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  • US Companies May Face More Scrutiny, Higher Fines with New OSHA Rules

    American companies may face increased scrutiny and expenses this year as a wide range of OSHA regulatory changes are expected to come into effect. Higher fines, a greater number of investigations and site visits, new workplace standards intended to prevent worker illness or injury, and other...

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  • USDA Announces $5.2 Million for Nanotechnology Research

    Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The universities will research ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety, enhance renewable fuels, increase crop yields, manage agricultural pests...

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  • OSHA Fines Wood Pellet Manufacturer $150K

    For the sixth time since 2011, federal inspectors found a Wisconsin wood pellet manufacturer failed to comply with safety and health standards, putting its employees in jeopardy of suffering amputation, burns, and other life-threatening injuries. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety...

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  • Material Factors for Dust Explosion Protection Webinar

    Dust explosions are a serious problem in powder handling operations. While occurrences of dust explosions are rare their effects can be devastating. They have led to injuries and fatalities and even destruction of property. Five factors have to come together in order for a dust explosion to occur....

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  • New OSHA Silica Dust Rule to Save Estimated 600 Lives Per Year

    An estimated 600 lives will be saved each year by a new federal rule announced Thursday intended to limit exposure to respirable silica dust in American workplaces. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that aims to protect...

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  • Vac-U-Max Announces New Industrial Vacuum Cleaning Rep

    Vac-U-Max, a global manufacturer of compressed-air powered, continuous-duty, and central vacuum cleaning systems that addresses the issues of chemical compatibility, flammability, combustibility, and worker exposure to collected dusts, announces Dickson Industrial Insight & Innovation, Inc. (...

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  • Garry Abraham Elected CEMA President

    Garry Abraham, general manager/CEO, Screw Conveyor Corp., Hammond, IN, was elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at the organization's recent 83rd annual meeting in La Quinta, CA.     The “Voice of the Conveyor Industry of the Americas...

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  • Volkmann Adds Two New Rep Groups

    Volkmann Inc., a designer and manufacturer of contained product transfer systems, announces the signing of two additional rep groups to meet the needs of its increased product demand in North America. Solids Technology based in Litchfield Park, AZ, and Dynamic Bulk Systems of Fenton, MO, bring the...

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  • Wyssmont Mourns Loss of Long-Time President Edward Weisselberg

    Wyssmont Company, Inc. announced the passing of Edward Weisselberg, president. Weisselberg led Wyssmont since 1965 and was well respected in the industry. Prior to his passing, Weisselberg appointed Joseph Bevacqua as president of Wyssmont. Bevacqua possesses extensive knowledge of the...

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  • Lorenz Conveying Products Names USA Sales Manager, New Rep

    Bret Henry has joined Lorenz Conveying Products as USA sales manager. Henry will be responsible for USA sales, USA representative sales groups, key account management, and marketing strategy for the company. Henry has over 25 years of professional sales experience, with the last 10 years...

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