LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
OSHA Launches Dialogue On Hazardous Chemical Exposures

OSHA Launches Dialogue On Hazardous Chemical Exposures

WASHINGTON — 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. The first stage of this dialogue is a request for information on the management of ...

Read More

CSB Recommends Safety Improvements to U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook Widely Used by Firefighters

CSB Recommends Safety Improvements to U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook Widely Used by Firefighters

Washington, DC, October 8, 2014—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions and releases of hazardous materials.    The CSB ...

Read More

Russia – Total CEO Dead In Runway Crash; Plow Driver Drunk

Russia - Total CEO Dead In Runway Crash; Plow Driver Drunk

MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew ...

Read More

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

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

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 winner of the 2014 EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Awards are presented in five categories: Academic, Small Business, Greener ...

Read More

 

World News

Alaska – Fire At Offshore Platform Prompts Evacuation

1-Alaska Platform Fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — 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 … Continue reading

Canada – Train Carrying Petroleum Distillate Derails, Catches Fire

1-canada-train-derailment

WADENA, Saskatchewan (AP) — A Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying dangerous goods has derailed in central Saskatchewan in Canada and has caught fire. … Continue reading

US Coast Guard Focus on Safety – Report 4th Annual Offshore Safety Conference

1-USG logo

US Coast Guard Focus on Safety – Report 4th Annual Offshore Safety Conference Safety is not only of paramount importance to the oil and gas … Continue reading

USA – Kansas Refinery Fire Injures Four

1-kansas fire

A fire at a Coffeyville, Kansas refinery early Tuesday prompted the facility to shut down and sent four workers to the hospital. CVR Refining’s 115,000-per-day … Continue reading

Canada – 15,000 Litres Of Crude Oil Spilled At Lévis Refinery

1-canada refinery spill

Quebec’s environment ministry says 15,000 litres of crude oil have been spilled from a tank at the Jean-Gaulin refinery in Lévis. The ministry put out a statement … Continue reading

Bulgaria – 15 Dead In Explosives Factory Accident

1-bulgaria explosion

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Fifteen people were confirmed dead Thursday in a blast at an explosives decommissioning factory in northwestern Bulgaria. Civil Defense chief Nikolai … Continue reading

Poland – 28 Miners Injured,1 Missing In Methane Explosion

1-polish mine

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials are searching for a miner who has been missing underground following a methane explosion. The accident occurred 660 meters (1,265 feet) … Continue reading

Tanzania – One Person Killed And 19 Hurt As Tanker Overturns & Explodes

1-Tanz tanker exp

At least one person died and 19 others were injured on Monday night after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded at Mbagala –Rangi Tatu area … Continue reading

Honeywell Fire Sentry Flame Dectors

Product News

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

Solberg pres

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

1-dB-scale-web

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

1-Elmdene_FireAlarmBeacon

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

Spectrex Logo

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

qrae-3-wireless-pumped-gas-monitor

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

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

Interschutz-2015-logo

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

solberg_foam1

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

1-e2s 5-year-warranty-web-001

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

1-E4 Cylinders (High Res)

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

Bronto BP

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