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Training Requirements: Chemical Awareness & Emergency Response (Part 2 of 4)

November 13th, 2018

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 […]

2018 Turlock Central Valley Chemical Safety Day | IIAR Standards

November 5th, 2018

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.

Ammonia Week in Review | November 2, 2018

November 2nd, 2018

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, […]

Training Requirements: RMP/PSM/CalARP Overview (Part 1 of 4)

October 30th, 2018

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 […]

Ammonia Week in Review | October 26, 2018

October 26th, 2018

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 […]