Proccess safety BEACON – MARCH 2022

Proccess safety BEACON – MARCH 2022

On September 21, 2020, a fire (Fig. 2) was ignited in a bucket of flammable resin being used to reline a Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) tower at a papermill. Smoke and fumes from the fire killed two contractors. There are many lessons to be learned from this...
Proccess safety BEACON – FEBRUARY 2022

Proccess safety BEACON – FEBRUARY 2022

At a refining site, an x-ray examination was done on a 2” drain line connected to a 12” crude line. The x-ray showed deep pits beneath deposits of process material in a horizontal section of the drain line. Further inspection of other locations identified more areas...
Webinars series on the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019

Webinars series on the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019

Environment and Climate Change Canada will be hosting a webinar series in order to provide a better understanding of the requirements under the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 (E2 Regulations, 2019). The E2 program has prepared five different webinars on...
Perception of risks in Québec – Baromètre CIRANO 2021

Perception of risks in Québec – Baromètre CIRANO 2021

The CIRANO 2021 Barometer on the Risk perception in Quebec, written by Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin and Ingrid Peignier (with the collaboration of Thomas Gleize and Juliette Lhuisset) provides an update on Quebecers’ concerns and perceptions of 54 societal...
Proccess safety BEACON – January 2022

Proccess safety BEACON – January 2022

On October 11, 2008, an overfill of oleum (a solution of sulfur trioxide in sulfuric acid) put a cloud of toxic and corrosive SO3/H2SO4 mist across three towns in Pennsylvania. About 2500 people had to evacuate or shelter in place. Fortunately, no serious injuries...
Info CRAIM – Fact sheet #2

Info CRAIM – Fact sheet #2

Following the publication of the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 (SOR/2019-51), specifically the new companion document “ Technical Guidelines for the Environmental Emergency Regulations 2019” from Environment Canada, the CRAIM with its new Sheet...