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Is Quality a Company or Regulatory Responsibility?

September 12, 2011 6:49 am | by GIRISH MALHOTRA, PE, EPCOT Intl. | Blogs | Comments

It is the responsibility of companies to ensure that they have processes and methods that deliver quality products based on good science and engineering principles.

Equipment Precautions for the Next Irene

September 8, 2011 11:46 am | Articles | Comments

Schneider Electric urges the following precautions to ensure employee safety and avoid costly damage to physical equipment and the financial losses of a prolonged shutdown.

Is Corporate Wellness Really Worth It?

September 7, 2011 8:55 am | by ROSIE WARD, Ph.D., Health Management Services Manager, RJF Agencies Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The answer from RJF Agencies' Health Management Services Manager Rosie Ward, Ph.D., is only if you move beyond fruits, veggies and pedometers.

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Capture Leaks & Drips at their Source

August 29, 2011 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig has designed its PIG™LEAKTRAPPER™ universal absorbent bag to secure to leaking nozzles, faucets and valves, capturing nuisance leaks and drips at their source.

Contain Leaks & Prevent Spills

August 22, 2011 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig specifically designed its PIG® Drive-Over LEAKBLOCKER dike to contain leaks, and help facilities meet spill prevention control and countermeasures.

An Object in Motion

August 22, 2011 5:43 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Articles | Comments

Most manufacturers understand that conveying systems are necessary and, to a lesser extent, a necessary evil that can cause serious injuries if they aren’t careful.

Quality, Cost or Speed?

August 18, 2011 6:27 am | by THE QA PHARM | Blogs | Comments

“Quality, cost and speed — pick two.” This was a truism often quoted throughout my career, but does there always have to be a loser? It seems to work out that way.

China Bows to Chemical Plant Protesters

August 18, 2011 6:21 am | Videos | Comments

Authorities in Dalian, China, closed a chemical plant due to the demands of protesters who were afraid of a possible spill.

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Growth, Change & Growing Pains

August 8, 2011 6:28 am | by MICHAEL KEATING, Vice President, Client Services from Crisis Management International | Articles | Comments

Many business continuity management programs are a byproduct of enterprise risk management or part of customer-driven service level agreements, but it's looking for a home.

Save Time Money via Recall Remediation

August 3, 2011 8:58 am | by MICHAEL CURRAN-HAYS, Senior Partner, Life Science, Kepner-Tregoe Inc. | Blogs | Comments

When a company is in the midst of a regulatory recall, the company must clearly understand that the FDA is its customer and it is imperative to get the recall right.

Backpacking or Fracking

July 27, 2011 1:21 pm | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Which do you think of when you hear “state park”? Either way, I hope that extreme care is practiced: I want to see flames in my campfire, not in my water.

How Much Is Food Safety Worth?

July 26, 2011 7:12 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Without proper funding, the Food Safety Modernization Act will only function in a slapdash fashion, selectively choosing the facilities it has the means to inspect.

Inside the Crisis Response Box

July 21, 2011 7:08 am | by RON LAPEDIS, Principal, Seacliff Partners International | Blogs | Comments

While the concept of a crisis response box was initially developed for use in schools, I think that it makes a lot of sense for every company to put one together.

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List of Most 'Toxic 20' States

July 21, 2011 6:57 am | Articles | Comments

Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to recent analysis.

Smart Padlocks Tolerate Harsh Environments

July 20, 2011 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CyberLock electronic access control technology has been incorporated into two smart padlocks: the Hockey Puck and the Bar Bell.

Teaching Others Is Often the Best Lesson

July 18, 2011 6:17 am | by JOEL HANS, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

While everyone struggles with giving away responsibility, I’ve found that there is no better way to critique — and perfect — old processes than teaching them to someone else.

'It Smells Like You're at a Gas Station'

July 13, 2011 12:19 pm | Videos | Comments

CNN's Patrick Oppman visits the Yellowstone River oil spill site to evaluate how much damage was done, while ExxonMobil Pipeline President Gary Pruessing comments on the cleanup.

Got PMS? Get Milk

July 13, 2011 11:49 am | Videos | Comments

A California Milk Board campaign is playfully targeting men by saying milk reduces PMS symptoms, reports CNN's Elizabeth Cohen.

Importance of Managers Is Overestimated

July 11, 2011 6:45 am | by LUND UNIVERSITY | Blogs | Comments

Stop wasting money on expensive training courses for managers — send the entire team instead!

Is the Flu Vaccine Supply in Jeopardy?

July 8, 2011 6:10 am | by THE QA PHARM | Blogs | Comments

The answer depends on who you listen to: the FDA or the EVP at CSL Biotherapies.

Will Yellowstone River Cleanup Be Successful?

July 6, 2011 12:44 pm | Videos | Comments

PBS Newshour looks into last Friday’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River and discusses the scope of the damage.

Reduced Noise, Increased Lab Production

July 1, 2011 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

MS Noise, a company that has been delivering soundproof enclosures for vacuum pumps since 2004, recently introduced an extensive range of soundproofing products for the analytical laboratory.

Do Cell Phones Affect the Food Supply?

July 1, 2011 7:03 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Cell phones have had their share of critics, but the latest cellular scare sounds particularly interesting: Cell phones may be killing the honeybees.

Firefighters Battle Wildfire Blaze near Nuclear Facility

June 29, 2011 1:28 pm | Videos | Comments

Doug Tucker, Chief of the Los Alamos fire department, talks about fighting the wildfire near the Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear production center.

A Civil Nuclear Energy Program

June 29, 2011 1:27 pm | Videos | Comments

Emirati nuclear officials say proposed nuclear plants for growing energy demands will have advanced safety systems.

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