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  • The ECO Funnel™ for Justrite® safety containers is back!

    Our popular ECO Funnel™ designed for use with Justrite® polyethylene safety disposal cans is back in stock and ready to ship. Available in either 4' and 8' funnel sizes, the Justrite® ECO Funnel™ can be purchased on its own or as a complete system with a 2 gallon or 5 gallon Justrite® safety disposal can*. Secondary containment is also available for the 2 gallon safety cans and a steel spill tray ...


    By CP Lab Safety

  • Old Shingles May Contain Asbestos and Pose Health and Safety Issues

    A do-it-yourself project that some property owners take on is replacing or fixing old and worn out shingles. What many people may not realize is that asbestos was used in some shingles that can still be found on older buildings and improperly removing them may pose health concerns. Just this month, the Bluffton Icon published a report about work coming to a halt on the town ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Geosynthetics for CCR Containment and Closure

    New federal regulations on the disposal of coal combustion residuals represent new approaches in response to events where coal ash has been inadvertently released from impoundments, the blowing of contaminants into the air and the leakage of potential contaminants into groundwater. “The rule establishes technical requirements for landfills and surface impoundments under Subtitle D of the ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • A Head for Safety

    Progressive Technical Services Ltd, one of the UK's most experienced and fastest growing industrial and environmental services company has invested in an emergency ID system that works by storing personal health information on the hard hats of all operational staff. Richard Kay, Managing Director said: “Each member of staff is given his or her own ICE – In Case of Emergency – ...

  • Drilling Containment Pads Provide EPA Compliance and OSHA Safety Measures States AIRE Industrial

    Well pad liners are not just a nice afterthought in today’s tough compliance landscape, they are a necessity. The EPA does not hesitate to fine an operation that is out of compliance with the CFR, OSHA or SPCC regulatory mandates. The importance of drill pad lining is here to stay. AIRE Industrial, a world renown spill containment manufacturer has been making well pads for major entities in ...


    By AIRE Industrial

  • Safety troubles toyland

    PIRG is an American organisation working to reduce the number of injuries and tragedies caused by dangerous toys. Their 24th Trouble in Toyland survey reveals that there are still toxic substances in toys despite new US legislation. In researching the report, numerous national toy chains were visited by PIRG, in order to survey CPSC notices of recalls and other regulatory actions on toys. Lead in ...


  • Interstate Products Expands Line of Spill Containment Pallets

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading manufacturer of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has expanded its line of secondary spill containment and storage products. As a manufacturer, service company and major US and international distributor, IPI now offers the most flexible and comprehensive spill protection, containment, ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Ingested nanoparticle safety

    Ingestion of commonly encountered nanoparticles at typical environmental levels is unlikely to cause overt toxicity, according to US researchers. Nevertheless there is insufficient evidence to determine whether chronic exposures could lead to subtle alterations in intestinal immune function, protein profiles, or microbial balance. Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • EC wants ban for paint strippers containing dichloromethane

    The European Commission has proposed to restrict the sale and use of paint strippers containing dichloromethane. Such paint removers, are used in industry and are also sold in “Do-It-Yourself” stores accessible to everybody. Dichloromethane vapour is toxic to the central nervous system and the Commission’s proposal follows concerns of some experts that a number of accidents and fatalities which ...

  • Global harmonization -- a catalyst for safety

    The majority of employers in the United States would not argue the point that the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) has cost their company an incredible amount of time, money, and grief since its inception. Though it is a great concept, I question whether the HCS, even after more than 20 years in existence, has produced more than a few positive results in the eyes of most employers and ...

  • Highlighting Building Safety

    This May, ASTM International is among the sponsors of Building Safety Month, as proclaimed by the International Code Council. According to the ICC website, “Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for ...


    By ASTM International

  • Canada could ban baby bottles containing Bisphenol A

    The Canadian government is asking for public comment on whether or not to ban the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A. The chemical has been shown to leach from some plastics, harming human health by disrupting normal hormone and neurological function and altering gene activity. Some Canadian retailers have already pulled bottles made ...

  • Improved Process Safety in Biofermentation

    Optical dissolved oxygen sensors are ideal for biofermentation. Their speed in response and very low drift ensures process safety. A new sensor that combines optical technology with predictive diagnostics and easy handling offers improved process control. Dissolved oxygen (DO) sensors based on an optical measurement technique are quickly overtaking other designs as the preferred choice for DO ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • Safety first for pesticides

    The Environment Committee voted on Wednesday on new legislation governing the production, licensing and use of pesticides. MEPs confirmed that certain toxic chemicals will be banned, except where there is a serious danger to plant health. They also argued that the EU should not be divided into three pesticide licensing zones. In addition, Member States will have to meet quantitative targets for ...


    By European Parliament

  • Carmanah lighting oil spill containment booms

    Carmanah Technologies Corp. through its marine partnership with Sabik Oy is providing Carmanah/Sabik solar LED marine lanterns for marking oil spill containment booms in the Gulf of Mexico. The lanterns are helping to keep marine traffic safe while containment and cleanup work continues in the area. Through the efforts of Carmanah"s authorized marine distributor in Texas, several hundred white ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Aviation Turbine Fuels Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons

    Renewable synthesized iso-paraffinic fuel has now been included in ASTM International standard D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. A recently approved revision that adds SIP fuel to the D7566 annex directly enables use of the fuels in all airlines internationally. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Women’s Handbags may Contain Dangerous Levels of Lead

    Earlier this year, ABC News reported that several big chain retailers have agreed to limits of lead found in handbags and wallets.  The agreement came about after the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) had tested these products for lead from 100 of the nation’s top retailers.  The handbags and wallets were tested for total lead content and lead that came off the product from a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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