Blog: 2017

When do I need my brain to perform at its best today?
19 September 2017

When do I need my brain to perform at its best today?

Why you should ask yourself this question at the start of each day. Neuroscience provides us a few helpful tips when it comes to planning our day. More…

Sitting Pretty
12 September 2017

Sitting Pretty

Assessing Furniture to BIFMA Standards More…

International Maritime Organisation's Ballast Water Management Convention to Enter into Force...Are you ready?
05 September 2017

International Maritime Organisation's Ballast Water Management Convention to Enter into Force...Are you ready?

IMO has delayed the implementation of the ballast water treatment standard (Regulation D-2) for vessels, however requirements such as ballast water exchange standard (Regulation D-1) and a documented BWM plan must be in place by the 8th September 2017. More…

US EPA publishes the TSCA Prioritization Rule: Substances are to be designated as high-priority or low-priority
22 August 2017

US EPA publishes the TSCA Prioritization Rule: Substances are to be designated as high-priority or low-priority

Chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors must be prepared to work with the EPA for high-priority substances under new rules. More…

Working safely: Beyond PPE
15 August 2017

Working safely: Beyond PPE

Remember Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is meant to be your last line of defense! Make sure to wear it, but don't let it be the only thing you do to stay safe both at work and home. More…

Should I repair or replace my equipment? Can it remain in operation? A fitness-for-service approach.
U.S. EPA issues TSCA Inventory Rest Rule: Substances are designated as 'active' and 'inactive'
01 August 2017

U.S. EPA issues TSCA Inventory Rest Rule: Substances are designated as 'active' and 'inactive'

Chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors must comply with upcoming reporting deadline or face loss of business More…

Isn't life all about learning?
25 July 2017

Isn't life all about learning?

Too bad I can't remember anything I learned! Keep reading and learn how Intertek's Concept Reinforcement Tool can "reinforce" all the information presented at a training session. Remember, if you don't use it, you lose it. CRT™ is your answer! More…

Methylenediphenyl diisocyanates (MDIs) and Methylenediphenyl diamines (MDAs) Substance Grouping Update
11 July 2017

Methylenediphenyl diisocyanates (MDIs) and Methylenediphenyl diamines (MDAs) Substance Grouping Update

Government of Canada's Final Screening Assessment, Proposed Risk Management Approach and Proposed application of the SNAc provisions More…

How to Negate Risk in the Global Meat Trade
28 June 2017

How to Negate Risk in the Global Meat Trade

Don't get embroiled in meat scandals More…

Proposition 65 vs. Processed Food Companies - A New (Costly) Thorn in Your Side
20 June 2017

Proposition 65 vs. Processed Food Companies - A New (Costly) Thorn in Your Side

The addition of furfuryl alcohol, a natural by-product of thermal food processing, to the Proposition 65 list will likely result in added litigation risks for food/beverage manufacturers selling products in California. More…

Results of Health Canada’s prioritization of the Revised In Commerce List (ICL)
Fractured Crankshaft - Could it have been avoided?
EU Enzymes Dietary Exposure Finalised Guidance - Move Towards More Realistic Assumptions
Going Wireless? Get Connected
02 May 2017

Going Wireless? Get Connected

What You Should Know Before Your Next Wireless Product Release More…

Warning! The Effectiveness of Labels on Products May Surprise You
26 April 2017

Warning! The Effectiveness of Labels on Products May Surprise You

Why manufacturers should incorporate foreseeable use into children's products More…

Why did my stainless steel leak?
18 April 2017

Why did my stainless steel leak?

What you should know to avoid failures. More…

Tools for Preventing Boiler Tube Failure: Part 2
What Industry Should Know About the New Best Practices Guidelines for Probiotics
15 March 2017

What Industry Should Know About the New Best Practices Guidelines for Probiotics

New industry guidelines will help reduce inconsistency and add clarity for consumers More…

EDGE Certification: Bringing Gender Equality to the Forefront
08 March 2017

EDGE Certification: Bringing Gender Equality to the Forefront

Join Intertek in celebrating International Women's Day: March 8th. More…

Primer for Equipment Life Optimization Programs
07 February 2017

Primer for Equipment Life Optimization Programs

First Steps, Common Approaches, and Expected Benefits More…

Cost Control of Operations and Maintenance (COSTCOM)
31 January 2017

Cost Control of Operations and Maintenance (COSTCOM)

A real-time cost analysis tool for power plant operations supports owners' and operators' capital planning, operations training and decision making. More…

Improving Safety Culture
24 January 2017

Improving Safety Culture

When it comes to safety, a deliberate, measured, walk to freedom beats the leap of faith every time. More…

Cost-Effective Condition Assessment of Steam-Cooled Boiler Tubes
Lubrication Storage and Handling Practices