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Common First Aid Mistakes

10 Common First-Aid Mistakes

10 Common First-Aid Mistakes. Avoid the myths and learn the realities of first-aid in this Red Cross sponsored whitepaper.

H1N1 Flu Checklist

Flu Checklist: Preparedness for the Seasonal Virus

In the United States, there is a flu season that begins every fall and ends every spring. The type of flu people get during this season is called seasonal flu.

Workplace Ergonomics Guide

Ergonomics Fact Sheet: Correcting Posture Problems

Standing, sitting, and moving incorrectly all increase your risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)—injuries often associated with repetitive strain or damage to muscles, tendons, nerves and joints.

Wireless 911 Emergency Call

Wireless 911: Hundreds of Millions Served

According to the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC), over 50 million people now use wireless phones to call 9-1-1. That is more than double the number who used wireless phones to activate EMS in 1995.

Colorimetric Field Detection Kit for Contaminant Identification

Still trying to... Get The Lead Out

The most critical steps toward lead hazard abatement are contaminant identification and removal. Researchers from CDC/NIOSH have developed two simple and reliable technologies to achieve these steps easily and without the need for extensive training.

Pandemic Influenza

Public health experts warn pandemic influenza poses a significant risk to the United States and the world—only its timing, severity, and exact strain remain uncertain. International, Federal, State, local, and tribal government agencies are diligently planning for the public health response to this potential pandemic. The disease could be severe and could affect our critical infrastructure and our nation’s economic and social security. It is important that you take action.

Inside the EPA’s Proposed Change to the Noise Reduction Rating

Inside the EPA Proposed Change to the Noise Reduction Rating

In anticipation of the EPA's expected change to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR), Howard Leight has issued a brochure that explains known details of the proposed changes for hearing protectors. Titled, "Inside the EPA's Proposed Change to the Noise Reduction Rating," the brochure is designed as a handy information resource for safety managers, providing background on the impending new rating system and the ANSI testing protocols on which it is expected to be based.

Combating Common Objections to Hearing Protection Wear

Combating Common Objections to Hearing Protection Wear

Keeping workers properly protected from hazardous noise and motivated to wear their hearing protectors is a challenge for any safety manager. With proper training and ongoing encouragement, most workers do wear their earplugs or earmuffs on the job. However, there are always a few workers who feel compelled to raise objections instead of just donning their hearing protectors and getting on with the job.

Plant Mentor

Boost ROI with Online Training for Plant Personnel

Introduction to Advanced Back Calculation

What comes to mind when there is a toxic chemical release? The most obvious responses involve evacuation or shelter in place of the people in the path of the plume. To predict the path, area, and severity of a plume impact, you need a dispersion model. The basic information required to initiate a dispersion model is weather data, identification of the chemical, and the rate of the chemical release. However, the Achille' heel of this information is the release rate specification: "How big is the hole?" SAFER Systems has developed and patented a unique scheme for estimating the release rate. The algorithm to implement the scheme is called Advanced Back Calculation® (ABC). The idea basically involves “reverse engineering” a dispersion model. While we usually input the release rate to the dispersion model and obtain the concentration field for the plume-impacted area, in ABC we utilize the concentration field data to estimate the release rate.