AIHce 2013: Diversity Drives Innovation

Frans Johansson, CEO of The Medici Group Diversity drives innovation. That’s the message Frans Johansson, CEO of The Medici Group, offered during his May 20 keynote presentation at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) in Montreal. “If you combine ideas from different industries, disciplines and cultures, you’ll have a better chance of breaking new ground,” Johansson told the thousands of AIHce attendees who gathered for the conference’s opening session in the Monteral Convention Center. In his high-energy, fast-paced presentation, Johansson, author of The Medici Effect: Groundbreaking Innovation at the Intersection of Disciplines and Cultures, stressed that innovation is critical to any business’s success. “The world is […]

AIHce 2013: AIHA and ACGIH Celebrate Professional Excellence and Contributions

Dr. David Michaels of OSHA is the recipient of the William Steiger Memorial Award, which honors individuals from the social/political sphere whose efforts have contributed to advancements in occupational health and safety. The best way to start off AIHce 2013 in Montreal is  a celebration of industrial hygiene professionals and others who have made significant contributions to EHS. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists announced the following 2013 Award recipients: The William Steiger Memorial Award honors individuals from the social/political sphere whose efforts have contributed to advancements in occupational health and safety. Initiated in 1979, this award is not limited […]

AIHce 2013: The Art and Science of Professional Judgment

Bonjour! EHS Today is in Montreal for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce), where thousands of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals have convened to discuss the latest trends in industrial hygiene innovation. In Montreal, it’s all about three words: joie de vivre, the joy of living. But when attendees aren’t enjoying this international city’s world-class restaurants, arts and culture offerings, shopping and attractions, AIHce attendees will have a range of education sessions and networking opportunities at their fingertips. AIHce, co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), features a theme this year of “The Art + Science […]

I Rode My Bike to Work … Now Where’s My Cookie?

Happy Bike to Work Day! This annual event is celebrated across the nation to promote the fun, eco-friendly, healthy way of getting to work: on two wheels that you pedal yourself. I owe one of my neighbors some gratitude for reminding me last night that Bike to Work Day is May 17. As much as I’ve ridden my bike to work over the years, I’ve always managed to miss biking on the actual Bike to Work Day. But not today. Today, I was going to ride my bike, and I was going to eat the free cookies on offer at one of several Bike to Work Day locations that would […]

Off-the-Job Safety: Cancer Experts Issue Warning on Grilling Safety

In time for the start of grilling season, experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), an organization that studies the impact of lifestyle on cancer risk, issued a warning about the hidden health hazards of cookouts and campfires. “Research now shows that diets high in red and processed meat increase risk for colon cancer,” said AICR registered dietitian Alice Bender. “And grilling meat – red or white – forms potent cancer-causing substances. But by keeping five simple steps in mind, it’s possible to make this summer’s backyard grilling both healthier and more flavorful.” Step One: Mix up the meat. The first thing to understand is that what meat […]

Run, Hide, Fight: The New Response to Active Shooters?

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, I get asked daily about “Run, Hide, Fight,” the new response to an active shooter on a campus or in a workplace. Let’s start with some facts for context: ► Campus shootings are not increasing. U.S. government studies show the number of incidents have held steady or decreased over the last two decades. ► Campus violence is workplace violence. Schools and colleges are workplaces before they are campuses. ► Workplace homicides are down dramatically over the last two decades. ► Workplace violence of all calibers except homicide are on the increase. Harassment to assault to robbery and rape are much more likely than […]

TeamMate launches new Fundamentals range at SCHOMS Conference

Paul Milligan, May 17, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Technical furniture manufacturer TeamMate has announced a new range of products branded ‘Fundamentals’, which are at a price point suited to the wider education market. The Fundamentals range was launched at the SCHOMS conference in Aberdeen, 14 – 16th May, with models aimed at classrooms, seminar rooms and larger teaching spaces. TeamMate Fundamentals range TeamMate has enjoyed growth in the higher education market, but had identified opportunities for which their core products were over specified. Sales and marketing director Jeremy Stewart said: “The Fundamentals range will appeal to customers who are looking to […]

Reflex opens London demonstration suite

Reflex demo suite MD Roland Dreesden said: “Much of our business is London based and we’ve developed this facility to support our City customers.  It means we can show products that would otherwise be impossible to demonstrate due to their sheer size, for example video walls.  Additionally, it gives customers a feel for how the technology looks in situ and how different elements integrate and work together as full solutions”. On show are technologies that include cloud based video communication systems, wireless audio conferencing, modular meeting system, collaboration tools and videowall displays.  Customers can also see systems that have been developed for markets with particular relevance to London, such as […]

Scala powers 400-screen digital signage network at Slovenian petrol stations

Petrol wanted the system to maximise their income and capitalise their value added services. It also wanted a centrally managed communication system for promoting in-store products.  In addition, the company wanted to integrate its tailor-made cash register system with the digital signage system they had in mind. 30 Slovenian Petrol service stations are now equipped with a total of 400 digital displays, all powered by Scala software. Screens installed at the pumps are weather-resistant and display advertisements of products that are sold in the station’s store. Inside the station’s store, customers are welcomed by either one or two full HD screens displaying products and services advertisements.  At the cash registry […]

Riedel expands global operations with new offices in Benelux and Australia

Riedel’s new office in Australia “Over the past few years, we have observed significant growth in the Benelux broadcast and event market,” said Wilbert Kooij, general manager of Riedel Benelux. “Therefore, the next logical step was to expand with a dedicated office here in the Netherlands. The office gives us the opportunity to offer very direct rental and sales support, along with even more thorough customer service.” The new Hilversum office addresses growing markets and rising demand for Riedel products in the Benelux region. The facility will cover all sales, rental, and service operations. Kooij has been responsible for Riedel operations in the Dutch market for more than two years. […]