Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, is sponsoring a resolution asking the governor to consider the feasibility and cost of building power plants on state land "without regard to federal permits or restrictions."
Each year, OSHA releases a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards violations. This year's list is almost identical to last year's, highlighting the need for greater attention to safety on the plant floor. Read on for some expert insight on ensuring safe working conditions in your facility in 2014.
Rupture discs are an often overlooked, but crucial element to any chemical processing facility. Personnel changes or the rapid growth of a plant can result in discs operating at less than capacity. Frequent replacement can be costly and discs that are no longer suitable for their applications pose both physical and financial risks for plant personnel and the company.
On the plant floor, workers often find ways to get something done faster or more efficiently, but sometimes these shortcuts can run a company afoul of OSHA regulations. In operations where workers end up getting covered in dust, they might turn a compressed air gun at themselves, unfortunately this can be exceptionally dangerous.
The New York state Department of Transportation has fined CSX Railroad $10,000, saying it failed to report two oil train derailments within an hour of when they happened as required by state law.
A fire destroyed a Lewistown business that manufactures pet bedding and litter and biofuel pellets.
Federal investigators say a deadly explosion at a military flare plant in West Tennessee was an accident.
A West Tennessee sheriff says an employee who was severely injured in a manufacturing explosion has died.
In a large chemical facility there are often many opportunities for energy savings. By using the appropriate monitoring systems, dramatic cost savings can be realized while running at peak efficiency. The following case study shows how tracking VOC emissions and implementing BTU and LFL analyzers contributed to productivity, increased safety and energy savings.
Increasing networking of manufacturing equipment is opening up factories to the benefits of flexible production and wireless mobile communications. However, the rising use of connected devices is also exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks.
The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a recruitment event to fill hundreds of jobs at a textile manufacturing plant in northwest Georgia.
The Warrick County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a man found at the Alcoa Plant on Monday.
One of the many signals of the manufacturing renaissance in America is the growing practice of “reshoring.” A number of firms are bringing operations that they had located outside of the United States back to American soil. This is unquestionably good news for U.S. industry, the economy and workers.
Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.
Check out this video profile of Alcoa and ArcelorMittal, participants in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plants Challenge, to see how through the program companies have increased recycling efforts, dramatically reduced emissions and saved almost $20 million dollars a year in energy costs.
Fleet operators planning for the future can save time this year by trying out 23 sustainable technology vehicles in one place during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The Work Truck Show 2014.
The company that operates a southeastern Pennsylvania nuclear plant ;says it may decide within a year to shut down some of its 11 nuclear power stations if a way to make them profitable can't be found.
A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the American West.
One person is hurt after a fire at a manufacturing plant in the St. Louis-area town of Pacific. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Clayton Corp. It took about an hour to get the blaze under control.
A factory explosion that blew out windows and injured more than a dozen people likely originated in a room where acid is used to treat the surface of ball bearings, but it could be weeks before the exact cause is determined, investigators said Tuesday.
First responders are working to determine what caused an explosion at a ball bearings plant that shattered windows, shook walls and sent at least 15 people to the hospital.
An explosion rocked a small-town ball bearings plant yesterday, shaking walls, shattering windows and sending at least 15 people to the hospital, but a company spokeswoman said none of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
There is a lot of talk about carbon cap-and-trade and energy efficiency. Carbon cap-and-trade is hailed as a market mechanism for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and energy efficiency is one of the most profitable investments most companies can make. Efficiency is also a great way to reduce energy consumption and hence carbon emissions as well. So what happens when you combine a carbon cap-and-trade with energy efficiency?
Whether it’s for internal comparisons, or for measuring the effectiveness of a company against close competitors, benchmarking is a vital continuous improvement tool. And although it’s safe to say that the average executive understands the benefits of benchmarking performance, that doesn’t necessarily mean his or her company has ever participated in such an initiative.
Innovative packages are the key in the fight against food loss and wastage. More effective barrier layers, germicidal films and freshness indicators are intended to help products to keep for longer and stop consumers’ throwaway mentality. However, despite all these improvements, companies have to keep a constant eye on process efficiency and on costs.