Improve Ergonomics and Repeatability

October 12, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – Ergonomics is defined as human engineering and the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, especially the equipment they use.1 Ergonomics plays an enormous role in today’s workplace, particularly in manufacturing-type settings. Ignoring proper ergonomics for employees can result in lost productivity, increased waste throughout manufacturing processes,…

September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

September 28, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, as designated by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP). This awareness promotes commitment to infection control by adopting the CDC’s Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care and Companion Checklist. The checklist provides…

FDA Visits and Form 483

September 26, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – The FDA has the authority to visit a manufacturer to inspect their facility and verify that all processes are compliant with any applicable regulations. If the FDA inspector finds anything of concern, they are required to document those findings. This official documentation is done on Form #483 – also…

Major Air Pollutants Have Declined

August 30, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – Research funded by the US Department of Energy has found that major air pollutants have significantly declined between 2007 and 2015. Carbon dioxide fell by 20 percent, sulphur dioxide by a staggering 72 percent, nitrogen oxide by 50 percent, and tiny particles known as PM2.5 by 46 percent. The…

Defining “Primary” Gas Flow Technology

Lakewood, Colorado, August 21, 2017 – All gas flow calibrators are not the same. Not only do the products vary, but the technology may as well. A calibrator that uses the International System of Units (SI base units) of time and length to derive gas flow measurements can be considered “primary technology”. Secondary technologies use…