California Company Is a Model for Responsible Fashion Supply Chain Ethics

INDIGENOUS actively workers with over a dozen fair trade filed organizing teams and quality control centers that coordinate over 300 knitting and hand-looming artisan work groups like this one. “No one should suffer or die to make clothing. Just the opposite, they and their families should prosper. That’s how it is with our supply chain,” asserts Scott Leonard, co-founder and CEO of California-based clothing manufacturer INDIGENOUS. “That’s how it can be with others. Let’s not make this harder than it is. And let’s not wait. Lives are at stake.” For almost two decades, INDIGENOUS has led the way in fair trade and organic fashion. Over 1,500 artisan knitters […]

Expert Testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Recent fires and building collapses at garment factories in Bangladesh have claimed the lives of hundreds of workers. In testimony June 6 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, international labor and employment expert Johan Lubbe focused on the key issues that the retail, apparel and manufacturing industries face when doing business in Bangladesh, as well as solutions that have been offered to address worker safety. “It is important that everyone recognize the shared responsibility that is required for addressing the worker and factory safety issues,” said Lubbe in his testimony before the committee. “This responsibility lies with all stakeholders including the Bangladesh government, the U.S. and other foreign […]

Are Health Care and Hospital Workers Most Stressed?

Construction workers made the most calls to their employee assistance programs about drug or alcohol dependency, while health care workers made the most calls about stress. A new report from ComPsych Corp. analyzed industry, gender and age differences in millions of work/life calls to employee assistant programs (EAP) over a 12-month period and found health care employees are the most stressed, men outpace women in percentage of relationship calls and retail workers have the highest percentage of depression. “As we learn more about people’s issues, preferences and concerns as they relate to age, gender and occupation, we can customize our EAP/work-life programs to meet the challenges of an organization’s […]

Oil Industry’s EHS Spending on the Rise

As recent high-profile environmental disasters have prompted increased regulatory scrutiny in the oil and gas industry, environmental, health and safety spending in this industry is expected to increase from $35 billion in 2011 to $56 billion by 2030, according to a new report. The report from Lux Research, “Using Technology to Drive Improvements in Health, Safety and Environment,” suggests that this 60 percent increase in EHS spending could lead to a reduction in the rate of incidents within the oil and gas industry. “With producers shifting to extract resources from increasingly harsh environments, new technologies and drastic innovation are required to improve [EHS] practices and make the production and transportation of […]

Samsung UK displays enjoys 44% growth in Q1 2013

Samsung’s introduction of the ME series of slim LED large format displays has been well received by the banking and finance sectors looking to replace projectors with screens. Another area of growth has been the UE Series of LFD for videowalls which have sold well into retail, corporates, hotels and restaurants. Your Comment Cancel reply

Kristiansand cinema fits Dolby Atmos system

Kristiansand Kino with Dolby Atmos sound Atmos supports up to 128 simultaneous, lossless audio elements in a mix, and uses up to 64 loudspeakers to create an immersive cinematic experience. Owned by the Municipality of Kristiansand, the Kino has the highest footfall of any Norwegian cinema, with 370,000 filmgoers visiting each year. The Atmos system was installed in its 655-seat Screen 1 by Unique Cinema System (UCS), which specified the Yamaha speaker and amplifiers package exclusively. The surround system features 24 Yamaha Installation Series IF2112/64 and 14 IF2112/AS full-range speakers, plus two IS1218 subs. Your Comment Cancel reply

John Lewis installs interactive screen as part of Smart TV promo campaign

John Lewis store on Oxford Street in London The augmented reality experience was audio-enabled using Feonic’s Whispering Window invisible speakers.  People passing by the stores were able to use the technology first-hand, and by integrating the Whispering Window technology, sound was projected through the windows so everyone could hear what was being played on the TVs. The project has been led by experiential marketing company TRO Group, with the Feonic installation managed by audio installer Orbital Sound, alongside event production company, EPMD. The augmented reality was designed by Inition. Your Comment Cancel reply

Durov Theatre in Moscow updates audio system

Allen and Heath for Durov Theatre Moscow Built in 1912, the theatre’s audio kit had not been updated for 30 years and was not providing even sound coverage to the amphitheatre-shaped hall. Consequently, a QSC line array was installed along with a GLD digital mixing system, consisting of the GLD-80 console supplemented by GLD-AR2412 and GLD-AR84 I/O audio racks, all supplied by Allen & Heath’s Russian distributor, MixArt. The large stage is deep and protrudes into the seating area, so monitor lines were needed to enable performers to hear themselves from all areas on stage. It was also not possible to put the monitors on the stage as large animals […]

Bible Society reworks New York HQ

Paul Milligan, June 6, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Velocity Productions has completed a full atrium remodel for the New York HQ of the American Bible Society (ABS), with Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer and ProPresenter software installed as part of the project. ABS Atrium videowall ABS’ goal with the Atrium  was to transform it into an innovative and inviting ‘third space’ that would draw New Yorkers in to relax, connect via free Wi-Fi and ultimately be exposed to both biblical content and the free Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) upstairs. The primary focal point of the Atrium’s new interior is a 4×2 videowall […]

OSHA Cites Ridgefield Park, N.J., contractor for Repeat Fall Hazards

OSHA has created a Stop Falls Web page with detailed information in English and Spanish on fall protection standards. OSHA has cited masonry contractor F. Pardo Corp., based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., with two repeat violations found while the company installed brickwork on a residential structure in Paramus, N.J. OSHA’s February investigation was initiated as a result of an imminent danger fall hazard, and proposed penalties total $46,200. The repeat violations were issued because the company allegedly exposed employees to falling object hazards while they were working below masonry activities without wearing hard hats. Employees were exposed to fall hazards of approximately 18 feet while working on a […]