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  • Staying Safe on Scaffolds

    What’s at Stake? Did you know 90% of all falls involving scaffolds happen while workers are performing routine jobs and the average height of those falls are just 12 to 15 feet? Now consider this, a 200-pound man falling just 6-feet produces 1200 pounds of force upon impact with the ground.  Enough to cause disabling injuries, paralysis, and death. What’s ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The Acta Group Wins ´Supply Chains Award´ at the 2017 Chemicals Northwest Awards

    The Acta Group (Acta®), a global scientific and business consulting firm offering a full range of support services for the process of obtaining approvals to market industrial chemicals, biocides, and chemical products, with offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing, China, and Manchester, UK,  has been named winner of the Chemicals Northwest 2017 “Supply Chains ...


    By Acta Group

  • Schneider Electric Study Highlights Cross-Industry Trend to Move Security Applications to the Cloud

    According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric, companies across industries are increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications, with 42 percent of respondents indicating they currently run security applications in the cloud and almost half (45 percent) stating they are likely or extremely likely to transition security operations to the cloud in the future. Organizations ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Fire Protection Storage Done Right

    Water storage tanks for fire protection has improved in recent years as technology has advanced, processes have evolved and standards have become more rigorous resulting in increased flexibility, greater durability and lower costs. Modern ground storage tanks used for fire protection are commonly one of three designs; ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Jos Berry to highlight new cellulosic yarn brand, Naia from Eastman, at intimate apparel fair Interfilière Paris, 21–23 January

    Jos Berry, global trendsetter, founder and CEO of Concepts Paris and the creative force of trend for the intimate apparel fair Interfilière General Forum, will host Whisperings, a walk-through experience and trends project for the Interfilière Paris fair held January 21–23. Celebrating creativity and beauty centered around technical prowess in lingerie for spring/summer 2018, ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Identifying Respirable Hazards to Protect Workers in Puerto Rico

    Once each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The list is compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff. Year after year, 1 of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory protection. OSHA reports that an estimated 5 ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Alexander Chemical partners with local agencies for crisis drill

    Emergency responders recently partnered with Alexander Chemical Corporation, located in Kingsbury, IN for a crisis training event involving four agencies and La Porte Hospital.   A simulated active shooter scenario staged at Alexander’s manufacturing facility provided a training opportunity for the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Hazardous Material team, the Kingsbury ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Fire at Illegal Garment Factory Highlights Necessity of Due Diligence

    Last week, another major accident at an illegal garment factory in South Asia made headline news. In the New Delhi suburb of Ghaziabad, India, a workshop fire took the lives of 13 workers and injured nine others. According to local police, the Ghaziabad fire broke out ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • New York Building Science Experts Help to Identify VOC Exposure Risks

    Volatile organic compounds are a diverse group of organic chemical compounds that are used in numerous building products, furnishings, and products found in homes and buildings.  VOCs include chemicals with familiar names, such as formaldehyde, and others many people have not heard of before.  VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids.  Common materials ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Biosafety Labs And The Meaning Of Biosafety Levels

    A biosafety lab is a specialized research laboratory that deals with infectious agents. Some are designed for research, while others are performing some kind of production activity, but proper protection is of the utmost importance for the safety of everyone working in and around a biosafety lab. Protection is not only important for those working in a building with a biosafety lab, but also for ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 2016 Virginia HazMat Conference & Expo – HazSim

    Join us at the Virginia HazMat Conference 2016 The Virginia Association of Hazardous Materials Response Specialists (VAHMRS) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), announce the 33rd annual Virginia Hazardous Materials Conference and Expo to be held September 13-16, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center ...


    By HazSim

  • Protecting Workers and the Public from Exposure to the Zika Virus

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel guidance that recommends pregnant women avoid travel to a neighborhood in Miami where several Zika infections were recently confirmed and the agency found persistent mosquito populations. The unprecedented travel warning for an infectious disease in a neighborhood in the United States highlights the seriousness ...

  • Enhanced Enterprise Functionality Highlights TargetSolutions’ Appearance at Fire-Rescue International

    One of the most exciting events of the year is fast approaching. Just in time for TargetSolutions to feature one of its most recent enhancements: Enterprise for the Fire Service. The upgraded functionality, which enables regional training groups to work ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Protecting New York’s Workers and Families from Secondhand Asbestos Hazards

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are still countless residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional properties with asbestos-containing materials. There are also a number of industries where workers may come into contact with asbestos during their daily activities. Due to the unique properties found in asbestos, these minerals were used for decades in thousands ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Protecting Outdoor Workers from Lyme Disease Exposure Risks

    The most common tick-borne disease in the United States is Lyme disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. The blacklegged tick spreads the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic and north-central United States. The western ...

  • Protecting Workers’ Families from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 125 million people are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. WHO estimates that 107,000 die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures and that one in three deaths from occupational cancer is caused by asbestos.   Workers are not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AMETEK Land Offers UKAS Certification as Standard on Cyclops C100L Non-contact Thermometer

    AMETEK Land, the leading industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement specialist, has announced that buyers of its Cyclops C100L will receive a designated three point UKAS certification to ISO / IEC 17025:2005 as standard.  Widely used in industries such as metal and glass production, as well as in ceramics, ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Perma Pure Achieves ISO Class 8 Cleanroom Certification

    Perma Pure LLC, a global leader of gas conditioning solutions for medical, scientific, and environmental monitoring applications, today announced that the Company’s cleanroom has been verified to be within Class 8 as described by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14644-1:2015 standard. The cleanroom, located at Perma Pure’s New Jersey headquarters, is an ...


    By Perma Pure LLC

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to 1-Bromopropane

    In March of this year, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft risk assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP). The draft assessment of 1-Bromopropane, also known as n-propyl bromide, was conducted as part of EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Work Plan assessment effort. According to the EPA, 1-BP showed acute ...

  • Protecting Workers from Hearing Lose Due to Excessive Noise Levels

    Worker exposure to environmental noise is sometimes difficult to avoid. However, understanding noise levels employees are exposed to is not difficult. The most significant effect of high noise levels is permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss and the degree of loss are directly related to the total energy impacting the ears. Often, the total energy at a noise source cannot be changed. In these ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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