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Posts from the ‘Safety’ Category

  • July 11th, 2018

    Hospitals: Keeping You Safe Behind the Scenes

    Tweet There are some businesses that everyone appreciates, but nobody wants to use. Yet they stay in business because people require their services regularly — even if it’s not by choice. Tow trucks, for instance. You may be frustrated as all get out when your car breaks down en route to that important client meeting. [...]

  • July 3rd, 2018

    Safe Waters: Teaching Kids About Oil Spills

    Tweet Teaching the next generation about oil spills and safety isn’t for the faint of heart. Children’s attention spans are generally focused on right now, which was true even before the Age of Screens. But one ecological nonprofit is turning this assumption on its well washed ear. Matter of is a group of eco [...]

  • June 20th, 2018

    Drive My Car

    Tweet Do you know how many songs have the word “drive” in the title? Neither do we, but an Internet search turned up at least a hundred. That’s a lot of driving, though admittedly, not all refer to four wheels and an engine. But you get the drift. We are a car culture. Especially in [...]

  • June 6th, 2018

    An Education in School Preservation

    Tweet School’s out for summer, and children won’t give the classroom another thought until they’re back inside the hallowed halls of learning. But that doesn’t mean the school is sitting idle all summer. Just like the crew that tears down and packs up a concert stage or theatre after a performance, there’s a crew that [...]

  • May 23rd, 2018

    Don’t Hit the Roof!

    Tweet It’s not the 1950s, but grease is as common now as it was then. The difference is, back then grease gussied up a guy’s hair so he looked (and was) slick for a night on the town. Today, hair is more natural. But grease still lurks all around town, on restaurant roofs. And that’s [...]

  • May 16th, 2018

    Blood-borne Pathogens: How to Stay Safe

    Tweet The world can be a dangerous place: 24-ounce cups of extremely complicated coffee orders can make someone so manic they forget how to text! Just kidding. Being over-caffeinated isn’t a calamity. Oversleeping so that you’re almost late to a meeting and don’t have time for a coffee stop — that’s major. But if your colleague accidentally [...]

  • May 9th, 2018

    That’s A HazWOPER! Spill Acronyms Are No Joke

    Tweet When was the last time you gave some TCLP to your spill clean up products? Did you think we meant TLC, and that was a typo? Nope. TCLP is one of many tests and certifications XSORB has successfully passed to make our flagship product the industry standard for safe, effective spill containment and disposal, [...]

  • May 2nd, 2018

    What Was That Masked Spill?

    Tweet Grocery stores aren’t usually associated with biological or chemical hazards. Unless Junior suddenly spews his lunch all over the floor, in which case Biofresh Super Absorbentwill clean up the biohazard in record time. But, says the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), the definition of a hazardous materialis broader than many suppose, encompassing “any item or [...]

  • April 25th, 2018

    Slip and Fall: Not Funny When It Hurts

    Tweet Comedians have been using pratfalls on banana peels and other slip and fall gags since time immemorial. Cave dwellers probably placed animal sinew on the ground to trip up neighbors intent on stealing their leftover mastodon. But slip and fall isn’t always fun and games — especially in the modern world. What may be [...]

  • April 18th, 2018

    Don’t Rain on Their Parade

    Tweet April showers may bring May flowers, and in California, the rain is always welcome. But when liquid appears indoors, especially on the floor? Not so much. Consider the typical school lunchroom. Kids can make a mess — they have so much energy! — which is why the team at Impact Absorbents, many of whom are [...]