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Ebola: CMD warns against improper use of protective equipment - DailyPost Nigeria


Ebola: CMD warns against improper use of protective equipment
DailyPost Nigeria
The Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Center,(FMC) Owo, Dr. Olufemi Omotoso, has warned health workers in the country against improper handling of personal protective equipment while treating Ebola virus patients. Omotoso said everybody ...
Ebola: Improper Use Of Protective Gear Putting Nigerian Healthcare Workers At ...

Government of Canada Announces New Program to Improve Personal ... - Marketwired (press release)


Government of Canada Announces New Program to Improve Personal ...
Marketwired (press release)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2014) - Canadian soldiers, security personnel and first responders will soon have access to superior personal protective gear and armoured vehicles, made right here in Canada. The National Research Council of ...

Personal protective equipment is critical but not enough to shield health care ... - Science Codex


Personal protective equipment is critical but not enough to shield health care ...
Science Codex
Personal protective equipment designed to shield health care workers from contaminated body fluids of Ebola patients is not enough to prevent transmission, according to a commentary being published early online today in Annals of Internal Medicine.

American College of Physicians - Annals of Internal Medicine


American College of Physicians
Annals of Internal Medicine
This email ability is provided as a courtesy, and by using it you agree that that you are requesting the material solely for personal, non-commercial use, and that it is subject to ACP's Conditions of Use. The information provided in order to email ...

Ebola alert: GHS to receive 6000 protective equipment - Citifmonline


Citifmonline

Ebola alert: GHS to receive 6000 protective equipment
Citifmonline
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is set to receive 6,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) in readiness to battle a possible outbreak of the Ebola disease in Ghana. The equipment which are expected to arrive in the country by the end of the ...
No Ebola Virus Disease in Ghana - Dr Amoo

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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 — 1 Comment

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

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

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The DHF, Technical File and Design Dossier - Similarities, Differences and the Future in Las Vegas at Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at the Flamingo

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Summary:We will consider the following:The Design Control requirements of the CGMPs, 21 CFR 820.30The Design History File - documenting Product Design Control and its nine elementsThe Device Master Record and the Device History RecordThe EU’s Medical Device DirectiveThe "Essential Requirements"; and their documentationThe remaining elements of a Technical File / Design DossierTrendsTwo attendee projectsLearning Objectives:This seminar / workshop will examine the existing and proposed…See More
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EMAIL VERSION WITH PHOTOS AVAILABLE IF YOU EMAIL ME THANKSkeno@plateautel.com *** 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 time for reminder of what to do during an earthquake. Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness…See More
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Handheld Medical Devices - The Next Revolution in Healthcare? 1 Reply

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. Last reply by Arnold Brame Aug 16.

What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 75 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 Arnold Brame Aug 14.

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

Started by John Davids. Last reply by Jim Reck Jul 29.

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.

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OSHA Investigating Accidental Killing of Shooting Instructor - NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

OSHA Investigating Accidental Killing of Shooting Instructor
NBCNews.com
The organization that oversees workplace safety has launched an investigation into the accidental killing of an Arizona firing-range instructor at the hands of a 9 -ear-old girl. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or ADOSH, which ...

OSHA cites firm working on Bloomfield's Glenwood Village - NorthJersey.com


NorthJersey.com

OSHA cites firm working on Bloomfield's Glenwood Village
NorthJersey.com
According to an OSHA press release, Concrete Systems was cited for similar violations in 2012 and is under scrutiny again after a February site inspection, in which two employees allegedly failed to use proper safety equipment while being exposed to a ...
OSHA cites two NJ companies
Plastics Company In Putnam Cited By OSHA
OSHA cites Impact Plastics for 24 violations
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OSHA reduces Coke fines - Tonawanda News


OSHA reduces Coke fines
Tonawanda News
The plant was initially fined $161,000 by OSHA after inspectors found the blast was a result of safety protocols that went ignored by plant management. That fine has been reduced to $115,370. In exchange, Tonawanda Coke has agreed it will install ...

OSHA: Safety issues addressed after fatal plant blast - Bradford Era


OSHA: Safety issues addressed after fatal plant blast
Bradford Era
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials, speaking through a Department of Labor spokeswoman, told The Era Wednesday the Mersen USA-St. Marys plant has taken steps to address safety violations at the Trout Run Road facility after ...

Tonawanda Coke settles OSHA case tied to plant explosion - Buffalo News


Tonawanda Coke settles OSHA case tied to plant explosion
Buffalo News
OSHA in late July announced Tonawanda Coke faced potential fines of $161,100 for 17 alleged safety violations. The settlement lowered the total fine, but Scime said the portion of the fine related to the Jan. 31 explosion that injured three workers was ...
Lower fines for Tonawanda Coke after OSHA agreement
Tonawanda Coke Reaches $115000 Settlement

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