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Article archive for October, 2016

  • October 26th, 2016

    Hazmat: Much More Common Than Publicized

    Tweet How often do hazmat chemical spills, oil/fuel/gas spills, leaks, or illegal dumping occur? Occasionally, according to the news that makes headlines. But a peek at the North American Hazmat Situations and Deployments Map tells a different story. According to this incident map, which updates hazardous events in real time, hazmat spills and related emergencies [...]

  • October 19th, 2016

    Windy Days Ahead: Hold Onto Your XSORB!

    Tweet Back in 1967, The Association scored a number one hit with Windy, which describes the kind of day when it might be good to have some XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent on hand. Though the song was about a girl, not an absorbent, the point is the same: whether Windy is someone’s name or a [...]

  • October 12th, 2016

    Play-Doh: From Household Cleaner to Billion-Dollar Toy

    Tweet What do two best-selling children’s toys have in common? Both Silly Putty and Play-Doh were created with serious intent, and transformed into toys once the original purpose became obsolete. We’ve written about how Silly Putty was developed as a rubber substitute during World War II. Similarly, before it became a beloved children’s modeling clay [...]

  • October 5th, 2016

    Look Out! Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

    Tweet It was supposed to be a fun summer outing, playing on a Slip ‘N Slide. But for one woman who slipped and fell, the game created a traumatic brain injury that sent her to the ICU. While she is expected to make a full recovery, her accident points up the extreme danger of slip [...]