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  • OSHA Recommends Fines after Railcar Facility Explosion

    June 5, 2015

    Two workers endured several weeks of skin graft surgery and physical therapy after suffering second-degree burns when gas vapors exploded in a railcar in December 2014 at GBW Railcar Services LLC. The car was being prepared for cleaning when an electric heater ignited the flammable gas. Seven other...

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  • Fike Launches Explosion Protection Passive Isolation Valve

    June 2, 2015

    Fike Corp. announces the ValvEx passive isolation explosion protection solution for dust aspiration and dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems. The ValvEx passive explosion isolation valve is designed to prevent flame and pressure propagation through interconnected pipes, ducts or conveying...

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  • Chemical Safety Board Announces Meeting Agenda

    June 2, 2015

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that its Wednesday, June 10 public meeting will include a morning stakeholder discussion on the direction of agency strategy and plans, and an afternoon presentation on Board findings and recommendations concerning the 2009 Caribbean Petroleum tank...

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  • Workplace Safety Management eBook Released

    June 1, 2015

    PICS Auditing LLC, a global leader in supply chain risk management solutions, in partnership with EHS Today, has published its latest eBook collaboration, “Workplace Safety Management: How to Become World Class.” Designed to facilitate the importance of safety requirements in the...

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  • Enhanced Rupture Disc Burst Detection

    May 26, 2015

    With ever-increasing safety standards and environmental considerations for process plants in today’s demanding climate, the need for burst detection alongside rupture (bursting) discs is vital to quickly identify when a disc has burst. Customers are now seeking increasingly advanced systems...

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  • History of Dust Explosions

    May 22, 2015

    By Kevin Jeffries, Lewellyn Technology On February 7, 2008, the eyes of the world were opened to the hazards of combustible dust when the Imperial Sugar refinery, located in Port Wentworth, GA exploded. The blast killed 14 people and injured 36 others. In the five years preceding the Imperial...

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  • Dust Explosion Research Fuels Academic Pursuit

    May 20, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski Dust explosions have interested Chad Mashuga since he was a child – he remembers growing up in Duluth, MN and seeing television reports about grain elevator explosions. As an 8-year-old, Mashuga wondered, “How can grain possibly cause an explosion?” Years later...

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  • Flap Valves: Standards, Applications, and Limitations

    May 20, 2015

    Flap valves are relatively new in the North American market and gaining wide acceptance. Although flap valves have been available in Europe for several years, it is only recently that they have been included in NFPA 69 Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems, 2014 Edition. Flap valves are...

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  • Chemical Safety Board to Hold Public Meetings

    May 15, 2015

    The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that it will host two public meetings in June 2015 in order to increase dialogue with CSB stakeholders.   The first meeting will bring together stakeholders from industry, labor, trade, professional associations, and environmental organizations...

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  • Mole-Master Receives Safety Honors

    May 13, 2015

    Mole-Master Services Corp. has again been recognized by the Mid-Ohio Safety Council for the silo and bin cleaning company's outstanding worker safety record.   Co-sponsored by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the honor spotlights...

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