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Safety

Becoming A Spill Clean Up Champion
Tweet When the rock group Queen sang, “We Are the Champions,” they probably didn’t have raceways in mind. (Then again, a title like that seems applicable to racing…). Whatever their intent, we know raceways experience more potential spill clean up situations than any other industry. Except for grocery and retail. Or harbors and marinas. We [...]..

Our Prescription for Healthy Hospitals
Tweet You never know when you’ll have an emergency. Sometimes you’re blissfully taking a shower and the drain starts backing up because tree roots are clogging the pipeline — ack! Sometimes you’re cooking dinner for your in-laws and the oven timer doesn’t work, so the meal burns — ack! And sometimes you have a personal [...]..

Business

Food Fun As Summer Wanes
Tweet Summer’s winding down, the kids are (almost) back in school, and it’s the last gasp for picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, college departure celebrations… all the hallmarks that make summer the season every..
Some Like It Hot…Even Sizzling
Tweet Back in the Middle Ages (1959), Marilyn Monroe starred in a movie called Some Like It Hot. This was before Impact Absorbents was even a glimmer in our founder’s eye, so while we like to imagine the film was about smart..

Environment

A Lot Abalone
Tweet If you’re a mollusk, no matter how brave you might be, you need a champion to survive. Especially if you’re an edible ear shell prized by humans. We’re talking, of course, about abalone. Depending on where ..
Breathing Lessons
Tweet Breath. It’s the key to life, and the focus of both meditation and yoga. The more you can “watch your breath,” the more you can effortlessly expand your lung capacity, the more you can improve both your hea..

Residential

House Sale Spruce Up
Tweet Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring? If so, you’ll want to put its “best face forward” to attract potential buyers. And that probably means a paint job. In your enthusiasm, however, y..
Puppy Love? Yes, but not the mess!
Tweet Spring is a wonderful time to welcome a new puppy into the family. Dogs are so cuddly and cute at six or eight weeks of age — just like human infants. And, just like human babies, dogs don’t tend to enter life potty ..

Pollution

Ready to Run Off?
Tweet With spring in the air, you may be getting ready to don your sneakers and start running to get in shape. But before you run off, consider the runoff you might need to attend to first: the overland flow from snow melt and win..
Mine Your Own Business: Toxic Leaks
Tweet “Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways,” screams the headline on Inhabitat.com, which then rightly asks, “If the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the Animas River sp..