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Peru Declares Amazon Oil Contamination Emergency

March 26, 2013 10:48 am | by CARLA SALAZAR & FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

South Korea's Nuclear Waste Storage Filling Up

March 26, 2013 10:46 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

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.

Neb. Utility Seeks Progress at Troubled Nuke Plant

March 26, 2013 10:43 am | News | Comments

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.

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Miner Killed in Accident Cheated Death in 2007

March 25, 2013 11:34 am | by MARTIN GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Q&A: Springing Forward with Pest Prevention

March 25, 2013 9:56 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

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.

Oil Rig Torque Transmitters

March 20, 2013 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MCRT® 39000X devices from S. Himmelstein accurately measure torque for control and verification of loads on oil rig support legs.

Customizable Anti-Slip Mats

March 19, 2013 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

High-Accuracy Mass Flow Sensors

March 18, 2013 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

First Sensor presents the new cost-effective Sensortechnics WBI mass flow sensors with ranges of 200 sccm and 1 slpm.

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The Apocalyptic Threat of Undead Projects, Part 1

March 15, 2013 1:22 pm | Blogs | Comments

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.

Reduce Your Facility’s Dust Levels

March 14, 2013 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

The Importance of Food Safety Training

March 13, 2013 12:29 pm | Blogs | Comments

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.

Prepare for Disaster ( Minimize Downtime)

March 13, 2013 5:28 am | Blogs | Comments

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.

Shedding Light on Safety

March 13, 2013 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Hantavirus: Are Your Employees at Risk

March 13, 2013 4:59 am | by LINDSEY JAHN, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

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.

Extending for a 25-Foot Reach

March 8, 2013 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Scratch Resistance for Demanding Coatings Applications

March 7, 2013 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer USA, LLC offers CN9062, a liquid high-functionality oligomer that brings significant scratch resistance to demanding coatings applications.

Put a Lid on It!

March 7, 2013 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig’s unique PIG® latching drum lids enable quick and easy drum access and secure closure to help meet closed container regulations. 

Food Fraud: Are Your Ingredients at Risk?

March 6, 2013 12:08 pm | Blogs | Comments

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.

Congress, FDA Should Make Pharmacy Compounding Safer

March 6, 2013 6:15 am | Blogs | Comments

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

Lighting with Fabrication & Machining Capabilities

March 4, 2013 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Air Movement Improves Workplace Safety

March 4, 2013 10:34 am | Articles | Comments

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.

Alarming Number of Workers Fail to Wear Protective Equipment

March 1, 2013 10:32 am | by Kimberly Clark | Articles | Comments

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.

Ex-Coal Executive Implicates Ex-CEO in Mine Case

February 28, 2013 7:35 am | by JOHN RABY,Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

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.

EPA Rules on Cadmium Exposure Raise Liability Risk

February 26, 2013 6:49 am | by Michael Gruver, Lawyer, Kaye Scholer and Glenn Pogust, Partner, Kaye Scholer | Articles | Comments

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.

Building a Winning ERP Team

February 21, 2013 8:58 am | Blogs | Comments

While watching the Super Bowl this year, I was reminded of how complicated it is to build a winning team; a team that operates at the highest level to achieve the ultimate prize.  

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