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  • SOCMA Applauds CFATS Milestone

    December 23, 2014

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law today. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate and House last week with...

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  • What State Has the Most Hazardous Chemical Plants?

    December 15, 2014

    Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) released an analysis prepared for him by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) that details how many chemical facilities in each state threaten the lives of Americans. At a joint Senate hearing on chemical safety and security, Senator Markey detailed how...

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  • National Combustible Dust Standard Delayed Again

    December 15, 2014

    By Joe Florkowski OSHA has moved plans to adopt combustible dust regulations to long-term actions, meaning that the process of adopting rules to prevent accidents, fires, and explosions within industries that use such material will be delayed again. The White House released its Unified Agenda of...

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  • Dangerous Goods Code Requirements for Shipping by Vessel

    December 10, 2014

    The 37th Amendment to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, the international guide for the latest rules and regulations defining the legal transport of dangerous goods by cargo and passenger ships, is now available from Labelmaster. The two-volume resource includes...

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  • Senate Asked to Pass CFATS Extension by Year’s End

    December 3, 2014

    Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) president and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan issued a letter to U.S. Senate lawmakers urging them to pass legislation providing a multiyear extension of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.   The bill, H.R. 4007,...

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  • Is Your Lab Compliant with New NFPA 45 Criteria?

    December 3, 2014

    Are you responsible for identifying hazards present in your laboratory? Do you know if your lab is currently compliant with NFPA 45 regulations?   The NFPA 45 Standard for 2015 has just been published with many changes.  Among those changes, the new standard states, “If a...

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  • NFPA-Compliant Elevators

    December 2, 2014

    Industrial elevators are notoriously difficult to protect against the ravages of combustible dust explosions, but, in accordance with NFPA 61 and 68, elevators must be equipped with suitable venting and isolation to minimize the impact of a combustible dust event. Whether your elevator is indoors...

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  • Modernization of Process Safety Management Regulations Cited

    December 2, 2014

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) formally announced that to “modernize U.S. process safety management regulations” is its newest most wanted safety improvement, concluding that implementation of key federal and state CSB safety recommendations will result in significant improvement...

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  • Corrosion-Resistant Grounding Clamp

    December 2, 2014

    Businesses with HAZLOC atmospheres are exposed to the risk of static electricity igniting flammable gas, vapor, and dust atmospheres. This ignition risk can be eliminated by ensuring equipment is bonded and grounded in accordance with NFPA 77 “Recommended Practice on Static Electricity...

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