Facility Safety

Worker in N.Y. fatally burned in confined space accident

No gas detection measures in place, inadequate ventilation
February 17, 2014

Serious workplace safety violations were found in connection with a September 2013 explosion that killed one worker and injured another at Canastota Wastewater Treatment plant in New York, according to OSHA.

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FabEnCo introduces new Pallet Safety Gate

February 14, 2014

FabEnCo, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of self-closing industrial safety gates, announced today that the company has developed a new Pallet Safety Gate that will be added to the company’s full line of safety gate products.

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OSHA joins forces with fertilizer industry to spread word about chemical safety

February 11, 2014

With the devastating April 2013 explosion in West, Texas still fresh in the minds of Americans, OSHA is hoping that a just-initiated partnership with the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute will help prevent future tragedies involving ammonium nitrate – the culprit in the West, Texas catastrophe.

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Weekly news round-up

Cruise ship safety, hand injuries and PtD in headlines
February 8, 2014

The ASSE and AIHA weigh in on OSHA’s proposed silica rule, a worker dies from heat stress and good news about air pollution in the U.S. were among this week’s top EHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:

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ICC prohibits “gas blow” pipe cleaning practice

Unsafe method killed six workers at Kleen Energy plant in Conn.
February 7, 2014

The chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) yesterday commended the International Code Council (ICC) and its members for revising the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) to prohibit the unsafe practice that killed six workers in a tragic explosion at the Kleen Energy power generation facility in Middletown, Connecticut.

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New 52" and 62" steel lathe chuck shields

Safeguard individuals for OSHA and ANSI compliance
February 5, 2014

Danray Products LLC offers 52" and 62" steel lathe chuck shields for lathes or similar machines. These heavy-duty 12-gauge steel lathe chuck shields serve two basic functions: (1) they provide a safeguard between individuals and point-of-operation or rotating hazards, and (2) they protect individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant, lubricant, and other particles.

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Temp staffing agency cited along with employer for safety violations

Ga. automotive manufacturer exposed workers to thermal burns, amputation
February 4, 2014

OSHA has cited HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. of Thomson and staffing agency Sizemore Inc. for 22 safety and health violations following a July, 2013 initiated in response to a complaint alleging hazards at the automotive manufacturing facility. Proposed penalties total $207,100.

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MultiFlame 3IR Detector certified SIL3

February 3, 2014

Simtronics, an IST company, is pleased to announce that its MultiFlame series DF-TV7-T and DM-TV6-T are the first triple IR flame detectors on the market to be certified up to safety integrity level SIL3. The devices recently underwent stringent functional safety assessments by third party agency LCIE Bureau Verita and were found to be in compliance with IEC 61508:1-7.

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Identify safe and effective emergency eyewash

February 3, 2014
The human eyes are complex and intricate organs that provide us with the invaluable sense of sight.

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Here’s what your kids might be learning in school

(It’s a good thing)
January 31, 2014

If you live in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Washington D.C. or Pennsylvania and have school age children, they may see a theatrical performance in the coming months that will educate them about fire and electrical safety while it entertains them.

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