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AEM Updates Safety Manuals with illustrative graphics.

April 30, 2014

AEM updated its Roller Compactor and Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals with pictorial graphics, included in AEM Pictorial Database, that conform to ISO and ANSI standards. These graphics reinforce manual safety text and harmonize with current machine safety sign and manufacturer manual practices. As industry-consensus safety documents, manuals provide safety information to operators but not as substitute for manufacturer manuals. Read More

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PRIME School Initiative is recognized with 2 industry awards.

April 30, 2014

SME Education Foundation’s flagship educational program, PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), has earned award nominations from two industry associations. PRIME was recognized by the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council's Talented Workforce Initiative which identifies the most imaginative and effective solutions for building the region’s pool of manufacturing talent. PRIME was also selected as a 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award winner. Read More

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EPA honors winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge.

April 30, 2014

EPA announced winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. Winners include: University of Florida, Gainsville, FL; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. Read More

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SPE to co-locate conference with AIMCAL conference.

April 29, 2014

SPE will draw on strong synergies between extrusion and web converting by co-locating its Flexible Packaging Conference with the Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Scheduled for Oct 19-22, 2014, event will consist of 4 tracks: AIMCAL’s Web Coating, Vacuum Web Coating, and Web Handling sessions, and SPE’s FlexPackCon. Both groups have issued a call for papers, with abstracts due by May 17. Read More

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Settlement with Lowe's protects public from lead pollution.

April 29, 2014

Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that contractors minimize lead dust from renovation activities, as required by Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. Company will also pay $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of RRP Rule. Settlement stems from violations, discovered by EPA inspectors, of RRP Rule’s recordkeeping and work practice standards at private homes. Read More

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SME Mfg4 Event to offer STEM-focused student program.

April 29, 2014

At Mfg4 event in Hartford, CT (May 6–8), SME and SME Education Foundation will offer program for middle and high school students interested in manufacturing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Said student program will feature access to show floor; tour at TRUMPF in Farmington, CT; presentations; and hands-on activities. Two SME Education Foundation PRIME schools in Massachusetts will  have students attending both days as mentors and escorts. Read More

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NTSB Safety Seminar looks at general aviation accidents.

April 29, 2014

On May 10, 2014 in Ashburn, VA from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, NTSB will present seminar highlighting lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. NTSB is partnering with other organizations committed to enhancing GA safety – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, FAA, and Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) – that will also be participating. Attendees will be able to meet and ask questions of presenters. Read More

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ISO Standard addresses pressure regulator testing.

April 29, 2014

ISO 19973-4:2014 provides test procedures for assessing reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators by testing, using general test conditions and calculation method from ISO 19973-1. Standard applies to manually adjustable and remote-piloted pressure regulators, both relieving and non-relieving, but does not apply to pressure regulators that have a permanent bleed. Standard also specifies test equipment and failure criteria for tests to assess reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators. Read More