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Safety Nugget Week of June 25 - Lightning Safety - Myths and Facts

Jun 25, 2018

Working outside during a storm can be dangerous. How well do you know the dangers of lightning? Check your knowledge against these lightning myths courtesy of NOAA

Safety Nugget Week of April 16 - Smoke Alarm - Spring Check

Apr 16, 2018

Test your smoke alarms monthly.

Safety Nugget Week of February 5 - National Burn Awareness Week

Feb 05, 2018

This week (first full week of February) is National Burn Awareness Week in the United States. Let's look at some quick facts about burn injuries:

Safety Nugget Week of December 4 - Death by Christmas Decoration

Dec 04, 2017

A 59-year-old Washington Township died Sunday after he fell from the roof of his house while putting up Christmas lights, authorities said today.

Safety Nugget Week of October 23 - Halloween Safety

Oct 27, 2017

Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common-sense practices can keep events safer and more fun.

Safety Nugget Week of June 26 - Everyone has something to contribute

Jun 26, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of April 17 - Is Your Vessel Really Empty?

Apr 17, 2017

We have recently improved our procedures and policies to effectively and actively make sure that our vessels are indeed empty before we start a revamp.

Safety Nugget Week of February 6 - Battery Safety

Feb 07, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of November 28 - Winter Weather Safety

Nov 28, 2016

This year, we enjoyed pleasant temperatures well into December. But, winter is finally here!

Safety Nugget Week of September 12 - Can You Recognize The Change?

Sep 15, 2016

FRI has recently completed a thorough review of its PSM policies and procedures including MOC procedures, and the role of employees in recognizing changes and initiating the MOC process.

Safety Nugget Week of June 13 - Grilling Safety

Jun 13, 2016

When the warmer weather hits, there's nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.

Safety Nugget Week of April 4 - The 20/20/20 Rule for Eye Strain

Apr 06, 2016

Many of us are susceptible to eye strain due to the focus on a computer screen or other interfaces with smaller, detailed items. So when doing these tasks think about preserving your vision with what is called the 20/20/20 rule.

Safety Nugget Week of February 1 - Stop, Look, Listen!

Feb 02, 2016

During the high pressure valve tray test, the awareness of the technicians was vital in detecting butane leaks from the dome on two separate occasions.

Safety Nugget Week of November 30 - Safe Holiday Decorating

Dec 08, 2015

Many of us will soon be decorating our homes for the holidays.

Safety Nugget Week of July 27 - Hearing Conservation

Aug 03, 2015

Keep in mind that exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Neither surgery nor a hearing aid can help correct this type of hearing loss. Short term exposure to loud noise can also cause a temporary change in hearing (your ears may feel stuffed up) or a ringing in your ears (tinnitus). These short-term problems may go away within a few minutes or hours after leaving the noisy area. However, repeated exposures to loud noise can lead to permanent tinnitus and/or hearing loss.

Safety Nugget for Week of June 1 - Turn Around Don't Drown

Jun 04, 2015

The month of May had one of the highest rainfall totals in Oklahoma and Texas.

Safety Nugget for Week of Apr 6 - Sitting

May 12, 2015

Certain jobs require long hours of standing or sitting. It doesn't seem like sitting would be hard on one's back, but in fact, sitting for long periods of time can place a great deal of stress on your lower back and can create back troubles.

Sit all the way back in a firm-back chair with your back erect. Keep your head and shoulders erect. Your shoulders and upper back should not be rounded. Don't slouch! Make sure your working surface is at the proper height so you don't have to lean forward. If you have an ergonomic chair, adjust it correctly.

Take exercise breaks from desk work by getting up, moving around, stretching, and performing a few back exercises in the standing position.

Highlights of the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting, Austin, TX

May 06, 2015

The 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting featured the Kister Distillation Symposium. There were 7 sessions and 45 papers in the Symposium over 4 days. The Symposium kicked off with an honors session for Elzear Lemieux Sr, who was the M.W. Kellogg distillation expert and served for 15 years on the FRI Technical Advisory Committee from 1960-1975. FRI presented a paper on the bibliography of Elzear Lemieux, which can be found here. The entire Kister Symposium was extremely well attended with record attendance near 100.

2014 Fall AIChE Meeting in Atlanta, GA

Dec 15, 2014

The Atlanta AIChE meeting was held from Nov 16-21, 2014.

Highlights of the 2014 AIChE Meeting in New Orleans

Apr 15, 2014

The New Orleans meeting featured an invited session in honor of Michael R. Resetarits, FRI's technical director. Invited speakers of the session were Henry Z. Kister, Daniel R. Summers, Ralph Weiland, Lowell Pless, Robert J. Miller, James R. Whiteley, and Tony J. Cai. The session had a peak attendance of 90 attendees. A bibliography of Mike Resetarits including his several distillation and absorption contributions is available here.

Highlights from the 2013 AIChE Meeting in San Francisco, CA

Nov 12, 2013

On November 3rd thru November 8th, 2012, AIChE hosted a meeting in San Francisco, CA. It was one of the most attended meeting in recent times. Were you able to attend?

Did you attend the 2013 Spring AIChE Meeting?

May 07, 2013

Did you attend the 2013 Spring AIChE Meeting in San Antonio, TX? If not, here are a few highlights of what you missed.