Laser Institute of America

Laser Hazard Analysis Software verifies safety calculations.

The Evaluator, Web-based Laser Safety Hazard Analysis System is based on ANSI Z136.1 American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers. Unit performs repeated calculations of maximum permissible exposure (MPE), optical density, nominal ocular hazard distance, nominal hazard zone, and laser hazard classification. Graphics simulate various laser, eyewear, or barrier combinations, and also...

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ISPE

ISPE releases GAMP® Good Practice Guide: Calibration Management.

Scheduled for release on Nov 7, 2010, GAMP® Good Practice Guide: Calibration Management, Second Edition has been updated to reflect changing regulatory expectations from USFDA. Guide describes principles of calibration and assists in setting up calibration management system, providing structured approach required to establish formal criticality assessment, management, documentation, and...

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The Tire Industry Association (Tia)

TIA offers members Worker's Compensation insurace benefits.

TIA has partnered with Federated Insurance to offer members access to Workers Compensation Self-Insured Retention program, which can be coordinated with TIA member's risk management plan. Federated can also help TIA members implement programs such as return-to-work/light-duty, drug- and alcohol-free workplace, and enrollment in managed care networks. Since 2009, Federated Insurance has been...

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National Association of Manufacturers

Manufacturers encouraged by newly elected Congress.

NAM welcomed newly elected members of 112th Congress, many of whom support pro-manufacturing agenda. According to NAM President and CEO John Engler, Congress needs to extend all tax cuts across the board and pass permanent R/D credit to increase innovation, which will immediately create jobs and grow economy. In June 2010, NAM launched Manufacturing Means Jobs!" campaign and manufacturers call...

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Aerospace Industries Association

AIA presents 2010 Worker Safety Excellence Awards.

Honeywell Aerospace won in category of Worker Safety Improvement, which is for most improved performance from 2008-2009 in reducing injury and illness rates. United Technologies Corporation was also first-time winner in Aircraft Manufacturing sector, reflecting leadership of its Sikorsky division. Award goes to company in sector that has lowest injury and illness rates as well as exemplary safety...

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The Tire Industry Association (Tia)

TIA offers members new health insurance option.

Tire Industry Association has announced that TIA members are eligible to access HM Care Advantage, a selection of limited-benefit medical plans. With monthly individual premiums as low as $150 (when employer-paid), these indemnity plans are designed to help meet basic health care needs by providing fixed-payment amounts for unlimited physician office visits, insured prescription drugs, inpatient...

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Study on Flexible Circuits Industry forecasts growth in 2010.

Following decline in North American flexible circuit production of 2.3% in 2009 and 1% decline in North American sales growth, North American flexible circuit industry is predicting 9% sales growth in 2010. Survey-based study titled Industry Analysis and Forecast for Flexible Circuits in North America" presents data and analysis on trends such as growth estimates and sales history, PCB forecast,...

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Joint IPC and UBM Exhibition generates sales for exhibitors.

Electronics Midwest exhibition, held September 28-30, combined IPC's Midwest Conference & Exhibition and UBM Canon's Electronics Midwest show. Event generated 3,138 business opportunity meetings, many of which resulted in immediate on-site sales. We sold all three machines we brought to the show," said Bob Black of Juki Automation Systems, leading them to increase their booth size for 2011....

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GAWDAwiki

Welding and Gases Today addresses information technology.

Fourth Quarter issue of Welding and Gases Today features article from Tina Estes, a member of GAWDA's Management Information Committee and manager of Information systems for Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative. Titled Finding the Right IT Solution," article focuses on how information technology is a critical business resource. It poses a few basic questions to readers and offers 5...

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI announces ISO Social Responsibility Standard.

ISO 26000, Guidance on Social Responsibility, is designed to assist public and private organizations in contributing to sustainable global economy by establishing common guidance on social responsibility concepts, definitions, and methods of evaluation. It integrates international expertise, detailing what social responsibility means, what issues organizations need to address to operate in...

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