CMC Industrial Electronics presents the Sentinel line, including “HazMon in a Box.”

CMC Industrial Electronics is an industry leader in digital hazards monitoring technology for the grain processing and materials handling industries. Our #1 goal is to improve the safety and operational efficiency of your facilities. Our EZ Sentinel line, including “HazMon in a Box,” provides easy, customizable solutions specifically designed for the harsh industrial environments that exist in your facilities. Click here for more information. Related Media 2013 Looking Ahead: Meet the Nine EHS Leaders Gallery Video: Frommelt Safety has introduced the industry’s most… At Hannay Reels Inc., Safety Is Personal Arc Flash Overview – By Westex CMC Industrial Electronics presents the Sentinel line, including "HazMon in a Box." Today

NFPA Journal features the rebuilding of the St. John Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. after the 2011 tornado

NFPA Journal features the rebuilding of the St. John Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. after the 2011 tornado Other topics include Superstorm Sandy, emergency preparedness and a look ahead at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo January 10, 2013 — The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features the rebuilding of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri which was devastated in May 2011 by one of the most powerful tornadoes ever recorded. The NFPA cover story details lessons learned from that event that will lead to the building of a new facility better able to handle the circumstances of living […]

Out of Control

Every time I step onto an airplane, I remind myself that air travel is much, much safer than driving. We’re all more likely to be involved in a car crash than we are to experience an airplane crash or flight-related safety scare. In fact, according to the National Safety Council’s “The Odds of Dying” graphic, your lifetime odds of dying in motor vehicle incident are 1 in 98, while your odds of dying in an “air and space transport incident” are 1 in 7,178. Knowing the facts, however, doesn’t necessarily comfort a nervous airliner passenger. I rack it up to an issue of control – or lack thereof. When we […]

OSHA Investigating the Death of an Exotic Dancer in Cleveland

Lauren Block succumbed to head injuries she suffered Jan. 2 after falling 15 feet while working as an exotic dancer at a Cleveland strip club. Lauren Block, a 22-year-old stripper, died Jan. 9 of injuries she suffered several days earlier while working at Christie’s Cabaret in Cleveland. Cleveland police and paramedics were called to the club in the early morning hours of Jan. 2, where they found a bloody and unconscious Block lying on the floor. Police determined that Block was critically injured when she fell head first over a railing at the club while performing a move in her lap dance routine. They have ruled the incident […]

Safety Is No Accident: OSHA Names Winners of App Challenge

Safety is no accident, and neither is the success of the project that won the $15,000 grand prize in OSHA’s Worker Safety and Health App Challenge – a Web site developed to help young workers, ages 13-24, access information on common workplace hazards and their rights to a safe workplace. OSHA’s app challenge awarded those who created tools that best demonstrate the importance of recognizing and preventing workplace safety and health hazards and help young people understand their rights in the workplace. The winning Working Safely Is No Accident site was developed by the University of Tennessee Construction Industry Research and Policy Center and the Department of Industrial and Systems […]

Hilda Solis Resigns as Labor Secretary

On Jan. 9, Hilda L. Solis submitted her resignation as U.S. Secretary of Labor, telling her fellow Department of Labor employees that she is “proud of our work on behalf of the nation’s working families.” Solis’s resignation comes only weeks after EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced her own resignation on Dec. 27, 2012. “Leaving the department is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made, because I have taken our mission to heart. As the daughter of parents who worked in factories, paid their union dues and achieved their goal of a middle class life, and as the first Latina to head a major federal agency, it […]

Researchers and Lab Workers Have a False Sense of Safety

A new study that found that laboratory workers have a false sense of safety is just the beginning of a larger conversation that the scientific community needs to have about improving lab safety. An international survey of more than 2,360 scientists and researchers conducted by BioRAFT, Nature Publishing Group, and the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety found that although they respect and understand the need for lab safety measures, in many cases their own lab practices often fall short.  The survey explored a wide variety of topics surrounding lab safety, including researchers’ general perceptions of lab safety measures and practices, whether they felt that they had […]

NFPA awards Isman Educational Grant to Austin Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team

NFPA awards Isman Educational Grant to Austin Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team January 9, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Committee has selected the Austin Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team from Austin, Texas, as the recipient of the 2013 Warren E. Isman Educational Grant. “The Austin Hazardous Materials Response Team has demonstrated careful and effective methods and mitigation strategies in protecting their jurisdiction from hazardous material threats,” said Ken Isman, chair of the Warren E. Isman Task Force. “We are encouraged by their efforts and pleased to help them achieve further hazmat safety tasks and goals.” Grant recipients select […]

Walmart’s Search for Sustainability

In November 2011, Walmart opened its first U.S. store with 100-percent LED sales floor lighting in Wichita, Kan. Seven years ago, Walmart launched a sustainability effort that included working toward 100-percent renewable energy, creating zero waste and selling products that sustain people and the environment. Now, researchers at the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina are performing case studies to examine the issues Walmart experienced in implementing its broad sustainability strategy. “Companies have to think about sustainability as a systems problem – a problem not generally well understood,” David Hyatt, clinical assistant professor in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of […]

Gun Control Change We Can Believe In

As we ring in a new year, we remain shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Newtown. Unfortunately, Newtown now adds its name to a list of equally disturbing tragedies at the hands of mentally disturbed people possessing semi-automatic weapons: Columbine, Aurora, Tucson and Blacksburg (Virginia Tech). The public has responded by sounding a call to action and Vice President Joe Biden has been tasked with finding a better way forward, meeting this week with representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as well as the National Rifle Association and other gun-owner groups as he drafts the Obama administration’s response to the Newtown shooting. Meetings with video game manufacturers and […]