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Posts from the ‘Safety’ Category

  • September 19th, 2018

    Feet of Clay: Your Achilles’ Heel

    Tweet If you’re an artist, clay can be a wonderful medium. You mold and shape the vision in your mind on a potter’s wheel, fire the piece in the kiln, and voilà: a beautiful sculpture for the house, or perhaps the first in an inspired line of earthenware. But just because clay is useful in [...]

  • September 12th, 2018

    Getting Grilled, and Then Some

    Tweet It may surprise you to learn that the 3rd best-selling product of all time on Amazon is… a grill mat! In fact, 12 of the top 20 bestsellers have to do with food. And you know what that means: spills. Lots of ‘em. When it comes to spill clean up bestsellers, the XSORB family of products [...]

  • August 22nd, 2018

    Start With How

    Tweet There’s a very popular video that’s been circulating online for a while: Start With Why. In his presentation, organizational consultant Simon Sinek maintains that people don’t care what you do, they care why you do it. In other words, they want to understand the passion behind the product. We agree. Sort of. For us, the why is a given: innovation in an industry [...]

  • August 8th, 2018

    Spill Clean Up for Entrepreneurs

    Tweet Millennials are passionate about finding their passion. And they’re expressing this desire by starting their own businesses, in record numbers: a scant two years from now, half the U.S. workforce is expected to be freelancing either full- or part-time (so maybe it’s not just Millennials, after all). All these entrepreneurs need a place to work. Home [...]

  • 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 Trust.org 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 [...]