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  • OSHA Fines Food Processing Plant $71K

    September 11, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Wichita area office cited Reser's Fine Foods, Topeka, KS, for 13 serious safety and health violations. OSHA opened an investigation at the company, after receiving a complaint about an ammonia...

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  • Chemical Safety Symposium to Feature Top Experts

    September 10, 2015

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, chief executive officer of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and Dr. M. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary K. O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, will be the...

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  • Stainless Steel Static Grounding Reels

    September 8, 2015

    This new line of FM- and ATEX-approved rugged closed housing spring rewind stainless steel grounding reels responds to the need for a convenient means of assuring necessary grounding in processing applications and environments at risk from uncontrolled static discharge. The reels are designed...

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  • Massive Explosion in China Fourth in a Month

    September 8, 2015

    An explosion at Nanming Chemical Company Ltd on September 7 was the fourth chemical explosion in the country in less than a month. Monday’s blast occurred in Lishui, a city in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. No injuries or casualties were reported and the fire was under control...

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  • Explosion-Proof Vacuum for Combustible Dust

    September 8, 2015

    The FRV110 vacuum series is compliant to OSHA’s combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008, NFPA 654 and is 8-cu-ft-certified for indoor use, making them a necessity for work environments where bulk powder materials such as food and plastic dust may pose a combustible hazard. Not only do these...

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  • NFPA 652 to Be Explained at Powder Show Texas

    September 3, 2015

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued a new standard for combustible dust this summer, but understanding it and how it fits in with existing standards is a challenge in and of itself. NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is intended to help companies better...

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  • OSHA Awards $10.5M in Workplace Safety, Training Grants

    September 2, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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  • Explosion Protection and Risk Analysis at Powder Show

    September 1, 2015

    When it comes to explosion protection, sometimes the best defense is knowing where to contain combustible dust explosions if and when they occur. Knowing your process and system and understanding where to put explosion venting and protection equipment may prevent a significant explosion from...

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  • Hoerbiger Acquires IEP Technologies

    September 1, 2015

    Switzerland-based Hoerbiger has acquired safety and explosion protection company IEP Technologies, the companies announced Tuesday. Hoerbiger, which provides components and systems for the oil, gas, and process industries, and more, is purchasing IEP from Sentinel Capital Partners, a private...

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  • Bean Plant Explodes, Causes Evacuation

    August 31, 2015

    An explosion occurred at the Missouri Better Bean Plant in Bunceton Saturday morning, completely destroying the plant. No one was inside the plant at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, although two firefighters were being treated for heat exhaustion. Cooper County Sheriff...

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