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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Puraflex - Hydrocarbon and Chemical Resistant Barrier Membrane

    Puraflex is a new chemical resistant barrier membrane material resistant to hydrocarbons and toxic industrial chemicals. Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd is a manufacturer of chemical protective clothing materials and membranes resistant to chemical and biological warfare agents. Developed specifically as a chemical barrier membrane, Puraflex’s patented technology ...

  • Mexico Begins Public Consultation on Draft Nanotechnology Standards

    On May 3, 3016, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published a notice beginning a public consultation on two draft nanotechnology standards. Proposed standard PROY-NMX-R-80004-5-SCFI-2015 is identical to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Lead in New York City and the Tri-State Area

    According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), while many people worry about lead in their homes or in the environment, for some, the workplace may offer the greatest potential for exposure.  Lead is a toxic heavy metal that is often combined with other metals to produce alloys. Lead and lead alloys are used to make batteries, ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Eye and Face Protection Standards Updated in Final Rule from OSHA

    In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to revise eye and face protection standards. It updates requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals and construction. According to OSHA, thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have ...

  • Occupational Exposure Risks to Nanomaterials in Puerto Rico

    Technology-based companies in Puerto Rico look to advances in materials science to innovate and create new products to sell worldwide. One of these technologies is the development and advancement of nanotechnologies.  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter on a near-atomic scale to produce new structures, ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • AWWA symposium showcases how potable reuse is `coming of age`

    Water managers, federal and state regulators and public health experts will convene in Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 25-27, at the first International Symposium on Potable Reuse to discuss advanced technologies that purify wastewater and ultimately turn it into high quality drinking water. The event is hosted by the ...

  • Cumbria Farmers Facing Floods For the Third Time

    Farming communities across Cumbria faced flooding for the third time in less than a month, following torrential rains and high winds in the wake of Storm Desmond. The Environment Agency has issued no less than 23 flood warnings across England and Wales and 14 in the North West, urging people to take immediate action. According to the BBC, the MET office has already issued yellow warnings for rain ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

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