‘Omics’ spinout brings new era in chemical safety

Mounting pressures across the globe to allow more cost-effective, higher throughput, non-vertebrate chemical safety testing are at last bringing much needed change. The US Environmental Protection Agency has made commitments to reduce vertebrate animal...

What triggers a review of Hazardous Area Classification and DSEAR Risk Assessment?

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) is a set of rules and regulations which must be followed by employers to ensure risks from fire, explosion and similar events are sufficiently reduced. DSEAR...

ANYmal X – the first Ex-proof legged robot

The world’s first Ex-proof legged robot could be a game changer for operations and safety in the chemical and oil & gas industries. Chemical Industry Journal looks at its potential. ANYmal X is designed and...

CBA devises innovative IBC solution

Back in 2000, changes to the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) regulations meant that the percentage concentration of Ammonia solution that could be legally carried in Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s) by...

Hazard Studies – The Value of a Staged and Methodical Approach

Hazard studies are a well-established and essential practice within the chemical industry and are intended to enable effective planning, implementation and safe operation of hazardous systems and processes.  Although studies such as Hazard and Operability...

One third of companies not ready for chemical emergency

Crisis preparation and management standards are falling short in almost a third of businesses as a new report reveals internal teams worry their organizations are not prepared for a global chemical emergency as part...

Chemical sites: 12 pain points for safety, productivity and efficiency

When it comes to operating in an environment where an explosion, fire or other hazardous incidents can occur, critical communication is something you can’t take for granted. But in an environment where mobile phones...

Making Changes at COMAH Sites – How Significant is Significant?

There is a lot to think about when making a change at any establishment. Whether those changes affect people, plant, or process, it is imperative that the knock-on effects are identified and suitably managed....

Building resilience: now is the time to invest in natural hazard risk management

With extreme weather events growing in frequency globally, Chris LeBoeuf, Senior Director of Engineering at ABS Group, details how the chemical industry – including UK-based businesses – can do more to protect their assets and mitigate...

RAS Look Forward to Sharing Knowledge and Experience at ChemUK

As restrictions are lifted, we are looking forward to (safely!) being able to do more of what we do best – getting out there, talking to clients and exploring their sites and systems to...