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Streamlining Global SDS Management in Six Easy Steps - White Paper

by 3E Company  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Managing global environmental health and safety (EH&S) information is a tightrope walk between many factors. There are several obstacles to consider when developing or evaluating a global strategy for compliant and efficient safety data sheet (SDS) management, including: changing - and sometimes conflicting - regulations (or lack thereof), ...

White Paper: Influences on Mass Calibration - Minimizing Uncertainties

by Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc  (Mar. 26, 2015)

This white paper explains how to make accurate daily weight calibration measurements by minimizing the associated uncertainty. The extent to which a number of physical influences can affect the weighing performance - and therefore the measurement accuracy - is often under-estimated or unaccounted for. This can lead to uncertainties which do not ...

The World’s Largest Gas to Liquids Facility Runs on Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Established by Shell and Qatar Petroleum in 2006, Pearl GTL is the largest gas to liquids facility on the planet. Gas to liquids (GTL) is the conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and other products, including gasoil, naphtha, kerosene, normal-paraffin and lubricants. Pearl GTL has a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day of these products and ...

PPCPs: Preparing for an uncertain regulatory future

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (Mar. 25, 2015)

A recent study published in Environmental Pollution* identified 56 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in effluent samples from 50 large wastewater treatment plants across the U.S. Among the products found in samples were commonly prescribed anti-psychotic and antihypertensive drugs. As more studies continue to fuel public concerns over risks ...

Dirty, ugly mining has lessons for Hi Tech!

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 13, 2015)

The mining industry has become relatively good at figuring out how to organize itself to create local benefits and value as a by-product of its core business operations. In general mining goes beyond simply meeting regulatory requirements on environment, labour, safety, etc. and is actually creating additional value for local communities through ...

Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

by ASTM International  (Nov. 6, 2014)

RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club Stocks up on 3E’s Environmental Regulatory Compliance Solutions

by 3E Company  (Mar. 9, 2014)

Background Headquartered in Westborough, MA, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of membership warehouse club stores in the Eastern United States. The Company currently operates over 200 clubs in 15 states from Maine to Florida and employs more than 25,000 team members. Challenges As a large ...

Achieving exemplary compliance case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: A major integrated oil company retained the services of Antea Group to manage environmental liability at a bulk storage and distribution facility that supplies gasoline, diesel fuel and other refined petroleum product to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.  The property presented a series of unique challenges including multiple ...

Reframing economic policy towards sustainability

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 2, 2015)

Over the last quarter century, since the Brundtland Commission proposed their definition of 'sustainable development', the dialogue about sustainability has failed to reduce the threat that human activities pose to the global ecosystem. The time has come to question deep–rooted assumptions, including the role of economics. In this paper, ...

Providing compliance training programs case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: In August 2007, as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published guidelines that specify training requirements for three classes of Underground Storage Tank (UST) operators - A, B and C. Each state must implement these EPA guidelines by developing state-specific training ...

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