Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO For industrial manufacturers, safety and compliance can sometimes become an â€˜out of sight, out of mind issue'-meaning, it becomes most critical when there is a breach of protocol, or worse, an accident where an employee's safety is put at risk.
MARC LEVY Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP)
AMSTERDAM (AP) - An airliner using a 50 percent biofuel mix in one engine has successfully completed a demonstration flight in the Netherlands. Air France-KLM says it was the first flight using biofuel to carry passengers.
OSLO (AP) - Norwegian energy company Statkraft on Tuesday unveiled what it called the world's first salt power generator, a system which harnesses the energy produced when fresh water and sea water mix.
Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - November 24, 2009 BEIJING - China
EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A fourth victim has died from injuries suffered in a natural gas explosion that tore through a North Carolina Slim Jim plant five months ago, a hospital spokesman said Monday.
Interest in biodegradable disposable plastic items has steadily grown over the last decade. With packaging materials, the reduction in usage of raw materials, re-use and recycling are the best route to a sustainable lifestyle.
WASHINGTON (Kyodo) - British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc. is suspending the use of 170,000 doses of its new H1N1 influenza vaccine in Canada given a higher-than-usual rate of reported side effects, Canadian media reported Monday.
ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Callaway Farms Manufacturing for safety and health violations. The inspection occurred in July at the Washington, Ga.
Evaluating and choosing a pneumatic conveying system should not be a complicated process.
SHANGHAI (Business Wire) - When two world-class pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) forces come together, a PSA powerhouse is bound to be formed.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The owners of a Lexington ethanol plant and their insurer are suing a subsidiary of a Houston-based natural gas provider they say is responsible for an explosion and fire that shut down the plant for weeks.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's trade minister says the government plans to annul the pharmaceutical patents for an antibiotic produced by Bayer HealthCare.
JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - November 23, 2009 PARK FALLS, Wisconsin (AP)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A ramen noodle factory in Chesterfield County is expanding. Maruchan Virginia Inc. announced Thursday that it has completed a new manufacturing line, which will add 50 jobs. The $18 million project is the ninth manufacturing line at the Chesterfield plant.