Sigma-Aldrich now has an eLearning course for Safe Handling of Air-Sensitive Pyrophoric Substances.
AIChE’s Process Safety Beacon newsletters:
- Persistence – Good or Bad? Know when to stop to get help or evacuate.
- Ignition Sources, examples include static electricity, vehicles, welding, open flames, grinding, faulty wiring, furnaces, and pyrophoric or decomposing materials
- What is Your Role in Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis? To learn and to teach.
- Dust Explosions – Clean up this Hazard!
- Thirty Years Ago, a Liquified Petroleum Gas Tragedy – 600 people killed, 7,000 injured, and 200,000 evacuated in Mexico City, Mexico. “It is believed that LPG leaked from a tank or pipeline into a walled enclosure. LPG vapors formed a flammable vapor cloud about 2 m (6.6 ft.) high. The cloud was ignited, possibly by a ground flare.” And that was compounded by poor housekeeping, inoperative safety devices, and inaccurate pressure gauges.
- Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research (now in paperback book form)
- A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives
- Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Volume 18 – bromine chloride, carbonyl fluoride, selected halogen fluorides, oxygen difluoride
- Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants