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  • The Development of Inherently Safe Static Protective FIBCs

    September 8, 2016

    Ever since flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) first became commonly used for storing and transporting powders and granular materials, static electricity has been an ever present concern. Electrostatic charge is generated whenever materials contact, rub together and separate -- a process...

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  • Magnetic Mat Captures Ferrous Metal Fragments

    September 6, 2016

    The Magnattack magnetic mat helps prevent ferrous metal fragments on your shoes from being tracked into sensitive processing rooms, production areas, and offices. The 35 x 27 in. mat has strong RE80 rare earth magnets and a lift-off top for easy cleaning, removal, and QA analysis of collected...

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  • OSHA Federal Advisory Council to Meet

    August 29, 2016

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health on September 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The agenda includes updates on: •    Federal agencies' efforts on improving...

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  • Combustible Dust Explosion Prevention for Elevators

    August 23, 2016

    Industrial elevators are notoriously difficult to protect against the ravages of combustible dust explosions, but, in accordance with NFPA 61 and 68, elevators must be equipped with suitable venting and isolation to minimize the impact of a combustible dust event. Whether your elevator is indoors...

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  • Explosion Pressure Relief

    August 17, 2016

    The Targo-Vent is an opening angle limiter developed especially for REMBE explosion panels that guides the pressure relief specifically into areas in which there is no danger to the adjoining infrastructure. Targo-Vent absorbs the enormous repulsive forces of explosion energy and guides the flames...

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  • Tyson Foods Fined $263K after Amputation

    August 17, 2016

    A gruesome employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation's largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide, and peracetic acid without providing personal protective equipment....

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  • Isolation Critical to Combustible Dust Explosion Safety Planning

    August 8, 2016

    Industrial processes, by their nature, create dangerous, explosive dust/air mixtures in operating equipment such as dust collectors, mills, etc. If ignition sources cannot be eliminated due to process conditions or requirements, these systems must be equipped with explosion protection equipment...

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  • OSHA Finds Tyson Employees Exposed to Hazards

    August 3, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Wichita Area Office cited Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and Tyson Hides and Tannery for a total of two repeated, five serious, and one other than serious safety and health violations. Citations were issued...

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  • OSHA Fines Grain Company after Worker Caught in Sweep Auger

    August 3, 2016

    An investigation into a 36-year-old worker's injuries at a North Dakota grain facility found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling and confined space entry, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

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  • Honeywell Launches Advanced Hard Hat

    August 3, 2016

    Honeywell has launched the North Zone hard hat, featuring patented suspension, multiple adjustment points, and a rear comfort cradle designed to fit everyone’s comfort zone. The North Zone’s ability to fit the vast majority of head sizes directly supports worker safety, too: a...

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