Laboratory Guidance on Ebola
During laboratory testing, we recommend using personal protective equipment such as full face shield or goggles, masks to cover all of the nose and mouth, gloves, fluid-resistant or -impermeable gowns, and use of a certified class II Biosafety cabinet ...
Ebola Scan for Aug 26, 2014
Ebola: CDC issues guidance on post mortem handling of human remains
Government of Canada Announces New Program to Improve Personal ...
Marketwired (press release)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2014) - Canadian soldiers, security personnel and first responders will soon have access to superior personal protective gear and armoured vehicles, made right here in Canada. The National Research Council of ...
Personal protective equipment is critical but not enough to shield health care ...
Personal protective equipment designed to shield health care workers from contaminated body fluids of Ebola patients is not enough to prevent transmission, according to a commentary being published early online today in Annals of Internal Medicine.
American College of Physicians
Annals of Internal Medicine
All rights reserved. Share; Get Citation. Fischer II WA, Hynes NA, Perl TM. Protecting Health Care Workers From Ebola: Personal Protective Equipment Is Critical but Is Not Enough. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 26 August 2014] doi:10.7326/M14-1953.
Research and Markets: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Outlook for the ...
Business Wire (press release)
The objective of this market insight is to explore the opportunities for PPE in labs and research facilities across North America and Western Europe. This study carries out an assessment of the current and future safety trends across academic ...
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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…Continue
Posted by Ken Oswald on August 25, 2014 at 11:49am
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.
Have you done any of these?
Used the wrong…Continue
Posted by Ken Oswald on August 20, 2014 at 1:18pm
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,…Continue
Posted by Sam Lyndon on August 13, 2014 at 10:29am
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…Continue
Posted by Lee Kirton on August 6, 2014 at 8:30am
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…
Posted by Lee Kirton on August 5, 2014 at 6:58am
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…Continue
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:…Continue
Posted by Chris on July 28, 2014 at 5:16pm
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…Continue
Posted by Sam Lyndon on July 25, 2014 at 11:00am
Workplace accidents – this is quite a common term, even in this modern age, when all kinds of precautions are undertaken to prevent them. While some of these accidents are minor ones, such as tripping,…Continue
Posted by Patrick Bell on July 24, 2014 at 4:43am
We have all heard it before, “why does the safety guy insist on investigating all incidents, it’s just wasting everyone’s time and slowing down the job” or “You don’t understand these things happen all the time so why bother?…Continue
Posted by Wayne Harris on July 20, 2014 at 1:00am