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Air Liquide Japan partners the OECD Tohoku School event in Paris
9/1/2014 10:57:38 AM
OECD Tohoku School is an educational project launched in 2012 to foster the region’s recovery, hosted by Fukushima University in cooperation with Japan’s MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Tohoku is the northeastern portion of Honshu, the largest island in Japan, which …
Eni and the City of L’Aquila present a restoration project for the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio
9/1/2014 10:51:01 AM
The plan for the restoration and partial reconstruction of the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio was presented today before the L’Aquila Mayor, Massimo Cialente, and Eni’s Chief Downstream & Industrial Operations Officer, Salvatore Sardo. The project stems from a unique collaboration between a number of institutions: the Cultural Heritage Office of Abruzzo has been …
KASK Super Plasma Labor Day Event
KASK Super Plasma Labor Day Event
8/29/2014 6:00:00 PM
Workers can be safer this labor day  thanks to KASK America’s safety helmet promotional event.   With the intention of encouraging all workers to increase their safety and well-being by always wearing a helmet, this Labor Day, KASK will hold a Safety helmet promotional event offering up to $50 off on their KASK Superplasma Orange and Superplasma HI VIZ Lime …
AkzoNobel improves Performance Coatings set-up to drive leading performance
8/28/2014 1:59:08 PM
The simplified new structure – due to become fully operational in January 2015 – will reduce the number of global management layers. As a result, Performance Coatings will be managed through seven Strategic Market Units under the leadership of Executive Committee Member Conrad Keijzer. The seven units will focus on specific customer segments and technologies. They will be: …
Newest Armor Garage Floor Tiles Selected by Kyger Creek Power
8/27/2014 1:33:15 PM
Armor Garage’s newest flooring product, interlocking PVC tiles treated with Armor Shield, were selected by the operators of the Kyger Creek coal fired power station, located in Cheshire, Ohio, for installation in the turbine room of their plant. The Armor Shield additive used by Armor Garage is a proprietary formula that makes the tiles slip resistant, stain resistant and self …
Are New Buildings in Canada Being Outfitted with Pipes Containing Asbestos?
Are New Buildings in Canada Being Outfitted with Pipes Containing Asbestos?
8/26/2014 3:33:56 PM
Earlier this summer, The Globe and Mail published an article about new buildings being constructed across Canada that are being outfitted with pipes that contain asbestos. The article “Pipes with asbestos still used in new buildings” discusses asbestos-cement pipes being installed in new installations and potential health concerns. According to the article, “Unlike most …
Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake
Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake
8/25/2014 2:19:04 PM
On August 24th, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years caused widespread damage to properties and injured dozens of people.  The 6.0 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was a few miles southwest of Napa and it knocked out power for thousands of area residents.  The earthquake also caused gas leaks and a number of fires.   As people survey the damage, …
Rod Stewart’s Son Battling Landlord over Mold Problems
Rod Stewart’s Son Battling Landlord over Mold Problems
8/25/2014 10:53:53 AM
Last month, TMZ reported that Sean Stewart is fighting his landlord over back rent after moving out of his home, which he claims had a serious mold problem.  According to the article, Mr. Stewart claims that he has been feeling weak and developed blisters because of mold issues that were not properly addressed. The presence of high levels of mold can cause a myriad of …
Award-Winning Interior Design Company, Lita Dirks & Co., Hires Marketing and Administrative Assistant, Elizabeth Campanella
Award-Winning Interior Design Company, Lita Dirks & Co., Hires Marketing and Administrative Assistant, Elizabeth Campanella
8/21/2014 6:09:04 PM
Denver-based interior design and model merchandising company, Lita Dirks & Co., is proud to welcome Elizabeth Campanella as its new marketing and administrative assistant. Campanella, a recent graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Communication Studies and Sociology, brings to the company a new, fresh perspective regarding social media and …
Tropical Storm Iselle Causes Property Damage across Hawaii
Tropical Storm Iselle Causes Property Damage across Hawaii
8/21/2014 9:41:39 AM
A powerful Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm before hitting the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month.  Heavy winds and rain drenched the islands and knocked out power for some.  In its aftermath, Iselle has left behind a number of water and wind-damaged homes, businesses and schools. As the islands’ residents begin to make repairs and dry out their properties, …
$50 Million Claim for Mold-Related Illnesses at California Board of Equalization
$50 Million Claim for Mold-Related Illnesses at California Board of Equalization
8/20/2014 9:21:44 AM
Last month, the Sacramento Business Journal published a report about the ongoing problems at the building that houses the California Board of Equalization (BOE).  According to the article, a new claim was recently filed on behalf of employees whose alleged health problems were due to mold at the BOE headquarters.  A previous lawsuit concerning similar issues was settled in …
Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks
Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks
8/19/2014 4:25:10 PM
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    The CDC states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke. The second leading cause of lung …
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
8/18/2014 5:20:07 PM
Earlier this month, The Olympian reported that a high school in Tumwater, Washington was working to remove mold and make repairs before the students begin the new school year next month. Stories like this are common across many school districts as they use the summer months to perform repairs, preventive maintenance work and to complete construction projects. Schools that …
The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen
The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen
8/18/2014 3:41:29 PM
Earlier this month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen” from the National Toxicology Program’s 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The …
GPSTrackIt.com’s Fleet Manager Earns Rave Reviews
8/18/2014 12:30:03 PM
For fifteen years, Capterra.com, with the most extensive collection of software on the web, has been helping millions of businesses find the best business software using reviews, ratings, and directories along with their blog, infographics and informative e-books. “Capterra puts thousands of software vendors on one website. Feature sets and review ratings take the guess work …
Curing compound from BASF protects concrete against drying cracks during hot summer temperatures
8/18/2014 11:00:52 AM
Summertime construction can be treacherous: With regard to concrete floors, this is particularly true for the phase between pouring and subsequent surface smoothing, known as floating or power troweling. Even at environmental temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius, 50% relative humidity and wind velocities of 20 kilometers per hour, fresh concrete loses about 0.6 kilogram water …
California Wildfires Cause Governor to Declare an Emergency
California Wildfires Cause Governor to Declare an Emergency
8/14/2014 12:31:36 PM
Earlier this month, wildfires raging across drought-ridden California caused Governor Jerry Brown to declare a State of Emergency. Parched conditions and high temperatures have made fighting these fires a challenge.  The wildfires have already resulted in numerous mandatory evacuations and have destroyed or damaged a number of homes and businesses. When evacuated property …
TWI and Safar Deliver Critical Food Supplies to Refugees in Iraq
TWI and Safar Deliver Critical Food Supplies to Refugees in Iraq
8/12/2014 2:22:50 PM
TWI and Safar personnel recently delivered critical food supplies to support the increasing number of refugees fleeing the violence in Iraq.  Due to the deteriorating security situation in the region, over 50,000 refugees have been forced to flee areas of Northern Iraq in search of safety. Our local team in Erbil quickly sourced, consolidated, and delivered water and various …
San Diego Petitions to Use DNA-Based Testing for Sewage Contamination in Recreational Water
San Diego Petitions to Use DNA-Based Testing for Sewage Contamination in Recreational Water
8/11/2014 3:23:40 PM
San Diego’s environmental and civic leaders are urging passage of legislation that will allow the use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for water quality testing at its beaches. PCR identifies the genetic material of microorganisms, and rapidly detects bacteria and viruses found in sewage contamination. Results can be evaluated in as little as 4 hours allowing for rapid …
Schools in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Healthy Indoor Environments
Schools in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Healthy Indoor Environments
8/11/2014 9:39:27 AM
Students and teachers across Puerto Rico are getting ready to start the new school year.  In many school districts, the summer months have been spent performing repairs, renovations and preventive maintenance activities.   These activities can either improve the indoor environmental quality or make matters worse if they have not been performed correctly.  Schools with water …