Take the Time to Thank an EHS Professional Today

  Every year, on the Wednesday during the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in May, the safety community celebrates EHS professionals through Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day. Hard-working EHS professionals enter the work force daily to ensure workers are safe, healthy and protected from possible injury or harm that could arise on the job. Such professionals, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), “work behind the scenes identifying and eliminating potential hazards in workplaces around the world, and their efforts are often achieved with little or no fanfare.” Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day is a time to shower EHS professionals with some of […]

Dropped Call: Cell Phone Distractions Underreported in Car Crashes

NSC’s report illustrates why we can’t see the full picture surrounding crashes caused by cell phone distractions. A review of fatal car crashes that involved driver cell phone use suggests that cell phone use may be underreported or inconsistently reported, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). NSC President and CEO Janet Froetscher said the number of crashes involving cell phone use and distraction likely is “much greater” than current reporting indicates due to a variety of complicating factors. The report, “Crashes Involving Cell Phones: Challenges of Collecting and Reporting Reliable Crash Data,” analyzed national statistics on 180 fatal car crashes that took place from 2009 to 2011 […]

Amusement Park Safety Shouldn’t Be a Roller Coaster Ride

A new study reveals that between 1990 and 2010, 92,885 children under the age of 18 were treated in emergency departments for amusement ride-related injuries in the United States. Most injuries occurred between May and September, averaging about 20 injuries per day during those summer months. The study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, examined injuries to children related to rides at amusement parks (fixed-site rides), rides at fairs and festivals (mobile rides) and rides found at local malls, stores, restaurants or arcades (mall rides). Key findings include: The head and neck region was the most frequently […]

Optoma launches 7000 lumens ProScene projector

Optoma EH7700 projector The EH7700 dual-lamp WUXGA projector is the brightest in the ProScene range at 7000 lumens, and can be installed at any angle over a full 360° range of the vertical axis, including reproduction on ceilings and floors. The dust-sealed, filter free design prevents dust and dirt from affecting the system, and it includes motorised lens shift, focus and zoom. The colour wheels are interchangeable modules and can be fitted or exchanged on site without removing the projector cover. The EH7700, like the EH7500, has five spherical lens options that use Low Dispersion (LD) glass for sharpness and focus uniformity over the entire image. The EH7700 includes a […]

Sochi winter sports event uses remote control HD cameras

Camera Corps Q-Ball in action at Sochi Camera Corps technicians installed the cameras and control equipment ahead of the event for operation by a Moscow-based broadcast production company. Rigged in pairs and cut into the programme in quick succession to give a realistic idea of the speed travelled, each camera was mounted in a fixed frame so virtual graphics of other faster bobsleighs could be laid over the top of replays to show which competitors were taking the best line. Camera Corps also rigged a Replay XD miniature camcorder on to the competitors and their sleds. This recorded in HD on to an internal micro SD card. Your Comment Cancel […]

Basel Casino installs line arrays

City Casino Basel In the past few years interest in jazz, blues, and stand-up comedy has grown, and many touring productions also bring in their own sound reinforcement equipment, so the Musiksaal’s loudspeakers needed replacing. Installation was undertaken by Landau Electronic with M&R Multimedia Productions. A Yamaha LS9 series mixer and microphones from DPA, Shure, and Sennheiser were also part of the upgrade. Your Comment Cancel reply