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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Outlook for the North American and ... - PharmiWeb.com (press release)


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Outlook for the North American and ...
PharmiWeb.com (press release)
NEW YORK Sept. 23 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The objective of this market insight is to explore the opportunities for PPE in labs and research facilities across North America and Western Europe. This study carries out an assessment of the current and future ...

IG Faults DHS Management of Protective Equipment - FEDweek


IG Faults DHS Management of Protective Equipment
FEDweek
In 2006 DHS spent $47 million of supplemental funding on personal protective equipment, pandemic research, exercises, and medical countermeasures to reduce potential effects of a pandemic and ensure the workforce can continue operations, but the ...

U.S. hospitals focus on preparedness, protective equipment as risk of Ebola ... - Baltimore Sun


U.S. hospitals focus on preparedness, protective equipment as risk of Ebola ...
Baltimore Sun
"The physical exhaustion and emotional fatigue that come with caring for patients infected with Ebola may further increase the chance of an inadvertent exposure to bodily fluids on the outside of the personal protective equipment, leading to unwanted ...

Canada Donates Protective Equipment to Combat Ebola Spread - The Epoch Times


Canada Donates Protective Equipment to Combat Ebola Spread
The Epoch Times
Health workers load the body of a woman they suspect died from the Ebola virus onto a truck in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 10, 2014. Canada is donating personal protective equipment worth $2.5 million to help in the global response to the Ebola outbreak ...

Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola ... - 680 News


Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola ...
680 News
Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the equipment — known as personal protective equipment or PPE — will be given to the World Health Organization to help with the Ebola response. “We will continue to explore ways for Canada to make a meaningful ...
Canada to send personal protective equipment to help Ebola outbreak

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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. 



The…

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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

EARTHQUAKE SAFETY TIPS

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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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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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OSHA News

OSHA Proposes $134000 Fine For Welding Safety Violations - WOWT


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OSHA Proposes $134000 Fine For Welding Safety Violations
WOWT
Federal safety officials have proposed fining a Kansas-based company nearly $134,000 for what the officials say were welding safety violations in Omaha. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday that it ...
NE Worker Reports Respiratory Inflammation After Welding in Rail Car

OSHA fines McAfee Electric - Atlanta Business Chronicle


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OSHA fines McAfee Electric
Atlanta Business Chronicle
McAfee Electric has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.
New OSHA Reporting Mandate Includes Single Employee Hospitalization
OSHA cites company after worker receives electrical jolt in Dublin
OSHA proposes $133900 fine for Omaha company
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New OSHA Rule Requires Employers to Self-Report Severe Injuries Which Will ... - The National Law Review


New OSHA Rule Requires Employers to Self-Report Severe Injuries Which Will ...
The National Law Review
Three years ago OSHA announced a proposal to add a requirement to report the hospitalization of one employee (instead of three), an amputation or the loss of an eye. Under the proposed rule, those reports would be required within 24, rather than eight, ...

OSHA fines company $14K for 'willful' safety violations in trench cave-in that ... - The Denver Channel


The Denver Channel

OSHA fines company $14K for 'willful' safety violations in trench cave-in that ...
The Denver Channel
OSHA has fined a Golden company $14,000 for "willful" safety violations in a July trench collapse in Aurora that trapped a worker for two hours. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Colorado Pipe Services on Sept. 10 for two willful ...
OSHA Fines Construction Company After Worker Gets Stuck In Trench

Condiment Maker Faces $235000 in OSHA Fines - EHS Today


EHS Today

Condiment Maker Faces $235000 in OSHA Fines
EHS Today
“Companies with more than one facility need to understand that a repeat violation is not just based upon the history of the site where the original violation occurred, and it can be based upon any of their locations covered nationally by federal OSHA ...

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