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Challenges and rewards of working on Ebola outbreak - World Health Organization (press release)


World Health Organization (press release)

Challenges and rewards of working on Ebola outbreak
World Health Organization (press release)
Mauricio and Catherine spend 7 hours per day inside the treatment centre, fully dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE), caring for between 40 and 50 patients a day. WHO has supplied PPE to health workers responding to this Ebola outbreak.

PPE in a heat wave - World Cement


PPE in a heat wave
World Cement
With summer upon us and the mercury rising, it can be tempting for employees to stop wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which often becomes uncomfortable in hot temperatures, but according to workplace equipment supplier Slingsby there are ...

With new equipment and training, Almarante Fire District gains new insurance ... - Crestview News Bulletin


With new equipment and training, Almarante Fire District gains new insurance ...
Crestview News Bulletin
He and many of the department's 14 volunteer firefighters wore the new personal protective equipment — purchased with FEMA aid — during an open house on Saturday. With the acquired equipment and volunteer training, the department has received a ...

Federal Firefighter Grant helps recoup Atlantic City Fire Department equipment ... - Government Security News


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Federal Firefighter Grant helps recoup Atlantic City Fire Department equipment ...
Government Security News
In addition to its other widespread destruction, Hurricane Sandy also undermined the effectiveness of multiple sets of the Atlantic City Fire Department's (ACFD) personal protective equipment via several feet of salt water, oil, gasoline, and sewage ...
AC Fire Department to see additional funds

Engineer Warns About Necessity to Use Protective Equipment in Construction ... - AllAfrica.com


Engineer Warns About Necessity to Use Protective Equipment in Construction ...
AllAfrica.com
Luanda — The Angolan engineer Pitágoras Ramos considered on Tuesday, in Luanda, fundamental the compulsory use of personal protective equipment as stated in the Angolan legislation concerning hygiene, health and safety at work. Speaking to ...

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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 Jamelle Blanco on July 25, 2014 at 11:10am

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

Basics of Medical Billing Compliance Plan

Medical billing is the process of submitting the medical bills of a patient by a hospital to the patient's insurance service provider. For example, most individuals are covered under some kind of a medical health insurance policy. This could either be State or some third party insurance coverage, but the process remains similar. Normally when a patient visits a hospital, his/her entire health related information is collected and this becomes the person's health record. This record is treated…

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Posted by John Robinson on July 17, 2014 at 5:25am

Famous Safety Quotes and Slogans

NB: If you are looking for SAFETY SLOGANS – there are a 1000 or so, and more quotesHERE …

Famous Safety Quotes
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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 11:48pm

What is safety?

What is Safety? The World’s Hardest Question?

I’ve been asked to resurrect this article which did generate some interesting discussion a while back…….. 

This article provides probably the best answer: Safety should not be about Safety…

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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 11:46pm

I’m just not that into safety anymore

I’m just not that into safety anymore READ WHOLE ARTICLE I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have argued with me that ‘safety’ in our workplaces means that we must do everything we can to control people so that they do not hurt themselves at work. These people have said to me, “we can’t let…

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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 5:24pm

Safety should not just be about safety

We recently asked “What is Safety”? and got quite a mixed response but I think this article by Dr Rob just about nails it! 

Safety Should NOT Be About Safety

“if your world is…

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Posted by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 5:16pm

Prepare for Hazardous Waste Hazards

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Workers dealing with hazardous waste and substances have the right to a safe workplace. The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency…

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Posted by Jamelle Blanco on July 11, 2014 at 7:02am

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Northern Gateway Pipeline Safety Provisions in Detail

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Global Medical Device Regulation: US, EU and Canada at Courtyard Chicago O'Hare

September 4, 2014 at 9am to September 5, 2014 at 6pm
Overview:This course provides an overview of international medical device regulations. Beginning with a discussion of the similarity of global requirements, including both voluntary and mandatory standards and directives, and progressing to in-depth analyses of market specific requirements, the course provides the student with resources to meet the regulatory requirements for the largest world markets. Country-specific regulatory requirements for Canada, EU, and US are included.Why should you…See More
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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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Started by Kay J. Sharp. Last reply by Arnold Brame on Thursday.

How do you evaluate absorbent products?

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 Jul 23.

Handheld Medical Devices - The Next Revolution in Healthcare?

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 Jul 17.

Improtant of Health & Safety Signs 8 Replies

Unfortunately people avoid it and sometime it makes their life in danger.  But safety signs are an important part of good health…Continue

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Started by healthandsafetysigns. Last reply by David Collins Jul 15.

Got any safety related jokes? 4 Replies

I came across this and thought it was quite funny, has anyone on here got any good ones?…Continue

Tags: funny, safety, and, health

Started by Yellow Jacket. Last reply by Arnold Brame Jul 8.

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OSHA Investigates Mowing Accident That Electrocuted Nowata Man - News On 6


OSHA Investigates Mowing Accident That Electrocuted Nowata Man
News On 6
Hutchison can't believe what happened on her property on the North side of Frank Phillips Boulevard near Comanche Street. OSHA is investigating the accident, since Walls was working when he stopped. "I just got numb. I couldn't cry, I couldn't do ...

OSHA, FMCSA agree to share information regarding retaliation, coercion ... - Safety.BLR.com


Safety.BLR.com

OSHA, FMCSA agree to share information regarding retaliation, coercion ...
Safety.BLR.com
OSHA and the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the coordination between the agencies regarding anti-retaliation provisions in the ...
OSHA and FMCSA Sign Pact Focusing on Whistleblower Protection

OSHA investigating Georgia Pacific workplace fatality - Dothan Eagle


OSHA investigating Georgia Pacific workplace fatality
Dothan Eagle
OSHA spokesperson Lindsay Williams said a team is on site and in the early stages of an investigation following a fatality that occurred just before midnight Thursday. Williams said investigators are still gathering information and it is too early to ...

Freedom pays OSHA fines - Charleston Gazette


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Freedom pays OSHA fines
Charleston Gazette
OSHA fined Freedom Industries $7,000 for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight. On Jan. 9, roughly 10,000 gallons of MCHM leaked from one of the tanks and through the riverside diked wall and left ...
Freedom Industries pays $11000 fine in chem spill

Pooler Company Faces Fines from OSHA after Warehouse Fire - WSAV-TV


Pooler Company Faces Fines from OSHA after Warehouse Fire
WSAV-TV
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is citing a Pooler company for safety violations after a warehouse fire in May. And it's fining the company nearly $17,000. The two alarm fire at American Packing and Crating of Georgia happened ...
Worker dies after fall at south Kansas City construction site

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