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Unicel Architectural’s Vision Control® Integrated Louvers Contribute to LEED Green Building Certification
Unicel Architectural’s Vision Control® Integrated Louvers Contribute to LEED Green Building Certification
2/21/2017 7:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, CANADA – February 21, 2017 - Unicel Architectural, the leading manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, today outlined how its Vision Control® integrated louvers can help attain multiple credits for high-performance green building certification through optimized energy performance, thermal comfort, acoustic performance, daylighting and more.  …
Potential Community-Acquired MRSA Infections Investigated in California Beach Community
Potential Community-Acquired MRSA Infections Investigated in California Beach Community
2/20/2017 3:37:11 PM
Over recent months, there have been several published reports about concerns over antibiotic-resistant infections in California. In December,  LA Weekly  reported that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was investigating reports of the possibility of multiple cases of infections due to Methicillin-resistant  Staphylococcus aureus  (MRSA).
Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Microbial Hazards in Metalworking Fluids
Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Microbial Hazards in Metalworking Fluids
2/20/2017 8:04:57 AM
In Puerto Rico and throughout the United States, over one million workers are employed in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers utilize metalworking fluids (MWFs) and could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in these liquids and in the air they breathe.
New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers
New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers
2/20/2017 7:50:13 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 adults have the condition. The chronic disease results in billions of dollars in annual medical costs, and approximately 25 million missed days of work and school.
Hailstorm Damages School Causing Water Damage and Possible Mold and Asbestos Concerns
Hailstorm Damages School Causing Water Damage and Possible Mold and Asbestos Concerns
2/17/2017 10:47:33 AM
Last month,  The Jackson Sun  published a report about a destructive hailstorm that caused widespread damage to a pre-kindergarten center in Tennessee.
EMSL Cinnaminson, NJ Now Certified in Colorado for Lead in Drinking Water
EMSL Cinnaminson, NJ Now Certified in Colorado for Lead in Drinking Water
2/17/2017 10:37:06 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its corporate headquarters laboratory located in Cinnaminson, New Jersey is now certified by the State of Colorado Laboratory Services Division for testing lead in drinking water by the U.S.
EMLab P&K Fort Lauderdale Marks 11 Years As Accredited Asbestos Testing Lab
EMLab P&K Fort Lauderdale Marks 11 Years As Accredited Asbestos Testing Lab
2/17/2017 7:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces another milestone as its Fort Lauderdale lab has been accredited for asbestos analysis for more than a decade.
Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered at a California Nursing Home
Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered at a California Nursing Home
2/16/2017 10:02:56 AM
A resident from a California nursing home tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. A local news station reported that the facility shut off access to the water supply under the direction of state and local health officials as well as supplied bottled water and ordered new shower heads after  Legionella  species were identified in multiple areas of the nursing home.
Preventing Tragedies in Confined Spaces with PPE, Air Testing and Gas Monitoring Equipment
Preventing Tragedies in Confined Spaces with PPE, Air Testing and Gas Monitoring Equipment
2/16/2017 9:44:57 AM
In January, three construction workers lost their lives after entering a manhole and being overcome by noxious gases. The incident was reported by Miami’s WPLG and brings to light the hazards inherent in occupations where workers may enter a confined space.
Legionella Discovered at a Hospital in Pennsylvania
Legionella Discovered at a Hospital in Pennsylvania
2/14/2017 8:42:39 AM
In January, a hospital in the state of Pennsylvania discovered that  Legionella  was present in multiple water sources after routine testing. While no cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported following the latest findings, the same hospital had a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak a few years ago that infected approximately 22 patients and claimed the lives of five …
Strong Demand in 2016 for FleetMind/Street Smart Vision™ by McNeilus Fleet Management Solution
Strong Demand in 2016 for FleetMind/Street Smart Vision™ by McNeilus Fleet Management Solution
2/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, CANADA and DODGE CENTER, MN – February 14, 2017  - FleetMind Solutions and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, reported today significant market traction in 2016 for their Street Smart Vision system, the SSV10 “smart” truck solution that combines McNeilus refuse collection vehicles with FleetMind’s mobile onboard …
Identifying Dirty Air Ducts to Protect Building Occupants in Puerto Rico
Identifying Dirty Air Ducts to Protect Building Occupants in Puerto Rico
2/13/2017 4:23:06 PM
Air ducts in properties play a pivotal role in keeping people comfortable in buildings across Puerto Rico. This critical component of a building’s HVAC system allows for ventilation and a path for warm or cool air to provide a pleasant indoor environment.
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds in New York
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds in New York
2/13/2017 11:21:03 AM
In late 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). It contained newly reviewed substances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.
Japan’s US$85 Million Donation Helps Feed Millions Of Hungry People In 33 Countries
Japan’s US$85 Million Donation Helps Feed Millions Of Hungry People In 33 Countries
2/13/2017 11:17:56 AM
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan.
Los Angeles County Residents Concerned Over Hexavalent Chromium Exposure Hazards
Los Angeles County Residents Concerned Over Hexavalent Chromium Exposure Hazards
2/13/2017 11:03:20 AM
In 2013, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) responded to community complaints of a metallic odor thought to be coming from a metal forging and grinding operation in a town in Los Angeles County.
Tennessee Residents Concerned Over Some Yards Possibly Contaminated with Lead
Tennessee Residents Concerned Over Some Yards Possibly Contaminated with Lead
2/13/2017 10:53:15 AM
Recently, several media outlets in Chattanooga, Tennessee, broadcasted reports about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Health holding a public meeting with residents of several of the city’s neighborhoods.
Identifying Hazardous Fumes to Protect the Health and Safety of Welders
Identifying Hazardous Fumes to Protect the Health and Safety of Welders
2/10/2017 8:37:37 AM
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) describes welding, cutting and brazing as hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers.
EMLab P&K Helps Florida Mold Testing Companies With Patent-Pending Mold Lab Reports
EMLab P&K Helps Florida Mold Testing Companies With Patent-Pending Mold Lab Reports
2/10/2017 7:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, reached a milestone producing more than 1,000 MoldRANGE™ Local Climate reports for communities throughout Florida.
Santa Monica Tenants Concerned Over Asbestos Dust at Renovation Project
Santa Monica Tenants Concerned Over Asbestos Dust at Renovation Project
2/9/2017 11:43:06 AM
In January, the  Santa Monica Daily Press  published a story about asbestos exposure concerns of some residents living at an apartment complex in Santa Monica.
GE Inaugurates Redhill (Stafford) Manufacturing Facility, UK
GE Inaugurates Redhill (Stafford) Manufacturing Facility, UK
2/9/2017 10:37:33 AM
GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE ) inaugurates its new Redhill Grid Automation manufacturing facility in Stafford, UK in the presence of Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy.  Present in the UK for close to a century, this facility heralds a new phase for its Grid Solutions business, being selected as a pilot for GE’s digital ‘ Brilliant Factory ’ programme.