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  • OSHA Fines Purina Feed Mill $40K

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita Area Office cited Land O Lakes Purina Feed LLC for three serious, one repeat serious, and one repeat other than serious violations. The citations are the result of an October 2015 OSHA investigation at...

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  • IPEG Acquires Pelletron

    IPEG Inc., with subsidiaries serving the plastics-processing, waste-recycling, and industrial heat-transfer markets, has acquired Pelletron Corp., a leading supplier of pneumatic conveying systems, dust removal systems, and other related products. The company will operate as an independent...

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  • Endress+Hauser Completes Takeover of Analytik Jena

    Swiss measurement and automation engineering specialist Endress+Hauser has completed the takeover of German analytical instrumentation provider Analytik Jena. The remaining minority shares of Analytik Jena were legally transferred to Endress+Hauser on March 30, 2016 following the entry of the...

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  • Nestlé to Establish Research Center in Asia

    Nestlé is expanding research and innovation activities in Asia with the establishment of Nestlé Research Centre (NRC) Asia in Biopolis, the biomedical research hub of Singapore. The expansion builds on Nestlé’s strategic innovation partnership with Singapore’s...

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  • US Companies May Face More Scrutiny, Higher Fines with New OSHA Rules

    American companies may face increased scrutiny and expenses this year as a wide range of OSHA regulatory changes are expected to come into effect. Higher fines, a greater number of investigations and site visits, new workplace standards intended to prevent worker illness or injury, and other...

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  • USDA Announces $5.2 Million for Nanotechnology Research

    Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The universities will research ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety, enhance renewable fuels, increase crop yields, manage agricultural pests...

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  • OSHA Fines Wood Pellet Manufacturer $150K

    For the sixth time since 2011, federal inspectors found a Wisconsin wood pellet manufacturer failed to comply with safety and health standards, putting its employees in jeopardy of suffering amputation, burns, and other life-threatening injuries. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety...

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  • Material Factors for Dust Explosion Protection Webinar

    Dust explosions are a serious problem in powder handling operations. While occurrences of dust explosions are rare their effects can be devastating. They have led to injuries and fatalities and even destruction of property. Five factors have to come together in order for a dust explosion to occur....

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  • New OSHA Silica Dust Rule to Save Estimated 600 Lives Per Year

    An estimated 600 lives will be saved each year by a new federal rule announced Thursday intended to limit exposure to respirable silica dust in American workplaces. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that aims to protect...

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  • Vac-U-Max Announces New Industrial Vacuum Cleaning Rep

    Vac-U-Max, a global manufacturer of compressed-air powered, continuous-duty, and central vacuum cleaning systems that addresses the issues of chemical compatibility, flammability, combustibility, and worker exposure to collected dusts, announces Dickson Industrial Insight & Innovation, Inc. (...

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