The HoistCam Solution: Visualizing Safety

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Christopher G. Machut, the Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Netarus, LLC, a Norfolk, Virginia-based company joins Enterprise Radio. Netarus manufactures and sells industrial-grade video monitoring solutions which improve employee productivity and workplace safety in the construction, industrial, marine and transportation industries. Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Christopher G. Machut discuss the following: For the benefit of our listeners, please tell us … Read More

$99 Million Awarded by Jury to Widows of Ironworkers Killed in Crane Crash at Miller Park

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The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ® have achieved high honors and recognition by the most significant organizations in the country. We highlight their work on behalf of construction safety, as the Big Blue crane accident was then–and is now–a case study in the need for greater visual safety tools. By way of brief background, in 1999 three … Read More

Adopting New Standards of Safety

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  The duty of insurers is not to deny the need for new standards but to dedicate themselves to standardizing new—and superior—levels of safety. Why should they insist on doing otherwise, when the technology exists to heighten safety and lower costs; when the cost of doing business as usual looks safe but is far more dangerous than it appears to … Read More

Ensuring Safety by Insuring the Technology of a Safe Work Environment

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Beware of those who seek to revise history by erasing or rewriting it altogether. This rule applies to the study of history, as well as the history of a subject such as consumer or construction safety. Indeed, for all the safety features that are now standard features in automobiles, from airbags and anti-lock brakes to seatbelts and side impact beams: If we … Read More

September 26 is Situational Awareness Day

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Every year, September 26th is Situational Awareness Day.  On this day, we are all encouraged to focus on our own personal safety and for those around us.  Situational awareness can be thought of as being mindful of our surroundings and those that are around us. In turn, increasing our situational awareness helps us make better and more informed decisions in virtually … Read More