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Employers Should Prepare for More OHSA Whistleblower Investigations

October 22, 2012
As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) beefs up its whistleblower program, employers should brace themselves for more claims and investigations. Over the last year, OSHA has been developing a “multifaceted plan for strengthening the enforcement of 21 whistleblower laws under its jurisdiction.”


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Autodesk Helps Huntair Turn Operating Rooms into Cleanrooms

October 22, 2012
Autodesk Inc. has announced that Huntair Inc. has utilized Autodesk’s software to develop a unique new airflow delivery system that has the potential to reduce healthcare-acquired infections.


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Prepare Customers for the Heating Season with an HVAC System Check-Up

October 8, 2012
In an effort to reduce the more than 700 deaths that occur due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning each year and ensure a safe winter heating season, northern Virginia HVAC contractor Jones-Rogers Inc. emphasizes the importance of an HVAC system check-up to avoid the risk of CO exposure.


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Reduced Refrigerant Dehumidifiers Can Separate Contractors and Engineers from the Competition

October 8, 2012
Reducing refrigerant in direct expansion (DX) HVAC system designs is a trend both contractors and consulting engineers are using to distance themselves from the competition. While refrigerant reduction has been fairly common in conventional air conditioning, it’s only now emerging in the category of indoor pool (natatorium) dehumidification.


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Overcoming Bad Reviews: How to Protect Your Small Business Online

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October 8, 2012
It happens all the time: The hard-working crew at a small business loses customers thanks to the sour grapes of one person. It could be a disgruntled employee, an angry customer, or even a competitor. But as damaging as a bad review can be, positive reviews can be equally constructive.


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What is Community Shared Solar?

October 8, 2012
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), about three in four residential buildings have physical restrictions to going solar. However, things are changing, and in the last several years or so, “shared solar” has started to take root in many states across the country. What exactly is shared solar?


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Btu Buddy 114: Excess Humidity in a House

September 17, 2012
Bob and Tim were on their way to a residence outside of town where the homeowners’ complaint was excess humidity in the house. When they arrived, they met the housewife and she told them, “The plumbing fixtures often sweat, there is mold in some of the closets, and mold is beginning to form in the laundry room.”


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Towards Improving the Design of Cast Iron Components for Refrigeration Equipment - Part 1

September 17, 2012
There is a large body of publications regarding uses of cast iron. But very few of them are concerned with the use of cast iron in refrigeration equipment, and even less with the behavior of such materials at low temperatures.


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The Rise in Pregnancy Disability Regulations

September 17, 2012
Disability claims are always challenging for employers, but this is especially the case when pregnant workers suffer complications that leave them unable to perform their normal job duties.


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Monterey County Office of Education Flips Switch on Solar and Efficiency Project

September 17, 2012
The Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE), along with Chevron Energy Solutions, unveiled a new solar power and energy efficiency project that is expected to reduce MCOE’s overall energy demand by as much as 75 percent while yielding an expected savings of $2.2 million during the first 25 years of the project.


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