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ADF Food Safety

ADF Food Safety

The changes brought on by the Food Safety Modernization Act are designed with an eye toward prevention rather than reaction. The food safety plan provides the backbone to compliance for facilities to assess the operation, identify hazards and implement preventive…

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Tubular Conveyor Gallery

Tubular Conveyor Gallery

CLIENT: Bulk Material Storage and Transload Facility PROJECT: Tubular Conveyor Gallery consisting of thin wall steel shell BACKGROUND: The client approached ADF Engineering to design a bulk material storage and transloading facility in the Chicago Area. As part of the…

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Performing Risk Assessments: Dust and Process Safety

Performing Risk Assessments: Dust And Process Safety

Background of Safety Risk Assessments In 1992, OSHA launched Process Safety Management (PSM) to address industries that handle highly hazardous chemicals, under OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.119. This standard seems straightforward but was revolutionary in its impact on process safety improvements…

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Before OSHA Visits Your Facility

Before OSHA Visits Your Facility

Our clients frequently approach Structural Department Manager Derek Jacobs, P.E., S.E., (pictured left) to proactively identify any OSHA walking surface and structural integrity issues. This kind of initiative can protect you against accidents, reinforce safety at your facility, and keep…

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One of the Biggest Mistakes I See During Construction

One Of The Biggest Mistakes I See During Construction

  Thirty years as a consultant engineer has taught me that typical projects are broken into four major phases: feasibility, preliminary engineering, detailed design, construction and start-up. While the engineering phase is the most critical for your project's development, the…

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