Chartwells Higher Education Shares Four Safety Technologies Protecting Students

Updates to retail operations and digital offerings help students adjust to new normal on campus

Recognized leader in contract food service management Chartwells Higher Education today announced four safety technologies it has implemented on campuses across the country. While student well-being is always a top priority, the COVID-19 pandemic has required additional solutions to help students returning to college adjust to the new normal of social distancing and contactless pickup.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our services for our guests and this year, it’s no surprise that safety was the priority. Even with the changes we made, we didn’t want to sacrifice innovation,” said Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education. “Our dining facilities and food service offerings are an integral part of the college campus community, and we’re committed to making it a safe experience for our guests.”

The following are four examples of safety technologies

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Scott Fire Department still working to educate kids on fire safety despite COVID-19 challenges

SCOTT, La. (KLFY) — COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, but the Scott Fire Department isn’t letting the disease stop them from educating kids on fire safety.

“Fires start in seconds, spread in minutes, only giving residents on average three to five minutes to safely escape,” said Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier. “Educating young children on fire and fire related hazards is a vital part of any successful fire prevention program.”

Sonnier said as a result of cooking being the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10) is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”

The department has come up with a new contact-less curriculum that will allow them to educate students in a virtual manner:

  • A fire safety video utilizing Sparky the Fire Dog will be created on our YouTube channel.
  • The
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Massive study of video games for learning offers good news about the future of safety education

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Video games are often advocated as educational tools that can increase students’ knowledge through entertainment. However, published studies about the effectiveness of video games in education and training are limited in both the number and diversity of participants, lacking the robust evidence that needs a very large, varied, worldwide sample.


Such evidence is now offered by the first massive study of games for learning, according to a research paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. The study involved more than 400,000 players worldwide speaking more than 40 different languages. It focused on a notoriously difficult educational goal, that is teaching the general public about the safety procedures that must be followed during aircraft emergencies. A major unresolved issue in aviation safety is indeed lack of passengers’ attention to as well as understanding of the pre-flight briefings and safety cards given by

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Union Pacific Teams with Safe Kids Worldwide and Chuggington to Educate Families During National Rail Safety Week

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Every five days a child dies as a result of a train collision, and approximately every three hours a vehicle or pedestrian is struck on the tracks. Union Pacific is collaborating with two national partners – Safe Kids Worldwide and Herschend Entertainment Studios (HES), the franchise owner of preschool TV series Chuggington – to help families understand the potentially devastating impact of distracted and risky behavior during National Rail Safety Week, Sept. 21-27.

“Nearly all rail-related fatalities and injuries are preventable,” said Erin Batt, Union Pacific’s chief safety officer. “Our goal this week is to remind communities to stay alert around railroad tracks and avoid distractions, such as texting or talking on the phone.”

In partnership

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Safety tips on virtual learning from a cyber security expert

Safety tips for virtual learning from a cyber security expert


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JENNIFER: AS STUDENTS CONTINUE VIRTUALLY LEARNING, YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CYBER SECURITY. KIDS CAN BECOME EASY TARGETS FOR HACKERS. JOINING US WITH TIPS ON HOW TO STAY SAFE, CYBER SECURITY EXPERT GREG STEWART. GOOD MORNING. SO NICE TO SEE YOU. >> GOOD MORNING, JEN. GOOD TO SEE YOU. >> OH, SO YOU HAVE TIPS FOR EVERYONE TO STAY SAFE. WHAT WOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE TO THINK TO START WITH? >> I WOULD START WITH A LOT OF THE SCHOOLS PROVIDE DEVICES TO THE STUDENTS, AND WE SUPPORT SOME OF THOSE SCHOOLS. SO THE FIRST THING IS START WITH WHAT THE SCHOOL TELLS YOU TO DO WITH THE DEVICE. THAT’S NUMBER ON IF YOU USE YOUR OWN PERSONAL DEVICE, NOT PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP

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