Field ID at TechAdvantage 2014!

By Jesse Kohl on March 4th, 2014 @ 9:23 am
Field ID at TechAdvantage

Field ID safety solutions expert Alex Lea, ready for the show!

TechAdvantage 2014 is underway this week, and Field ID is extremely excited to be part of it!

TechAdvantage is at the forefront of innovation, delivering critical technologies that are transforming the world of engineering, information technology, energy services, operations, supply management and business. The largest event of its kind for electric and energy cooperative professionals, it’s four days of leading-edge strategies and best practices created to share and demonstrate advantages in science, technology and other industry areas that will benefit Co-op Nation well into the 21st century.

We’re at booth #760, and we’ll be handing out Field ID branded smartphone cases and hosting a random giveaway for a Google Nexus 7 tablet. If you or someone you know is in the Nashville, Tennessee area, drop by the Field ID booth and we’ll hook you up with a pretty sweet smartphone case!

The most-read Modern Safety blog posts of the year

By Jesse Kohl on December 31st, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

2013 Modern SafetyWhat a ride. This was a year of change for all of us here at Field ID and Modern Safety. Looking back, it’s hard to believe how much we’ve accomplished and all that our team has been through together in the last 12 months. And reading over our most popular blog posts is a humbling yet rewarding experience for us, so we just had to pull a list and close out the year with a bit of a Modern Safety review.

If you take a glance at last year’s most-read Modern Safety blog posts, you’ll notice this year we’ve tried to keep a steady stream of helpful blog posts and how to’s mixed in with interesting news from the safety and technology spaces. We have always heard many questions from safety professionals who need simple advice on things like devices, safety best practices and other challenges that come with effective safety management. In 2013, we truly wanted to step up and provide some answers through Modern Safety. From the list below, it seems this approach was appreciated… or at least well-read.

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5 great gift ideas for safety professionals

By Alina Libkind on December 19th, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

safety professionalsIt’s that time of the year when we all stock up with gifts and treats for the important people in our lives. Finding that perfect gift for everyone on the list can be tricky. However if it’s a safety professional, we’re here to help!

Here’s a handful of ideas for you to consider: 

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A collaborative effort to improve mining safety

By Alina Libkind on December 13th, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

mining safetyJust in time for the holidays, a gift of safety is the best one can get.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour, MINES Committee, the United Steelworkers and the Ontario Mining Association, collaborated to develop the process for a comprehensive review of mines across Ontario to ensure health and safety of workers, according to Canadian Occupational Safety

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Fire safety in the longest tunnel on Earth

By Alina Libkind on December 12th, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

fire safetyThe world’s longest tunnel under the Swiss Alps is set to open for public in 2016. Gotthard Base Tunnel will allow 200 to 250 trains per day moving with the speed of up to 250km/h. According to BBC, it’s expected to revolutionize transport across Europe, providing a high-speed link connecting all corners of the continent.

With the tunnels and shafts extending 151.84 km long, the question of safety comes to mind first. However, the tunnel is equipped with a number of outstanding safety features… 

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Mining safety…for tourists?

By Alina Libkind on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

mining safetyIs there a better way to learn about mining safety than to make it fun?

Mining is actually full of adventure and beauty when you think about it. Now everyone will have a chance to witness the amazing world of mining. Last month, an underground museum, Strataca, located in the abandoned tunnels of an active salt mine in central Kansas, unveiled a new attraction called the Salt Safari bringing visitors through a 3-hour-long sub-surface hike.

For safety, and of course for experience, Strataca’s visitors are required to wear hard hats and self-rescuer devices – breathing apparatuses used by miners in emergencies. 

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Aviation and aerospace industry to transform animal tracking

By Alina Libkind on December 9th, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

Asian ElephantMany safety professionals are familiar with using technology for safety tracking. Last week witnessed the beginning of an amazing collaboration that takes the use of technology for tracking to a new level.

Aviation and aerospace industry, Pennsylvania State University, Intel and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) joined forces in worldwide conservation efforts. The partnership named Partners in the Sky aims to help track the movement of thousands of animals globally with the help of technology used by aviation and aerospace companies. This includes satellite navigation, communication, and surveillance, and high-fidelity tracking.

This effort will transform animal tracking, according to SCBI. Unlocking the mysteries of animal movement through precision, near real-time tracking can solve major conservation challenges and transform wildlife science worldwide. 

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