Safety 2013: ASSE Launches Risk Assessment Institute

  There is a reason why injury, illness and fatality rates are called trailing indicators. While we need and use these statistics (and OSHA requires the reporting of injury- and illness-causing incidents), they give us a picture of what happened after the fact. After employees have been injured. After employees have been killed. “Recent injury and illness trends within companies and their global supply chains indicate that overall incident rate improvement has slowed and rates of fatal and serious injuries have remained steady for a number of years,” said ASSE President-Elect Kathy Seabrook, when announcing the launch of ASSE’s Risk Assessment Institute. “Clearly, a different approach is required if further […]

Safety 2013: Understanding the Business Value of Safety and Sustainability

  How do you define sustainability? Is it grounded in responsible environmental practices, the protection of the environment and resources? Or is it something more? Increasingly, sustainability has come to represent not only responsible environmental practices, but also responsible social practices, such as providing a safe workplace for employees. Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP, executive director of global corporate safety and health for Johnson Controls, and Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH (UK), EurOSHM, of Global Solutions Inc., told a session at Safety 2013 that sustainability is not a “trend;” it’s becoming a business practice driven by the investment community. According to Hill and Seabrook, sustainable business practices can make a […]

Safety 2013: OSHA Administrator Michaels Calls I2P2 “Highest Priority”

In a June 25 plenary session at Safety 2013 in Las Vegas, OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels once again called the proposed Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) his “highest priority” but acknowledged that some consider the proposal controversial. “I know there are people who don’t trust OSHA, who think we’re part of this regulatory state and that regulations are the reason for the [financial] crash in 2008,” Michaels said. “There are people who believe we regulate too much.” But Michaels stressed that such a standard, which is designed to compel employers to find and fix hazards, could have wide-reaching ramifications in the occupational safety and health arena without creating […]

Safety 2013: How to Sell Safety to Difficult Employees and Managers

Odds are, you’ve worked with a difficult employee or manager at some point throughout the course of your career. At the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2013 conference, J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, offered attendees tips to find common ground with difficult colleagues. “I see the room is full today,” Rodriguez, senior manager with Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC, said to the standing-room only crowd at Safety 2013. “Do we know some difficult people?” If so, these audience members were in the right place. Rodriguez leaned on his 30 years of experience to outline how to turn “difficult” people into your biggest advocates. “It takes work, commitment and involvement, […]

Imago adds single chip DLP projectors to Barco distribution deal

Barco Collaborate projector The Barco Collaborate projectors will sit alongside Imago’s existing portfolio of business-oriented AV and video communications products. With three models in the range, Barco’s 1-chip DLP projectors are suitable for use in all presentation settings from small meeting rooms to large boardrooms. “This is a great deal for Imago and one that we are particularly pleased to be announcing,” said Ian Vickerage, MD at Imago Group. “We have experienced a great start to our new relationship with Barco since taking on ClickShare less than two months ago, and we have already beaten our initial targets thanks to the proactivity of our channel partners.” ”Our Collaborate range sits […]

Furniture company Kinnarps incorporates BYOD and cloud technology in its new London flagship building

Kinnarps flagship office in Clerkenwell, London Tom White, senior designer at Kinnarps said: “The new premises had no infrastructure, so we were effectively starting from scratch.  I was particularly interested in how the latest technology could be incorporated into the final design, making it a 21st century, collaborative, working environment.” The project team (and subsequent steering groups) was keen to understand how the advent of BYOD, cloud-based services and the increase in people working from home has led to a fundamental change in office design. After visiting a number of facilities and discussing the lessons learnt from these new installations, the team produced a detailed briefing document for the design […]

MGC supplies waterproof lighting strips for 2.5 metre high giraffe sculptures

The giraffes have been positioned in various locations around Colchester, as part of the Stand Tall project The giraffes have been positioned in various locations around Colchester, as part of the Stand Tall project, which officially launched on 2 June this year and will run until 26 August.  The project is also being used to raise vital funds for the zoo’s conservation charity, Action for the Wild. The large scale public art event has involved a range of businesses in the area that have sponsored the giraffe’s at a cost of £5,000 each. Each giraffe is then designed by a specially commissioned artist and will bear the name of its […]

Bose appoints new engineered sound project manager

Kevin McNally, Bose, UK engineered sound project manager McNally will focus on developing Bose visibility and presence in major projects within the theatre, arena and large indoor venue market, and will be working with Bose Engineered Sound Pro Partners who are active within this field. McNally joins after after spending three years with Martin Audio. Your Comment Cancel reply