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Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #380 – Week 11/19/14

Audio Podcast: Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #380 – Week 11/19/14

ers-trkyWinter has come with a vengeance and I’m already looking forward to this weekend where temps are predicted to be in the upper 40’s, what’s wrong with me. For our listeners in NY or just East of Buffalo I’m glad that the snow you’re getting isn’t falling on Chicago.  Short show today but a couple of articles are filled with stupidness, yes I know that’s not a real word but I feel it fits the context of what I’m going to cover today. Next week there will be no show. I’m headed to the snow frozen Northwoods of Wisconsin with my family and plan on enjoying it. From my family to yours, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Be back with a new show the first week of December. Oh and one more thing, if you’re looking for a new sweatshirt, consider this one. I know it’s a bit much for a sweatshirt but I make no money on any of the items over on our goodies store. Everything is marked up $5 if you can believe it and that same $5 goes back to the EESF. It’s a win win for everyone; they get $5, you have cool gear your coworkers will wish they had.


News/Article Links:
Adopting Building Transportation Codes
Mass. falling short on elevator safety
Grant to cover $200,000 in upgrades
Deciphering a 3D Edge Fault
Elevator contract OK’d
Seven injured in elevator accident in Turkey
Commuters’ anger over week of escalator repair chaos – Really?
Escalator Gitches at Fulton Subway
How about light curtains for animal doors at zoos?
People in stalled elevator sing to Aerosmith to stay calm
County turns down funding requests for elevator
EW Unplugged: Elevatorpedia
Swedish social experiment captures reaction to abuse
Philly elevators help with access
Chicago Elevator Association Holiday Party Set

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Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #378 – Week 11/5/14

Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #378 – Week 11/5/14

20930It’s November everyone and that means it’s the month we celebrate Thanksgiving as well as National Elevator Escalator Safety week which is next week. Download the information packets from the EESF, partake in the workplace campaign and spread the word about safety. Also Chicago was in the news this past week after it was discovered how much money was being lost because of elevators that were not inspected. Here’s an idea, perhaps adding more inspectors and raising inspection fees and investing in some software to make it easier for the inspectors might be the answer.

News/Article Links:
Majority of required elevator inspections not done in Chicago
Software to make the paperwork side of inspections makes life easier
Disabled man falls to death at NY mall on escalator
Batavia Downs adds escalators
One day in an elevator with the President
Minton elevator still damaged after flood
Guard fired after Obama visit
25 face trial over Turkey elevator death
EESF Launches Program Rebranding Campaign
Escalator breakdowns add to SkyTrain woes
Oh boy, elevator inspection I-Team Investigative Report
Call for papers for the Lift Symposium
Escalator accident cause of death found, scarf

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EESF Launches Re-branding Campaign for Safe-T Rider Program

11-4-14-1A significant gift of $10,000 has been made by Ricia Hendrick in memory of her father, William C. Sturgeon, to support the re-branding campaign for the Safe-T Rider program. Listen to the interview with Nikole Layton and Tom Sybert.

Last month, EESF announced that the cornerstone education program, Safe-T Rider, that teaches children to ride elevators, escalators and moving walks safely, would be re-branded and debuted in Fall 2015. The project will include the design of a new character or characters, enhancement of the print and Internet-accessible materials and the addition of educational apps. This is a very exciting change for the Foundation, and we are looking forward to seeing how the new program will develop!

The total cost of the new program design will be $150,000. Years ago, a fund was established for the Foundation by Mr. Sturgeon, a leading pioneer in our industry, specifically for the development of new programs and the modernization of existing ones. The only stipulation is that matching funds must be raised for any amount released. For this campaign, $75,000 has been released from the fund and EESF is working to raise the additional $75,000 to begin our project.

We need your help to make this happen. Every dollar gets us closer to the $75,000 goal! To make a donation or for more information contact Nikole Gore-Layton, nikole@eesf.org or 251-479-2199.

Ricia Hendrick, in memory of William C. Sturgeon
C.J. Anderson & Company
Elevator Association of Florida
Will Layton, in honor of all the kids educated by the EESF

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