Hazardous Areas News

  • PEFTEC 2017 announces programme of conferences

    The organisers of PEFTEC 2017 (Antwerp, 29-30th November) have published the Conference themes for this year’s event and announced that registration is now open via www.peftec.com.  PEFTEC is a specialist event focused on the testing, analysis and monitoring of downstream oil ...

  • AMETEK Land to Showcase Biomass Spontaneous Heating and Combustion Detection Technology at Pellet Fuels Institute Conference

    The conference highlights the various applications for densified biomass, as well as trends and best practices within the woody biomass industry. The conference attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state and national governments from North America and beyond.   “With their many desirable characteristics, biomass fuels, ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • OSHA finds machine safety hazards, silica overexposure at Ohio steel plant

    Amsted Rail Company Inc., a manufacturer of cast steel freight components, faces $610,034 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after agency investigators found workers at its Groveport plant exposed to machine hazards and silica. OSHA found one worker was hospitalized after suffering severe ...

  • 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

  • iTHERM TMS01 MultiSens Flex Multipoint Thermometer

    By complying with the highest safety standards, it can be customized for various applications. Bendable into a 3D layout, it provides a complete temperature profile just by using one nozzle. The TMS01 is configurable with or without thermowells for optimal response times or mechanical strength/sensors replaceability. Available either with TC/RTD technology or with our iTHERM StrongSens insert. ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • 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 ...


  • 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

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