Frontier Global Sciences Selected to Support Lead Cosmetics Study for FDA
SEATTLE, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Global Sciences (www.frontiergs.com), a leading laboratory that specializes in the analysis of toxic metals, under contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), performed the analysis of lead in 400 lipsticks as part of the FDA's 2010 expanded survey of lead in cosmetics (FDA Study Link). Following the direction of the FDA, Frontier Global Sciences obtained 400 lipstick samples representing a variety of manufacturers and performed the digestion and analysis following a protocol consistent with the FDA's validated method for measuring lead in lipstick (FDA Final Results).
Frontier Awarded Small Business of the Year
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Awards Frontier GeoSciences Small Business of the Year
SEATTLE, March 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier GeoSciences (Frontier Global) announced today it was awarded Oak Ridge National Laboratories 2009 Small Business of the Year Award. Frontier was nominated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory staff, who say Frontier's employees have gone "above and beyond" to ensure their programmatic needs and permit requirements are met, related to environmental sampling and analysis.
Frontier Global Sciences Receives ISO 17025 Accreditation
Leading Heavy Metals Lab Awarded International Accreditation
ISO 17025, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), was developed so that testing and calibration laboratories could be recognized for their capabilities and areas of competence. All decisions are based on measurements and recommendations that are accurate, repeatable, verifiable, cost effective, timely, and believable. ISO 17025 helps assure this happens the first time, every time, and on-time.
Frontier GeoSciences Announces Name Change
Leading Heavy Metals Lab Changes Name to Reflect Expanding Business
As a leading scientific laboratory, Frontier's specialty has been in the method development and analysis of trace or heavy metals. Frontier's initial focus was on measuring metals in the air, land and soil. Over the last few years, the Company has been called on to apply its specialized techniques in industries including: pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care, and consumer products.
Pets & Productivity in the Workplace
Q13 FOX News in Seattle visits Frontier GeoSciences
March 12, 2009
At Frontier GeoSciences, it's all about the trace elements.
"We measure toxic metals in things like soil, water and air," says Robert Brunette.
So you'll find plenty of people wearing white coats, but no labs in the lab - maybe just a beagle named Bailey on the second floor.
Study after study has shown people who own pets tend to be happier, calmer, and healthier. Now employers say they're also helping their workers be more productive.
"All my friends are impressed that we can bring dogs to work," says M.B. Miller at Frontier GeoSciences.
A recent survey found 20% of companies now have pet-friendly policies in place so dogs like Harrington can hang out with their people.
"You can tell the mood in the office changes. People get excited," says Brianna Marrah of Parker LePla. Her boss agrees.
"If you've ever owned a dog, you know how much joy they bring you and they think you're great no matter who you are," says Lynn Parker.
That's why she doesn't mind a pooch or two in the workplace. Not only are they good for morale, but Parker says, "every so often you'll be on the phone with a client and a dog will let out a bark. The client will ask if a dog is there, and that becomes a conversation starter."
Bringing pets to work is also considered a huge perk. Employers say workers enjoy it so much, it actually helps with hiring and keeping workers.
"We try to make it as comfortable for our staff," says Brunette.
And dogs like Bailey feel right at home, at work.
"It gets her out of a lot of trouble - that face," says MB Miller. "I have had to buy other co-workers lunches before because she will get into pizza and sandwiches and stuff . She's a good scrounge."
And she's good company, at the company.
"Our furry friends are good for our blood pressure too I think," says Brunette.
So other than their charm, what do pets actually bring to the workplace?
According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, a lot:
* 73% of companies polled said pets create a more creative and productive work environment.
* 96% said pets improved relationships in the office.
* 27% saw a drop in absenteeism.
* 58% of employers said their workers were more willing to work extra hours because they didn't have to rush home to their pets.
* 92% of companies that allow pets say they have fewer smokers.
Link to the full story on Q13 Fox News website: Pets Bring Smiles & Productivity To Workplace
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