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Next Gen Industrial Revolution X.0

IN THE 1700s, we had the first Industrial Revolution, with the adoption of steam and water power and mechanisation. In the late 1800s, we had the second, with the advent of assembly lines and mass production, and electricity. In the 1980s, the third Industrial Revolution introduced computers and aut…

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Lithium Ion Batteries

Rumpke workers are returning to work Thursday morning after a fire broke out overnight at a recycling center in St. Bernard, forcing them out of the building.

The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. at the recycling center on Vine Street. Officials said the fire broke out in…

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MHI Risk Assessment

Ammonia Leak at a Taylor Farms

According to a Salinas acting fire battalion chief Keith Emery, an ammonia system was being worked on and the cause of the leak was due to a valve failing.


A cloud of ammonia was seen.

The leak was outside so the fire department let the gas dissipate natura…

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Chemical Gas Explosion

JOHANNESBURG - At least 50 people have been injured after a chemical gas explosion at a building in Olifantsfontein.

Paramedics said that when they arrived on the scene, the structure had been evacuated.

Patients are being treated in various hospitals.


ER24's Russel Meiring said that …

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Firefighters battle fire at plastic recycling facility in St. Helens

ST. HELENS, OR (KPTV) – Firefighters are battling a fire at a plastic recycling facility in St. Helens.

Columbia River Fire & Rescue says the fire broke out Sunday afternoon at ORPET on Old Portland Road.


Several bins that hold plastic for recycling caught fire, sending a huge …

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Safety Moment

Start your daily meetings with a Safety Moment





Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. Electrical charges are generated when two objects or materials that have been in contact with each other are separated.

Static can occur …

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Installation of an underground propane tank

Explosion in Under Ground Storage Tanks

Underground Storage Tanks

How does your facility manage the underground storage tanks?

The things to consider when you have underground storage tanks

  • Operator Training
  • Proper records tracking and availability
  • maintain regulatory compliance
  • proper installation, modification, and repair of UST systems
  • Spill and overfil…

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Plant Safety Process

Underground tanks in a fuel station.



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Qualifications for Safety Officers

What are the requirements for safety officers in your organisation? Operations experience, qualifications or anything goes?

Job Specific Risk Assessment - Logistics

Example of Risk Assessments

On this page you will find example risk assessments which show the kind of approach government expects a small business or workplace to take.

The examples show how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment.

If you can't find your ind…

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Contents of the Health and Safety Plan for Contractor

  1. Purpose                                                                                                           
  2. Proj…

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The Basis of Safety

The Basis of Safety will illustrate how to identify your process risks.

Update: Criminal measures taken against 26 following fatal Chinese chemicals explosion


LOCAL authorities in China have taken “criminal coercive measures” against 26 people following a chemical plant explosion that killed 78 people and injured more than 600, reports state news agency Xinhua.

The plant, which exploded at about 14:50 local time on 21 March, was owned …

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Design Phase

When planning for a large project, how much of effort do you invest in constructing the foundations for your project? How much time and money, are you willing to spend on the HAZOP, fire risk assessment and design review for your project? DO YOU CUT COSTS and are YOU prepared to take the risk of a c…

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Process Safety explained

Process safety generally refers to the prevention of unintentional releases of chemicals, energy, or other potentially dangerous materials (including steam) during the course of chemical processes that can have a serious effect to the plant and environment. Process safety involves, for example, the…

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Process Safety Explained

A common tool used to explain the various different but connected systems related to achieving process safety is described by James T. Reason's Swiss cheese model. In this model, barriers that prevent, detect, control and mitigate a major accident are depicted as slices, each having a number of ho…

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