AIHce 2013: Is There Too Much Emphasis Placed on Reducing Workplace Injuries?

Six times the number of workers die from occupational-related diseases than die from workplace injuries. Globally, 2.3 million people die each year due to workplace hazards. While 318,000 of these deaths are due to occupational injuries, most – 2.02 million – are due to work-related illness. Although the greatest emphasis in most industries and workplaces is focused on reducing workplace injuries, the biggest killers of workers are cancers and work-related circulatory diseases, which between them account for 55 percent of all worker deaths. Injuries account for 18 percent. “There are 37,000-61,000 deaths per year in the United States from occupational cancer,” noted Dr. Jukka Takala, PhD, BSc, MSc, […]

Turn Safety Confrontations into Win-Win Situations

Early in my adulthood, I was taught by a personal mentor that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. I quickly learned that this advice was not only applicable in the social realm but also an effective value to implement professionally. The vast majority of employees under our care as EHS professionals could care less about the initials behind our names, be they PE, CSP, CIH, CHST, OHST, STS, COSS or anything else. To most employees, these designations are equivalent to ABC and XYZ. What most do care about and respect is our genuine and sincere desire to protect their health and safety. […]

Karolinska University Hospital fits Polycom VC to mentor surgeons across Sweden

Experienced endoscopists at the Karolinska University Hospital perform more than 800 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures annually. The Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden.   The Innovation Centre at Karolinska University has established a telemedicine development unit which designed the program as a way to help improve the skills and confidence of the surgeons in the regional hospitals throughout Sweden, while providing the highest quality patient care via access to scarce expertise. The project is currently conducted by clinical staff based at two centres in Sweden, with plans to develop this further to other regional district hospitals. Polycom HDX-6000 media centre […]

Atlantic City’s new Revel Hotel chooses array of Harman pro-audio kit

Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City The hotel is the tallest structure in the city and boasts a 150,000-square-foot casino, 13 restaurants, four nightclubs, 1,900 hotel rooms. AV integrator KMK Technologies, worked closely with Revel’s prime AV contractor and Harman dealer for the project, Total Video Products. Cerami & Associates of New York served as the systems design firm and overall technology consultant to the project architect and Revel ownership. Tom Knauss, owner, KMK Technologies said: “The project scope included a 25-room conference center, approximately 28 meeting rooms, four nightclubs, multiple swimming pools and spas, 13 restaurants, hotel suites, an extensive broadcast tie-line system, facility-wide signage systems and background […]

New build Kettering Buccleuch Academy installs digital signage, IPTV and VoD portal

Kettering Buccleuch Academy With a new start in a new building at Kettering Buccleuch Academy,  it was vital the IT infrastructure and services were fully modernised and matched the environment. To provide this IT overhaul United Learning, the Academy’s sponsor, partnered with ICT supplier European Electronique. European Electronique implemented a full IT infrastructure and AV equipment system across the Northamptonshire site. European Electronique recommended the use of a digital signage, IPTV and Video on Demand portal system from Tripleplay. In addition, with 10 screens installed over three wings and three floors it was vital to have a system which could be centrally managed, and also have the ability to remotely […]