“Proper Handling of Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) Chemicals” featured in the Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP)

The Chemical Engineering Progress journal recently featured the article “Proper Handling of Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) Chemicals,” by Mike Broadribb and Rafael Callejas-Tovar. This article provides guidance for handling TIH chemicals using two types of technical safety studies, which together provide an unbeatable approach to risk management and mitigation: Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) approach…

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Release of BakerRisk’s HF Water Mitigation Best Practice

The purpose of this BakerRisk Best Practice is to document general guidance for establishing a highly effective risk mitigation program for building occupants through Hydrofluoric (HF) water mitigation strategies. Recent industry accidents (Torrance, California; Superior, Wisconsin; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Rotterdam, Netherlands) have led to increased awareness and scrutiny of the potential hazards associated with HF…

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CSB Accidental Release Rule in effect

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) instituted a new Accidental Release Rule on March 23, 2020, with a one-year grace period, which has now expired. This federal regulation, 40 CFR Part 1604, requires owner/operators of stationary source (i.e., facility) to report releases of regulated or hazardous substances that could cause a “serious injury” (in-patient hospitalization or…

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Toxic Sheltering with an Interior Room – Benefits and Precautions

TCC's Summer Webinar Kickoff - Toxic Sheltering with an Interior Room - Benefits and Precautions

The Texas Chemical Council is continuing to support industry via their new Summer Webinar Series. The series will be kicked-off by one of our Shelter-In-Place (SIP) experts, Anthony Sarrack, Principal Process Safety Consultant. Anthony will be presenting his topic, “Toxic Sheltering with an Interior Room – Benefits and Precautions” on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 11:00 am CT.

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Risks in the Cannabis Industry: BHO Lab Explosions

Butane Hash Oil Labs: Understanding Risks and Implementing Safety Measures In recent years, the cannabis industry has experienced significant growth and transformation, giving rise to various extraction methods to produce concentrated cannabis products. One of these methods is the extraction of butane hash oil (BHO), which involves using flammable solvents to extract concentrated cannabinoids from…