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  • CSB Urges OSHA For Combustible Dust Regulations in Wake of Ink Plant Fire Report

    Meagan Parrish of Chem.Info | January 30, 2015
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    It took just minutes for a flash fire near a bag dump station inside a New Jersey ink plant to set off an orange fireball that engulfed seven workers. All of the workers were burned, one of them seriously…

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  • Too much pressure in equipment triggered Torrance refinery explosion

    by Veronica Rocha of the LA Times | February 23, 2015
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    Too much pressure in a piece of equipment at Torrance’s Exxon Mobil refinery resulted in Wednesday’s large explosion that sent irritating ash, filled with fiberglass and glass wool, into surrounding neighborhoods.

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  • President’s EO 13650 – Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

    by the American Chemistry Council | June 13, 2014
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    The Executive Order (EO) on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security wisely directs federal agencies and stakeholders to take stock of the full range of existing industry initiatives and regulatory programs, and then look for opportunities to enhance safety and security…

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