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Ebola: 5 Questions for a Frontline Healthcare Worker in Sierra Leone - Huffington Post


Ebola: 5 Questions for a Frontline Healthcare Worker in Sierra Leone
Huffington Post
Ebola is much more deadly, however a similar approach can be employed and Direct Relief has already sent an emergency air shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-saving medications to Sierra Leone and has more on the way to Liberia.

Atlanta hospital to accept Ebola patients - WTHR


Reuters

Atlanta hospital to accept Ebola patients
WTHR
"This team has been trained in how to use the personal protective equipment and to take special precautions to avoid any potential exposures," said Dr. Eileen Farnon, infectious disease expert, Temple University. The relief agency Samaritan's Purse ...
Should We Be Concerned About American Ebola Patients Coming To Emory ...
US Scrambles to Retrieve Ebola Patients

Ebola: As Other Doctors Die, Heading Straight Into The Outbreak To Help - WBUR


ABC News

Ebola: As Other Doctors Die, Heading Straight Into The Outbreak To Help
WBUR
One of the major ways to alleviate that would be the presence of more personal protective equipment and more sterile medical equipment in general. I know that the PPE — the personal protective equipment — is a major concern because there's a dearth ...
Ebola outbreak prompts emergency talks, airlift plan
All you need to know about Ebola
Exposure of health workers weakens Africa's Ebola fight
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If You Can't Stand the Heat - Occupational Health and Safety


Occupational Health and Safety

If You Can't Stand the Heat
Occupational Health and Safety
Non-compliance with PPE standards is consistently listed as a top concern for safety professionals, as shown in the Kimberly-Clark workplace safety research since 2006. In fact, 2012 marked the sixth year that the study revealed a PPE non-compliance ...

Ebola - Obiano Orders 400 PPE for Anambra Health Workers - Vanguard


Ebola - Obiano Orders 400 PPE for Anambra Health Workers
Vanguard
ONITSHA--Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has ordered the state Ministry of Health to acquire at least 400 Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, to prevent health workers in the state from contacting the deadly Ebola virus. Commissioner for Health ...

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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

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 Jamelle Blanco on July 25, 2014 at 11:00am

Accidents At Workplace, Prevention and Rights

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,…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on July 24, 2014 at 4:43am

Why Investigate Incidents or Accidents, No One Else Thinks We Should?

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?…

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Posted by Wayne Harris on July 20, 2014 at 1:00am

Basics of Medical Billing Compliance Plan

Medical billing is the process of submitting the medical bills of a patient by a hospital to the patient's insurance service provider. For example, most individuals are covered under some kind of a medical health insurance policy. This could either be State or some third party insurance coverage, but the process remains similar. Normally when a patient visits a hospital, his/her entire health related information is collected and this becomes the person's health record. This record is treated…

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Posted by John Robinson on July 17, 2014 at 5:25am

Famous Safety Quotes and Slogans

NB: If you are looking for SAFETY SLOGANS – there are a 1000 or so, and more quotesHERE …

Famous Safety Quotes
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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 11:48pm

What is safety?

What is Safety? The World’s Hardest Question?

I’ve been asked to resurrect this article which did generate some interesting discussion a while back…….. 

This article provides probably the best answer: Safety should not be about Safety…

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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 11:46pm

I’m just not that into safety anymore

I’m just not that into safety anymore READ WHOLE ARTICLE I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have argued with me that ‘safety’ in our workplaces means that we must do everything we can to control people so that they do not hurt themselves at work. These people have said to me, “we can’t let…

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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 5:24pm

Safety should not just be about safety

We recently asked “What is Safety”? and got quite a mixed response but I think this article by Dr Rob just about nails it! 

Safety Should NOT Be About Safety

“if your world is…

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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 5:16pm

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2-day In-person Seminar on “GMP Compliance for Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories” in Berlin at Hilton Hotel Berlin

September 18, 2014 at 9am to September 19, 2014 at 6pm
Overview:This course is designed for people who are growing in their knowledge of pharmaceutical quality control practices and regulations. It will be a "how to" course where the instructor will explain the reasoning as well as the procedures that should be used to meet the various requirements of the pharmaceutical QC laboratory. The instructor will present different areas of work with a "how to" approach so that the seminar participant can see how the subject matter applies to the…See More
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How do you evaluate absorbent products? 1 Reply

How do you evaluate absorbent product and decide which ones you want to use?I ask because there's talk at our company of switching from our current product to one like SpillFix or something from MOP…Continue

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How to Choose Safety Products 11 Replies

What are the things which need to keep in mind while selecting and ordering safety products for commercial usage.  Definitely it is a long term investment and moreover safety of your staff depends…Continue

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Started by Kay J. Sharp. Last reply by Arnold Brame Jul 24.

Handheld Medical Devices - The Next Revolution in Healthcare?

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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Started by John Robinson Jul 17.

Improtant of Health & Safety Signs 8 Replies

Unfortunately people avoid it and sometime it makes their life in danger.  But safety signs are an important part of good health…Continue

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Got any safety related jokes? 4 Replies

I came across this and thought it was quite funny, has anyone on here got any good ones?…Continue

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South Arkansas Chemical Company Fined by OSHA - MyArkLaMiss


MyArkLaMiss

South Arkansas Chemical Company Fined by OSHA
MyArkLaMiss
OSHA says the company failed to correct multiple deficiencies in its chemical process safety management and other workplace safety hazards at its facility. Austin Powder Company manufactures industrial explosives and provides blasting services.
OSHA wants to fine Austin Powder's East Camden plant $178400 for safety ...
Omaha Company Plans to Fight OSHA Fine After Plant Collapse
Senate Spending Proposal Clarifies OSHA Chemical Inspection Policy, Boosts ...
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Small farms get OSHA exemption - Jackson Clarion Ledger


Small farms get OSHA exemption
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, who had joined other lawmakers in fighting the OSHA regulation for small family-owned farms, welcomed the news Friday. This week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a formal memorandum that confirms small farms will ...
OSHA fines company after last year's work-related fatality near - KEYC ...
OSHA Rights Its Wrong
Ohio steel distributor facing OSHA fines

OSHA issues reminder on temp safety - Staffing Industry Analysts (subscription)


OSHA issues reminder on temp safety
Staffing Industry Analysts (subscription)
“Too often in recent months, it has been OSHA's sad duty to investigate fatalities and injuries involving temporary workers who were not given the necessary safety and health protections required under the act,” wrote Thomas Galassi, director ...
OSHA issues memo to “remind” its field staff about enforcement policy on ...

Tonawanda Coke, Kirchner face $161100 in potential OSHA fines - Buffalo News


Tonawanda Coke, Kirchner face $161100 in potential OSHA fines
Buffalo News
“Had this company taken proper precautions and ensured that safety systems were working, this explosion would not have occurred,” Michael T. Scime, OSHA's area director in Buffalo, said in a statement. “Equally disturbing, however, are the additional, ...
OSHA fines Tonawanda Coke for January explosion
OSHA fines Coke plant
OSHA fines Tonawanda Coke
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OSHA cites company in cell tower deaths - Charleston Gazette


WDTV

OSHA cites company in cell tower deaths
Charleston Gazette
OSHA noted that the deaths were the latest in a string of fatalities involving cell tower workers nationwide. Thirteen workers lost their lives in the communications tower industry in 2013, more than the previous two years combined. So far this year ...
Cell Tower Company Cited Yy OSHA For Safety Hazards Following Fatality In ...
Company cited in fatal tower collapse
Fatal WV tower collapse draws safety violations
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