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  • Meeting New Silica Removal Standards: Think Outside the Box

    February 22, 2017

    Beginning in April 2016, silica particulates began to receive focused attention unlike anything that had been seen for years. The reason for the increased emphasis on silicates was a new guideline published by OSHA indicating that silica particulates present in any industrial environment must be...

  • Pneumatic Conveying and the Mitigation of Safety Issues for Respirable Crystalline Silica and Combustible Dust

    February 16, 2017

    In recent months, the critical concern about both combustible dust and respirable crystalline silica have been increasing. The safety of workers and neighborhoods surrounding industry sites where dust and silica are generated is paramount. OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is...

  • Reactor Loaders for Conveying into Explosion Risk Areas

    February 1, 2017

    Volkmann’s ATEX-approved INEX vacuum conveying system provides vacuum transfer of dry or wet powder and granules into potentially hazardous conditions. By using a sophisticated, patent-pending nitrogen purging function, INEX reduces oxygen content within the unloaded batch to below 7% (or...

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  • OSHA Proposes $89K Penalty for Concrete Manufacturer

    January 18, 2017

    On January 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to County Concrete Corp., East Orange, NJ, for one repeat and two failure-to-abate violations. OSHA conducted an inspection on July 19, 2016, as a follow-up to the...

  • Fike Corp. Names Brad Batz for Top Executive Position

    January 3, 2017

    Brad Batz was named the chief executive officer and president of the Fike Corp. on Tuesday with an immediate effective date, the Blue Springs, MO company announced by press release. Serving as the company’s president since 2014, members of Batz’s family have worked for Fike for three...

  • Explosion-Proof and Purged & Pressurized Motors, Resolvers

    January 3, 2017

    Empire Magnetics offers motors and resolvers for use in hazardous environments where combustible vapors or dust are present. Explosion proof (EP) devices are designed to withstand and contain expected explosions. Purged and Pressurized (PT) devices are intended to prevent an explosion from...

  • OSHA Fines Plastics Manufacturer $274K after Severe Injuries

    January 3, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties of $274,934 to a New Philadelphia, OH plastics manufacturer after its investigation of a second debilitating injury suffered by an employee in less than 18 months. The agency...

  • 22 Trapped Coal Miners Rescued in China after Explosion

    December 2, 2016

    22 coal miners trapped in a northeastern China mine after a fire broke out Tuesday were successfully rescued, multiple news organizations reported. Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said that an accident explosion occurred at the private, unlicensed coal mine in Qitaihe City at about 9 p.m.,...

  • Explosion Proof Equipment Market to Hit $8.2B by 2022

    November 28, 2016

    The global market for explosion proof equipment is expected to reach a value of $8.2 billion by 2022, a new report by Allied Market Research forecasts, with the explosion prevention equipment segment leading revenue through the period. Researchers predict that the market will grow at a compound...