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Senior US Senator calls for mandatory local authority notification of OSHA serious violation citations 08 January 2018

In the wake of the Verla International cosmetics factory explosion that killed one person and injured more than forty in the town of New Windsor, NY, on November 20, New York Senator Chuck Schumer has called for more coordination between federal and local government agencies when a company is cited for serious health and safety violations....

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India metal plant blast claims four lives 08 January 2018

A boiler explosion at a metal plant in Surampalli near Vijayawada in the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed four workers, with five more listed as critical with between 70% and 15% burns. Local police said the blast, at GS Alloys and Castings, was due to steam pressure build up in one of the plant’s boilers....

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Hazardex 2018 Awards - Contribution to Safety Award Candidates 05 January 2018

* Contribution to Safety - A product, system or service which has made a significant contribution to safety in hazardous area environments ...

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Hazardex 2018 Awards - Best User Application Award Candidates 05 January 2018

* Best User Application - An application highlighting the benefits of a product, system or service for use in hazardous areas ...

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Hazardex 2018 Awards - Technical Innovation Award Candidates 05 January 2018

* Technical Innovation - An innovative product or system for use in hazardous area environments...

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Hazardex 2018 Awards - Best Customer Service Award Candidates 05 January 2018

* Best Customer Service - A company or corporate divisionthat has provided excellent customer service in the sector over the last two years...

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South Wales Police says steel company will not face corporate manslaughter charges for fatal 2015 explosion 05 January 2018

In a statement referring to the blast at steelmaker Celsa Steel UK in Cardiff on 18 November 2015 which killed two workers, South Wales Police said: "Following a thorough joint investigation by South Wales Police and the HSE, the Crown Prosecution Service found insufficient evidence to support gross or corporate manslaughter charges." ...

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Hazardex 2018 Exhibition 05 January 2018

The 2018 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will be taking place once again at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK on February 28 and March 1. The two-day Conference & Exhibition, which also includes workshops, free seminar content, a networking dinner and awards ceremony, aims to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information....

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OSHA fines Florida utility over fatal June power plant explosion 02 January 2018

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued $140,000 in fines against Tampa Electric (TECO), owner and operator of the Big Bend power plant which suffered a catastrophic explosion in June 2017 that resulted in five deaths and a serious injury. In the incident, the clearance of a furnace blockage sent molten slag spewing across the space under the unit where a number of staff were working. ...

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Explosion at major Venezuela refinery injures two 02 January 2018

A furnace exploded during a unit restart at Venezuela’s largest refining complex, injuring two workers, sources told Reuters on December 28. The explosion occurred at the naphtha reformer of the Cardon refinery on the Paraguana peninsula, the sources said. The two victims are receiving medical treatment....

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