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  • Recovery Efforts Continue After Explosion at BASF Plant

    October 18, 2016

    Two firefighters were killed and one person remains missing after an explosion Monday morning at the north harbor site of BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany chemical manufacturing complex, the German chemical company said in an update issued Tuesday morning. Eight people were seriously injured from...

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  • BASF Chemical Plant Explosion Causes 1 Death, Injuries

    October 17, 2016

    An explosion Monday morning at chemical company BASF’s chemical manufacturing complex in Ludwigshafen, Germany killed one person and left six others with serious injuries, according to a company press release issued in the wake of the incident. Several others received light injuries and six...

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  • OSHA Issues Grain Handling Safety Reminder for Fall Harvest

    October 13, 2016

    As fall harvest season approaches, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a reminder to grain industry employers and workers to put health and safety programs into effect that control hazardous energy, ensure safe bin entry, and promote...

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  • U.S. Mining Deaths, Respirable Dust Levels at Record Low

    October 12, 2016

    The fiscal year of 2016 was the “safest year in mining history” in America, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Tuesday. 24 workers died between Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2016, the lowest recorded figure...

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  • OSHA Fines NJ Aluminum Company $89K After Amputations

    October 6, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Pennsauken, NJ aluminum company with three citations and a $89,390 fine on Sept. 23 stemming from two separate fingertip amputations and a thumb injury this Spring. OSHA initiated an inspection of...

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  • Industry Explores Big Data's Big Process Safety Benefits

    October 6, 2016

    Two and a half billion gigabytes. That’s the amount of data generated daily by the process industry, according to a recent estimate. Is your organization prepared to harness Big Data's potential to improve process safety? Powder & Bulk Solids spoke with...

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  • Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion

    October 4, 2016

    Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion   Nestle Purina Petcare is facing a personal injury lawsuit from a welder that suffered third-degree burns and other injuries after a dust explosion at a Purina’s Flaggstaff, AZ pet food manufacturing plant in Sept. 2014,...

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  • Fauske Offers NFPA 652 Dust Hazard Analysis Class

    September 30, 2016

    Industrial and chemical process safety solutions provider Fauske & Associates is offering a course on the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) requirement in NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust on Oct. 27 in Houston, TX. Presented by Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, Ph.D, vice president...

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  • MPI Manager Accredited as a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager

    September 30, 2016

    MPI's separation and electronic inspection product line manager, Frank Reda, has become a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) through The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. This certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate expert knowledge and skills on specific...

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  • REMBE Offers New Flow Metering System Controller

    September 29, 2016

    There is more to a good weighing system than an accurate measuring method. The connected controller, also known as the processing unit, electronic device or measuring amplifier, is a decisive factor for the powerful performance of the system. The new REMBE EVA HE controller for the C-Lever...

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