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Tightened Guidance for US Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective ... - HealthCanal.com


Businessweek

Tightened Guidance for US Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective ...
HealthCanal.com
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on specific personal protective ...
Ebola and the evolution of Personal Protective Equipment recommendations

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 ...

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 issues new rules for protecting workers from Ebola
Infection Protection: New CDC Ebola Guidelines Stress Gear Ritual
CDC issues formal guidelines giving workers more protection against Ebola
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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 ...

Michiana hospitals continue to train staff on Ebola protocols - Fox 28


Fox 28

Michiana hospitals continue to train staff on Ebola protocols
Fox 28
Memorial's Chief Nursing Officer Bev Teegarden, R.N. (on right), demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment at a meeting with clinical leaders this morning. The same equipment is used at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka and ...

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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

Does or Should Sex Sell Safety?

Does or Should Sex Sell Safety? (Or encourage people to read a blog article?)



sexy safety Certainly most agree that safety messages can be monotonous, boring and unappealing hence largely ignored, despite their important content (or otherwise). Airlines such as Virgin and Air New Zealand have made several entertaining attempts, using sex, music and bright lights to get passengers to look up from their… 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

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

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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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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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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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Worker injured in incident at future site of Embassy Suites downtown - WLKY Louisville


Worker injured in incident at future site of Embassy Suites downtown
WLKY Louisville
OSHA is investigating and has a crew on scene and confirmed it was a work site injury. Throughout the day some workers said the man fell from scaffolding inside. WLKY was told the man works for BJB Incorporated, one of a couple different contractors ...
Construction worker being treated after workplace fall

Cal/OSHA, CDC issue Ebola guidance as concern for workers continues - Safety.BLR.com


Mother Jones

Cal/OSHA, CDC issue Ebola guidance as concern for workers continues
Safety.BLR.com
California OSHA (Cal/OSHA) has issued interim guidance to keep healthcare workers, emergency responders, and others from contracting Ebola. Find out why the state took this action and how the guidelines differ from federal recommendations.
These Rules Can Protect Doctors and Nurses From Ebola—If They're Followed

Body recovered from sludge at El Paso wastewater treatment plant (Update) - El Paso Times


KVIA El Paso

Body recovered from sludge at El Paso wastewater treatment plant (Update)
El Paso Times
"The initial reports to OSHA indicate the workers had been performing repair work in a pump pit between two clarifiers at the plant," said Diana Petterson, regional public affairs director at the U.S. Department of Labor. "When a leak occurred in the ...
EPFD recovered the body of second man at wastewater plant Thursday
Update: 2 who died at Lower Valley El Paso wastewater treatment plant were ...

Transportation Firm Facing $145420 in OSHA Fines for Forklift and Fall Hazards - EHS Today


WTNH

Transportation Firm Facing $145420 in OSHA Fines for Forklift and Fall Hazards
EHS Today
OSHA opened the March 28 inspection in response to a complaint. The inspection included an evaluation of forklift use, as required by the Local Emphasis Program for Powered Industrial Vehicles. OSHA implemented the program to reduce fatalities and ...
OSHA pushes crane safety rules
OSHA cites New Haven pharmacy for multiple violations
Zip line to safety wasn't safe, OSHA says
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Stiffer OSHA Penalties Considered - K2 Radio


Stiffer OSHA Penalties Considered
K2 Radio
The employer, COP Wyoming LLC, initially received five citations related to the accident that caused Brett Collins' death. Two citations were dismissed, and the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed $13,860 in fines for ...

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