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  • FREE-to-attend Hazardex in the Regions: Dundee is taking place on 19 June - register NOW!

    23 May 2024

    The FREE-to-attend event includes a conference programme consisting of hazardous area engineering experts sharing vital insights & knowledge of both local & national importance. The must-attend event is also a one-stop-shop for high hazard industry products & services with key vendors showcased in a table top exhibition. All in one-place on one-day with a free lunch included - register for your free places now!...

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  • 2024 IECEx International Hydrogen Conference

    22 May 2024

    In partnership with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the United Nations UNECE, Hydrogen Council and International Renewable 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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  • Man “badly injured” in brewery explosion

    21 May 2024

    An explosion at a brewery in Cumbria, England left one person with severe injuries on 13 May. The incident happened at the Tractor Shed Brewery in the town of Workington where nearby roads were closed and locals were told to avoid the area following the blast....

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  • Three people injured by explosion at US power plant

    21 May 2024

    A fire and explosion at a power plant in Martin County, Florida injured three people on 16 May. The incident happened at the Martin Next Generation Clean Energy Center which is operated by utility company Florida Power & Light (FPL). Two employees from the company as well as a firefighter were injured....

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  • US to update Hazard Communication Standard to better protect workers, first responders

    20 May 2024

    The Department of Labor has announced a final rule from its Occupational Safety and Health Administration that will update the current Hazard Communication Standard to better protect workers by improving the amount and quality of information on labels and safety data sheets and allow workers and first responders to react more quickly in an emergency. The updates take effect on 19 July 2024....

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Chemical plant explosion injures three in US 20 May 2024

An explosion injured three people and caused a sodium hydroxide spill at a chemical facility in Macedonia, Ohio on 15 May. The incident happened while a tanker truck was being loaded with the sodium hydroxide. The blast ripped the tanker in two and caused a full evacuation of the facility....

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Polish Government issues decision in principle on Rolls-Royce SMRs 20 May 2024

Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment has issued a Decision in Principle endorsing Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology. Rolls-Royce SMR and SGP Industria have welcomed the Decision in Principle issued by Poland’s Environment Minister, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, who has said she believes the investment would be in the public interest and in line with the country’s energy and climate policies....

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Hazardex Live 2025 -- Call for Speakers now OPEN! 17 May 2024

We are now accepting abstract submissions from non-commercial speakers with experience and knowledge of process safety in high hazard industries to be considered for inclusion in the Hazardex Live 2025 Conference on 26 & 27 February 2025. If you are interested in sharing your expertise & insights with the wider hazardous area community, then submit an abstract for consideration NOW!...

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Waste management company fined after worker suffers burns to body and face 14 May 2024

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a waste management company following an incident on 14 July 2021 in which a worker suffered burns to his face and body after the crowbar he was using came into contact with a live electrical conductor....

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US Chemical Safety Board applauds new guidance to prevent hazardous materials fires and explosions 14 May 2024

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has applauded the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for taking new actions to prevent fires and explosions associated with hazardous materials....

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