From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**keene.edu>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Resource round-up from Sigma-Aldrich, AIChE, and the National Academies
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:01:12 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Links to the resources mentioned below available at:
Sigma-Aldrich now has an eLearning course for Safe Handling of Air-Sensitive Pyrophoric Substances.
AIChE’s Process Safety Beacon newsletters:
- Persistence – Good or Bad? Know when to stop to get help or evacuate.
- Ignition Sources, examples include static electricity, vehicles, welding, open flames, grinding, faulty wiring, furnaces, and pyrophoric or decomposing materials
- What is Your Role in Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis? To learn and to teach.
Dust Explosions – Clean up this Hazard!
Thirty Years Ago, a Liquified Petroleum Gas Tragedy – 600 people killed, 7,000 injured, and 200,000 evacuated in Mexico City, Mexico. “It is believed that LPG leaked from a tank or pipeline into a walled enclosure. LPG vapors formed a flammable vapor cloud about 2 m (6.6 ft.) high. The cloud was ignited, possibly by a ground flare.” And that was compounded by poor housekeeping, inoperative safety devices, and inaccurate pressure gauges.
From the National Academies Press:
- Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research (now in paperback book form)
- A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives
- Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Volume 18 – bromine chloride, carbonyl fluoride, selected halogen fluorides, oxygen difluoride
- Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants
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