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Explosion-Proof Luminaires

October 26, 2012 10:12 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

RIG-A-LITE’s XP LED series luminaires are available in 2- and 4-foot lengths, each with multiple lumen packages.

Infrared Lighting that’s Portable

October 25, 2012 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ now offers the EPL-21-IRLED as an explosion-proof, portable, infrared LED light for low-voltage power requirements.  

Genes Sneakers, Part 2

October 19, 2012 11:22 am | Blogs | Comments

Imposing a uniform rate for insurance without taking advantage of any of the data that allows companies to predict risk is like blindfolding a man and then telling him to go find his car keys.


Genes Sneakers, Part 1

October 19, 2012 11:11 am | Blogs | Comments

Just as it’s illegal for you to print money, but perfectly legal for the government to do so, there may come a time when the government deems it necessary to analyze your DNA for reasons of “efficiency.”

Automating the Creation of Employee Safety Cards

October 19, 2012 9:05 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

3E Co. offers a new Safety Card module for its 3E Online® MSDS Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management platform that enables the quick and easy creation of safety cards, informing employees of the risks involved with product usage, level of protection required and emergency procedures.

Colorful Label Compliance

October 15, 2012 1:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Epson America has designed its ColorWorks™ C831 wide-label printer to aid in complying with Globally Harmonized System labeling standards.

Don’t Like Gaskets? Get Rid of ‘Em!

October 15, 2012 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BWAY Corp. now produces the Tri-Seal gasketless open-head plastic pail cover without a gasket because it implements a watertight/airtight seal.

The Global State of Information Security

October 10, 2012 1:09 pm | Blogs | Comments

PwC U.S. released the 2013 Global State of Information Security Survey with key findings on information security issues facing the industrial products industry. 


Fukushima Revisited; Lessons Learned

October 9, 2012 12:33 pm | by KARL STEPHAN, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

As the earthquake struck, automatic shutdown procedures were followed, and after the earthquake, operating reactors were still under control. The problems came with the tsunami.

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.

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’ 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.

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, | 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.

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?  

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