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Demand Jumps for Protective Equipment as Ebola Cases Spur Hospitals Into ... - New York Times


New York Times

Demand Jumps for Protective Equipment as Ebola Cases Spur Hospitals Into ...
New York Times
Major manufacturers of personal protective equipment say they have already experienced a significant spike in demand for their products, as hospitals across the country brace for potential new cases of Ebola, which has already killed more than 4,500 ...

Manufacturers see spike in demand for personal protective gear in light of US ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune


Kansas City Star

Manufacturers see spike in demand for personal protective gear in light of US ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
30, when the first case of Ebola was reported in the United States, Baumgartner said demand for his personal protective equipment kits, containing impermeable gowns, foot covers, face masks and other respiratory protection, has been "unprecedented.".
Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear

Cleveland announces type of personal protection equipment being purchased ... - NewsNet5.com


NewsNet5.com

Cleveland announces type of personal protection equipment being purchased ...
NewsNet5.com
Monday: Wearing the proper personal protective gear when treating someone with the Ebola virus could be the difference between once case and an outbreak. But, not all protective suits offer the same degree of protection. On its website, DuPont states ...

CDC Changes Ebola Guidelines - TIME


USA TODAY

CDC Changes Ebola Guidelines
TIME
Prior to working with Ebola patients, health care workers must be repeatedly trained and demonstrate competency in treating a patient with Ebola, especially putting on and taking off PPE. “Facilities need to ensure all healthcare providers practice ...
CDC Announces Tightened Guidance for US Healthcare Workers on Personal ...
Ebola and the evolution of Personal Protective Equipment recommendations
CDC issues new rules for protecting workers from Ebola

Suiting Up for Ebola: CDC Will Issue New Protective Gear Guidelines - NBCNews.com


Suiting Up for Ebola: CDC Will Issue New Protective Gear Guidelines
NBCNews.com
Alarmed at learning that nurses in Dallas didn't know how to protect themselves from a patient infected with Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue new, clearer guidelines soon. Anyone treating an Ebola patient ...

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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

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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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.

Have you done any of these?

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

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PMP certification training in UAE,Abu Dhabi at UAE,Abu Dhabi

November 16, 2014 at 9am to November 19, 2014 at 6pm
EZcertifications would like to present to you our upcoming 4 day PMP Boot Camp in:   Location: UAE,Abu Dhabi   Date:  Nov -  16th - 19th - 2014This 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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PMP certification training in UAE,Dubai at UAE,Dubai

November 16, 2014 at 9am to November 19, 2014 at 6pm
EZcertifications would like to present to you our upcoming 4 day PMP Boot Camp in:   Location: UAE,Dubai   Date:  Nov - 16 - 19 - 2014This 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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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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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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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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Retailer not getting the message on OSHA violations - Safety.BLR.com


Retailer not getting the message on OSHA violations
Safety.BLR.com
OSHA has come down hard on a national discount retail chain for willfully and repeatedly exposing workers to serious hazards at a Texas location. Find out what's behind the citations and make sure your business isn't making similar mistakes. For a ...

OSHA investigating Hillsboro Fire & Rescue; department held training at ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com


OSHA investigating Hillsboro Fire & Rescue; department held training at ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Now, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is "looking into" the Hillsboro fire department, said OSHA spokeswoman Melanie Mesaros. The case was opened Oct. 1, Mesaros said, though she would confirm no other details. The agency ...

Top Ten OSHA Violations 2014 - Contractor Mag


Contractor Mag

Top Ten OSHA Violations 2014
Contractor Mag
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has listed their Top Ten Most-Cited violations for 2014. Enforcing workplace safety regulations is the administration's main responsibility, and mechanical contractors have more than their share of ...

OSHA begins inspection of Willmar Jennie-O plant - Park Rapids Enterprise


OSHA begins inspection of Willmar Jennie-O plant
Park Rapids Enterprise
The first goal of OSHA's inspection is to gather information and determine what may have caused the mass medical situation, said James Honerman, spokesman for the state's OSHA division, part of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

After illnesses, Willmar Jennie-O plant OSHA inspection begins - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press


CBS Local

After illnesses, Willmar Jennie-O plant OSHA inspection begins
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening. The first goal of OSHA's inspection is to ...
OSHA Inspects Willmar Turkey Plant
Willmar Jennie-O plant gets the once-over from OSHA
OSHA Dialogue on Hazardous Work Chemical Exposures

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