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  • DEKRA process safety experts call for quick action on changes to EU Safety Data Sheets

    03 December 2020

    DEKRA safety experts advise on quick action on the changes within REACH for the production of EU Safety Data Sheets for solid substances coming into force on January 1, 2021....

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  • Liquid nitrogen leak kills two at US food processing plant

    03 December 2020

    Two workers at a food processing plant in Vernon, Los Angeles died on December 2 after a liquid nitrogen leak. Authorities said that the employees were found unconscious and not breathing in a cold room at the plant belonging to Golden West Food Group....

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  • Electric rickshaw battery explosion kills one, injures four

    03 December 2020

    A 12-year old boy was killed and four people were injured on December 2 after a battery for an electric Rickshaw exploded while charging. The incident happened in a home near India’s capital city New Delhi....

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  • President Trump appoints Bruce Walker as Senior Advisor to US Chemical Safety Board

    03 December 2020

    Bruce Walker has been appointed to a Senior Advisor post at the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), where he will work in policy and outreach in support of Chairman Katherine Lemos. Walker has previously served in various roles within the aerospace and defence industry, including as Vice President of Northrop Grumman....

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  • Hazardex 2021 Awards for Excellence – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    03 December 2020

    The 2021 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition is taking place on 16 & 17 June 2021 at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK and will once again feature the industry’s most prestigious awards evening. The 2021 Hazardex Awards for Excellence will include six categories for which nominations are now open!...

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Inquest finds death of contractor at UK chemical factory in 2018 was accidental 02 December 2020

A jury inquest into the July 2018 death of a contractor following an explosion at a chemical plant in Norwich, UK has concluded that it was accidental. The 11-day inquest into Robert Cranston’s death at the Briar Chemicals factory ended on December 1 with the area coroner offering the jury a conclusion of “accidental death”....

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Managing Director of UK construction company receives suspended sentence after employee burned in 2018 explosion 02 December 2020

The UK’s Health & Safety Executive announced on November 16 that a Managing Director of a construction company has received a suspended sentence after an employee suffered severe burns on a construction site in Swynecombe, Oxfordshire in 2018....

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China jails 53 people for March 2019 chemical plant explosion that killed 78 01 December 2020

A court in China jailed 53 people on November 30 after they were convicted of charges including bribery and negligence in relation to the March 2019 chemical plant explosion in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province that killed 78 people, injured 76 and caused a direct economic loss of 198,350,700 Chinese Yuan (£22.6m)....

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Hazardex December is available now! 01 December 2020

The digital edition of Hazardex December is now online. The issue includes features on Asset Management, Storage & Transportation, Toxic Gas, Safety Systems, and a special UKCA Focus....

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“Fire-related event” injures three and forces operations to stop at Canadian pellet plant 30 November 2020

A fire injured three employees of wood pellet manufacturer Pinnacle Pellet on November 25 at the company’s facility in Houston, British Columbia. Operations were shut down following the incident while the three workers were taken to hospital....

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