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Posts from the ‘Absorbents’ Category

  • January 17th, 2018

    Skip the Slip! How to Stay Safer At Work

    Tweet Founding Father and Congressman Alexander Hamilton is credited with originating the enduring chestnut, “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.” Though he wasn’t referring to taking a tumble down the steps of the White House (it wasn’t built yet), his words remain apt today. Slip and fall claims cost American businesses [...]

  • January 10th, 2018

    Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 2: Coconut Husk

    Tweet Nutritionists have been singing the praises of coconut for years. Touted benefits of coconut oil, for instance, include everything from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, aiding digestion to beautifying skin and hair. Coconut water is a delicious, almost calorie-free beverage, and coconut butter, a yummy, heart-healthy alternative on toast. What a versatile fruit! But [...]

  • January 3rd, 2018

    Fatberg: A Bad Place to Live

    Tweet Many sweet little hamlets throughout the U.S. are called “burgs”: Harrisburg. Plattsburgh. Some are more famous than others. Gettysburg. Some are known for their steel mills. Or football teams. Pittsburgh. But there are some burgs/bergs where no one should live. Like Fatberg. “Fatberg” can be any town or city, anywhere in the world. Because [...]

  • December 13th, 2017

    Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 1: Peat Moss

    Tweet Peat moss seems pretty innocuous. It’s widely used in horticulture for packing plants, and for compost. There’s more of it in places like Ireland and Finland, known for their wetlands, than anywhere else on Earth. It’s just a harmless organic substance, right? That’s debatable. Or, we might say, depeatable. While peat moss (also known [...]

  • December 6th, 2017

    Just Say No To Crystalline Silica

    Tweet Crystalline silica sounds like a cross between a supplement and a new age gemstone — which is partly accurate, since silica is commonly known as quartz, and is the principal component of sandstone and other rocks. But unlike the naturally occurring geological formation, crystalline silica is not so benign. Tiny airborne particles of quartz [...]

  • November 22nd, 2017

    Diet Another Day

    Tweet In these body-positive times, people of every shape and size are receiving approbation for simply being themselves. And that’s a positive sign. But even those who are rail-thin need to eat occasionally. And those who’ve decided to diet another day, or not at all, will also require food. Unfortunately, this might mean a shirt [...]

  • November 15th, 2017

    Weather or Not / Part 2: How to Stay Safe Outside

    Tweet Last week, we looked at six smart steps business owners can take to keep employees and customers safe, warm and dry in wet, icy winter weather. Everybody still needs to get to and from your place of business, however, which entails going out into the elements. Unless they’ve learned to teleport. Since Trek’s transporter [...]

  • November 8th, 2017

    Weather or Not / Part 1: How to Stay Safe Inside

    Tweet With all the natural disasters we’ve experienced in 2017, how do you make a business winter-worthy, when slip-and-fall accidents could spell d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r? Get back to basics. Here are six simple steps to ensure your business is ready for cold and stormy days: Test the heating system. This is so basic that many business owners [...]

  • November 3rd, 2017

    How Do You Spell Emergency?

    Tweet The recent California wildfires have made everyone rethink emergency preparedness. While a catastrophe of this magnitude required assistance from all over the West and beyond, potentially hazardous situations happen on a smaller scale every day. Which is why it pays to be prepared — especially if you’re a small business owner. Over the past [...]

  • October 25th, 2017

    Don’t Hazard a Guess

    Tweet There are times in life when guessing is good. Like on a game show. If you’re fortunate enough to be a contestant and you’re winning, when a question pops up that you don’t know the answer to, it’s worth hazarding a guess. You could be thousands of dollars richer if you’re right. Or maybe [...]