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EESF Holds Virtual AGM

EESF Holds Virtual AGM

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) held its annual general meeting (AGM) virtually on March 25, with approximately 15 in attendance. As attendees watched a PowerPoint presentation, Executive Director Shawn Cowden and Program Director Laurie Dueitt provided updates on various programs, sharing that visits to the “Safe-T-Riders” website for children increased in 2020, with 214,000…

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Hitachi Elevator (China) Hosts VT Safety Events for Children

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

To recognize Public Health Safety and Education Day for Primary and Secondary School Students on March 29, Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd., held 25 vertical-transportation (VT) educational events in nine cities across China. Led by Hitachi Elevator volunteers, junior safety officers shared information with classmates about the safe use of elevators and escalators, as well…

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Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

By Elevator World | April 7, 2021

Emergency responders were called to cut a woman free after she became trapped on an escalator on the Gold Coast in Australia, 9 News reported on April 6. The woman reportedly slipped while riding the escalator, and her top then becoming stuck on the standing grill. She was taken to a hospital after the ordeal.   She was…

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NAEC Names Global Education/Safety and Development Heads

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) recently named David Smarte global education and safety officer and Shannon Bates national development officer. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, Smarte has served NAEC as a board member and chair of the Education and Safety committees. He is the 2016 recipient of the William C. Sturgeon…

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Keeping Elevators Safe From Infections

Keeping Elevators Safe From Infections

By Dr. Michael Davies | April 1, 2021

Assessing the risks of picking up COVID-19 or other viruses or bacteria in a cab and how to reduce infection risk

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