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  • Spray Drying: The Explosion Protection Challenge

    December 23, 2015

    This online presentation, organized by IChemE's Pharma, and Food & Drink Special Interest Groups, aimed at those who operate and specify spray drying equipment in the dairy, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries, will be held January 27, 2016, from 5-6 am Eastern. Attendance is free...

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  • Two Critically Injured in Plastic Pellet Accident

    December 17, 2015

    Four workers were injured when an explosion occurred at a warehouse business in Humble, TX Tuesday afternoon. Two of the workers were in critical condition with severe burns, one was in good condition, and the fourth was treated and released. A police spokesman said the explosion was caused by...

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  • Industrial Explosion Protection Guidelines

    December 8, 2015

    The purpose of this publication is to demonstrate to engineers, plant managers, safety officers, and others, the risks associated with using flammable dusts. Examples of dust explosion incidents that have occurred in practice are used to help people without specialized knowledge in the field of...

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  • Three OSHA Citations for Cookie, Cracker Manufacturer

    December 3, 2015

    A 41-year-old worker cleaning product waste from a factory floor suffered severe scalp injuries and multiple lacerations when a machine caught her hairnet, resulting in her hospitalization for four days. This is the third serious injury involving machine hazards reported this year by Hearthside...

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  • Fike to Expand Business in the Americas

    November 30, 2015

    Expanding reach, increasing offerings, and improving efficiencies were the key components in Fike Corp.'s decision to hire David Kemp as its executive director of sales for the Americas. In this newly created role, Kemp will be responsible for outside sales, sales management, and business...

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  • Three Injured in Plant Explosion

    November 20, 2015

    Three workers were injured in an explosion that occurred at about 6pm on November 17 at the Proliant processing plant in Lytton, IA. Two of the victims remained hospitalized, while the third was treated and released. One of the workers had injuries that were considered life-threatening....

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  • Bulk Solids Handling Refresher Course

    November 19, 2015

    This comprehensive course will be held January 26-29, 2016 at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS, and will cover various topics related to bulk solids, pairing classroom instruction with practical, hands-on training. Course topics include: •    Flow...

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  • OSHA Seeks Public Comment on Updates

    November 17, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking public comment on an updated version of its voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. First published in 1989, the guidelines are being updated to reflect modern technology and...

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  • Two Hurt After Tanker Explosion

    November 13, 2015

    Two workers were injured -- one critically -- when a tanker they were emptying that contained sodium hydroxide exploded Thursday morning in South Memphis, TN. The workers were offloading the contents into what they believed was an empty container but, according to a lieutenant with the Memphis...

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  • J-Tec Material Handling Inc.

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