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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.

Walking Toward Higher Productivity

February 21, 2012 8:32 am | by JAMES K. TODD, Human Resources Director, Hanson Mold | Blogs | Comments

We knew we needed to help our employees -- one step at a time -- so we created and implemented a corporate walking program that helped moved the entire company forward.

JJ: On Your Face, Not in It

February 17, 2012 12:20 pm | by JOEL HANS, Managing Editor, | Blogs | Comments

The entirety of Johnson & Johnson’s recall story leaves me wondering one thing: Where’s the outcry? And, perhaps more importantly: How has the company managed to avoid it?

Close the Door to Winter Intruders

February 17, 2012 12:04 pm | by GREG BAUMANN, Director of Technical Services, Orkin LLC | Articles | Comments

How secure is your facility from pests? The intruders you should be worried about this winter -- mice and rats -- can slip through holes as small as coins.


High-Pressure Processing to Meet Consumer Demands

February 14, 2012 10:31 am | by JUSTIN SEGEL, CEO, American Pasteurization Co. | Articles | Comments

As an effective, uniform post-packaging kill step, high-pressure processing inactivates spoilage bacteria and pathogens, such as listeria, E. coli and salmonella.

Kimberly-Clark Cuts Energy Consumption

February 13, 2012 10:46 am | by KIMBERLY-CLARK | Articles | Comments

Dialight high bays have enabled the company to slash energy consumption and improve visibility, all while making the environment more comfortable and safer for employees.

Breathe Right

February 10, 2012 5:17 am | by ANNA WELLS, Executive Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Articles | Comments

Good indoor air quality can be the key to keeping employees safe, comfortable and productive.

Where the Buck Stops

February 8, 2012 11:28 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

For processors behind the curve on food safety, increased liability placed on retailers will amplify pressure to secure food protection mechanisms at the plant level.

Dust Rules Unchanged Four Years after Imperial Disaster

February 8, 2012 11:24 am | by Alice Massimi, WSAV-TV | Videos | Comments

Four years after the explosion at Imperial Sugar, OSHA has yet to enact combustible dust regulations that could potentially prevent such explosions in the future.  


Which 280 Seconds?

February 3, 2012 4:59 am | by ANNA WELLS, Managing Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

Most of us, in fact, go to work each day and perform our own small miracles, and we’re lucky if anyone -- even those in our direct vicinity -- notices at all.

Could Government Reorganization Impact Food?

February 1, 2012 9:11 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

President Obama intends to continue to push for reorganization authority, and the food safety system will likely be affected if this executive power is granted.

Weighing Nanotechnology Risks

January 31, 2012 8:28 am | by AMY GALLAND, Ph.D., Research Director, As You Sow | Articles | Comments

Nanomaterials are being extensively researched and developed, but there is little known about the extent to which nanomaterials are used in products, processing or packaging.

Flexible & Mobile Chemical Workstations

January 26, 2012 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AirClean Systems’ AC600 Series chemical workstations are designed to provide a low-cost solution for protecting the operator and environment from toxic vapors, gases, fumes and particulates when performing low-volume applications with known chemicals.

Food Safety Modernization … A Year Later

January 25, 2012 12:37 pm | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Some manufacturers involved in food recalls have been given “superior” ratings by third-party auditors, so the FDA is now supposed to closely monitor auditors as well.

Dolphins Trained to Keep Strait Open, Oil Flowing

January 25, 2012 7:01 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Iran has threatened to block the Strait ofHormuz, but the Navy hopes its underwater-mine-detecting dolphins will save the day.  

Fears of Oil Spill near Wrecked Cruise Ship

January 18, 2012 7:52 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Rescue efforts continue on the Costa Concordia as it slowly sinks and fears of an oil spill increase.  

Gentlemen, Thaw Your Chickens

January 11, 2012 5:37 am | by MythBusters | Videos | Comments

Aviation authorities protect cockpit crews by firing “chicken guns” at planes’ windshields to estimate the damage a bird-plane collision will cause.  

Debris Spew from Split Cargo Ship

January 10, 2012 10:54 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

A Liberian-flagged vessel split in two over the weekend, triggering fears of a fresh oil spill.

Top 10 Process Safety Management Tidbits

January 5, 2012 11:16 am | by ERIC CONN, Head of the OSHA Practice Group, Epstein Becker & Green | Blogs | Comments

For your convenience, here is a list of the top 10 need-to-know things about the new Chemical Facilities Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program.

Earthquake Rattles Eastern Ohio

January 4, 2012 12:19 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

In light of the recent earthquake, will Ohio beforced to change its fracking policies?  

Q&A: Safety on the (Clothes) Line

December 28, 2011 5:58 am | by Food Manufacturing Magazine | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing is one of the most dangerous industries around, but safety can be greatly improved by taking basic measures — one of the simplest being providing workers with protective clothing. 

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