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Going Green In The Office

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Going Green In The Office

Going green around the office doesn’t have to include going broke. With a little creativity, you can lessen your business’s carbon footprint just like you do at home, and save money at the same time. Read on to learn how to save green by going green. Don’t Burn Daylight You can significantly trim your office building’s electricity bill by leaving the lights turned off during the brightest hours of the day. If your office has windows (hopefully, it does), there are most certainly times when it’s not necessary to have those overhead fluorescent lights turned on.  Insulate Your Water Heater Tank If you have a home office, or a small office in a single commercial building, you probably have your own water heater. The water heater is essentially a holding tank for hot water. The warmer you can keep...

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Small Metal Household Items You Can Recycle

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Small Metal Household Items You Can Recycle

The 2013 statistics indicate that in the United States alone the average person produces about 4.4 pounds of garbage per day. This adds up to about 254 million tons of waste for the year with about 9 percent of this being composed of metal or metal compounds. The good news is that recycling and composting of trash removed approximately 87.2 million tons of waste from getting into landfills, which is a huge increase from the 15 million it was in 1980.  However, while a lot of attention is given to recycling the large bits of metal such as cars and machinery, there are also smaller items that can be found accumulating in your home that you probably didn’t even think could be recycled. Here are a few. Hanging around Metal hangers can sometimes be the bane of your existence, especially since every...

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Top 5 Myths About Nuclear Energy

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top 5 Myths About Nuclear Energy

Fossil fuels serve the energy needs of the world right now, but eventually they will run out. The world will need an alternative source of energy. Nuclear energy is a good candidate as an alternative, but there is a lot of misinformation about nuclear energy. Here are five myths: 1. Nuclear waste is difficult to dispose. Nuclear waste is recyclable. In this process, uranium and plutonium are separated from the waste and used again to produce even more energy. Nuclear reprocessing solves the problem of nuclear waste and is highly efficient by reusing fissionable material. If the nuclear waste can’t be recycled, the waste is stored in containers with nuclear shielding to prevent radiation from contaminating the environment. After a period of fifty years, these containers are buried in lead lined casks. For more information about nuclear shielding, contact...

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Why Your Business Should Hire A Compliance Training Company

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Your Business Should Hire A Compliance Training Company

Are you a business owner who is considering expanding and hiring more employees? Are you wondering whether you should handle the necessary compliance training yourself or if you should hire an outside company? Here are some reasons why you should hire an outside company instead of doing it all yourself: Saves time and money: Trying to put together a compliance training package can be extremely time consuming. In order to make sure that you don’t miss anything important, you could end up spending weeks on the training materials. The time you spend doing this could cause you to miss out on getting a new client or even to miss an important deadline for a current client. When you hire a company to do the training for you, you don’t have to worry about putting any training materials together. The other...

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Private Water Sources And Disease: 3 Ways You Can Protect Your Family From Waterborne Pathogens

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Private Water Sources And Disease: 3 Ways You Can Protect Your Family From Waterborne Pathogens

Nearly 10,000 people become ill each year in the United States from drinking water that has been infected by bacteria, viruses, protozoa and intestinal parasites. While most people don’t die from waterborne illness, they can experience mild to severe symptoms, depending on the type of pathogen responsible for the infection.  Fortunately, most city and community water systems are extremely safe since they have to meet certain standards. Private water sources, such as wells and springs, are a different story. These sources are responsible for most cases of waterborne illnesses reported in this country. If you have a private water source, following are three ways you can protect your family from waterborne pathogens. Have Your Water Tested The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you test your water each spring. Things to test for include coliform bacteria,...

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