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Fireball Whisky Dispels Internet Rumors

October 29, 2014 10:45 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky assures its customers that the product is perfectly safe to drink. There is no recall in North America. Late last week Sazerac, the makers of Fireball, was contacted by its European bottler about an ingredient that was out of compliance with regulations.

18 Miners Trapped As Coal Mine Collapses

October 28, 2014 11:08 am | by Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | News | Comments

A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed Tuesday, trapping 18 workers underground as water...

130 Sickened By Toxic Gas Dump

October 27, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 130 people, most of them students, were hospitalized after inhaling a toxic gas in the...

Derailment, Explosion Caused By Distracted Driver

October 23, 2014 10:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A dump truck driver who caused a 15-car derailment and chemical explosion was on the...

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Mine Operators Were Warned Before Accident

October 22, 2014 10:06 am | by STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal mine inspectors say operators were warned numerous times of potential danger at the Revenue-Virginius Mine days before two men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2013.                                                     

Oil Company CEO Dies In Plane Crash

October 21, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.                                      

When A Worker Loses An Arm, Who Knows About It?

October 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health | Blogs | Comments

Did you know that if you lose an eye or a limb at your current job, your employer is not required to report it to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Well, that’s about to change.                                          

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Explosion Rocks Rubber Processing Plant

October 20, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.                              

3 Hurt In Chemistry Lab Explosion

October 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police in upstate New York say three students were rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a chemical explosion at the University of Rochester.                                

More Needed To Improve Oil Train Safety

October 16, 2014 10:27 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.    

5 Solutions For Supply Chain EHS Performance Neglect

October 15, 2014 2:34 pm | by Paul Leavoy, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

The need to manage environment, health and safety performance across organizations has never been more apparent. The increased reliance on supply chains extending across the globe, the visibility afforded by online communications and the need to improve end-to-end sustainability are compelling businesses to account for EHS performance across the supply chain.

Study Links Hundreds Of Ohio Quakes To Fracking

October 14, 2014 5:13 pm | by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique.                               

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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.

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.

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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.                                                                        

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.

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 ...

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