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  • Tuff Rug Provides Safety in High-Traffic Areas

    August 3, 2016

    Oil Eater’s new Tuff Rug is an absorbent pad for use in high-traffic areas and designed to be tough enough for use in maintenance departments, forklift aisles, and walkways of manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities.   Tuff Rug is designed to provide work safety by...

  • OSHA Cites Feed Mill after Dust Explosion Kills 1, Injures 5

    August 2, 2016

    In the agricultural industry, excessive dust is a fuel that can cause serious and sometimes deadly explosions and fires, as was the case at a Georgia chicken feed mill where an explosion killed a 25-year-old man and injured five others in February 2016, federal workplace safety inspectors have...

  • General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall

    August 1, 2016

    Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that...

  • OSHA Fines Peanut Manufacturer $110K for Combustible Dust, More

    August 1, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to the employer on July 25 for 13 repeated, four serious, and four other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA initiated the follow-up inspection to verify abatement of hazards...

  • Grain Handler fined $61k by OSHA for Safety Violations

    July 26, 2016

    A Nebraska grain handling facility was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha area office on July 22 for 17 safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. New Alliance of Bridgeport, NE faces $61,600 in proposed fines...

  • 652 and You: Challenges to and Solutions for Industry Posed by the Newest NFPA Combustible-Dust Standard

    Does your powder bulk solids company know the ins and outs of the new NFPA standard, 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust? The association’s most-recent standard provides general requirements for management of combustible-dust fire and explosion hazards and directs users to...

  • Corrosion-Resistant Sanitary Rupture Discs

    July 13, 2016

    The Axius SC sanitary rupture disc is specifically designed for the stringent sanitary and aseptic requirements of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. In many situations, Hastelloy is preferred over stainless steel because of its corrosion resistance in demanding applications. That option...

  • Fauske & Associates - The Netherlands Opens

    July 12, 2016

    Fauske & Associates (FAI) - The Netherlands, a new engineering and testing thermal hazards laboratory located in Geleen, officially opened July 4. "We are pleased to further meet the direct needs of many of our European customers," said Fauske & Associates LLC president Kris...

  • OSHA Issues Combustible Dust Hazard Fact Sheet

    July 7, 2016

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new fact sheet on combustible dust explosion hazards. Titled “Protecting Workers from Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards,” the document instructs facilities to “capture,...

  • Five Significant USDA Food Safety Updates

    July 5, 2016

    Over the past seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has instituted some of the most significant updates to our country's food safety system since the 1950s, leading to a 12 percent drop in foodborne illness associated with meat,...