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  • Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium Set for September

    August 13, 2014

    Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance, will host its 9th annual Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium (DGIS) September 3-5 at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference is free for professionals involved in the transportation of dangerous goods...

  • REMBE Q-Rohr-3 Approved for Use with Dusts, Metal Dusts, Gases, Hybrid Mixtures

    August 12, 2014

    The Q-Rohr-3-6T/6T-AL is now approved for use with dusts, metal dusts, gases, and hybrid mixtures. The Q-Rohr-3 is an indoor flameless venting system that eliminates the need for relocating dust collectors or other enclosures outside. Consisting of specialized stainless steel mesh construction and...

  • Working Near Storage Tanks Containing Flammable Materials

    August 11, 2014

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today emphasized the hot work safety resources available free of charge through the its Web site at www.csb.gov. The Board previously released safety videos, a safety bulletin, and accident investigations all warning of the hazards of welding, cutting, grinding...

  • Dry Bulk Trailer Manhole Cover

    August 11, 2014

    The 20-in.-diam Solimar manhole cover offers faster opening and closing, thanks to a single pivoting ball handle. In addition, the manhole’s low 4.25-in. profile protects workers because it is easy to step on or over with no protruding clamps. Less time spent on top of a trailer or silo...

  • Free Combustible Dust Seminar

    August 1, 2014

    Lewellyn Technology, Westex Inc., and Iowa State University will host a free seminar on combustible dust September 3 in Iowa. An OSHA Perspective on Combustible Dust: A Practical Seminar for Combustible Dust Safety will be held at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. The six-hour...

  • SOCMA Encouraged by Chemical Security Bill Movement in Senate

    July 30, 2014

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) lauds passage of H.R. 4007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Authorization and Accountability Act, by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The bill, which passed by voice vote in the U....

  • Explosion Proof May Not be the Answer

    July 23, 2014

    Dust explosions are a known hazard in bulk solid manufacturing and process facilities. In fact, there were 281 confirmed dust incidents from 1980 through 2005. From these, 119 lives have been lost in addition to the 718 injuries resulting from these incidents.1     One technique...

  • Chilworth Names Senior Process Safety Specialist

    July 22, 2014

    Chilworth Technology Inc. announces that Lisa C. Hutto has joined the company as senior process safety specialist. Hutto joins Chilworth with 20 years of HSE&S experience in the manufacturing, chemical, and oil & gas industries, and more than a decade of experience specializing in process...

  • CSB Releases Final Report, Safety Recommendations and Video for Fatal Combustible Dust Explosion

    July 16, 2014

    A metal blender used to process zirconium powder had mechanical problems that started the reaction that caused two explosions at a West Virginia metal recycling facility that killed three employees in December 2010, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) report released Wednesday...

  • Oseco Featured on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters

    July 14, 2014

    Oseco, a leader in the pressure relief device industry, made its seventh appearance on the Discovery Channel TV show, MythBusters, July 10 when its products were used to put a “Hollywood movie explosives myth” to the test. “Being featured on MythBusters gives our customers...