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How to rid firefighting PPE of bedbugs - Fire Chief


How to rid firefighting PPE of bedbugs
Fire Chief
The NFPA responded by creating a new standard for emergency medical protective clothing (NFPA 1999), setting barrier requirements to further the OSHA PPE requirements specific to first responders. NFPA 1971, the standard on structural firefighting ...

Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola ... - CityNews


Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola ...
CityNews
“Preventing further transmission of the Ebola virus is essential to controlling the current outbreak and the proper use of personal protective equipment is a key component,” Dr. Gregory Taylor, deputy chief public health officer, said in an emailed ...

Liberia: Man, 62 Buried 21 Suspected Ebola Victims Without PPE - AllAfrica.com


Liberia: Man, 62 Buried 21 Suspected Ebola Victims Without PPE
AllAfrica.com
The oldman told a team of reporters visiting Balakerthela recently that he embarked on the burial of the suspected Ebola bodies without the recommended personal protective equipment (PPEs) being used by health workers to conduct the disposed of Ebola ...

Canada offers essential protective equipment to help stop the spread of Ebola ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)


Canada NewsWire (press release)

Canada offers essential protective equipment to help stop the spread of Ebola ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola ...

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
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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 ...
Government presents Ebola protective equipment to schools

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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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*** 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…

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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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where can I get a good cut resistant glove for glass handling that will not leave any residual marks on the glass? Thanks.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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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

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Agreement Reached Between Eku Osha Training Institute Education Center and ... - FireEngineering.com


Agreement Reached Between Eku Osha Training Institute Education Center and ...
FireEngineering.com
A newly signed agreement between the Eastern Kentucky University OSHA Training Institute Education Center and EKU's Occupational Safety and Health academic program will give working professionals across the country as well as students the ...

Stucco firm cited by OSHA over scaffold safety - Philly.com


Stucco firm cited by OSHA over scaffold safety
Philly.com
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited JC Stucco and Stone Inc., of Lansdowne, with three willful and three repeat safety violations, for allegedly exposing workers to potential falls while applying ...
NSC 2014: Fall Protection, Hazard Communication Repeat as OSHA's Most ...
OSHA cites Portage Precision Polymers Inc. for 15 alleged serious safety and ...
OSHA, National Safety Council Renew Alliance on Worker Health and Safety
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3 OSHA citations filed against Winston-Salem Fire Department - WXII The Triad


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3 OSHA citations filed against Winston-Salem Fire Department
WXII The Triad
State labor officials fined the Winston-Salem Fire Department Tuesday following citations for three OSHA violations. W-S Fire Department under state OSHA investigation. WSFD under fire for violations. The Winston-Salem Fire Department is being ...
Winston-Salem Fire Department issued three citations from OSHA; face $6500 ...
Winston-Salem Fire Department issued three citations, faces $6500 penalty
Winston-Salem Fire Department facing 3 citations

In Case of Workplace Accident, Increase OSHA Reporting - Corporate Counsel (registration)


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In Case of Workplace Accident, Increase OSHA Reporting
Corporate Counsel (registration)
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a set of revised recordkeeping rules that ask employers to provide more information about health and safety incidents in the workplace. OSHA believes the rule changes, which came out ...
New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries
OSHA tightens reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries and illness
OSHA Updates Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule – New Rules Take Effect ...
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OSHA cites South Dakota grain elevator in worker's death - KSFY


OSHA cites South Dakota grain elevator in worker's death
KSFY
In addition to these three citations, OSHA issued eight more violations not in relation to the accident. They include allowing employees to work on unguarded machinery, failing to provide them with safety harnesses and allowing grain bin dust to ...

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