Farmworker Justice Report Profiles Dangers of Pesticide Poisoning

A new report exposes the serious health risks faced by thousands of farm workers each year from pesticide exposure, and claims workplace regulations and standards fail to prevent the high rate of pesticide-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. Exposed and Ignored: How Pesticides are Endangering Our Nation’s Farmworkers, authored by Farmworker Justice, provides an overview of the harm caused to farm workers across the country by pesticide exposure, including personal stories of workers and their families who have suffered serious illnesses. Despite the preventable nature of pesticide exposure, few farm workers are properly notified of the risks they face on a daily basis and regulations aimed at protecting workers against pesticide […]

Making a Difference: Raising C Diff Awareness

In every profession we put the knowledge we have learned to use each day. While many people work on the frontlines of healthcare, where resilient bacteria live and thrive, most of us do not. We work in manufacturing facilities or on construction sites, where worries about the dangers of cuts, musculoskeletal injuries and falls are top of mine and very few people are concerned about the dangers of bacteria. Clostridium difficile  (C Diff) is a resilient bacteria most commonly found in healthcare settings, but it is gaining momentum in communities and work environments and can be fatal. C. Diff is gram-positive and anaerobic; it is a spore that is able […]

Genelec loudspeakers sourced for University of Surrey research department

University of Surrey’s department of electronic engineering Aiming to create conditions that reproduce sounds within confined areas of acoustical space and minimise crosstalk, the project has seen the construction of a near 360-degree structure that supports sixty four Genelec 8020B monitors. Supplied by HHB Communications, the monitors used will be able to transfer to a series of other projects into sound field reproduction, 3D sound, spatial audio and perceptual experiments. For the current POSZ project, the Genelecs are mounted on the spherical frame and readings are then taken by a grid of microphones at different listening positions inside the structure. The University’s Department of Electronic Engineering and the Institute of […]

Promotion for Andy Dyson sees him complete move from warehouse to the boardroom at Saville AV

Paul Milligan, July 16, 2013   Be the first to comment on this article   Intergrator Saville AV has announced the appointment of Andy Dyson as commercial director. Dyson has spent more than over 27 years at the compant, starting initially as an apprentice warehouse person in 1986.   Andy Dyson, Saville AV In the following years Dyson fulfilled various roles within the company in both the sales and hire divisions. In 2009 he was appointed to his previous role as divisional manager for the AV/IT systems division. Under his leadership the division has seen an increase in turnover of over 30 per cent. Your Comment Cancel reply

Zytronic touchscreens installed as part of new Tyneside Metro ticketing system

Scheidt & Bachmann ticket machine The new machines are capable of accepting credit/debit card and smartcard payment as well as cash, with support for six different languages helping to enhance the overall user experience. Their touchscreen user interfaces will make the ticket purchasing process faster and more intuitive – thereby maximising each station’s operational efficiency. The engineering team at Scheidt & Bachmann selected Zytronic’s PCT sensors for the project for a number of factors: Reliable touch performance irrespective of weather conditions, bespoke construction and, rugged construction. Matthias Augustyniak, MD, Scheidt & Bachmann said: “The touchscreen technologies that we used in previous machine designs, such as surface acoustic wave, could not […]

The Chemical Safety Board Contemplates Reprimanding OSHA on Lack of Action

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public meeting on July 25 in Washington to consider whether OSHA adequately has implemented seven regulatory recommendations issued by the CSB, as well as to consider the selection of the agency’s first “Most Wanted Chemical Safety Improvement.”  This action would mark the first time the agency’s board members have selected special advocacy initiatives related to chemical safety. The morning session of the meeting will include consideration by CSB board members to designate the following recommendations CSB has made to OSHA as “Open-Unacceptable Response,” signifying that the board does not consider that OSHA has adequately implemented these recommendations: Recommendation No. 2001-05-I-DE-R1: Calls […]

Infographic: The High Cost of Slips, Trips and Falls

Accidents involving slips, trips and falls send 9 million people to the hospital each year and are a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, costing an average of $20,000 per accident. Did you know that 95 million workdays per year are lost due to slip-and-fall injuries? Here are a few facts about slip, trip and fall injuries: Wet walking surfaces is the cause for slips and falls 55 percent of the time. The average time off work due to a fall accident is 38 days. The top occupations for days missed due to occupational injury are police officers, janitors, nurses and food service workers. Infographic: The High Cost of Slips, Trips […]

Stay Safe When Lightning Strikes

Most lightning deaths and injuries occur when people are caught outdoors in the summer months in the afternoon and evening. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.   Be smart this summer to help reduce your risks. Below are a few tips to start: Postpone outdoor activities when a storm is being forecasted. Unplug electronic equipment before the storms begins. Remember the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule: The first “30” represents 30 seconds. If the time between when you see the flash and hear the thunder is 30 seconds or less, the lightening is close enough to hit you. During a […]

Can Virtual Reality Help Weight Loss?

“Virtual reality is a powerful computer simulation of real situations in which the user interact as avatar and it can be used as support for a weight loss program” said Dr. Antonio Giordano and Dr. Giuseppe Russo of Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine (Philadelphia), in a study just published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. In the world, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Over 60 percent of all Americans are overweight or obese, and the United States is second only to Mexico in terms of the obesity of the population. By contrast, in Italy, […]

Inter-American Bank Washington adds two Brähler conferencing systems

Inter American Bank Washington In addition to various upgrades of the already existing CDSVAN standard conference systems, the company equipped two more conference rooms with customer-specific CDSVAN microphone and interpreter technology. The emphasis was on three goals; The integration of new RFID card reader technology with a frequency of 125 KHz. This allows the staff IDs, which among other things provide access to the building, to be used for the identification in the conference system with any modifications. The second goal was the development of a customer-specific design of the delegates’ units allowing for different configurations and functionalities. Various types of installation were realised for tables and armrests as well […]