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  • Another Explosion in China

    October 5, 2015

    Seven workers were injured Monday in an explosion at a chemical plant in China's Zhejiang Province. Two of the injured were in serious condition. The blast occurred at about 10:30 am at Zhejiang Hongxiang Chemical Company Ltd in Shangyu City, according to local authorities. About 70...

  • GEAPS Accepting Applications for Safety Awards Program

    October 2, 2015

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Safety Awards Program that recognizes facilities that go an entire year without a lost-time injury or illness. Facilities that successfully complete the program are rewarded with a plaque and are recognized...

  • Honeycomb Cargo, LLC

  • New Emergency Response Guidebook Can Be a Lifesaver

    September 29, 2015

    The Emergency Response Guidebook, commonly known as “the ERG,” is published every four years by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as an essential reference for first responders during the initial phase of a...

  • Testing Powders for Combustibility

    September 24, 2015

    While there are an increasing number of companies that are aware of the potential for their powder material to provide the fuel for a potentially damaging fire or explosion, there are some who still do not have the proper understanding of the hazards of the material they are using. That lack of...

  • Bayer to Pay $5.6 Million in EPA Settlement

    September 23, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $5.6 million settlement with Bayer CropScience LP to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, WV, where an explosion killed two people in 2008....

  • Programmable Explosion Detection System

    September 21, 2015

    SmartDS Dynamic Explosion Detection is designed to provide high-speed detection of an incipient explosion with the highest level of false alarm immunity available for active explosion protection solutions. The detection system includes two primary components, the MEX-3 detector and its...

  • Fatal Work Injuries Increase by Almost 100 in 2014

    September 21, 2015

    Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4679 fatal work injuries was an...

  • Proven Technologies

  • China Issues Combustible Dust Explosion Guidelines

    September 14, 2015

    After multiple deadly explosions, China has released the first national guidelines on preventing explosion of combustible dust in work places. Issued by the State Administration of Work Safety, the guidelines list requirements on safety management of work sites with combustible dust, technical...