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  • Operator control and monitoring in special environments

    Rugged Simatic industrial monitors and panel PCs for operator control and monitoring in special environments Stainless steel Simatic Inox Pro devices with the high IP66K degree of protection for hygienic production areas Simatic Ex OG panel PC for use in the hazardous area in zones 1/21 and 2/22 in the chemicals, oil and gas industries Siemens launches devices for ...


    By Siemens AG

  • TSI Introduces New AEROTRAK™ 9000 - Nanoparticle Aerosol Monitor

    The AEROTRAK 9000 is an industrial hygiene tool for measuring a new metric for nanoparticle aerosol exposure – lung deposited surface area. Surface area is the measurement metric that research has shown to be highly correlated with exposure and dosing of nanoparticle aerosols. It provides a simple and fast solution for indicating the surface area equivalent dose of particles in the size range of ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Critical Environment Technologies introduces new Fifteen Channel IAQ Monitor

    Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) will launch their new and improved YES Plus LGA at this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. YES Plus LGA has enhanced, easy to use features that will replace the current YES Plus monitor. This single-solution system is a multi-gas air quality monitoring and information recording instrument that ...

  • Critical Environment Technologies introduces new fifteen channel IAQ monitor

    Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) will launch their new and improved YES Plus LGA at this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. YES Plus LGA has enhanced, easy to use features that will replace the current YES Plus monitor. This single-solution system is a multi-gas air quality monitoring and information recording instrument that ...


  • Baseline-MOCON’s new piD-TECH® plus photoionization sensor series offers compact size, superior VOC analysis

    Lyons, CO  — Baseline-MOCON, Inc., a subsidiary of MOCON (NASDAQ: MOCO) launches two new patented piD-TECH® plus photoionization sensors for portable and stationary gas monitors.  The new generation sensors are ideal for instrumentation manufacturers who want to add state-of-the art, low-level volatile organic compound (VOC) detection to their portable or stationary monitor.  The ...


    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline

  • Lowering Exposure to Respirable Coal Dust in MSHA Final Rule

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the release of a final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust.  The final rule applies to all underground and surface coal mines and continues the agency’s End Black Lung – Act Now! initiative. According to a MSHA news release, this final rule: ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Trimble and photovac partner for environmental services market

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Photovac, Inc. announced today that they have signed a development and distribution agreement for the integration of Photovac technology with Trimble mobile computing solutions for the environmental services market. Trimble and Photovac will cooperate to develop integrated mobile solutions specifically designed for applications in the mobile landfill gas emissions ...


  • Large Meat Processor Exceeds Wastewater Treatment Limitations Using Existing Facilities

    Wastewater from a meat processing plant is a complex mixture of all sorts containing excrements, blood, cleaning and flushing water as well as wastewater from hygiene systems.  Nordfjord Kjott in Stryn, Norway was no different.  Nordfjord was having compliance issues with effluent equivilent to the sewage of 35,000 inhabitants being discharged to the municipality.  In addition, the ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Colorado Wildfire Leaves over 3,000 Acres Destroyed

    Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Fire is reportedly the most destructive in state history. According to the Burned Area Emergency Response assessment team, 3,375 acres were left severely damaged as a result of the wildfire. The Associated Press reports that the blaze was so hot that nearly 20% of the soil in the area was burned to the point that no living plants were left on the surface and no root ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total of $13 million that will be awarded to twelve, multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. Methane is not only a primary component of natural gas, it is also a major greenhouse gas, which is a potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Preventing Occupational and Community Exposure Risks to Hexavalent Chromium

    Recently, the chemical pollutant made famous in the “Erin Brockovich” movie once again made national headlines. A report released by the Environmental Working Group found what the non-profit organization believes to be potentially dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in the tap water of some 218 million Americans.  Hexavalent chromium is a toxic form of the ...

  • Salmonella Contamination Suspected in Bagged Salads

    Dole Fresh Vegetables recently announced a voluntary recall of bagged salads due to possible Salmonella contamination after New York authorities found that a random sample of the product tested positive for the pathogen.   756 cases of DOLE® Seven Lettuces salad with Use-by Date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B are being ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D7202 - 11 standard test method for determination of beryllium in the workplace using field-based extraction and optical fluorescence detection

    Exposure to beryllium can cause a potentially fatal disease, and occupational exposure limits for beryllium in air and on surfaces have been established to reduce exposure risks to potentially affected workers (4, 5). Sampling and analytical methods for beryllium are needed in order to meet the challenges relating to exposure assessment and risk reduction. Field-portable sampling and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Recycling Lead from Used Batteries Increases Health Risks in Mexico

    Increasing numbers of old batteries that Americans recycle are sent to Mexico, where the lead is removed and then re-sold or re-used, according to the New York Times. The recycling process for batteries has become more expensive and complex in the U.S. since the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) instituted new regulations concerning lead pollution, so American companies are sending more ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Preventing Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections in Hospitals

    According to some reports, as many as one in ten hospital-acquired infections are associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  The bacteria are a common microorganism that can cause disease in humans.      Pseudomonas aeruginosa can be readily found in soil, water, skin flora and many man-made environments.  It has the ability to utilize a wide range of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Industry Leading EMSL Lab Scientists Speak at AIHce Conference & Expo

    Several industry leading scientists from EMSL Analytical, Inc. will speak on several subjects related to indoor air quality in schools, wood rot fungi and surface molds and odor investigations at this years AIHce Conference and exposition being held in Portland, Oregon May 14th – May 20th, 2011. AIHce is considered the most important event of the year among EH&S ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mid-Atlantic Infection Control Professionals Help Healthcare Facilities Battle VRE

    As healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) receive increased attention by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the national media, healthcare facilities are under increased pressure to prevent their spread.  Many of the national media reports have focused on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. diff), but many other ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hexavalent Chromium Requirements in the Workplace

    If a company works with chromium containing materials such as stainless steel, conducts chemical film or plating operations involving hexavalent chromium (Cr+6) or spray paints with products containing Cr+6, it is required by state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHAs) to take specific actions. As stated in a National Institute of Occupational Safety and ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • UV light helps to ensure safe bathing during the summer months

    • Ultraviolet light kills bacteria in wastewater without the need for chemicals and allows safe bathing in the Isar. • Reliable and environmentally friendly method • Used in the project “Clean Isar” in a large number of clarification plants in Bavaria/Germany. In addition to the conventional processes for cleaning water – such as the use of chemicals like ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Professionals Turn to SEHC to Battle Hospital Acquired Infections

    Hospital administrators and infection control professionals know firsthand the dangers of hospital acquired infections (HAIs).  Many of these infections are due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA), Clostridium difficile and other potentially deadly pathogens.   A number of these infectious agents are spread through contact or airborne transmissions. ...

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