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Japan – Nuclear Industry Sets Up Risk Research Centre

Japan - Nuclear Industry Sets Up Risk Research Centre

Japan's Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) set up a Nuclear Risk Research Centre (NRRC) on October 1 with a staff of 110 to carry out research to improve safety at the country’s nuclear plants. Most of NRRC's research activities will be conducted at ...

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UK – HSE and DECC Launch New UK Offshore Regulator Website

UK - HSE and DECC Launch New UK Offshore Regulator Website

The UK Department of Energy (DECC) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), working in partnership, have formed the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR), to act as the Competent Authority responsible for implementing the requirements of the EU Directive on the safety of offshore oil and ...

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Canada – TSB Insist On Safety Auditors In Response To Rail Safety Report

Canada – TSB Insist On Safety Auditors In Response To Rail Safety Report

Transport Canada is adding 10 rail audit inspectors and requiring railway companies to meet standardized requirements for hand brake applications, all in response to rail safety recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s August report on the Lac-Mégantic train derailment. The measures, announced Wednesday by ...

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UK –  Government Rules Out Public Inquiry Into Offshore Helicopter Safety

UK - Government Rules Out Public Inquiry Into Offshore Helicopter Safety

Calls for a public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety have been rejected by the UK government. The House of Commons Transport Select Committee had recommended a "full and independent" inquiry earlier this year after four people died in a Super Puma crash near Sumburgh in ...

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CSB Releases New Safety Video, “Behind the Curve,” Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on Fatal 2010 Tesoro Anacortes Refinery Accident

October 28, 2014, Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety video into the fatal April 2, 2010, explosion and … Continue reading

Germany – Gas Pipe Explosion Kills 1, Injures 26

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A gas explosion at Ludwigshafen in western Germany on October 23 killed a building worker and injured 26 people. The blast created a crater 10 metres … Continue reading

USA – Pipeline Hauling Toxic Mix Catches Fire

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A pipeline carrying condensate, a toxic substance produced during natural gas and oil processing, caught fire in eastern Ohio early this morning. It burned several … Continue reading

Turkey Mine: Hopes Fade For 18 Trapped Coal Miners

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Rescuers are losing hope that 18 workers, trapped underground at a coal mine in southern Turkey, can be saved. Part of the pit flooded while … Continue reading

USA – Vodka Distillery Explosion Blasts Worker Through Wall

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An explosion believed to have been caused by a propane or ethanol leak sparked a fire at the East Bexar County vodka distillery in San … Continue reading

Korea – 1,100 Evacuated After Nitric Acid Leak

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Some 700 medical workers and 400 patients were evacuated from the National Police Hospital in southeastern Seoul after a toxic chemical leak, Wednesday. No casualties … Continue reading

Iran – 130 Sickened By Toxic Gas Dump

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least 130 people, most of them students, were hospitalized after inhaling a toxic gas in the southeastern city of Zahedan, … Continue reading

Ukraine – Explosion Rocks Rubber Processing Plant

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DONETSK, Ukraine  — A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal … Continue reading

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Presidential Award Bestowed on Solberg RE-HEALING™ Foam Named Winner of EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today the company was named a … Continue reading

E2S Publishes An Information Guide To Measuring Sound Levels In dB

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E2S Warning Signals, one of the world’s leading independent manufacturers of high-performance audible and visual signals for commercial, industrial, marine, onshore and offshore hazardous locations, has … Continue reading

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

ELMDENE SWITCHES TO STX PSU RANGE WITH ECOCHARGE TO POWER EN54-4 COMPLIANT FIRE SYSTEMS

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Innovative electronic fire and security products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC – announces the launch its STX range … Continue reading

INTERSCHUTZ 2015 (8 to 13 June): Germany’s biggest-ever bilateral cooperation for rescue services – Germany and China to showcase world-unique project at INTERSCHUTZ 2015

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Hannover/Berlin. Germany is helping China to modernize its emergency rescue services under a long-standing and successful partnership that was taken to a new level a … 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