The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code® Handbook is now available! Take a look at the brief walk-through in this December 2016 NFPA video, which highlights the new features of this edition.
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For the first time, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and holograms were used in 2016 to help fight wildfires. Flight operators manipulated holographic tactical maps of ScanEagles, helicopters, and firefighters to direct resources to where they were most needed. With Inexa Control software, the Boeing engineers hope to use mixed reality technology to one day control an entire fleet of UAVs for commercial use. Learn more about Boeing Innovations at http://www.boeing.com/innovation/.
MSA customers experienced a whole new safety training experience in 2016. http://us.msasafety.com/training
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Learn from this 2017 SAIF Corporation video about seven common problem areas around the shop and what you can do to improve safety for you and your employees. Find more safety and health resources at http://saif.com/safetyandhealth.html.
WSDOT will build the state's first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Interstate 5 and State Route 510 in Lacey. DDIs are a proven way to move more people and reduce the potential for collisions by reducing conflict points. This project is scheduled to begin in the 2018 construction season.
Nine in ten people breathe air that is not safe. Air pollution is an invisible killer that we may face on a simple walk home or even in our homes. In this 2017 video, the World Health Organization says, Help breathe life back into our cities and take action to protect our health and climate at http://BreatheLife2030.org.
Every year in Northwest Arkansas people burn down their house because they fry their turkey incorrectly. SPSTV shows you what happens when you drop a frozen turkey into a fryer.... Turkey go boom!
In this 2016 Industrial Scientific video, Scott Jubeck provides an overview of the company's wireless offerings, including iAssign technology and LENS Wireless for Ventis Pro Series Portable Gas Monitors and Radius BZ1 Area Monitors.
OSHA and MSHA, while regulate the occupational health testing procedures in the United States, use the ATS/ETS standards. Spirometers need to have real-time displays that meet minimum specifications for size and resolution, as well as scale for hard-copy output. This 2016 video reviews the specifications and illustrates how the Benson Medical CCS-200 Plus Spirometer meets them.
This September 2016 video from the National Association of Tower Erectors is part of the association's popular Climber Connection campaign. The video highlights practical safety tips for conducting elevated work at night and includes insightful testimonial footage from a tower climber discussing the extra steps and precautionary measures that must be incorporated at the tower-site when working in the dark. "In the communications tower industry, performing work at night is often required by our customers, and the safety recommendations offered in this video can help all tower climbers perform night-time work in a safe and efficient manner," said Clayton Armstrong, a Top Hand with Tri State Tower in Marion, Iowa. "As pointed out in the video, fatigue can play a big factor and it is extremely important to have an increased level of communication between the ground and the tower. This video should be required viewing by all who work in our industry," added Armstrong.
The Climber Connection campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the association's message directly to the industry's elevated workforce. A central element of the campaign is the official release of twelve Climber Connection safety videos, each focused on a unique safety topic or issue involving working at heights.