OSHA launches injury-tracking system

August 14th, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its web-based Injury Tracking Application (ITA) on Aug. 1, and extended the deadline for submitting 2016 injury and illness data to Dec. 1, 2017. The reporting requirements are part of a final rule issued in October 2016 to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The new...

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Elastec’s American Marine division celebrates 50 years of manufacturing

August 11th, 2017

In 1967 in Cocoa, Fla., the late Jim Pearce formed a new company to help control water pollution: American Marine. An early innovator in the development of oil containment booms, fire booms and turbidity curtains, Pearce initially developed Hull Guards, devices used to help small boat owners keep the bottom of their vessels free of...

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Wilson joins Shelter Structures America

August 10th, 2017

Sean Wilson has been named Shelter Structures America’s business development manager. Wilson will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office and will further strengthen Shelter Structures America’s focus on client and account management to increase the company’s presence in new market segments.

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Strata Systems launches engineering software platform for GRS

August 10th, 2017

Strata Systems, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of geosynthetic soil stabilization products, recently launched the latest version of StrataPro, an engineering software platform that gives designers the ability to analyze a variety of faced systems on geosynthetically reinforced soil (GRS) structures. Strata says the platform, which is available through its website, will help designers determine...

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TRB hosts webinar on airport stormwater management

August 9th, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on September 14, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT discussing research that may help airport environmental practitioners understand the environmental regulations and permitting programs that apply to airports’ management of stormwater and other types of water resources. This webinar is sponsored by the Airport...

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Single ply roofing membranes gain market share

August 9th, 2017

Polymer-based single ply membranes are gaining market share from bitumen for waterproofing flat roofs, according to a recent study by Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI Consulting), Bristol, U.K. As construction activity has strengthened in Europe over the last few years and the market continues to shift toward lighter weight and faster construction techniques, the growth...

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Efficiency of PCM products tested

August 8th, 2017

The Hohenstein Institute, Bonningheim, Germany, is investigating the effectiveness of Phase Change Materials (PCM). Researchers developed the first measuring method that allows the effect and efficacy of PCM in textiles to be tested without costly wearer trials. The research project involves testing PCM-containing products from the market and coating textile samples with varying quantities of...

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NCTO welcomes NAFTA renegotiation

August 7th, 2017

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a Washington D.C.-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, welcomes President Trump’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While NCTO supports NAFTA and believes it is vital to the prosperity of the U.S. textile industry, the organization believes it can be improved to...

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Partnership to transform carbon fiber

August 4th, 2017

Deakin University and LeMond Composites have formed a partnership in a $58 million deal aimed at making carbon fiber more accessible worldwide. Signed by Greg LeMond, three-time Tour de France winner and founder and CEO of LeMond Composites and Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO, the agreement allows LeMond Composites to license new...

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HUESKER offers free webinar on using GRS for retaining structures

August 3rd, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on using geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) for retaining structures on August 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, the webinar will offer an overview of using GRS technology for safe construction of steepened, settlement-resistant walls and slopes. The low-cost method includes fast,...

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