Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support was fined $1.3M for an explosion that took place in July of 2015. The explosion that took place in the facility at Newport could have been averted if the curing oven was used appropriately by following all the safety regulations and procedures as laid out in the report of a consulting engineer. Moreover, the facility should have set up a quality confined space monitor to enable timely detection of the presence of toxic gases to prevent combustion. Read on to learn about how you can prevent a major explosion from taking place.
Stanford University is researching a cost-efficient and more accurate method for the detection of methane gas. Recognizing the benefits of natural gas in reducing the dependence on carbon for fuel, Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative is looking for ways in which natural gas can be used to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Read this article to learn more.
The detection of hydrogen sulphide gas is slowly but surely gaining importance in the industry. Many incidents have been reported about workers who fall sick or die as they are overcome by exposure to hydrogen sulphide gas at the workplace. While everyone is familiar about the rotten egg smell of hydrogen sulphide gas, not all are aware about the poisonous and explosive nature of this gas. Read this article to learn more.
Chemical manufacturing companies are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of workers employed at their factory or industrial workplace. It requires compliance to OSHA’s guidelines on worker safety and safe handling of chemicals. Sometimes, chemical manufacturing companies may overlook safety for the purpose of convenience or complacency. This can have drastic consequences and can lead to unfortunate accidents due to chemical leaks.
The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently issued recommendations in an effort to protect workers and residents, while preventing chemical leaks in refineries. Setting up leak detection systems is one step towards the detection of either gas or liquid leaks. Read this article to learn more about the CSB recommendations and why they are essential to prevent any emergency situation arising due to uncontrolled gas leaks.