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EU-OSHA publishes discussion paper on exoskeleton use in the workplace 10 December 2019

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has issued a discussion paper on new body-worn assistive devices — so-called exoskeletons....

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Generation from renewables edges close to that from fossil fuels in Europe and UK for third quarter of 2019 10 December 2019

UK-based energy data service provider and consultancy EnAppSys has released its latest quarterly review of the EU and UK energy markets showing near parity between renewables and fossil fuels in both markets. ...

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Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition - OFFERS ENDING SOON 10 December 2019

The Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, will take place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, north-eastern England, moving back from Runcorn to the elegant North Yorkshire spa town, its original home. ...

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Explosion and fire at Wyoming oilfield site injures three 09 December 2019

Emergency units were dispatched to an explosion and fire at an oil and gas field compressor station near the Wyoming community of Carpenter on December 5....

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New report finds Nigeria has lost $42bn to crude oil theft in last decade 09 December 2019

A report published by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has revealed that crude oil and refined products worth $41.9 billion have been stolen in Nigeria since 2009. The report, titled ‘Stemming the increasing cost of oil theft in Nigeria’, urges the federal government to embrace new technologies to combat oil theft and pipeline vandalism....

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Dealing with dust: how to eliminate harmful particles in workplace facilities

Earlier this year, the head of the National Coal Miners’ Union called for urgent action to be taken in the regulation of silica dust in mines, which has been linked to a resurgence of potentially fatal black lung disease....

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Reliable leak detection in industrial gas pressure-relief stations

Belgian inspection company The Sniffers used the FLIR GF77 uncooled optical gas imaging camera during a leak detection job at one of Belgium’s leading chemical groups. Tessenderlo Kerley International is a chemical group that supplies value-added liquid, soluble, and solid plant nutrition for agriculture applications. ...

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Earth tremor risk halts UK fracking plans

On November 2, the UK government imposed an indefinite suspension on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations due to fears about earth tremor risk. The government announced the suspension after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said it was impossible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by shale gas extraction....

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