Author Archives: Victoria Jones

An organization’s excellence must drive its safe operations

When a company takes time to look at its overall process safety, and realizes there is a significant room for improvement, it cannot simply “decide” to get better.  Due to the size and complexity of many company’s operations, there has to be a more robust and systematic approach to improving process safety.  To read the […]

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Chemical Characterization in the Safe Handling of Acids and Caustics

Employers must be aware of workplace hazards facing their employees and take appropriate action to minimize or eliminate exposure to these hazards.  This paper discusses the hazards and the precautions that can prevent serious health risks to workers due to exposure to corrosives.  Corrosive chemicals are essential to many work processes; however, they can enter […]

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Prevent Formation of Ignitable Mixtures

A variety of techniques can preclude fire and explosion hazards Many chemical makers use flammable and combustible liquids and, thus, face a serious risk of a fire or explosion during the handling, processing and storage of these liquids.  If containment is lost, then, depending upon the quantity released, local ventilation or draft conditions, ambient temperature […]

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DEKRA INSIGHT UNVEILS NEW BRAND & UNIFIES LEGACY SAFETY BUSINESSES

Contact Amy Chilla Phone +1 949-218-0312 Mobile +1 949-573-7830 Email amy.chilla@dekra.com Web www.dekrainsight.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2015   Oxnard, CA – September 24, 2015– DEKRA Insight today unveils a new brand identity, symbolized by the introduction of a refreshed logo and colors that signify the growth of the company’s footprint in workplace safety […]

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Assessing Thermal Stability: The Challenge of Powders

When it comes to solid materials, thermal instability can result not only from self-reaction or molecular fragmentation (decomposition), but also from oxidation – reaction of the solid with atmospheric oxygen. As the median particle size of a product decreases, the surface area to volume ratio increases, and this can accelerate the self-heating process – smoldering/glowing […]

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DEKRA INSIGHT INKS EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT TO ADD FATIGUE RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES WITH ROUNDTHECLOCK RESOURCES

Contact Amy Chilla Mobile +1 949-573-7830 Email amy.chilla@dekra.com Web www.dekrainsight.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2015 Oxnard, CA – September 1, 2015– Global safety consulting, testing, and advisory firm DEKRA Insight, today announced a partnership with noted organizational psychologist Dr. Susan Koen (CEO) and consulting firm RoundTheClock Resources, Inc. (RTC) for exclusive integration of RTC’s […]

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Color Runs : Only Fun?

The traditional Indian Holi, the spring festival – or the festival of colors – signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated by Hindu’s by the liberal throwing of highly colored powders over the participants creating a striking spectacle. The festival has, in recent times, spread to parts of Europe and North America […]

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Chilworth Technology’s Process Safety Services Help Process Manufacturing Companies Affected by New NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts

Princeton, N.J. (September 2015) – Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, announced today that its Process Safety services will help all process manufacturing companies affected by the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts, which has now been released. The new standard addresses the fundamentals of recognizing and managing combustible dust […]

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Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: Improving process safety leadership

A major global chemical company with a good reputation for safety was recently called out by Dr. David Michaels, the head of OSHA, who said: “[This company] promotes itself as having a ‘world-class safety’ culture and even markets its safety expertise to other employers, but these four preventable workplace deaths and the very serious hazards […]

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The top ten myths of dust zoning

Over 70% of powders handled in industry are capable of giving rise to dust explosions under the right conditions.  Many of these powders can be found in the food and beverage sector, including sugar, sweeteners, starch, flour, grain, vitamins, amino acids, resins, gums, flavor ingredients, caffeine, and many others. A number of these materials have […]

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