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  • FREE-to-attend safety conference & exhibition THIS WEEK in Dundee -- register NOW!

    18 June 2024

    The FREE-to-attend Hazardex in the Regions event on 19 June will include 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 your free places now!...

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  • Industry groups call for action to meet UK hydrogen targets in new workforce foresighting report

    17 June 2024

    Urgent action is needed in order for the UK to meet the government’s target to increase hydrogen production, according to a new Workforce Foresighting Hub report. The new report was carried out to identify future skills demands to be addressed to meet the challenge of increasing hydrogen production....

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  • Feed mill explosion kills worker, seriously injures two others in South Africa

    17 June 2024

    A worker was killed and two others were left with serious injuries after an explosion at a feed mill in South Africa on 10 June. The incident happened at a facility operated by diversified feeds and poultry business Quantum Foods in the town of Malmesbury, around 40 miles (65 km) north of Cape Town....

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  • TotalEnergies and Air Products sign green hydrogen delivery agreement

    17 June 2024

    TotalEnergies and Air Products have signed a 15-year agreement for the annual supply in Europe of 70,000 tons of green hydrogen starting in 2030. This first long-term deal follows TotalEnergies’ call for tenders for the supply of 500,000 tons per year of green hydrogen to decarbonize TotalEnergies’ European refineries....

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  • Explosion at Polish weapons factory kills one

    17 June 2024

    A blast at a munitions factory in southeastern Poland killed one worker and injured several others on 10 June. The incident happened at the Mesko arms factory in the city of Skarzysko-Kamienna and caused a significant fire to break out....

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Impact inspections find 247 violations at 15 mines with histories of repeated health, safety violations 17 June 2024

The US Department of Labor has announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) completed impact inspections at 15 mines in 11 states in April 2024, issuing 247 violations and two safeguards. An inspector issued safeguards due to site-specific standards at underground coal mines to address safety hazards related to transportation of miners and materials in haulage ways....

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Four-legged, dog-like robot ‘sniffs’ hazardous gases in inaccessible environments 17 June 2024

Nightmare material or truly man’s best friend? A team of researchers equipped a dog-like quadruped robot with a mechanized arm that takes air samples from potentially treacherous situations, such as an abandoned building or fire....

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Hazardex Awards 2025 -- Call for Nominations now OPEN! 17 June 2024

The nomination period for the industry's most prestigious accolades is now OPEN! Get your nominations in before 31 October to reward those that you think are most deserving of recognition - remember, nominating a company is completely FREE! There are four categories to nominate for with winners announced following a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live 2025 on 26 February. Nominate now!...

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Hazardex Live 2025 -- Call for Speakers now OPEN! 17 June 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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Investigation launched into another toxic gas release at Honeywell facility in US 11 June 2024

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has announced that it is deploying a team of chemical incident investigators to investigate a release of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid (HF) that occurred on 7 June 2024 at the Honeywell International Fluorine Products facility in Geismar, Louisiana. The incident seriously injured a worker and is the third serious incident at the facility in the last three years....

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