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Disgruntled Employee Hijacks Coal Train

October 13, 2014 11:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he was apprehended.                                                  

OSHA Launches Dialogue On Hazardous Chemical Exposures

October 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by U.S. Dept. Of Labor | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.                                   

Fiber Optic Signals

October 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MICRONOR introduces two new inherently safe, fiber optic signaling products for the industrial automation, robotic and medical markets.

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Fire-Safe Globe Valves

October 9, 2014 9:44 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Conval | Product Releases | Comments

Conval offers Clampseal fire-safe globe valves for refining and chemical plants where fire safety is a major concern. 

6 Ways To Encourage Warehouse Safety

October 9, 2014 1:00 am | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

Maintaining a safe working environment in your warehouse is just as important as your productivity. Productivity declines when accidents disable skilled employees or damage equipment and materials. Safety as a result must be taken seriously. Here are six ways to encourage your crew to work safely.

Eradicating The Harmful Impacts Of Manufacturing

October 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Plymouth University | News | Comments

Plymouth University scientists confirm a new technique for applying high-quality finishes in engineering reduces the harmful impact by more than 98%.                                        

Train Carrying Petroleum Distillate Derails, Catches Fire

October 7, 2014 5:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying dangerous goods has derailed in central Saskatchewan in Canada and has caught fire.                                  

Extinguishing Factory Fire Risks

October 7, 2014 11:37 am | by Zurich Insurance Company | Blogs | Comments

Check out this infographic on the three common causes of factory fires.                                                                        

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5 Tips To Extinguish Factory Fire Risks

October 7, 2014 11:32 am | by Zurich Insurance Group | Articles | Comments

Creating a basic pre-fire plan can help a manufacturing facility prevent injuries, loss of life and production downtime. That’s why Zurich North America is recognizing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) and recommending that factory owners take five important steps to help increase fire safety at their buildings.

Miner Missing After Methane Explosion

October 7, 2014 10:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Polish officials are searching for a miner who has been missing underground following a methane explosion.                                             

Turkey Cracks Down On Oil Smugglers Aiding IS

October 6, 2014 10:20 am | by DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Analysts estimate that the Islamic State group gets up to $3 million a day in revenue from oil fields seized in Iraq and Syria. Oil smuggling was a booming business until about six months ago, when Turkish authorities ramped up a multi-layered crackdown that has significantly disrupted the illicit trade... 

5 Dead In Fireworks Plant Blast

October 6, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say five people were killed early Monday in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory.                                               

Selecting the Right Safety System For Your Application

October 6, 2014 9:28 am | by Matt Dodds, OMRON Automation and Safety | Articles | Comments

Safety is the number one responsibility of every manufacturer. The most challenging applications to ensure safety are those where personnel are required to work with potentially hazardous operations such as machining, welding, movement of a robot arm, etc. The best safety device is the one that offers maximum safety with minimum impact on machine operations at the lowest possible cost.

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Fire At Offshore Platform Prompts Evacuation

October 3, 2014 10:28 am | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire Thursday at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced four workers to evacuate.                                                    

15 Dead In Explosives Factory Accident

October 3, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifteen people were confirmed dead Thursday in a blast at an explosives decommissioning factory in northwestern Bulgaria.                                             

Mine Safety Violations Down

October 2, 2014 10:52 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of chronic safety violators among mine operators has fallen sharply in recent years, according to government figures being released Thursday.                             

A Look At CA's Landmark Plastic Bag Ban

October 1, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is ...

Large Fire At Seattle Manufacturing Building Releases Chemicals

October 1, 2014 10:39 am | by Manuel Valdes - Associated Press | News | Comments

A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals. The fire ...         

Rebuilding After Disaster Strikes

October 1, 2014 1:00 am | by Leon Smith IV, Vice President, Niagara Lubricant Company, Inc. | Articles | Comments

In August 2011, the factory owned by Niagara Lubricant Company, Inc., a Buffalo-area, family-owned business since 1923, went up in flames in a four-alarm chemical fire. Leon Smith IV, Vice President of Niagara Lubricant shares his top five tips for responding to a company disaster that helped the company rebuild and flourish.

Feds Unveil Cleanup Plan For Nuclear Waste Dump

September 30, 2014 6:45 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to ...    

Greenbrier Leads Call For Safer Tank Car Design

September 30, 2014 11:27 am | by Greenbrier | News | Comments

Greenbrier's Tank Car of the Future is designed for safer transportation of crude, ethanol and other flammables in North America, as well as use with other hazardous materials traffic.                

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) expects to start production at a record 10 major projects in 2014, adding new capacity of approximately 300,000 net oil equivalent barrels per day and contributing to profitable production growth

Judge Leaves Legal Openings For Villagers In Exxon Suit

September 25, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has left a small legal opening for some Indonesian villagers to pursue a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for human rights abuses allegedly committed by Indonesian troops guarding an Exxon natural gas field.                                 

Oil Reps Say ND Has Proper Rail Shipment Rules

September 24, 2014 3:55 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil producers in North Dakota are objecting to any new state regulations that would require them to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars.                         

Explosion At Plastics Plant Injures 1

September 24, 2014 3:53 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say one person was injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada.                                               

Worker Injured In Natural Gas Blast Dies

September 24, 2014 3:51 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

One of four men injured in a blast at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank has died, a Salt Lake City hospital official confirmed Wednesday.                                     

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