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  • Fire Destroys $750,000 Worth of Peanuts

    February 9, 2015

    A fire broke out early Tuesday morning at the GFA Peanut Co. processing plant in south Georgia that destroyed 900 tons of peanuts in a storage silo that were worth an estimated $750,000. No injuries were reported. The blaze collapsed the roof of the storage silo. Firefighters used a remote-...

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  • ARA, TFI, EPA, OSHA form Alliance

    February 2, 2015

    Agricultural, first responder, and safety organizations signed an alliance with federal agencies to advance fertilizer safety. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), International Fire Fighters Association, National Volunteer Fire Council, and Ammonia...

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  • FDA Seeks $4.9 Billion, Modernization

    February 2, 2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget – a nine percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015. The overall request includes $147.7...

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  • Explosion Results in Fines for Four Companies

    January 28, 2015

    Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, MS on July 28, 2014, had no idea and had no training to know that the storage tank beneath them contained explosive methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. One of the two men found out later as he lay in a...

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  • Corn Flour Mill Cited for Explosion, Electric Shock Hazards

    January 28, 2015

    The accumulation of combustible grain dust requires more than just wiping surfaces to eliminate them. Grain dust accumulation, in the right combination of particle size, air and an ignition source, can expose workers to possible explosions or combustible dust hazards, according to citations issued...

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  • Plant Reviews Help Upgrade Technology, Increase Plant Productivity

    January 23, 2015

    Oseco, a leader in the pressure relief industry, offers extensive plant reviews to industries ranging from oil and gas to energy and chemical processing. They understand that older-technology pressure relief products, like pre-bulged and composite type rupture discs, can limit plant productivity in...

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  • Man Dies in Storage Bin Accident

    January 23, 2015

    A 50-year-old man died Wednesday in a tragic accident inside a storage bin in Taylor County, KY. According to reports, the man was loading grain into a truck from a storage bin when the grain stopped flowing. It was also reported that the man entered the grain bin to unclog the blockage when...

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  • Improved Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation System

    January 22, 2015

    REMBE has provided combustible dust explosion protection systems for more than 40 years. An effective means of isolating enclosures to prevent further spread of explosion pressure and flames must be an integral component of such a system. The new and improved EXKOP system is available for many more...

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  • SOCMA Responds to President's State of the Union Address

    January 21, 2015

    The president and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), Lawrence D. Sloan, issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday: Trade – Passage of Trade Promotion Authority and Ratification of Pending...

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  • Plant Achieves 1000+ Days without Lost Time Accident

    January 16, 2015

    Employees at Eriez’ Wager Road facility, located in Erie, PA, have worked more than 1000 days without a lost time accident. Since opening in February 2012, there has not been a single lost time accident at the facility.   “It takes a high level of safety awareness to achieve...

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