Practical Preparedness for Workplace Violence, Part 3: When Domestic Violence Becomes Workplace Violence

Employers who view domestic violence as a personal problem unrelated to the workplace are dead wrong. In addition to impacting the victim’s productivity, absenteeism, health and emotional well-being, domestic violence can become workplace violence if the abuser seeks out the victim at work. This is a serious workplace safety concern that might be more prevalent than you think. “Any large or mid-sized company absolutely has this problem,” said Pamela Paziotopoulos, Esq., senior vice president of the workplace violence and intimate partner violence division at Forest Advisors. “I’m here to tell you no one’s immune.” Paziotopoulos, who for years worked as a prosecutor specializing in domestic violence cases, spoke at an April […]

2014 Budget Request Is Good News/Bad News for OSHA, NIOSH, MSHA

Good news for OSHA’s proposed 2014 budget, but serious cuts are ahead for NIOSH if President Obama’s budget is approved. Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris April 10 released the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiscal year 2014 budget request, saying, “The Department of Labor’s fiscal year 2014 budget request is a critical ingredient in the Obama administration’s plan to grow the economy from the middle class out, not from the top down. The investments we make at the department will help create good jobs, upgrade workers’ skills so that they can succeed in those jobs, and make sure Americans can support their families with a decent wage […]

NEC expands indoor and outdoor videowall range

With this update, NEC can now offer a complete line-up covering high-end and standard 6mm pixel pitch indoor modules, as well as 10 (SMD), 15 (RGB) and 20mm (RGB) pixel pitch IP65 rated panels designed for outdoor use. The smaller modules are suitable for creating LED walls with indoor scenarios such as shopping malls, storefronts and large reception areas. These modules can also be built into larger LED walls best suited for stadiums, outdoor piazzas, billboards and other large size installations across a range of applications. Videowalls, irrespective of the NEC module used, can be equipped with an optional ambient light sensor. The sensor helps to optimise ergonomics by avoiding […]

Liverpool Football Club installs Xirrus Wi-Fi network at Anfield Stadium to improve fans’ matchday experience

Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club The Wi-Fi network will be available to Liverpool fans for the home game against West Ham on Sunday 7 April. By offering Wi-Fi to its fans, Liverpool is hoping to improve their overall match day experience and encourage them to share the excitement of the game with the global Liverpool fan base. Andrew Robinson, head of digital media and technology at Liverpool Football Club, said: “Running our own data network based on Xirrus technology means we can provide our fans with a dedicated, robust and high quality experience. The added reliability and performance of high capacity Wi-Fi over 3G connections will encourage […]

BBC R&D introduces camera-mounted Stagebox device to move HD content over the internet

The Stagebox unit Stagebox combines all professional broadcast feeds and cabling – including video, audio, talkback, tally lights, timecode and Genlock – and distributes them over standard IP technologies. It allows professional quality footage to be streamed remotely to any gallery or post-production team with an internet connection, in real-time, wherever they may be. By combining multiple cables into one small box, Stagebox can simplify rigging and production workflows. It also allows programme makers to replace broadcast-specific equipment with standard IT hardware, such as wireless routers, switches and network cabling. Stagebox unit attached to a camera It is licensed internationally through official distributor L2Tek. It removes the need for expensive […]

BBC R&D introduces camera-mounted Stagebox device to move HD content over the internet

The Stagebox unit Stagebox combines all professional broadcast feeds and cabling – including video, audio, talkback, tally lights, timecode and Genlock – and distributes them over standard IP technologies. It allows professional quality footage to be streamed remotely to any gallery or post-production team with an internet connection, in real-time, wherever they may be. By combining multiple cables into one small box, Stagebox can simplify rigging and production workflows. It also allows programme makers to replace broadcast-specific equipment with standard IT hardware, such as wireless routers, switches and network cabling. Stagebox unit attached to a camera It is licensed internationally through official distributor L2Tek. It removes the need for expensive […]

Practical Preparedness for Workplace Violence, Part 2: Disciplinary Mistakes

If an employee is in any way susceptible to becoming violent in the workplace, a company is never more vulnerable than after this worker has been terminated or disciplined. During an April 9 workplace violence seminar, Brent O’Bryan, SPHR, vice president of learning and development at Allied Barton, outlined the common mistakes employers make when disciplining or terminating employees. Some of the attendees at the Cleveland seminar clearly understood the risks involved in not approaching discipline or termination appropriately. One audience member said because his company’s drastic cost-saving cuts have resulted in job losses and a tense environment, HR personnel now ask security to sit in their on layoff meetings […]