The U.S. Chemical Safety Board reverses a controversial accident investigation report policy, the “five second rule” gets debunked and a safety and health management standard is revised. These were among the top articles featured on ISHN.com this week.
CHEMTREC®, a service of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), is proud to announce its first International Hazmat Summit. The event will be held at the Westin Houston Memorial City in Houston, Texas on October 29 – 31, 2019.
“Our goal is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for those involved in the safe transportation, handling, and use of hazardous materials, including shippers, carriers, and emergency and spill clean-up responders,” said Chief Executive of CHEMTREC John Modine.
Mesothelioma cancer is the most fatal among asbestos-related diseases. The cancer presents itself 20 to 50 years after exposure and may originate in the lungs, heart, or abdominal cavity. The disease will begin to form after inhalation or ingestion of airborne asbestos particles. Due to the generic symptoms a patient may experience, late stage diagnosis is a common occurrence among mesothelioma patients.
New Pig Corporation, the leading brand for helping workplaces manage leaks, drips and spills to create safer, cleaner and more productive environments, has recently introduced an exclusive line of single-use PIG® Cleanup Kits for grab-and-go response to a variety annoying small spills.
Single-Use Kits are faster and more efficient than dragging a large spill kit to a small cleanup and much more effective than rags and paper towels.
Enables scalable, remote monitoring solution to improve occupant safety
July 18, 2019
Bacharach, a leading provider of HVAC-R gas instrumentation and monitoring solutions, today introduced the new MVR-SC controller designed to seamlessly pair with MVR-300 refrigerant monitors to provide real-time status of refrigerant leaks throughout a facility.
The key functions of the MVR-SC include:
The pyrotechnics displays so popular during Independence Day celebrations pose serious hazards for the workers involved with setting them up and setting them off.
OSHA offers some safety checklists for employers in the fireworks industry:
Blackline Safety (TSXV: BLN), a global leader in connected gas detection products and services, achieved international certification for its new G7 multi-gas pump cartridge and, based on customer backlog, shipped the first 1,000 systems. G7 wearable safety monitors are unrivaled in their configurability, leveraging a range of plug-and-play gas sensor cartridges.
The role physical activity plays in heat-related illness, this year’s “Dirty Dozen,” and a giant coffee chain finds that it has to protect its workers from dangerous objects left behind by drug users. These were among the occupational safety and health stories featured this week on ISHN.com.
Environmental groups are raising alarm about the consequences of using foam retardant to quell the enormous fire that raged for days at the International Terminals Co. (ITC) in Texas. Storage tanks that were ablaze at the chemical facility near the Deer Park facility contained gasoline blends, base oils, xylene, pyrolysis gasoline and naptha. ITC fire crews only managed to gain traction on the third day.
"We see big opportunities to deploy innovative strategies and technologies to monitor, measure and ultimately prevent emissions," said Matt Kolesar, regulatory manager at ExxonMobil’s XTO Energy affiliate,
Since 2017, ExxonMobil has expanded its U.S. methane leak detection program, committed to its first global methane target, supported methane monitoring technology innovation and encouraged EPA to regulate methane emissions at new and existing sources.