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  • New Ribbed Explosion Venting Panel Offered

    February 20, 2015

    Dusty conditions commonly associated with the storage and handling of grains and powders can potentially lead to dangerous explosions. The robust construction of Elfab’s newly launched ribbed bursting panel ensures that operational excellence is maintained when low to medium levels of vacuum...

  • Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation

    February 19, 2015

    An effective means of isolating enclosures to prevent the further spread of combustible dust explosion pressure and flames must be an integral component of any explosion protection system. The REMBE EXKOP system is now available for many more applications: for ST 2 dusts, reduced explosion...

  • Testing, Safety Consulting Services Address, Mitigate Combustible Dust Hazards

    February 18, 2015

    Chilworth Technology Inc.’s dust explosion testing and process safety management services will help all process manufacturing industries - including agricultural - address OSHA’s hazard communications rule covering combustible dust. This rule was recently upheld by a federal appeals...

  • Safe and Sustainable Mining with ISO Standards

    February 13, 2015

    Mining is a temporary activity, with mines operating from anywhere between a few years and a few decades. Increasingly, however, what happens after a mine is closed, and the impact this has on the local community and environment, has an important influence on the competitiveness of the mining...

  • Explosion Forces 60,000 People Indoors

    February 12, 2015

    An explosion at a chemical plant in Igualda, Spain (40 miles from Barcelona) Thursday left an orange cloud over the area that forced more than 60,000 residents to remain inside their homes with the windows closed. According to reports, the explosion took place at about 9:45 am at a chemical...

  • Worker Hospitalized after Explosion

    February 11, 2015

    A worker was hospitalized after an explosion Friday morning at Midwest Powder Coating Co. in St. Charles that caused $25,000 in damage. According to reports, the man's injuries are not life threatening. Firefighters found a small fire in a mixing vat in a mezzanine level of the building. The...

  • Fire Destroys $750,000 Worth of Peanuts

    February 9, 2015

    A fire broke out early Tuesday morning at the GFA Peanut Co. processing plant in south Georgia that destroyed 900 tons of peanuts in a storage silo that were worth an estimated $750,000. No injuries were reported. The blaze collapsed the roof of the storage silo. Firefighters used a remote-...

  • ARA, TFI, EPA, OSHA form Alliance

    February 2, 2015

    Agricultural, first responder, and safety organizations signed an alliance with federal agencies to advance fertilizer safety. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), International Fire Fighters Association, National Volunteer Fire Council, and Ammonia...

  • FDA Seeks $4.9 Billion, Modernization

    February 2, 2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget – a nine percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015. The overall request includes $147.7...

  • Explosion Results in Fines for Four Companies

    January 28, 2015

    Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, MS on July 28, 2014, had no idea and had no training to know that the storage tank beneath them contained explosive methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. One of the two men found out later as he lay in a...