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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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Graco Mortar Pump

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Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 266
DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.

RPB Respiratory
This October Pink is the New Green at RPB Safety!

Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation and secure your RPB Safety limited edition Pink Nova 3. 100% of every sale goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

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

Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTest Automatic Adhesion Tester

Electronically controlled hydraulic pump applies smooth and continuous pull-off pressure at user selectable rates. No twisting, pumping or cranking.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
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Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

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