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Q&A: Navigating GHS Standards

November 19, 2013 4:05 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info sat down with Andrew Scherz, Senior Product Manager at Epson America, to talk about the GHS deadlines chemical companies now face and some strategies for a smooth implementation of the new standards. Is your company ready for the first deadline - December 1st? 

CO Proposes Air Quality Crackdown For Drillers

November 19, 2013 11:53 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards.                               

Fire At Texas Exxon Mobil Plant

November 19, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil spokesman Dave Eglinton says the fire at the King Ranch unit at Kingsville continued burning today. The gas plant remains closed following the incident.                                     

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ND Forming Pipeline Safety Panel

November 19, 2013 11:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he is forming a panel of independent engineers, industry and state officials to increase pipeline safety in the state.                                             

Uncertainties Abound In Decommissioning Efforts

November 19, 2013 11:25 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed. A decades-long journey filled with unknowns lies ahead for Japan, which took a small step this week toward decommissioning its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Update: CO Mining Accident

November 19, 2013 11:19 am | by COLLEEN SLEVIN, MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The two Colorado miners who died of carbon monoxide poisoning apparently entered an area of the mine where an explosive had been previously detonated, federal investigators said.                                

Preventing Hand Injuries At Your Facility

November 18, 2013 2:51 pm | by Brenda Nader, Kimberly-Clark Professional | Articles | Comments

Brenda Nader, a senior product supply manager at Kimberly-Clark Professional, a provider of hygiene, safety, and productivity solutions, brings her expertise to a few questions about facility safety. Read on for her insights on injury prevention and risk management on the plant floor.

Residents Return Home After Texas Pipeline Explosion

November 18, 2013 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Most residents of a rural North Texas town evacuated after a gas pipeline explosion that took place last week can now return home.                                             

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Fuel Removal At Fukushima: What's At Stake?

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Work began today to remove nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. It's the first major step toward decommissioning the plant, a decades-long process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.

CO Mine Accident Kills 2, Injures 19

November 18, 2013 11:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are trying to determine exactly what sort of accident occurred in a mine in southwestern Colorado that left two miners dead of carbon monoxide poisoning.                                                    

Fire Heavily Damages Detroit Chemical Company

November 15, 2013 11:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Detroit company that makes adhesives, paint, primers and sealants was heavily damaged by a blaze that forced authorities to evacuate surrounding homes and a nearby elementary school.                                 

Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste In NV Drawing Fire

November 15, 2013 11:06 am | by KEN RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground.    

Mississippi Refinery Fire Kills 1, Injures Another

November 15, 2013 11:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating the cause of an early Friday explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker and injured another.                                         

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Thermoplastic Couplings

November 14, 2013 4:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation introduces its PF Series non-spill thermoplastic chemical transfer couplings. 

Extreme Condition Cables

November 14, 2013 2:57 pm | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New High Durability Cables from Balluff help prevent downtime and replacement for physical, washdown, temperature and weld slag situations.

Are You Ready For An Emergency On The Plant Floor?

November 14, 2013 1:52 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Is your plant prepared for a natural disaster or on-site emergency? Are there sufficient communication channels in place for you to find out? Read on for insights from an industry expert on the importance of planning strategies and communication during an emergency situation in or around your manufacturing facility. 

Pipeline Explosion In North Texas

November 14, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas pipeline has exploded in rural North Texas, officials urged residents of a nearby town to evacuate as a precaution.                                                        

Hot Metal Spill Injures 3

November 14, 2013 11:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Three Tesla Motors employees were injured after an aluminum casting press failed at its San Francisco Bay Area factory.                                                  

Railroads Retrofitting Flammable Liquid Cars

November 14, 2013 11:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. railroads are supporting new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids to address flaws that can allow crude oil, ethanol and other substances to leak during accidents. Safety experts say the soda-can shaped cars have a tendency to split open during derailments.

3 Killed In Gas Pipeline Blast

November 14, 2013 11:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas pipeline exploded in a village in western Poland today, setting fire to homes, killing at least three people and injuring 10, police said.                                         

ND Testing For Contamination At Spill Site

November 13, 2013 12:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State health officials are working this week to verify that a 20,000-barrel oil spill in northwestern North Dakota didn't contaminate groundwater.                               

LA Parishes File Suits Against Oil Companies

November 13, 2013 11:37 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two southeast Louisiana parishes filed multiple lawsuits against numerous oil and gas companies, claiming they failed to restore damage their operations did to coastal areas while releasing toxic pollutants, in violation of state law.                                  

CA Considers Controversial Desalination Plant

November 13, 2013 10:59 am | by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials say a hotly disputed proposal to turn ocean water into tap in Orange County should be revamped to protect marine life but the company planning to build called the recommended changes a deal killer.                      

Equipment Failure Causes 2 Day Nuclear Shutdown

November 13, 2013 10:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's nuclear plant has shut down one of its units for 48 hours due to equipment failure.                                              

Spain Acquits Accused In Tanker Disaster

November 13, 2013 10:33 am | by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Spanish court acquitted all three people charged in the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off Spain's northwestern coast, which triggered a major environmental catastrophe.                                                                        

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