It has long been known that “hot work” jobs come with occupational risks. Hot work is any work that involves burning or using fire- or spark-producing tools, such as one does when welding. Welding, the act of heating surfaces together to the point of melting, creates great potential for hazards to occur. Fire, explosions and exposure to toxic fumes and gases are top risks for hot work welders.Read More
No one would argue that the advent of online news publications has caused a steep decline in the circulation of print newspapers. And yet, newspapers are still found everywhere. From barbershops to convenience stores and newsstands to supermarket checkout counters, newspapers – both broadsheet and tabloids – abound.Read More
When you open a greeting card, reach into your car’s glove box or read your child her favorite “touch and feel” storybook, chances are, the word “flocking” is not on your mind. And yet, all of the aforementioned items have been flocked.
Flock is used to make a variety of objects, from carpets, clothing apparel, and jewel boxes to paper goods (such as picture books, posters and greeting cards) that have raised or rough threads. Flocking is a fiber coating process that can add dimension and texture to almost any article.Read More
Property rooms or evidence rooms are secure areas, typically in a police station, used to store seized or stolen property and criminal evidence until the items can be returned to their rightful owners or used in court as matters of proof. Evidence includes items such as weapons, keys, money, personal objects, prescription and illicit drugs. Many of these items will be returned to their owners, destroyed or auctioned off. Evidence, of course, will be maintained for investigations and legal proceedings until a case is closed. The sophistication and organization of each department’s evidence room varies. Regardless of whether property or evidence is stored in boxes or bins, in envelopes or plastic bags, one thing is certain: each article tells a story and contains clues that can potentially exonerate or indict a suspect.Read More