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  • Phoenix home builder fined $155,000 to settle dust violations

    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined with Richmond American Homes of Arizona, Inc. $155,000 for alleged dust violations that occurred at five residential construction sites in Maricopa County. The violations were discovered during routine inspections from 2003 to 2005 conducted by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. “Maricopa County's particulate ...

  • OSHA Fines Plant Rocked By Dust Collection System Fire And Explosion

    OSHA fined the New England Wood Pellet, LLC a total of $147,000 over safety violations after a combustible dust fire and explosion rocked the company’s plant in Jaffrey, NH last week. The fines, which are some of the biggest yet this year, and the accompanying report on the incident that criticizes the company for failing to “effectively minimize and address clearly recognized hazards ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Why the dust can’t settle on the UK’s construction industry

    Following unscheduled spot checks by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of last year, there is a powerful wind of change blowing across UK construction sites. So what is the reason for these visits? To examine the measures being taken to protect the long term health of construction workers with the aim of bringing these standards up to the same high level as ...


    By Casella

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA cites East Providence, RI, company for combustible wood dust and other hazards after August 2013 fire and explosion

    On Aug. 20, 2013, a combustible wood dust explosion and fire occurred at Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. in East Providence, injuring a worker and partially demolishing the building. The ignition of wood dust in the plant's production room migrated to a retention bin, resulting in an explosion that spread through the building. "While no one was killed, the potential for death ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites New England Wood Pellet LLC for fire and combustible dust hazards at 2 New York manufacturing plants

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited New England Wood Pellet LLC for alleged repeat and serious safety violations following inspections of the company's Schuyler and Deposit manufacturing plants where workers were exposed to fire, rapid combustion and wood dust explosion hazards due to deficient implementation of protective measures in the wood ...

  • First jumps of Fidas Frog

    Mobile fine dust monitoring device analyses air in Munich In cooperation with the environmental organization Green City e.V. and "Ludwig-Bölkow-Stiftung", Palas® monitors fine dust in Haidhausen / Munich, now. The measurements done by Fidas® Frog take place in kindergartens, on playgrounds and ways to school. The results will be available within four weeks and show ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • First applications of Fidas® 200 S on Faroe Islands

    Two Fidas 200 S, equivalent to our new certified Fidas 200 S devices, were recently supplied by our sales partner “Air Monitors Ltd.” for establishing a database of background air quality data on Faroe Islands. The world’s only certified optical fine dust measurement system for simultaneous determination of PM2.5 and PM10 is used for discovering ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • By joining forces with others, you can achieve anything. (Anonymous)

    This year, not just one but several of Palas’s partners heeded this advice: The environmental organization #MucOhneMief (“Munich without pong”) used our new mobile fine dust monitoring device Fidas Frog in the joint fight against particulate pollution in Munich. The cycling club “Radsportgemeinschaft Karlsruhe e.V.” helped in the integration of refugees, whose ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Maricopa county-based summit builders construction co. required to pay more than $100K for clean air act violations (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Summit Builders Construction Co., based in Maricopa County, Arizona, $105,610 for allegedly failing to comply with Clean Air Act regulations. In addition to the monetary fine, Summit is also required to take steps to minimize the generation of dust at its construction sites. “Air pollution from particulate matter directly impacts the health ...

  • Meet Palas at the EAC 2013

    We kindly invite you to visit us at the European Aerosol Conference - EAC - 2013 (Prague), booth no. 9 The European Aerosol Conference – EAC 2013 – will take place at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic from 1st to 6th September 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to convince yourself of the quality and performance of our new and proven products in ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Ensuring quarries are healthier places to work

    Here’s the good news. Thanks to the almost wholesale adoption of best safety practice both in the UK and further afield, accidents within the quarrying industry are rare. In fact, there is a stronger chance that any site incident involves a kid on a quad bike exploring unknown territory rather than one of the 25,000 workers¹ who are directly employed by the industry here in Britain. ...


    By Casella

  • Today: Last chance to meet Palas at Filtech 2016!

    Great interest in our booth C9 in hall 11.1! Use your last chance to meet us at Filtech 2016 in Cologne/Germany (11. to 13. October 2016) and find out more about particle measuring technology made by Palas®! From the first day on, a lot of interested people already visited our booth and asked for measuring devices for their ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • December issue of Palas Particular available!

    Read more about newest innovations and developments Topics in this issue: GKN is developing filters for extreme conditions Reproducible tests of filter media under extreme conditions Complete filter test rigs for ambient air filters Reliable testing of ambient air filters MFP 3000: modular ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • New balance line for research and science

    University and teaching applications place different requirements on measuring devices: while research and science require accuracy down to the micro range, in education and training robustness is an important criterion. XA balances combine both properties, even for small budgets. The results obtained in research and science have to be accurate, and also reproducible. The high-performance load ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • ASTM D2589 / D2589M - 88(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for McNett Wet Classification of Dual Asbestos Fiber

    Normally, results obtained by this test method are reproducible under comparable laboratory conditions. However, it must not be expected that results obtained by different operators at various laboratories and times will be in exact agreement due to some seemingly minor procedural change. Moreover, results for longer fiber grades are influenced to a greater extent by differences ...


    By ASTM International

  • New England Wood Pellet agrees to correct explosion and fire hazards at New Hampshire facility following US Labor Department actions

    After enforcement actions taken in relation to a series of explosions and fires at its Jaffrey, N.H., manufacturing plant, New England Wood Pellet LLC will take systemic and substantive steps to prevent any further recurrences as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company also will pay a fine of $100,000. OSHA ...

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Solar energy from discarded car batteries

    Original story at MIT News MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries — a practice that could benefit both the environment and human health. As new lead-free car batteries come into use, old batteries would be ...

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