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April 24, 2017

Vapor pressure is defined as the pressure exerted by a vapor in equilibrium with its condensed phases (solid or liquid) at a given temperature in a closed system. The equilibrium vapor pressure is an indication of a liquid’s evaporation rate. The pressure exhibited by vapor present above a liquid surface is known as vapor pressure.

Can you see the hazards and regulatory violations?   There are several problems with these how these flammable liquids are being dispensed that are clearly visible in the photo. Not sure what the hazards are?   Visit our Take 2 Safety Topics page and view Topic 107A and 107B to find out! Does your organization struggle with audits and assessments

Can you see the risk?   Look very closely but the hazard isn’t obvious at first glance.   As a hint, this photo was taken during an regulatory and management systems audit of a fuels terminal in South Texas along the border. Not sure what the real hazard is?   Besides the problems presented by storing cargo handling hoses

On January 8, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register adding natural gas processing facilities the list of facilities covered by section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), commonly known as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA).  This

Black Friday is almost upon us and for those of us in the fire and safety business the signs of the coming shopping rush are everywhere in retail stores across the US. Unfortunately, the signs I’m referring to aren’t the countless “Happy Holidays” or “Black Friday” sale signs – I’m talking about the overwhelming crush

As consultants, we are frequently asked to conduct a variety of third party audits ranging in scope from corporate management systems to process safety management compliance and an incredible diversity of topics in between.   A question that we are frequently asked is: Why should we invest time and financial resources into third party auditing?  Some

October 30, 2016

Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day!   Halloween’s origins come from a Celtic festival for the dead called “Samhain.” Celts believed the ghosts of the dead roamed Earth on this holiday, so people would dress in costumes and leave “treats” out on their front doors to appease the roaming spirits. Did you know? In

Violations of the PSM Standard can be cited as “Continuing Violations” according to a recent OSHA case Have you closed out all of the findings from previous Process Safety Management (PSM) Audits?   Addressed all of the recommendations from your prior Process Hazard Analyses (PHA’s)? Have you ensured that any recently acquired assets are free from