Hands-On Training Provided at Operations Challenge Training Day

The annual Operations Challenge Training Day, held this year on April 19th , was another great success. Operations Challenge is the “Wastewater Olympics” for professionals in the wastewater treatment industry. Teams of 4 members compete in 5 separate events: operations, maintenance, laboratory, safety and collection systems Veteran competitors and new recruits representing teams from Massachusetts, […]

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Jon Doucette Wins 2013 Safety Logo Contest

Jon Doucette Wins 2013 Safety Logo Contest The NEWEA Safety Committee congratulates Jonathan Doucette, Woodard & Curran for winning the 2013 Safety Logo Contest. His logo was chosen to help promote safety throughout all of New England by appearing on Safety Committee shirts for the next three years. Jon has been invited to join the […]

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On the Safe Side: GHS Pictograms

On the Safe Side: GHS Pictograms As of June 1, 2015 and as part of OSHA’s alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the Hazard Communication Standard will require pictograms on chemical container labels to alert users of the hazards to which they may be exposed. Familiarize yourself with […]

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NEWEA Announces State Winners of U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Student scientists to compete at national competition in June

NEWEA proudly announces the 2012 New England state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)-the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project (see list below). State winners and their science teachers will attend the national competition, hosted by the NEWEA, June 14-16, 2012 at the Hilton Logan Airport Hotel in Boston. […]

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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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