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Decoding SDS Series Section 3: Composition

Decoding SDS Series Section 3: Composition

What should be listed in Section 3 of an SDS? After establishing what hazards are present in a chemical, Section 3 of an SDS identifies the ingredients contained in the product. These ingredients may include stabilizing additives, possible impurities, and “trade...
TCAPWA Recap

TCAPWA Recap

Chemtek attended the 2019 Tennessee Chapter American Public Works Association (TCAPWA) Conference in Chattanooga last week (November 5 – 7). At the show, we featured PavePro Green, our 100% biodegradable asphalt remover, and NeSilex, our silica dust suppressant. This...
Reducing Material Costs by Integrating Smarter Solutions

Reducing Material Costs by Integrating Smarter Solutions

Producing quality work while limiting costs is a daily challenge for all paving and road construction contractors. Projects must be completed efficiently without compromising on quality. Chemtek, Inc. provides innovative solutions that improve efficiency, reduce...
End of Paving Season Cleaning Q&A

End of Paving Season Cleaning Q&A

Temperatures are cooling in much of the US which means paving season is ending in many states. Before shifting focus to snow removal and winter operations, it’s important to ensure paving tools and equipment are properly cleaned, maintained, and stored so they’re...
Decoding SDS Series Part 2b: Hazard Identification Continued

Decoding SDS Series Part 2b: Hazard Identification Continued

Part 2a covers hazard classes, signal words, and hazard statements of an SDS. Now let’s take a look at the importance of pictograms and hazard statements: Pictograms SDSs provide specific hazards of chemicals, displayed through the use of pictograms. The most...
Decoding SDS Series Part 2a: Hazard(s) Identification

Decoding SDS Series Part 2a: Hazard(s) Identification

Introduction While Section 1 of an SDS establishes basic, yet essential information, Section 2 is the most important because it identifies the hazards of the chemical. This section includes the hazard classification of the chemical, signal word, hazard...
Recap: SWIFT Conference

Recap: SWIFT Conference

The Summer Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia last week, September 9-12. Ronnie Roach, our Airport Asset Management Advisor, represented Chemtek offering two solutions to improve airport operations: Avion50...
Safety Improvements in the Construction Industry

Safety Improvements in the Construction Industry

In honor of National Construction Appreciation Week, we take a moment to celebrate the many safety improvements in the industry in recent years. At Chemtek, worker safety is one of the pillars we focus on with every solution we offer. Having worked closely with the...
Decoding SDS Series Part 1: Identification

Decoding SDS Series Part 1: Identification

We’ve already introduced the importance SDSs; the remainder of this series will demystify each section. The first section of an SDS covers the Chemical Product and Company Identification. In this section, the chemical being transported is established. While it seems...
Introducing NeSilex Blue: The Shop Floor Dust Control Solution!

Introducing NeSilex Blue: The Shop Floor Dust Control Solution!

Dry sweeping is now prohibited in general industry as a result of new OSHA regulations (CFR 1910. 1053) designed to protect workers from respirable silica dust. Business owners must now utilize one of two engineering controls to reduce dust while sweeping: vacuums or...
Hurricanes Cause Costly Repairs for Roads & Highways

Hurricanes Cause Costly Repairs for Roads & Highways

Did you know that in 2017, the trio of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria alone cost the government $268 billion in damages? According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), $28 billion is allocated to hurricane damage annually, with increases projected in the...