By OH&S Staff
Last year, the 6,000-squaremile National Capital Region around Washington, D.C., which includes the Pentagon and offices for about 340,000 federal workers, received the first seven Mobile Evacuation Buses produced by High Point, N.C.’s Sartin Services Inc. Ed Sartin, the company’s president, said emergency responders in many jurisdictions are looking for vehicles that can accommodate multiple patients.
By Jerry Laws
TradeFair Group Inc.'s Industrial Fire, Safety & Security conference is growing rapidly, in terms of attendance and exhibitors, and the 2008 edition (Feb. 6-8) offers a strong seminar lineup at Houston's Reliant Center. It has become a leading conference for Gulf Coast petrochemical emergency officials and vendors serving the energy sector.
By Linda J. Sherrard
It was a model job site, each employee wearing spotlessly clean safety glasses or goggles at every workstation. (Here is where experience comes in, however. The trash cans and floors held the evidence: newly deposited wrappers from someone walking through and handing out new equipment just before the inspection!)
By Robert Pater
Do you believe a person's mind can make him sick? Or, on the flip side, the way we think can potentially boost our health?
By D. Jeff Burton, PE, CIH
Question: One of our forklift truck operators recently complained of headache. I think he might have been overexposed to carbon monoxide (CO).
By Ronnie Rittenberry
Horror stories are the stock-in-trade for Web developers and computer help desk personnel. They are the ones who receive the frantic, middle-of-the-night calls from clients confronted with clawing scrapes and eerie screeches coming from their CPUs, or customers in equal despair wishing their system would make any sound and not just stare at them blankly upon startup, dead.
By Marc Barrera
Dr. Mike Holbrook, director of the Robert E. Shope, M.D., Laboratory, a Biosafety Level-4 lab at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, deals with some of the deadliest viruses known to man, including Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, Junin, and Nipah viruses. It goes without saying that special precautions are put into place to ensure total security and safety.