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Occupational Testing to Protect Workers from Manufactured Nanomaterials

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:01

Late last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new document to help protect workers from potential hazards associated with exposure to manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs), also sometimes referred to as nanoparticles.  WHO Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials  provides a list of best practices and safety guidelines for workplaces across the globe. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) describes engineered nanomat...

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Respirators to Protect Workers and Comply with Cal/OSHA Requirements

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:13

In California, Cal/OSHA's mandate for the use of respirators by workers can be found in Title 8, California Code of Regulations (T8CCR) Section 5144, and its appendices. The standard and appendices detail steps employers must take to assure safe and effective use of respirators in the workplace. It applies to all workplace respirator use and many substance-specific standards, such as lead and asbestos, also have additional respiratory protection requirements. Nationwide, the Occupational...

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OSHA Cites Illinois Company for Combustible Dust Hazards and Other Violations

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:48

Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced over $91,000 in proposed penalties for a pallet manufacturer in Illinois. This was the result of repeated violations including six serious and three other-than-serious. One of the violations was for allowing combustible dust to accumulate on surfaces in the facility. Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air under certain conditions. OSHA reports that fiv...

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Construction Project Causes Indoor Air Quality Complaints at Nearby Courthouse

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:41

Recently, the  New Haven Independent  published a report about employee complaints caused by exposure to construction fumes inside a county courthouse in Connecticut. According to the article, nearby construction in the congested urban area were causing health concerns for courthouse workers due to diesel exhaust infiltrating the building. Complaints of headaches, nausea and red eye were reported and a grievance was filed with the workers union. This reportedly resulted in an inspection b...

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Caterpillar to Participate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference on March 20; Webcast Available

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 19:12

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Director of Investor Relations Amy Campbell will speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials Conference 2018 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She is scheduled to speak at 9:05 a.m. EDT. There will be no presentation materials for this event.   The event will be webcast in real-time and available to the public at  https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/fv7qhuih. Listeners should go to the website at least 30 minutes before the live event to register a...

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Gazprom to purchase Siemens equipment for Grozny TPP

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:28

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens, took place in St. Petersburg on Friday. The parties discussed ongoing and future cooperation, paying particular attention to the provision of equipment for the Grozny TPP. According to the signed contract, Siemens will ship, install and put into operation two gas turbines with a total capacity of up to 360 MW for the TPP. It is planned to...

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Study Connects Occupational Exposures to BPA and High Levels Found in Workers' Bodies

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:25

Earlier this year, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published information about occupational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). Bisphenol A is used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, phenolic resins and some specialty waxes found in industrial applications, consumer products and some food packaging. Exposure is a concern because BPA may mimic some of the hormone-effects of estrogen, reports NIOSH. For most people, their primary source o...

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GLOW: New technology allows for safer measurement of oil shipment purity

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:24

Before a single barrel of crude oil is shipped to an awaiting ship at Saudi Aramco's terminal in Ras Tanura, operators must certify the purity of the crude oil in their tanks. A new technology, called ground level optical water cut (GLOW), allows to check the water content of a crude oil shipment in a safe and timely manner. Traditional methods used by the industry for verifying the water content of crude oil have not changed much over the decades. In most oil terminals around the world,...

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GE appoints Duncan Berry as Chief Executive Officer of LM Wind Power

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:22

- - • Marc de Jong will step down in April, 2018 - - - GE Renewable Energy Business has appointed Duncan Berry as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LM Wind Power. He will succeed Marc de Jong, CEO since June 2015, who will leave the company at the end of April 2018. Duncan Berry was appointed to his current role as LM Integration Leader in September 2016. He is presently responsible for all aspects of integrating LM into GE following acquisition in April 2017. "We are very pleased to hav...

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Exosite CTO Mark Benson to Present at Smart IoT 2018

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:00

Exosite, a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market, today announced that CTO Mark Benson will present at Smart IoT 2018 on March 21 at ExCel London located in London, England.  Smart IoT brings together hundreds of IoT experts and exhibitors of cloud and data services to deliver two days of events aimed at helping attendees unlock the potential of IoT. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including scalable platforms, Internet security, machine learni...

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TestAmerica Expert Pat McIsaac and Guest Presenter Dr. Bill Miller to Present Webinar on Hazardous Waste Delisting Requirements

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:14

TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, announced the next presentation in its highly acclaimed Ask the Expert Webinar series.  The webinar, entitled Understanding Hazardous Waste Delisting Requirements – An Opportunity for Cost Savings will be presented live on Thursday, March 15 at 1:30 PM EST by TestAmerica expert Pat McIsaac, and industry professional Dr. Bill Miller of FoxView Environmental Solutions, LLC. -   - USEPA provides guidance to waste generators, via the Resource...

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GE Saudi Arabia is Core Area Winner of the King Khalid 'Responsible Competitiveness Award' for its exceptional and committed corporate governance standards

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:19

GE Saudi Arabia has received the King Khalid 'Responsible Competitiveness' Award as one of the 'Core Area' winners for its commitment to corporate governance standards that underpin the company's commitment to following a strong code of ethical conduct covering all aspects of its operations. GE Saudi Arabia is the only international organization to win King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award in 2017. The certificate of recognition was presented by Dr. Ziyad Ghrara, Committee member...

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Neste's investments in Porvoo support the refinery's competitiveness and reduce its environmental impact

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:42

Neste is rebuilding the wastewater treatment plant at its refinery in Porvoo, Finland. The project involves renewing the chemical and biological treatment systems of the wastewater plant, and the entire project is scheduled for completion in 2020. The changes will improve the efficiency of wastewater treatment and ensure the processing capacity. The investment, which will cost EUR 50 million, is being carried out in cooperation with Borealis Polymers Oy, the other user of the plant.  "Was...

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Caterpillar to Participate in Evercore ISI Conference on March 6; Webcast Available

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:08

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Director of Investor Relations Amy Campbell will speak at the Evercore ISI Industrial Conference 2018 on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. She is scheduled to speak at 8 a.m. EST. There will be no presentation materials for this event.   The event will be webcast in real-time and available to the public at [url]https://www.veracast.com/webcasts/evercoreisi/industrials2018/59100191657.cfm[/url]. Listeners should go to the website at least 30 minutes before the live even...

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GE to Provide Full Propulsion System Solution to the Chilean Navy's Icebreaker

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 22:02

GE's Marine Solutions (NYSE: GE) was chosen by ASMAR Shipyards to provide the complete scope of an integrated marine propulsion system for the Chilean Navy's new Antarctic icebreaking Polar Class vessel. It will replace the retired icebreaker to continue the navy's Antarctic expedition for search and rescue missions, scientific research, logistic support and resupplying bases in the Chilean Antarctic Territory. The 110-meter long vessel will have GE's full marine propulsion system to powe...

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Huntington Beach Testing Lab Adds New Method for Hexavalent Chromium Analysis

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 17:21

LA Testing is pleased to announce that its Huntington Beach, California laboratory has added a new accreditation through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC) Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP). LA Testing has been approved for a new method of testing for hexavalent chromium by the ion chromatography (IC) method. With this accreditation, LA Testing is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Genera...

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GreenWood, Inc. Receives Affinity Insurance Risk Control Gold Award

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:17

Greenville, SC - - February 20, 2018 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, has been awarded the Affinity Insurance Risk Control Gold Award for success in safety and claims management.  The Gold level award is reserved only for companies in the top 1% of all member companies, which GreenWood ranked 4th overall out of 440.        To qualify for the award, GreenWood successfully completed a comprehensive risk control survey and audit...

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United Nations Global Opportunity Report recognises Cavotec solutions

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:27

Our  MoorMaster™ automated mooring technology has been included in the 2018 UN  Global Opportunity Report that highlights how "innovative technologies are making genuine progress towards a more sustainable world." The report is compiled by the United Nations Global Compact, global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL, and sustainability advisory group and digital studio Sustainia. It aims to encourage progress towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainab...

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Kim Cadorette recognized as an outstanding woman in business

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:06

At NH Business Review's award ceremony last night, Kim Cadorette was honored with an Outstanding Women in Business Award. The award program celebrates the success and achievements of women like Kim, not only in their personal lives, but also as leaders and role models across New Hampshire's diverse business community. According to the publication, the awards honor women who have a strong sense of self, a success-driven worth ethic, and extraordinary accomplishments that make them true l...

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NRI Secure and GE Digital Collaborate to Expand OT Network Robustness Certifications Worldwide

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:53

NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd., (NRI Secure) and GE Digital announced today that NRI Secure is the Asia-Pacific region's first independent company recognized as an accredited certification authority for the industry-leading Achilles Communications Certification (ACC) program Worldwide. This designation permits NRI Secure to independently provide the full ACC service to their customers, from testing and evaluation to certificate issuance. Through the ACC program, NRI Secure will evaluate the...

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