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  • 2024 IECEx International Hydrogen Conference

    16 April 2024

    In partnership with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the United Nations UNECE, Hydrogen Council and International Renewal Energy Agency (IRENA), the IEC and IECEx are hosting the 2024 IECEx International Hydrogen Conference in Singapore on 29 May 2024....

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  • Hazardex Live 2025

    16 April 2024

    Taking place on 26-27 February 2025, Hazardex Live 2025 is a two-day Conference, Exhibition, and Awards ceremony dedicated to those concerned with protecting Personnel, Process & Plant in hazardous area environments. Get in touch now to find out how you can participate as a Delegate, Exhibitor, Sponsor, or Speaker!...

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  • Electric vehicle battery manufacturer cited for serious safety violations

    16 April 2024

    For the second time in less than a year, federal workplace safety inspectors have found a global electric vehicle battery manufacturer exposing employees to serious safety and health hazards at its Commerce plant, after workers suffered potentially permanent respiratory damage in an October 2023 lithium battery fire....

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  • Fire crews stand down following four day blaze at Scottish battery recycling plant

    16 April 2024

    Firefighters have stood down four days after attending an incident at a battery recycling facility in Kilwinning, Scotland on 8 April. At its height, around 40 firefighters and six fire engines were mobilised to the scene after the alarm was raised at a site operated by Fenix Battery Recycling....

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  • Explosion at oilseed processing plant critically injures one

    16 April 2024

    An explosion at a French oilseed plant left one person with serious injuries on 10 April. The incident happened at a facility operated by Saipol in the port of Sète near Montpellier on France’s southern coast....

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Conveyor belt at one of Brazil’s busiest ports closed due to explosion risk 16 April 2024

The Port of Paranagua, one of the busiest sugar and grain export terminals in Brazil, has had one of its conveyor belts shut down after authorities said there was a risk of explosion. Although the conveyor was closed on 1 April, exports at the port have continued with five more conveyors continuing to operate....

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BYLOR JV complies with two enforcement notices for fire safety shortfalls at Hinkley Point C 16 April 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has confirmed that contractors Bouygues Travaux Publics SAS and Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited, who are the joint venture partners in BYLOR JV, have complied with two enforcement notices served on them for shortfalls in fire safety at the Hinkley Point C construction site....

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Hydroelectric power plant explosion kills seven in Italy 10 April 2024

An explosion at a hydroelectric power plant in northern Italy killed seven people on 9 April. Another five people were rushed to hospital in serious conditions after the blast at the plant in Bargi near Bologna....

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Hazardex in the Regions return in 2024 09 April 2024

We are excited to announce the return of our one-day regional events in 2024! The free to attend Hazardex in the Regions events are taking place in Dundee, Ellesmere Port, and Southampton in June, September and October respectively. The events comprise a conference programme of high-profile speakers presenting insights of local & national relevance, as well as an exhibition consisting of leading high hazard industry companies showcasing the latest products and services. Register for FREE now!...

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US Chemical Safety Board launches investigations Into two toxic chemical incidents 09 April 2024

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has launched investigations into toxic chemical releases at two facilities in Louisiana during 2023: the release of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and chlorine at the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies facility in January 2023, and the release of ethylene oxide (EtO) at the Dow Chemical Louisiana Operations facility in July 2023....

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