The danger from within

New academic study reveals that internal attacks are on the rise. Louise Smyth reports on how the process sector can take measures to protect itself

Interlocks minimise opportunities for human error

Interlocking systems are vital to ensure that process operations occur in the correct sequential order. Minimising the possibility of human error, they protect workers from injury and property from damage. Sean Ottewell reports

Protective equipment expert to showcase products at industry event

Latest developments in personal protection presented at Health & Safety North 2014

Gas detector can detect 29 hydrocarbon gases or vapours

Detects toluene, cyclohexane, isopropyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and paraxylene

Light fittings for hazardous areas

New range of fluorescent lights for use in Ex zone 1/21 and 2/22 hazardous areas

Safety switches for Zone 22 hazardous dust applications

Approved for environments such as flour/grain mills, sugar processing, food processing, metal processing and other production environments

Hands-on advice

Hand protection in the workplace guide launched by UK safety expert

Be prepared: constructive explosion protection

To ensure safety equipment must be designed so that no injuries occur even if an explosion takes place

Explosion test island reaches new heights

Expansion of facilities on test island dedicated to improving safety

Revitalised eye protection range hits the market

Scott Safety launches new range of eye protection

Safety showers: are yours fit for purpose?

Ensuring that emergency showers and eyebaths are fit for purpose and ready to withstand a winter freeze is essential. Janet Dickinson explains

Wireless gas sensing brings a new level of worker safety

Gas sensing has always played an important role in worker safety, but the power and accuracy of new wireless-based solutions is bringing a new level of protection. Sean Ottewell reports

Exploring the role of hazard studies and how they can be broadened

Maintenance: efficient and safe! Expert advice on HAZOP studies and how to enhance their usefulness in the modern world

Explosion-protected LED safety torches and chargers

TX/CX40 and TX/CX20 torch and charger are monitored continuously for any faults via automatic function testing

Emergency showers and eyebaths: are they fit for purpose?

While we are still enjoying milder conditions, now is a very good time to conduct an annual service, inspection and compliance assessment for every on-site safety shower, eyewash station and also just as importantly the supply pipe. Janet Dickinson reports

Electronic pipeline monitoring system offers advanced leak detection

Monitors integrity of gas and fluid pipelines and can be used in conjunction with any type of valve actuator and a wide range of pressure sensors

Reducing 'nuisance' alarms in process industries

New DynAMo alarm suite helps industrial plant operators identify and address most important automation alarms

Safe turning and tilting of heavy plant

Tool-Mover turns the load at the centre of gravity which means that the load is turned very smoothly and securely

Controlling access to hazardous machinery and equipment

tGard is a metal-bodied safety system that enables the configuration of various safety products including electrical safety gate switches



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