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The 5th Annual Shrimp and Bingo Scholarship Fundraiser for students in the Water Environmental Technology program at DMACC will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the FFA Enrichment Center on DMACC's Ankeny campus. Social hour starts at 5:30 PM with a shrimp feast starting at 6:30 PM. Bingo will follow!
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Although the most commonly used fluid that causes high-pressure injection injuries is hydraulic fluid, this type of serious injury can also happen during spray painting, pressure washing with detergents or with the use of high-pressure grease guns. High pressure injection injuries are not common but when they do happen, they are devastating in nature and should be treated as a limb-threatening injury.
High-pressure fluid injection injuries usually occur when fluid under pressure (usually 2,000 to 6,000 psi or more), whether the equipment is running or not, punctures the fingers or hand usually due to a leak. The injury may not be immediately noticeable because the size of the entrance wound can be as small as a pin head or entry can occur through an existing injury.
Once inside your body, this caustic fluid will cause tissue to die quickly, creating a situation where bacterial infections may cause gangrene. The fluid will also travel, causing tissue in the hand and arm to be affected.
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Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives.
“We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We look forward to working with the aviation community to support innovation, while maintaining our standards as the safest and most complex airspace in the world.”
According to industry estimates, the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.
The new rule, which takes effect in late August, offers safety regulations for unmanned aircraft drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations.
In an effort to increase awareness of invasive species and the impact they have on Iowa’s ecosystems and economy, Governor Branstad recently proclaimed June as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa.
Each year, Iowa spends millions of dollars on the control of invasive plants, insects, animal species and diseases in woodlands, wetlands, waterbodies and urban areas around the state.
“The discovery and spread of emerald ash borer in Iowa has brought to light the devastating effect an invasive species can have,” says Chuck Gipp, DNR Director.
Invasive Species Awareness Month provides an opportunity for the public and private sectors to join forces, and take action against the introduction and spread of invasive species in the Iowa.
“We need to be vigilant in preventing further introduction of unwanted insect, plant and animal species into our neighborhoods and ecosystems,” adds Gipp, “and knowledge is the first step in this effort.”
The June proclamation is particularly timely as outdoor enthusiasts head out to boat, fish and camp. Iowa’s aquatic invasive species law is aimed at preventing recreationists from transporting invasive fish, plants and other aquatic life. Details on how to prevent aquatic nuisance species can be found at www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/About-Fishing-in-Iowa/Fighting-Invasive-Species
Campers should only use local firewood when travelling away from home to avoid the potential spread of emerald ash borer. Research has shown that emerald ash borers can only fly a few miles, which helps slow its natural spread. However, it is easily transported to new areas when people inadvertently move emerald ash borer larvae inside of infested firewood, ash nursery stock, and other ash items.
More information on invasive species can be found on the DNR website, www.iowadnr.gov , by searching EAB, invasive plants, invasive fish, aquatic invasive invertebrates or aquatic invasive plants.
Please welcome one of our newest Associate members - Murphy Tractor!
COMMITTED TO BEING YOUR FIRST CHOICE.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, was founded in 1982. Headquartered in Park City, Kansas, the organization has 28 locations throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Staffed by over 500 employees, each location has a full complement of equipment and parts inventories, service technicians and field service capabilities. As one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealers, Murphy Tractor is committed to being the product and support supplier of first choice by customers in the markets that use the products we represent.
Please welcome one of our newest Associate members - LS2group!
LS2group is a bipartisan public relations, government affairs, public affairs, and marketing firm headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, with team members located across the Midwest and in Washington, D.C. We were founded in 2006 as a public affairs firm and expanded our services as client needs evolved to include marketing, public relations, government affairs, crisis communications, international counsel, and event planning. Our projects range from local to international, and we work within a wide span of sectors including energy, healthcare, agriculture, education, and automotive. We are real people who tackle real issues. Our tested, integrated team approach has proven successful for our diverse client base. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with clients and work side by side with them until the job is done.
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Please welcome one of our newest Associate members - IntelliCorp Records!
IAMU Members: Meet IntelliCorp and our Background Check Services!
Is it time for a change? IntelliCorp is here to provide IAMU members with comprehensive background screening products at discounted rates. Qualify your applicants thoroughly by using IntelliCorp and help promote a safe workplace.
A Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK) business, IntelliCorp is accredited through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and listed on HRO Today’s 2015 Baker’s Dozen List.
Mark your calendars for the return of one of IAMU’s popular workshops. Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc. will be presenting his Electric Utility System Operation Short Course August 2 – 4 and the Smart Grid Course on August 5.
Skip is very well regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.