What is an EMMP & What are the Benefits of Partnering with One?

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Managing Maintenance Service Agreements on Your Behalf We’ve recently launched new contracts with three leading equipment maintenance management program (EMMP) providers: Electronic Risks Consultants, Remi, and Specialty Underwriters. But what is an EMMP, and what are the benefits of partnering with one? In short, an EMMP manages original equipment manufacturer (OEM) maintenance service agreements on […]

Even Teachers Can Learn Something New

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Enhancing the Presence of Welding Instructors Shaping the Future with Fresh Perspective Welding instructors are shaping the future. Year after year, instructors educate students who will later enter the workforce and help build things we rely on to make the world go round. It’s an important job that doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. […]

How to Achieve Sustainability in Your Lab

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6 Ways to Create a Sustainable Lab and Save Money In this day and age, it is becoming more and more important to be sustainable and help ensure this planet is here for future generations to come. The act of becoming sustainable helps the environment but can also save money. Many practices to help go […]

An Integrated Solution to Improve Cylinder Gas Management

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Challenges, Risks & an Integrated Solution The Challenge Managing cylinder gas supplies and avoiding run-outs presents numerous hurdles in the best of times. Restricted access to sites and reduction in on-site activity has created situations where the ability to keep up with gas content, cylinder exchanges, supply management, and reordering is difficult. There are other […]

Supplier Spotlight: Avantor, delivered by VWR

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An Overview of Avantor’s Commitment to Supplier Diversity We sat down with Wade Colclough, Director of Supplier Diversity and Laboratory Distributor Services at Avantor to discuss the company’s commitment to supplier diversity and their plans for continuously growing their program in the future. Please talk about Avantor’s commitment to supplier diversity. When was the program/strategy […]

Supplier Spotlight: Avantor, delivered by VWR

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How Avantor is Creating a Better World Through Positive Social & Environmental Impacts When it comes to sustainability, Avantor is committed to creating a better world through positive social and environmental impacts. We sat down with Nate Belke, Sustainability Manager at Avantor, to find out more about the company’s sustainable practices now and plans for […]

12 Challenges Schools are Facing Before Reopening

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E&I Members Share Their Insight for the Road Ahead When COVID-19 began making headlines in early 2020, no one could have predicted the pandemic’s impact on educational institutions. Schools are facing more complex challenges than ever before, and they must rise to the occasion while adhering to evolving guidelines, tighter budgets, and limited resources. What […]

Three Key Factors to Consider When Disinfecting Surfaces

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The Difference Between Cleaning & Disinfecting, and the Meaning Behind Log Reduction & Contact Time This blog originally appeared on Medline.com. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed facilities across the country to the limit and more are still tight on resources. As a result, some healthcare workers in non-environmental service (EVS) roles may increasingly find themselves being […]

Guidelines for Designing Safe Lab Spaces

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5 Steps to Consider Before Getting Started Having an efficient and safe lab will help reduce unforeseen costs in the future, such as safety remediation and lost products due to improper storage or spills. Whether you are renovating an old lab or building a new one, the following steps will help you balance the needs […]

The Truth Behind the Myths About EMMPs

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6 Common Myths Surrounding EMMPs & the Truth Behind Them Over time, studies have explored the universal nature of myth creation. Many scholars agree that their key function is to bridge a logical gap. That said, it’s only natural that there would be countless myths surrounding equipment maintenance management programs (EMMPs). Programs like this, that […]