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Ammonia Week in Review | August 5, 2022

August 5th, 2022

OSHA Deals Out $110k Fine Following Ammonia Leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak at Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Facility Leads to Citations – In January 2022, an ammonia leak caused 50 workers to evacuate a Georgia poultry processing plant. According to a press release, two workers were hospitalized and one was treated […]

RAGAGEP: Historical Variants and the Importance of IIAR Standards | Part 2: Defining RAGAGEP and Historical Perspectives

January 25th, 2022

Uriah Donaldson, OHST, presented a technical paper at the 2019 RETA National Conference and 2021 IIAR National Conference titled RAGAGEP: Historical Variants and the Importance of IIAR Standards.  This is the second post in a series of blogs which include excerpts from his technical paper.  Defining RAGAGEP and Historical Perspectives The notable origin of the acronym RAGAGEP […]

Ammonia Week in Review | August 27, 2021

August 27th, 2021

Employees are evacuated due to a fire at a cold storage with 1,000 lbs of ammonia in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Evacuation Ordered after Blaze Breaks out at Warehouse Containing ‘1,000 lbs of Ammonia’ – Police in Puyallup, Washington, issued the mandatory evacuation of area homes and businesses within an area of slightly more […]

Ammonia Week in Review | July 17, 2020

July 17th, 2020

A chicken processor fails to overturn ammonia-related OSHA violations in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Chicken Processor Denied Review over OSHA Citations – A chicken processor failed to convince a circuit court to overturn several workplace safety citations leveled against it by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. […keep reading] Companies to Build […]

Ammonia Week in Review | November 1, 2019

November 1st, 2019

A leak from a 12,000 gal ammonia tank displaces six residents in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Weekend Anhydrous Ammonia Leak Displaces Six – “They had three 12,000 gallon tanks of anhydrous ammonia,” said Fire Prevention Division Chief for the Peoria Fire Department, Stan Taylor. […keep reading] Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (IIAR 6, Part 6) […]