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Nominations for Best Engineering Film

Movies have the ability to inspire. From the beginning of time, stories have taught life lessons and encouraged dreaming. As storytelling has developed, it has taken the form of plays, art, and film. With a winning combination of story, visuals, and music, movies can deliver powerful themes that aren’t otherwise easily expressed or understood. 

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Winter Safety

Winter presents more diverse and severe safety challenges than any other season. The human body is poorly equipped to deal with the cold, so it’s no surprise that we see more injuries and medical emergencies as temperatures drop. Our homes, cars, and other machinery are less efficient in colder temperatures. Mechanical breakdowns are more common in winter months, as are house fires and carbon monoxide emergencies. Here are a few tips that can help you survive the winter safely.

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Fundamentals of Football and Business

“Gentlemen, this is a football. This is how you hold a football,”

- Vince Lombardi

Just as football stresses the fundamentals of teamwork, persistence, and a positive attitude, so does business. As a Texas A&M University alum, I am proud to support the Aggies and show how the principles of the team can be put into practice on and off the field.

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Responding to Tragedy with Service –A 9/11 Retrospective

Leo J. TitusECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC Subsidiary President Leo J. Titus was a first responder at the Pentagon on 9/11/01. He’s had time during the 15 years since then to ponder not only the events of that day, but to reflect on the impact his experience as a first responder has had on his own life.

Q. What’s your most vivid memory of that day?

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Engineering, Education, and the 2016 National Spelling Bee

Feldenkrais. F-e-l-d-e-n-k-r-a-i-s.  Feldenkrais

You may not be familiar with this word, but it was one of the winning words from the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

ECS employees also know a thing or two about big words: Electrophoresis, thermocouple, hydrodynamic, and efflorescence are a few tricky engineering words. The Scripps National Spelling Bee, an annual event that occurs in Washington, DC each year, spotlights exceptional young minds and is a reminder of the importance of a solid K-12 education. 

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Fawn Lake Dam

What good is waterfront property when there’s no water?

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OSHA Final Rule: Silica Dust Exposure

OSHA issued its final rule for respirable crystalline silica on March 24, 2016. Considering that silica was first listed on OSHA’s regulatory agenda in 1997, this final rule has been a long time coming. This rule will protect an estimated two million construction workers and 300,000 general industry workers from the effects of silica exposure, and covers workplaces as diverse as stone cutting/shaping, foundries, road construction, and the oil and gas industry.

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EPA Issues New Regulations

On August 31, 2015 EPA issued proposed new rules for management of hazardous waste for the pharmaceutical industry and for general industry under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

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Flood Recovery - Infrastructure Failures

The unprecedented flooding in South Carolina reminds us of not only the dangers of high waters during the initial event, but also of its aftermath.  This hits home with us here at ECS, as we have five offices in South Carolina - Florence, Greenville, Taylors, Charleston, and Columbia.  Our thoughts and prayers are with our local employees, friends and clients as well as the entire Palmetto State.

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Flood Recovery - Dams

The unprecedented flooding in South Carolina reminds us of not only the dangers of high waters during the initial event, but also of its aftermath.  This hits home with us here at ECS, as we have five offices in South Carolina - Florence, Greenville, Taylors, Charleston, and Columbia.  Our thoughts and prayers are with our local employees, friends and clients as well as the entire Palmetto State.

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