Storm Shelters & Safe Rooms Save Lives When Tornados, Hurricanes Strike

In Moore, Okla., there have been dramatic examples of survivors who lived through the killer tornado because the home or other building they were in had a safe room or fortified basement. The EF5 tornado with 200 mph winds that caused death and destruction in Oklahoma serves as a stark reminder that storm shelters, also called safe rooms, save lives. After almost every tornado in recent years, there have been dramatic examples of survivors who lived through killer storms because the home or other building they were in had a safe room. 
 May is Building Safety Month, an educational public safety campaign developed by the International Code […]

Bulwark Offers Free FR Clothing to Electrical and Oil Workers in Moore, OK

Saying that “the tragedy in Oklahoma made us heartsick,” Bulwark has launched an offer for those affected by the tornados in Oklahoma. The company has partnered with five distributors and is offering free FR protective clothing to electrical and oil workers in Moore that may have lost their workwear. On its blog, the company noted: “Bulwark has been serving the roughnecks, fuel haulers and refinery workers of the oil and gas industry for over four decades. And nowhere is our story more entwined with theirs than in this remarkable – and resilient – part of the country.  Many of those impacted are friends, or folks that distribute, buy and wear […]

Infographic: Four Distracted Driving Myths

How often have you heard someone claim that using hands-free device renders behind-the-wheel cell phone conversations perfectly safe? Well, the National Safety Council (NSC) has news for those drivers: Using a cell phone while driving, even when both hands are planted firmly on the wheel, is dangerous behavior – and to believe otherwise is to buy into one of the biggest distracted driving myths out there. The reality, according to the infographic “The Great Multitasking Lie,” is that drivers using handheld or hands-free cell phones are four times more likely to be involved in a car crash. NSC also estimates that drivers using cell phones are involved in 21 percent […]

OSHA Proposes Extending Crane Operator Certification Compliance Deadline to 2017

Employers may have an additional 3 years to come into compliance with OSHA’s new crane operator certification requirements. The agency is proposing changing the compliance deadline to Nov. 10, 2017. When OSHA issued its final standard on requirements for cranes and derricks in construction in 2010, the initial deadline to meet qualification/certification requirements for crane operators was Nov. 10, 2014. OSHA proposes to extend the compliance deadline by 3 years based on concerns raised about the new requirements. The agency is considering addressing these concerns through a later separate rulemaking, and will propose to extend the compliance date so that the qualification/certification requirements do not take effect during potential rulemaking […]

Electronic voting and AV recording facilities installed as part of new 5-storey Civic Office in Doncaster

Doncaster’s new Civic Council Chamber A decision was made to replace the Council’s current system as the Council had been using a Auditel Conference system for over 10 years. Alan Haywood , the manager of the electrical engineering department was chosen to lead the supplier selection process. The Council decided they needed a system that embraced recent digital developments within the sector and came up with a list of additional features they required. Automatic Camera Control – Full screen recording of the current speaker with on screen delegate information without the need for an external operator. Full Audio and Video recording – Recording and archiving of all meetings to a […]

New Panopto update includes native iPad app and integrated portable video capture device

Panopto iPad app Panopto’s iPad app includes the ability for users to view presentations and videos through a touch-friendly interface, and search inside videos to fast-forward to any word mentioned during a recording. It can also record HD videos and automatically upload them into Panopto’s video content management system, a YouTube-style portal for sharing videos. The native iPad app brings these capabilities to the iPhone as well, automatically adapting to the iPhone’s form factor.  Panopto has also introduced an integrated video capture and recording device through a collaboration with Epiphan Systems, an manufacturer of  professional audio video capture, recording and streaming hardware. The ‘Panopto Certified’ Remote Recorder is the first ARM-based, Embedded Linux video capture device to integrate with Panopto’s video platform, enabling customers […]

AVer launches HD video conferencing system with Skype support for remote access

Aver HVC330P system The HVC330P incorporates an HD-quality video conferencing system that offers a one to four site connection with a 5MP camera and support for 720p display output. It also features live recording and wireless content sharing via PC and VC control via mobile devices. With the ‘plugged into Skype’ certified VCBridge component, users can integrate Skype video/audio calling, with up to eight additional Skype users supported and no need for a third party client or server. Skype users can view shared content using a web browser and personalised hyperlink through any PC or Mac, with support for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, allowing users to join a […]

Saville hires Steve Kennedy to develop clients in Ireland

Paul Milligan, May 23, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Kennedy will be working across a varied portfolio including corporate, education, health, retail and the public sector. Kennedy brings with him experience and technical expertise acquired during a 20-year carrer in the AV sector and will be part of the existing sales team headed up by Robert McMillen. Steve Kennedy, Saville AV Kennedy will be working across a varied portfolio including corporate, education, health, retail and the public sector. Kennedy brings with him experience and technical expertise acquired during a 20-year carrer in the AV sector and will be part of the existing […]

Tait supplies staging, LED automation and rigging for 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision 2013 in Malmo. Pic: Louise Strickland Tait provided a 450 square metre rolling main stage, including a downstage apron, pantograph stairway and four flaggapault lifts for dynamic performer stage entrance and exit. A catwalk leading to a B-stage was also provided, integrated into the B-stage was a triple scissor lift that could move up to 6 meters above the arena floor. A range of scenic elements were incorporated into the design, including an upstage ground supported projection wall, with two flown centre sections. Two 14-metre tall scenic arches were fabricated using a steel framework and support ballasts that was then clad with a scenic stress skin panel comprised of […]

Photo Gallery: EHS Today in Montreal

Artistic Rendering Artist Sara Heppner-Waldston was on site at AIHce 2013 to live sketch sessions. This is a portion of her rendering of the May 21 general session featuring OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels. Artistic Rendering Artist Sara Heppner-Waldston was on site at AIHce 2013 to live sketch sessions. This is a portion of her rendering of Tony Cook’s Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture, which surrounded his investigative reporting into a flavoring company’s health and safety practices. Artistic Rendering Artist Sara Heppner-Waldston was on site at AIHce 2013 to live sketch sessions. This is a portion of her rendering of the May 20 general session, where Frans Johansson of The Medic […]