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EPA Gives Suggestions to prevent lead poisoning in children.

U.S. EPA is using National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 23-29, to raise awareness of lead poisoning in children. This year's NLPPW theme, Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future, underscores importance of testing home and child as well as obtaining facts as to preventing serious health effects. Simple suggestions include inspection of homes built before 1978, asking doctor to test...

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EPA awards $50 million for clean diesel projects.

U.S. EPA has awarded $50 million for clean diesel projects as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce harmful emissions in the air and protect people's health. These efforts will replace, retrofit, or repower more than 8,000 older school buses, trucks, locomotives, vessels, and other diesel powered machines. While EPA's standards reduce emissions from newly manufactured engines, clean diesel...

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ISPE announces 2011-2012 Board of Directors election results.

Arthur Randy" Perez, PhD, who holds position of Director, IT Risk Management and Compliance of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, was elected Chairman, while Charlotte Enghave Fruergaard, PhD, Director of Technology, Process and Compliance for NNE Pharmaplan in Denmark was chosen as Vice Chairman. Damian Greene, Senior Director Network Strategy for Pfizer Global Supply was elected Treasurer and Brian H....

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ISPE issues Good Practice Guide.

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Applied Risk Management in Commissioning and Qualification provides bridge between baseline strategies outlined in ISPE Baseline® Guide, Volume 5: Commissioning and Qualification and advanced strategies in ISPE Guide: Science- and Risk-Based Approach for the Delivery of Facilities, Systems, and Equipment. New guide describes how organizations can move from...

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Electric Connector Guide has been published by NEMA.

ANSI C119.6 Electric Connectors-Non-Sealed, Multiport Connector Systems Rated 600 Volts or less for Aluminum and Copper Conductors, establishes electrical and mechanical test requirements for connectors used at normal operating temperatures that do not exceed 90°C. It includes spreadsheet files in Annex D that can be used to collect current cycle test data. An alternate accelerated current...

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Manufacturing-Themed Forum will feature presidential candidates.

NAM and its Board Chair Mary Andringa will host forum, moderated by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and PBS' Tom Hudson, for Republican presidential candidates on November 1, 2011 at Vermeer Corporation headquarters in Pella, IA. Policies laid out in NAM roadmap designed to keep manufacturing in USA competitive will be basis for discussion. Iowa Public Television will broadcast this forum, making it...

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WSD Exhibition highlights safety and sustainability standards.

Nearly 50 Congressional staff members, representatives, and other stakeholders gathered on Capitol Hill to attend Advancing Safety and Sustainability Standards Worldwide exhibition for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2011. Event featured exhibits highlighting role of standards, codes, and conformity assessment in assuring health and safety of people and the environment. Standardization...

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Annual ANSI Report covers accomplishments in 2010-2011.

Entitled Standardization - Paving the Road to Innovation informs stakeholders of key ANSI initiatives and accomplishments over past year. Also 2010-2011 Annual Report from ANSI documents Institute's financial activities. ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia said that, At the heart of its mission, the American National Standards Institute fosters our broad-based national standardization system to...

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Memphis Airport gets new air traffic control tower.

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt dedicated $72.6 million air traffic control tower at Memphis International Airport. Standing 336 ft tall, tower is equipped with NextGen technology and 850 ftÂ-² tower cab with enough room to accommodate additional future air traffic control positions. Base building, measuring 24,000 ft², houses training rooms, administrative offices, and expanded...

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ISPE announces keynote speakers for 2011 Annual Meeting.

Scheduled for Nov 6-9, ISPE 2011 Annual Meeting will highlight practical solutions to daily challenges in the pharmaceutical industry, new ideas from thought leaders, and accomplishments of ISPE members. Keynote speakers will include Timothy C. Tyson of Aptuit, Inc., Brett P. Giroir of Caliber Biotherapeutics, John Menna of UPS, and J. David Doleski of the FDA. Event will also feature educational...

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