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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) produces a valuable resource titled “Hydraulic Fracturing and Flowback Hazards Other than Respirable Silica. Read more

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There is one outage fact that gets little argument or pushback: Make sure everyone on the jobsite leaves each day without illness or injury. Read more

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Gary Jubb, Fibre Centre of Excellence Lead at Morgan Advanced Materials discusses the use of RCF as a furnace lining and how the petrochemical industry is preparing for a change in the form of a new alternative. Read more

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Industrial firefighting isn't like municipal response; the environments, site-specific hazards, facilities, and access areas can all be different – and post a unique set of challenges. Read more

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Safety observations are an important piece of the puzzle in transforming an organization’s safety culture. Read more

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Drone technology is rapidly being accepted by the heavy industrial sector, but until recently, confined spaced seemed to be a no man’s land for UAV inspections. Read more

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) blindly exist within several working environments and atmospheres. VOC vapors are flammable at low concentrations and are considered toxic at low levels–ultimately threatening human health long-term. Read more

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The detrimental effects of fouling affect refinery profit, environmental impact and operator safety, which in turn affect you, financial stakeholders, governing bodies, regulators and a plethora of people in between. Read more

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Fouling and corrosion of heat exchanger tubes and fin fan air-cooled condenser tubes contribute to lost heat transfer and production capacity in a variety of industrial settings, from petroleum refinery process units to chemical production facilities Read more

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Proactive safety solutions keep workers protected and productive in high-risk locations. Explore this safety guide to product features and learn how new innovations can help you and your crew breathe easier. Read more

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Catching risks and mitigating them before something goes wrong is always preferable to reacting to an incident. A robust audit program can help your organization be proactive and continually improve. Read more

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Welcome to the “5:01 Club” – aptly named for that select group of people whose plans are disrupted after normal work hours. As you know, stuff happens; it’s inevitable. Depending on how your manufacturing facility operates, problems can and do arise. Read more

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Thin blanket insulations have unique installation requirements that set them apart from traditional pre-molded insulations, like calcium silicate or expanded perlite, and even other blanket-type insulations, like mineral wool blankets. Read more

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Gas hazards can turn deadly in a matter of minutes or seconds. That’s why safety professionals everywhere spend countless hours evaluating solutions to keep their environments, and more importantly people, protected from gas exposures. Read more

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Imagine a unit of an industrial plant with a known low-level gas leak that cannot be fixed until the next plant shutdown. Area monitors can be strategically placed to section off the area from where work is being performed. Read more

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Mobile Safety in Hazardous Locations

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Mobile devices can solve many challenges in hazardous industrial environments—from monitoring lone workers to enabling predictive maintenance to streamlining field support. But a device that lacks the proper protection could seriously compromise the Read more

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After you've checked all the standard boxes regarding a workplace safety compliance program, make sure you haven't neglected one of the most crucial elements of your assessment: your employees. Read more

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Because fabricated pipe spools play an essential role in most heavy industrial projects, owners and their fabrication contractors develop long, lasting relationships that span years. With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to periodically check in Read more

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Steam systems rely on dozens of moving parts to operate properly. If even one piece of an asset malfunctions, it could spell disaster for a facility. Read more

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Despite a litany of potentially game-changing advances in digital technology in recent years—a list that continues to grow—the industrial sector in general has been slow to adapt. Read more

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