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When should you implement a personal protective equipment (PPE) policy? - HRinfodesk (subscription)


When should you implement a personal protective equipment (PPE) policy?
HRinfodesk (subscription)
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is equipment worn by a worker to minimize exposure to specific occupational hazards, i.e., respirators, gloves, aprons, fall protection, and full body suits, as well as head, eye and foot protection. However, it is ...

Personal protective equipment training available for first responders - BioPrepWatch


Personal protective equipment training available for first responders
BioPrepWatch
Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP The Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama is offering a course that teaches proper personal protective measures to first responders when dealing with dangerous biological material. The one-day, eight-hour ...

DLA Troop Support sends personal protective equipment to Liberia - DVIDS (press release) (registration)


DLA Troop Support sends personal protective equipment to Liberia
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Maj. John Dills (left), the 36th Engineer Brigade chief of current operations, helps zip and close Sgt. 1st Class Venrick James' (right), a 36th Engineer Brigade Soldier, Tyvek protective suit around his M40 protective mask during training inside the ...

ECRI Institute Creates Ebola Price Index for Personal Protective Equipment ... - Crowdsourcing.org


ECRI Institute Creates Ebola Price Index for Personal Protective Equipment ...
Crowdsourcing.org
... Personal Protective Equipment; Asks... -- PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-US… http://www.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=ECRI+Institute+Creates+Ebola+Price+Index+for+Personal+Protective+Equipment%3B+Asks..

ECRI Creates Ebola Price Index for PPE, Asks Hospitals to Engage in ... - Infection Control Today


ECRI Creates Ebola Price Index for PPE, Asks Hospitals to Engage in ...
Infection Control Today
The ECRI Institute Ebola PPE Price Index, a central feature of the site, is a benchmark database of prices paid for personal protective equipment (PPE). The Index includes PPE products in nine key categories with manufacturer make and model, and low, ...

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Safe Operation of Chainsaws

Chainsaws are dangerous tools, leading to 36,000 injuries each year.

But knowledge of personal protective equipment and safety procedures can prevent accidents.  

This safety-video-chainsaws walks you through the steps for operating chainsaws safely.

Posted by Bethany Carpenter on November 25, 2014 at 12:11pm

Hearts and Minds in winning the Battle for Safety Engagement.

 

Occupational Health and…

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Posted by Wayne Harris on November 25, 2014 at 1:21am

How much does poor safety communication cost organisations?

According to a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications, a business with 100 employees spends an average of 17 hours a week clarifying communication.

This translates to an annual cost of$528,443 (even higher for larger companies).



Where there are communication barriers, due to people misunderstanding information, there are also productivity losses. The same study found that the cumulative cost per…

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Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on November 12, 2014 at 12:33am

Fire Safety Tips for Upcoming Halloween

                                                

Halloween is round the corner. It is time to light the Jack-o-lanterns and bring out the spooky costumes from the closet. And it’s time to celebrate.

You must be eager to start enjoying the festivity. Make sure that you have taken all the precautions to ensure safety. While you are enjoying indoors or your kids are going wild, spooking everyone out on the sidewalk, make sure there is no…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on November 3, 2014 at 4:51am

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World



Source: Karl E. Weick and Karlene H. Roberts, “Collective Mind in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks,” Administrative Science Quarterly 3 (1993): 357. DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Ya gotta watch the video below - turn it up LOUD - then go back to work and think whether…

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Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:05pm

Social Media Safety

Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media



cyber safety There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; Turkle (2011) Alone Together and Keen (2007, 2012) The Cult of the Amateur and… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:03pm

The Manual Handling Secret

The Manual Handling Secret



image One of the great challenges of safety is effective manual handling. One in three of all injuries in the Australian workplace are due to manual handling issues. For years we have been developing programs, codes of practice and regulations to help minimize this problem – but little did I realize we have been missing the secret. Whilst some thought compliance was made… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:01pm

Safety Measuring Does Things to People

‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it)



safety measurement It has become fashionable for organisations to use positive or leading indicators as a way to ‘measure’ their risk and safety ‘performance’. Leaders in some organisations have proudly told me how they are ‘progressive’, ‘generative’ and ‘world class’ because they focus on leading indictors and ‘the stuff that… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Fire Safety Awareness Generated by Red Cross during the Fire Prevention Month

October is the National Fire Prevention Month. Although the fire safety campaigns continue for the whole month, rather all the year round, the second week of October is designated as the fire safety week.

Sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), this one month long fire safety prevention campaign has its roots dating back to 1871. It was during that year when the Great Chicago Fire incident occurred.…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on October 8, 2014 at 2:15am

Art of Persuasion and Safety leadership

I recently hosted a one day senior management workshop for a group of 20 managers.  The main purpose to change their attitudes and behaviours in regards to safety, management and leadership.

I decided to approach the workshop using techniques that would inspire them to look at how they interact at different levels with the workforce and most importantly develop their style of communication.

Throughout the training I only used the actual word “Safety” less than a dozen times.…

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Posted by Wayne Harris on October 5, 2014 at 10:47pm

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Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion dollars a year? See More
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ITIL Foundation Training Abu Dhabi, UAE at Abu Dhabi, UAE

December 21, 2014 at 9am to December 22, 2014 at 5pm
EZcertifications would like to present to you our upcoming ITIL Certification Prep Training Workshop    Location:  Abu Dhabi, UAE     Date:  Dec –  21th  - 22th -2014This is an Instructor-led Classroom Training which will help you to prepare for the ITIL Foundation examination conducted by CSME/APMG.  For your convenience, we conduct ITIL Foundation Classroom Training every month!  If you can’t make it to this one, join us next month!…See More
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What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 77 Replies

Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

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I am seeing more and more health and safety professionals on Twitter sharing information, articles and links about workplace safety. In fact, you can now follow Ansell (creator of this fine social…Continue

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OSHA broadens rules for reporting workplace deaths - Kansas City Star


OSHA broadens rules for reporting workplace deaths
Kansas City Star
The new rule expands the list of severe work-related injuries that all employers with 10 or more employees must report to OSHA. The reports must be made within eight hours of the event. Reports also must be submitted within 24 hours for any work ...

Expect the best, prepare for the worst: OSHA enforcement looms over Black Friday - Lexology (registration)


Expect the best, prepare for the worst: OSHA enforcement looms over Black Friday
Lexology (registration)
Along with the letter, OSHA issued a fact sheet entitled “Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers.” The guidelines recommend that “crowd management planning” include three elements: “planning,” “pre-event set-up,” and “during the sales event” ...
Update: OSHA Reminds Retailers To Take Black Friday Safety Precautions

OSHA fines Selma auto supplier after workers complain of sicknes - WSFA.com ... - WSFA


OSHA fines Selma auto supplier after workers complain of sicknes - WSFA.com ...
WSFA
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is fining a Selma auto supplier after finding multiple violations, two of which were deemed "serious". OSHA says Renosol Seating, which makes foam cushions for seats ...

OSHA to host Twitter chat on reporting requirements - Safety+Health magazine


OSHA to host Twitter chat on reporting requirements
Safety+Health magazine
1, the new requirements will go into effect for employers covered by federal OSHA. In addition to the current requirement to report all fatalities within eight hours, employers will be required to report within 24 hours any inpatient hospitalizations ...

Selma, Alabama Plant Faces OSHA Citations, Fines - NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

Selma, Alabama Plant Faces OSHA Citations, Fines
NBCNews.com
The Lear Corporation, which owns the 100-worker Renosol plant, downplayed the findings. “The OSHA results confirm that OSHA accepted the scientific test results that showed there were no breathing hazards at the Selma facility,” a Lear spokesperson said.

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