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Five of the Most Infamous Work Zone Accidents in US History

April 13th, 2015

Often when we think about workplace accidents, it is in an abstract way. It’s one thing to read about the possibility of a molten metal spatter incident or combustible dust igniting. But when seen in the context of an actual event, these dangers tend to become a bit more real. It is for that reason […]

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FR Does It’s Job In North Dakota

March 31st, 2014

There was a drilling rig explosion last Tuesday at a rig near Watford City, ND. An ambulance took an experienced driller to the city hospital due to burn injuries. It’s been reported that his hands and his face are burned badly. However, he was wearing his flame-resistant “suit” that protected his body. This confirms the […]

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Light Crude Oil is Volatile – Article from Pipeline Magazine

March 11th, 2014

I just read an interesting article from Canada’s oil and gas magazine, Pipeline. The article speaks to the volatility of the light crude oil, like the oil that exploded after the train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec last year. This same type of oil is what is coming out of the Bakken shale region and is much […]

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Yet another combustible dust rule making update…

December 23rd, 2013

In the December issue of EHS Today there is an article titled “OSHA Rules To Plan For In 2014” written by Ron Severson and Amy Boas. In the article they talk about the OSHA Combustible Dust rule that’s in the rulemaking process. This rule had been scheduled for its Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act […]

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A Breakdown of Common Flame-Resistant Clothing Fabrics

December 19th, 2013

There are many flame-resistant fabrics in the market today and the list below covers many of the most commonly known. Having a rundown of these fabrics and a brief description might help when determining which fabrics you may want to consider for your FR clothing program. Inherent FR Fabric The term ‘inherently flame-resistant fabric’ is […]

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