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The Manufacture Of Vegetable Oils: A Risky Activity

The manufacture of vegetable oils: a risky activity

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The accident that occurred in Dieppe, France, on 17 February 2018, reminds us that the process of manufacturing vegetable oil is not without risk. Although in the present case the explosion was located in the vegetable oil extractor, the many[...]
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Conveyor Belt Fires: Are The Standards Being Met?

Conveyor belt fires: Are the standards being met?

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Conveyor belts used to handle organic materials must meet standards defined by various French ministerial orders .These texts indicate that conveyor belts must comply with standard NF EN ISO 340 or standards NF EN 12881-1 and NF EN 12881-2 (self-extinguishing[...]
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The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Vers 9h20, une explosion suivie d'une deuxième plus violente surviennent dans un silo contenant 24 500 t de maïs. Deux[...]
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Anticipating Emergency Response Difficulties

Anticipating emergency response difficulties

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The handling of an industrial accident is often rife with obstacles, e.g. water supply constraints, inappropriate response protocol in light of product properties, inefficient information provided by bystanders... 6.5% of all accidents recorded at France's classified sites have experienced major[...]
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Anticipating Fire And Explosion Risks In Wood Silos

Anticipating fire and explosion risks in wood silos

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Over the past 3 years, more than 40 fires involving silos containing wood chips or sawdust have been recorded in the ARIA database. In such instances, operational difficulties are commonly encountered by emergency services (lengthy interventions, vulnerability of storage structures,[...]
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Accidents In Confined Spaces

Accidents in confined spaces

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Many industrial accidents involve work conducted within confined areas, where the primary risk has been generated by the latent or accidental presence of an either flammable, toxic or simply oxygen-deficient atmosphere. The objective of this analysis is to build awareness[...]
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Accidents Associated With Cattle Farming Activities

Accidents associated with cattle farming activities

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The present analysis is based on 2,686 events recorded between January 1st, 1992 and August 31st, 2009 in relation to farming activities of beef cattle, pigs, rabbits, poultry and game birds. The purpose of this document is to characterise general[...]
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