Infographic: What Motivates Employees?

A new infographic takes a closer look at what motivates today’s employees and found some surprising results. Cash is apparently not always king – in fact, 71 percent of respondents said that the most meaningful recognition at work had no monetary value. The infographic, released by Badgeville, reveals that a strong work environment and workplace culture is vital to employee motivation. Ninety percent of workers said they considered a “fun” work environment motivating; 83 percent said recognition for their contributions was more fulfilling than rewards and gifts; and 76 percent claimed opportunities for growth as the top reason for remaining with an organization. “In every age demographic, opportunities for growth […]

What Matters More, the Swing or the Score?

I have an ongoing dispute with many people in the EHS community about workplace safety. They are convinced that we should measure actions but never the end result – injuries. I respectfully disagree. First, let them tell their side of the story. It goes something like this: “It is a mistake to use injuries as the focus of attention, measure of success and trigger for change. Instead, safety should be focused on the reporting of hazards, OSHA compliance and training. If all those things are done well, we will have a safe result.” Here is my side of the story. All those things need to be done, and done well, […]

Company Cited For Violence Hazards When Client Kills Employee

Stephanie Ross, a mental health coordinator from Lakeland, Fla., was afraid of her client, Lucious Smith. Smith had a history of criminal activity and was known for exhibiting violent behavior. On Dec. 10, 2012, Ross was tasked by her employer, Integra Health Management, to visit Smith for a required face-to-face hospitalization risk assessment in which mental health professionals encourage patients to seek medical and psychological care and to take prescribed medications. During that home visit, Smith stabbed Ross. She ran out of his house, screaming, and he chased her down and stabbed her over and over again. She later died at a local hospital.  In citing the company, OSHA made […]

Learn & Live: Grain Industry Hazards Lead to Deaths

It’s been described as being caught in quicksand and it happens just as quickly. Five seconds. That is how quickly a worker can become engulfed in flowing grain and be unable to get out. Sixty seconds. That is how quickly a worker can be completely submerged in flowing grain. More than half of all grain engulfments result in death by suffocation. In 2010, at least 26 U.S. workers were killed in grain engulfments, the highest number on record. In the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported with a fatality rate of 62 percent, according to researchers at Purdue University in Indiana. Record death […]

Learn & Live: Grain Industry Hazards Lead to Deaths

It’s been described as being caught in quicksand and it happens just as quickly. Five seconds. That is how quickly a worker can become engulfed in flowing grain and be unable to get out. Sixty seconds. That is how quickly a worker can be completely submerged in flowing grain. More than half of all grain engulfments result in death by suffocation. In 2010, at least 26 U.S. workers were killed in grain engulfments, the highest number on record. In the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported with a fatality rate of 62 percent, according to researchers at Purdue University in Indiana. Record death […]

Clear-Com launches HX-Delta Matrix Frame

Clear-Com Eclipse HX Delta The HX-Delta brings the high capacity of Clear-Com’s larger matrices to a compact 3RU frame. This smaller frame allows connectivity using IP or fiber as well as seamless integration with wireless and third-party devices without external interface frames. The Eclipse HX-Delta system also offers a new connection paradigm for larger venues such as performing arts complexes. HX-Delta gives users the option of building a distributed matrix system with frames in multiple areas of a facility. This new solution offers a more flexible workflow and permits shorter cable runs between system frames and intercom panels, cutting down on cabling costs. The size of the Eclipse HX-Delta also […]

Optocore debuts new intercom interfaces at InfoComm 2013

Optocore x6r-fxil444 rear The new interfaces are the latest in Optocore’s portfolio of intercom solutions designed specifically for Clear-Com, RTS and AES3-based intercoms. The X6R-FX-INTERCOM-IC444 has eight line inputs, eight line outputs, eight GPI and eight GPO with relay and auxiliary power outputs for external circuits. The V3R-FX-INTERCOM-IC444 features four line inputs, four line outputs, four GPI and four GPO with relay and auxiliary power outputs for external circuits. The line’s name derives from the IC444 board, which is equipped with two 37-pole connectors, one male, the other female, and provides four line inputs, four line outputs and four GPIO. The X6R-FX can be equipped with two IC444 boards, and […]

Adlib provides sound system for Lana Del Rey tour

Lana Del Rey live show Adlib’s George Puttock designed the audio system, which was specified by Joe Harling and Tour Manager Peter Abbott, while Adlib’s Simon Lawson had the role of PA Tech on the now completed UK leg of the tour,  ensuring that Del Rey’s FOH and monitor engineers could achieve the best possible sonic results in a wide variety of venues. The main PA hangs in their largest configuration were 12 x L-Acoustics K1 per side with three KARA downs, together with side hangs of three L-Acoustics SB18s with 12 KARA underneath. These were supported by 16 x SB28s subs on the floor – six left, six right […]

RapcoHorizon announces DesignVision Version 2.0 at InfoComm

RapcoHorizon DesignVision2 at InfoComm Under the new software release, the panel-design program now offers an updated workspace functionality and access to the software through Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud Platform. DV2 enables users to create expert-quality custom installation diagrams for A/V installation projects. It features a simple interface, allowing someone with no computer-aided design (CAD) experience to create CAD-like setups of custom rack panels, wall plates and floor pocket inserts. Azure Cloud now makes the system available in an instant. With the cloud, users have the ability to call up the DV2 report from wherever they are located, including on the job site. The dealer or systems integrator can utilize the […]

DPA reveals podium microphones at InfoComm 2013

DPA unveils new podium microphones at InfoComm The podium microphones are based on the company’s d:dicate Recording Microphones (formerly known as Reference Standard) and its renowned 4060 Miniature/d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones. They combine the state-of-the-art d:dicate capsules with any of the company’s newly introduced modular active booms and modular active cables.  With several capsules to choose from, customers can access the exact microphone and boom or cable combination to meet their needs. In addition to the high-end d:dicate solution, DPA has also developed a directional podium microphone based on two of its renowned miniature microphones, the 4060 and the d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone. These directional gooseneck microphones, which use interference […]