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  • Movement to Clean Labeling Presents Challenge, Opportunity

    March 2, 2016

    By Allison Deptolla With ever-growing numbers of consumers reading ingredient lists with a critical eye, and a distaste for long chemical-sounding ingredients, the industry is presented with both a challenge and an opportunity.   What is Clean Label? While there is no official...

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  • OSHA Investigates Severe Injury at Meat Processing Plant

    March 1, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to FPL Food LLC, Augusta, GA, on February 26 for 15 serious safety violations. OSHA initiated an investigation after learning a worker was hospitalized on December 3, 2015. A hydraulic saw...

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  • NFPA Seeks Fire Protection Engineer

    February 29, 2016

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has an opening for a fire protection engineer in its Quincy, MA headquarters. The fire protection engineer will independently manage technical projects, including technical committee work, product development, and association activities. The...

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  • EPA Proposes New Chemical Plant Safety Guidelines

    February 29, 2016

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to improve chemical process safety, assist local emergency authorities in planning for and responding to accidents, and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated...

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  • OSHA Fines Plastic Manufacturer 82K

    February 24, 2016

    Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Appleton Area Office cited Plastic Engineering Co., Sheboygan, WI, on February 22, 2016, for one willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation. OSHA opened an...

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  • Approaches to the Collection of Process Safety Data

    February 23, 2016

    By Dr. Stephen Rowe, Dekra Insight 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...

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  • The Importance of Process Safety Data

    February 17, 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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  • NFPA 652: Keep Calm and Carry On

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a new occupancy standard, NFPA 652, for protection against dust/powder fires and explosions. This standard is based on older documents and will eventually become the de facto requirement for industry being adopted by model fire and...

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  • Three Workers Suffer Amputations at Food Processing Plant

    February 16, 2016

    A leading supplier of frozen specialty foods is facing more than $172,000 in fines after two workers at its Salina facility suffered amputations in separate incidents and a third suffered lacerations and burns. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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  • OSHA Seeks Input on Health Hazards of Chemicals

    February 16, 2016

    As part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA’s) efforts to protect workers from the hazards of chemicals, the agency plans to issue new guidance on how to apply the Weight of Evidence approach when dealing with complex scientific studies. On February 16, OSHA...

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