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  • Grain Elevator Explodes in Ohio

    August 25, 2014

    A grain elevator exploded a little before noon on Friday at Bunge North America, a global agribusiness and food ingredient company in Evandale, OH. No injuries have been reported, although several doors and windows were blown out by the force of the explosion. The building was evacuated - as...

  • Fike Expands Rupture Disc Line

    August 22, 2014

    Fike has expanded its Atlas rupture disc product line to include Inconel 625 material of construction. The material will now be offered in 1-in. (DN25), 1.5-in. (DN40), 2-in. (DN50), 3-in. (DN80), and 4-in. (DN100) sizes. Inconel 625 paired with Fike's G2 technology creates a rupture disc with...

  • Grain Bin Explosion Injures Seven

    August 14, 2014

    Seven people were injured when an explosion occurred at Coshocton Grain Co. in Coshocton, OH just after 4pm Wednesday afternoon. According to co-owner Larry Endsley, all seven people were inside the bin at the time. Five of the victims were Coshocton Grain employees; two were state grain graders....

  • 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...