Safety 2013: Four Clues Your Safety Culture Is Out of Balance

When Rodney E. Grieve and his family set out to go horseback riding during a vacation in Spain, he had no idea that his horse would teach him an important lesson about workplace safety culture. It all started when Grieve, a founding partner of Branta Worldwide Inc., remained complacent even after his horse bucked and reared early in the day. Because he was not injured and was able to carry on with a pleasant ride, he decided everything was fine. But everything wasn’t fine when his horse later bolted, setting off a chain reaction that not only landed Grieve in the dust but also caused his nine-year-old daughter to fall […]

Safety 2013: What are the Odds? The Probability of an Accident

As the host city of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2013 conference, Las Vegas was the perfect backdrop for a presentation on predicting the probability of a workplace accident. Victor J. Sordillo, PE, CSP, a VP at Chubb Group of Insurances Companies, discussed the human factors that go into the probability of a workplace accident. He called numbers “often misleading” and acknowledged that determining probability is not always intuitive. “In safety, if probability was perfect, we could predict [for example] that one in 500 people would experience a back injury on the job,” he said. “But what you have in your operations is you have all the […]

Graduate Fashion Week upgrades production kit for live HD playback

Graduate Fashion Week To improve the technical production, FSI brought onboard Brightonart Ltd, who have for the past two seasons worked with FSI during London Fashion Week. The Brightonart team were tasked with providing a clean feed from an HD camera mix, to be supplied to the universities for playback on their stands, and for review by the GFW judging panel prior to the gala show. In all, there were 22 shows during GFW, split across two theatres and running back to back alternate shows. In each of the theatres Brightonart was running a live HD mix, capturing in 1080i50, comprised of two camera sources connected over SDI to a Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E production switcher with Broadcast Panel. […]

Harman distributor Sound Technology to host Houses of Worship demo event

Sound Technology is to host a Houses of Worship demo at its facility in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, on Thursday 18th July 2013 The demo day at Sound Technology’s custom designed facility will be an opportunity for UK installers and consultants to see and hear, the latest specific products for Houses of Worship from JBL, Crown, BSS, dbx, Soundcraft and AKG. Operating in typically very demanding acoustic environments, audio systems for Houses of Worship require professional products that combine clarity, flexibility, ease of use – and frequently require discrete placement of speakers. Of particular interest will be JBL’s CBT Constant Beamwidth Technology passive line array columns – which are designed […]

Crestron opens new office and showroom in The Netherlands

Crestron office in Gorinchem Designed to accommodate end-users, integrators, interior designers, architects and more, the building is divided into four main areas: a training room, experience centre and showroom, a meeting room and the office space which is home to the Dutch team. “With the popularity of ISE, Holland has truly grown into a vibrant hub of the integration world for the EMEA region,” said Robin van Meeuwen, VP of Crestron International. “Crestron having a base here will allow us to gain a stronger position in the industry while making it easier for integrators to reach us and access our full range of training sessions.” The official opening of the […]

Vauxhall Adam car launch uses projection mapping

Vauxhall Adam The launch of the new Vauxhall Adam saw shoppers and diners see the car come to life, as it breathed and interacting alongside passers-by. The stunt was created by Lumen and Urban Projections. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The video mapping trick used light to project imagery of animal print, geometric shapes onto the body of the car. The soundtrack and car alarms were played through the Vauxhall Adam’s Infinity sound system which produces 7-channel sound, powered by amplifier and a boot-mounted subwoofer. ‘Adam Illuminates’ reached out to weekend revellers and focused on the car as it sat in Merchant Square, a Victorian covered courtyard for eating and drinking […]