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EU Updates Nuclear Safety Regulations

EU Updates Nuclear Safety Regulations

The European Council adopted the new Nuclear Safety Directive, which must now be translated into EU member states’ national law within three years. It provides more power and independence for national regulatory authorities, will also introduce periodic national safety assessments and on-site emergency preparedness and response ...

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UK – HSE Release 2013/14 Annual Report

UK - HSE Release 2013/14 Annual Report

The latest annual report from the UK Health and Safety Executive highlights the agency’s activities and areas of focus over the year. Over the period covered by the report, 51% of HSE inspections targeted the construction industry, 37% manufacturing, 3% waste and 9% other industries. Key achievements ...

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CSB Emphasizes Existing Resources Available on Hot Work Safety

CSB Emphasizes Existing Resources Available on Hot Work Safety

Safety Videos, Safety Bulletin and Accident Investigations Call Attention to the Hazards of Welding or Cutting Near Storage Tanks Washington, DC, August 6, 2014 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today emphasized the hot work safety resources available free of charge through the agency’s website ...

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Canada – Sawmill Owner Fined C$724,000 Over Fatal 2012 Dust Explosion

Canada - Sawmill Owner Fined C$724,000 Over Fatal 2012 Dust Explosion

The company that owns the British Columbia sawmill where two workers were killed and 22 others injured in an explosion and fire has been ordered by WorkSafeBC to pay more than $724,000 in penalties and levies. The April 23, 2012 blaze at Lakeland Mills in Prince ...

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World News

Australia – Hazelwood Coal Mine Operator Says Fire Hotspot Undetected

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The operator of Hazelwood coal mine, GDF Suez, says it had not detected a smouldering hotspot before a fire started in the mine last week. … Continue reading

Turkey – Death Toll In Oil Tanker Explosion Reaches 30

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The death toll has reportedly reached 30 following the explosion of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker eastern Turkey, in which two long-distance coaches and … Continue reading

Taiwan – Gas Explosion Investigation Zeroes In On Petrochemical Firm

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in Taiwan’s second-biggest city zeroed in on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed … Continue reading

Taiwan – Expert Urges Firefighters To Improve Chemical Fire Control

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Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) Firefighters should improve their ability to prevent and control chemical fires in the wake of the gas explosions that killed dozens … Continue reading

Canada – Safety Investigators Looking Into Fire That Closes Down Deep Panuke Gas Well

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HALIFAX – An electrical fire on the Deep Panuke natural gas platform off Nova Scotia is being investigated by the regulator for the offshore oil … Continue reading

China – 75 Dead In Factory Blast

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BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in an explosion at a Chinese auto parts factory has risen to 75, as investigators fault poor safety measures … Continue reading

Nigeria – Controversy Erupts Over Oil Cleanup

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, either by the … Continue reading

Kazakhstan – Two Injured In Gas Refinery Fire

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Two people have been injured in a fire at Zhanazhol gas refinery of CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) AktobeMunaiGas oil company in Aktobe Oblast in western … Continue reading

Honeywell Fire Sentry Flame Dectors

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ELMDENE TO ILLUMINATE IFSEC 2014 WITH INNOVATIVE AND APPROVED EN54-23 FIRE ALARM BEACON

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Innovative electronic fire and security products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC – is bringing to market an EN54-23:2010 … Continue reading

SharpEye 40/40I Protects Brussels International Airport Hangars

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Three adjacent aircraft hangars at Zaventem Brussels International Airport have recently been equipped with SharpEye 40/40-I Triple IR Flame Detectors. The brand new JetAirFly JetAirport … Continue reading

RAE Systems Introduces First Wireless, 4-Gas Pumped and Diffusion Monitor For Real-time Industrial, Oil & Gas and Emergency Response Gas Detection

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RAE Systems Inc., the leader in wirelessly connected gas and radiation detection solutions, today introduced the industry’s first wireless, portable, 4-gas pumped and diffusion gas … Continue reading

Safer Systems delivers free chemical emergency response smartphone app

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Safer Systems, a leading chemical emergency response solutions provider has announced the debut of Safer Mobile Response, a smartphone and tablet supported application integrating the … Continue reading

Hazard prevention at the focus of INTERSCHUTZ 2015

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Hannover/Germany: The countdown for INTERSCHUTZ 2015 in Hannover has begun. Exhibitors from 38 countries have already registered. Even with about a year left to go, … Continue reading

Solberg Introduces RE-HEALING™ Foam System Upgrade Program Initiative Replaces Fluorine-based Foam Concentrates in Foam/Water Sprinkler Systems

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today a program to replace fluorine-based … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals creates a library of technical bulletins

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E2S Warning Signals creates a library of technical bulletins E2S designs and manufactures high performance audible and visible signalling devices for use in industrial, marine … Continue reading

GROUND-BREAKING TOTAL FLOODING SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AWARDED UL LISTING

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, USA. 9th June 2014: Firetrace International has achieved UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Listing for its “next generation” E4 clean agent total room fire suppression … Continue reading

Bronto Supply New hydraulic platform for BP Gelsenkirchen

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Bronto Skylift deliver a 44-meter hydraulic platform to petrochemical plant BP in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bronto’s F 44 RPX SE is a specially designed ‘Super Extinguisher’ … Continue reading

New LNG Training Facility For Falck Risc

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Falck Risc in the Netherlands, provider of education and training in preventing and fighting incidents in the industrial sector and for public services, has extended … Continue reading