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  • Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

    Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

  • Processing Hazardous Waste

    AVA is one of the leading suppliers of machines and system solutions having its core competencies in mixing and drying of any kind and in any industry. One of AVA’s vital businesses lies in developing and supplying turn-key (mobile) plants for processing contaminated recyclables and wastes using high vacuum and/or high temperatures. Comprising the core elements ...


  • A Workplace-generated Hazardous Substance - Exhaust Gas: Hazardous Substances Case Study

    This Case Study has been prepared as one of a series relating to hazardous substances in the workplace. This case study examines use of a machine which generates exhaust gas. Here the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation Part 13: Hazardous Substances does not apply. In this instance, the Advisory Standard for Hazardous Substances applies. ...


  • Monitoring Multiple Gas Hazards in Ice Arenas

    The equipment used in an arena such as an ice re-surfacer, ice edger, floor sweepers, lift trucks and other special equipment are more often powered by fuel than electricity. The exhaust produced by the gas, propane or diesel fuel powered machines emits, into the air, carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulates. Ammonia (NH3) is commonly used in the ice chiller mechanical room ...

  • Cutting hazardous waste costs and liability case study

    The AH-64A Apache Combat helicopter, a prominent fixture in Operation Desert Storm, is manufactured by McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems of Mesa, Arizona, using the latest and most technologically advanced methods and techniques. However, outdated technology and equipment were being used in the management and minimization of the company's hazardous waste. The manufacturing processes at the ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • Why Briquetting Machines are Favorite of Recycling Industries?

    With the increasing attention towards proper waste recycling, there has been huge requirement of right machines and tools to properly convert waste into useful things. One of the best solutions companies and individuals got was briquetting plant for effective recycling of wood as well as metal waste. What is the major process at the recycling company: to collect waste; to segregate different ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Leak in Soda Machines

    Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, is a very well known gas type but not everyone knows how deadly it is. Most people know it as a gas that humans exhale but commercially, it is manufactured and shipped as a liquefied compressed gas or is used as dry ice in its solid form. A common use of CO2 gas is in soda fountain machines to carbonate soft drinks by pressurizing the CO2 ...

  • Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2015 Include Fall Protection, Hazard Communication

    OSHA recently released the Top 10 most cited standards for their 2015 fiscal year. Making the always-anticipated announcement was Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. As is now tradition, the announcement took place at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, which this year was held in Atlanta, Georgia. We saw very few changes in this ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Safety Smart Companies: Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips

    This week we continue to explore the themes being highlighted in 2016’s National Safety Month. Every June the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages us to raise health and safety awareness throughout our lives. Last week we talked about how “Safety Smart” employers can ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...


    By SGS

  • An integrated framework for information-centred human-machine systems analysis

    In emergency management, operators and commanders must rely on dynamic, distributed systems and organisations for safe and effective mission accomplishment. Commanders and operators often experience extreme risk exposure, and coping with environmental hazards, fear, exhaustion and compulsion is part of their profession. They routinely handle highly ambiguous decision situations, where critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The importance of wastewater treatment in shipbuilding industry

    There is a huge amount of wastewater outcome during the ship production and repair processes in shipyards. Especially production processes (blasting, welding, painting, machining and metalworking), repair processes (hull washing) and painting processes (paint removal) create a huge amount of wastewater. In addition to these, open area processes of ship repair and maintenance cause stormwater ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Design and optimisation for fixed area cellular layout problems using GA and SAA

    This paper compares two familiar optimisation algorithms named Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Simulated Annealing Algorithm (SAA) to find out the best algorithm which is suitable for solving the cellular layout design problems. The objective is to minimise the movement of parts within the cell by appropriate placement of machines. In determining the physical location of work centres, some relative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Compacting waste - Case Study

    Throw away little things and save big bucks? It hardly seems likely, but that's just what the U.S. Air Force is doing. At Randolph AFB, TX, they are putting usedand hazardous-air filters into a state-of-the-art industrial compaction machine and saving thousands of dollars in hazardous waste disposal. The air filters contain aircraft paint removed by plastic media blasting (PMB). Small plastic ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • Hungry fungi feast on VOCs and odours

    Introduction An odour and VOC-eating machine may soon be put to work in Western Canada’s oil patch. The Bio-Reactor by Bio-Reaction Industries is a compact, mobile, and effective way to handle the hazardous byproducts.“These people have taken a biofilter the size of a football field and shrunk it into a nice, compact unit,” said Brian Winters, president of Proeco Corporation. It uses ...


  • Effective Industrial Dust Collector Strategies

    Finding the correct type of industrial dust collector for the grinding section is a must for opposing an injection mold creating shop. This is vital for health and welfare of workers and for the performance of grinding machines. Dusts produced from electrodes are graphite and copperand during the milling or grinding operation, these needs to be filtered away from the atmosphere with an ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • How To Carry Out A Smart Mobile Car Wash?

    Mobile car wash is a burgeoning business in most urban areas. There will be no car owners who do not like the idea of the cleaning personnel coming to their homes to do the cleaning. Almost all of them will be ready to pay a few extra bucks for the trouble that cleaning workers take to come to their homes. Pros and cons of portable automobile wash As per a business point of view, this is a ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Balancing Environmental Concerns with Beach Attractiveness

    Maintaining beaches that are free of human debris often creates a challenge, because synthetic debris often mixes with natural organic deposits from the ocean, like seaweed. For many beach owners and locations, removing seaweed and other debris at the tide line using mechanical beach cleaners is no problem, and actually, preferred. This creates a pristine beach for visitors to enjoy. In addition ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Why the Best Electric Pressure Washers are Popular Across a Wide Range of Industries?

    Only a few types of cleaning equipment are as widely used as power washers. These machines are highly popular with professional cleaners, as well as people responsible for the maintenance of commercial areas. As such, the best electric pressure washers are used for cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, yards, basements, and outdoor spaces in hotels, schools, hospitals, restaurants, malls, retail areas, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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