Its installation could prevent crippling equipment...

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  • Fifteen Injured in Factory Explosion

    August 7, 2015

    A nitrogen tank exploded at Huntsman’s white pigment factory in Uerdingen, Germany, at approximately 2pm on August 5, injuring 15 people. The injured received medical assistance either on site or in the hospital. Two people remained hospitalized for observation. Huntsman safely and...

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  • Four Steps to Control Combustible Dust in Your Plant

    August 6, 2015

    According to the Spring 2015 Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs report, combustible dust explosions have been an OSHA focus for years. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board reported in late 2006 that 199 workers had died in 2005 alone as a result of combustible dust events. OSHA has increasingly...

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  • Explosion Protection for High-Temperature Applications

    July 30, 2015

    For safety critical applications handling hazardous materials explosion panels are commonly installed to protect against potentially damaging explosions. For many applications it is critical to the functioning of the vessel and performance of the product that the internal temperature is maintained...

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  • NFPA Introduces NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Standard

    July 27, 2015

    Every year, destructive and deadly dust-related fires and explosions affect a wide range of industries around the world. In the United States alone, 50 combustible dust accidents occurred between 2008 and 2012. To manage the dust-related fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards in industries that...

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