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ASTM Standard addresses safety of glass used in furniture.

January 21, 2013

ASTM F2813, Specification for Glass Used as a Horizontal Surface in Desks and Tables, aims to minimize furniture-related injuries. Developed by Subcommittee F15.42 on Furniture Safety, standard covers performance requirements and test methods to ensure relative safety of glass used in furniture as primary or secondary surface on tables. Henry Chamberlain of F15.42 says "ASTM F2813 will provide assurance...that glass tops of tables and desks will be made of a safety glass product." Read More

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Toxics Release Inventory shows air pollutants still on decline.

January 21, 2013

According to EPA's annual Toxics Release Inventory report, total toxic air releases in 2011 declined 8% from 2010, mostly because of decreases in hazardous air pollutant emissions, even while total releases of toxic chemicals increased for second year in a row. Among HAPs showing decline were hydrochloric acid and mercury. Releases into surface water decreased 3% and releases to land increased 19% since 2010, with the latter due primarily to the metal mining sector. Read More

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ASC pushes for bipartisan TSCA reform in new Congress.

January 21, 2013

With opening of 113th Congress, ASC again took its message of the need for a bipartisan solution to the reform of Toxic Substances Control Act to offices of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Kay Hagan (D-NC). In discussion, it was emphasized that complexity of TSCA will require that concerned parties find common ground in modernizing legislation and that TSCA reform legislation proposed in prior Congress did not address critical issues regarding chemical assessments or took a step backwards. Read More

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Tracy Murrell To Serve as NTSB's Director of Marine Safety.

January 18, 2013

Tracy Murrell, former chief safety officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will begin her job as director of NTSB's Office of Marine Safety on January 22. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman called Murrell "an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in the maritime safety industry" and noted her "proven track record of achieving safety results." Murrell holds U.S. Coast Guard master's license and has worked for several shipping companies. Read More

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Video Knowledge Center offers how-to videos about bearings.

January 18, 2013

Available to any BSA website visitor via Knowledge Center Button on homepage, online Knowledge Center features how-to videos on Bearing Installation and Maintenance, Bearing Service, and Care or Bearing Characteristics produced by BSA Participating Manufacturers. These videos offer resource for problem solving as well as training opportunity for distributors and end-users. All videos were produced by number of BSA Participating Manufacturers. Read More

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SME announces AeroDef technical conference sessions.

January 18, 2013

Manufacturing professionals can choose from dozens of technical sessions on technologies critical to the success of the aerospace and defense industry at AeroDef Manufacturing and Composites Manufacturing, which will be held March 19-21, 2013. Sessions will cover topics such as titanium machining enhancements, digital direct manufacturing, automated machining systems, and advances in inspection, as well as processes, wind energy applications, tooling, machining, fabrication, and repair. Read More

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Cleaning/Contamination Testing Center to offer free seminars.

January 18, 2013

Organized by IPC and National Physical Laboratory, Cleaning and Contamination Testing Center at IPC APEX EXPO® will provide guidance to visitors looking to implement effective cleaning and contamination monitoring processes and overcome reliability issues. In addition to troubleshooting problems and dispensing advice, Center staff will offer mini-seminars on issues such as cleaning equipment installation requirements, CAF failure and defect analysis, and PCB contamination measurement. Read More

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Cleaning and Restoration Magazine honored with bronze medal.

January 18, 2013

RIA's magazine, C&R, has been honored with a bronze medal in the Commemoration/Tribute category in Association TRENDS' 2012 All-Media Contest. Magazine received award for the November/December 2011 tribute to Martin King, CR, ASA, a leader and visionary in the cleaning and restoration industry, whose work still impacts business practices today. Article included tributes from others in the industry who were privileged to learn from and work with King over the years. Read More