Hazardous Areas News

  • New strong range of fans

    The new MTDP fan combines all the best from the well-known JKF programme with customer-driven development work. With  the MTDP fan, a high-efficiency impeller is combined with a robust, aerodynamic designed air intake. This combination ensures cost-­effective transport of dust and chips at the lowest possible noise level. The MTDP range consists of 7 fan sizes, which cover ...


    By J.K.F. Industrie A/S

  • Preventing an Explosive or Flammable Safety Hazard

    There are over 1,300 craft distilleries throughout the United States and it is predicted that there will be another 1,000 startups in the next 5 years. Every distillery has the potential risk of creating an explosive environment during the distilling process when ethanol is produced. Ethanol is a highly flammable liquid, and when released into the air produces a flammable vapor. An explosive or ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Safety Stand-Down events aim to improve safety for landscape workers

    Fatalities among workers in the landscaping industry are a growing concern in the Southeast. From 2012 to 2016, 64 people employed in the industry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi died as a result of workplace injuries. In Florida, industry fatalities have nearly tripled since 2012. To stem the tide, the U.S. Department of ...

  • OSHA urges recovery workers, employers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards in storm cleanup

    As residents recover from the damage caused by the recent tornadoes and severe storms in Missouri and Kansas, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges recovery workers, employers and the public to use caution during cleanup and recovery efforts. The agency urges all to be aware of hazards they may encounter, and steps needed to to stay safe and ...

  • Next-generation Tank Terminal Processes

    At this year’s StocExpo Europe, the Implico Group will be presenting its latest logistics solutions for the tank terminal industry under the slogan “The Future Is Here”. Europe’s leading tank terminal trade show will run from 28 March to 30 March in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. At stand J10, Implico will exhibit its innovative handheld solution intended for use in hazardous ...


    By Implico Group

  • UL Awards NJZ Lighting Mainland China’s first UL 844-C1D1 Certification

    UL, the global safety science leader, was invited to be present at new product launch event held by NJZ Lighting, and issued the company a certification to UL 844-CID1. UL 844 covers luminaires for use in hazardous locations. With this issuance, NJZ Lighting became the first luminaires manufacturer in China to receive certification to UL844-CID1 for explosion proof lighting, for their Defender ...


    By UL LLC

  • Flow Metering using Radar for Ex-Zone 1

    The OFR flow sensor by NIVBUS GmbH was approved for use in Ex-Zone 1 by TÜV Nord. In addition to ATEX approval required mainly in Europe the company was approved according to IECEx standard which is preferably demanded in English-speaking countries. This allows contactless flow measurements in many applications including sewers. In order to obtain the Ex approvals a new sensor material was ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • AMETEK Land to Showcase Cyclops Meltmaster for Foundries at IFEX 2017

    AMETEK Land will be attending the IFEX 2017 exhibition 3-5 February in Bengal, India to demonstrate its Cyclops 055L Meltmaster for foundries.   Renowned for its accuracy, the Cyclops 055L Meltmaster allows the real liquid metal temperature to be measured, regardless of the high temperature sparks, low temperature water vapour and dust and smoke that can cause ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Site Safety - January 2017 Safety Meeting

    Did you know that good housekeeping pertains to areas other than your living quarters? Do you know why there are windsocks on construction sites? Site Safety, the January 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding hazards controls, emergency preparedness, and good housekeeping. Remember, you are responsible for your safety. Be sure and stay up to date and read through each ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Protecting New York and Tri-state Area Workers from Airborne Hazards

    Several months ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The annual list is compiled each year from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by the agency.   For numerous years in a row, one of top 10 cited violations once ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • STERIS discusses the importance of environmental monitoring of sterilant vapors in the SPD

    STERIS Corporation, a major manufacturer of low-temperature sterilizers, wrote a new CHL Self-Study Lesson Plan in the January/February issue of Communique on pg. 27 titled, “Safety in Central Service: Management Responsibility”. In this lesson plan they review three different learning objectives including: ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries Cited in Violations At Seat Manufacturer

    The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to Ohio railroad track repair kit manufacturer, Railtech Boutet Inc., for repeatedly exposing their employees to amputation risks and other serious injuries and hazards. Following a July 2016 investigation, prompted by a complaint, OSHA determined ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • New York Firm Identifies TCE and Other Hazardous Exposure Risks across the Tri-State Area

    On November 3rd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) containing seven newly reviewed substances. One of substances was trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile chemical compound that is used mainly as a solvent to remove grease from metal parts and is also used in some adhesives, paint removers, and spot ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Hansford Sensors guide clears up confusion surrounding ATEX Directive changes

    Hansford Sensors, the leading UK manufacturer of industrial accelerometers, has published a new guide explaining the changes to the ATEX directives that govern the use of equipment and protective systems in potentially explosive atmospheres. The guide, which is titled Confused by the ATEX Directives and is available as a free download from the Hansford Sensors website, ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Safety In A New Office

    Moving takes place in several phases. Beyond the packing and unpacking, there are subtleties like where to put your lava lamp and which room offers the best lighting for that Elvis picture you inherited from your Uncle Albert. Those are details you want to get right because they add to the ambiance and make you feel good. But here’s something else you want to get right: staying safe. You ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Hazards in Some New York Homes and Buildings

    Caulking compounds are found in virtually all homes, businesses, and schools throughout New York and the nation. However, according to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Caulk put in place between 1950 and 1979 may contain as much as 40 percent PCBs and can emit PCBs into the surrounding air. PCBs from caulk may also contaminate adjacent materials such ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • On-the-spot data sharing with the OiConnect app from Oxford Instruments

    Oxford Instruments has launched a new app, OiConnect, for fast data sharing on-site for use with their range of X-MET8000 handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF) analysers. The OiConnect app allows X-MET users to share their test results as soon as they are acquired, without having to go back to the office and/or connect to a computer. Complete transactions and share test ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Cave-in Protection Violations Land Plumbing Company In Severe Violator Program

    Cave-in protection violations resulted in a Chicago-based plumbing company to be placed on the Severe Violator Program. OG Plumbing LLC, was recently cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one serious, one willful, and three repeat violations. ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Recent Webcasts Provide Public Safety Leaders with Valuable Lessons on Key Training Areas

    TargetSolutions is always looking for new ways to provide the fire service with engaging training material. Over the last couple months, TargetSolutions had the opportunity to do exactly that by sponsoring three different webcasts for public safety leaders. The first presentation, hosted on Aug. 25 by FireEngineering.com, was titled “Firefighter Training Programs: A New Approach.” ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • AMETEK Land to discuss Asset Management for Steam Methane Reformers at ASIA-TECH 2016

    AMETEK Land announces that Business Development Manager Thomas Fortinberry will speak at the Asia Downstream Technology Forum (ASIA-TECH), October 11 to 12, 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand.  Thomas Fortinberry, whose forum topic is “Online Asset Management for Steam Methane Reformers,” joined AMETEK Land in 2016 as Business Development Manager for Industrial Gas, following a 20-year ...


    By AMETEK Land

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