Tag Archives: ppe

CSB releases safety video on ammonia release

From CSB: Washington – The Chemical Safety Board has produced a seven-minute video to help employers prevent potentially deadly anhydrous ammonia incidents. The agency produced the video after investigating a release of more than 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia at Millard Refrigerated Services in Theodore, AL, in 2010. More than 150 offsite workers were exposed to the chemical and 32 ...

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Confined Space Rescue – Case Study – Part 3

Editors Note:  This is Part 3 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.   Click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2 of article, above is video of incident.   We start this article with a review and key points to consider.   On August 25, 2014 a worker entered a 3’x3’ entrance to an approximately ...

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New Mexico State University is reporting a hazmat incident on the main campus.

According to NM news http://www.lcsun-news.com/ LAS CRUCES >> New Mexico State University is reporting a hazmat incident on the main campus. The university sent out a notification around 8:30 Tuesday morning alerting the community of a spill at the Computer Center. “Emergency personnel are on the scene,” the notification reads. “Please avoid the area. The incident has resulted in the ...

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ROBBERY SUSPECT WEARING HAZMAT SUIT SOUGHT BY DURHAM POLICE

News reports from ABC 11 in Durham report: Durham police are looking for a robbery suspect who was dressed in a hazmat suit last month. Surveillance photos show the male suspect robbing the victim in the parking lot of the BP in 3100 block of North Roxboro Road on March 24. Police said the suspect took the victim’s keys at ...

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Silver Flag Airmen combine forces, strengthen AF mission

86th Airlift WingSearch Story by Airman 1st Class Larissa GreatwoodSmall RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Civil engineer Airmen from Ramstein and Spangdahlem Air Bases, Germany, and Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, joined together for Silver Flag training from March 15-22 to form bonds, work together and, ultimately, improve their abilities to accomplish their mission at any given moment. Being prepared ...

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Chemical reaction prompts evacuation at Concord business

Reposted from wsoctv.com Updated: 1:36 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Posted: 11:23 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 Chemical reaction HazMat in Concord A business was evacuated Thursday morning and a home nearby was possibly evacuated, officials said. More than 80 people were evacuated from the business. Officials said the call came in around 10:40 a.m. at Star America on ...

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Ebola puts new focus on PPE by Health Care Providers

The arrival of the Ebola virus in the US last fall caught the healthcare community by surprise and unprepared. A single case diagnosed in Dallas, TX, followed by the cases of two healthcare providers connected to the original case, dramatically illustrated this reality. The analysis and criticism from the media coverage of those events did not help to resolve or ...

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