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  • Grain Handler fined $61k by OSHA for Safety Violations

    July 26, 2016

    A Nebraska grain handling facility was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha area office on July 22 for 17 safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. New Alliance of Bridgeport, NE faces $61,600 in proposed fines...

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  • 652 and You: Challenges to and Solutions for Industry Posed by the Newest NFPA Combustible-Dust Standard

    Does your powder bulk solids company know the ins and outs of the new NFPA standard, 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust? The association’s most-recent standard provides general requirements for management of combustible-dust fire and explosion hazards and directs users to...

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  • Corrosion-Resistant Sanitary Rupture Discs

    July 13, 2016

    The Axius SC sanitary rupture disc is specifically designed for the stringent sanitary and aseptic requirements of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. In many situations, Hastelloy is preferred over stainless steel because of its corrosion resistance in demanding applications. That option...

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  • Fauske & Associates - The Netherlands Opens

    July 12, 2016

    Fauske & Associates (FAI) - The Netherlands, a new engineering and testing thermal hazards laboratory located in Geleen, officially opened July 4. "We are pleased to further meet the direct needs of many of our European customers," said Fauske & Associates LLC president Kris...

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  • OSHA Issues New Combustible Dust Hazard Fact Sheet

    July 7, 2016

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new fact sheet on combustible dust explosion hazards, Safety & Health Magazine reported Wednesday. Titled “Protecting Workers from Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards,” the...

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  • Five Significant USDA Food Safety Updates

    July 5, 2016

    Over the past seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has instituted some of the most significant updates to our country's food safety system since the 1950s, leading to a 12 percent drop in foodborne illness associated with meat,...

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  • Fike Names New EVP for Global Sales and Marketing

    July 5, 2016

    Looking to fill a key position to address a rapidly expanding global market, Fike has promoted David Kemp to executive vice president of global sales and marketing, effective immediately. In this role, Kemp will head sales and marketing efforts for all Fike product lines worldwide.  ...

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  • General Mills Expands Flour Recall

    July 5, 2016

    General Mills continues to collaborate with health officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121, and is expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in the fall that may still be in consumers’ pantries...

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  • OSHA Fines Food Manufacturer $107K after Worker Dies

    July 1, 2016

    On June 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations for $107,000 to Wei-Chuan U.S.A. Inc. for one willful, one repeat, and six serious violations. OSHA initiated an inspection on December 27, 2015, after the Jersey City...

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  • OSHA, NFPA to Progress on Combustible Dust Standards

    2016 could be a bellwether year for combustible dust standards. In June, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) starts its first revision cycle of NFPA 652, the organization’s newly introduced combustible dust standard for general industry. Later this fall, the US Department of...

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