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  • OSHA renews alliance with Global Cold Chain Alliance to help prevent worker exposure to hazardous chemical releases

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with the Global Cold Chain Alliance to continue working together to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems. The alliance will also focus on improving the process safety management ...

  • Eaton and Cooper Unite at SPE Offshore Europe 2013

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced it will be demonstrating a range of diverse solutions to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency at the international upstream industry exhibition, SPE Offshore Europe from 3-6 September 2013 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Visitors of Eaton’s stand 1E21 will learn about the company’s broad portfolio of electrical and explosion-proof ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Exposure to Wood Dust Hazards Revealed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses health hazards associated with wood dusts.   In 2009, wood dust was added to California's Proposition 65 list as a substance known to the State of California ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Inspectahire- Positive Material Identification Services

    Inspectahire Instruments LTD, the Aberdeen based Remote Visual Inspection Company, are a strong believer in the importance of PMI-positive material identification. For various PMI applications from construction to medical equipment, the importance of reliability and safety has never been greater. With constantly developing quality control standards, increased awareness, and regulatory ...

  • Identifying and Mitigating Welding Fume and Gas Exposure Hazards

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), there are over half a million workers in the United States that are involved with welding, cutting and brazing. Worldwide, the number of workers involved in these activities is in the millions. OSHA states that welding, cutting and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and ...

  • New addition to Sludge Screen range

    Following the launch of the S:Max sludge screen to the UK sewage and wastewater treatment market in 2010 CDEnviro have announced an expansion of the range. The new S:Max SRU10 is designed for operators requiring smaller capacities than that offered by the SRU25 model. “The SRU25 was initially designed for introduction to major sludge processing sites such as the one at Minworth Sewage ...


    By CDEnviro

  • NCEC in action

    Being an NCEC emergency responder (ER) requires more than just a good knowledge of chemicals. ERs need to stay calm under pressure, and be clear communicators, problem solvers, and experts in industry and fire operations. Bringing all this together during an emergency call can be a stressful business! An example of how we do this happened on Monday 28 October. At 19:22 we received a call from the ...

  • Tianjin`s deadly blasts expose China`s work safety woes

    By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters - from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires. The blasts that started at a hazardous material warehouse in the eastern city of Tianjin and killed at least 114 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Utah man sentenced to 20 years in prison for environmental, other crimes

    Larkin Baggett, 54, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced to 20 years in the U.S. District Court in Key West, Fla. jail today for illegally dumping pollutants in violation of federal clean water and hazardous waste regulations and for illegally possessing firearms and aggravated assault on law enforcement officers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice ...

  • Gas Sampling Probes for Every Application

    Gas sampling specialists JCT presents a complete portfolio of gas sampling probes with a new set of technical brochures available on the company’s website. Beyond the wide range of gas sampling probes for typical gas analysis applications like continuous emission monitoring (CEMS) JCT is well known for its flexibility in building reliable solutions also for demanding applications like NOx ...


    By JCT Analysentechnik GmbH

  • Eaton Helps Visitors Build Better Automation Solutions at SPS IPC Drives

    Stand 371, Hall 9 SPS IPC Drives Nuremberg, Germany 26-28 November Power management company Eaton will showcase its solutions for machine building and process automation at this year's SPS IPC Drives fair from 26-28th November in Nuremberg. Visitors to Eaton’s stand (Hall 9, Stand 371) will see the company’s latest innovations in automation technology and smart ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • The World’s Leading Gas Detection Products and Technology will be Displayed at WWEM 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The organisers of WWEM, the world’s largest environmental monitoring event, have announced a new Gas Detection zone at the 2010 conference and exhibition, signalling coverage of the workplace environment for the first time. Traditionally focusing on environmental monitoring, the event will now also highlight airborne industrial hazards and risk assessment across all ...


  • Larson Electronics releases a Class 1 Division 2 Four Foot, Six Lamp Fixture

    Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a Class 1 Division 2 explosion proof four foot, six lamp fixture that provides operators with a very durable, reliable, and affordable lighting solution for open areas where flammable chemicals and vapors may occasionally be present. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Oil Workers State Safety Issues are a Primary Concern at Labor Talks

    Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that too much pressure in a piece of equipment at a refinery in Torrance was the cause of an explosion that injured four contractors and jolted many people in the surrounding neighborhood.  The explosion also released materials that settled on homes and cars in the area. This most recent refinery incident was quickly sited by a large union ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Recycling firm fined for flammable material used in arson attack

    A York hazardous waste recycling company was today fined £40,000 for failing to safeguard flammable liquid that was used in an arson attack on the business. BCB Environmental Management Limited, based at Marston Business Park, Rudgate in Tockwith, pleaded guilty to breaching regulations 6 and 7 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) after illegally ...

  • Bhopal redux - the same risks remain elsewhere

    Earlier this week, seven former executives of Union Carbide India Ltd. were convicted of "death by negligence" and sentenced to two-year jail terms for their roles in the release of a chemical that killed thousands in Bhopal, India, more than 25 years ago. Regulators in the United States, meanwhile, are still grappling with how to handle the same chemical -- methyl isocyante, or MIC -- at a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AERZEN is Certified by DNV-GL

    AERZEN blower and compressor packages were certified for marine applications by the DVN-GL, one of the worldwide leading classification societies for the marine industry. Product applications, materials, drawings, strength calculations and performance records of the packaged units were checked and certified to be safe for marine applications according to the rules of the DNV-GL. AERZEN blower ...

  • BP Products to pay nearly US$180m to settle clean air violations at Texas City Refinery

    BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to spend more than US$161 million on pollution controls, enhanced maintenance and monitoring, and improved internal management practices to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas refinery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today.  The company will also pay a $12 million civil ...

  • QuadraTherm 640i/780i now with full suite of global agency approvals-cFMus, ATEX and IECEx

    Sierra Instruments, a leading global mass flow meter manufacturer, is pleased to announce its evolutionary QuadraTherm 640i/780i has received global approvals for the following standards of safe operation in potentially hazardous environments: cFMus (USA and Canada), ATEX (European Union) and IECEx (International). This signifies that the QuadraTherm is certified as flame-proof and protected from ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • BP to pay $50.6 million fine for failures at refinery

    OSHA today announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others. The agreement resolves failure-to-abate citations issued after a 2009 follow-up investigation. In addition to paying the record fine, BP has agreed to take immediate steps to protect ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

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