Safety

Protecting People & Assets: Allied Expands Facility, Machine & Personal Safety Product Offerings

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:39pm

As both workplace and personal protective equipment (PPE) evolve, Allied Electronics & Automation is now offering more solutions than ever before to help companies protect their workforce, equipment and facilities .

Key Points: 
  • As both workplace and personal protective equipment (PPE) evolve, Allied Electronics & Automation is now offering more solutions than ever before to help companies protect their workforce, equipment and facilities .
  • With mechanical hazards typically occurring at points of operation and machine movement, safety solutions for equipment and facilities are vital components of an overall safety program protecting workers, machinery and buildings.
  • Allied's wide range of facility and machine safety products, including light curtains, emergency cut-offs, laser scanners, safety relays, light towers, disconnect switches and cable-pull switches, help minimize risk and maintain a safe mechanical environment.
  • Allied Electronics & Automation is a high-service distributor of automation and control, electronic, electrical, mechanical and maintenance products from more than 450 world-class suppliers.

Intertek Awarded Multi-Year Contract with NIOSH for Testing Post-Market N95 Respirators

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:15pm

Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce it has won a multi-year contract with the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for testing post-market N95 respirators.

Key Points: 
  • Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce it has won a multi-year contract with the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for testing post-market N95 respirators.
  • The three-year contract expands on NIOSHs existing agreement with Intertek to conduct precertification evaluations on new respirators.
  • N95 respirators reduce a wearers exposure to particles, filtering out at least 95 per cent of very small particles, including bacteria and viruses.
  • Intertek will conduct the precertification testing on post-market respirators, providing manufacturers with the necessary data for their NIOSH submission and approval.

Daylight Saving Time: Save Time for Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:39pm

Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 1 is the perfect time to install fresh batteries in your home's smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to protect your family from fire and CO dangers.

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  • Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 1 is the perfect time to install fresh batteries in your home's smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to protect your family from fire and CO dangers.
  • Remember: Smoke alarms should be placed on every level of the home, inside each bedroom and outside sleeping areas.
  • CO alarms should be placed on every level of the home and outside sleeping areas.
  • CPSC estimates there was an annual average of about 361,800 residential fires, resulting in about 2,290 deaths, and 10,410 injuries from 2015 through 2017.

Air Methods Announces New Utah Base in Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods , the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah.

Key Points: 
  • GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods , the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah.
  • Air Methods and AirLife Utah adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols that include full personal protective equipment (PPE) for crews and decontamination of the aircraft after every transport.
  • Air Methods ( www.airmethods.com ) is the leading air medical service, delivering lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year.
  • With nearly 40 years of air medical experience, Air Methods is the preferred partner for hospitals and one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services.

MozaicID Reader Meets Full Compliance with U.S. Coast Guard Reader Rule

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:38pm

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --MozaicID's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Mobile Biometric Reader fully complies with the U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule.

Key Points: 
  • CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --MozaicID's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Mobile Biometric Reader fully complies with the U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard TWIC Reader Rule December 31, 2020 enforcement date applies to facilities that receive vessels certificated to carry more than 1,000 passengers and vessels certificated to carry more than 1,000 passengers.
  • MozaicID's President of Product Development, Steve Bowen, designed the legacy MaxID unit and was awarded the previous U.S. Coast Guard Reader Contract in 2009.
  • MozaicID has developed groundbreaking, integrated security solutions, providing identity verifications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies.

American Police Officers Alliance Sponsors Back the Blue, Get Out the Vote Rallies to Promote Citizen Support of Law Enforcement

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:10pm

American Police Officers Alliance sponsored two 'Back the Blue' rallies in Albany, New York on August 3rd and October 10th, and a 'Back the Blue' rally in Hales Corner, Wisconsin on September 17th.

Key Points: 
  • American Police Officers Alliance sponsored two 'Back the Blue' rallies in Albany, New York on August 3rd and October 10th, and a 'Back the Blue' rally in Hales Corner, Wisconsin on September 17th.
  • Pro-police rallies have increased in popularity over the summer and fall as police officers face backlash from progressive politicians and activists.
  • American Police Officers Alliance paid for the food at the event, and after the event ended donated the remaining meals to a local police department.
  • American Police Officers Alliance is a nonprofit political organization, organized under Section 527 with the IRS.

Options Announce Strategic Partnership With Darktrace

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:29pm

Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, has today announced a strategic partnership with Darktrace, the worlds leading AI company for cyber defense.

Key Points: 
  • Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, has today announced a strategic partnership with Darktrace, the worlds leading AI company for cyber defense.
  • The partnership will enhance the firms data analytics and threat detection capabilities with the deployment of Darktraces Enterprise Immune System solution.
  • Darktrace will enhance security capabilities across Options most demanding and performance-sensitive operations, further bolstering the firms integrated, highly automated and intelligent security solution.
  • Options Chief Security Officer, John Gracey, commented, Options strives to blend security, compliance, best practice and state-of-the-art operations with the latest advances in cyber intelligence, corporate networks and data analytics systems.

MobileHelp® Introduces Its Next-Generation Fall Button®

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:47pm

To that end, the MobileHelp Fall Button provides an extra layer protection by removing the need for the user to act if an emergency takes place the device automatically sends an alarm.

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  • To that end, the MobileHelp Fall Button provides an extra layer protection by removing the need for the user to act if an emergency takes place the device automatically sends an alarm.
  • Patented Fall Detection and Easy Cancellation:The Fall Button features the company's patented fall detection technology along with a cancellation feature, so customer's can easily cancel a false alarm, should one occur.
  • Rechargeable:An industry first for the market, the Fall Button now offers consumers the ability to recharge the device.
  • As with all MobileHelp emergency button, the Fall Button works with each of its medical alert systems and will send a signal up to approximately 600 feet from the mobile device (for on-the-go use) and 1,400 feet from the company's base station (in the home).

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:40pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.

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  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.
  • Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
  • CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Spike Electric Controls Is Now the Sole Certified Eaton IECEx Certified Assembly Partner in North America for ECP Enclosure Motor Control Electrical Apparatus

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 5:00pm

What this offers to the industrial electrical market is a business model that has never been created before.

Key Points: 
  • What this offers to the industrial electrical market is a business model that has never been created before.
  • Offers substantial value creation potential within Spike, including growth opportunities to be leveraged from coupling Eaton Crouse-Hinds enclosures & other hazardous location products.
  • Drilling and tapping Crouse-Hinds ECP & EJB custom control panels for ATEX, IECEx, UL, & C-UL must be done by competent personnel.
  • Spike engineering team has been fully trained on how to design these hazardous location motor control solutions.