Business & Industry

Featured Tradeshows/Seminars/Events

Check out which Safety events are headed your way. Find out about seminars relating to the Amusement Industry. Let a Thomas Regional Representative demonstrate how you can effortlessly and affordably e-commerce enable your web site. New England Environmental Health & Safety Conference & ExpoMarch 29-30, 2001Foxwoods ResortLedyard, CT This conference is sponsored by the Connecticut Business &...

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New Standards Light the Way to Buying Photoluminescent Markings

Photoluminescent markings can light a worker's path to safety in the event of a blackout. But, up until now, a lack of standards has made buying these safety markings a guessing game. To help clear up the confusion, the American Society for Testing and Materials has recently published its recommended standards for photoluminescence. Whether due to a blackout or a natural disaster, companies'...

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New Year's Resolution: A Tighter Supply Chain

Companies on both sides of the supply chain are getting a tighter grip on their operations by utilizing automation software to help source and manage their supplier partnerships. A savvy few are also implementing quality programs such as best practices to give them the leverage they need to lower supply chain costs. Such innovative strategies are moving both sides of the supply chain into the...

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Proactive Safety: Having What You Need Before You Need It.

Don't let an emergency be the wake-up call for proper workplace safety. Put out the fire before it even starts with regular safety evaluation. Be sure to use reliable equipment suppliers or safety consultants so you have the proper supplies on hand. After all, ensuring workplace safety is not only the right way to operate your business, but required by law. As they say, A bird in the hand… When...

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The Debate Over OSHA's New Ergonomics Rules

OSHA's workplace ergonomics standard is slated to go into effect on January 16, 2001. Depending on your point of view, the ergonomics standard is either a landmark regulation that protects the health of millions of U.S. workers or a costly mistake that unnecessarily burdens U.S. industry. The final Ergonomics Program Standard, released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)...

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Transporters Violating Hazmat Rules Run But Can't Hide

Claiming ignorance offers no protection as the Department of Transportation turns up the heat on hazardous materials carriers who fail to adhere to shipping regulations. Who are most at risk to incur criminal penalties for violating federal hazardous material regulations? Most often they are shippers who occasionally transport hazardous materials and mistakenly believe that federal hazmat...

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Who Will Survive? A Primer in Successful E-Marketplace Strategy

Even though experts predict a major shakeout of e-marketplaces within the next six months, the survivors are expected to net some 60% of business-to-business Internet commerce. What factors determine which e-marketplaces will sink and which ones will swim? Over the past two years, a plethora of e-marketplaces have sprung up on the web. Depending on whom you ask, an estimated 800 to 1,200 online...

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Make Sure it Works: Testing 1-2-3

Developing new products or materials? Looking for someone to validate your findings or ensure continued quality control? You don't need to look far for solutions to your testing and inspection needs. Researching and developing new products or material enhancements is only half the battle. Ensuring that your prototypes will work in the long run is what you really want. You know that your most...

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Featured Industry Tradeshows/Seminars/Events

Check out which Inspection and Testing events are headed your way. If you're looking to e-commerce enable your business, let a Thomas Regional Representative demonstrate how you can effortlessly and affordably e-commerce enable your web site. Quality Expo InternationalApril 27 - 29, 2001Rosemont Convention CenterRosemont, IL You'll be introduced to the latest breakthroughs, ideas and the newest...

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Unbeatable Inspection: AOI and X-ray Technology Together

With integrated X-ray and automated optical inspection technology, manufacturers can now better inspect the most complicated printed circuit board components and ensure a higher level of quality. As printed circuit boards (PCBs) are developed with increasing complexity, the challenge of inspecting them quickly and efficiently increases. Not long ago, automated optical inspection (AOI) alone was...

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