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Canadian Oil Pipelines Limiting Exports

A new Canadian government report says the country’s oil pipeline infrastructure is lacking, limiting oil exports and leading oil companies to rely on rail transport.

Paint Job Reflects Area’s Rail History

As part of its infrastructure improvements program, Chicago’s commuter rail system plans to use paint to pay homage to the area’s historic contributions to the railroad industry.

New Linings Serve Rail Transport

Two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-compliant linings have been added to AkzoNobel’s International-brand protective coatings portfolio.

Railcar Factory Faces $105K OSHA Bill

A major manufacturer of railcars and equipment in the U.S. faces $105,000 in fines after allegedly exposing painters and other workers to unsafe levels of dangerous chemicals, including lead...

Dutch Workers at Risk from Paint Toxin

Nearly 600 job seekers may have been exposed to a carcinogen found in old paint in one city’s back-to-work program, according to media sources in the Netherlands.

New Train Paint Claims Flame Resistance

A new coating from Finnish firm Finnester Coatings claims it is able to protect train and subway cars from fire and smoke damage, conforming to new EU standards for fire safety.

Railcar Firm Cited for Blasting Issues

A railcar service and repair company faces $23,000 in fines for health and safety violations after inspectors discovered several issues related to the company’s sandblasting procedures.

Tubes Open Gateway to Rail Relief

It’s a multi-billion-dollar underground infrastructure project that has not officially started yet in part of the country where ailing transportation routes are consuming significant resourc...

Pipelines Trump Rail for Safety

When it comes to transporting oil and gas, pipelines are safer than rail in Canada, according to a study released this month from the Fraser Institute.

Shipper Racks Up Violations

A marine terminal operator’s safety hazards were so egregious that a state agency briefly shut down part of its operations and cited the company with what the agency said is one of its large...

Companies at Odds over Bridge Death

Less than a day after a man died while performing abrasive blasting work on a Mississippi River bridge, one of the companies involved asked a federal judge to rule it is not liable.

Paint Shop Blast Draws $47k Fine

CUMMINGS, KS--Federal regulators have issued 11 citations in an explosion that sent nine railcar paint preparation workers to the hospital.

Graffiti-Smelling Tech Traps Taggers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Technology that sniffs out paint is helping police nab graffiti vandals in the act in New South Wales.

Subsidized Railcar Maker Racks Up Fines

ROCHELLE, IL—A railcar manufacturing facility recently enticed to its location by more than $11 million in government incentives is facing its second federal health and safety case in a year...

Cleaners Killed in Railcar Explosion

OMAHA, NE—Federal investigators are still combing an Omaha railyard for clues to a catastrophic railcar explosion that claimed the lives of two cleaners.

PPG Debuts Industrial/Commercial Trio

New environmentally friendly, high-performance powder, liquid and e-coat coatings for a variety of industrial and commercial applications are rolling out at PPG Industries.

Major Fine, Denials in Railcar Death

A cleaner who died inside a railcar had been sent in, unmonitored and without a harness, after atmospheric testing "triggered multiple sensor alarms" on a four-gas meter, federal authorities...

Worker Reinstated after Secret Filming

A railroad machinist who was fired after secretly recording a test of faulty equipment will return to his position with back pay and damages, federal officials announced.

Feds: Onshore Oil Boom Raises Concerns

U.S. oil and gas production is booming faster than regulators can manage, creating risks for the public, pipelines and other transportation networks, a new government audit warns.

Avoiding Voids with a Holiday How-To

Unmasking the tiny defects that can jeopardize long-term coating performance is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.

Explosion-Proof Light for Tight Space

A new temporary manhole light fixture provides an alternative to traditional string or tank lights for workers in storage tanks, railcars and other confined spaces, the manufacturer says.

Contractor Gets 2nd Confined-Space Case

Four months after settling 17 federal health and safety violations, a Kansas-based provider of railcar painting and maintenance services is facing a second case for similar issues.

JPCL Releases 5 New Coatings eBooks

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linin...

Railcar Finishing Operation Fined $133K

Abrasive blasting without fall protection, lining work in unexamined confined spaces, silica hazards and other dangers have drawn federal citations against a railcar finishing contractor for...

Railcar Finishing Work Nets $170K Fine

A New York manufacturer of rail and aircraft interiors is facing 24 federal health and safety citations and $170,100 in fines for coating, sanding and related hazards at its plant in Champla...

Feds: Heat Caused Fatal Bridge Collapse

Record heat was to blame in a fatal train derailment last summer that collapsed a bridge, sending the entire structure and dozens of loaded freight cars crashing onto the street below, a fed...

Flooding Erodes Bridge, Derails Train

A corroded bridge over a flooding river gave way, derailing a train carrying flammable petroleum products in Alberta.

Train Wreck Brings Down MO Bridge

Federal transportation investigators are combing the scene of the nation’s second bridge collapse in less than a week.

New Coating Helps Blastproof Trains

Haunted by catastrophic terrorist bombings of their transit systems, European researchers have developed a window coating that helps keep glass intact when shattered by a blast.


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This compilation of articles offers a wealth of information about concrete and corrosion. Ideal for anyone working with concrete. Keep handy for easy reference!

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Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings

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Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

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PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change

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