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A Rose by Any Other Name Is a Lawsuit, Part 2

February 20, 2013 6:51 am | Blogs | Comments

The addition or omission of literally one word in a label can potentially lead to millions of dollars in liability for a company, millions more in legal fees, and even lead to investigations into such practices by federal and state authorities.

The Safety Scene: Two Must-Haves for Mine Safety

February 19, 2013 11:18 am | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info’s monthly The Safety Scene feature focuses on how to improve safety during various industrial processes. In this edition, we take a look at mine safety.

FSMA IPM — A Match Made in Common Values

February 14, 2013 6:31 am | Blogs | Comments

With the new rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) going into effect in less than 60 days, it has become obvious that the FDA is seeking to revamp food safety in the United States, as well as regulate imported food from around the globe.


Optimize Equipment Operations from Afar

February 13, 2013 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Messenger™ GMU8120 remote monitoring unit from Global Monitoring checks equipment operations in hard-to-reach and environmentally challenging locations.

Dodging Disaster: Goodyear Heat Exchanger Rupture

February 12, 2013 8:36 am | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info’s monthly Dodging Disaster feature highlights a recent or historical safety disaster, drawing conclusions about how the incident could have been mitigated. In this installment, we look at the 2008 Goodyear heat exchanger rupture.

Cadmium Exposure Rules Raise Liability Risks

February 11, 2013 8:43 am | by MICHAEL GRUVER, Lawyer, & GLENN POGUST, Partner, Kaye Scholer | Blogs | Comments

Any party engaged in an industry that uses cadmium should take steps to verify the chemical content of their products and components, paying mind even to decor such as paint.

Can Falsified Medicine Other Directives Backfire?

February 7, 2013 12:47 pm | Blogs | Comments

From drug-safety perspective, the new rules and regulations make perfect sense. However, if some of the new directives are fully enforced, customers could face shortages and higher drug prices.

Super-Bright Fluorescent Dyes

February 6, 2013 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Super-bright Spectroline® fluorescent dyes reveal all leaks in static and circulating water systems, boilers, storage tanks and other high-volume containers.


What We Know About New FDA Rules

February 5, 2013 10:17 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The FDA recently proposed two new rules, which are being touted as a significant overhaul of the nation’s food safety system, under 2011’s Food Safety Modernization Act.

Buyer Beware: Product Recalls Accidental Contamination

February 4, 2013 6:14 am | by MEGHAN MAGRUDER, Senior Partner, Business Litigation Practice Group, & SHELBY GUILBERT, Counsel, Business Litigation & International Arbitration Disputes Practice, & JESSICA SABBATH, Senior Attorney, Business Litigation Practice Group, King & Spalding | Blogs | Comments

Insurance companies offer product recall and accidental contamination coverage as add-ons to commercial general liability policies or as stand-alone products to fill coverage gaps.

The Need for Crisis Management Planning Has Never Been Greater

February 1, 2013 12:20 pm | by GARY BAGUE, Esq., Partner, Haight Brown & Bonesteel, & AMY PHILPOTT, Accredited Public Relations Professional, Watson & Mulhern | Blogs | Comments

According to the CDC’s annual year in review for 2011, there were 16 significant outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in the U.S., with five of them involving fresh produce.

Rising to the Gluten-Free Challenge

January 28, 2013 11:54 am | by LINDSEY JAHN, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

As gluten-free products become increasingly popular, food companies will need to develop more gluten-free options. While it's not easy, it does offer unique rewards.

America Makes, the World Breathes

January 28, 2013 11:45 am | by DREW GREENBLATT, President, Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC | Blogs | Comments

Amid President Obama’s emphasis on reaffirming a commitment to combat climate change, it might sound counter-intuitive, but bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. would help.


When Lightning Strikes Your Plant Floor

January 25, 2013 9:36 am | by John Amann, Vice President of First Aid & Safety, Cintas Corp. | Articles | Comments

Although there is no one-size-fits-all template for a disaster plan, your business can follow a few guidelines in order to create and implement a plan with ease.

How to Spot Counterfeit Food

January 23, 2013 10:25 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has found rising numbers of fake ingredients in food products. ABC News reports on how to avoid food fraud.   

Embracing Technology for Recall Preparedness

January 22, 2013 11:27 am | by MIKE EDGETT, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor | Blogs | Comments

Preparing for a product recall is a lot like preparing for a fire. Most hope that one will not occur, but still understand the importance of having a contingency plan. 

The Public Has Major Concerns about Fracking, Part 2

January 21, 2013 7:14 am | Blogs | Comments

Given the gridlock on Capitol Hill (like avoiding the fiscal cliff), Americans understand that it'll be up to the public to push the government on a truly clean-energy path.

The Public Has Major Concerns about Fracking, Part 1

January 21, 2013 4:16 am | Blogs | Comments

Americans are not opposed to more domestic energy production, but are unwilling to achieve it by sacrificing clean water, energy efficiency, and expanded wind and solar power.

277-Volt Bulbs

January 18, 2013 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics offers the LED-A19-10-E26 , a 120/277 VAC A19 LED bulb that serves as a replacement for standard 100-watt incandescent bulbs.

Explosion-Proof Lighting for Wastewater Treatment

January 18, 2013 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ has unveiled the HBLP-1MLED-SWAM stainless steel, swing arm-mounted, explosion-proof light for wastewater treatment plant applications.

Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace

January 18, 2013 5:26 am | Blogs | Comments

Engineering controls to improve ergonomic risks may include changing the way parts and materials are transported or changing the process to reduce how workers are exposed to risk factors.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

January 14, 2013 11:59 am | Articles | Comments

To encourage effective hearing protection, Cintas has identified a checklist for selecting a hearing conservation partner for testing, training and hearing protection equipment.

Seeing Both Sides

January 14, 2013 11:26 am | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | Blogs | Comments

Doctors (hopefully) become doctors to help people, and when indicated drugs don’t work, they must feel anxious prescribing an alternative that is not indicated for treatment.

Use Less, Save More, Improve Outcomes

January 11, 2013 9:05 am | by DEB USA | Articles | Comments

GrittyFOAM, the first heavy-duty foaming hand cleanser with suspended scrubbers, is designed to handle tough industrial cleaning requirements without damage or irritation.

Training Courses with Improved Visuals

January 8, 2013 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

TPC Training Systems’ TPC Online™ fundamentals course will feature animations that offer highly detailed visual explanations of the safe and proper use of hand tools.

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