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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

October 8, 2012 10:58 am | by DON HSIEH, Director of Commercial and Industrial Marketing, Tyco Integrated Security | Blogs | Comments

Although food recalls are primarily a public health concern, it’s also an economic issue. What are these costs, and how can companies prevent or mitigate the cost of recalls?

Collecting Contaminants Efficiently

October 5, 2012 8:37 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Airflow Systems Inc.’s DT-3000V2 downdraft table is designed to provide high-efficiency, source-point collection and filtration of powder, dust, fumes, smoke and other contaminants produced during industrial processing and production operations.

Hershey Visitors Create a Safe Candy Bar

October 4, 2012 1:16 pm | by Eriez Manufacturing Co. | Articles | Comments

Rare-earth magnets demonstrate metal detection to Hershey plant visitors while keeping the “Create Your Own Candy Bar” attraction safe and contaminant-free.

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Providing Ductless Mobility

October 4, 2012 10:58 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science’s self-contained Mobile EDU fume hood is excellent for classroom demonstrations and industrial training.

Spotlight on Safety

October 4, 2012 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Approved under both UL and ATEX safety standards, the EXPRL-91 intrinsically safe LED flashlight from Larson Electronics’ LXflashlights.com is an ideal portable light source for workers in hazardous locations within both the U.S. and European Union.

Where’s the Concern over Work-Related Deaths?

October 3, 2012 12:42 pm | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' preliminary results of the national census of fatal occupational injuries show that 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in 2011.

Unmanned Helicopter Monitors Nuke Levels

October 3, 2012 8:42 am | Videos | Comments

Officials in Japan use an unmanned helicopter to measure radiation levels near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Soaking Up Spills

September 28, 2012 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig Corp.’s Pig Blue® absorbent mat soaks up more liquid — up to 43 ounces per pad from both high-volume leaks and spills and everyday cleanup tasks — than any other New Pig Mat.

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Is Your Workplace Prepared?

September 25, 2012 1:36 pm | by CINTAS CORP. | Blogs | Comments

According to a 2012 study of more than 1,300 U.S. workers, 75 percent of employees believe their company is not well-prepared for a natural disaster.

Japan Steps Away from Nuclear Power

September 25, 2012 1:05 pm | by JOHN C.K. DALY, Oilprice.com | Blogs | Comments

As Japan and France move away from nuclear energy, is it the end game for nuclear proponents?

A Flexible Alternative to Traditional Fume Hoods

September 25, 2012 12:03 pm | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to protect users during applications that emit vapors and/or chemical particles, Erlab Inc.’s Captair® Flex® line offers a level of performance that ensures safety while offering an environmentally-friendly energy-saving alternative to traditional systems.

Proximity-Activated Switches

September 24, 2012 1:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dortronics Systems Inc.’s 5278 Series of proximity-activated switches incorporate industry-leading functionality and design to help users maintain a sanitary environment.

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Are You at Risk?

September 21, 2012 10:24 am | by DON HSIEH, Director of Commercial & Industrial Marketing, Tyco Integrated Security | Blogs | Comments

Economically motivated adulteration is estimated to cost industry $10 to $15 billion a year, with the cost of one incident averaging between 2 to 15 percent of yearly revenues.

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Don't Mess with My Pet

September 20, 2012 12:02 pm | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | Blogs | Comments

Chinese drugmakers were using "gutter oil" in place of soybean oil to make 7-aminocephalosporinic acid, or 7-ACA, which is used to manufacture antibiotics.

Fountain of Youth?

September 20, 2012 11:47 am | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

We’re all getting older, but skin-deep solutions to ward off the signs of gravity, sun exposure and stress are available. If you could fight aging from the inside out, would you?

WEFTEC Safety Challenge

September 20, 2012 6:10 am | by WEFTEC 2011 | Videos | Comments

During this WEFTEC Safety Challenge, a rescue team simulates how they would react if one of their coworkers was caught unconscious at the bottom of a manhole. Can they pass the test?  

'Worrisome' Levels of Arsenic Found in Rice?

September 20, 2012 5:05 am | by ABCNews | Videos | Comments

Consumer Reports says "significant" levels of arsenic have been found in many rice products. What’s the risk?  

Stainless Steel Enclosures

September 7, 2012 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hammond Mfg. Co. Inc. offers enclosures constructed from 316 stainless steel, including junction boxes, pushbutton boxes, wall- and floor-mount enclosures, and freestanding enclosures.

On the Rise, Part 4

September 6, 2012 12:56 pm | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

In addition to hazard analysis and critical control point planning, Gonnella undergoes audits by the National Sanitation Foundation and the American Institute of Baking.

MythBusters: Can Chocolate Stop Acid?

September 5, 2012 7:36 am | Videos | Comments

  Next time you're faced with a sulfuric acid leak, should you whip out the Hershey's a la MacGyver?  

The Human Touch

September 5, 2012 7:04 am | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor in Chief, Pharmaceutical Processing | Blogs | Comments

In addition to ubiquitous hand sanitizer placement, cruise ships station a person outside every eating area extolling the virtues of, and cajoling people to use, sanitizing stations.

Pest Control on the Fly

September 4, 2012 1:29 pm | by RON HARRISON, Ph.D., Entomologist & Director of Technical Services, Orkin LLC | Articles | Comments

You should follow a regimen that includes inspection, sanitation, exclusion and trapping as effective integrated pest management to help protect staff and product.

Gas Explosion Causes Fireball in Texas

August 29, 2012 8:48 am | Videos | Comments

A crew was working on a natural gas line in Texas when a backhoe hit the line, causing a dangerous fireball.  

Process Control Helps Shop Keep Cool

August 17, 2012 1:37 pm | by ERIN HSU, Senior Copywriter, Big Ass Fans | Articles | Comments

Braum’s Ice Cream employees turned to a dozen industrial box fans for cooling, but their noise level, airflow and space requirements left a lot to be desired.

Flour Explosion Demo

August 17, 2012 8:17 am | Videos | Comments

The Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN offers a flour explosion demonstration to give visitors an idea of how dangerous flour dust can be.

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