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

Safety 2013: Four Strategies for Turning Change into a Competitive Advantage

At the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2013 opening session in Las Vegas, Peter Sheahan, founder and CEO of ChangeLabs, shared four steps to effectively address change and turn it into a competitive advantage. Sheahan told thousands of Safety 2013 attendees during the June 25 opening session that while he may not be an occupational safety insider, he can certainly see that the profession and industry is facing change – and his presentation was geared toward helping professionals navigate that change. Throughout his work implementing platforms for change all over the world, Sheahan said he has witnessed only three responses to change: curling up in the fetal position […]

Safety 2013 Lights Up Las Vegas

At an opening session complete with an Elvis impersonator, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) kicked off Safety 2013 in Las Vegas with some spark and swagger – but ultimately drove home the conference’s true mission: helping EHS professionals do their jobs and save workers’ lives. After bursting on stage to the sounds of the University of Las Vegas marching band and singing “Viva Las Vegas,” Elvis officially welcomed Safety 2013 attendees to the city of lights and entertainment and kicked off a high-energy opening session. But former OSHA Administrator John Henshaw wasn’t about to be upstaged by Elvis. Henshaw took the stage on a more serious note by […]

Hitachi launches brightest-ever range of installation projectors

Hitachi CP-WU9410 projector All three models contain the built-in dual colour wheel that enables users to switch between high brightness mode or the rich colour mode via the remote control, depending upon the ambient conditions. The Hitachi Accentualizer enhances image sharpness, gloss and shade using advanced image processing technology and is adjustable in order to ensure accurate colour reproduction in any environment. The dual lamp system, available on all models, can operate together for high brightness or individually for longer lamp life. Lamps switch automatically in the event of a failure and in Alternative mode can operate continuously for twenty-four hour operation. Lamp time, filter time, projection time and IP […]

AV integrator BIS expands from Benelux to France, Germany and the UK

BIS has been working in AV & ICT integration and room furnishing for more than six years, and has completed 30,000 rooms at thousands of organisations – ranging from multinationals to SME enterprises; hospitals; municipalities; educational institutions; and pharmaceutical companies. Mood, an in-store design company, bought BIS in 2012. As BIS expands its market reach, the company will continue to be marketed as BIS and build on its AV & ICT system work in almost all sectors, excluding retail. BIS core competencies cover: AV,  video communications,  digital signage,  interior design (including furniture, lighting, floors, walls and ceilings), event production and and digital production (creation of digital signage content, corporate videos, […]