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Head of CDC anthrax lab resigns - CBS News


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Head of CDC anthrax lab resigns
CBS News
"Workers, believing the samples were inactivated, were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment while handling the material," the agency explained in the statement. "Environmental sampling was done, lab and hallway areas were ...

Doctor Contracts Ebola After Treating Dozens Infected With The Deadly Virus - Huffington Post


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Doctor Contracts Ebola After Treating Dozens Infected With The Deadly Virus
Huffington Post
Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the World Health Organization, said around 100 health workers had been infected by Ebola in the three countries, with 50 of them dying. "Personal protection equipment is very hot. But there is a very strict procedure ...
Sierra Leone News: Nurses demand relocation of Ebola centre
America's shameful ebola ignorance: The troubling truth about our attitude ...

Industrial and Safety & Graphics Segments Will Likely Drive 3M's Earnings - Forbes


Industrial and Safety & Graphics Segments Will Likely Drive 3M's Earnings
Forbes
3M's personal safety products portfolio includes maintenance-free and reusable respirators, personal protective equipment, head and face protection, body protection, hearing protection and protective eye-wear, and they are used to protect workers ...

Engineer Warns About Necessity to Use Protective Equipment in Construction ... - AllAfrica.com


Engineer Warns About Necessity to Use Protective Equipment in Construction ...
AllAfrica.com
Luanda — The Angolan engineer Pitágoras Ramos considered on Tuesday, in Luanda, fundamental the compulsory use of personal protective equipment as stated in the Angolan legislation concerning hygiene, health and safety at work. Speaking to ...

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: The Last Line of Defense - Insurance News Net


PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: The Last Line of Defense
Insurance News Net
These include hazards from machines and tools, hazardous substances and work procedures that can cause injuries. When those hazards cannot be eliminated, employees need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The standard addresses head, eye and ...

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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

Prepare for Hazardous Waste Hazards

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Workers dealing with hazardous waste and substances have the right to a safe workplace. The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency…

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Posted by Jamelle Blanco on July 11, 2014 at 7:02am

Satisfying compliance for 21 CFR Part 11 is very important when considering cloud hosting

Ever since the sensational arrival of cloud computing on the IT industry horizon, it has made life different in more ways than could be imagined, to make an understatement. With organizations realizing the enormous advantage cloud computing offers; almost every conceivable type of document is being pushed to the cloud.

The advantages are obvious, but let us repeat them at the cost of sounding banal: on-demand availability of data, flexibility, scalability, pay-for-use, and the choice…

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Posted by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:26am

Quality guidelines –ICH

Short for International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use; the ICH is a collaborative project whose objective is to discuss scientific and technical aspects of pharmaceutical product registration. The regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the United States, as well as experts from the pharmaceutical industry across these three blocs have come together to form the ICH and carry out its stated…

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Posted by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:25am

Meeting FDA Expectations on Supplier Audit Program

The FDA, being what it is; has enormous power over the working of a medical device’s supply chain. It can virtually intercept a medical device at almost any stage through its various mechanisms such as recalls, injunctions, seizures and others. In its enthusiasm to ensure higher quality for medical devices, it has sometimes gone overboard to the extent that it is now a highly mistaken and feared regulatory body.

Making Supplier Audit Program…

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Posted by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:24am

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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 Environmental Solutions. The discussion has been reviewing long-term costs vs. savings, environmental benefits and worker benefits.Do you think these are 3 good key things to evaluate when choosing a product? Should we add another evaluation method to our discussions?See More
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How do you evaluate absorbent products?

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 10 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 John Davids 6 hours ago.

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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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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Cal-OSHA turns down the heat - Lexology (registration)


Cal-OSHA turns down the heat
Lexology (registration)
In 2005, California OSHA (Cal-OSHA) promulgated its Heat Illness Prevention standard, Section 3395, regulating employees' exposure to heat for all outdoor places of employment. This standard is unique to California. Neither Federal OSHA nor any other ...

OSHA probes alleged asthma link to Lear's Selma, Ala., plant - Plastics News


OSHA probes alleged asthma link to Lear's Selma, Ala., plant
Plastics News
The complaint is the ninth that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has officially recorded against Renosol plants since 2004. The latest complaint about Selma was made in May. It followed allegations of TDI leaks and worker ...

OSHA Bans Free Climbing By Electric Utility Workers - KUOW News and Information


KUOW News and Information

OSHA Bans Free Climbing By Electric Utility Workers
KUOW News and Information
The Obama Administration is putting an end to the common practice of "free climbing" by electrical lineworkers. Seattle City Light and other electric utilities let their lineworkers climb transmission towers without using safety harnesses. For most ...

United Airlines cited with 16 OSHA violations, hit with fines for repeated ... - New York Daily News


New York Daily News

United Airlines cited with 16 OSHA violations, hit with fines for repeated ...
New York Daily News
“These workers face electrical hazards, falls, and being struck by objects and equipment daily,” said Kris Hoffman, director of OSHA's Parsippany Area Office. The three repeat violations carried a $55,000 penalty, Hoffman said. They included United's ...
OSHA cites United Airlines for alleged workplace safety violations at Newark ...
No Pretzels for You!! United Airlines Cited by OSHA at Newark Airport
OSHA cites United for violations at Newark airport

OSHA cites Ohio Lowe's for repeat electrical hazards - Norwalk Reflector


OSHA cites Ohio Lowe's for repeat electrical hazards
Norwalk Reflector
Popular home improvement chain Lowe's Cos. Inc. has been cited for five repeat and one serious safety violation for exposing workers to electrical hazards and failing to provide information on respiratory protection to employees at its Zanesville store ...

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