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While the first article in this four-part series on training provided an overview of RMP/PSM/CalARP training requirements, we will now take a closer look at the required training for general facility employees. While it may seem like only employees who operate a hazardous chemical process need training, it is not true. General employees at your […]
Thank you for attending the “IIAR Standards” presentation by Peter Thomas at the 2018 Turlock Central Valley Chemical Safety Day on November 1, 2018. Click here to download a copy of the presentation.
White Castle Distribution Center ammonia leak causes shelter-in-place for surrounding community in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Officials: Ammonia Leak Safely Cleaned Up at White Castle Processing Plant in Covington – An ammonia leak scared nearby residents and forced some to shelter in place for 5 1/2 hours into Saturday night. No one was injured, […]
In a 2010 survey done by IIAR, it was found that 60% of ammonia releases were caused by human error. Mechanical failure was the cause of 37% of accidental releases. Knowing that much of mechanical failure can be avoided by good inspection, tests, and maintenance, it is likely that a portion of the 37% of […]
A fire leads to an ammonia release in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Fire at Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Plant – Fire Chief Brian Waldrop says the leak was finally stopped Thursday afternoon by a Huntsville Fire Department Hazmat team. Now, they’re trying to determine how to best release the ammonia gasses out of the […]