Lithium-Ion Batteries: Costs Down, Benefits Up [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:01:31 +0000

The price of lithium-ion batteries has plummeted over the past decade. Battery pack prices averaged $1,160 per kWh in 2010, according to BloombergNEF, but they dropped to $176 per kWh last year, and experts suggest they could be less than $100 by 2024. Tony Cooper, general manager of Green Cubes Technology’s Motive division, was a […]

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TRITON/TRISIS Cyberattacker Has a New Target: Power Sector

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:12:51 +0000

XENOTIME, a cyberthreat activity group thought responsible for TRISIS/TRITON malware attacks on safety instrumented systems (SIS) at an oil and gas Middle Eastern facility in 2017, has been probing power company networks in the U.S. and elsewhere, new intelligence from industrial control systems (ICS) security firm Dragos shows.  “In February 2019, Dragos identified a change in […]

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The Future Direction of Respiratory Protection

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:00:22 +0000

An estimated 5 million U.S. workers wear respirators. Employers are required to provide National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators using a written respiratory protection program enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Design and manufacturing focus on fit, comfort, and ease of use across product lines incorporating advanced technologies, such […]

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Safety a Major Focus of CTOTF Conference

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 15:49:27 +0000

Marc Yeston kicked off the Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum (CTOTF) spring conference on April 29 in St. Augustine, Florida, with a keynote presentation focused on safety, and how power plant managers and supervisors can improve safety programs. Yeston (Figure 1) has worked as a flight paramedic, a federal and state law enforcement officer, a […]

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Dole to inspect 2 companies for quake safety protocol violation

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:36:19 +0000

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) will inspect next week at least two companies that allegedly failed to follow safety protocols

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DND on Zamboanga travel warning: Duterte looking out for tourists’ safety

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:26:11 +0000

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s travel warning in Zamboanga was only meant as his “way of looking out for the safety of tourists visiting the Philippines.”

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Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2019 03:31:40 +0000

Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died

Fisher-Price recalled nearly five million infant sleepers on Friday after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period.

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LIST: PNP’s summer vacation safety tips

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:16:09 +0000

LIST: PNP’s summer vacation safety tips

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) urged the public on Wednesday to be mindful of travel safety tips as they kickstart their summer vacation in the provinces and tourist destinations.

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Flexible Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Ramps Up

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A widespread misconception persists that nuclear plants can only function as inflexible baseload sources of power—and it’s hurting prospects for the nuclear sector’s role in the world’s future power

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