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  • Railcar was unsafe for entry before deadly blast killed two workers, injured a third at Omaha cleaning facility

    Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously for explosive hazards as required, nor providing the employees with emergency retrieval equipment ...

  • Analytical Technology’s pH Monitor Achieves Prestigious MCERTS Certification

    Manchester, UK (September 2, 2009) Specialist electrochemical sensor manufacturer Analytical Technology announces that it has been awarded an MCERTS product conformity certificate for its versatile Q45P pH monitor. MCERTS is the UK Environment Agency‘s monitoring certification scheme established to deliver quality environmental measurements. The certification of the Q45P is a significant ...

  • Ecotech Pty Ltd, global leaders in environmental monitoring, address the worsening global problem of nitrogen dioxide pollution by releasing a game changing advancement of technology.

    At ARABLAB – the international show for tomorrow’s technology – Ecotech presented the Serinus 60, the direct nitrogen dioxide (NO2) analyser. Head of Ecotech’s Research and Development, Grant Kassell, explained, “The Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift (CAPS) technology is a game changer. CAPS allows direct measurement of NO2, rather than the current practise of indirect ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • IONICON announces new distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand

    IONICON Analytik, the world’s leading PTR-MS company, specialized in ultra-sensitive and high-resolution online mass spectrometry for trace gas analysis, and Ecotech, a leading company for environmental monitoring instruments and services in Australia and New Zealand are teaming up. “We were looking for a strong international partner in the environmental monitoring market to continue ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Looking Hot while Staying Cool: Liquid Nitrogen at the Club

    You feel the pulse of the music and the energy of the crowd around you.  The beat is infectious and before you know it you are on the dance floor moving your body and having a good time. As the rhythm builds and your hips shake, one thing is holding you back and preventing you from fully enjoying the night.  You are just too hot. You left your house looking like a million bucks and now ...

  • Coating shafts: substrate preparation perfected

    For an effective and long-lasting – and hence economical – shaft coating, careful and thorough cleaning and preparation of the substrate is essential. HERMES Technologie, had been successfully developing coating procedures using ERGELIT dry mortars for over 20 years, launching the M-Coating process on the market in the late 1990’s, and very quickly complementing it with an ...


    By HERMES Technologie Ltd.

  • IONICON announces new distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand

    IONICON Analytik, the world’s leading PTR-MS company, specialized in ultra-sensitive and high-resolution online mass spectrometry for trace gas analysis, and Ecotech, a leading company for environmental monitoring instruments and services in Australia and New Zealand are teaming up. “We were looking for a strong international partner in the environmental monitoring market to continue ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • 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

  • Are TGFs hazardous to air travelers?

    Instruments scanning outer space for cataclysmic explosions called gamma-ray bursts are detecting intense flashes of gamma-ray energy right here in the friendly skies of Earth. These terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, or TGFs, blast through thunderstorms close to the altitude where commercial airliners fly. In fact, they could be too close for comfort. In a recent study,* scientists estimated that ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA proposes nearly $460,000 in fines to Panthera Painting Inc. for exposing workers to lead, other safety and health hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Canonsburg-based Panthera Painting Inc. with 38 alleged violations—including 14 willful and 11 repeat—found at bridge work sites in Slatington, Harrisburg and Slatedale, where workers were exposed to lead and other safety and health hazards while performing abrasive blasting and repainting projects. ...

  • What’s in Your Air?

    Original story at MIT News Every senior at MIT has come to know the campus in a personal way, having established favorite haunts for studying, eating, resting, and playing during their four years at the Institute. But the Course 1 Class of 2014 is getting to know the campus on an even more intimate level, and wants to share that with ...

  • Crystalline Silica Exposure can be Deadly

    Earlier this month it was reported at ClaimsJournal.com that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a marble and granite company over $40,000 for health and safety violations that included workers being exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet on crystalline silica, “Silica exposure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Legislature acts to stop Cities from Limiting Drilling

    Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries - a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation." Lawmakers in America's largest ...


    By Associated Press

  • San Francisco Residents Voice Concerns over Toxins from Hunters Point Shipyard

    Hunters Point Shipyard was a heavily used naval base from 1941 until 1974.  When the base was closed the property was leased to a large machine shop.  Today, the property is being given a new lease on life by a major property development firm.   The redevelopment promises new productive use of the land, but many area residents have major concerns.  These concerns were brought ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ArcelorMittal sued over soot from Pennsylvania coke plant

    An environmental activist group sued ArcelorMittal USA on Thursday for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants from a western Pennsylvania coke plant more than 200 times since it reopened in April 2014. PennEnvironment sent a 60-day notice letter to the Chicago-based steelmaker in August. The advance notice is required under federal law, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule Could Save Lives and Prevent New Cases of Silicosis

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a new rule for occupational exposure to Silica.  This proposed rule is expected to prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis as well as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease other respiratory diseases, and kidney disease in America’s workers.  The new rule would update 40-year-old ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • The Gasmet story - from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Portable Gas Detection

    ‘Fatal Blast’ at an industrial plant or ‘Workers Overcome with Toxic Fumes’ or ‘Neighbours moved to safe place to avoid Toxic Fumes’ are headlines that are all too common. The cause of many fatal accidents is the confined space where workers are having to work.   The gas risk associated with a confined space is due to oxygen depletion (and sometimes ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Joint Venture Scoops Prestigious Castletownbere Harbour Contract

    EDI, a joint venture between dredging experts DEC NV of Belgium and remediation experts Land and Water Remediation Ltd of the UK is carrying out a €9.5m dredging and contaminated sediment removal contract for the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. The development, at Castletownbere on the southern end of Bantry Bay, will involve extending and upgrading Dinish Wharf and ...

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