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  • Hazmat Shipping Resources for Total Regulatory Compliance

    October 30, 2014

    Regulations for the transport of dangerous goods are constantly changing and this evolving landscape is requiring more and more companies to review and update their employee training and shipping procedures. Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance,...

  • Explosion Rocks Dry Fertilizer Plant

    October 28, 2014

    An explosion at Northern Country Co-op's dry fertilizer plant in northern Iowa Monday caused the plant to be shut down while the blast is being investigated. One employee was taken to the hospital but later returned to work. No other injuries were reported. The accident occurred at...

  • Explosion at Canola Crushing Plant

    October 27, 2014

    An explosion and fire at the Louis Dreyfus canola crushing plant in Yorkton, Saskatchewan caused extensive damage and injured one Friday morning. The fire occurred in a meal pellet storage area and not the main building of the canola-crushing plant. The employee was taken to the hospital with what...

  • Shelter Provides Explosion-Proof Protection on Mobile Fertilizer Plant Reclaimer

    October 20, 2014

    A lightweight explosion-proof shelter for a portal-style scraper reclaimer is being built by outdoor enclosure specialist Intertec for a new fertilizer plant in Africa.     The fertilizer plant is being constructed in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Due to be completed at the end of 2015,...

  • OSHA Launches Hazardous Chemical Exposures Dialogue

    October 13, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. The first stage of this dialogue is a request for...

  • Mill Explosion Injures Three

    October 13, 2014

    Three mill workers were injured Thursday morning in an explosion at a wood pellet plant in northern British Columbia that was recently fined for "repeated" safety violations. According to Leroy Reitsma, president of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., the incident happened at about 8am...

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  • Chemical Safety Board Recommends Improvements

    October 9, 2014

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions, and releases of hazardous materials...

  • Grain Operations, Processing Courses Open for Registration

    September 23, 2014

    Registration is open for the last round of courses for 2014 from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program. The schedule includes two courses in the grain operations credentialing track and one for the new grain processing credential...

  • Determine Causes of Machine, System Malfunctions

    September 15, 2014

    A leader in forensic engineering has expanded resources to provide private and public companies with a specialized service that can determine causes of machine and system malfunctions - often in circumstances carrying serious consequences. Soto Consulting steps in when government authorities...