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EPA releases final risk assessment on Trichloroethylene.

July 2, 2014

Developed as part of Toxic Substances Control Act Work Plan, EPA's final assessment identifies health risks from TCE exposures to consumers using spray aerosol degreasers and spray fixatives. It also identifies health risks to workers when TCE is used as degreaser in small commercial shops and as stain removing agent in dry cleaning. EPA developed draft based on best available information and finalized assessment after consideration of comments from public and experts during peer review. Read More

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AED Chairman Watters Reprimands Congress for neglecting highways.

July 2, 2014

At press conference on Capitol Hill, AED 2014 Chairman Tim Watters said that federal highway program crisis threatens to take human and economic toll on construction equipment industry. Watters specifically cited looming collapse as threatening 4,000 jobs at construction equipment dealerships tied to road and bridge work and 700,000 jobs in broader construction industry. "Give us a highway bill. And give us the infrastructure the U.S. economy needs to function," Watters concluded. Read More

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National Bioscience Report shows robust industry.

July 2, 2014

Analyzing U.S. bioscience industry growth over last 11 years, Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014 report reveals positive trends. Industry demonstrated strong record of growth from 2001–2012, has navigated deep economic recession better than most industries, and is once again growing. State-by-state industry assessment finds U.S. bioscience firms directly employ 1.62 million people, a figure that includes nearly 111,000 new, high-paying jobs created since 2001. Read More

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ASC Web Services Senior Manager speaks at marketing event.

July 1, 2014

Jessica Taglieri spoke at ASAE's annual Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference and Expo. Taglieri co-presented Social’s Secret Menu, a Catalyst for Content Strategy, with Kunal Johar, Operations Director of OpenWater, and ASC’s technology partner. They discussed digital media and content strategy using adhesives.org and sealants.org websites as case study to demonstrate how critical it is for organizations to have websites that serve as central point for digital media channels. Read More

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FAA offers guidance to model aircraft operators.

July 1, 2014

FAA published Federal Register notice on its interpretation of statutory special rules for model aircraft in FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. In the notice, FAA restates law’s definition of "model aircraft," including requirements that they not interfere with manned aircraft, be flown within sight of operator, and be operated only for hobby or recreational purposes. In addition, FAA restates that it has the authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations. Read More

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ATA Opens Registration for 2014 MC&E in San Diego, CA.

July 1, 2014

American Trucking Associations opened registration for 2014 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E), which will be held October 4–7 in San Diego, CA. According to ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, this year's meeting "will examine such important issues as energy production, safety, drivers, congestion, and new opportunities for motor carriers due to the resurgence in American manufacturing." Graves called this event "the most important meeting for trucking executives this year." Read More

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AEM co-chairs Capitol Hill initiative.

June 30, 2014

During Exhibitions Day, AEM joined 100 fellow trade show organizers and exhibitions industry leaders on Capitol Hill to promote economic and business value of face-to-face events. They also pushed for policies that allow qualified international visitors and government employees to more easily attend trade shows and meetings. During discussions with legislators, AEM stressed need for speedy passage of federal highway bill, and value of manufacturing to U.S. economic prosperity and job creation. Read More

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ANSI approves IREC clean energy certificate standard.

June 30, 2014

National standard for accreditation of clean energy education/training certificate programs, developed by IREC, has received final approval from ANSI as an American National Standard. ANSI/IREC Standard 14732-2014 is aligned with specific job task analysis, and linked to real-world skills needed by individuals entering clean energy workforce. Certificate programs that apply for accreditation under standard may be hosted by colleges, industry training groups, for-profit organizations, or unions. Read More