We offer advertising opportunities on many of these pages and also have a consulting network of experts in the fields of OHS/EHS, chemistry, and more. We also have a retail division, Safety Emporium, that sells laboratory and safety supplies such as fire extinguishers, emergency safety stations, laboratory equipment, signage, and more.
In 2003, we launched our on-line retail division, Safety Emporium, which has sold lab and safety supplies to thousands of satisfied customers in 84 countries (plus Antarctica). Effective August 16, 2007, we moved our operations from Lexington, KY to Blackwood, NJ. Mr. Restivo left ILPI in 2013 to focus on his professional duties as Director of the Center for Environmental Health and Safety at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois.
At UK, Dr. Toreki was a campus leader in the development of web-based teaching and learning. He served on the University's Web Policy Committee and Academic Computing Subcommittees, designed and set up the Chemistry Department web site in 1994, and was a campus pioneer in web-based quizzing. His teaching repertoire includes electronic homework, virtual reality tours of student laboratories, and hypertextual supplementary course materials. His laboratory research interests are broadly defined in the areas of Inorganic, Organometallic, and Materials chemistries.
Dr. Toreki left UK in June 2000 to work full-time at ILPI and launch our retail division, Safety Emporium. He continues to participate in professional meetings and societies concerned with pedagogy, computers in chemistry, and safety. He is an active member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Division of Chemical Health and Safety (ILPI hosts the DCHAS-L e-mail discussion list archives) and is the co-recipient of the Division's 2015 Tillmanns-Skolnick Award as well as 2021 Howard-Fawcett Award. He is currently involved in an intiative sponsored by the American Chemical Society's Committee on Chemical Safety Safety Advisory Panel, Division of Chemical Health and Safety, and Division of Chemical Information to develop an open architecture for chemical risk assessment and management information designed for use in academic and research environments. He was Secretary of the South Jersey Local Section of the ACS in 2011, Program Chair for 2012, and Chair for 2013.
In his "spare" time Dr. Toreki volunteers at Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity where he has helped build 24 homes as well as serving on the Construction Committee and as a Volunteer Coordinator and Construction Manager. He continues to teach occasional college courses for fun including "Nobel Prize Case Studies", a special topics course, as well as General, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.
We achieved this goal using an on-site photovoltaic (PV) array rather than taking the easy way out and purchasing "green" power credits produced elsewhere. The picture shown on the left is part of the array that is installed on our roof. This system powers everything from our lights to our web servers.
Of course, PV arrays don't produce energy at night, so we have to draw power from the grid from time to time. But the power we produce during the day exceeds our consumption and that excess is fed back into the grid during the time of greatest demand. The State of New Jersey's net metering program makes this all possible.
The net effect is that we produce as much (or more) solar electricity than we consume, and we are reducing the need to construct additional fossil fuel power plants and suffer the ecological damage they cause (black lung disease, mountaintop removal, strip mining, heavy metal emissions, smokestack pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions, toxic fly ash disposal etc.)
This ongoing commitment means our employees may participate in Habitat builds two mornings a week and on Saturdays. Don't be surprised if you call or email in the morning and find out that most of our staff is on a work site rather than the office. But don't worry, we will always be available to take your calls, emails, questions, and orders no matter where we are!
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