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Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters - KPBS


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Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters
KPBS
The current "personal protective equipment" doesn't work very well. The suits, which look like futuristic space garb, overheat. The visor fogs up. And the disposable garments can end up carrying Ebola virus out of the wards and contaminating the very ...

Health workers on Ebola response frontlines get boost with donation of ... - UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Health workers on Ebola response frontlines get boost with donation of ...
UN News Centre
The fight against Ebola received a boost today with the arrival of 20,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Japan Disaster Relief Team. It is the first batch of 700,000 sets of such equipment committed by the Government of Japan to ...

AristaTek, Inc. Releases Written Brief on Use and Testing of Personal ... - Digital Journal


AristaTek, Inc. Releases Written Brief on Use and Testing of Personal ...
Digital Journal
The technical brief titled 'Ebola Virus – Use of Personal Protection Equipment' includes a consolidation of commentary from world leading organizations such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Center for Disease Control. The NFPA 1994 ...

Tullow donates Ebola Personal Protective Equipment to MOH - spyghana.com


spyghana.com

Tullow donates Ebola Personal Protective Equipment to MOH
spyghana.com
Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL) has presented 10,000 pieces of Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health as its contribution to the preparedness in the fight against the disease. Tullow Ghana. Mr. Charles Darku, Tullow General ...

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


When should you implement a personal protective equipment 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 ...

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Hazard Communication and the GHS

Let me introduce myself, my name is Douglas and, save the last few years, I’ve been in mid-level construction management for most of my adult life.

When I first started out Hazard Communications and “Right to Know” were babies too. Even though they had been around for a while I didn’t keep them and I didn’t work on any job that did. No MSDS, no binders, no Hazcom policy…, nothing.

It wasn’t until I worked my way up to the bigger jobs, the 25 and 50 million dollar jobs, before…

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Posted by Douglas Beale on December 2, 2014 at 12:35pm

Some Useful Tips to Rule Out the Possibility of Car Fire

Car owners love their cars and take adequate care of them. But despite that, plenty of auto fire incidents take place around us every day. Car owner’s ignorance and negligence are the main reasons that an overwhelming number of car fire cases are reported each year.

 

Being a little bit circumspect and prudent could help car owners keep fire risks at bay. All they need to do is follow some tips and guidelines. That’s all! If they manage to follow all the necessary tips, odds of…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on December 1, 2014 at 5:18am

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

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

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PMP certification training in Indonesia, Jakarta at EZCertifications

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Toe Boards for Mezzanine over lobby entry way

Just curious if anyone has any clarification on this...We recently built a new manufacturing facility that has a walkway over the lobby entrance way. This walkway is for the upstairs office but ~50…Continue

Tags: Toe boards, fall protection

Started by Austin Simpson Dec 5.

Occupational Health and Safety

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…Continue

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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

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by David Collins Oct 23.

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SafetyCommunity members on Twitter 31 Replies

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 News

Boxes fall on Dollar Tree worker, OSHA issues $103K fine - 13newsnow.com


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Boxes fall on Dollar Tree worker, OSHA issues $103K fine
13newsnow.com
OSHA says a repeated citation is issued when an employer has received a citation for a similar violation within the last five years. A spokesman for Dollar Tree didn't immediately return a telephone message Wednesday. Dollar Tree can contest the ...
Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree cited by OSHA again
OSHA Cites Dollar Tree for Violations at Delaware Store
Does Money Grow on Trees at Dollar Tree?

Jacksonville building contractor cited by OSHA for putting workers at risk of ... - Florida Times-Union


Jacksonville building contractor cited by OSHA for putting workers at risk of ...
Florida Times-Union
OSHA issued a citation to M. Durrance for allowing employees to conduct roofing operations on a pitched structure without protection to prevent a fall. It's a “willful citation” and brings a $53,900 proposed penalty for exposing workers to falls of up ...

Construction company cited for exposing workers to dangerous falls - WJXT Jacksonville


Construction company cited for exposing workers to dangerous falls
WJXT Jacksonville
Failure to fix these problems proves how little regard M. Durrance has for the safety of its employees," said Brian Sturtecky, OSHA's area director in Jacksonville. "These blatantly unsafe acts put workers at risk of serious injury or death. Not only ...

OSHA cites, fines SA meat processing plant after man killed - KSAT San Antonio


KSAT San Antonio

OSHA cites, fines SA meat processing plant after man killed
KSAT San Antonio
Following the incident, the meat processing plant was inspected by OSHA, which found the company also exposed workers to amputation hazard by failing to guard rotating industrial machine parts and implement a written Process Safety Management system ...
3 OSHA Trends to Watch for in 2015
OSHA chief testifies on chemical protection efforts. Will penalties rise?
OSHA fines Fell Twp. manufacturer for unsafe conditions
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OSHA cites Eaton for alleged violation - Kearney Hub


Kearney Hub

OSHA cites Eaton for alleged violation
Kearney Hub
KEARNEY — Eaton Corp. could be fined $7,000 after an employee suffered acute kidney failure because of excessive heat in July while working inside Eaton's automotive manufacturing plant at 4200 E. U.S. Highway 30. The 53-year-old employee was ...

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