Content about chemicals

August 7, 2013

In a settlement agreement with the U.S. Labor Department, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at 2,857 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in 28 states.

Washington, D.C. -- In a settlement agreement with the U.S. Labor Department, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at 2,857 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in 28 states.

The retailer will also pay a $190,000 fine to fix hazards uncovered during an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection at a store in Rochester, N.Y.
 

March 7, 2011

As polished concrete flooring continues to gain traction among retailers, treatment, topping and technology options are increasing as well. Chain Store Age spoke with Stephen Klugherz, president of San Diego-based Diamatic USA and Diamatic Management Services, subsidiaries of the Blastrac Global Group of Cos., on how new products and technologies are helping to solidify polished concrete’s place as a preferred flooring solution.

February 10, 2011

Proper and consistent floor maintenance is a critical component in retail facilities management. Effective maintenance maximizes a retailer’s investment by extending the life of the flooring surface and providing optimum performance. It also contributes directly to employee and shopper safety and to a store’s overall image. Chain Store Age talked with Russ VanderZwaag of Minneapolis-based Tennant Co. about trends in floor maintenance and tips for keeping floors looking their best. 


What trends do you see in flooring solutions?


December 6, 2010

For many years, light-emitting diodes (LED) were primarily known for their use in alarm clocks, flashlights and automobile taillights, but these bulbs offer more benefits than their small size and versatility.

By Steve Williams,steve@harbingersign.com

November 23, 2010

Connecticut environmental regulators on Tuesday said that CVS has agreed to pay a nearly $269,000 penalty to settle allegations that the chain's drug stores improperly disposed of photo processing and pharmaceutical wastewater.

Hartford, Conn. -- Connecticut environmental regulators on Tuesday said that CVS has agreed to pay a nearly $269,000 penalty to settle allegations that the chain's drug stores improperly disposed of photo processing and pharmaceutical wastewater.

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced that dozens of the chain's Connecticut stores this year and last year discharged photo-processing chemicals into onsite septic systems or sanitary sewers without permits.

October 12, 2008

(Oct.13) Chipotle Mexican Grill will seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for...

January 15, 2008

Cambridge, Mass. Metabolix, Inc., a bioscience company...

December 31, 2007

When it came time to building its new store in Owasso, Okla., Reasor’s faced...

October 1, 2007

Medford, Mass. -...

September 30, 2007

The Montreal Protocol, a landmark global agreement designed to reduce and eventually eliminate chemicals identified...

September 30, 2007

From turning down the heat by just a few degrees to installing integrated skylighting systems,...

September 30, 2007

Increasingly, retail-facility managers are looking to go green with regard to store maintenance. A big...

July 30, 2007

Earlier this year, toys made in China were recalled because they contained lead. Toothpaste that...