Surface Safety News

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Everything You Need to Know About The FTA’s Public Transportation Safety Program

    Early this year, The Federal Transit Administration issued a new framework for mitigating safety risks within public transit as part of the Public Transportation Safety Program. We’ve outlined everything you will need to know about the FTA’s proposed rule: The ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Beware the Slippery Slope: Slips, Trips, and Falls at Healthcare Facilities

    Hospitals are safe places to work - right? Well, maybe not. US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014 (the most recent year published) show that total recordable case rate for hospitals (injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers) is 6.2. The hospital injury rate is higher ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

    On World Water Day, UNICEF says the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change, which threatens both water supply and water safety for millions of children living in drought- or flood-prone areas. In 2015 at the end of the Millennium Development Goal era, all but 663 million people around the world ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Recofloor names 2016 vinyl flooring recycling award winners

    Recofloor members celebrated their record-breaking vinyl recycling achievements at the scheme’s fifth annual awards event at Old Trafford, the Home of Manchester United, in March. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors have collected more than 2,700 tonnes of vinyl flooring – including 508 tonnes in 2015 alone - since the UK take-back scheme was ...

  • EUROLAMEX Laminated safety glass - Updated product brochure

    Key facts and technical data at a glance, you´ll find it in our updated safety glass brochure. This is available in German and English as a printed document or as a pdf file. Properties: In practice a distinction is made between passive and active safety.  passive safety: injury -reducing, shard - retaining, fall - preventing  active safety: glass provide ...


    By Euroglas GmbH

  • Recofloor sets new vinyl flooring collection record

    In 2015, Recofloor, founded by leading flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor to divert vinyl flooring from landfill, collected 508 tonnes of material for recycling into flooring or other products. It’s a new annual collection record for the national vinyl flooring recycling scheme, which has 650-plus members throughout the UK and Ireland. Recycling, versus landfilling, waste vinyl ...

  • Floodwaters draw warnings anew about wastewater, pollutants

    Veronica Tate knew from the stench that sewage was among the 8 feet of water that swamped the basement of her ranch-style home after the nearby Meramec River overflowed. The larger concern for residents of her suburban St. Louis neighborhood is the unknown of what else the noxious blend might have contained. "It came up through the sewers, I guess," Tate, a customer service representative for an ...


    By Associated Press

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