Southern Hens Inc. in Mississippi cited by OSHA for 43 Violations Following Worker Fatality

OSHA has cited Southern Hens Inc. with 43 safety and health violations following the death of a worker who slipped and fell into an unguarded screw conveyor while cleaning the conveyor at the company’s Moselle facility. OSHA initiated the inspection Sept. 9, 2012, in response to the fatality. The 37 alleged serious safety and health violations cited include ones directly related to the death of the worker, such as the failure to develop energy control procedures for augers, chillers, scalders, cookers and dumpers; failing to provide lockout/tagout training of energy sources to all affected workers; and a lack of machine guarding on several pieces of equipment and exposing workers to […]

5 Tips to Prevent Eyestrain in the Office

Your computer, your tablet, your smart phone: all helpful devices, but when used for long periods of time, they can expose you to eyestrain. Or worse, you could develop something called “Computer Vision Syndrome,” which the American Optometric Association defines as a group of eye and vision-related problems with symptoms including headaches, blurred vision and neck/shoulder pain that result from prolonged computer use.  As part of March’s Workplace Eye Wellness Month, Prevent Blindness America offers five tips to help office workers avoid these health hazards and maintain healthy vision: Place your computer screen 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes and a little bit below eye level. Use a […]

Unleashing “WOW” on Monotony

We EHS professionals are energy-delivery devices. We infuse our organizations with the promise of a future through the protection of all that is important. It is through our energy that the power of EHS programs are bought and sold. We recharge. We reengage. We rebound upon the advent of every obstacle, not because it is there, but because it should not be. Well, every obstacle except one … monotony. Take a look at this schedule and see if it sounds familiar: 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. The facility is yet to awaken. Same, same. You’re planning your day starting with last week’s to-do list and this week’s gotta-do list. 8 a.m. […]

Four Ways to Address Accountability Ambiguity

Ensure your employees understand what they are held accountable for at work. There’s no accounting for the risks an organization faces when its employees do not understand what they are held accountable for at work. According to new research, 50 percent of workers who feel uncertain about their work accountabilities experience higher levels of frustration, while 60 percent reporting mistrusting their leadership’s communication. The new study, conducted by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration in Florida State University’s College of Business, surveyed more than 750 blue- and white-collar employees across multiple job environments. Hockwarter and his research associate, Allison Batterton, set out to determine how […]

New Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Codify VPP

Reps. Tom Petri, R-Wis., and Gene Green, D-Texas, recently introduced H.R. 632, the Voluntary Protection Program Act, into the House to codify OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). VPP is a voluntary workplace safety program that stems back more than 3 decades but was never authorized in law. VPP currently includes more than 2,500 worksites and roughly one million employees nationwide. A 2007 report noted that federal VPP worksites saved the government more than $59 million by avoiding injuries, and that private sector VPP participants saved more than $300 million. Employers who are approved for VPP status must commit to continuously improving the safety and health of their worksites while being […]

Preventing the Top 5 Workplace Injuries

Thousands of workers are injured on the job every year. Some of these injuries are serious and life-threatening, while others are not as grave and require little attention. From developing carpal tunnel because of too much time typing to injuring a hand while working on the line of a plant floor, injuries occur in a plethora of working environments and can affect any worker. Reducing the occurrence of injuries is the main objective of safety and health professionals all over the country. The most recent data from the 2012 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index listed the top five leading causes of injuries for 2010. These injuries accounted for 73.1 percent […]

NEC launches ReTrade programme for used projectors of any brand

The returned units will be refurbished for future reuse in the market or recycled to reduce material waste. NEC’s ‘return, refurbish and reuse’ approach aims to help preserve the environment and provides an incentive to customers by reducing the acquisition costs of a new projector. To participate, consumers and dealers can visit the ReTrade website and provide proof of an NEC projector purchase in the last three months. Once the details of the old and new projectors are registered, a trade-in quote will be provided and the customer receives an email with a free shipping label to send in the used product. In line with NEC’s Green Vision, to minimise […]

RNSS produces pitch perfect sound for rugby at Allianz Park

Allianz Park After outlining his vision for the rugby stadium of the future, Saracens CEO Edward Griffiths brought in Roger Lindsay, as consultant for the project giving him a brief to achieve the highest possible audio performance. His view was that many rugby grounds had antiquated sound systems, but believed rugby fans had higher expectations due to better TV, domestic sound systems and music venues, and cited Milton Keynes Bowl as being one of the better examples at that time. Roger Lindsay took that brief and brought in RNSS Ltd to work up the design with him and deliver the project. In addition to the new East grandstand, the hi-fidelity […]

Crystal Displays introduces full HD transparent panels

Paul Milligan, March 14, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article Crystal Displays has introduced new transparent panels to allow customers to upgrade to Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The panels are currently available in sizes 26in, 47in and 70in. CDS can supply the screens with a media player or interface card (HDMI) solution and infrared or projected capacitive touchscreen to give the complete kit system. The screens are also available in a showcase-boxed system. Your Comment Cancel reply

Financial Times links up with ECNlive

Following the announcement of a “digital first” strategy by Financial Times editor Lionel Barber in January this year, headlines from FT.com will reach more than 500,000 executives in over 150 corporate buildings across London, through ECNlive’s digital display network. ECNlive will target audience groups with different strands of Financial Times news content, tailored according to the interests of businesses occupying buildings within its display network. For example companies such as Google and IBM within the ECNlive network will receive Financial Times up-dates on the technology and media sectors as well as general news, whereas buildings occupied by companies from a mixture of sectors will see a blend of tailored content. […]