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  • OSHA and Combustible Dust: Standards and Solutions

    June 18, 2015

    The risks of combustible dust are not new. But the dangers are still very real. Truth be told, the dangers can be dramatically reduced, if not virtually eliminated. However, there is a knowledge gap – either because of a lack of concern or a lot of confusion.      I hope to...

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  • Fire at Nestle Plant

    June 14, 2015

    A mixing unit caught fire Friday morning at the Nestle plant in Burlington, WI. When they were finally able to reach it, fire crews quickly put out the blaze. However, a second alarm was issued roughly 45 minutes later for additional crews. More than 50 firefighters responded to the fire....

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  • Managing Process Safety in Aging Plants

    June 9, 2015

    Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today - several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially...

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  • Managing Combustible Dust Explosions

    June 9, 2015

    The REMBE Q-Rohr-3 is an indoor flameless venting system that eliminates the need for relocating dust collectors or other enclosures outside. Consisting of specialized stainless steel mesh construction and a REMBE rupture disc, the Q- Rohr-3 integrated signaling unit connects to any audible/visual...

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  • Explosion, Fire at Chemical Plant

    June 8, 2015

    An explosion occurred at about 11:30pm June 6 at Eastman Chemical Resins in Jefferson Hills, PA, that caused a fire that resulted in area residents being asked to stay in their homes. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in roughly two hours. The explosion was said to have occurred in a...

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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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