ASSE Prez: Safety Pros Are Not ExpendableDES PLAINES, IL -- In his address this week to attendees of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering's Conference in Calgary, Alberta, ASSE President C. Christopher Patton, CSP, discussed how safety, health and environmental professionals are weathering the difficult economic times and how businesses could lose productivity, efficiency and profitability without their expertise.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Imperial Sugar Refinery report: routine housekeeping might have prevented explosion
|Workers Comp Insider -Imperial Sugar Refinery report: routine ...|
By Julie Ferguson
A year and a half after the Imperial Sugar combustible dust explosion, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued its final report on the explosion, which killed 14 workers and injured 36 others, leaving some with permanent, life-altering ...
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“The CSB recommendations are excellent guidance for the control and management of combustible dust," Sheptor said. "Imperial accepts the CSB recommendations ...
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Imperial Sugar Tragedy: "Entirely Preventable" | CtW Connect
By Jason Lefkowitz
The culprit is what experts call “combustible dust” — tiny particles of certain materials (like sugar) that are thrown off in manufacturing and agricultural processes. Unless steps are taken to disperse the particles, they build up ...
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
|Sawdust Fire Proves Difficult to Extinguish in Ind.|
Firehouse.com (subscription) - USA
... Chief Dave Huff said he was unsure what ignited the highly combustible material. ... Also, a cable holding up the dust collector unit, or baghouse, ...
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sugar Case Gets Hearing
GPB - Atlanta,GA,USA
... Feburary of 2008 that investigators believe was caused by combustible dust. The plaintiffs allege that the operators maintained lax safety precautions. ...
Thursday, September 10, 2009
- OSHA continues crackdown on combustible dust hazards
- By Rich Christianson - Would your plant pass muster if Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors knocked on your door unannounced looking for potential combustible dust hazards?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
BLEVE stands for Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
If a tank containing liquid is subjected to external fire, the heat from the fire lead to boiling of the liquid. This in turn leads to increased pressure in the tank. This “boiling” liquid and “expanding” vapor may increase the pressure significantly and cause the tank to rupture. If the released liquid is flammable , it can catch on fire resulting in a fire and explosion.
The following video demonstrates the BLEVE phenomenon:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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By Fred Hosier
lack of employee training; exposure to electric shocks; lack of fall protection; lack of machine guards; exposure to noise hazards; struck-by dangers, and; accumulation of combustible dust. Sims also faces other-than-serious citations ...
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