Cut Out Those Dirty Habits At Work

The average desk’s surface contains more than 10million germs – but they can easily be eradicated

As more of us spend increasing amounts of time at our office or home desks, the areas around where we work are becoming ever-greater hazards to our health.

Hard surfaces, such as telephones, computer mice, printer buttons and door handles, are among the likely areas where some of the millions of germs lurking in every office are hiding – just waiting for their next unsuspecting victim.

Research has shown that the average office desk harbours more than 10 million germs. Many of these can cause minor illnesses, but, left unchecked, they can multiply to the extent that they become a serious health risk.

In order to help staff win this germ warfare battle, safety goods and signs supplier has added a comprehensive range of eco-friendly office cleaning equipment to its selection.

These latest products help keep every office surface clean and, more importantly, help to drastically reduce the amount of bacteria workers are exposed to.

“A proper, regular cleaning regime is proven to eliminate up to 99.9 per cent of the bacteria found in most offices,” says Kimberley Slack of Safetyshop.

“Safetyshop’s range of desktop cleaning agents has been specifically formulated with the most up-to-date ingredients to ensure safe and effective antimicrobial cleaning of all computer equipment and hard surfaces.”

The range is also entirely alcohol free, non toxic and non hazardous. All bottles and wipes are 100 per cent recyclable and cleaning wipes are 100 per cent biodegradable.

Among the lines available at are desk, computer and telephone wipes, screen cleaning sprays and hygienic disposable cloths.

All desktop cleaning products can be ordered online, or by phone, fax or email, and next-day delivery is available for UK orders, subject to stock availability.

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Volusia Manufacturers Association Designing 2010 Programs for Manufacturing Success

The Volusia Manufacturers Association Board of Directors is designing the 2010 programs to give its manufacturing and associate members “an edge” for success.

Volusia Manufacturers Association Designing 2010 Programs for Manufacturing Success

Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is the only manufacturing trade association established by manufacturers uniting Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers and Associates. The Volusia Manufacturers Association offers information, education, and networking opportunities for members, with over 60 programs annually. Once a month, all members can attend a general meeting focusing on topics the board has created for its members driven by member feedback. This year, the VMA board has decided to design programs that will give its Manufacturing and Associate members “the edge” for success and growth.

The first general meeting for 2010 will be led by Florida State Senator Evelyn Lynn. Senator Lynn began her political career as a Commissioner in the City of Ormond Beach. Following eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, she was elected to the Florida Senate in November 2002. Notably, Senator Lynn is the first woman elected to state office from Volusia County and the first woman to Chair the House Committee on Education Appropriations.

Currently, Senator Lynn is the Chair of the Florida Senate Committee on Higher Education Appropriations. She is also a member of the following Senate committees: Policy and Steering for Ways and Means; Policy and Steering for Commerce and Industry; Rules; Higher Education; Commerce; and Military Affairs and Domestic Security. She was recently appointed by the Senate President to serve on the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council.

During her years in the legislature, Senator Lynn has been recognized for her support of business and economic development as keys to improving education and family security. She is widely recognized for her knowledge of and support for Education Reform K-20, Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Arts. As a result, Senator Lynn is often sought as a speaker on vital issues impacting society in these areas both in Florida and at the national level.

On January 28, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the Daytona Beach International Airport ‘s Volusia Room, Senator Lynn will be discussing and obtaining feedback on the economic impact of manufacturing in Volusia and Flagler counties and the state of Florida , and the future of manufacturing in this economy. Volusia Manufacturers Association President & CEO, Jayne Fifer, said, “With the downturn of manufacturing and other industries in our counties and state, it’s more critical than ever for the manufacturers’ voices to be heard by our representatives. The VMA is working hard to provide its members with such an opportunity.”

Volusia Manufacturers Association is dedicated to examining legislation proposed by national, state, county, and city officials and advising members on issues that will impact their businesses directly or indirectly. This meeting is just one of many that will be presented in 2010 by the VMA for members to directly interact with county, state, and federal representatives.

For more information about the Volusia Manufacturers Association or attending this meeting, please contact Volusia Manufacturers Association or Jayne Fifer at 386.673.0505.

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Don’t Slip Up When It Comes To Floor Safety

Having the right warnings and vital safeguards in place can prevent a nasty, and potentially expensive, accident. The icy start to 2010 has focused all our minds on conditions underfoot, and the need to take extra care when things turn hazardous.

Don't Slip Up When It Comes To Floor Safety

But many of the dangers which we’ve encountered during the cold snap are present constantly in lots of working environments – and not being aware of them can have some nasty consequences.

So at Safetyshop we can help you have the right warnings in place to alert people to any hazards in your factory, warehouse or office, and the right equipment, work wear and fittings to help prevent any mishaps.

When you consider that Health and Safety at Work legislation obliges companies to have warnings in place – and carries the possibility of heavy penalties where they aren’t displayed – then an outlay of just a few pounds must be a sensible investment for any business.

“In 2009, nearly 11,000 workers suffered a serious injury as a result of a slip or trip at work – that’s more than 30 EVERY DAY,” said Safetyshop’s Product Marketing Manager, Bhavna Mistry.

“This is despite there being well-established regulations in place governing employers’ responsibilities for carrying out risk assessments, including slip, trip and falling hazards, and for pointing these out clearly to all staff and other visitors.”

Hazards come in all shapes and sizes, but the penalties for not acknowledging them can be onerous. For example, a warehouse worker from Bristol who slipped on a tomato which had been dropped onto the floor was awarded £2,500 compensation from his employer.

And the employer of a kitchen worker who fractured her skull on a slippery floor after cleaners removed safety mats placed over the surface, leaving it to become contaminated with food waste, water and oily residues, was ordered to pay more than£36,000 including court costs.

The use, type and style of such warnings are also tightly regulated, and are now standardised across all of the European Union, under the Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations introduced in 2009. These also increased the number of warning symbols in use, and stipulated that all hazard safety signs included a pictogram as part of their design to aid interpretation.

Safetyshop keeps right up-to-date with all such developments, so by taking advice from us, you can be clear on where your obligations lie.

We can offer a range of safety signs which make your safety messages highly visible and fully compliant throughout your premises.

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CNC-Shopping Intl. Offers Brand New Fanuc Batteries For Your CNC Machine Tools, Sanyo CR17450SE-R And Panasonic BR-CCF2TH

Cnc-shopping Intl., leader in the Numerical Control Machine Tool Industry, keeps its rank of International supplier of CNC spares parts on line, for the major brands available on the market, such as Amada, Ares seiki, Charmilles, Chiron, Cincinnati Milacron, Daewoo, Deckel Maho, Doosan, Ecoca, Fagor, Fidia, General Electric, Gildemeister, Hankook, Heller, Hitachi Seiki, Hyundai, Kao fong, Kia, Kitamura, Leadwell, Mazak, Makino, Mori seiki, Miyano, Nakamura, Romi, Takisawa, Tongil, Tongtai, Toyoda, Trumpf, Victor, Washino, Yang, Yeongchin and much more… We dispose of an important stock of first hand and second hand parts at a very low price. The whole second hand material has been tested by our technicians, in order to certify you its value and reliability, we also provide you with an additional warranty to insure the quality of our products.

We offer you a large panel of articles, that are essential to the efficiency of your activity, especially for the numerical controls FANUC like CNC Machine Batteries, Servo drive, Pulse Coder/ Encoder feedback battery, PSU Battery, Battery for memory cards, Back up batttery for your CNC Machine Parameters, industrial equipment Battery, CNC Batteries replacement, Fanuc batteries, battery PLC… The PANASONIC and SANYO references as FANUC A98L-0001-0902 (Panasonic BR-CCF2TH), A98L-0031-0006 (Panasonic BR-2/3A,Sanyo CR17336SE-R), A98L-0031-0011 (Panasonic BR-AGCF2W, BR-AGCF2P), A98L-0031-0012 (Sanyo CR17450SE-R), A98L-0031-0025 (Panasonic BR-AGCT4A), A98L-0031-0026are available, and our FANUC technicians will display a high level of professionalism, dedicating their time answering any demands, in order to bring satisfaction for each customers.

Our Panasonic and Sanyo batteries match with any FANUC system 0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11,15, 16, 18, 21, Fanuc O, Fanuc 16i, Fanuc 18i, Fanuc 21i, Fanuc 30i, Fanuc 31i, Fanuc 32i, Fanuc Power mate, robot Fanuc. Since batteries have to be replaced every year, has implemented a special department that would handle any battery order. A battery breakdown on one of your machines, would create a loss of all the production parameters, therefore we advice all our customers not to ignore that precaution, that would make them save money and time on the long term.

Furthermore, we are aware that the replacement of batteries must be done at short notice, and that is why we guarantee you an immediate availability of our team, to answer your demand, with the possibility to choose an “EXPRESS post” within 24 hours or an “economic”. We insure you, as well, the replacement “express”, which is a replacement solution of your batteries, on your Machine Park, the fixing of your machine dysfunction being done within 24 hours., assure you a continuous production line, striving to do everything for you not to have to interrupt one of your machines, because we are aware of the catastrophic impact it would have. Knowing the importance of a FANUC battery, we must provide you a fast and efficient solution, to allow its replacement under any circumstances. acquired a reputation throughout the years, differentiating itself, thanks to its qualified technicians, highly trained engineers (20+ years experience), who will follow you throughout the entire process. Being attentive to your demand with a high responsiveness, has allowed us to impose ourselves in many industries, such as aerospace, automobile, marine, transportation, and more.

For more information on FANUC batteries, we invite you to visit our website,

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