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  • Worker Loses Part of Finger, Food Processor Fined $52K

    October 20, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Calumet City area office cited Koch Foods Inc., doing business at Chicago poultry processing facility Aspen Foods Inc., for one repeated and four serious safety violations. The citations follow an...

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  • Two Railcar Workers Killed, Company Fined $963K

    October 16, 2015

    Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously...

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  • Chemical Safety Board Investigations Webcast

    October 16, 2015

    The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 21, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. EDT at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, DC. View the live webcast The Board will discuss the final report and recommendations from the Caribbean Petroleum incident. The Board may then vote on...

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  • Köster Honored as Entrepreneur of the Year

    October 16, 2015

    Dr. Ralf Köster, CEO, BARTEC Group, is the recipient of the 2015 "Entrepreneur Of The Year" award, in the “industry” category, aimed at distinguishing leadership excellence in mid-sized German companies. In awarding the price, the jury particularly recognized Kö...

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  • West, TX Explosion Lessons Learned

    October 15, 2015

    A federal agency’s review of the lessons learned at the West, TX fertilizer fire and explosion in April 2013 highlighted the last day of the Powder & Bulk Solids Texas Conference & Exhibition Wednesday at the NRG Center in Houston. Manny Ehrlich, board member with the U.S. Chemical...

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  • Powder Show Texas Starts Off Strong

    October 13, 2015

    Powder Show Texas opened its first day to a strong exhibition and conference agenda, attracting attendees from across the region to the NRG Center in Houston. The show continues on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights of the first day included: - Keynote panel "A Glimpse into...

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  • Simplifying the 49 CFR Shipping Rules

    October 9, 2015

    Labelmaster recently conducted a survey of its core business clients – shippers of hazardous materials (referred to as dangerous goods or DG) – to determine their thoughts about working with the occasionally complex sets of regulations governing this important logistics function. Among...

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  • Labelmaster DGIS Software Achieves SAP Certification

    October 8, 2015

    Labelmaster Software’s Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS) 2.2 product has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver technology platform.   DGIS offers a robust software solution to manage compliance with hazardous material transport regulations, offering...

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  • Lesson from West, TX Explosion to Be Discussed

    October 8, 2015

    When emergency responders and firefighters arrived at the West Fertilizer Co. in April 2013, they came prepared to put out a fire at the facility. While battling the fire, a huge explosion rocked the facility, killing 11 firefighters. Those deaths, and many more injuries, could have been prevented...

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  • EPA, Major Fertilizer Producer Reach Settlement

    October 5, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Mosaic Fertilizer LLC that will ensure the proper treatment, storage, and disposal of an estimated 60 billion pounds of hazardous waste at six Mosaic facilities in Florida and two in...

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