Interview with 2011 Connecticut State Winner

U.S. Stockholm Jr. Water Prize 2011 Connecticut State Winner:  William Hallisey Greenwich High School Project title: “Electrified Nanoscale Architecture in Mixed Matrix Membranes as a Means of Rapid Throughput Water Sterilization,” We’ve asked William Hallisey, last year’s Connecticut State Winner, to answer some questions about his experience participating in the U.S. Stockholm Jr. Water Prize Competition held in […]

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On the Safe Side: The “ROOT” of the Problem

On the Safe Side: The “ROOT” of the Problem Check out this interesting safety article about a near miss and a gate valve. Written by: Chris Hipkiss, NEWEA Member If you have been in this business long enough, there most likely has been at least one incident that, from a safety standpoint, was a “near […]

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On the Safe Side…SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY

On the Safe Side… Slip Slidin’ Away By Chris Hipkiss “Slip Slidin’ Away” is a title to a Simon and Garfunkel song written back in 1975, that, except for the title, has nothing to do with this article. What I wish to discuss is Slips, Trips and Falls; according to OSHA these accidents rank second only […]

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On the Safe Side…NFPA 70E the Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety

On the Safe Side…NFPA 70E the Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety NFPA 70E 2004 Edition has several significant changes.  The major change is an emphasis on safe work practices.  It establishes thresholds for worker protective apparel based on exposure to arc hazard risk and is designed to protect workers that install, maintain or repair electrical […]

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