Across The Wire

  1. Cintas Ignites Fire Extinguisher Education In October
    10/1/2019

    In 2017, approximately 120,000 non-residential fires in the U.S. caused $2.8B worth of property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

  2. MSA G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Certified As Compliant With New NFPA Performance Standards; Company To Begin Shipping Immediately
    9/30/2019

    MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that its next generation G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) has received U.S. government approval from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and certification from the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) as compliant to the 2018 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 1981 performance standards.

  3. AeroDefense Receives SAFETY Act Designation From Department Of Homeland Security
    9/24/2019

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently named AeroDefense’s AirWarden™ Drone Defense technology the recipient of the Developmental Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) Designation under their SAFETY Act (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002). U.S. Congress created the SAFETY Act in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks to encourage the creation and use of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies (QATTs) and provide sellers of these products and services liability protections. The

  4. Everbridge Expands Its Wearable Device Ecosystem And Strategy For Employee Safety
    9/9/2019

    Everbridge, Inc., the global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, recently announced a partnership with RiskBand, a leading provider of wearable, live-monitored safety devices for organizations and their workers.

  5. Panasonic Unveils TOUGHBOOK 55 Mobile Computer With Customer-Driven Modular Design
    9/9/2019

    Panasonic is pleased to introduce a worker’s best friend: the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 55 mobile computer.

  6. Introducing ToProovIt™ - A New Mobile App Designed To Help People Easily And Effectively Document Harassment, Discrimination And More With Cloud-Based Storage And Time-stamped Reports
    8/28/2019

    ToProovIt™ is a new mobile app that allows users to document instances of unlawful treatment at work and elsewhere through the use of event entries, voice memos, photos and screen captures of emails and texts.

  7. GoatThroat Pumps Strives To Keep Farm Workers Healthy And Safe While Handling Hazardous Chemicals
    8/28/2019

    There are some occupations that are known to be high-risk with potentially life-threatening conditions, such as firefighters and police officers; while other jobs may seem safe, but can still pose health risks if workers are exposed to hazardous materials.

  8. Fire Safety Systems Makes Second Investment
    8/27/2019

    Fire Safety Systems, Inc. ("Fire Safety Systems"), has made an investment in Jacksonville-based Aegis Fire & Integrated Services ("Aegis"), a provider of fire extinguisher, sprinkler and alarm systems. No financial terms were disclosed. This is the second investment for Fire Safety Systems in the last 10 months. Fire Safety Systems investments currently include Aegis and Pro-Tec Fire Protection.

  9. Index AR Solutions And MidAmerican Energy Company Partner On Mobile App To Simplify Source-Transfer Switch Operations For Electrical Utilities
    8/26/2019

    Index AR Solutions recently announced it has partnered with MidAmerican Energy Company on an augmented reality (AR)-enabled mobile application that helps workers complete source-transfer controller operation, troubleshooting and start-up tasks with greater safety, speed and confidence.

  10. 70% Of Occupational Violence Occurs In Healthcare Industry, New Study Finds Majority Of Healthcare Workers Lack Necessary Training To Prevent Workplace Violence
    8/22/2019

    Crisis Prevention Institute Inc. (CPI), the leading international workplace violence prevention trainer, recently announced findings from a recent study that identified an unmet need for crisis training in healthcare among those who experience direct patient contact.