chemical process safety News

  • A new OSHwiki article highlights the risks and hazards of process-generated contaminants

    Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such emissions are generally complex and variable mixtures of substances that are generated by processes or activities and are incidentally ...

  • 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 ...

  • Investigate chemical processes safely

    Understanding a chemical process in detail significantly reduces the risk of failures at large scale. Process development is concerned with identifying the risks related to scale-up and manufacturing. Knowing and understanding the potential risks of a chemical process are critical to safely and sustainably manufacturing products. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • EPA to include employees in chemical safety inspections

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released interim guidance that would provide greater transparency in the agency’s chemical safety inspections process. Under the guidance, EPA inspectors will offer employees and employee representatives the opportunity to participate in chemical safety inspections. In addition, ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • ECHA publishes concise guidance on chemical safety assessment

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the availability of its Guidance in a Nutshell: Chemical Safety Assessment, which is intended to assist industry in understanding the general provisions for conducting a Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA). ECHA states that the Guidance is aimed at non-experts who would like to understand the legal requirements under the Registration, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • China’s Rubber Processing Chemicals Industry, 2013-2017

    Rubber processing chemicals are an important raw material in rubber industry. It plays an important role in rubber processing and application performance improvement. Rubber processing chemicals with excellent performance can not only improve the processing performance, improve product quality, reduce energy consumption and production costs, but also be anti-aging and degradation-resistant, ...


  • Rush and Waxman release toxic chemicals safety act

    On July 22, U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (pdf). “The introduction of this legislation marks a major step ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Process Safety Guide: Reducing Runaway Reaction Risk

    A new, free METTLER TOLEDO Process Safety Guide helps professionals working in chemical and pharmaceutical development reduce runaway reaction risk to increase process safety, limit rework, and lower related manufacturing costs. A new, free METTLER TOLEDO Process Safety Guide entitled “Understanding the Risks: Safe Chemical Processes at Scale” helps chemists and engineers mitigate a ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • NCEC presents at the Chemical Safety Seminar in Mumbai

    NCEC presented at the ‘Chemical Safety Seminar: Standards and Regulations’ in Mumbai, a workshop jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Institute of Quality, New Delhi; and Sustainability Support Services (Europe) AB, Sweden. The seminar was also supported by India’s National Institute of Disaster Management; the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); ...

  • Seven steps to successful safety usage and handling of chemicals

    The awareness of dangerous potentials in any field of work acitivity will always help reduce the likelihood of harm to people, when they themselves take appropriate safeguard actions.  Notably this requires effective communication of known phenomena and situations and at a level that persons involved can rapidly associate with their specific work activity and workplace.  The following ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

  • New Process Safety Speakers Announced for the EMEA 2015 Safety in Action Conference

    New program and speaker updates were announced today for the annual Safety In Action™ Conference (#SIA2015) this October. Neil Atkinson, Director Qualifications IChemE, will provide a keynote on how IChemE is establishing an international professional engineer registration based on a robust standard that defines process safety engineer competences. Additionally, the ...

  • Senior process safety specialist joins WSP in America

    Patricia A. Cushman, CSP has joined WSP Environment & Energy as a Senior Project Director in the company's North American operation. Patti brings 20 years of professional experience in the field of process safety and safety engineering to the company's established Health & Safety team in the region. Commenting on this strategic hire, WSP's North American M.D., Jan Chizzonite said: "We are ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • EPA Settles Chemical Safety Violations with Owner, Operator of Six Natural Gas Processing Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its settlement for alleged environmental violations by the owner and operator of five natural gas processing plants in McKean and Warren Counties, Pa. and one in Putnam County, W.Va. All six of the natural gas operations have come into compliance with risk management and chemical safety requirements that will better protect the health and safety ...

  • EPA and European Chemicals Agency sign agreement to enhance chemical safety (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have announced a partnership that will promote enhanced technical cooperation on chemical management activities. The partnership is part of EPA's commitment to improve chemical safety. ECHA is the agency that implements the European Union’s chemical management program known as REACH (Registration, ...

  • The Wercs Launches Chemical Approval Process Module

    The Wercs, Ltd., the global leader in Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) software, today announced the commercial launch of an automated chemical approval process module to streamline formal chemical requests and approvals for manufacturers using and storing chemicals. This new module is available immediately as a standalone module and as an add-on to The ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • California regulations to improve chemical product safety

    In the wake of celebrations where millions marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, California has taken a significant step toward fulfilling the vision of a world safe from toxic harm by releasing a blueprint for safer products. The Department of Toxic Substances Controls (DTSC) outline of Regulations for Safer Products gives the public its first look at how the regulatory arm of Governor ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites Honeywell Electronic Chemicals for multiple process safety management violations in Mansfield, Texas

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Honeywell Electronic Chemicals LLC with 10 serious safety and health violations at the company's facility in Mansfield. Proposed penalties total $53,000. OSHA's Fort Worth Area Office personnel opened an investigation at the company's facility at U.S. Highway 287 North as a part of the agency's national ...

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