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Gold Award for Avon Protection's Deltair SCBA Research and Design Team

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Avon's Deltair™ has been recognized with a GOLD Industrial Designers Society of America, International Design Excellence Award, for research relating to its Deltair product development.

CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey

Sun, Jan 18, 2015

East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident, an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found. 

CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident Near Mobile (AL)

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety bulletin intended to inform industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations on how to avoid a hazard referred to as hydraulic shock. The safety lessons were derived from an investigation into a 2010 anhydrous ammonia release that occurred at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc., located in Theodore, View of Cracked Pipe from Millard Investigation Alabama.

Explosion and Fire Shake Ohio Refinery

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

An explosion at an Ohio oil refinery blew out windows at homes in Lima on Saturday and could be felt at least 10 miles away, but it resulted in no injuries, police said.

Crews Extinguish Lima, Ohio Refinery Fire

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

The Husky refinery in Lima was the site of an explosion and fire Saturday, where windows were blown out and the force of the explosion was felt at least 10 miles away.

Larson Electronics Releases an Explosion Proof Fluorescent Light Cart

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Larson Electronics announced the release of an updated version of their popular wheeled cart mounted explosion proof paint spray booth light. 

Ron Ebelhar of Terracon Named 2015 Chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, senior principal with Terracon in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named chairman of the 2015 ASTM International board of directors.

Worker Trapped After Collapse at Pennsylvania Industrial Site

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

A worker is presumed dead after a silo collapsed at an industrial site in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania.

Crews Deal with Freezing Temperatures at Springfield (OH) Pallet Fire

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

Firefighters battled a huge overnight fire that destroyed a warehouse in Springfield, Ohio.

Larson Electronics Reveals an Explosion Proof Ultraviolet LED Light Fixture

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

A supplier of explosion proof and industrial grade lighting Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 365 nanometer Ultraviolet LED Light fixture approved for paint spray booths. The compact LED light head provides 35,000 mW of precise 365 nanometer ultraviolet LED light output.

Kidde Fire, Fenwal Protection, Chemetron Fire Systems to Unite Under One Brand

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Kidde Fire Systems recently announced the unification of Fenwal Protection Systems and Chemetron Fire Systems into one brand, the newly expanded Kidde Fire Systems.

US Fire Pump Introduces High-Velocity Fire Pump

Thu, Dec 4, 2014

This USFP High Velocity Fire Pump is designed for industrial fire pump applications and high-volume water supply using 600-hp or larger engines that are now available.

Two Killed in Helicopter Crash Near Salt Lake City

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Two men were killed when a helicopter crashed Tuesday into an empty industrial building north of Salt Lake City.

CSB Releases Safety Message on 30th Anniversary of Fatal Accident in Bhopal, India

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a short video safety message marking the 30th anniversary of history’s worst industrial accident.

Maple Heights (OH) Candy Warehouse Catches Fire

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Firefighters from a dozen departments worked to keep a fire from reaching an ammonia room in an industrial complex Thanksgiving Day.

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Announces 12-Foot Tall FoxFury Transformer 360 Degree Scene Light

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is pleased to officially introduce its tallest and brightest portable scene light, the Nomad Transformer.

Larson Electronics Releases a Class 2 Division 1 150 Watt LED Light Fixture

Sat, Nov 8, 2014

A manufacturer and distributor of industrial lighting Larson Electronics announces the release of a Class 2 Division 1 explosion proof high bay light fixture that provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries.

Fire at Bitcoin Mine Destroys Equipment

Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Reports of a fire in a warehouse-style facility in Thailand have raised tough questions about the wisdom of hosting expensive bitcoin mining equipment in low-cost warehouse facilities.

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Finalizes Move to Oceanside and Adds New Toll-Free Phone Number

Thu, Nov 6, 2014

FoxFury Lighting Solutions has completed its move to its corporate headquarters in Oceanside, CA, which is in the Seagate Corporate Center. North American customers can also now call FoxFury toll-free at 844-FOXFURY (844-369-3879).

Rider Joins Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. as Regional Sales Manager

Wed, Nov 5, 2014

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. today announced that David Rider has joined the company as the regional sales manager for the Midwest. In this position, Rider will be responsible for sales leadership throughout the Midwest region, active dealer support and industrial account development for Smeal's growing industrial apparatus line. Rider brings more than 30 years of progressive experience in sales leadership, product management and dealer support in the fire and public safety industries.

Streamlight Introduces Division 1 Haz-Lo Headlamp Models

Mon, Nov 3, 2014

Streamlight(r) Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting, introduced new Division 1 models for three of its signature headlamps, the Argo(r) HAZ-LO(r), the Septor(r) HAZ-LO(r), and the Trident(r) HAZ-LO(r). 

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Gold Award for Avon Protection's Deltair SCBA Research and Design Team

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