New York Times
Demand Jumps for Protective Equipment as Ebola Cases Spur Hospitals Into ...
New York Times
Major manufacturers of personal protective equipment say they have already experienced a significant spike in demand for their products, as hospitals across the country brace for potential new cases of Ebola, which has already killed more than 4,500 ...
Kansas City Star
Manufacturers see spike in demand for personal protective gear in light of US ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
30, when the first case of Ebola was reported in the United States, Baumgartner said demand for his personal protective equipment kits, containing impermeable gowns, foot covers, face masks and other respiratory protection, has been "unprecedented.".
Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
Cleveland announces type of personal protection equipment being purchased ...
Monday: Wearing the proper personal protective gear when treating someone with the Ebola virus could be the difference between once case and an outbreak. But, not all protective suits offer the same degree of protection. On its website, DuPont states ...
CDC Changes Ebola Guidelines
Prior to working with Ebola patients, health care workers must be repeatedly trained and demonstrate competency in treating a patient with Ebola, especially putting on and taking off PPE. “Facilities need to ensure all healthcare providers practice ...
CDC Announces Tightened Guidance for US Healthcare Workers on Personal ...
Ebola and the evolution of Personal Protective Equipment recommendations
CDC issues new rules for protecting workers from Ebola
Suiting Up for Ebola: CDC Will Issue New Protective Gear Guidelines
Alarmed at learning that nurses in Dallas didn't know how to protect themselves from a patient infected with Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue new, clearer guidelines soon. Anyone treating an Ebola patient ...
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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.…Continue
Posted by Patrick Bell on October 8, 2014 at 2:15am
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.…Continue
Posted by Wayne Harris on October 5, 2014 at 10:47pm
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 October 5, 2014 at 10:42pm
The oil and gas industry in the United States is in the midst of a historic boom, with employment up 40 percent since the recession began in 2007 and 60 percent since it officially ended in 2009. An additional 100 American factories, with 1 million associated jobs, are scheduled to come on line by 2017.
However, the vast majority of jobs in the oil and gas industry carry risks far beyond the typical workplace. ISHN magazine addresses the need for hand protection regulations in the oil…Continue
Posted by Safety Community on September 26, 2014 at 1:35pm
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.
Posted by Mark Fielding on September 2, 2014 at 8:59am
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…Continue
Posted by Patrick Bell on September 2, 2014 at 6:27am
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*** Disaster Preparedness Safety Alert Bulletin ***
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