Injuries Can Have Positive Consequences

Not all consequences are bad, even when we are talking about injuries. Yes, it is true that every injury in a manufacturing environment adds a whopping $15,000 to the premium, on average, and it is also true that every injury has the potential to explode into a nightmare of litigation. However, every injury also provides an opportunity to prosper. Since the vast majority of injuries are avoidable, we know that the decisions workers make determine the company’s injury record. The way employers choose to influence those decisions is a key to their safety culture. One of the most important ways to influence behavior is to show the consequences of unsafe […]

GHS Training: A Few Words Speak Volumes

Fewer than 20 words. In the 320-plus-page rulemaking on Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS), that is how many words OSHA devoted to the most extensive new training requirement companies face in 2013. That change requires every affected U.S. company to train its workers on the new update to the Hazard Communication Standard. OSHA estimates that the GHS training will cost American industry more than $95 million dollars. The GHS rulemaking is the result of more than two decades of international negotiation and national discussion aimed at creating one worldwide standard for the classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. OSHA released the final rule mandating GHS in the United […]

XL Video supplies video package for Muse world tour

Paul Milligan, May 30, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Continuing a long-running working relationship, XL Video is supplying LED screens, cameras and control for Muse’s current ‘The 2nd Law’ world tour. The tour began in October 2012 in the UK and has travelled through Europe, Japan and US and is now back in the UK, this time playing stadium shows. XL Video for Muse 2013 world tour The front of the stage and drum riser are clad in 60 x tiles of F-12 and a 43 sq metre upstage panorama runs across the stage behind the drums at the front of the […]

Questmark awarded ISO 27001 security accreditation

Paul Milligan, May 30, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Questmark Limited, an East Midlands-based videoconferencing specialist, has further cemented its position as one of the UK’s leading providers of video meeting technology, having been awarded the ISO 27001 security accreditation. Jamie McMaster, sales and marketing director at Questmark said: “We are very excited about the possibilities that this accreditation will mean to our future business prospects.  We believe we have removed one of the main barriers for organisations to deploy this application.” ISO 27001 addresses the security concerns thatorganisations’ have when hosting important and often confidential conferences. Questmark’s accreditation covers all areas […]

Roland announces dates of further UK training days

RSG training days The events, which are free to attend, give those present access to the RSG audio and video product range and the chance for one-to-one training with RSG experts. The core functionality of the V-Mixing System will be the main focus of the training – with a spotlight on the new iPad controllable M-200i, the M-480 and M-300 Digital Live Mixing Consoles – both of which have recently launched new iPad Apps – as well as the range of Digital Snakes. The range of video products such as the new V-4EX 4 Channel Video Mixer, the V-800HD Multi Format Video Switcher and the V-40HD Multi format Video Switcher […]

AWE supplies Sahara Force India Formula One team with AV equipment

Force India F1 HQ The new business relationship will give Sahara Force India access to the latest range of custom installation equipment to help with projects at the team’s Silverstone HQ. Supporting the boardroom system with their installation expertise is Morban, one of AWE’s approved installers that have specialist knowledge in lighting and system integration. Robert Fernley, deputy team principal for Sahara Force India Formula One Team said: “It’s an exciting time for Sahara Force India as we continue to move up the Formula One grid and invest in our facilities and infrastructure. The agreement with AWE has come at the perfect time, and will assist with updating our Silverstone […]

Signagelive signs deal with official Samsung distributor in the Benelux

Roy Martin, signagelive Van Domburg Partners is the largest distributor of Samsung displays and associated technologies in the Netherlands, supplying professional and consumer electronics to the wholesale market in the Benelux. Signagelive is the only company to date that has developed a commercial offering (comprising a portfolio of vertical-specific applications with preconfigured templates) for Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform developed for commercial use. Roy Martin, director of sales EMEA, Signagelive said:; “Van Domburg is highly regarded in the Netherlands and plays an important role in Samsung’s business objectives in the region.  Our support for Samsung’s new Smart Signage Platform creates a system for different vertical markets including food services, retail, education […]

Numbers up 20 per cent as NEC delivers biggest Showcase event yet

NEC Showcase 2013 entrance “This was our biggest NEC Showcase yet, welcoming more than 20 per cent more visitors compared to last year, nearly half of whom were end-users which reflects our dedication to create customer focused solutions,” says Simon Jackson, VP NEC Display Solutions. “They can really get a feel for how the solution can be applied to their needs and speak directly to the specialists who can make it a reality.” “We have received excellent feedback regarding the diversity of solutions,” says Jackson. “In some cases up to six different companies are collaborating together to create an end-to-end solution.” With nine ‘zones’ exhibiting display solutions dedicated to applications […]

B-Tech opens office in China

B-Tech China Office There are four staff at the new base in Ningbo – two hours south of Shanghai – which acts as a regional sales and distribution centre for the Asia-Pacific region. Staff in China will be responsible for product quality control, factory inspections, logistics support as well as sales and distribution. One member of staff is Yun Yang, a project and sales manager who has a Masters degree from Nottingham University in the UK. Yang is already promoting B-Tech’s AV mounts across the Asia-Pacific region. The new office means B-Tech has a physical presence in seven countries including the UK; Belgium, Germany, Spain, Singapore, China/Hong Kong and North […]