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NEMA Surge Protection Institute Website receives update, upgrades.

January 23, 2015

NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section launched updated version of its website, nemasurge.org, which is home to NEMA Surge Protection Institute and provides information and resources to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers related to surge protection. According to Committee Chairman Tom Colcombe, nemasurge.org's mission is to raise awareness concerning benefits of surge protection to users of low-voltage electrical systems in North America. Read More

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LIA's Laser Safety Guide is revised for 2015.

January 23, 2015

LIA has updated their Laser Safety Guide making it a necessity for every safe laser environment. Easy to comprehend and full of practical information, guide has been revised to comply with new terminology and guidelines of 2014 edition of ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can serve as useful tool during training and is recommended for personnel who work with or around lasers and laser systems greater than Class 1, who do not have the specific responsibilities of LSO. Read More

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HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit to tackle worker shortages.

January 23, 2015

Scheduled for Feb 24–26, SME's HOUSTEX 2015 will host Student Summit for Houston-area high schools to highlight manufacturing career opportunities and showcase high-tech workforce needs. Presented by SME Education Foundation, in partnership with members from SME’s Houston Chapter 29, summit will provide students access to new innovations in manufacturing technology and opportunity to engage with industry experts. It will conclude with students competing in virtual wind turbine challenge. Read More

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Hunter Technology Corp hosts visit by Congressman Mike Honda.

January 22, 2015

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-17) met with executives and employees of Hunter Technology Corp in Milpitas, CA. Issues discussed included Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, of which Rep Honda was co-sponsor. Honda also toured the facility and met with staff to discuss current manufacturing industry state as well as how recent legislative moves will enhance it. Read More

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ASTM International announces leadership succession plan.

January 22, 2015

ASTM International's future leadership was decided at October meetings of ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. Katharine E. Morgan, current ASTM vice president of technical committee operations, will succeed ASTM president James A. Thomas. To ensure smooth transition for ASTM members and customers, Morgan will assume ASTM executive vice president position on March 1, 2015 and work closely with Jim Thomas until his retirement on February 1, 2017. Read More

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EPA Finance Center helps improve water infrastructure, resiliency.

January 22, 2015

Launched by U.S. EPA as part of White House Build America Investment Initiative, Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center will help communities across USA improve their wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater systems via financing methods and building resilience to climate change. EPA's center will serve as a resource for those seeking to address water infrastructure needs with limited budgets and help explore public-private partnerships and innovative financing solutions. Read More

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OSHA and LIA renew alliance to protect workers.

January 21, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed an alliance with Laser Institute of America to help protect workers from exposure to beam and non-beam laser hazards in industrial, construction, medical, and research workplaces. During 5-year alliance, participants will provide annual training on the Best Practices Seminar on Laser Safety, develop a Webinar training program based on the seminar, and distribute laser safety guidance products at safety conferences and exhibits. Read More

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China Delegation visits ASTM headquarters.

January 21, 2015

A group from the China Association of Machinery Industry for Environmental Protection visited ASTM headquarters for a training session on Dec. 15. Delegation, which included representatives from manufacturers of environmental monitoring and sampling equipment located throughout China, learned about ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality and its Subcommittee D22.03 on Ambient Atmospheres and Source Emissions. Read More