APS offers summer energy savings tips

(Arizona Public Service News Release)

The first day of summer is June 21, but the temperatures the last few days tell us summer already is here. Arizonans are experiencing extreme heat, and the forecast suggests we will top 110 degrees all this week.

When temperatures climb to triple digits, customers turn to their air conditioners to keep their homes and businesses cool. In fact, cooling accounts for 40% of the energy consumption in the average Arizona home. Arizona Public Service (APS) offers a few Continue reading

If You’re Driving, Don’t Touch That High-tech Console, Mobile Device

High technology is woven inextricably into our daily lives, but at times it may pose a more dangerous risk than we can imagine. Take today’s newer model automobiles; they are packed with electronic screens for parking, using GPS, watching video, listening to satellite radio stations or talking with others – all at the touch of a driver’s fingertips. Continue reading

Mitigating risks through assessment

One way companies may figure out whether they’re doing their best to mitigate risks and provide quality worker safety is with a process that EHS Today calls looking for the “true north.” This means looking at two different sets of statistics: leading indicators and lagging indicators. Leading indicators present facts about what a company now is doing to prevent risk, while lagging indicators show how well a company has succeeded in its plans, and whether the plans are good ones. Continue reading