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South African mining companies agree $400m compensation for silicosis 04 May 2018

Mining companies have agreed a 5bn rand ($400m) compensation deal for tens of thousands of South African miners who contracted deadly lung diseases while working underground. The miners contracted silicosis, an incurable lung disease caused by inhaling dust from gold-bearing rocks. ...

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Get down and dirty with Sensors & Equipment from Turck Banner 02 May 2018

The demand from industry to provide sensors and equipment that can withstand arduous conditions presents an on-going challenge for manufacturers. Not surprisingly the heavy industries such as oil, gas, mining and marine pose numerous challenges but many of the so called lighter industries are also hard on automation equipment. ...

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UK company fined after DSEAR failures badly injure worker 23 April 2018

A company specialising in spray foam insulation services has been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment. Greenseal Insulation Ltd of Birmingham pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 and was fined £40,000 with costs of £11,779....

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ExVeritas Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Ex Certification Body receives highest UK business accolade 23 April 2018

Her Majesty The Queen has selected the ExVeritas as winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The Queen’s Awards are regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country and recognise ExVeritas as one of the very best businesses within its field. ...

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Det-Tronics extreme environment flame and gas detection systems 17 April 2018

Liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities in the Russian Arctic. Drilling platforms in the swells of the North Sea. Pipelines that cross miles of heaving permafrost or blowing desert sands. These are some of the settings where industrial fire and gas detectors encounter extreme conditions and yet must perform accurately and dependably....

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Draeger UK Ltd - Hazardex 2019 Exhibitor Profile 16 April 2018

For over 125 years, both in the UK & Internationally, Dräger has proven to be a trusted partner in safety. In addition other key sectors for us include Fire & Rescue, Oil & Gas and Chemical. We also serve in areas such as Hospital, Power Generation, Construction and many more....

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F.E.S. (EX) Ltd - Hazardex 2019 Exhibitor Profile 16 April 2018

F.E.S. (EX) provides a range of tailored, specialist services for industries that operate within potentially hazardous and explosive atmospheres. Our team of experienced, competent personnel have proven skills within the areas of design, process safety, Health & Safety, operations, maintenance, inspections and installations within potentially explosive atmospheres....

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SGS Baseefa - HazardEx 2019 Exhibitor Profile 16 April 2018

SGS Baseefa is the leading internationally recognised certification body for explosion protected equipment, successfully delivering ATEX certification and IECEx certification to customers around the globe.  We have consistently issued more internationally acceptable IECEx Certificates year on year than any other certification body in the world....

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European chlor-alkali industry safety improvement trend levels off 03 April 2018

The latest figures from the Euro Chlor industry association show a levelling off in the safety performance of the chlor-alkali industry in Europe. In 2016, Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) for member company personnel increased slightly from 1.9 to 2.0 compared to 2015, whilst the LTI figure for contractor staff improved from 2.1 to 1.8....

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CSA Group UK’s 2018 training programme is available to book! See our latest training offers below 19 March 2018

Our courses cover the latest legislative requirements for the Ex market - 95% of attendees have said they would recommend a CSA Group training course to their colleagues. There is a Hazardex readers’ discount of 10% - quote HAZARDEX 2018 when booking on our 2018 open courses*...

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