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Safety Consulting Engineers, a DEKRA Insight Company, Announces Department of Transportation Approval for Explosives Examining and Testing

Schaumburg, IL – April 18, 2017Safety Consulting Engineers (SCE), a DEKRA Insight company, today announced that it has been approved as a Department of Transportation (DOT) PHMSA Competent Authority (CA2010040008) laboratory facility, valid through January 31, 2022. Under this authority, SCE may examine, test, and recommend explosives, energetics, and hazardous materials for DOT transportation classification 1-9.

SCE is one of only six authorized CA agencies in the US, and provides full-service Laboratory-scale up to Large-scale testing at their facilities. Receiving a Competent Authority Approval requires applicants to have their materials examined by an approved laboratory and examiners. DOT explosives testing performed at a laboratory that is not DOT approved will not be recognized by the DOT and the EX application will be denied.

SCE was first granted laboratory Competent Authority approval back in 1999, and has a staff of experts with over 150 years’ combined experience with safely testing explosives, blasting agents and precursors, energetics, and hazardous materials.

“SCE has been commended by DOT as the experts when it comes to explosives. We have assisted numerous clients to obtain the required approvals to safely transport their explosives and other hazardous materials in accordance with current regulations. We are pleased to continue this offering to our clients,” commented Bernadette Reyes, SCE’s DOT Examiner.

For more information regarding DOT CA and/or other regulatory compliance, and any associated testing, please contact SCE at 847-925-8100 or visit sceinc.com.

About Safety Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Safety Consulting Engineers, Inc. (SCE) is an approved test agency, recognized by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to test and examine explosives or potentially explosive substances and recommend the proper shipping classification.

About DEKRA Insight

As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and business partner to many of the world’s largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. Our knowledge and experience enables clients to mitigate risk to their employees, business, and the community in a quantifiable manner and in the process, enhance business performance.

DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.

DEKRA Insight Process Safety Team Helps Launch First Nano Particulate Testing Laboratory in Belgium

Wallonia, Belgium – January 5, 2017 – DEKRA Insight, a global leader in safety at work, today announced its process safety team’s participation in helping the first Nano particulate testing lab in Belgium come online.

DEKRA Insight’s process safety team from France and the Polish Laboratory ANKO helped with the installation of the 20 liter sphere which is vital to the operations and testing functions of the lab. The new nanoparticle laboratory of ISSeP (Institut Scientifique de Service Public) was opened in Colfontaine (Wallonia - Belgium). The lab allows for testing of Nano particles, specifically to their flammability and explosive nature.

Nano particles are present everywhere, especially in the industries which deal with or include fine chemicals in their products such as the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, automotive and packaging industries. This new lab allows organizations within these industries to do more detailed testing to prevent future exposures and most importantly, keep workers safe.

For more information about DEKRA Insight’s process safety services in France, please visit our website.

About DEKRA Insight

As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and partner to many of the world’s largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. With a passionate, scientific approach to transforming safety, our clients mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner–and in the process, enhance business performance.

DEKRA Insight is made up of legacy businesses BST, Chilworth, and RCI Safety and has over 500 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.

DEKRA Insight to Present at 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

Oxnard, CA – September 20, 2017 – DEKRA Insight, a global leader in safety at work, will be presenting five different topics at the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering on October 1-5, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

The Congress will be held in October 1st – 5th , 2017, coinciding with Expoquimia (Chemical Industry Exhibition held each three years in Spain), in FIRA of Barcelona, Spain. This group of events is a consortium of researchers and specialists in practically all areas of chemical engineering focused on the development of innovative processes that will be vital for the industry of tomorrow.

DEKRA Insight is presenting a range of sessions at the Congress under the umbrella of Beyond PSM: Leadership, Human Factor, Competence, SIF Exposure Rate & Lessons Learned. The Process Safety team will be presenting the following topics:

  • The Impact of Cognitive Bias on Process Safety Outcomes
  • Implementing a Serious Injury and Fatality Exposure Rate in the Chemical Industry
  • Leadership’s Role in Catastrophic Incident Prevention: Developing Influence Through the Principals of High Reliability Safety
  • Lessons Learnt from Recent Incident Investigations Initiated by Unusual Causes: Boil-over, Shockwave, Electrostatic Sources
  • Turning Training Into Competency Through Expertise, Technology and Modern Pedagogy

Additionally, DEKRA Insight will have a stand at the co-exhibition Expoquimia presenting solutions in the area of process safety and environmental services. The DEKRA Insight stand will be located in pavillion 2, street D, stand 273.

About DEKRA Insight

As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and partner to many of the world’s largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. With a passionate, scientific approach to transforming safety, our clients mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner—and in the process, enhance business performance.

DEKRA Insight is a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.

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