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Syrma Technology to Showcase Environmentally-Friendly HVACR Power Components at 2017 AHR Expo

mar, 01/17/2017 - 02:40

SAN JOSE, California, January 17, 2017 -- Syrma Technology, a leader in electronic manufacturing services serving global OEMs, today announced the company's first appearance at the upcoming AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 30-February 1, where they will highlight their engineering expertise and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at the premier annual showcase for the HVACR industry.   Building upon their prior engineering and manufacturing success—custom des...

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GreenWood, Inc. Project Team Receives Leadership Award at Caterpillar

mer, 01/11/2017 - 19:17

Greenville, SC - - January 11, 2017 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions provider, was recently recognized for their team leadership at their Caterpillar project in Athens, Georgia.  The Athens Tech Foundation presented the GreenWood planning department with an Outstanding Workforce Leadership (O.W.L.) award which identifies and recognizes businesses for exemplary leadership initiatives.  At this site, GreenWood provides total maintenance se...

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California Workers Advised to be Aware of Metalworking Fluids Containing Microbial Contaminants

lun, 01/09/2017 - 15:46

According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), approximately 1.2 million workers in positions involving machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations could potentially be exposed to metalworking fluids (MWFs) on the job. - - Many of these workers are employed in a wide range of industries across California. Anyone of them could be exposed by breathing aerosols generated in the machining process or through skin contac...

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Occupational Asthma in California - Identifying Environmental Causes and Preventing New Cases

ven, 12/30/2016 - 15:10

According to the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board, a 2010 survey found that over 13% of adults in the state reported that they had been diagnosed with asthma. For some of these people, the cause is due to occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma. - - Occupational asthma results from exposure to allergens or irritants at work or on the jobsite. Exposure to these substances can lead to new cases of asthma or even worsen existing cases in asthmatic...

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Bombardier and Austrian Federal Railways Sign Framework Agreement for up to 300 TALENT 3 Trains

jeu, 12/29/2016 - 18:54

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) have signed on December 27 a framework agreement covering the delivery of up to 300 BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 trains. The total amount of the framework contract is valued at a list price of approximately 1.8 billion euro ($1.9 billion US) and it gives ÖBB the opportunity to make several call-offs for trainsets used for regional and suburban rail transport. The first call-off order under the framework cont...

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Identifying and Preventing Exposure Risks to Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds

mer, 12/28/2016 - 16:34

Just last month, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) prepared by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The document now includes 248 listings of agents, substances, mixtures and exposure circumstances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans. - - Added to the newest edition are cobalt and some cobalt compounds which are being listed as reasonably anticipated to be a known carcinogen. Cobalt is a naturally occu...

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Fishmeal Dust Likely Culprit for Explosion at Seafood Plant

jeu, 12/22/2016 - 17:16

Several months ago there was a powerful explosion at a seafood plant in Unalaska, Alaska. Fortunately, no one was hurt as the explosion took place in the evening hours when few employees were present. However, the damage caused by the explosion and the automatic sprinkler system is believed to be over $100,000 and resulted in the temporary closure of the facility for repairs. According to media reports, although the event is under investigation, the explosion is believed to be the result o...

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Fluke Process Instruments Introduces Miniature Monitoring Solution for Monoblock Cure Processes

mer, 12/21/2016 - 09:31

Fluke Process Instruments has developed a miniature monitoring solution for monoblock cure processes. The DATAPAQ MonoPaq2 system profiles the metal temperature of coated aluminum bottles, aerosols, and collapsible tubes both in IBO and OBO lines. The thermal barrier measures merely 41 x 48 x 195 mm, making it 43% smaller by volume than the preceding generation. The temperature profiling system can be used in lines with very closely spaced pins (greater than 45 mm) and with various product...

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Choosing the Correct Respiratory Protection for Workers

mer, 12/14/2016 - 16:52

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases or death. - - Unfortunately, year after year, respiratory protection makes its way to OSHA's Top 10 List of the most...

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GE Mobile Water Solution Enables Orlando Utilities Commission to Continue Wastewater Treatment During Planned Outage

mar, 12/13/2016 - 16:25

Routine maintenance at the Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center, and the need to shut down a generation unit at the power plant, left Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) with a decreased power capacity to treat its wastewater through regular methods. Providing a mobile water filtration system and a mobile seawater desalination reverse osmosis (RO) system, GE enabled OUC to continuously treat its wastewater during the outage. Today's announcement was made at POWER-GEN International, the world's...

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EMSL Analytical, Inc. Expands Magnetic Materials Testing Laboratory

ven, 12/09/2016 - 17:38

Magnetic materials are used in countless industrial and consumer products that modern society depends on every day. These materials are used in everything from credit cards and electric motors to generators and various medical and scientific instruments. Magnetic materials are also found in speakers, microphones and magnetic recording media. These are just a few of the innumerable items that the use of magnetic materials makes possible. - - While most people are familiar with ferromagnetic...

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Bombardier to Build 40 OMNEO Premium Double Deck Intercity Trains for Normandy, France

ven, 11/25/2016 - 17:18

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced it has received an option order for 40 OMNEO Premium double deck EMUs from SNCF on behalf of the Normandy Region. This order is valued at approximately 585 million euro ($620 million US) and is part of the contract signed in 2010 with SNCF to provide up to 860 double deck trains to the French Regions. The Normandy Region plans to roll out these new premium trains at the end of 2019 to improve comfort and capacity by over 20% on t...

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Blades Direct Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials

ven, 11/25/2016 - 06:45

Blades Direct, LLC, a leading online distributor of diamond blades and other tools for the construction and contracting industries, is pleased to announce its largest Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials to-date. - These promotions, which are currently running from now until 11:59 pm on Monday night, include items such as a brand new 70 inch flat screen television and free gas saw with qualifying purchases. - “Due to company growth, we are celebrating our biggest Black Friday and Cyber...

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EMSL Radiochemistry Laboratory Offers Radionuclide in Soil Testing

jeu, 11/17/2016 - 17:42

Soil can be radiologically contaminated by either naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) or man-made radionuclides. These radioactive materials can affect crops and drinking water, which can pose health issues to the human body. EMSL Analytical, Inc.'s radiological laboratory division now offers radionuclides in soil testing packages. - - Uranium-238, Uranium-234, Thorium-232 and their daughter progenies are naturally occurring in rocks. When the radioactive-enriched rocks break d...

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Essex Capital Closes $10.0 Million Start Up Capital Raise

mer, 11/16/2016 - 18:15

Essex Capital Group, Inc. (“Essex”), announced today that the firm recently arranged a $10,000,000 debt capital raise for Atio USA, LLC, a startup aluminum alloy manufacturer based in Clewiston, FL (“Atio” or the “Company”).  When operational, the Company will produce aluminium alloy utilizing recycled aluminium scrap to produce high quality special alloys to satisfy expanding demand across the world. After experiencing the typical capital formation frustrations facing startup enterprises...

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Particulate Matter Pollution in Occupational and Residential Environments

mer, 11/09/2016 - 17:52

People can be exposed to particulate matter pollution in the air they breathe in their homes, schools and work environments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes particulate matter, also referred to as PM, as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. - - Some particles can be large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke. Many others are so small they can only be detected using advanced laboratory equipment...

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Some California Workers and Residents at Risk of Exposure to Diesel Particulate Matter

mar, 11/08/2016 - 22:36

Recently, the California Air Resources Board worked alongside the California Highway Patrol in East Los Angeles. The joint effort inspected heavy-duty trucks to check for compliance with the state's air pollution regulations. The inspections focused on the exhaust from these trucks since those that have not been properly maintained or configured can not only cause unsightly air pollution, but also impact people's health when they breathe polluted air.    - - Diesel engines provide power for...

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Utilizing Noise Dosimeters and Meters to Prevent Occupational Hearing Loss

ven, 11/04/2016 - 14:33

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year in the United States. The agency also reports that U.S. businesses paid more than $1.5 million in penalties last year for not protecting workers from noise and an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers' compensation for hearing loss disability. - - When a worker is exposed to loud noise it can kill the nerve endings in the...

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OSHA Fines Manufacturer for Exposing Workers to Respirable Hazards

jeu, 11/03/2016 - 17:06

Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a New York manufacturing company was facing over $100,000 in proposed fines for exposing workers to unsafe airborne levels of cancer-causing chemicals. - - After a complaint was filed, OSHA initiated an inspection and cited the company for 17 serious violations. Included in these violations, OSHA found the employer: - - - • Exposed employees to airborne cadmium, lead, nickel and respirable crystalli...

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Potential Exposure to Hazardous Materials has Residents of Los Angeles Neighborhood Concerned

mer, 11/02/2016 - 16:37

Plans by the Los Angeles Housing Authority to demolish an aging housing project to make way for a new mixed-use complex have residents and nearby neighbors concerned. - - The housing project sits next to land that once housed a steel manufacturing facility as well as a truck storage and repair facility. The soil is known to be contaminated and in 2014 the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) reported that, “…the California Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC) identif...

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