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A brain-eating amoeba was found in the drinking water in St. Bernard Parish, LA, resulting in the death of a four-year old boy playing on a Slip 'N Slide last month. According to the state Department of Health, the municipality is fighting the threat by adding chlorine to its water lines to kill off any remaining parasites. The parasite in question, Naegleria fowleri, afflicts people who inhale it with the symptoms of meningitis, including headaches and vomiting. The amoeba generally enters through the nose and eats the brain.

The amoeba is not a new plight. As Water Online reported... More →
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A young engineer from Cornwall is believed to have died after he was electrocuted in a hotel shower in Africa. It is thought Alex Osborne, 24, from Lanner, was killed while using a workmate shower when his did not work properly at the Stellar Lodge in Takoradi, Ghana on February 25. Huseini Musah Awinaba, Takoradi District Police Crime Officer, told a news website in Ghana that Mr Osborne had suffered a small shock just before his death in his own shower.He then asked his colleague, fellow drilling engineer Andrew Rowe if he could use his. Moments later Mr Rowe heard screams and allegedly saw ... More →
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In the past, healthcare providers and public health entities interpreted federal law as a requirement that a paper copy of each VIS had to be handed to the recipient prior to vaccination, and that the recipient must take this copy away with him or her following the vaccination. The evolution of electronic media has resulted in broadening of this interpretation. For example, A practice may produce permanent, laminated, office copies of each VIS, which may be read by recipients prior to vaccination.
VISs may be reviewed on a computer monitor (or any video display).
VISs may be download... More →
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This Module applies to all mine employees and mine contractors to ensure that electrical hazards are recognized and controlled through identification of roles and responsibilities, purchasing and use, grounding, inspections, electrostatic grounding, power lines, work on live equipment, safe design and control, lightning detection and protection, electric hand tools, training and qualifications, and audits and reviews.
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Integrity in reporting and timely investigation are critical steps for the prevention of future occurrences. Laws and regulations result in two incident categories that mandate different types of reporting:

A. Incidents reportable to regulatory authorities: All safety and health incident investigations that are mandated to be reported should be promptly examined to identify means to prevent re-occurrence and communicated to the respective regulatory authorities.

B. Incidents that are non-reportable to regulatory authorities: Non-reportable safety and health incidents shou... More →
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Companies should establish and maintain appropriate safety and health management records as designated by senior management that include, among others

1. Safety and health policy
2. Objectives
3. Responsibilities
4. Audit investigations
5. Management reviews
6. Documents required by law or regulation

The type and volume of records should reflect the size, complexity and risks of the organization. The safety and health management systems should identify those documents that require retention and maintenance. Documentation should be develop... More →
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CORESafety is offering a new resource that establishes standard operating procedures for the reporting and investigation of accidents and incidents to determine the underlying causes. Performance requirements include accident/incident reporting and investigation process. The resource document also includes -

Preventative and Corrective Actions
Accident and Incident Trend Analysis
Accident and Incident Investigation Training
Accident and Incident Investigation Quality and Verification, and
Records Management... More →
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For information on the following issues from NIOSH:

Asthma and Allergies
Avian Influenza (Flu)
Bloodborne Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B & C)
Cancer (Occupational)
Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Flavorings-Related Lung Disease
Flu in the Workplace
Genetics in the Workplace
H1N1 Influenza Virus (Swine Flu)
Heart Disease
Latex Allergies
Lyme Disease
MRSA
Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention
Pneumoconioses
Reproductive Health
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Skin Exposure... More →
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Alert 14-12    Equipment Shift During Rig Up Results in Near Miss
Alert 14-11    Lack of Communication Results in Fatality
Alert 14-10    Dropped Landing String Results in Near Miss
Alert 14-09    High Potential Incident - Struck by Dropped Object
Alert 14-08    Maintenance on Accommodation's Elevator Results in a Fatality
Alert 14-07    Arm Caught in Pinch Point on Hydraulic Catwalk Results in Deep Contusion
Alert 14-06    Ta... More →
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Rick Marlowe, Director of Safety Awareness at CONSOL Energy, recently gave a presentation on Risk Management and addressed the issue of how would CORESafety and its focus on risk assessment could impact the safety incidents at your location in the past year.

Please download the Risk Management presentation or visit the Fatality Prevention/Risk Management module for more information and resources.
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Occupation health should be treated on par with worker safety. The only difference between a worker injured on the job and one who is impaired from an occupational disease is that one occurs very rapidly, while the other occurs over a period of many years. Strong performance on occupational health is accomplished by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling occupational health hazards leading to illness.    


Learn more about CORESafety Occupational Health module.
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Our mission is to eliminate mining and exploration fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through research and prevention. We are a division of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Icon.
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Jamshedpur reported that two miners were killed while nine others hospitalized following an accident in one of the mines of Uranium Corporation of India Limited at Turamdih, an official said. The employees of Turamdih mine were cleaning slash accumulated in the mine when the mishap took place, said Sub-Divisional Officer (Dalbhum), Suraj Kumar. Nine of the injured miners were admitted to Tata Main Hospital and they are in stable condition, he said. The rescue operation of another person was on, Kumar said.

The Chairman and Managing Director of UCIL, Diwakar Acharya said the detail... More →
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As an active participant in the NMA CORESafety framework, Barrick Gold North America has set an objective of sustaining no fatalities, while also continuing its downward trend of eliminating all potential fatal incidents.

In June 2015, Barrick outlined its Fatal Risk Management Plan at an NMA-sponsored workshop in Washington, D.C. Included in the plan is the process for identifying lifesaving controls, which the company is closely aligning with the recently-released ICMM guide on Critical Control Management (CCM).

The Barrick plan integrates a 27-step process that corres... More →
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Coccidioidomycosis, known as cocci, is an insidious airborne fungal disease in which microscopic spores in the soil take flight on the wind or even a mild breeze to lodge in the moist habitat of the lungs and, in the most extreme instances, spread to the bones, the skin, the eyes or in the brain. The infection, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled a silent epidemic, is striking more people each year, with more than 20,000 reported cases annually throughout the U. S. Southwest, especially in California and Arizona. Although most people exposed to the fungus do ... More →
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The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called the voice of CDC, the MMWR series is the agencys primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR readership predominantly consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratory personnel. The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC ... More →
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As a safety professional, you are challenged with keeping your organization in compliance and ensuring that your employees are well-trained. To accomplish that, you must keep up to date on all the OSHA rules, properly train your employees, and document the training. BLR offers industry-leading, award-winning solutions that are carefully prepared and reviewed by industry experts with resources designed to be easily understood and used.

BLR offers comprehensive solutions delivered in numerous formats from online applications, live events, and websites to books and booklets, newsletter... More →
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The three deaths this summer due to Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba, are both tragic and scary, due largely to the age of the victims and the seemingly benign circumstances surrounding their infection. Most recently, on August 13, a 16-year-old girl died after swimming in a river. Prior to that, a man in his 20s was stricken after he simply rinsed his nose with tap water. The first victim, a boy just nine years old, died a week after attending a fishing day camp. The invading organism responsible for these deaths thrives in warm water, and thus most commonly strikes betwee... More →
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When traveling in the U.S. and abroad, if you expect to do field work, you should check the CDC web site for alerts on potential hazards. The interactive and rapid exchange of information permitted by the Internet, allied with already available diagnostic reference resources, enhances CDC capacity to address the global problem of parasitic and other diseases that may represent a potential threat while doing field work. As geoscientists, you are particularly vulnerable to such exposures.
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In the past, healthcare providers and public health entities interpreted federal law as a requirement that a paper copy of each VIS had to be handed to the recipient prior to vaccination, and that the recipient must take this copy away with him or her following the vaccination. The evolution of electronic media has resulted in broadening of this interpretation. For example, A practice may produce permanent, laminated, office copies of each VIS, which may be read by recipients prior to vaccination.

VISs may be reviewed on a computer monitor (or any video display).

VISs may... More →
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A VIS or Vaccine Information Statement is a document, produced by CDC, that informs vaccine recipients - or their parents or legal representatives - about the benefits and risks of a vaccine they are receiving. All vaccine providers, public or private, are required by the National Vaccine Childhood Injury Act - NCVIA - 42 U.S.C. Part 300aa-26-2 pages) to give the appropriate VIS to the patient or parent or legal representative prior to every dose of specific vaccines.

The appropriate VIS must be given prior to the vaccination, and must be given prior to each dose of a multi-dose se... More →
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Citizens' Guide to Geologic Hazards (1993)

If you have wondered about the actual dangers of asbestos, radon, earthquakes, etc., that are mentioned but not explained very well in the news, then this book is certainly for you. The book was commissioned by the AIPG to give readers knowledge that will save lives and dollars. It explains geologic hazards, the risks these hazards pose, and how professional geologists help to mitigate these risks. The book was written for non-scientists, especially planners, contractors, homeowners, elected officials, insurance underwriters, lenders and f... More →
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Human behavior is an integral part of mine safety and health. Individuals often take unnecessary shortcuts or expose themselves to unnecessary risks. Mining companies that work to reduce exposures to risk by encouraging their employees to do the right thing generally have fewer and less severe injuries.

VIDEO - Tony Bumbico, former vice president of safety at Arch Coal, talks about how to successfully implement behavior optimization at a mining operation.
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CORESafety releases new training module. New operations and modifications to existing facilities should be designed, procured, constructed and commissioned to promote good safety and health performance throughout the operational life of the operation, mine and/or processing facility by applying recognized engineering standards, procedures and management systems.
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Operations should be in full compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to ensure value-added regulations are leveraged. This can be best accomplished by integrating an improvement cycle with the companys safety and health management system and applying the Plan-Do-Check-Act process to each regulation. Each requirement should have someone responsible for ensuring the requirements have been met and are working as designed on an ongoing basis. This feedback is essential for consistent compliance.... More →
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