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  • Powder Show Texas Starts Off Strong

    October 13, 2015

    Powder Show Texas opened its first day to a strong exhibition and conference agenda, attracting attendees from across the region to the NRG Center in Houston. The show continues on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights of the first day included: - Keynote panel "A Glimpse into...

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  • Simplifying the 49 CFR Shipping Rules

    October 9, 2015

    Labelmaster recently conducted a survey of its core business clients – shippers of hazardous materials (referred to as dangerous goods or DG) – to determine their thoughts about working with the occasionally complex sets of regulations governing this important logistics function. Among...

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  • Labelmaster DGIS Software Achieves SAP Certification

    October 8, 2015

    Labelmaster Software’s Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS) 2.2 product has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver technology platform.   DGIS offers a robust software solution to manage compliance with hazardous material transport regulations, offering...

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  • Lesson from West, TX Explosion to Be Discussed

    October 8, 2015

    When emergency responders and firefighters arrived at the West Fertilizer Co. in April 2013, they came prepared to put out a fire at the facility. While battling the fire, a huge explosion rocked the facility, killing 11 firefighters. Those deaths, and many more injuries, could have been prevented...

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  • EPA, Major Fertilizer Producer Reach Settlement

    October 5, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Mosaic Fertilizer LLC that will ensure the proper treatment, storage, and disposal of an estimated 60 billion pounds of hazardous waste at six Mosaic facilities in Florida and two in...

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  • Another Explosion in China

    October 5, 2015

    Seven workers were injured Monday in an explosion at a chemical plant in China's Zhejiang Province. Two of the injured were in serious condition. The blast occurred at about 10:30 am at Zhejiang Hongxiang Chemical Company Ltd in Shangyu City, according to local authorities. About 70...

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  • GEAPS Accepting Applications for Safety Awards Program

    October 2, 2015

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Safety Awards Program that recognizes facilities that go an entire year without a lost-time injury or illness. Facilities that successfully complete the program are rewarded with a plaque and are recognized...

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  • New Emergency Response Guidebook Can Be a Lifesaver

    September 29, 2015

    The Emergency Response Guidebook, commonly known as “the ERG,” is published every four years by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as an essential reference for first responders during the initial phase of a...

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  • Testing Powders for Combustibility

    September 24, 2015

    While there are an increasing number of companies that are aware of the potential for their powder material to provide the fuel for a potentially damaging fire or explosion, there are some who still do not have the proper understanding of the hazards of the material they are using. That lack of...

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