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  • Sunoco refinery fined $32,000 for process hazards

    OSHA has cited Sunoco Inc. in Marcus Hook, Pa., for workplace safety and health violations. Proposed penalties total $32,000. The agency"s Philadelphia Area Office initiated the investigation following an ethylene complex explosion at the Marcus Hook refinery in May 2009. As a result of the investigation, the company was issued one repeat violation, with a penalty of $25,000, and two serious ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

  • Working environment safe from hazardous conditions

    PVM V819 technology provides microscope quality images in process environments The probe-based PVM (Particle Vision & Measurement) is designed for easy installation directly into a pipeline, reactor or other vessel in order to capture real-time particle and droplet images as they naturally exist in processes at full process concentration and under typical process temperatures and pressures. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • MEDOR® Exp : online monitoring of sulphur in Hazardous zones

    The MEDOR® Exp from CHROMATOTEC® offers continuous, on-line analysis of sulphur compounds from concentrations as low as 1 ppb in natural and biogas feeds. The compounds analysed by the system include all naturally occurring sulphurs such as H2S, methyl and ethyl mercaptan as well as all odorant blends. The system uses ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I (Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I(Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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

  • Ankersmid Components for Gas Analysis Systems

    Ankersmid have designed, developed and manufactured a complete product portfolio of gas conditioning products. a1-cbiss ltd selected the Ankersmid products to be integrated into the sampling system because of their good reputation and the excellent product features.known for their innovative and high performance gas conditioning and analysis equipment, Ankersmid now supply these gas conditioning ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Are your weighing processes safe and compliant?

    Consumer safety, Product quality and process reliability are concerns in many industries, often reinforced by strict laws and regulations. When it comes to weighing, many companies struggle to ensure they meet these requirements. Learn how our risk-based approach identifies any possible inaccuracies and process impacts in regard to relevant regulations or standards. Are you testing too much ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Job Safety Analysis and Safety Alerts

    When you're working on the field, always remember to apply best practices and job safety analysis (JSA) to ensure a safe workplace. Below are insights into the JSA process, and how it helps manage occupational incidents. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Innovyze Releases InfoMaster V5.0 With Extended Work Order Management, Valve Criticality Analysis, Linear Extended Yule Process Pipe Failure Model

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today introduced InfoMaster Generation V5.0, with new and improved analysis and reporting applications. Where other ERP systems are focused on electronic records management, InfoMaster is built from the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Markes International launches new sorbent tube for hazardous air pollutants

    Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has released a new sorbent tube dedicated to the reliable analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air.  The new ‘PAH tube’ is the outcome of a detailed optimisation process for the analysis of these highly challenging analytes, which are subject to very low limit levels worldwide because of their carcinogenic ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • ReactIR 45P HL ATEX Approved for Global Hazardous Use

    To best serve customers operating in general purpose (GP) hazardous environments worldwide, METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that ReactIR 45P HL (Hazardous Location) is now approved for use in both C1D1 and ATEX locations. Compliant with worldwide safety standards, ReactIR 45P provides compliance-enhancing abilities in sensitive chemical process scale-up. METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Energy Institute publishes CCS offshore hazards mitigation research

    The Energy Institute's (EI) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) committee has published its Hazard analysis for offshore carbon capture platforms and offshore pipelines. The research report has been developed and part-funded by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI), Air Products, Progressive Energy, AMEC and supported by the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EPA Rule Promotes Responsible Hazardous Materials Recycling, Protects Communities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in promoting recycling innovation, resulting in both resource conservation and economic benefits, while strengthening protections for environmental justice communities. “Americans do not have to choose ...

  • ReactIR™ 247 receives ex certification for zone 1 hazardous environments

    METTER TOLEDO ReactIR™ 247 and related auxiliaries are now certified for safe use in hazardous manufacturing environments designated Ex under the ATEX Directive, specifically Zone 1, Groups IIB + H2, T4 Zone 1. Ready for immediate shipment, ReactIR™ HL-ATEX-certified models will allow more manufacturers in more countries to reduce testing costs, streamline production, and speed ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • ReactIR™ 247 certified for class 1, division 1 hazardous use

    METTLER TOLEDO announced today that the ReactIR™ 247 has been certified for safe use in Class I, Division 1 hazardous manufacturing environments and is ready for shipment. Effective immediately, a broader range of manufacturers can take advantage of ReactIR 247’s next-generation Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis to characterize a nearly limitless array of process chemistry ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

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