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Laboratory Guidance on Ebola - Medscape


Medscape

Laboratory Guidance on Ebola
Medscape
During specimen collection, we recommend using personal protective equipment such as full face shield or goggles, masks to cover all of the nose and mouth, gloves, and fluid-resistant or -impermeable gowns. And we note that additional personal ...
Ebola Scan for Aug 26, 2014

Rise in paraquat use leads to warnings for pesticide applicators, dealers in ... - Montana State University


Rise in paraquat use leads to warnings for pesticide applicators, dealers in ...
Montana State University
As a result, Tharp warns applicators to be aware of the personal protective equipment requirements that are listed on the product label. He also reminds dealers that they aren't required to suggest personal protective equipment to customers, but if ...

Government of Canada Announces New Program to Improve Personal ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)


Government of Canada Announces New Program to Improve Personal ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Canada has a globally competitive, innovation-intensive defence and security industry that employs more than 100,000 Canadians. -- Military and civilian armoured vehicles and personal protective equipment are key segments of this industry that will ...

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
All rights reserved. Share; Get Citation. Fischer II WA, Hynes NA, Perl TM. Protecting Health Care Workers From Ebola: Personal Protective Equipment Is Critical but Is Not Enough. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 26 August 2014] doi:10.7326/M14-1953.

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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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Used the wrong…

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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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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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OSHA News

OSHA Initiative Directs Untimely Whistleblowers To NLRB - JD Supra (press release)


OSHA Initiative Directs Untimely Whistleblowers To NLRB
JD Supra (press release)
OSHA estimates that the agency dismisses hundreds of meritorious claims each year based solely on the fact that the claim was not filed within this short time frame. While the referral agreement does not alter this 30-day statute of limitations, OSHA ...

California: When the Earth Shakes, OSHA Listens - The National Law Review


California: When the Earth Shakes, OSHA Listens
The National Law Review
Napa County, California recently experienced a 6.1 magnitude earthquake with multiple aftershocks – the largest earthquake in the region in 25 years. Earthquakes can occur at any time with no warning, so it is important to maintain constant preparedness.

JCHC Does 'Very Well' On Strict OSHA Inspection - Sheridan Media (press release)


JCHC Does 'Very Well' On Strict OSHA Inspection
Sheridan Media (press release)
Brenda Gorm, from the Amie Holt Care Center, reported that OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, had performed an inspection at the facility but she had not yet heard the results. Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward was given the ...

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 piecing together events in Walmart fatality - NBC Montana


NBC Montana

OSHA piecing together events in Walmart fatality
NBC Montana
The identity of the Walmart employee who fell from a moveable staircase at the Kalispell store has been released. Larry Wurtz, 57, of Kalispell passed away due to head injuries from that fall. More Headlines. Kalispell native returns home for air show ...
OSHA reviews conflicting accounts, response time in Kalispell Walmart worker's ...
OSHA reviewing conflicting accounts in fatal fall
OSHA Investigates Kalispell Walmart After Employee Death

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