Wake Up and Drive: Fatigue Causes 20 Percent of Crashes

Feeling fatigued? Pour yourself another cup of coffee and think twice before you get behind the wheel. A new study from the Virginia Tech Transportation reveals that 20 percent of car crashes are caused by fatigue, with young drivers particularly vulnerable to driving while fatigued. Previous estimates attributed fatigue to only 2 or 3 percent of crashes. “The study allowed us, for the first time, to observe driver behavior just prior to a crash. In 20 percent of all crashes and 16 percent of all near crashes, the driver was showing fatigue. We saw eye-lid closure, head bobbing, severe loss of facial musculature, micro-sleep – which is when your eyes […]

Bloomberg modernises NY HQ

The Hub at Bloomberg HQ in NYC Designed by the Studio of Cinematic Architecture (SOCA) and Jump Studios, and made by Engage, The Scroll is a digital display delivering Bloomberg news. The data surface appears to come out from the wall on an array of lights. These lights respond in realtime to the changing colour of the content. The Scroll screen surface was created using three LED back-lit LCD screens mounted vertically. The Hub is an interactive version of The Scroll, and was built using an interactive 55in MultiTaction Cell display by MultiTouch. Your Comment Cancel reply

Kennedy Space Center updates entry area with video signage for ticketing

Paul Milligan, June 5, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Orlando has reconfigured the entry area into the park, and employed Electrosonic to provide the AV design, infrastructure, equipment and programming for the background music, audio messaging and video signage for ticketing and guest services. Kennedy Space Center ticket entry Electrosonic outfitted the retail building, Voyagers, with 11 QSC speakers, and a further 12 QSC speakers were also installed in the entry/exit turnstyle area. New digital signage is visible in the ticket stations and information area, with each featuring two 32in outdoor-rated LCD displays for information about […]

LED fills the stage for the Olivier Awards

Paul Milligan, June 5, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article XL Video has supplied The Olivier Awards, held at the Royal Opera House in London, with a centre-stage LED screen (12×7 Pixled FX-11 tiles), scenic LED for the band risers (Barco MiStrips) and a 65in Panasonic plasma for autocue. XL Video for the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Photo: Rex Features In addition to the ceremony, XL supplied video for the live outside broadcast site in Covent Garden Piazza. Your Comment Cancel reply

Safety for temporary employees – whose job is it?

Temp Services recorded 2011 Total and DART rates of 1.9 and 0.9, respectively.  Do we really know where all of the injuries and illnesses are ending up, if they get recorded at all?  Click here for more information!   Safety for temporary employees – whose job is it?http://ehstoday.com/archive/safety-temporary-employees-whose-job-ithttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

Global company uses UL Workplace Health and Safety’s training library and content creation system to educate thousands of workers a year.

AECOM, a Fortune 500 Company, needed a flexible format to ensure training compliance and successful completion of multiple levels of personnel certifications while minimizing impacts on employee productivity. Download this white paper now!   Global company uses UL Workplace Health and Safety’s training library and content creation system to educate thousands of workers a year.http://ehstoday.com/archive/global-company-uses-ul-workplace-health-and-safetys-training-library-and-content-creation-syhttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

A statewide workers’ compensation insurance carrier reduces injury rates and lowers premium costs by offering policyholders and their employees free online access to UL Workplace Health and Safety’s comprehensive training library.

Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) insures approximately 23,800 employers who collectively cover 370,000 workers in North Dakota.  WSI wanted to improve its education and training outreach to all policyholders statewide. Download this white paper now!     A statewide workers’ compensation insurance carrier reduces injury rates and lowers premium costs by offering policyholders and their employees free online access to UL Workplace Health and Safety’s comprehensive training library.http://ehstoday.com/archive/statewide-workers-compensation-insurance-carrier-reduces-injury-rates-and-lowers-premium-coshttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

The Break Room: Oh Yeah … I’m on a Roof

Laura Walter, Senior Editor Years ago, before I joined EHS Today or had any involvement in the occupational safety world, I worked in another organization’s communications department. My duties included documenting, through articles and photographs, the construction of a new building next to our headquarters. With limited equipment and ability (let’s face it, that college photography course did not make me a skilled professional), I had a difficult time taking decent pictures of the building – or at least until I discovered the roof. By taking the staircase located near my top-floor  office, I could pop onto the roof and have a much better view of the construction […]

Sandy Says: Wellness…What??!

Sandy Smith, Editor-in-Chief There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.” Can the same be said of the lip service paid to employee health and wellness programs at some companies? A few months ago, some employees in our office agreed to participate in a fitness pilot project. It involved wearing a fitness tracker that measures “steps.” A group goal was set – to “walk” the distance to our Colorado office – and a prize was promised if the goal was met. The goal was blown out of the water but no prize materialized. A second round of […]

This Is Your Brain on Leadership

Not all leaders – or all leaders’ brains – are created equal. New research suggests that effective leaders have brains that are “wired” to lead. Furthermore, the brains of adaptable leaders function differently from those of less adaptable leaders. The study, which focused on 103 U.S. Army officers ranging in rank from officer cadet to major, linked adaptive leadership skills with brain functioning and psychological complexity measures among active leaders. Researchers say this fusion of neuroscience and leadership research could one day revolutionize how organizations assess and develop effective and adaptive leaders. “Once we have confirmed how the brain works in these leaders, we can create an ‘expert’ profile,” said […]