Earth Day 2013: Top 10 Indoor Environmental Hazards

What better way to celebrate Earth Day this year than to banish the top 10 indoor environmental hazards from your home? The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)’s top 10 list of indoor environmental hazards provides a practical starting point for making your indoor environment safer and healthier. “Earth Day reminds us of an ancient wisdom – people are inextricably linked with their environment,” said Robert K. McLellan, M.D., author of the checklist. “The environment does not stop at the walls of our homes and buildings.” The checklist is part of ACOEM’s ongoing commitment to protect the health and safety of workers, workplaces and environments. It provides tips […]

10ft PSCo videowall replicates BlackBerry

PSCo’s 10-foot smartphone on display PSCo Rental provided a turnkey package to trade partner TC Communications Ltd for this project, including recommending and providing the display solution, logistics and technical support. BlackBerry briefed integrated marcom agency TC Communications to deliver a high street marketing campaign that brought visual excitement and engagement for  the Z10. The displays ran continuously for a month, resulting in nearly 400 demos. The BlackBerry Z10 was constructed from a rear projection tile technology.  PSCo Rental supplied two videowalls of 21 tiles in a 3×7 portrait formation which were set up in the O2 stores in Westfield Stratford and Westfield White City. PSCo staff fitted the walls […]

BBC launches new technology and engineering apprenticeship

BBC addresses tech skills gap Funded by BBC Technology and the government’s Employer Ownership Skills Pilot, the scheme, with the participation of a number of industry partners, aims to produce 100 highly skilled, experienced and employable graduate level apprentices over eight years to meet growing industry demand. The apprenticeship opens for applications on Thursday 18 April at and will recruit 20 apprentices annually for an innovative three year programme, working toward an honours bachelor degree. Apprentices will be based across the UK and will receive a combination of world class training, work placements and academic study. As part of the Open Channels initiative announced in December 2012, BBC Technology […]

Infographic: 7 Principles for Performance Excellence in Manufacturing

Lockheed Martin Missiles And Fire Control was named one of EHS Today’s America’s Safest Companies in 2010 for, among other reasons, making safety just as much a priority as quality and cost. Now, the global security and aerospace company offers seven principles for performance excellence in manufacturing. “Handling and assembling explosives, machining of metal parts, working in and around complex machinery, operating wheeled and tracked military vehicles and research and development laboratory work are some examples of the complexity faced by [our] ESH department,” said Mike Self, senior manager of environment, safety and health after winning the America’s Safest Companies award. “However, through innovative programs that engage employees, thorough procedures, […]

5 Ways to Achieve and Maintain Work-Life Balance

Many American workers overwhelmed by stressful, hectic work schedules are searching for way to achieve both happiness and professional satisfaction. According to Gary Kunath, an entrepreneur, speaker and former CEO who works with some of the world’s top corporations and business schools, the answer can be found through work-life balance. “I used to be caught up in the spin cycle of thinking that net worth automatically afforded me life worth,” said Gary Kunath, author of the book Life … Don’t Miss It. I Almost Did: How I Learned To Live Life To The Fullest. “I sacrificed time with my family with the justification that I was providing necessary material things, […]

CPL Supplies live video package for Telecom Plus event

CPL at Telcom Plus The CPL team headed by Simon Haydon and Lee Gruszeckyj worked closely with Jeff Whiteley from the show’s producers, Inteva Productions, for the event, staged in Hall 1 of the Telford International Centre. This year CPL suggested modernising the projection and video design, and after consultations and meetings, it was decided to replace three front screens with a large 20 metre wide by 4 metres deep screen with the ability to move graphics, presentations and video sequences within widescreen format. The screen was flown on one of the house trusses and fed by three of CPL’s new Panasonic PT-DZ21K 20,000 ANSI Lumen HD projectors. These were […]

Tragedy in Texas

An entire county is (rightly) outraged over the Boston Marathon bombings. Flags are flying at half-mast, the Star Spangled Banner is being sung with the most emotion we’ve seen since 9/11, money is being collected to help the victims and their families and “Pray for Boston” is seen everywhere. I say, let’s pray for West, Texas, too. Bombs going off during an iconic, crowded event like the Boston Marathon; It makes all of us think about the last baseball or football game we attended, the last large celebration or event in a big city. “That could have been me,” we think as victims are carried off in wheelchairs and stretcher. […]

Westex Video Library

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Protection from Arc Flashes

From hazard testing demonstrations to the performance and capabilities of flame resistant fabrics, the video library has the information you’re looking for. Simply select a video from the list below. Westex Arc Flash Testing Overview: This video explains how arc flashes happen, how they are measured and how wearing the right FR clothing can keep workers safe and in compliance with industry standards. Filmed in slow motion and in high definition. Download this video The Westex Difference Arc Flash & Flash Fire Overviews New HD Arc Flash Clips New HD Flash Fire Clips Original Top 10 Arc Flash Clips The Westex Difference: Segment 1 Intro 1:43 The Westex Difference: Segment […]

Catastrophic Explosion Rips Through Texas Fertilizer Plant

On April 17, a massive fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant in the town of West, Texas, killed multiple workers, injured more than 160 people and destroyed nearby residences and businesses. Preliminary reports indicate that as many as 15 people may have died in the blast. The New York Times reports that some firefighters who responded to the initial blaze are currently missing. The explosion also wreaked havoc on the local area, destroying or damaging nearby buildings. The West Fertilizer Plant, located near Waco, Texas, experienced a fire earlier in the day that grew larger and culminated in a massive explosion just before 8 p.m. An amateur video […]