OSHA Cites Ridgefield Park, N.J., contractor for Repeat Fall Hazards

OSHA has created a Stop Falls Web page with detailed information in English and Spanish on fall protection standards. OSHA has cited masonry contractor F. Pardo Corp., based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., with two repeat violations found while the company installed brickwork on a residential structure in Paramus, N.J. OSHA’s February investigation was initiated as a result of an imminent danger fall hazard, and proposed penalties total $46,200. The repeat violations were issued because the company allegedly exposed employees to falling object hazards while they were working below masonry activities without wearing hard hats. Employees were exposed to fall hazards of approximately 18 feet while working on a […]

Wake Up and Drive: Fatigue Causes 20 Percent of Crashes

Feeling fatigued? Pour yourself another cup of coffee and think twice before you get behind the wheel. A new study from the Virginia Tech Transportation reveals that 20 percent of car crashes are caused by fatigue, with young drivers particularly vulnerable to driving while fatigued. Previous estimates attributed fatigue to only 2 or 3 percent of crashes. “The study allowed us, for the first time, to observe driver behavior just prior to a crash. In 20 percent of all crashes and 16 percent of all near crashes, the driver was showing fatigue. We saw eye-lid closure, head bobbing, severe loss of facial musculature, micro-sleep – which is when your eyes […]

Bloomberg modernises NY HQ

The Hub at Bloomberg HQ in NYC Designed by the Studio of Cinematic Architecture (SOCA) and Jump Studios, and made by Engage, The Scroll is a digital display delivering Bloomberg news. The data surface appears to come out from the wall on an array of lights. These lights respond in realtime to the changing colour of the content. The Scroll screen surface was created using three LED back-lit LCD screens mounted vertically. The Hub is an interactive version of The Scroll, and was built using an interactive 55in MultiTaction Cell display by MultiTouch. Your Comment Cancel reply

Kennedy Space Center updates entry area with video signage for ticketing

Paul Milligan, June 5, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Orlando has reconfigured the entry area into the park, and employed Electrosonic to provide the AV design, infrastructure, equipment and programming for the background music, audio messaging and video signage for ticketing and guest services. Kennedy Space Center ticket entry Electrosonic outfitted the retail building, Voyagers, with 11 QSC speakers, and a further 12 QSC speakers were also installed in the entry/exit turnstyle area. New digital signage is visible in the ticket stations and information area, with each featuring two 32in outdoor-rated LCD displays for information about […]

LED fills the stage for the Olivier Awards

Paul Milligan, June 5, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article XL Video has supplied The Olivier Awards, held at the Royal Opera House in London, with a centre-stage LED screen (12×7 Pixled FX-11 tiles), scenic LED for the band risers (Barco MiStrips) and a 65in Panasonic plasma for autocue. XL Video for the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Photo: Rex Features In addition to the ceremony, XL supplied video for the live outside broadcast site in Covent Garden Piazza. Your Comment Cancel reply