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  • Worker Seriously Burned in Cosmetics Plant Explosion

    September 17, 2019

    An explosion at the JCS Global Distribution cosmetics plant in Carlstadt, NJ Tuesday seriously injured a worker.   According to Detective Sgt. John Cleary of the Carlstadt Police Department, the 58-year-old employee had been mixing cosmetic products in a 55-gal drum when it exploded...

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  • Improved Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation System

    September 16, 2019

    A safe and effective means of isolating enclosures must be an integral component of combustible dust explosion protection safety systems. The new and improved REMBE Exkop isolation system is available for many more applications, including ST 2 dusts, reduced explosion pressures (Pred) of up to 2...

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  • 20 Killed in Chemical Factory Explosion

    September 3, 2019

    Twenty people died and at least 70 people were injured after an explosion at a chemcial plant in the Vaghadi village of Dhule, Maharashtra, India on Saturday, August 31.   Reports said that roughly 100 workers were in the Rumit Chemsynth Pvt Ltd facility when the blast occurred...

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  • Chemical Factory Explosion Injures 16, Five Critically

    August 26, 2019

    An explosion at the Nector Life Science Ltd factory in Punjab’s Mohali district in India Saturday afternoon left 16 workers injured, including five critically.   The blast occurred on the first floor of the production unit of the factory, which manufactures pharmaceuticals....

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  • Addressing Food Safety and Hygiene with USDA-Accepted Conveyor

    August 22, 2019

    Contamination has become an expensive and serious health risk for the food processing industry. The frequency of food intolerances has risen significantly over the past three decades, particularly in industrialized populations. Although there’s no definite cause of such widespread growth in...

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  • Extracting Combustible Dusts at the Source

    August 15, 2019

    Closing the barn door when the horse has bolted is widely held to be pointless, with the only option being to chase after and catch the horse. The same is true of industrial dust suppression: we can devise a plan B but there’s no substitute for catching it before it escapes. Rather than...

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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Reported at Pennsylvania Plant

    August 8, 2019

    Fire crews responded to the Vixen Hall production facility in Elverson, PA on Wednesday after sawdust exploded and a fire ignited in the facility’s baghouse, local news reports said. The blast occurred inside the facility, which produces gazebos, decks, and shutters, at about 1:30 p.m....

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  • Dust Eyed as Cause of Explosion, Fire at Oregon Sawmill

    August 5, 2019

    Officials said wood dust may have fueled an explosion and a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon at the Timber Products sawmill in White City, OR, a number of local news organizations reported. Five fire engines responded to the site. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered flames inside of a wood chip...

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  • Hallam-ICS to Host Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) Webinar

    August 1, 2019

    Engineering firm Hallam-ICS is offering free, 30-minute webinar, “5 Benefits of Completing a Dust Hazard Analysis” on August 15 to assist facility operators in complying with the requirements of NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. Many already know...

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  • Upgraded Silo Protection System

    July 24, 2019

    Two years after introducing the Shield silo protection system, silo pressure safety experts Hycontrol Ltd launches Shield Lite SPS, which protects powder storage silos from the dangers caused by excessive pressure during tanker deliveries. Utilizing purpose-designed pressure monitoring and control...

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