Association News

Association News

EPA commemorates Public Service Recognition Week.

May 15, 2013

During Public Service Recognition Week, EPA highlighted examples of innovative ideas that employees have developed to help protect public health and the environment. In 2011, EPA announced collaborative effort called the Water Technology Innovation Cluster, which will develop and commercialize innovative technologies to solve environmental and public health challenges. EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick lets homeowners see how their home energy use measures up by using online energy assessment tool. Read More

Association News

ASTM to hold symposium on ultra-high performance concrete.

May 15, 2013

Scheduled for December 8, 2013, symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete will provide forum to discuss where current ASTM test methods for concrete are inadequate for UHPC, to propose new tests for UHPC, and to exchange ideas as to where new tests need to be developed. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, symposium will be held in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee. Read More

Association News

Environmental Education Innovation Award given to 11 US teachers.

May 15, 2013

In partnership with U.S. EPA, White House Council on Environmental Quality announced winners of 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. Eleven teachers from USA earned recognition for exceptional work as leaders in field of environmental education in formal school settings. EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe noted the "innovative steps" taken by said recipients and expressed gratitude for the presence of "exceptional educators" in American classrooms. Read More

Association News

PTDA Vanguard Contributors helps build carreer awareness.

May 15, 2013

Industrial Career Pathway® (ICP) initiative is taking steps to promote awareness of careers available within power transmission/motion control industry. To help, 16 organizations have accepted invitation to fund PTDA Foundation's Vanguard Campaign: contributions of nearly $50,000 kicked off 2013 Fund Drive. By contributing as part of Vanguard Campaign, companies take leading role in driving talented workers to key positions of sales and customer service in industrial distribution. Read More

Association News

Professional Development Day to be held June 13.

May 14, 2013

With theme of "Training Leaders Today – Developing Leaders for Tomorrow," Professional Development Day will feature top local talent facilitating guided discussions and training in areas of Supply Management, from both a Finance and Sourcing perspective. Attendees will hear local Fortune 1000 Human Resource Executives speak on how to grow your career in "Coaching and Mentoring: Knowing the Difference and Using Both." Participants will also be awarded 4 Continuing Education Hours. Read More

Association News

EPA strengthens conflict of interest review process.

May 14, 2013

U.S. EPA announced that it has improved its conflict of interest review process for contractor-managed peer reviews. Agency has put a new oversight process in place to ensure that contractors follow all existing conflicts of interest guidance and requirements. In addition, EPA will now ensure that the public has the opportunity to review and comment on peer review panel’s composition when influential scientific documents are being considered. Read More

Association News

Hydraulic Institute enlists participants to review new standard.

May 14, 2013

Hydraulic Institute, under approval of ANSI, is seeking qualified individuals to participate in review process of a new standard entitled Rotary Condition Monitoring. Designed for rotary pumps, including sealed and seal-less designs, document is intended to be used as a guide for pump monitoring and failure detection techniques as elements of process safety management and general pump availability programs. It does not directly address process management systems. Read More

Association News

PSM and HI announce 3-part webinar series.

May 14, 2013

Pump Systems Matter and Hydraulic Institute have announced upcoming Pump Systems Optimization 3-Part webinar series, beginning on June 3, 2013. During series, participants will examine and identify opportunities for energy savings, learn how to increase profitability, and learn how to increase reliability in pumping systems. Series consists of 3 modules: System Optimization; Screening and Analysis; and Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Action Planning. Read More