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  • OSHA, NFPA to Progress on Combustible Dust Standards

    2016 could be a major year for combustible dust standards. In June, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) starts its first revision cycle of NFPA 652, the organization’s newly introduced combustible dust standard for general industry. Later this fall, the US Department of Labor...

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  • Monsanto Licenses Use of German Gene Editing Technology

    Monsanto announced Tuesday that it has licensed the rights to use a German company’s technology to increase the efficiency of the St. Louis-based agricultural giant’s genome-editing projects. Proprietary technology of Munich-based Nomad Bioscience GmbH will be used to aid development...

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  • Dow Chemical Cutting 2500 Jobs

    The Dow Chemical Co. announced a series of actions to achieve synergy capture and accelerate shareholder value creation from the restructuring of its ownership of the Dow Corning Corp. Dow Corning’s silicones technology and product platform brings a highly complementary and growth-...

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  • Purity Determination by Thermal Analysis Webinar

    Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), widely used to study materials behavior and properties as a function of temperature or time, is often used to determine materials purity. What purity means, why it is of interest, and other questions will be answered in a free purity determination webinar...

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  • General Mills, South Dakota State Unveil Research Lab

    General Mills and South Dakota State University (SDSU) announced the opening of a state-of-the-art oat variety development lab on the Brookings campus. The Oats Research Laboratory will focus on advancing the sustainability and quality of oats in the U.S. “We’re honored to be here...

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  • OSHA Fines Food Additive Manufacturer $180K

    A Newark food additive manufacturer's failure to handle hazardous materials and respond properly to an emergency led to an explosion that injured four workers, including two contractors who scaled an 8-ft security fence topped with triple-strand barbed wire to escape the fireball. An...

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  • OSHA Fines Food Manufacturer $140K after Amputations

    Twice in less than a month, two workers at an Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. facility suffered amputation injuries because their employer failed to install adequate safety guards to keep operator's hands out of machine danger zones, inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety...

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  • OSHA Fines Grain Elevator Company $51K

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated High Country Elevators Inc. on March 15, 2016 in Dove Creek, CO, as part of the agency's Regional Emphasis Program for Grain Handling Facilities. At the time of the inspection, an employee was...

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  • Borgward Group AG Concludes Strategic Partnership with KUKA

    Borgward Group AG has formed a long-term strategic partnership with the Augsburg-based company KUKA Roboter AG, the world's leading supplier of robotic systems. "The cooperation with Industry 4.0 pioneer KUKA is another milestone for Borgward in its endeavor to create a state-of-the-...

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  • General Mills Names President and COO

    General Mills has appointed Jeffrey L. Harmening as president, chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2016. Harmening will be responsible for all company operations including U.S. retail, international, convenience stores and foodservice segments, sales and channel development, as well as...

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