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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...

  • 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...

  • Bayer to Pay $5.6 Million in EPA Settlement

    September 23, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $5.6 million settlement with Bayer CropScience LP to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, WV, where an explosion killed two people in 2008....

  • Programmable Explosion Detection System

    September 21, 2015

    SmartDS Dynamic Explosion Detection is designed to provide high-speed detection of an incipient explosion with the highest level of false alarm immunity available for active explosion protection solutions. The detection system includes two primary components, the MEX-3 detector and its...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...