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  • Making MSDSs Universally Understandable - With the right system, the HazCom Standard that was designed to protect our workers may finally succeed in doing so.

    Untitled Document With an estimated 650,000 hazardous chemicals in the workplace, tens of thousands of chemical manufacturers creating material safety data sheets, and a vague OSHA standard ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Oxidizer Service Series

    Thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems represent a significant investment and long-term commitment to environmental compliance. Unfortunately, there is not a set oxidizer maintenance checklist that will work for every vapor combustion device. However, there are four major aspects that all operators should consider when crafting a maintenance plan or evaluating service strategies.  This paper ...

  • Process safety and risk management audits for a ceramics manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a large, advanced materials organization to provide a Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program compliance audit of a specialty ceramics manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. Processing at the facility is related to the crystalline growth of materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Processing at the facility ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • ESFR Sprinkler Protection of Class II Commodity in Cold Storage Warehouses using Propylene Glycol Antifreeze Agent

    Currently, the NFPA standard for the installation of sprinkler systems (NFPA 13) requires that early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers be specifically listed for use with antifreeze mixtures due to the concern that antifreeze will contribute to the combustion energy of the fire. The effectiveness of an ESFR sprinkler system in suppressing a fire depends on the antifreeze concentration, ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • US GHS

    With the Selerant suite you can manage the different implementations of the GHS. In this newsletter we see, specifically, the US GHS. The US GHS in EuSHEET has been implemented ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Managing compliance: Taking the heat out of fire code classification

    How are you managing the hazardous materials you use, store and produce in your facility? Do you have an accurate, up-to-date inventory of the hazardous materials and chemicals within your organization? And are all of those materials properly classified? More specifically, are these materials classified for fire code? Fire code classification long has been considered one of the more complex and ...


    By 3E Company

  • November 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Combustible Dust: It Doesn’t Take Much

    A dust accumulation of 1/32 of an inch deep—about the thickness of a dime—covering just five percent of a room’s surface area doesn’t sound like much, but it’s enough to cause a catastrophic explosion, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although good engineering and safety practices to prevent dust explosions have existed for decades, there ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How well does my filter work?

    Contamination control is the key to a cost-effective maintenance operation for hydraulic or engine systems. You depend on your filters, whether hydraulic, lube or fuel, to keep your fluids clean, to keep maintenance costs down, and to ensure reliable operation. At some point, you probably will ask yourself whether or not your filters are really working and doing what they were designed to do. ...

  • Solvent Recycler for The Canyon Creek Cabinet Company - Case Study

    Challenge How to eliminate hazardous waste while ensuring compliance with existing hazardous waste disposal legislation Solutions Due to volumes of Acetone used per month, Canyon Creek decided to purchase the SR180 model. Benefits Able to save over $ 36 000 annually in waste ...

  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Case study - Better maintenance starts with better documentation

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 1 Your oxidizer system is both a significant investment in - and a long term commitment to - environmental compliance. Part of properly servicing your oxidizer system is maintaining the design documentation associated with that system. In the oxidizer design world, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards are often viewed as good practice. However, not ...

  • Industry Experts Address Solutions for Major Safety and Environmental Hazards and Risks Prevalent in Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

    The upcoming marcus evans HSE Excellence for Fossil Generation Conference — set to take place August 6–8, 2013, in Dallas, Texas — will address critical challenges and lessons learned in the industry to drive solution-based topics, including worksite safety management, confined space, safety training, fall ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Flame Resistant Clothing

    Flame resistant (FR) clothing is designed as a means or protection against potentially fatal flash fire and arc flash environments.  The main source of fatal and serious burn injuries are usually due to the igniting of an individual’s clothing.  Flame resistant clothing allows precious time for the person wearing the clothes and also helps to prevent clothing ignition.  Keep in ...


    By Texso Instruments Co

  • Energy Savings Case History

    The Customer The Company is a worldwide supplier of thousands of innovative and reliable products to dozens of diverse markets—from automotive to healthcare to renewable energy to electronics. Products include tapes, adhesives, abrasives, films, reflective materials, filtration systems and an array of other products that keep homes clean, offices organized and buildings ...

  • SDS System Supports Global Regulatory Compliance

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services firm 3E Company has announced the immediate availability of MSDgen 6.53, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. The new release includes enhancements aimed at streamlining global hazard communication initiatives, including expanded regulatory information for the Vietnamese and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing compliance: How to transition to GHS in the workplace in five easy steps

    Many countries around the world have adopted the GHS, and the United States is scheduled to finalize its rule by January 2012, which will make global hazcom compliance much easier for U.S. companies. On Oct. 25, 2011, OSHA sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final rule to adopt the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Understanding the potential class II – Division I Safety Hazards present when operating Vertical Cuttings Dryers

    For decades, the industry standard for waste management dryers (a.k.a. vertical cuttings dryers) has relied on belt-driven sheaves. Though belt-driven systems are cost effective and relatively easy to implement, at a minimum they have represented a maintenance nuisance, at worst they represent a serious safety concern when ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer

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