Tips for the Safe Handling of Cleaning Chemicals

When used properly, both conventional and green cleaning chemicals are relatively safe. However, accidents do happen and there are precautions that should be taken for the proper handling of cleaning solutions. This is one reason why the U.S. Department of Labor continues to list cleaning and custodial work as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, mainly because of the many accidents involving chemicals that occur each year. Here are the key components of a cleaning chemical safety program: A complete list of all cleaning chemicals used in the facility; this documentation should include details such as how many gallons (and multiple-gallon containers) are stored, where they are […]

Nearly New AV to make videowalls on display at NEC Solutions Showcase 2013 on sale immediately afterwards

Liam Norris, business manager at NNAV: “These videowalls and large format displays will have only been used for one day and are literally brand ‘fresh out of the box’ new.” The Showcase will feature brand new displays for one day only, creating an opportunity for NNAV customers anywhere in the world to purchase the products straight away, at a lower cost than buying new. NNAV will be present at the Showcase offering interested buyers the option to pre-order and purchase products on the day. All videowall productsand a selection of large format displaysat the NEC Solutions Showcase will be available to browse and buy on the NNAV website immediately after […]

MediaStar IPTV system keeps school up to date

Royal High School Bath IPTV system The IP-based video and AV distribution system from Cabletime was installed by Intevi, the digital media provider. The Evolution system currently streams content to seven strategically placed displays around the school with plans to add to the network in the near future. Persham Jones, networking manager at The Royal High School, said: “Effective, topical communication is at the heart of our successful school community and this is a flexible and cost effective delivery channel.” Your Comment Cancel reply

Jail Time for Man who Faked Work Injuries to Get Drugs

A Washington man visited hospital emergency rooms, claiming he needed pain killers to cope with work-related injuries. Jose Ramon Amaya-Hernandez thought he found the perfect way to get prescription narcotics – go to a hospital claiming to be in pain due to a work-related injury. However, an investigation by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) uncovered the scam. Amaya-Hernandez recently pleaded guilty to three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and was sentenced to 45 days in jail on each count to run concurrently. He also must pay fines as well as a yet to be determined amount of restitution to the hospitals he defrauded. […]

Why Workers Are Stressed

According to a poll conducted among workers in Europe and released by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), job insecurity or job reorganization are the most common causes of work-related stress in Europe. According to the poll results, 51 percent of European workers consider work-related stress common, with 16 percent considering it “very common.” About 40 percent of respondents believe stress is not handled well at their workplaces. “We are very much focused on tackling psychosocial risks, such as stress, in the workplace,” said EU-OSHA Director Christa Sedlatschek. “Next year, we will launch our Healthy Workplaces Campaign on managing stress. The message to be conveyed across […]