J. J. Keller introduces hazardous materials management services
July 24, 2018
To help companies package and ship hazmat safely and correctly, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the leader in transportation safety and compliance, has added Hazardous Materials Management Services — including classification, information management, and training — to its Hazmat Services.
Justrite® Safety Safety Group, a supplier of products for the safe management of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials, has announced the acquisition of West Virginia-based Eagle® Manufacturing Company (Eagle), a prime manufacturer of safety cans, safety cabinets, spill containment products, poly drums and material handling products.
Say hello to – SPILL MASTER™ from Wic-Dry Technologies
February 6, 2018
Traditional methods of using a mop & bucket or spill kit to clean up spills usually cause more harm than good; the spill area gets spread out creating a greater hazard area which leads to more slip & fall accidents and cross contamination of hazardous substances.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation of a crash involving a semitrailer cargo tank loaded with propane has identified safety issues that while unrelated to the probable cause, pose a substantial risk to the driving public.
A jury and judge have ordered Albany-based asbestos abatement and demolition company Champagne Demolition, LLC and its owner, Joseph A. Champagne, to pay $173,793.84 to a former employee who was fired in June 2010 after reporting improper asbestos removal practices at a school worksite in Gloversville, New York. On June 10, 2010, an employee of Champagne Demolition, LLC informed company management of the improper practices. The employee was fired the next day and subjected to verbal threats and legal action.
In the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in August, the water rose so rapidly at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas site that the first combustion occurred less than 72 hours after flooding commenced. The backup generators at Arkema were elevated 2 feet off the ground, but the flooding exceeded 3 feet in the vicinity of the generators.
In short, says the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the facility was not prepared for such heavy rainfall and such a rapid flood rate. When the floodwaters knocked out power to the plant’s refrigerators, leaving the organic peroxides and volatile chemicals stores at the plant at risk of heating up, Arkema employees moved the peroxides to refrigerated trailers. But the waters kept rising, forcing the evacuation of the workers and ultimately flooding the trailers.
Lift and pour (360º rotation) heavy drums at up to 72” with secure, ergonomic control using Morse 410 Series Hydra-Lift Karriers. One person can handle steel, plastic or fiber drums with great safety and protection to people, drums and property. MORCINCH™ automatically adapts to your 22” to 23.5” diameter drums. Battery, AC or air powered models are available.
For many EHS professionals, chemical exposure is at the top of their list of things they worry about. And at the top of their “wish” list? Stronger support from their leadership team.
That’s what the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in partnership with Enviance -- an industry-leading EH&S software provider – found when they queried safety professionals attending AIHce EXP 2017.
Process safety management (PSM) failures were behind the 2015 explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California – an event that raised gas prices in California and cost drivers in the state an estimated $2.4 billion.
Among the articles in the April 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we get some expert advice on how to strengthen safety by emphasizing equipment reliability, discuss the methods that really work to identify hazards, consider ergonomic options in the materials handling industry, and much more.