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Prepare for Disaster ( Minimize Downtime)

March 13, 2013 5:28 am | Blogs | Comments

Disasters come in many sizes and shapes and are often unexpected, which is why manufacturers must prepare for them, treating disaster recovery plans almost as an insurance policy. And they do happen, often at the most inconvenient times.

Shedding Light on Safety

March 13, 2013 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Graphic Products, Inc. has released an illustrated, easy-to-understand 12-page whitepaper, “Introduction to Photoluminescent Labels, Signs & Path Markings” for facility managers and contractors.

Hantavirus: Are Your Employees at Risk

March 13, 2013 4:59 am | by LINDSEY JAHN, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

A recent outbreak of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park has raised concern about potential rodent infestation and hantavirus outbreaks in manufacturing plants, including food facilities.


Extending for a 25-Foot Reach

March 8, 2013 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics announces the addition of the EPEXC-25, a 25-foot explosion-proof extension cord with wet-area suitability, designed to allow operators to safely and securely increase the range of their equipment and devices with areas deemed hazardous.

Scratch Resistance for Demanding Coatings Applications

March 7, 2013 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer USA, LLC offers CN9062, a liquid high-functionality oligomer that brings significant scratch resistance to demanding coatings applications.

Put a Lid on It!

March 7, 2013 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig’s unique PIG® latching drum lids enable quick and easy drum access and secure closure to help meet closed container regulations. 

Food Fraud: Are Your Ingredients at Risk?

March 6, 2013 12:08 pm | Blogs | Comments

While some cases of food fraud are due to the efforts of unscrupulous processors, some honest food companies are unknowingly producing items containing fraudulent ingredients.

Congress, FDA Should Make Pharmacy Compounding Safer

March 6, 2013 6:15 am | Blogs | Comments

The  technology to prevent errors is already available. Automated pharmacy compounding systems have existed for more than a decade — it’s just that too few pharmacies use them


Lighting with Fabrication & Machining Capabilities

March 4, 2013 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

In an ongoing effort to develop innovative and custom products for the commercial and industrial lighting marketplace, added several new fabricating, machining and testing capabilities.

Air Movement Improves Workplace Safety

March 4, 2013 10:34 am | Articles | Comments

Slippery conditions are often caused by the same thing that makes it hard to get a grip on a frosty beverage in the summertime: condensation. Concrete slabs often begin to sweat anytime there’s a change in temperature or humidity.

Alarming Number of Workers Fail to Wear Protective Equipment

March 1, 2013 10:32 am | by Kimberly Clark | Articles | Comments

The need for safety equipment when performing hazardous tasks is undisputed. Yet U.S. workers continue to take risks by failing to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when it is needed.

Ex-Coal Executive Implicates Ex-CEO in Mine Case

February 28, 2013 7:35 am | by JOHN RABY,Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

A former president of a Massey Energy subsidiary implicated the company's chief executive officer in safety violations as he pleaded guilty Thursday to charges resulting from an investigation into the 2010 explosion at a Massey mine that killed 29 men.

EPA Rules on Cadmium Exposure Raise Liability Risk

February 26, 2013 6:49 am | by Michael Gruver, Lawyer, Kaye Scholer and Glenn Pogust, Partner, Kaye Scholer | Articles | Comments

In December 2012, the EPA announced new standards for the reporting of safety data related to cadmium exposure. The new requirements apply to manufacturers of products that contain cadmium in any component part.


Building a Winning ERP Team

February 21, 2013 8:58 am | Blogs | Comments

While watching the Super Bowl this year, I was reminded of how complicated it is to build a winning team; a team that operates at the highest level to achieve the ultimate prize.  

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.

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