Network Rail to use drones for safety purposes

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Network Rail to use drones for safety purposes

UK infrastructure manager Network Rail has carried out the first drone survey on England’s south western rail route in a bid to combat track trespassers. The drone, which made its first flight near Bournemouth on Friday, was used to record a trespass hotspot, and send images of illegal activities to the British Transport Police. It […]

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Technology as a means to improve safety, retention

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Technology as a means to improve safety, retention

Technology and transportation companies have not always been the best of friends. The time has arrived, however, when the cold abstraction of technology meets the warm and fuzzy human element. Or at least the possibilities abound for those who have the foresight. Companies like Uber Freight and Convoy and CargoChief and FreightFriend are invested in driver […]

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Strava Launches New Safety Package With Real-Time Run Tracking

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Strava Launches New Safety Package With Real-Time Run Tracking

Today, the fitness tracking giant Strava released its newest membership service that includes three new packages—one of which is solely dedicated to safety. The Safety Package arrives with Strava’s new membership service, Summit, which will replace Strava Premium (Current Premium members will not lose access to their advanced features). One of the main features of the […]

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Tech Trends

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Tech Trends

Hybrid separation system removes ultrafine solids Halliburton has released its BaraOmni hybrid separation system, a separation technology that effectively removes ultrafine low gravity solids (LGS), resulting in better performing, longer lasting fluid systems to help operators significantly reduce costs, according to a company press release. The hybrid separation system features advanced capabilities to remove ultrafine […]

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Singapore Food Agency to begin food safety oversight in 2019

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Singapore Food Agency to begin food safety oversight in 2019

A new agency has been created in Singapore to oversee food safety beginning in April next year. The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR). It will bring together food-related functions currently handled by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the National Environment Agency (NEA) […]

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Ensuring medical device safety through design

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Ensuring medical device safety through design

Wireless medical devices that fail to function as intended can cause harm to patients whose lives depend on them. Do you know the elements to consider in the design of a device, especially a life-critical medical device? – By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry and Solutions Lead, Keysight Technologies. Imagine recalling the medical device you designed […]

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Health and safety software a ‘utility belt’ for farmers

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Health and safety software a ‘utility belt’ for farmers

Like many great ideas, Zero Harm Farm started over a beer. The Queenstown-based start-up had its origins in November 2015, when co-founders Mark Orr and Ross Copland were discussing the then forthcoming new health and safety legislation. Both were from farming backgrounds and knew „paper and farming don’t mix”. „Farmers hate paper,” Mr Orr said. […]

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Human factors in offshore oil safety book released

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Human factors in offshore oil safety book released

The National Academies Press (NAP) has released its latest book to follow up on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill entitled, “The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry: Proceedings of a Workshop.” Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill, efforts to improve safety in the offshore oil industry have resulted in the adoption of new technological […]

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Terrafugia’s flying car sets 2019 debut with tech upgrade

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Terrafugia’s flying car sets 2019 debut with tech upgrade

Flying car company Terrafugia insists it’ll launch its first production vehicles in 2019, revealing the latest version of the Transition two-seater this week. Able to convert between a road-going vehicle and a plane, the Transition is getting a cabin upgrade along with a tweaked powertrain, Terrafugia says. Propulsion is now courtesy of a hybrid-electric motor, […]

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