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Busy, tarnished year for public health - wwlp.com


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Busy, tarnished year for public health
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
St. Claire Regional Conducts Ebola Drill
US hospitals step up training, preparation for Ebola
Ebola 3.0

New London police chief asks to buy riot gear - WTNH


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New London police chief asks to buy riot gear
WTNH
The Day of New London reports Acting Police Chief Peter Reichard asked the City Council for permission to use $28,000 to purchase personal protective equipment. He says he's preparing for a worst-case scenario and the department doesn't have enough ...
New London police gearing up for unrest with request for riot gear

Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters - GPB


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Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters
GPB
But the reason to make a better protective suit for Ebola workers is very clear. The current "personal protective equipment" doesn't work very well. The suits, which look like futuristic space garb, overheat. The visor fogs up. And the disposable ...

AristaTek, Inc. Releases Written Brief on Use and Testing of Personal ... - Digital Journal


AristaTek, Inc. Releases Written Brief on Use and Testing of Personal ...
Digital Journal
The technical brief titled 'Ebola Virus – Use of Personal Protection Equipment' includes a consolidation of commentary from world leading organizations such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Center for Disease Control. The NFPA 1994 ...

Tullow donates Ebola Personal Protective Equipment to MOH - spyghana.com


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Tullow donates Ebola Personal Protective Equipment to MOH
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Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL) has presented 10,000 pieces of Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health as its contribution to the preparedness in the fight against the disease. Tullow Ghana. Mr. Charles Darku, Tullow General ...

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Hazard Communication and the GHS

Let me introduce myself, my name is Douglas and, save the last few years, I’ve been in mid-level construction management for most of my adult life.

When I first started out Hazard Communications and “Right to Know” were babies too. Even though they had been around for a while I didn’t keep them and I didn’t work on any job that did. No MSDS, no binders, no Hazcom policy…, nothing.

It wasn’t until I worked my way up to the bigger jobs, the 25 and 50 million dollar jobs, before…

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Posted by Douglas Beale on December 2, 2014 at 12:35pm

Some Useful Tips to Rule Out the Possibility of Car Fire

Car owners love their cars and take adequate care of them. But despite that, plenty of auto fire incidents take place around us every day. Car owner’s ignorance and negligence are the main reasons that an overwhelming number of car fire cases are reported each year.

 

Being a little bit circumspect and prudent could help car owners keep fire risks at bay. All they need to do is follow some tips and guidelines. That’s all! If they manage to follow all the necessary tips, odds of…

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Posted by Patrick Bell on December 1, 2014 at 5:18am

Safe Operation of Chainsaws

Chainsaws are dangerous tools, leading to 36,000 injuries each year.

But knowledge of personal protective equipment and safety procedures can prevent accidents.  

This safety-video-chainsaws walks you through the steps for operating chainsaws safely.

Posted by Bethany Carpenter on November 25, 2014 at 12:11pm

Hearts and Minds in winning the Battle for Safety Engagement.

 

Occupational Health and…

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Posted by Wayne Harris on November 25, 2014 at 1:21am

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

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

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BLR Safety Summit at Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk San Antonio

April 13, 2015 at 7:30am to April 15, 2015 at 4:30pm
BLR Safety Summit San Antonio, Texas April 13-15, 2015It’s hard enough to keep employees safe while they work without having to set aside hours in your workday for professional development. Why not do it all at once? Set aside two or three days in 2015 to really focus on building your own skills—and your network of colleagues—at the BLR Safety Summit.Safety Summit 2015, hosted by OSHA compliance powerhouse BLR, is a conference where the best minds in workplace safety are converging in 2015 to…See More
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PMP certification training in Philippines, Manila at Philippines,Manila

February 15, 2015 at 9am to February 18, 2015 at 6pm
EZcertifications would like to present to you our upcoming 4 day PMP Boot Camp in:      Location :  Philippines, Manila     Date:  Feb -  15th  -   18th  –  2015                          This is an Instructor-led Classroom Training which will help you to prepare for the PMP examination conducted by PMI, USA. For your convenience, we conduct PMP Classroom Training every month! If you can’t make this one, join us next month…See More
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Toe Boards for Mezzanine over lobby entry way

Just curious if anyone has any clarification on this...We recently built a new manufacturing facility that has a walkway over the lobby entrance way. This walkway is for the upstairs office but ~50…Continue

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Started by Austin Simpson Dec 5.

Occupational Health and Safety

Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

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What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 77 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

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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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OSHA cites company after 2 workers are injured - Norwalk Reflector


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OSHA cites company after 2 workers are injured
Norwalk Reflector
“Basic Grain Products must ensure that its workers are not exposed to dangerous machinery and are never expected to conduct maintenance without shutting down electrical and energy sources,” said Kim Nelson, OSHA's area director in Toledo. “Those ...
OSHA could fine Kearney plant big for worker illness
DR. DAVID MICHAELS: New OSHA reporting rules
Temporary workers and safety inspections are trending
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OSHA investigates Lubbock food service distribution company - MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM


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OSHA investigates Lubbock food service distribution company
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"We can confirm OSHA has an open and ongoing investigation regarding this incident at Dynamic Foods. OSHA cannot comment on open and ongoing investigations. If violations of OSHA standards are found, then OSHA can and will issue citations and ...

OSHA cites, fines VT Halter Marine - Jackson Clarion Ledger


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OSHA cites, fines VT Halter Marine
Jackson Clarion Ledger
VT Halter Marine faces five safety violation citations from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after two employees were critically injured June 25 when two cranes collapsed at the shipbuilder's Pascagoula shipyard.
OSHA cites VT Halter Marine after June crane collapse critically injured 2 ...
VT Halter Marine cited for five violations in crane collapse
Agency cites VT Halter Marine in crane collapse

OSHA Investigating CO Leak at North Fargo Facility - Valley News Live


OSHA Investigating CO Leak at North Fargo Facility
Valley News Live
New developments surrounding a carbon monoxide leak at Red River Commodities yesterday afternoon that sent 19 people to area hospitals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has a mission: to help employers and employees ...

OSHA fines Surelan Foods after worker's death - San Antonio Express-News


OSHA fines Surelan Foods after worker's death
San Antonio Express-News
“We are in receipt of the OSHA notifications and are currently in review of them and will work to diligently correct what needs correction,” Surlean spokesman Gavino Ramos said in an email. “The safety of our team members continues to be a top priority.”.

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