MSHA Issues Safety Alert on Rotating Conveyor Rollers

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently issued a safety alert addressing the alarming increase in serious and fatal injuries associated with rotating conveyor rollers. The alert emphasizes the need for heightened awareness and adherence to best practices to prevent accidents that can result in permanent disabilities or even fatalities. The safety alert highlights…

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The Importance of Third-Party Independent Process Safety Audits

In August 2023, a devastating explosion at Sherwin-Williams’ paint plant in Garland not only resulted in an injury but also raised serious concerns about the company’s adherence to process safety standards. The aftermath led to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issuing $290,000 in penalties, citing various violations. This incident emphasizes the critical importance…

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Mechanical Integrity Consulting and the Use of Special Emphasis Inspection Programs (SEIP)

IFO Group Mechanical Integrity Consultants

There are many elements that contribute to a safe environment, but Mechanical Integrity is one that is extremely important as it helps to ensure the reliability of equipment and avert potential failures.  Mechanical Integrity is more than just the physical condition of equipment; it is a comprehensive approach to ensuring that machinery, vessels, and structures…

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