CONVERGE Broader Ethical Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Researchers Training Module and Demonstration Webinar

The CONVERGE facility, headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, is so pleased to announce the release of a seventh CONVERGE Training Module. This online course, which was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Science Foundation, focuses on Broader...

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OSHA issues proposed rule to update hazard communication standard

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

OSHA expects the HCS update will increase worker...

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Smiths Detection’s BioFlash deployed in real-world environments

Smiths Detection, the global threat detection and security technology company, announces that its BioFlash Biological Identifier has been successfully deployed in real-world environments to detect airborne COVID-19 in almost real-time.

BioFlash works by collecting and analysing air samples using sensitive, selective and rapid detection technology to identify the presence of...

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908 Devices Awarded Multi-Year $25M Purchase Order to Enable the U.S. Army

908 Devices Inc. a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced the receipt of a multi-year $25M purchase order from the U.S. Army Program Manager for Close Combat Systems. The company will supply more than 350 additional MX908® trace-level detection devices to the U.S. Army’s...

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FLIR Wins DARPA Contract Worth Up to $20.5M to Develop Revolutionary New Protective Fabrics for Chem-Bio Defense

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to rapidly develop novel fabrics with embedded catalysts and chemistries that can fight and reduce chemical and biological threats upon contact. The revolutionary fabrics will be incorporated into protective suits and other equipment...

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Lebanon clean up - Nuclear material found at oil faciltiy

The German company tasked with clearing hazardous material at Beirut port, and around the country, has discovered radioactive material at the Zahrani Oil Installation, which is about 50km south of the port. 

According to Prime Minister Diab the substance found "is a highly pure nuclear substance" and posed a danger. The head of...

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