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New Combustible Dust Hazards Testing Lab Opens

December 2, 2013 5:02 pm | by Fauske & Associates | News | Comments

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI), introduces its new comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing lab and education center.                                               

NJ Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

December 2, 2013 12:36 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hope Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey is offline after high moisture was found in the steam that spins the plant's turbine.                                                                  

Injured Steel Workers Released From Hospital

December 2, 2013 12:34 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The five workers injured during a fire at a steel plant in northeastern Ohio have been released from hospitals.                                                                                                

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Legal Fallout Continues Over AR Oil Leak

December 2, 2013 12:23 pm | by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | News | Comments

Lawsuits and alleged safety violations are mounting against Exxon Mobil Corp. following the rupture eight months ago of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas.                              

ND Launching Oil Spill Notification Website

December 2, 2013 11:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The North Dakota Health Department is slated to launch a website this week that will enable the public to monitor oil spills and other hazardous leaks reported in the state.                           

Federal Jury Hears Case Against Ex-BP Engineer

December 2, 2013 11:52 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jury selection is underway in the Justice Department's case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                      

9 Dead After Factory Roof Collapse

November 26, 2013 11:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A roof collapse probably caused by a blizzard has killed nine people at a food processing factory in northeast China, state media and an official said Tuesday.                                       

9 Detained Following Pipeline Blast In China

November 26, 2013 11:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police have detained seven employees of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, following last week's oil pipeline blast that killed at least 55 people when it ripped through a road lined with businesses and apartments in an eastern port city. Two Qingdao city employees also were in police custody.

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Explosion Pressure Venting

November 26, 2013 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TARGO-VENT has been developed to provide a cost effective, safe solution for explosion venting in high traffic areas.

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Death Toll At 47 From Chinese Pipeline Explosion

November 25, 2013 12:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China's largest oil refiner apologized Saturday for explosions from a ruptured oil pipeline that killed 47 people and injured 136 others in one of the country's worst industrial accidents of the year.                                                      

Jury Awards Worker $28M For Lung Damage

November 25, 2013 11:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Laclede County jury has ordered a Missouri company to pay $28 million to a worker who claimed his lungs were damaged at a compressor plant in south-central Missouri.                                          

Gas Field Tank Explosion Injures 5

November 25, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.                                                                  

CA Adopts New Flame Retardant Rules

November 22, 2013 12:07 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

On Thursday California adopted new flammability standards for furniture and other products that would allow manufacturers to stop using chemical flame retardants.

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Pipeline Blast Kills 35 In China

November 22, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded today, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country's worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.                      

Large Retailers Race Toward Safer Chemicals

November 21, 2013 3:43 pm | by Mark Rossi | Blogs | Comments

With new chemical policies in place, Target and Wal-Mart have joined Whole Foods Market in moving well beyond regulations to reduce the chemical footprints of household cleaning and personal care products sold in their stores.                               

Cleaning Up Chemicals In The Supply Chain

November 21, 2013 1:07 pm | News | Comments

In creating consumer products composed of mixtures of chemicals -- baby lotion, shampoo, cleaners, laundry soap -- chemists seek ingredients that are effective and feasible, but don't consider the hazardous properties of these chemicals and the risks they pose to the people who use them.

Multimillion Dollar Deal In Bakken Fire

November 21, 2013 12:30 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Montana man severely burned in a Bakken oil patch fire has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a Texas company accused of providing him insufficient training and equipment, according to attorneys for the plaintiff and court documents.

12 Gold Miners Die In Landslide

November 20, 2013 11:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Residents in a mining town in northern Guinea say at least a dozen people are dead after a landslide in the area where they were searching for gold.                                                        

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.                                     

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.

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