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Nominations Open for 2019 Excellence in Safety Award

By Reyna Clow on December 9, 2019

In recognition of innovation, dedication and best practices, we are now accepting nominations for the ninth annual Excellence in Safety Award. Recognizing the outstanding achievements of safety professionals each year, the Excellence in Safety Award honors those who educate, support, and take action to improve safety on and off the worksite.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, Safety Culture, Leadership, Excellence in Safety Award

Engineering Spotlight - Functional Safety at PRECO Electronics

Functional Safety

The goal of functional safety is to ensure that organizations provide dependable products to external customers.

As PRECO’s solutions have grown, our products have also begun the testing process with non-automotive applications. Increasingly collaborating with the automotive industry and developing products for fully autonomous automotive vehicle applications. A trend that further emphasizes the need for increased safety oversight described as Functional Safety[i]

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Topics: Insider, Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, Engineering

How Perceptive Are We Really?

By Leslie Miiller on November 6, 2019

In Part 1: An Increasingly Distracted World, you were asked to confront your ‘familiarity’ with your environments. A familiarity may cause any one of us to relax and lower our defenses while working with or around heavy-duty machinery. Reflecting on these three questions can help peel back the layers:

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Topics: Worksite Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

An Increasingly Distracted World

By Davis Hague on August 22, 2019

Sharing the roadways with buses, delivery trucks, large commercial vehicles, and more are members of the traveling public as they go about their daily routines. Regardless of the mode of transportation, being safe on the road is a responsibility shared by all.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Safety Awareness

Adopting a Growth Mindset - Battling Leadership Hesitation toward Safety Technology

By Ed Renna on August 5, 2019

From a cost versus benefit perspective, it is understood that value must justify the cost for leadership buy-in. These decisions are made regardless of the underlying motivation, which has consistently caused a disconnect between the safety technology industry and adoption.

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Topics: ROI, Safety Awareness, Leadership

What’s the Difference Between RFID and RADAR Technology?

By Aaron Benick on July 29, 2019

In previous posts, we’ve looked at the difference between RADAR and LiDAR, and between RADAR and ultrasonic sensors. While there are significant differences between these three types of sensors, they have one thing in common: They are all used to increase safety by identifying and locating both still and moving obstacles relative to the path of a vehicle. RADAR sensors do this by emitting radio waves. LiDAR uses high frequency laser light. Ultrasonic sensors emit high-pitched sound waves.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Radar Technology

What’s the Difference Between RADAR Sensors and Ultrasonic Sensors?

By Nate Jensen on July 18, 2019

Developing smart vehicles requires a tradeoff: As the vehicle gets more intelligent, it also gets more complex. You can look no further than the number and kinds of sensors newer vehicles now come equipped with to appreciate just how complex. These vehicles that once started as little more than an engine, four wheels, and some brakes have become highly sophisticated computers on wheels.

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Topics: Safety Technology

Are Safety Technologies Giving Drivers the Wrong Idea?

By Nick Yates on July 2, 2019

Each day safety technologies enter the innovative race to bring on-and off-road industries the safety solutions of the future. The public is invested in safety and companies flourish when they follow best safety practices. People want to know what accounts for good safety technology and how it’s implemented to promote efficiency. Despite this strong interest in safety technology, drivers are hesitant to adopt solutions that monitor their actions or take control of operations at any level.

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Topics: Advanced Driver Assistance System, Safety Culture, Leadership

WasteExpo 2019: Building a Safe Operational Culture for the Industry

By Reyna Clow on May 14, 2019

As North America's largest solid waste, recycling, organics, and sustainability tradeshow, WasteExpo 2019, held in Las Vegas, Nevada was the place to address and tackle the challenges faced by waste and recycling industries today. Sharing breakthroughs, innovations and business ideas, 14,000+ participants, 609 exhibitors, and over 1,400 international attendees participated in networking and more than 60 interactive programs and educational sessions at the event, May 6 – 9th.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, Waste Safety, PreView Radar

bauma 2019 Wrap-Up

By Reyna Clow on April 29, 2019

Serving an industry in constant motion, bauma has progressively positioning itself to serve one paramount goal: to stay focused on the challenges to come. Considered by many to be the ‘heartbeat’ of the construction industry and the ‘global driving force behind innovations, a success engine, and marketplace,’ it is no surprise that bauma has been named the world’s leading construction machinery and mining industry trade fair. With 3,700 exhibitors and nearly 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, bauma 2019 was the largest in the history of the show.

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Topics: PRECO Electronics, BAUMA, Heavy-Duty Safety

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PRECO Electronics is a global technology provider that improves safety for operators, worksites, and the public. The effectiveness of our object detection radar systems is unmatched in heavy duty vehicle industries.

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