Wind Industry Embraces Robots to Boost Safety, Cut Costs

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Wind Industry Embraces Robots to Boost Safety, Cut Costs

Blades are now being inspected externally by drones and internally by crawlers. An $8 million cash injection for a little-known startup this month highlighted the growing importance of robotics in wind turbine operations and maintenance. Ann Arbor, Michigan-based SkySpecs, which makes drone systems for wind farm inspections, gained the funding through a Series B financing […]

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4 Food Safety Issues to Watch in 2018

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4 Food Safety Issues to Watch in 2018

Three days before 2018 arrived, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they were investigating a foodborne E. coli outbreak that ultimately resulted in one death and sickened at least 25 people in 15 states. „Leafy greens” were identified as the likely source, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to work with state and local […]

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Drumul catre caracter – David Brooks

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Drumul catre caracter – David Brooks

Daca ar fi sa alegi intre a te prezenta ca fiind o persoana altruista, generoasa si modesta, si o persoana puternica, capabila sa ia decizii rapid si sigura pe ea, ce ai alege? Cel mai probabil nu ne gandim la aceste alegeri in viata noastra de zi cu zi. David Brooks insa, animat de un […]

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Matterhorn – muntele simbol

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Matterhorn – muntele simbol

Situat langa Zermatt, la granita dintre Italia si in Alpii, Matterhorn (Cervino – pentru italieni) aflat la 4.478 m este unul dintre cei mai vestiti si deosebiti munti din lume. Acest lucru ce se datoreaza atat formei sale de piramida perfecta cat si faptului ca e cel mai dificil, mai greu si periculos varf de cucerit din Europa si pe […]

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New Industry Study Targets Intersection of Technology and Safety

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New Industry Study Targets Intersection of Technology and Safety

A new industry study says the same technologies that contribute to more efficient construction projects are helping to make jobsites safer. The use of drones, virtual reality and wearable devices are poised to join building information modeling, cameras and other project-management tools in shaping safety planning and training. For example, nearly 70% of contractors using […]

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SkyFire Consulting is helping firefighters use drones to save lives

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SkyFire Consulting is helping firefighters use drones to save lives

Determined to improve public safety, SkyFire Consulting works with police and fire departments to implement the use of drones in varying aspects of their efforts. SkyFire’s work is mainly done behind the scenes as it aids Federal Aviation Administration training and certification for public safety departments. “We help [public safety organizations] identify their use cases, their missions, and […]

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Need help? ZTE’s safety wearable contacts first responders with touch of a button

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Need help? ZTE’s safety wearable contacts first responders with touch of a button

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE is partnering up with Qualcomm and Wearsafe to create a new personal safety wearable, the companies announced at CES. ZTE describes the device as “a discrete wearable device that is designed to connect the consumer to third parties such as first responders, monitoring companies, and family almost instantly through the push of a button.” There’s no device […]

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Top health and safety trends for 2018

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Top health and safety trends for 2018

New designation, management systems make the list. Looking ahead to 2018, there are some interesting things happening in health and safety: New designation on the horizon In 2017, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) rolled out changes coming to the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) requirements. This was part of the implementation of […]

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