Tag Archives: Safety

Leading Industrial Contractor and Fabricator Wins ABC National Safety Excellence Award

M. Davis and Sons, Inc. has been awarded the National Safety Excellence Award, which is the industry’s leading safety laurel that honors both merit shop general and specialty contractors.

Long Beach, CA, 2018-Mar-30 — /EPR Network/ — Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware Chapter announced the winners of the prestigious Excellence in Construction award during its 28th annual celebration held in Long Beach, California.

The award was received by the construction and fabrication company M. Davis and Sons received amidst resounding applause.

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eBrookes Leads the Way for Work Wear Clothing

Released on: September 08, 2010, 4:04 am
Author: Ian Brookes
Industry: Retail

Ian Brookes, founder of workwear specialist site eBrookes.co.uk, has highlighted the emphasis which should be placed on appropriate work wear clothing especially with autumn and winter approaching.

eBrookes.co.uk has recently celebrated 7 years in trading, during which time they have suited and attired workforces around the country.

Brookes emphasises that with work wear, there should always be a focus on safety; “Ensuring your workforce are properly attired when working, specifically outside, may seem straightforward enough, but it cannot be underestimated just how important it is.

“With Autumn on the way and daylight time getting shorter, large amounts of work will soon be done without sunlight, which poses safety risks.”

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HSS Hire Supports News Ladder Safety Campaign

Released on: May 18, 2010, 12:01 pm
Author: HSS Hire
Industry: Construction

May 2010: HSS Hire, the UK’s award-winning tool and equipment hire company, has announced it will be supporting the Ladder Association’s new safety campaign ‘Don’t be a Ladder Lightweight’.

The initiative will encourage proper training in ladder use to help combat the over-confident and sometimes unsafe approach of ladder users who underestimate the associated dangers. The campaign is also aimed at ensuring ladder users, managers and supervisors are competent in line with Work at Height regulations.

With an estimated 2 million operated daily, ladders are – and will remain – an invaluable and flexible piece of workplace equipment. However, as with any type of working at height, they pose potential risks to the well-being of the operator and the ‘Ladder Lightweight’ campaign hopes to educate those that take ladders and their associated risks for granted.

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Mike Lee Kanarek Founder Of Haganah Comes To Austin For Tactical Knife Seminar October 23rd

Released on: October 1, 2009, 7:50 am
Author: Austin Self Defense
Industry: Defense

Mike Lee Kanarek chief instructor and founder of the International Haganah Federation comes to Austin Self Defense October 23, 2009, to teach a 3-hour Tactical Knife Techniques Seminar at Austin Self Defense In Cedar Park, Texas The seminar is open to the public.

October 1 , 2009 — Austin, Texas – Mr. Kanarek is a former Israeli Special Operations Group Commando, formerly was part of the Israeli anti-terrorist task force and riot control and is a 20-year veteran in full contact martial arts. Mr. Kanarek brings his knowledge and experience to the Austin, Texas, to educate civilians, military and law enforcement in reality based Israeli Defensive Tactics. Mr. Kanarek regularly teaches beginner, advanced and specialty tactics such as:

-Hand to Hand Combat
-Tactical Knife
-Combat Shooting
-Counter Terrorist Tactics
-Custom designed tactical maneuvers

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SafetyShop Introduces New Health & Safety Range for Education

Released on: September 25, 2009, 4:19 am
Author: Safety Shop
Industry: Industrial

To celebrate the launch of its new and improved interactive website, Safetyshop has announced the introduction of a brand new health and safety category atwww.safetyshop.com/education

In this new category Safetyshop has taken the most frequently ordered safety equipment and signs products from organisations within the education sector and put them all in one convenient location. The range includes health and safety related products for organisations included schools, colleges and universities.

Peter Smart, business manager for Safetyshop, explains ‘it’s a one-stop shop for the education sector. For sometime now we have wanted to improve the online version of our 872 page catalogue so we did some research. We asked our customers what they needed the online version of our catalogue to do.”

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Quadstone Paramics Integrate Google SketchUp Support

Released on: July 29, 2009, 6:41 am
Author: Quadstone Paramics
Industry: AutomotiveSoftwareTransportation / Logistics

Edinburgh (UK) July 29th, 2009 — Quadstone Paramics now provides integrated support for Google’s popular 3D modelling tool, SketchUp, bridging the gap between transport engineer and 3D modeller. Google’s 3D Warehouse contains thousands of both in house and third party developed SketchUp models which transport engineers can now utilise to create detailed visualisations of a given road network.

Quadstone Paramics’ focus on 3D graphics in traffic and pedestrian microsimulation means a further increase in model detail, aiding model building and helping to effectively communicate model results to non technical audiences.

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Mobile Awareness Announces SenseStat™ SE Obstacle Detection Sensor System Version


Released on: June 8, 2009, 5:30 am
Author: Mobile Awareness, LLC
Industry: Transportation & Logistics

[CLEVELAND, OH – June 4, 2009] Mobile Awareness, LLC, a provider of leading-edgetransportation safety products today announced the SE (Sensor Enhancement) version of their SenseStat™ Obstacle Detection Sensor System family – the pioneering brand for preventing backing accidents on commercial vehicles.

SenseStat is an innovative Obstacle Detection Sensor System that simultaneously monitors 4-zones at the rear of a vehicle indicating the area closest to an object. It is extremely accurate (within one inch), highly affordable and intended for use on Commercial, Off-Road, Lift Truck and Construction Vehicles. The SenseStat SE version is a new design improvement which maximizes protection of the sensors, while providing greater mounting flexibility and reliability. These features found on the SE version are further enhanced by a full 3 year limited warranty.

Installation of SenseStat SE is easy and adaptable to most vehicle configurations, helping to assure the highest performance in rear blind spot detection. The ruggedized mount maximizes performance in harsh environments enhancing both durability and sensor protection. The SenseStat SE can be mounted directly to the vehicle vertically or horizontally, providing a level plane for optimum sensor positioning.

“Mobile Awareness continues to see an increasing demand among commercial fleets for more cost effective and easily installed safety systems” says Brandon Stotsenburg, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mobile Awareness. “To that end, we continue to focus on new product development that offers a lower total cost of ownership such as the SenseStat SE.”

The current models available in the SE version are the Wireless (MA-ODSS-4M17W-SE), Wired Truck & Trailer (MA-ODSS-4M17TT-SE) and the Wired Box Truck (MA-ODSS–4M17BT-SE). Common among them are the ability to simultaneously monitors four (4) zones in real-time, an LED display which indicates the direction or location of an obstacle or person, display blanking until reverse gear is engaged and a unique stop-line adjustment feature. All systems are easily installed in less than 1-hour on most vehicles and include a laminated User Guide (safety instruction card) for easy driver education & reference.

Stotsenburg concludes, “With an estimated installed cost of less than $500 on most vehicles, SenseStat SE provides an impressive ROI for organizations who wish to significantly reduce costs and enhance safety in backing environments.”

About Mobile Awareness
Cleveland, Ohio based Mobile Awareness, LLC™ designs and markets leading-edge, affordable transportation safety products. The company provides integrated accident prevention solutions for commercial transportation professionals with its VisionStat™ Wired & Wireless Vehicle Camera Systems, TireStat™ Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and SenseStat™ Wired & Wireless Obstacle Detection Sensor Systems. For more information, please contact Mobile Awareness, Toll Free: 866-653-5036 or visitwww.MobileAwareness.com

Mobile Awareness…Reducing the Total Cost of Safety™

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Contact: Brandon Stotsenburg, Director of Sales & Marketing
Phone: 866-653-5036
bvs@mobileawareness.com

Glass Partitions Specialist, Optima Plays Integral Role In Government’s Building Schools For The Future Scheme

 

Released on: June 3, 2009, 11:17 am
Author: Laura Jameson
Industry: Education

Optima provides stylish and safe glass partitioning solutions for the schools of England as part of the governments Building Schools for the Future initiative.

LONDON, UK- The government Building Schools for the Future scheme aims to rebuild 250 schools per year over the next ten years. Its main goal is to have every one of the 3,500 secondary schools in England completely refurbished by the year 2020. Building Schools for the Future is the largest ever school buildings investment programme.

Optima has been working closely with many schools, Local Education Authorities (LEAs), contractors and architects across the country to help provide outstanding and inspirational educational environments which will supply the children of England with comfortable, safe and clean surroundings in which they can develop and flourish.

Optima has developed atrium glazing, glass partitioning, glass doors and custom advanced drywall for several schools across England. Optima restored the tired teaching rooms of Bishop Ramsey School, Ruislip, where a high level of acoustics was required. Optima’s Revolution 97 mullion-free double glazed system was the ideal solution.

For enhanced safety, fire rated screens were installed within all fire escape routes and corridors within the school for safety, achieving a combination of 30 minutes and 60 minutes integrity and insulation. Optima hopes to be able to install fire rated screens into every school in England, to safeguard the lives of millions of children.

Optima has also recently completed work on refurbishing classrooms and school buildings at Mundy Primary School in Heanor, Derbyshire. Here, Optima implemented its Mistral partitioning system due to its quick fitting time which meant the refurbishment could be completed without having to close the school during important term time. 

A recent technical report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that the BSF scheme is making excellent progress across England. The report also found that both staff and pupils at refurbished schools are satisfied that the changes have greatly helped to improve their learning environment. The scheme continues to deliver huge benefits for teaching and learning alike.

Optima will continue to work with educational establishments to improve standards for young minds.

For more information on Optima’s glass partitioning solutions or the Building Schools for the Future initiative please visit http://www.optimasystems.com/building-schools-future.php.

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About Optima:
Optima offers the highest quality service and innovative design to secure consumer satisfaction, ensuring that their extensive range of partitioning systems are able to meet customers’ exacting specifications, supported by technical expertise to achieve successful project completion.

For more information on Optima’s products or involvement with BSF please contact:

Laura Jameson
Courtyard House 
West End Road 
High Wycombe 
Buckinghamshire 
HP11 2QB
http://www.optimasystems.com 
marketing@optima-group.co.uk 
01494 492600

Braidwood appoints Juckes to lead New Jersey operation

 

Released on: May 1, 2009, 5:33 am
Author: Richard Braidwood
Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Braidwood Associates has announced that Matthew Juckes has been appointed to lead the company’s second and newest American office in New Jersey.

Juckes joins the Scottish headquartered specialist microsimulation traffic modellingconsultancy having previously worked on projects for some of America’s largest departments of transportation including New York City, New York State, Wisconsin, California and New Jersey.

Braidwood Associates, which was established in 2005 by Scottish entrepreneur Richard Braidwood, opened its first US office in California two years ago and the New Jersey office opening is in direct response to the company’s recent success in winning contracts in the United States.

Braidwood is currently providing traffic management advice through its modelling expertise to a number of major traffic infrastructure projects including New York City’s Bronx redevelopment and some of the world’s busiest highways such as Interstates 880 and 450 in California.

Mr Juckes said: “I am joining Braidwood Associates at an exciting time for the business. Our intention is to continue offering cutting-edge traffic modelling and consultancy services to public authorities and private corporations in the United States. There are a number of opportunities to extend our work with state departments on infrastructure projects and President Obama’s recent announcement of a $787 billion economic stimulus package should be beneficial to the sector.”

Richard Braidwood, managing director, Braidwood Associates said: “Matthew has a wealth of experience in microsimulation traffic modelling and he is very well respected in the industry. His expertise is based on providing modelling services for some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the United States and he will be an excellent addition to the Braidwood team. His appointment ensures that Braidwood Associates is well placed to develop the American side of our business.”

In the four years since its foundation, Braidwood Associates has become one of the world’s leading independent microsimulation traffic modelling consultancies. Richard Braidwood has built a business that provides specialist services to 20 clients across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The company is advising on traffic modelling for some of the busiest highways and most populated cities in the world. Additionally Braidwood Associates also works with partners on infrastructure development projects at hubs such as airports and stations.

About Braidwood Associates
Braidwood Associates is a leading independent microsimulation traffic modelling consultancy focused within the transport sector. Through carefully managed growth and by providing high quality deliverables to clients, Braidwood Associates has become established as market leaders in providing microsimulation traffic modelling consultancy services in the global market place.

With a wide range of traffic simulation software knowledge, traffic modelling experience, dedicated professional resources and proven project experience in varying sizes of traffic studies, Braidwood Associates brings together over 20 years experience in the microsimulation traffic modelling industry.


For further information, to arrange an interview or to request photography, contact:
Richard Braidwood
Managing Director
Braidwood Associates
77 Montgomery Street
Edinburgh
EH7 5HZ
07813 101023
www.braidwoodassoc.com

MOLYKOTE® P-1900 Food Grade Paste Meets Food Contact Standards

 

Released on: April 29, 2009, 3:13 am
Author: RW Greeff
Industry: Industrial

Now available from industrial consumables specialist RW Greeff is Dow Corning’s Molykote® P-1900 Food Grade Paste – a specially-formulated anti-seize lubricant for applications in food and beverage processing plants.

Molykote P-1900 can be used to lubricate sliding surfaces and friction contacts exposed to heavy loads, especially at low to medium speeds. It has a low coefficient of friction, good water resistance and high load carrying capacity. It has a service temperature range of –30º to 300ºC.

Molykote P-1900 also meets FDA regulations 21 CFR 178.3570 and NSF H1, making it ideal for use in food and beverage processing plants where incidental food contact may occur.

For more information please visitwww.rwgreeff.co.uk and search Molykote® P-1900

For more than 60 years, customers around the world have trusted the MOLYKOTE brand for performance and expertise to solve or prevent virtually any lubrication problem and to save energy through Smart Lubrication™.

As Dow Corning’s UK Channel Partner, RW Greeff provides a complete range of Molykote speciality lubricants with complimentary products from other world leading manufacturers. ISO 9001:2000 accredited, RW Greeff offers fast, reliable delivery to all areas of the UK & Ireland.

Contact Details: RW Greeff Head Office
Robert William Greeff House
Tame Park, Vanguard
Wilnecote, Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 5DY

Tel: +44 (0) 1827 255 200
Fax: +44 (0) 1827 255 256
Email: rwgreeff@univareurope.com

http://www.rwgreeff.co.uk/lubricants/pastes/food-grade