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Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety are outlined in LIA book.

March 27, 2012

LIA has assembled expert knowledge of certified medical laser safety officers in book titled "CMLSOs' Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety." Book compiles latest knowledge about establishing laser safety program, LSO duties, and importance of safety audits once program has been established. Packed with figures and tables, book includes samples of medical laser safety inspection checklist, laser inventory sheet, laser procedure record, and laser safety audit forms. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute Announces Free Webinar on ISO 50001 standard.

March 27, 2012

On April 9, Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) will host free webinar on ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems - Requirements with guidance for use Standard. This standard defines effective organizational management of energy resources and performance in accordance to relevant global standards. Participants will be led by Aimee McKane of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Advance registration is required. Read More

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Artcle Breaks Down Business Planning to foster future success.

March 27, 2012

As part of Welding and Gases Today's "Strategic Planning" cover story for Spring 2012 issue, "Working Your Plan" article explores how distributors and suppliers in gases and welding industry are setting their businesses up for success. Capitol Welders Supply, featured in this article, included its employees in agreeing upon vision for future and working backwards from that to develop 7-year plan with annual agenda with month by month objectives, goals, and review process. Read More

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FDA to Co-Sponsor June 2012 CGMP conference in Baltimore.

March 27, 2012

As announced by ISPE, FDA will co-sponsor "Redefining the 'C' in 'CGMP'" Conference in Baltimore, MD, USA from June 4-5, 2012. New format will features number of audience-participation and interactive sessions. Also, Hot Topic Discussion Forum between attendees and regulators will offer interactive insight on critical industry issues, concerns, and collaboration. Mixed panel of FDA and industry leaders will also answer pressing industry questions during moderated "Meet the Press" session. Read More

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2012 Shows are huge success.

March 27, 2012

Held March 13-15, co-located World of Asphalt Show and Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo posted record numbers for attendee registrants as well as amount of exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and number of education session tickets sold. Attendee registration numbers totaled more than 6,500 at show close, and show floor covered 115,000+ net ft² of exhibit space, taken by 408 exhibitors. Record 6,200+ education session tickets were purchased for shows' signature learning programs. Read More

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ASTM Property Management Systems Committee elects new chairman.

March 27, 2012

William G. Franklin Jr., asset management lead at Noblis Inc., has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee E53 on Property Management Systems. Member of ASTM International and Committee E53 since 2007, Franklin was presented with its Certificate of Appreciation in 2009. Franklin's work at Noblis is focused on management of corporate assets from acquisition to disposition. Outside ASTM International, Franklin is member of National Property Management Association. Read More

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AAMA Receives World Vision Fenestration Humanitarian Award.

March 27, 2012

At AAMA 75th Annual Conference, American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) was awarded 2011 Fenestration Humanitarian Award by World Vision. AAMA was honored specifically for their investment in World Vision and commitment to make transformational difference across USA. Also during conference, AAMA members sponsored 250 World Vision SchoolTools backpacks, totaling $5,500, to benefit at-risk Florida children. Read More

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RadTech 2012 to feature Nestle technologies.

March 27, 2012

During RadTech 2012, Stephen P. Klump, Nestle Quality Assurance Center, will headline presentations on fast emergence of energy saving and environmentally proactive UV and electron beam technologies in Printing and Packaging applications. Dr. Klump will address Nestle's Approach to Packaging Safety and Compliance: Nestle Inks Guidance Document and Suisse Ordinance on Inks. Event will also cover global and regional regulatory requirements, flexible packaging, and new materials/processes. Read More

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Workshop on ASR Testing takes on ready-mix perspective.

March 26, 2012

Workshop on ASR Testing, Specification Management and Mitigation from a Ready-Mix Perspective, will be held June 24 in San Diego, CA. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, workshop will provide forum for discussion from ready-mix concrete producer's perspective of ASR specifications and limits. Presentations will showcase challenges faced by producer when confronted with real world situations. Read More

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IPC Technology Roadmap provides vision of future boards, assemblies.

March 26, 2012

Released at IPC APEX EXPO® 2012, 2011 IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections incorporates data and comparisons to help users serve clients and/or guide their companies in identifying, selecting, and developing appropriate technology alternatives to create products needed for future markets. Roadmap includes regional analysis and comparison and also links emulators to industry standards and specifications. Read More

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BIO opens nominations for 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award.

March 26, 2012

BIO is accepting nominations for fourth annual Biotech Humanitarian Award, which is given to individual who has harnessed potential of biotechnology to heal, fuel, or feed the planet. Award honors work that aims to reduce human suffering significantly, enhance human experience in way that has clear and direct benefit to society, or improves health of planet. Additional consideration will be given to approaches that are at a turning point and may potentially have immeasurable influence. Read More

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LAM 2012 presented attendees with manufacturing's future.

March 26, 2012

Held February 29 to March 1, LAM 2012 put Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) technology at its forefront. Workshop gave nearly 200 attendees look at traditional laser cladding practices as well as cutting-edge future of photonic manufacture. Expert keynote speakers Terry Wohlers and Dr. Ingomar Kelbassa of Fraunhofer ILT detailed advances in rapid production using powder bed and freeform methods. Notable advances were cited by such companies as Boeing, Airbus, and Fraunhofer ILT. Read More

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ASTM 3D Imaging Systems Committee names Faraz Ravi as chairman.

March 26, 2012

ASTM International Committee E57 on 3D Imaging Systems named Faraz Ravi, director of product management for point clouds at Bentley Systems, Exton, PA, as its new chairman. Ravi was director at IGLOO Software, London, UK, from 2001-2003 and then co-founded Pointools Ltd., a hardware-neutral provider of point cloud software technology. In 2011, Pointools was acquired by Bentley Systems, which provides software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Read More

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North American Occupational Safety and Health Week is set for May 6-12.

March 26, 2012

LIA, in conjunction with OSHA Alliance partner and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), invites communities, businesses, and individuals to support North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, in effort to enhance workplace safety. Annual NAOSH Week and May 9, 2012 Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day aim to raise awareness about importance of being safe at work. Its 2012 theme is "Safety: What Every Business Needs." Read More

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PMI Names Committee Co-Chairs to 3-year terms starting in April.

March 26, 2012

Based on PMI meeting attendance, leadership, expertise, and overall commitment, PMI president Stewart Yang made his selections for 2 chairs to serve on PMI's Focus and Standing Committees. Marketing Council will be co-chaired by Kohler Co.'s Rick Reles, who will serve alongside current co-chair Tim Doyle of Amerikam. Government Affairs Standing Committee will be co-chaired by Daniel Gleiberman of Sloan Valve Company and David MacNair of InSinkErator. Read More

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EPA Adds Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund priority list.

March 26, 2012

U.S. EPA is adding 9 hazardous waste sites that pose risks to people's health and environment to National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites and is proposing to include 10 additional sites. With all NPL sites, EPA works to identify companies or people responsible for contamination and require them to conduct or pay for cleanup. For newly listed sites without viable potentially responsible parties, EPA will investigate full extent of contamination before starting significant cleanup. Read More

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AEM urges Congressional action on Russian trade.

March 26, 2012

With Russia joining World Trade Organization in coming months, Congress must act by granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) in order for U.S. workers and businesses to benefit from Russia's agreement to lower overall tariff rates, enhance IP enforcement, and diminish technical barriers to trade. According to AEM, if Congress does not grant Russian PNTR, U.S. equipment manufacturers will be at significant economic disadvantage in Russian marketplace. Read More

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Research Summary provides results from solar storm activity.

March 26, 2012

EPRI measures geo-magnetically induced currents through its SUNBURST program, a system of strategically positioned monitoring sites throughout U.S. and Canada. It uses data from that system, to provide guidance to utilities on keeping power delivery system functioning during solar storms. According to EPRI, nation's grid system was largely unaffected as 2-day solar storm pummeled Earth starting March 8 with massive blast of plasma that was ejected from the sun at as much as 4 million mph. Read More

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Cloud Computing Forum to focus on emerging trends, issues.

March 23, 2012

Taking place in San Francisco, CA from May 8-10, All About the Cloud will bring together hundreds of industry leaders who revolutionize way software is developed, consumed, and delivered. This ISV conference on cloud computing will focus on emerging trends and critical issues, including mobile, security and compliance, and big data. NextGen: Spotlight on Cloud Innovators showcase will spotlight innovative early-stage cloud companies, and 2012 SIIA CODiE Award winners will be announced. Read More

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AAMA requests openness and transparency in regulatory process.

March 23, 2012

AAMA sent letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee requesting approval of Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2012 (H.R. 3862). Legislation would require early disclosure of proposed consent decrees and regulatory settlements, providing affected parties with proper notice. Bill would also make it possible for affected parties to participate in settlement negotiations by requiring federal agencies to take public comment prior to entry of consent decree with court. Read More