Keep track of severe weather, earthquakes, biological hazard accidents, power outages, hazmat, volcanic activity, tornados, droughts and other emergencies in real time at RSOE EDIS – Emergency and Disaster Information Service
When you get to the site you’re presented with a map of the world with all kinds of flashing icons showing you where the emergencies are. Zoom in and move around much like you would in Google maps to see what emergencies are local (or to monitor loved ones in other parts of the world).
Below the map you’ll see the emergencies listed as the occur. At this time with Ebola from and center in world affairs, the first thing shown is the list of Ebola Global Emergencies.
There’s even a “earth approaching
Have a look around, bookmark the site and revisit daily to keep an eye on what’s happening globally or locally.
You might have heard about the fact that OSHA’s making some changes to it’s online injury and illness reporting requirements.
Curious what it’s going to entail?
Thanks to our friends at convergence training you can see a screen-by-screen sneak peek.
Go to http://blog.convergencetraining.com/oshas-new-injury-illness-online-reporting-requirement and have a look for yourself. Jeff has done a great job of showing you everything you need. Thanks Jeff Dalto!
Want to know where you picked up that germ that kept you home sick last week?
Check out this news report
From our friends at Dupont…
Lakeland Product Information and Suggestions
Lakeland’s ChemMax1 with sealed seams is well suited for protection in situations where exposure may occur. Lakeland’s ChemMax1 fabric passes both ASTM F16701 and ASTM F16712 test methods for protection from blood penetration and blood borne pathogens. ChemMax1 also goes above and beyond the ASTM tests by performing at the highest possible levels in the more comprehensive European Norms (EN) and ISO testing standards related to infectious agents. The performance of ChemMax1 in testing protocols from around the world, combined with sealed seams for increased protection against fluid penetration; makes it easy to see why many humanitarian groups are trusting Lakeland’s ChemMax1 for protection.
1ASTM F1670 – 08 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood: This test determines the ability of a material to resist the penetration of synthetic blood under constant contact. The test sample is mounted on a cell separating the synthetic blood challenge liquid and a viewing port. The time and pressure protocol specifies atmospheric pressure for 5 minutes, 2.0 psi for 1 minute and atmospheric pressure fo 54 minutes. The test is terminated if visible liquid penetration occurs before or at 60 minutes.
2ASTM F 1671 – 13 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi- X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System: This test determines the ability of a material to resist the penetration of a microorganism under constant contact using a method which has been specifically designed for modeling penetration of HBV, HCV, and HIV. Because these organisms are difficult to use, the test uses a bacteriophage, Phi-X174, one of the smallest known viruses, at 0.027 microns (μ) in diameter, similar in size and shape to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the smallest known bloodborne viral pathogen. A bacteriophage is a virus that attacks bacteria.
When was the last time you trained your workers on respiratory protection? If and when OSHA stops in and sees that your workers are using respirators you’re going to need to show documentation that shows that these workers have been properly trained in how to wear the respirator properly, how to clean it, how to store it, how to do a seal check, etc…
You could get a safety professional in to train everyone but there is a quicker and easier way to get the training. The Department of Labor has a video on Youtube that you can access and show to your workers that covers all the essentials of respirator safety.
Click on the video link below to access the video
If you’re going to try to fake an injury on the job, step number one would be to make sure that there are no security cameras recording your every move.
This is a lesson that Glenn Jones, a 58-year-old Cleveland worker had to find out the hard way.
The video below, posted on Youtube, shows Glenn Jones, moving what looks like a wooden cover of some sort and then stomping on the wooden floor below while looking around to make sure no one sees him. He then bends over as if to adjust something so that the hole he’s just created isn’t obvious. The video then jumps to the next day at 8 AM and shows Glenn Jones laying down on the ground and putting his leg in the hole.
Glenn was sentenced to 180 days in jail which was later changed to one year’s probation and 80 hours of community service for first-degree misdemeanor in filing a false claim against his employer.
Watch Glenn at work in the video below: