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Workers: Ban Shop Towels that Retain Toxic Metals

March 19, 2012 10:42 am | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey, nearly four in five manufacturing workers agreed that shop towels should be banned if they are not 100-percent free of hazardous materials after laundering.

Illuminate Hazardous Locations

March 15, 2012 12:49 pm | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

The Magnalight EPL-BS-70LED-100X12 pedestal-mounted explosion-proof LED light from Larson Electronics is a low-voltage lighting solution.

The Food Safety Disconnect

March 15, 2012 9:14 am | by Hank Lambert, General Manager, UL Food Safety | Articles | Comments

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recently released a study entitled “Navigating the Product Mindset,” which compares consumer and food manufacturer perceptions on issues such as food safety. 


Are Land Owners in the Dark on Well Violations?

March 14, 2012 10:01 am | Videos | Comments

CNN reports that many land owners are unaware that gas-drilling wells on their land have had various violations.  

Safety Education Via an Errant Cannonball

March 13, 2012 10:27 am | by KARL STEPHENS | Blogs | Comments

When I saw a news report that one of MythBusters' experiments -- with a cannonball, it turns out -- had gone seriously awry, I had to confess to mixed feelings.

Budgeting Food Safety

March 12, 2012 12:54 pm | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

With a frozen FDA budget and USDA program cuts, the food industry is faced with controversial fees and the responsibility to ensure safety through their own private efforts.

Do You Know Where Your Goals Are?

March 9, 2012 11:50 am | by PAUL GLOVER, Founder, The Glover Group | Blogs | Comments

In the beginning of each year, many engage in goal setting or making New Year’s Resolutions. But by now, the gyms are empty and any pounds lost in January have crept back on.

Multiple Warning Beacon Modes

March 9, 2012 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

E2S Warning's EEx d explosion-proof beacons can now be specified as an array of high-intensity LEDs, which enables nine different modes of operation.


For Labeling the Front of Products

March 9, 2012 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems presents its PA1200fa front-apply label printer/applicator as an accurate solution for labeling the front of products.

Rebuilding the Global Supply Chain

March 7, 2012 10:27 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Japanese factories that supply industries around the world were devastated after the earthquake in March.  

Metal Detection & X-Ray Improve Product Safety

March 5, 2012 5:01 am | by BOB RIES, Lead Product Manager, Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Articles | Comments

How do you find the smallest contaminants, while ignoring what can sometimes be huge, confusing effects from the product or environment?

Chemical Plant in Shambles after Blast

February 29, 2012 12:08 pm | Videos | Comments

  An explosion at a Chinese chemical plant has killed at least 16, injured 40 and left rescuers searching for the missing. 

A Look Inside Fukushima's Meltdown Zone

February 29, 2012 11:49 am | Videos | Comments

A year after the reactors at the Fukushima plant suffered a meltdown, the area is still one of the most hazardous places on the planet. 


JJ Out from the Ashes – Not!

February 28, 2012 11:51 am | by THE QA PHARM | Blogs | Comments

All I know is that J&J blew a huge opportunity to come back with a great packaging concept that veterinary product manufacturers perfected a long time ago.

Avoiding Incidents by Prevention & Protection

February 27, 2012 12:00 pm | by DUANE SMITH, Senior Support Engineer, Digital Multimeter Group, Fluke Corp. | Articles | Comments

When an arc flash occurs, workers can be knocked down or thrown several feet, resulting in broken bones, brain and internal injuries, and hearing loss.

Protection for Your Entire Arm

February 27, 2012 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

PolyConversions introduces its VR™ sleeve glove that is made from a unique combination of 8-mil nitrile gloves and the company’s lightweight 4-mil VR protective sleeves.

Behind the Orange Juice Scare

February 27, 2012 7:18 am | by BEN ENGLAND, Founder & CEO, | Blogs | Comments

Trace amounts of the fungicide carbendazin were recently found in domestic and imported orange juice, and the EPA has no established tolerance level of it. Now what?

Optical Detection at its Sharpest

February 23, 2012 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The filtec SpectroVision Touch vision inspection system incorporates precise vision capabilities that make it indispensable when it comes to optical detection of defects.

BP Refinery Goes Up in Flames

February 22, 2012 11:12 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

A fire at BP’s Cherry Point oil refinery in Washington has left many wondering how the blaze will affect gas prices

Quit Being Such a Pig!

February 22, 2012 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig recently unveiled its PIG® truck-mount spill kit to ensure that you are prepared for leaks and spills at fuel islands and other spill-prone areas.

Explosion-Proof Manual Call Points

February 21, 2012 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

E2S Warning Signals has developed the GNEx range of ATEX- and IECEx-approved Exe d explosion-proof manual call points in glass-reinforced plastic housings.

High-Performance Solvent-Resistant Labels

February 21, 2012 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Computer Imprintable Label Systems introduces its unique ultra-solvent-resistant computer-printable label for high-performance liquid chromatography columns.

How to Relieve a Fracking Headache -- Removing Oil from Water

February 21, 2012 9:50 am | Articles | Comments

Oil skimming is an environmentally responsible way for wastewater treatment plant operators to remove trace amounts of oil from fracking wastewater prior to its disposal.

Audible Signaling for Safety Instrumented Systems

February 21, 2012 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pfannenberg’s Model DS 10-SIL, which is specifically designed to conform with SIL 1 and SIL 2 safety systems, capitalizes on the reliable, field-proven technology of the company’s workhorse model DS 10.

Rupture Disc with Leading Flow Rate

February 21, 2012 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to Oseco, its PRO+KRGL reverse buckling rupture disc provides a best-in-class Kr value for improved flow.

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