HazMatters


$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…