New Test Predicts Hearing Loss

September 2, 2014 Leave a comment

One of the mysteries of hearing loss is why some people lose their hearing while working in a high noise environment and why some others, working in the same environment, don’t.

A new test that measures the Temporary Threshold Shift (TTS) seems to be able to predict who will and who won’t suffer hearing loss.

Apparently in some people, the cells of the inner ear recover quicker than others when exposed to high frequencies. Those who recover quickly are apparently not as prone to hearing loss as those who take longer to recover.

The article, published in the Occupational & Environment Medicine is available here.

Labor Day

September 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Labor-Day

and to all the women who actually go into labor today… well done, good timing! : )

 

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Watch a Pair of Healthy Lungs vs. a Pair of Smoker’s Lungs

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400 people will die this coming weekend

According to the National Safety Council, it is estimated that almost 400 people will lose their lives on the roads during this upcoming labor day weekend.

First recommendation… Buckle up! If everyone wore their seatbelt, the NSC estimates that 144 lives may be saved.

They also give the following safety recommendations to help make sure that you aren’t one of the fatalities this coming weekend:

  • Refrain from using cell phones – handheld or hands-free – because there is no safe way to use a cell phone while driving
  • Do not manipulate in-vehicle infotainment systems or electronic devices, including GPS systems, while the vehicle is in motion
  • Make sure all passengers are buckled up and children are in safety seats appropriate for their age and size
  • Allow plenty of travel time to avoid frustration and diminish the impulse to speed
  • Drive defensively and exercise caution, especially during inclement weather
  • Designate a non-drinking driver or plan for alternative transportation, such as a taxi

Read more in a NSC white paper entitled “Labor Day Holiday Period Traffic Fatality, 2014

Please have a safe labor day weekend everyone!

Prosecution of Buyers of Sex acts with Children (infographic)

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Want to learn more? Go to http://www.demandingjustice.org/home/

Germs in the Office (Infographic)

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Toolbox Talks App

Imagine having 850 different safety meeting topics and toolbox talks available at your fingertips any time you want them. A new smartphone, PC or tablet app gives you exactly that.

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From the safetymeetingapps.com website:

Safety Meeting App is the Premiere Provider of OSHA Safety Meetings.

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One Account For the Whole Company

The Safety Meeting App is perfect for:
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The Safety Meeting App allows you to:
Easily store current & past meetings in the event they are needed. Records are stored electronically.

Download a 30-day trial of the safety meeting app

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