Surface Safety News

  • Recofloor celebrates its 2018 vinyl flooring recycling champions

    “We’re ahead of the game!” was an appropriate theme running throughout the Recofloor 2018 Awards Event at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Ground which celebrated the environmental commitment of its vinyl flooring recycling champions. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in ten major award categories, plus Gold, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Environmental Pathogens, Antimicrobial Resistance and the Importance of Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Environments

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the ability of microbes to resist the effects of drugs – that is, the germs are not killed and their growth is not stopped. These pathogens can be found in the environment in the air, water, soil and on surfaces, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Safety First!

    One of the essential things in all ozone installations is the safety. Hence we decided to dedicate the last two sections of our five parts article to safety aspects and importance of the correct choice of components. At Primozone, we stress that safety aspects must be considered even prior the choice of the ozone equipment. The ozone supplier that you have selected for your project should be able ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Recofloor reaches new waste vinyl flooring collection record

      2017 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 563 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products. Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl flooring from ...


    By Axion Group

  • New Zealand’s Upside-Down Robots To Improve Global Aviation Safety

    From the small country that ‘punches above its weight’ in regard to innovation and technology, a New Zealand company has created robots designed to ultimately improve the safety of the world’s multi-billion dollar aviation market. Considered a ‘disruptor’ in the industry, Invert Robotics’ technology is enabling significant change in in the aircraft Maintenance ...


    By Invert Robotics

  • New PetroAlert® Model 9200 GC/THA Surface Logging Gas Analyzer

    Baseline, the industrial analyzer group within MOCON, Inc. and a leader in instruments used to test, measure and analyze gases, has introduced the latest addition to its PetroAlert® Series gas analyzers. The new Series 9200 PetroAlert gas analyzer combines the selective detection of a gas chromatograph (GC) with the continuous monitoring abilities of a total hydrocarbon analyzer (THA) in a ...


    By AMETEK MOCON - Baseline

  • Bringing clarity to the safety of cabling: UL Issues “Low Smoke Halogen Free” (LSHF) Safety Certification to 3M’s AWM for Global Market

    UL  has recently issued a “Low Smoke Halogen Free” (LSHF) safety certification to 3M for Appliance Wiring Material (AWM) Styles 22088 and 22089 flat ribbon cable sold under the name 3M™ Round Conductor Flat, HF447 Series. There is often confusion around what “low smoke” and “halogen free” designations for cabling really means. However, when products ...


    By UL LLC

  • Recofloor vinyl flooring recyclers win Red Letter Days prizes

    Recofloor has named the three winners of its annual Summer Promotion, which was held throughout August to encourage more flooring companies to recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme. The draw was streamed live on Facebook at the beginning of September. Congratulations to MacGregor Flooring Company Ltd, Hamilton; Branagan Flooring Services, Manchester ...

  • Effort to delay ELD mandate fails on House floor

    In conjunction with the push to pass the remaining appropriations bills, Representative Brian Babin (R-Texas) sponsored an amendment that would prohibit implementing the upcoming electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect December 18, 2017, through the next fiscal year. The amendment failed by a vote of 246-173. In the vote, 67 Republicans sided with nearly all Democrats to defeat ...

  • Marine Safety – Monitoring Shipping Vessel Impact on Coastal Shores

    With Canada aiming to increase marine safety within its coastal shores, Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) prove to be well suited for the task. Through the Ocean Protection Plan, the Canadian Government plans to increase funding to marine safety services to each of the country’s coasts; including the shipping passages in the Arctic waters. The program highlights the need for ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Recofloor names 2017 vinyl flooring recycling award winners

    Recofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring take-back scheme, celebrated the environmental commitment of its recycling champions at its sixth Annual Awards Event at London’s world-famous Kia Oval cricket ground in March. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in ten ...


    By Axion Group

  • Recofloor: Recycling vinyl flooring saves money

    Flooring companies that recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Recofloor can save up to 70% on disposal costs when compared to sending offcuts or uplifted material to landfill. Since Polyflor and Altro founded their national waste vinyl flooring recycling scheme in 2009, more than 700 collectors across the UK and Ireland are now benefiting from this sustainable alternative disposal route. ...


    By Axion Group

  • North East Hotspots for Noise Nuisance Complaints

    Cirrus has always been keen to follow trends on noise nuisance. We are heavily involved in this sector, so in 2015 we launched a campaign in to dig down to local level and see what the situation was like at the grass roots. In Yorkshire, we started with a series of Freedom of Information requests from every Local Authority in the region; asking them how many complaints they had, ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Recofloor to visit all its flooring distributors this summer

    This summer, Recofloor is planning to visit all its participating flooring distributors across the UK to support them with the UK’s award-winning waste vinyl flooring recycling scheme founded by Polyflor and Altro. The team will be gearing up ...

  • Environmental Surface Cleaning and Disinfecting for MRSA in the General Community Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about environmental surface cleaning and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Safety In A New Office

    Moving takes place in several phases. Beyond the packing and unpacking, there are subtleties like where to put your lava lamp and which room offers the best lighting for that Elvis picture you inherited from your Uncle Albert. Those are details you want to get right because they add to the ambiance and make you feel good. But here’s something else you want to get right: staying safe. You ...


  • Eastman to Introduce Latest Product Glazing Technologies at Glasstec 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), manufacturer of Saflex products for architectural and automotive glazing applications and the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass will showcase new products and provide product demonstrations at Glasstec 2016. Glasstec is the largest international glass trade show running September 20-23 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Eastman booth, located in Hall ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Choosing the correct Conveyor Belt

    Your conveyor belt is the heart and soul of the conveyor system and without it, the machine just won’t run. If the conveyor belt is weak or stiff, the conveyor system won’t function well or carry the right amount of load. To keep the system running, you need to make sure that you choose the right belt and with so many options out there, that’s not an easy decision to make. Here ...


    By Fluent Conveyors, Inc

  • Intelex Goes Beyond Business as Usual at Safety 2016

    ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition June 26th-29th Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, GA The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Safety 2016 conference brings together over 600 exhibitors and more than 4,000 OHS ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Harsco Slag Product Earns Top Honors at 11th Annual Global Slag Conference

    Harsco Corporation announced today that its proprietary road surfacing material known as STEELSTOP® has been named Slag Product of the Year at the 11th Annual Global Slag Conference held recently in London. STEELSTOP® is a formulated High Friction Surfacing material (HFS), meaning that it carries proven road safety advantages for situations where ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

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