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  • USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures

    February 9, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the finalization of new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, as well as in raw chicken breasts, legs, and wings. Based on scientific risk...

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  • Feed Mill Explosion Kills One, Injures Several

    February 8, 2016

    One worker was killed and several others were injured after an explosion at a feed mill in Rockmart, GA Sunday morning. Justin Deems, 25 of Rockmart, was killed from the blast at JCG Farms Feed Mill, which occurred at about 2:30 am and caused severe damage to the plant. Several other employees,...

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  • Reverse-Acting Buckling Pin Rupture Discs

    February 5, 2016

    REMBE KUB reverse-acting buckling pin rupture discs are well-suited for complex chemical and petrochemical processes and for pressure equipment such as reactors, tanks, pipework, gas cylinders, and pressure vessels. The KUB rupture disc is a two-layer system that offers the following features...

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  • OSHA to Hold Emergency Response and Preparedness Meeting

    February 5, 2016

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will hold a meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee on February 24-25, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Among other issues, the subcommittee will...

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  • West Fertilizer Explosion Video Released by CSB

    January 29, 2016

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. in West, TX that resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about 30 tons of...

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  • How to Protect Against Milling Explosion Hazards

    January 26, 2016

    A new safety approach for protecting coal/wood grinding plants against the ravages of a combustible dust explosion has been developed, using “flameless venting” devices and leak-tight explosion venting panels.   Roller mills are usually located inside buildings. Conventional...

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  • How to Correctly Ground Type C FIBCs

    January 22, 2016

    Helpful Tips for correctly grounding Type C FIBC bags: •    Ensure Type C bags are manufactured in accordance with the electrostatic recommendations of IEC 61340-4-4/NFPA 77 or CLC/TR: 50404. •    Ensure that the grounding system selected can check and...

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  • Over 15,000 NFPA Definitions for Free

    January 22, 2016

    The 2016 edition of the NFPA Glossary of Terms (GOT) has been published and is available online at no charge. The GOT is a list of the defined terms in all of NFPA's published codes, standards, guides, and recommended practices. Over 15,000 terms are listed alphabetically and assembled...

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  • OSHA Fines Grain Cooperative $65K

    January 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita area office cited Quinter, KS grain cooperative Frontier Ag Inc. on January 15, 2016 for two repeated and three serious safety violations. Federal inspectors found the company failed to remove immediately grain...

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  • Final Report on Fatal West Fertilizer Explosion Coming

    January 15, 2016

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2016, in Waco, TX, to present the investigation report and safety recommendations from the April 17, 2013, ammonium nitrate fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer facility in West, TX. The West...

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