Hazardous Areas News

  • 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, the world leader in the design and application of infrared temperature measurement for industry, 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 ...


  • 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

  • Rotork introduces a revolutionary wireless valve monitoring concept

    Rotork RI Wireless is a revolutionary concept for wireless valve monitoring and diagnostics in the process industry. The field proven solution transmits real-time position indication to the control room and enables predictive maintenance for actuated valves, delivering capital and operating expenditure reduction, increased safety and increased productivity. Designed for new and existing ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork introduces a revolutionary wireless valve monitoring concept

    Rotork RI Wireless is a revolutionary concept for wireless valve monitoring and diagnostics in the process industry. The field proven solution transmits real-time position indication to the control room and enables predictive maintenance for actuated valves, delivering capital and operating expenditure reduction, increased safety and increased productivity. Designed for new and existing plants in ...


    By Rotork

  • Protecting New York Workers and Residents from Mercury Poisoning Hazards

    Last month, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a remediation contractor from Schenectady has been fined over $140,000 for exposing workers to mercury poisoning and for not providing the proper employee safeguards. According to the OSHA news release, the employees were removing liquid mercury and mercury-contaminated soil and wood from the third and ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Albion Mill Safety Violations Cited

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to Pennsylvania-based feed mill operators, Albion Mill. The citations issued for the most recent February 10th inspection, some of which being repeat offenses, were as a follow-up ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

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