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Technical Brief on Use, Testing of Personal Protective Gear for Ebola - HSToday


Technical Brief on Use, Testing of Personal Protective Gear for Ebola
HSToday
The technical brief, Ebola Virus – Use of Personal Protection Equipment, includes a consolidation of commentary from world leading organizations such as the World Health Organization and CDC. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1994 ...

DLA Troop Support sends personal protective equipment to Liberia - DVIDS (press release) (registration)


DLA Troop Support sends personal protective equipment to Liberia
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Maj. John Dills (left), the 36th Engineer Brigade chief of current operations, helps zip and close Sgt. 1st Class Venrick James' (right), a 36th Engineer Brigade Soldier, Tyvek protective suit around his M40 protective mask during training inside the ...

ECRI Institute Creates Ebola Price Index for Personal Protective Equipment ... - Crowdsourcing.org


ECRI Institute Creates Ebola Price Index for Personal Protective Equipment ...
Crowdsourcing.org
... Personal Protective Equipment; Asks... -- PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-US… http://www.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=ECRI+Institute+Creates+Ebola+Price+Index+for+Personal+Protective+Equipment%3B+Asks..

ECRI Creates Ebola Price Index for PPE, Asks Hospitals to Engage in ... - Infection Control Today


ECRI Creates Ebola Price Index for PPE, Asks Hospitals to Engage in ...
Infection Control Today
The ECRI Institute Ebola PPE Price Index, a central feature of the site, is a benchmark database of prices paid for personal protective equipment (PPE). The Index includes PPE products in nine key categories with manufacturer make and model, and low, ...

Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat! - WSHU


WSHU

Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!
WSHU
These acronyms present a special challenge for radio reporters, who might have to tell an interview subject: "Can you repeat that, only don't say PPE, say personal protective equipment." But in way, these acronyms tell the story of the outbreak. Here's ...

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How much does poor safety communication cost organisations?

According to a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications, a business with 100 employees spends an average of 17 hours a week clarifying communication.

This translates to an annual cost of$528,443 (even higher for larger companies).



Where there are communication barriers, due to people misunderstanding information, there are also productivity losses. The same study found that the cumulative cost per…

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Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on November 12, 2014 at 12:33am

Fire Safety Tips for Upcoming Halloween

                                                

Halloween is round the corner. It is time to light the Jack-o-lanterns and bring out the spooky costumes from the closet. And it’s time to celebrate.

You must be eager to start enjoying the festivity. Make sure that you have taken all the precautions to ensure safety. While you are enjoying indoors or your kids are going wild, spooking everyone out on the sidewalk, make sure there is no…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on November 3, 2014 at 4:51am

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World



Source: Karl E. Weick and Karlene H. Roberts, “Collective Mind in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks,” Administrative Science Quarterly 3 (1993): 357. DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Ya gotta watch the video below - turn it up LOUD - then go back to work and think whether…

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Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:05pm

Social Media Safety

Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media



cyber safety There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; Turkle (2011) Alone Together and Keen (2007, 2012) The Cult of the Amateur and… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:03pm

The Manual Handling Secret

The Manual Handling Secret



image One of the great challenges of safety is effective manual handling. One in three of all injuries in the Australian workplace are due to manual handling issues. For years we have been developing programs, codes of practice and regulations to help minimize this problem – but little did I realize we have been missing the secret. Whilst some thought compliance was made… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:01pm

Safety Measuring Does Things to People

‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it)



safety measurement It has become fashionable for organisations to use positive or leading indicators as a way to ‘measure’ their risk and safety ‘performance’. Leaders in some organisations have proudly told me how they are ‘progressive’, ‘generative’ and ‘world class’ because they focus on leading indictors and ‘the stuff that… Continue

Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Fire Safety Awareness Generated by Red Cross during the Fire Prevention Month

October is the National Fire Prevention Month. Although the fire safety campaigns continue for the whole month, rather all the year round, the second week of October is designated as the fire safety week.

Sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), this one month long fire safety prevention campaign has its roots dating back to 1871. It was during that year when the Great Chicago Fire incident occurred.…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on October 8, 2014 at 2:15am

Art of Persuasion and Safety leadership

I recently hosted a one day senior management workshop for a group of 20 managers.  The main purpose to change their attitudes and behaviours in regards to safety, management and leadership.

I decided to approach the workshop using techniques that would inspire them to look at how they interact at different levels with the workforce and most importantly develop their style of communication.

Throughout the training I only used the actual word “Safety” less than a dozen times.…

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Posted by Wayne Harris on October 5, 2014 at 10:47pm

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 October 5, 2014 at 10:42pm

Addressing hand protection regulations in the oil and gas industry

The oil and gas industry in the United States is in the midst of a historic boom, with employment up 40 percent since the recession began in 2007 and 60 percent since it officially ended in 2009. An additional 100 American factories, with 1 million associated jobs, are scheduled to come on line by 2017.

However, the vast majority of jobs in the oil and gas industry carry risks far beyond the typical workplace. ISHN magazine addresses the need for hand protection regulations in the oil…

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Posted by Safety Community on September 26, 2014 at 1:35pm

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I am seeing more and more health and safety professionals on Twitter sharing information, articles and links about workplace safety. In fact, you can now follow Ansell (creator of this fine social…Continue

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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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OSHA cites Nissin Brake for safety violations - Chattanooga Times Free Press


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OSHA cites Nissin Brake for safety violations
Chattanooga Times Free Press
“Nissin Brake Georgia has failed in its responsibility to protect employees from workplace hazards associated with unguarded equipment, electrical hazards and training workers on safety practices,” said Christi Griffin, director of OSHA's Atlanta office.
Two shipyards face OSHA penalties
Shipbuilder Cited for Serious Safety, Health Violations
Alabama Shipbuilder Cited for Serious Safety and Health Violations

OSHA investigating Suffolk carbon monoxide incident - WAVY-TV


OSHA investigating Suffolk carbon monoxide incident
WAVY-TV
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — OSHA is now investigating what caused 13 workers in Suffolk to have to go to the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning on Thursday. On Friday, 10 On Your side went back to the warehouse where it all took place and got a ...

CAL/OSHA fines Burlingame construction company $106K for deaths of 2 bridge ... - Contra Costa Times


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CAL/OSHA fines Burlingame construction company $106K for deaths of 2 bridge ...
Contra Costa Times
Cal/OSHA cited Disney Construction Inc. and fined the company $106,110 for using a crane that had not been certified or inspected for defects according to current standards, failing to perform an unmanned trial run and having no qualified signal person ...
Cal/OSHA Cites Disney Construction for 2 Worker Fatalities: Faulty Equipment ...

OSHA proposes $330G in fines to shipper for Billerica violations - Lowell Sun


OSHA proposes $330G in fines to shipper for Billerica violations
Lowell Sun
OSHA found that the Billerica building's roof leaked water on to the work floor, where electrical cabinets and forklift battery chargers were located. Employees stood in water while plugging in battery chargers and drove forklifts in slippery conditions.

OSHA investigating death at Mosinee paper mill - Wausau Daily Herald


Wausau Daily Herald

OSHA investigating death at Mosinee paper mill
Wausau Daily Herald
Allen said OSHA officials think the man was wearing a harness, but they are looking into whether it was being used properly. Taylor Insulation has no history of OSHA violations at the Merrill facility, he said. In 2011, more than 260 construction ...

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