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  • Fatal Work Injuries Increase by Almost 100 in 2014

    September 21, 2015

    Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4679 fatal work injuries was an...

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  • China Issues Combustible Dust Explosion Guidelines

    September 14, 2015

    After multiple deadly explosions, China has released the first national guidelines on preventing explosion of combustible dust in work places. Issued by the State Administration of Work Safety, the guidelines list requirements on safety management of work sites with combustible dust, technical...

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  • OSHA Fines Food Processing Plant $71K

    September 11, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Wichita area office cited Reser's Fine Foods, Topeka, KS, for 13 serious safety and health violations. OSHA opened an investigation at the company, after receiving a complaint about an ammonia...

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  • Chemical Safety Symposium to Feature Top Experts

    September 10, 2015

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, chief executive officer of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and Dr. M. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary K. O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, will be the...

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  • Stainless Steel Static Grounding Reels

    September 8, 2015

    This new line of FM- and ATEX-approved rugged closed housing spring rewind stainless steel grounding reels responds to the need for a convenient means of assuring necessary grounding in processing applications and environments at risk from uncontrolled static discharge. The reels are designed...

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  • Massive Explosion in China Fourth in a Month

    September 8, 2015

    An explosion at Nanming Chemical Company Ltd on September 7 was the fourth chemical explosion in the country in less than a month. Monday’s blast occurred in Lishui, a city in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. No injuries or casualties were reported and the fire was under control...

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  • Explosion-Proof Vacuum for Combustible Dust

    September 8, 2015

    The FRV110 vacuum series is compliant to OSHA’s combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008, NFPA 654 and is 8-cu-ft-certified for indoor use, making them a necessity for work environments where bulk powder materials such as food and plastic dust may pose a combustible hazard. Not only do these...

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  • NFPA 652 to Be Explained at Powder Show Texas

    September 3, 2015

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued a new standard for combustible dust this summer, but understanding it and how it fits in with existing standards is a challenge in and of itself. NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is intended to help companies better...

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  • OSHA Awards $10.5M in Workplace Safety, Training Grants

    September 2, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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