Hazardous Areas News

  • 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

  • Radar steps into new dimensions

    Micropilot FMR10 and FMR20 belong to the first non-contact radars with Bluetooth® commissioning, operation and maintenance app. Signal curves can be shown via app on every Bluetooth® enabled smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android). This increases plant availability due to fast access to maintenance information, and guarantees cost savings because of the usage of existing non-proprietary tool ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Smog Today or Climate Change Tomorrow: The Chinese Dilemma

    China has to balance the health and welfare of its citizens today with longer range impacts of climate change. McIlvaine has a number of services which shed light on the resolution of this difficult choice. One is N049 Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects. In this service, McIlvaine is following the very ambitious ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Repeat Mechanical Hazards Penalize Severe Violator

    Repeat Mechanical Hazards were cited among 11 other safety violations at Pyongsan America Inc. following a recent inspection in Auburn, Alabama by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These safety violations involved a lack of safety training for employees and a lack of proper machine implements for the prevention of machine ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • ELD Mandate: Fixed Devices vs. Mobile Devices

    The short list of life’s inevitabilities is growing. If you’re the driver or operator of commercial vehicles, joining death and taxes are electronic logging devices. The bright side is that with ELDs, what starts as “has to” almost universally leads to “wants to”! The new ELD mandate, which takes effect, Dec. ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Rotork Japan provides the intelligent actuation solution for world’s first seven-way control valve

    Rotork Japan has supplied IQ3 intelligent valve actuators for the automation of what is said to be the world’s first seven-way control valve. The innovative valve, manufactured in Japan by the Aska Corporation, operates under high pressure to control and regulate the flow of chemicals such as polymers, reducing the load on instrumentation in the downstream manufacturing processes. The ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork provides intelligent actuation solution for world’s first seven-way control valve

    Rotork Japan has supplied IQ3 intelligent valve actuators for the automation of what is said to be the world’s first seven-way control valve. The innovative valve, manufactured in Japan by the Aska Corporation, operates under high pressure to control and regulate the flow of chemicals such as polymers, reducing the load on instrumentation in the downstream manufacturing ...


    By Rotork

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