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Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment - The Guardian


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Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment
The Guardian
John Tugbeh, spokesman for the strikers at John F Kennedy hospital in Monrovia, said the nurses would not return to work until they were supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE), the hazardous material-style suits which guard against ...
Ebola: Liberia Nurses On Strike Demanding Higher Pay And Protective Gear
Nocal Presents PPEs to Health Ministry
Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia

Frost & Sullivan: Hazard-Prone Maritime Transportation Industry Intensifies ... - PR Newswire UK (press release)


Frost & Sullivan: Hazard-Prone Maritime Transportation Industry Intensifies ...
PR Newswire UK (press release)
LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal protection equipment (PPE) is gaining traction in the marine transportation industry, which is fraught with various hazards. As a significant share of global trade takes place through the maritime route ...

Hazard-Prone Maritime Transportation Industry Intensifies Focus on Personal ... - Newswire Today (press release)


Hazard-Prone Maritime Transportation Industry Intensifies Focus on Personal ...
Newswire Today (press release)
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - London, United Kingdom, 2014/08/26 - As awareness on the importance and long-term returns of using better-quality PPE grows, so will market revenues - Chemicals.Frost.com.

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.

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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

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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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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 industry holds to four important…See More
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Ensuring Safety at the Workplace by Preventing Fire

                        Ensuring Safety at the Workplace by Preventing FireLife 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 the employers as well to ensure such safety.…See More
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Live Webinar on FDA Adverse Event Reporting for Drugs and Medical Devices at Online

September 25, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
This web seminar presents an overview of FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting Systems for Drugs and Medical Devices. Adverse Event Reporting for Investigational Drugs/Medical Devices and post-approval Adverse Event reporting will be covered. Attendees will receive information about FDA Adverse Event regulations and how to interpret and comply with the various regulations.This is a must attend webinar for those personnel that require an understanding of the regulations governing  FDA’s Adverse Event…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

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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 citations over practices at company that led to employee death upheld on ... - The Louisiana Record


OSHA citations over practices at company that led to employee death upheld on ...
The Louisiana Record
ISFA-Federal-OSHA-Compliance-Manual NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Texas-based Austin Industrial Specialty Services' in its appeal of Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) citations over ...

Police: OSHA will not review Menards fatal accident - The Macomb Daily


Police: OSHA will not review Menards fatal accident
The Macomb Daily
OSHA officials generally investigate workplace injuries and fatalities and work to develop programs to prevent workplace hazards. It wasn't clear why the regulatory agency did not consider the home improvement store a workplace and the offices were ...

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
Putnam Factory Cited For Serious Safety Violations

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 ...

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