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U.S. hospitals focus on preparedness, protective equipment as risk of Ebola ... - Baltimore Sun


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U.S. hospitals focus on preparedness, protective equipment as risk of Ebola ...
Baltimore Sun
"The physical exhaustion and emotional fatigue that come with caring for patients infected with Ebola may further increase the chance of an inadvertent exposure to bodily fluids on the outside of the personal protective equipment, leading to unwanted ...
Meet a Dr. on the Frontlines of the Ebola Fight
Ebola: We're at risk, airport private operators cry out

Canada Donates Protective Equipment to Combat Ebola Spread - The Epoch Times


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Canada Donates Protective Equipment to Combat Ebola Spread
The Epoch Times
Health workers load the body of a woman they suspect died from the Ebola virus onto a truck in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 10, 2014. Canada is donating personal protective equipment worth $2.5 million to help in the global response to the Ebola outbreak ...
Ebola Surge: Obama to Announce Military-Led Fight
FACT SHEET: US Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa
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Canada to send personal protective equipment to help Ebola outbreak - The Globe and Mail


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Canada to send personal protective equipment to help Ebola outbreak
The Globe and Mail
The federal government announced this week that it would offer $2.5-million in personal protective equipment for medical staff working in the affected areas, and it has provided an experimental vaccine and a mobile laboratory. But Médecins sans ...
Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola ...
Canada gives $2.5M in protective equipment for front-line workers fighting Ebola
Canada sending protective gear to Ebola zone

Ebola outbreak: Canada to donate $2.5M for protective equipment - CBC.ca


Ebola outbreak: Canada to donate $2.5M for protective equipment
CBC.ca
Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the equipment — known as personal protective equipment or PPE — will be given to the World Health Organization to help with the Ebola response. "We will continue to explore ways for Canada to make a meaningful ...

Ministry of Health Presents Personal Protective Equipment to the Universities - AllAfrica.com


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Ministry of Health Presents Personal Protective Equipment to the Universities
AllAfrica.com
Dr Agyemang-Mensah was speaking at a ceremony in Accra, yesterday, during which Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) were presented to the universities as part of measures to prevent the outbreak and spread of EVD among students. The items ...
Ministries Make Effort To Detect Ebola Virus Among Foreign Students

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Cost effective and short span portable buildings are set to outshine traditional buildings



Portable buildings of today are set to prove Robert A Heinlein wrong. He once quoted, “Cheops" Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget”. 



Consisting of small separate units, portable buildings industry constantly witnesses an upturn especially in education sector. The industry keeps itself well updated with the recent trends to meet the present day requirements. 



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Posted by Mark Fielding on September 2, 2014 at 8:59am

Ensuring Safety at the Workplace by Preventing Fire

                        Ensuring Safety at the Workplace by Preventing Fire

Life risk from being exposed in fire is the last thing that a worker can think of. But unfortunately it happens. And when it does, it not only kills the worker, but harms a company's reputation as well, let alone the loss of the victim’s family. Working in a safe environment is the basic right of any worker. This means it is one of the first and foremost responsibilities of…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on September 2, 2014 at 6:27am

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Earthquake Safety Awareness

 

                       

With a recent 6.0 major earthquake this weekend centered in Napa California and other smaller quakes in August in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Tennessee and Oklahoma it is a good…

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Posted by Ken Oswald on August 25, 2014 at 11:49am

RUSHING CAN HURT

Rushing Can Hurt

We’ve all been in a situation at one time or another where we were in a hurry, didn’t pay close attention to what we were doing, and ended up with an injury. Hurrying on the job can cause both minor accidents and life-threatening injuries. You may hurry dozens of times without incident, until finally it happens  an accident. The old adage, Haste makes waste, is all too true.

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Posted by Ken Oswald on August 20, 2014 at 1:18pm

Hazardous Waste Dangers

Every day, we use chemicals all around us and more than 70,000 chemicals are used regularly worldwide. Whether they are synthetic, man-made or natural, when used and disposed of properly, they are able to enhance the quality of life. However when they are improperly used and disposed of,…

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Posted by Sam Lyndon on August 13, 2014 at 10:29am

Signs that You are a Victim of Medical Errors and Filing NHS Claims

Medical malpractice is one of the most important issues in health care. No-one wants to admit that this takes place in the NHS service and hope that the percentage is 0.00001% of all services carried out annually. While procedures are in place for complaints regarding NHS public services, the formality is crucial but complicated. You may start to feel alone, out of your depth, fighting a battle, when the real aim is about prevention. Alerting the NHS of unfit practice should about…

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Posted by Lee Kirton on August 6, 2014 at 8:30am

Safety Tips To Avoid Negligence Claims Against You

Today, caring for a patient is no longer an option but an affair that must be handled with extra caution. Medical negligence has been on the rise and that is why nurses are trying their best to avoid any negligence lawsuit levelled

against them. Generally, negligence is typically a situation whereby a person (nurse) fails to give a degree of care to a

patient. A claim of negligence can only…

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Posted by Lee Kirton on August 5, 2014 at 6:58am

Essential Steps for Industrial Fire Prevention

Fire in workplace or in an industrial setup is a hazard that can cause considerable damage, loss of property, and lives. It can be an alarming situation causing complete destruction of workplace, which can hardly be re-built hence, resulting in loss of work too.

 

Hence, every industry needs to develop fire protection programs to be followed and installed in every phase of the industrial sector. Besides, it also needs to be…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on August 1, 2014 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

Northern Gateway Pipeline Safety Provisions in Detail

The Canadian Federal Government has recently approved development of the Northern Gateway Pipeline. That approval, however, is contingent upon 209 conditions that Enbridge will have to meet to satisfy safety and environmental concerns, many of which must happen before construction can begin. You can read about those safety conditions here:…

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Posted by Chris on July 28, 2014 at 5:16pm

Respiratory Protection Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require workers to be free from any hazardous atmospheres. Respirators provide the protection against toxic substances in the workplace by reducing or eliminating them. OSHA’s Respirator Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) has “requirements for program administration, work site-specific procedures, respirator selection, employee training, fit…

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Posted by Sam Lyndon on July 25, 2014 at 11:00am

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This thought provoking workplace safety infographic features the top 5 organizations that have made the biggest impact on occupational health and safety. It features the U.S governments OSHA,…Continue

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IntroductionHandheld devices are light-weight and compact devices that can be operated holding it in your hands. Handheld medical devices are available for medical information, used by physicians,…Continue

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OSHA News

Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA when he climbs out of pit in ad - Washington Examiner


Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA when he climbs out of pit in ad
Washington Examiner
Jeff Kaminiski, president of United Steelworkers Local 2006, which is based in Oak Creek, Wis., said the ad really symbolizes Walker's disregard for Wisconsin workers because he does not observe proper OSHA regulations while he gets out of the pit.

FAA and OSHA MOU effective August 26, 2014 - Lexology (registration)


FAA and OSHA MOU effective August 26, 2014
Lexology (registration)
In August, 2013 we posted an article “OSHA in the Sky – FAA Policy on Application of OSHA Standards for Aircabin Crewmembers” – reporting on the FAA's August 27, 2013 final policy statement outlining three areas where OSHA could regulate for cabin ...

The Younger Face of Workplace Safety and What OSHA Is Doing About It - The National Law Review


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The Younger Face of Workplace Safety and What OSHA Is Doing About It
The National Law Review
While teenagers may not think about workplace safety when starting a summer job, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) believes they should and wants their employers to focus on it as well. In the United States, a teenage worker is ...
In Case of Workplace Accident, Increase OSHA Reporting
OSHA makes significant revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries
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Union head files OSHA complaint over Scott Walker ad - MSNBC


Union head files OSHA complaint over Scott Walker ad
MSNBC
After stripping public-sector union members of collective bargaining rights in 2011, one might think that there wasn't more the Republican governor could do to anger workers. But Walker, who is locked in a tight race Wisconsin against Democratic ...
Did Scott Walker's ad violate OSHA regulations?
Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA rules when he climbs out of pit in ad
Union official wants Walker fined for ad

OSHA's Top 10 Violations For 2014 Announced - Industrial Distribution


Industrial Distribution

OSHA's Top 10 Violations For 2014 Announced
Industrial Distribution
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of ...
OSHA cites Portage Precision Polymers Inc. for 15 alleged serious safety and ...
Stucco firm cited by OSHA over scaffold safety
OSHA announces top 10 violations for FY 2014
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