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  • Your solution to hazardous Industrial Waste

    AMBIENTAL MENTE LIMITADA CONSULTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT WHO ARE WE? We are AmbientalMente Limitada, a starting entrepreneurial initiative committed with the sustainable exploitation of our natural resources, based on the formulation of industrial development projects and the improvement of transformation processes within companies. OUR SERVICES ...


    By Ambiental Mente Ltda.

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent Workplace Hazards

    Last month, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was interviewed for an article with NBC News.  The article, “OSHA Chief: Inequality in America is About Workplace Hazards, Too” discusses workplace challenges that concern more than just what a worker earns. In the article, David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., states, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Gas hazards in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

    Although flammable and toxic gas hazards are generally well understood by operators, technicians and safety personnel in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, continuous training and refreshment of knowledge is essential to avoid potential incidents caused by complacency. New personnel are often assigned work activities in potentially hazardous areas with only very limited training about gas ...

  • OSHA Announces New Hazards for the Healthcare Industry

    Last month, OSHA announced that agency investigators would increase their focus on a set of new key hazards for the healthcare industry during upcoming inspections. These hazards will aim to address musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; blood borne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Mitsubishi and Tetronics to tackle hazardous waste from aluminium industry

    A new collaboration partnership will see Mitsubishi Corporation and Tetronics working together to treat the problematic Spent PotLiner (SPL) hazardous waste that is routinely generated during the manufacturing of aluminium. Tetronics Ltd., a leader in the supply of Direct Current (DC) plasma waste recovery plants for the treatment of hazardous waste and metal recovery, announced the signing of a ...

  • Detecting hazardous gases

    Engineers at MIT are developing a tiny sensor that could be used to detect minute quantities of hazardous gases, including toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, much more quickly than current devices. The researchers have taken the common techniques of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and shrunk them to fit in a device the size of a computer mouse. Eventually, the team, ...

  • Hazardous waste in British Columbia

    The Government of British Columbia is working with the province’s environment industry to promote increased awareness of an important element of proper environmental stewardship, namely, the proper treatment, transportation and processing of hazardous wastes.The BC Ministry of the Environment is working with the BC Environment Industry Association (BCEIA), a not-for-profit association dedicated ...

  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


  • Learn and live: Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year

    Five seconds. That is how quickly a worker can become engulfed in flowing grain and be unable to get out. Sixty seconds. That is how quickly a worker can be completely submerged in flowing grain. More than half of all grain engulfments result in death by suffocation. In the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment at worksites and family farms have been reported with a fatality rate ...

  • Industrial facilites can be vulnerable to numerous hazardous or toxic gases.

    Industrial workplaces are likely to come ...


    By PPM Technology

  • ABIH Reminds Industry and Workers about Potential Carbon Black Hazards

    Earlier this month, an explosion at an ink factory injured seven workers.  All seven were taken to a nearby hospital and three were later treated at a special medical center for first and second-degree burns. The event happened at a New Jersey plant that produces black newspaper ink that is made from carbon black and other materials.    The accident is reported to have taken ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Rotork Schischek launches controller for decentralised control structures in industrial and hazardous areas

    More and more applications in the industrial and hazardous area building automation sector require high performance and easy to use control systems. The local control of variable air volume (VAV) and constant air volume (CAV) systems as well as pressure, temperature and humidity eliminates the need for connection to remote controllers. Air volume control is the key to delivering cost effective ...


    By Rotork

  • OSHA and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries sign alliance to address machinery, chemical, other hazards in scrap recycling industry

    A new alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. was recently established to protect the safety and health of workers in the scrap recycling industry, as well as promote understanding of worker rights and employer responsibilities under the OSH ...

  • EPA to act on hazardous waste rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has announced the next steps with respect to two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders. These are: the Definition of Solid Waste Rule (DSW) and the Emission Comparable Fuels Rule (ECF).  Both the DSW and ECF rules, which were both pushed through during the waning days of the Bush administration, have been criticized as ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory ...


  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • PCBs Hazards Exposed in Online Video

    The production of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) was banned by the United States Congress in 1979.  Even though that was over thirty years ago, PCBs are still making the news today.   Just this week, The Daily Illini published a report about central Illinois residents being up in arms over a DeWitt County landfill’s plans to dump 2.5 million cubic yards of PCB contaminated ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • WECF symposium on substitution of hazardous chemicals

    A symposium, addressing the issue of substitution of hazardous chemicals, was held in the Dutch capital the Hague in April. The meeting, organised by HEAL member Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) and the Dutch Ministry of the Environment in cooperation with employers union VNO/NCW and the chemical industry, sought to address how to facilitate the replacement of harmful chemicals from ...

  • Managing risks associate with fire hazards

    The Energy Institute Middle East branch and the Institution of Fire Engineers, UAE, held an event on 12 November that examined how local organisations are managing the risks associated with fire hazards in today's rapidly developing Middle East market. The conference sponsored by ABB and supported by the HCT - Abu Dhabi Men’s College provided Chemical Engineering students with the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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