Peru's government declared an environmental state of emergency on Monday in a remote Amazon jungle region it says has been affected by years of contamination at the country's most productive oil fields, which are currently operated by Argentina-based Pluspetrol.
North Korea's radioactive waste storage is filling up as its nuclear power industry burgeons, but what South Korea sees as its best solution — reprocessing the spent fuel so it can be used again — faces stiff opposition from its U.S. ally.
The Nebraska utility that owns the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant wants to show off the progress that has been made toward preparing the plant to restart. The Omaha Public Power District plans to give media tours of the plant Tuesday on the eve of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's next public meeting about the plant.
Elam Jones came close to death in a central Utah mine accident once before. He was preparing to begin his shift at the Crandall Canyon mine in August 2007 when a cave-in struck the section where he was to have worked, killing six miners and three rescuers.
With warmer weather on the horizon, it is important for food manufacturers to put prevention measures in place for warm-weather pests. Food Manufacturing spoke with Patricia Hottel about the steps processors can take to get a head start on spring pest prevention.
MCRT® 39000X devices from S. Himmelstein accurately measure torque for control and verification of loads on oil rig support legs.
SAFEGUARD Technology Inc. now offers Anti-Slip Mats that can be put down as large section mats and built into modular configurations for custom fit applications to help prevent slips and falls.
First Sensor presents the new cost-effective Sensortechnics WBI mass flow sensors with ranges of 200 sccm and 1 slpm.
Are there any of us who haven’t been assigned to the “undead” project? You know, those projects that seem to go on forever without ever possessing the priority or proper resources to get finally to launch.
Airflow Systems Inc.’s PCH series of portable dust collection systems provides source-point collection of airborne contaminants and prevents contaminants from migrating throughout the facility to settle on equipment and fixtures.
Jeff Eastman of Alchemy Systems shares his views about training’s impact on food safety, its role as a preventive control under FSMA and how to ensure employees comprehend and apply their training at all times.
Disasters come in many sizes and shapes and are often unexpected, which is why manufacturers must prepare for them, treating disaster recovery plans almost as an insurance policy. And they do happen, often at the most inconvenient times.
Graphic Products, Inc. has released an illustrated, easy-to-understand 12-page whitepaper, “Introduction to Photoluminescent Labels, Signs & Path Markings” for facility managers and contractors.
A recent outbreak of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park has raised concern about potential rodent infestation and hantavirus outbreaks in manufacturing plants, including food facilities.
Larson Electronics announces the addition of the EPEXC-25, a 25-foot explosion-proof extension cord with wet-area suitability, designed to allow operators to safely and securely increase the range of their equipment and devices with areas deemed hazardous.
Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer USA, LLC offers CN9062, a liquid high-functionality oligomer that brings significant scratch resistance to demanding coatings applications.
New Pig’s unique PIG® latching drum lids enable quick and easy drum access and secure closure to help meet closed container regulations.
While some cases of food fraud are due to the efforts of unscrupulous processors, some honest food companies are unknowingly producing items containing fraudulent ingredients.
The technology to prevent errors is already available. Automated pharmacy compounding systems have existed for more than a decade — it’s just that too few pharmacies use them
In an ongoing effort to develop innovative and custom products for the commercial and industrial lighting marketplace, LarsonElectronics.com added several new fabricating, machining and testing capabilities.
Slippery conditions are often caused by the same thing that makes it hard to get a grip on a frosty beverage in the summertime: condensation. Concrete slabs often begin to sweat anytime there’s a change in temperature or humidity.
The need for safety equipment when performing hazardous tasks is undisputed. Yet U.S. workers continue to take risks by failing to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when it is needed.
A former president of a Massey Energy subsidiary implicated the company's chief executive officer in safety violations as he pleaded guilty Thursday to charges resulting from an investigation into the 2010 explosion at a Massey mine that killed 29 men.
In December 2012, the EPA announced new standards for the reporting of safety data related to cadmium exposure. The new requirements apply to manufacturers of products that contain cadmium in any component part.