TERMINALS When it comes to the containment of bulk liquids, keeping the product in the tank is the primary concern. One of the results of the investigation into the Buncefield incident was the need for greater clarity on the applicable standards
BATTERIES Incidents during the transport of lithium batteries have been flagged up by US regulators as a high-priority issue. A recent safety advisory highlights a worrying trend that threatens to cause a major accident
WAREHOUSING Cefic’s aim is to extend the concept of Responsible Care throughout the chemical supply chain. One are where it has yet to reach is third-party warehousing, a fragmented sector subject to local requirements.
The UK Road Haulage Association (RHA) has updated its advice on preventing falls from road tankers. The guidance document has been approved by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and has been published on both the RHA and HSE websites.
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) have jointly unveiled the FECC European Responsible Care (RC) programme for chemical distributors.
The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Environment Agency (EA) announced last month they were to commence prosecutions against five companies following the massive explosion at the Buncefield oil storage depot in Hertfordshire in December 2005.