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2014-07-11 12:22:28

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retiring equipment in the chemical processing industry may pose more danger than meets the eye as residual hazardous chemicals, live electrical connections or connections to in-service process machinery complicates how to safely remove these items from a plant, according to the July issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer's monthly journal, Professional Safety. "In the worst cases, the equipment has essentially been...

2014-05-21 12:53:11

American Chemical Society Out of the thousands of chemicals used for countless everyday products, about 500 have been assessed for potential health risks by the federal program tasked with this colossal duty. The good news is the Environmental Protection Agency, which runs the program, has improved it, but more remains to be done, according to a report from the National Research Council (NRC). Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical...

2014-03-28 08:29:57

DAVIS, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "$50 and 15 minutes." says James Holliday, chief technologist at Open Hazards Disclosures (www.openhazardsdisclosures.com). "That was our goal. To provide California real estate professionals with a Natural Hazards Disclosure report within minutes instead of days at the lowest price in the industry." Holliday, in collaboration with Nelson Page, created this technology for the Open Hazards Group, the world leader in earthquake...

2014-03-13 08:27:39

ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simple Golf Products, LLC proudly announces the launch of its Bunker Buddy golf practice aid which was developed to help golfers of all skill levels improve their bunker play. Hitting a golf ball out of a bunker, particularly greenside bunkers, is a challenge to all golfers. Most golfers know that they don't want to hit the ball with their bunker shot because they will blade it out of the bunker and probably end up somewhere they don't...

2014-03-05 08:23:58

Transaction Aligned with Arch's Strategy to Divest Non-Strategic Assets ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) ("Arch") today announced that it has sold its Hazard ("Hazard") subsidiary to Blackhawk Mining, LLC ("Blackhawk") for $26.3 million in cash, prior to post-closing adjustments. This sale includes the Hazard thermal coal mining complex and related infrastructure as well as approximately 38 million tons of thermal coal reserves in eastern Kentucky....

2014-02-18 08:56:55

Instead of winging it, planners need to think carefully about costs and benefits The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes game of chance. "We're playing a high-stakes game against nature without thinking about what we're doing," geophysicist Seth Stein of Northwestern University said. "We're mostly...

2014-01-15 23:04:09

As Zach Johnson takes the Hyundai Tournament of Champions title this week in Hawaii, the team at UltimateGolfAdvantage.com marks Johnson’s 11th USPGA Tour title with the publication of a new guide to mastering the greenside bunker with the same technique as PGA pros. The quick-read guide is available now at http://www.UltimateGolfAdvantage.com/how-to-get-out-of-greenside-bunkers/. Manchester, United Kingdom (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 As Zach Johnson takes the Hyundai Tournament of...

2013-12-31 23:04:11

Players looking for a new sand wedge that truly delivers on its promise to improve their short game will welcome this innovative and affordable sand wedge, thanks to equipment maker, Black Magic Wedge, one of the best names in golf. Nationwide (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 It's a fact that the short game in the game of golf is one of the most challenging aspects for success on the links and the score card. Now, thanks to equipment maker Black Magic, there is a new sand wedge which...

2013-12-10 23:33:16

Blade Runner Golf has made several sand wedge comparison tests over the years with different wedges and they truly believe the Black Magic Hybrid Wedge is more versatile and much easier to use on any type of shots from a hundred yards and in, but as always, distance on full shots depends on your swing speed. Nationwide (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Blade Runner Golf has several tips on how one can greatly improve their short game so they can make their own sand wedge comparison using one of...

Rip Tides Australia's Most Lethal Natural Hazard
2013-11-27 16:06:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that rip currents actually claim more lives in Australia than any other natural hazards. The team wrote in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth Science Systems how rip currents cause more deaths than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. They found rip currents cause an average of 21 confirmed human fatalities per year, compared with 5.9 for bushfires, 4.3 for floods,...


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