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  • Process Safety Data: A Critical Ingredient in Process Safety Excellence

    April 1, 2016

    Excellence in process safety performance requires an integrated approach to addressing programs, culture, and competency. One important aspect of competency is having a wealth of the right information available, and accessible, to support and underpin the overarching safety management system. This...

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  • OSHA Fines Wood Pellet Manufacturer $150K

    March 29, 2016

    For the sixth time since 2011, federal inspectors found a Wisconsin wood pellet manufacturer failed to comply with safety and health standards, putting its employees in jeopardy of suffering amputation, burns, and other life-threatening injuries. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety...

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  • Fire and Explosion Hazards in Enclosed Powder Conveyors

    March 25, 2016

    Catastrophic dust explosions during the last 15 to 20 years have placed an increased emphasis on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions. In response to these incidents and subsequent Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigations and recommendations, OSHA introduced a Combustible Dust...

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  • Material Factors for Dust Explosion Protection Webinar

    March 25, 2016

    Dust explosions are a serious problem in powder handling operations. While occurrences of dust explosions are rare their effects can be devastating. They have led to injuries and fatalities and even destruction of property. Five factors have to come together in order for a dust explosion to occur....

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  • New OSHA Silica Dust Rule to Save Estimated 600 Lives Per Year

    March 24, 2016

    An estimated 600 lives will be saved each year by a new federal rule announced Thursday intended to limit exposure to respirable silica dust in American workplaces. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that aims to protect...

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  • Elfab Launches Buckling Pin Pressure Relief Valves

    March 24, 2016

    Elfab has expanded on its range of rupture discs and explosion vents with the introduction of Buckling Pin Relief Valves (BPRVs). This latest partnership further enhances Elfab’s pressure relief options for applications within safety critical process environments. There are two non-...

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  • 10,000 Severe Injuries Reported in First Year of OSHA Requirement

    March 18, 2016

    In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of more than 10,000 severe work-related injuries, creating the opportunity for the agency to work with employers to eliminate hazards and...

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  • OSHA Fines Grain Handling Facility $122K

    March 17, 2016

    Two to three seconds, that is how quickly flowing grain can trap a worker in a grain storage bin. Sixty seconds later, hundreds of pounds of grain can submerge and smother them. When it happens, more than half the time workers die by suffocation. Federal safety investigators found workers...

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  • New Non-Invasive Signaling Unit

    March 16, 2016

    REMBE’s NIMU (Non-Invasive Monitoring Unit) is a non-invasive rupture disc monitoring unit that provides information about the way a bursting disc responds to positive and negative pressure. NIMU is installed in a blind tapping in the outlet section of the rupture disc holder, thus...

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  • Improved Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation System

    March 16, 2016

    The REMBE EXKOP isolation system has been improved and is available for many more applications: for ST 2 dusts; reduced explosion pressures (Pred) of up to 2 bar; and larger diameters.   Why Isolation? Isolation is essential to protect adjoining system components against the spread of...

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