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  • Uneven enforcement suspected on safety at nuclear plants

    The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according to a congressional study awaiting release. Nuclear Regulatory Commission figures cited in the Government Accountability Office report show that while the West has the fewest ...


    By Associated Press

  • Commission strengthens legislation on safety at European chemical plants

    The European Commission today presented draft legislation to strengthen rules on the control of major accident hazards involving chemicals. The revision of the so-called Seveso II Directive will align the legislation to changes in EU chemicals law and will clarify and update other provisions. This includes introducing stricter inspection standards and improving the level and quality of ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Unfinished nuclear plants raise safety doubts

    The future of the world’s biggest nuclear reactor, under construction at Flamanville in northern France, is now in doubt after a serious flaw was found in its steel pressure vessel. Examination has shown that the steel contains too much carbon, which can weaken the vessel’s structure and breaches safety rules. The Chinese, who have two similar 1,600 megawatt ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 2017 Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants

    ReportsnReports adds a new report "Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants, Homeland Security & Defense, Manufacturing Industry (Geiger Counter, Scintillator, Dosimeter, Area Process, Survey Meter, Portal Monitors) – Trends & Global Forecasts to 2017" to its research database. The radiation detection, monitoring and safety ...


  • Alcoa’s Kunshan, China, Plant Recognized for Environment, Health & Safety Achievements

    Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that its Kunshan, China, plant was named an “Environment, Health & Safety Example Company” by the Kunshan Huaqiao Economic Development Zone for its continuous focus on safety performance. Kunshan was recognized for its safety management program, investment in safety-related systems, safety training and continual communication with the government on ...


    By Alcoa Recycling

  • Newark recycling plant exposed workers to safety and health hazards

    Employer's name: The investigation was conducted at G&F Recycling and Salvage Inc., a recycling operation located at 142 Frelinghuysen Ave. in Newark, New Jersey. Date citations issued and what prompted inspection: On July 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 14 ...

  • IAEA safety experts visiting Japan nuclear plant in December

    An IAEA-lead team of international experts will visit Japan from 1-5 December 2008 to review the ongoing assessment of the impact of an earthquake on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant last year. The seven-unit power plant, the world´s largest, has remained shut down since the earthquake on 16 July 2007. The IAEA fact-finding mission will study the ongoing evaluation by Japan´s Nuclear ...

  • OSHA finds Wisconsin packaging plant disabled machine safety devices

    Employer name: Warren Industries Inc. Investigation site: 3100 Mt. Pleasant Street, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Milwaukee area office issued one ...

  • New Pall Filter Enhances Nuclear Plant Safety and Equipment Reliability

    Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced a major advance in nuclear power plant filtration with the launch of a filter that reduces radioactive particulate exposure for ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • Bechtel Reaches Safety Milestone at Hanford Waste Treatment Plant

    Bechtel Corporation announced today that workers at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the "Vit Plant," surpassed 11 million hours without an injury resulting in a lost work day. More than 2,700 people at the Vit Plant worked safely for more than a year and a half to achieve this extraordinary milestone. "Reaching 11 million safe hours as a project is an outstanding achievement that ...


    By Bechtel Corporation

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Provides Site Safety for Large Chemical Plant Shutdown

    Hygieneering, Inc. provides site safety services during large chemical plant shutdown. Services included outside contractor safety inspections, industrial hygiene monitoring and daily site safety activity documentation. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project management, emergency response services and more. Hygieneering’s ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Intrinsic Safety Made Easy

    Finally The Intrinsically Safe Switch You’ve Been Waiting For Rapid City, SD — SymCom, Inc. has introduced Model ISS-102 dual-channel, intrinsically safe switches meeting UL 913 6th Edition. Several ISS-102 models are available each with distinct output relay configurations offering the versatility to control a variety of systems. Whether you need a pump-up or pump-down latching ...


    By SymCom, 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

  • INVITATION TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCE

    Gary Plant, Managing Director of Altius is one of the keynote speakers addressing   the Ai Solutions Health and Safety Conference on 30 April 2014 at the RAF CLUB, Piccadilly, London. The event theme is ‘Save Money. Saves Lives – Do ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Safety first for pesticides

    The Environment Committee voted on Wednesday on new legislation governing the production, licensing and use of pesticides. MEPs confirmed that certain toxic chemicals will be banned, except where there is a serious danger to plant health. They also argued that the EU should not be divided into three pesticide licensing zones. In addition, Member States will have to meet quantitative targets for ...


    By European Parliament

  • 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

  • EU - Commission proposes safety standards for disposing spent fuel and radioactive waste from nuclear power plants

    The Commission today proposed safety standards for disposing spent fuel and radioactive waste from nuclear power plants as well as from medicine or research. In the Directive put forward today, Member States are asked to present national programmes, indicating when, where and how they will construct and manage final repositories aimed at guaranteeing the highest safety standards. With the ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • OSHA releases final rule covering electrical safety for power plant, power line workers

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on April 1 announced a final rule (RIN 1218-AB67) to update protections for workers performing construction or maintenance at power plants or on power lines, closing out more than a decade of rulemaking. The new rule brings OSHA's electricity construction standard in ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Application-based Solutions: Increased efficiency and productivity in your plant with LESER Pilot Operated Safety Valves

    We efficiently secure your plant with an operating pressure of up to 426 barg / 6170 psig with our Pilot Operated Safety Valves (POSV). Construction of a POSV The POSV consists of a main and a pilot valve. The pilot valve has two designs: The ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

  • Radiation Detection, Monitoring and Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants Worth $400.1 Million By 2017

    The "Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants, Homeland Security & Defense, Manufacturing Industry (Geiger Counter, Scintillator, Dosimeter, Area Process, Survey Meter, Portal Monitors) - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2017", analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, ...


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