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  • May 8th, 2019

    Spillers Love Company

    Tweet The Internet is known for those who jump on board to criticize. So it was refreshing to see how many peopled jumped on board to support a woman who spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressing at her workplace — by sharing their own spill stories. Mashable called it “the greatest thread in Twitter history.” The article included [...]

  • April 24th, 2019

    Going to the Wall

    Tweet When Pink Floyd released their hit album “The Wall” 40 years ago, they weren’t singing about spill clean up, though for many school maintenance crews, this might indeed be the theme. Aside from graffiti (there’s also the Led Zeppelin album “Physical Graffiti”, of similar vintage, so perhaps it has something to do with the [...]

  • April 17th, 2019

    To Give Someone the Slip

    Tweet You may have heard the maxim, “A good pun is its own reword.” That’s not a typo; it’s wordplay. Back in the day, one of our team had a book called Punography, which contained visual puns. Like the one of a woman handing her husband a loose-fitting undergarment. The pun? “She gave him the [...]

  • April 10th, 2019

    Has Spring Sprung A Leak?

    Tweet It’s spring, and while the horrific floods of a few months ago have fortunately receded, there’s a lot of excess water around. And it’s still raining in various parts of the country. It seems safe to say this is going to be a leaky season. When Mother Nature’s in charge, all we can do [...]

  • April 3rd, 2019

    The Great Floods of 2019

    Tweet The expression “a wet winter” doesn’t begin to describe what 2019 has been like for many businesses and homeowners across the country, which have experienced storms so severe they immobilized cities, turned towns into islands, and shut down freeways. At the end of February, for example, northern California faced a flood of Biblical proportions. [...]

  • February 20th, 2019

    Oil Spills: A Daily Reality Show

    Tweet These days, reality shows (and stars) blanket the Internet, magazines, and our daily lives, whether we want to hear about them or not. And they’re relatively harmless. The same can’t be said of oils spills, which are also a daily, often deadly, reality, harming marine life as well as the environment. While Impact Absorbents can’t [...]

  • January 23rd, 2019

    Don’t Fall Off the Mountain

    Tweet Many years ago, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine wrote a book called, Don’t Fall Off the Mountain. She wasn’t focused on erosion control, but the title is apt: in winter months, when the rains often cascade in sheets, it’s all too easy for soil to wash away unless it’s protected. That’s where Jute netting comes in. Made from [...]

  • January 9th, 2019

    What to Pack in Your Evacuation Backpack

    Tweet Does your business have an emergency evacuation plan? We’ve discussed the importance of having an SPCC plan, as well as emergency response solutions. But with the spate of fires that have plagued California in the past few years, not to mention the hurricanes and tornadoes in other parts of the country, more and more businesses are realizing they [...]

  • December 26th, 2018

    Start 2019 Off With A Plan

    Tweet People talk about New Year’s resolutions, but we know from experience it’s just so much talk, with little action. Oh, they may start a new exercise program, or vow to spend less time at work, but after a few weeks, old habits reassert themselves. This is especially true in the workplace. You may have [...]

  • December 19th, 2018

    The Land of Nod vs. Nodding Off

    Tweet Sleep is a scarce commodity these days — even more so in winter months, when the sun is low in the sky by late afternoon, and truck drivers face a loooong road ahead. Short on shut-eye, they may have a difficult time staying focused on the road. That’s where a hat can help. Not [...]