HazMatters


Children Hospitalized in Science Experiment Explosion

Houston, TX – 6 children were hospitalized, and a further half-dozen were injured after suffering burns from a science experiment outside their Memorial Villages-area day school. According to the Yellow School officials, the young children were outside working on the experiment when it exploded. According to Fire Department Chief David Foster, Read the full article…

Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP

$20M in HMEP Grants

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced it is issuing $20.4 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants to states, territories, and Native American tribes to enhance their ability to respond to hazardous materials transportation incidents. The grants allow emergency Read the full article…


Shock to the System

The Chemical Safety Board has released a safety video detailing key lessons for preventing hydraulic shock in ammonia refrigeration systems, based on the CSB’s investigation into the accident at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc. on August 23, 2010. The accident involved an anhydrous ammonia release at the Millard Refrigerated Services, a Read the full article…