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A Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) is the repeatable, integrated processes, procedures and actions that result from the system plan. It should be operations wide and must be coordinated and include the assignment of responsible persons to help steer and actively manage the system on its path forward. As the SHMS plan is developed and implemented, incorporation of CORESafety into other operational systems should be considered in paralleling efforts to achieve the 0:50:5 goals across all departments.

Management System Coordination is the process of:

1. Assigning r... More →
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Mining or remediation operations should be in full compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to ensure that value-added regulations are always being leveraged.

The best way to accomplish this is to ...

1. Integrate an improvement cycle with your safety and health management system (including CORESafety).

2. Apply the Plan-Do-Check-Act process to each regulation.

The CORESafety Module 16 explains why each requirement should have someone responsible for ensuring the requirements have been met and are working as designed on an ongoing basis... More →
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U.S. mining has improved overall safety performance as reflected in injury statistics, but continues to experience high severity events that seem resistant to both regulatory and company-specific intervention. The human tragedy has produced enormous suffering for the affected families and the entire mining community. The persistence of high severity events suggests a new approach, rooted in safety management systems,is clearly needed in order to have different mine safety outcomes. The backbone of this effort is the risk management process, which identifies risks associated with specific minin... More →
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Stu Sjouwerman, of Cyberheist News, reports that in the last few months, law enforcement has warned repeatedly about a new scam that is rapidly expanding. The FBI calls it Business Email Compromise (BEC), but it is better known as CEO Fraud.

Now Symantec is sounding the alert. They have a service called Email Security Cloud and they are seeing these types of spoofed CEO emails trending up. BEC attackers target senior-level employees rather than consumers becasue it is easier to scam them out of large amounts. In one incident, we observed the scammers asking the target to transfer ov... More →
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This is a summary of industry practices and techniques to help environmental professionals and drillers enhance safety performance, environmental performance, and overall project quality. This document was produced under the guidance of the Safety Subcommittee to Professional Development of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). Any updates and revisions are undertaken by the above mentioned subcommittee.

This publication gives guidance to address some of the most common safety concerns that should be considered while performing drilling activities. It is not intended to addr... More →
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Bradford and Harvey report that contamination of groundwater by enteric pathogens has commonly been associated with disease outbreaks. Proper management and treatment of pathogen sources are important prerequisites for preventing groundwater contamination.

However, non-point sources of pathogen contamination are frequently difficult to identify, and existing approaches for pathogen detection are costly providing only
semi-quantitative information. Microbial indicators that are readily quantified often do not correlate with the presence of pathogens.

Pathogens of em... More →
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European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2013 Vienna Austria 12 April 2013
Session NH9.8 Convener: Silvia Peppoloni
12 summaries of presentations made at the above conference in April, 2013.
6 papers dealing with the Geoethical Implications in the L'Aquila earthquake Case in Italy, and 6 papers dealing with Hazards Mitigation: a Geoethical Perspective

Mankind is both an active part within Nature, as a factor which conditions Nature itself, and a passive element towards Nature, since it is exposed and forced to coexist with natural phenomena. This involves a risk ... More →
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A full day, frank, and interactive discussion will be held on risk communication, risk tolerance, and risk perception for rare but serious events. We will consider the impacts of these three factors on our approach to geohazard problems, both before and after high-profile events occur. The discussion will be led by a multi-disciplinary group of experts, some whom will be drawn from outside the normal geohazards community, and will be anchored around some common ground, such as linear transportation and energy infrastructure (e.g. railways and pipelines) and high-reliability scenarios (such as ... More →
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The Health and Safety Committee of SME has requested that the SME Board of Directors consider the creation of a Health and Safety Division within SME and we would like inout from the mining community.

Please respond to the brief, four-question survey, to help us gauge your interest and support in the formation of a Health and Safety Division.
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Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) is a serious kidney disease that occurs only in clusters of rural villages located in tributary valleys of the Danube River in the Balkan Peninsula. This U.S. Geological Survey found that at least 25,000 persons are suffering from BEN or are suspected of having the disease and that the total number of people at risk may exceed 100,000. BEN was first described as a distinct medical entity in 1956, but it may have existed unreported for many centuries. The geographic distribution of the disease has not changed significantly since the 1950s. Villages afflicted in ... More →
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Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. Burns may also occur as a result of accidental contact with hot surfaces or steam.
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An important and practical application of geology is identifying hazardous natural
phenomena and isolating their causes in order to safeguard communities. According to the USGS, the average economic toll from natural hazards in the United States is approximately $52 billion per year, while the average annual death toll is approximately 200. The primary causes are earthquakes, landslides, and flooding, but other events, such as subsidence, volcanic eruptions, and exposure to radon or asbestos, also pose considerable danger. Awareness of the potential hazards that persist in areas under con... More →
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A National Academies Press Report - With the increasing frequency of natural and human-induced disasters and the increasing magnitude of their consequences, a clear need exists for governments and communities to become more resilient. The National Research Councils 2012 report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative addressed the importance of resilience, discussed different challenges and approaches for building resilience, and outlined steps for implementing resilience efforts in communities and within government.

Launching a National Conversation on Disaster Resilience in Ame... More →
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A massive sinkhole, measuring 200 feet across and 90 feet deep, opened up overnight in Wallace County and it is still continuing to grow. The hole that lies in the middle of resident Dalton Hoss lands has engulfed a whole pasture. Sinkholes have made headlines recently around the world. In March 2013, a sinkhole 20 feet to 30 feet across and 30 feet deep swallowed a Florida man that opened up beneath the bedroom in his Tampa home. Last month in Ohio, a woman's car was gobbled in by a sinkhole as she was driving in Toledo. Luckily this lady managed to escape.

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The Hungarian government has made this service available to the world. Community, public and domestic emergencies and nautical information systems, construction, operation and provision of services. Non-profit organization to assist the public sector. Facilitate European integration and cohesion, a regional approach, partnership and spirit of the principles of transparency, through the association of tenders and projects. Develops and cultivates the European, American and International cooperation.... More →
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These safety fact sheets have been provided to NGWA and cover a variety of topics related to the industry. NGWA has compiled a list of safety-related Web sites to serve as a resource for all involved in the groundwater industry.
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified exposure to airborne silica as a health hazard to workers conducting some hydraulic fracturing operations during recent field studies. This Hazard Alert discusses the health hazards associated with hydraulic fracturing and focuses on worker exposures to silica in the air. It covers the health effects of breathing silica, recommends ways to protect workers, and describes how OSHA and NIOSH can help. Workers and employers need to be aware of the hazard that silica dust poses. Employers must ensure that workers are prope... More →
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Kenneth S. Weinberg will be lecturing for a 90-minute webinar that will cover the OSHA new Hazard Communication Standard and will discuss the differences between the old standard and the new standard so that attendees will be able to adapt and apply the requirements in the workplace.

Upon completion of this webinar attendees will -

1. Be aware of the changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard,
2. Identify the steps needed to upgrade their written workplace hazard communication standard,
3. Recognize the different categories of hazards now required under... More →
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Teri Morning reports that the presence of solid safety investigation protocols lessens the probability of an accident occurring as unsafe conditions can be discovered before an accident can occur. This webinar will address how employers can instill good fact-finding processes to uncover unsafe working conditions. The course will discuss good safety accident investigation procedures to heighten safety awareness in the workplace.
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New results suggest pesticides in ground water may be causing Parkinson disease during early development. Rural residents who drink groundwater from private water wells are much more likely to have Parkinson disease, a finding that bolsters theories that farm pesticides may be partially to blame, according to a new study. The risk to people in California Central Valley was 90 percent higher for those who had private wells near fields sprayed with certain insecticides. People with the incurable neurological disease were more likely to have consumed groundwater from private water wells, and had... More →
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Donna Vetrano Pryor reports that the Metal/Non-Metal sector of the U.S. mining industry achieved two first-ever milestones in 2015, not only by working without a fatality for 133 consecutive days, about 4.5 months, but also by doing so during October, a month which had never before been fatality-free in the sector.

The good news, presented at a stakeholder meeting in January, 2016 was delivered by Mine Safety and Health Administration lead Joe Main. The previous fatality-free period was 82 days that ended on January 9, 2010, he said.

The sector experienced 17 fatalities d... More →
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The BLR goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive safety training and compliance information on the Web. Although this is a subscription site, a basic subscription includes access to all content including federal OSHA and all state requirements. Multi-year licenses can be purchased at discounted prices. Call 1-800-454-0404 for more information, take a guided site tour, or try a free 14-day trial.

Here are just some of the valuable tools you will find on this site:

Customizable and Downloadable Training Tools
Thousands of pre-written PowerPoints, checklists, ... More →
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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis is a fulminant infection of the human central nervous system caused by Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba that thrives in artificially or naturally heated water. The infection usually is acquired while bathing or swimming in such waters. The portal of entry is the olfactory neuroepithelium. This report describes fatal meningoencephalitis caused by N. fowleri in Holstein cattle that consumed untreated surface water in an area of California where summer temperatures at times exceed 42 degrees C. In the summers of 1998 and 1999, severe multifocal necrosupp... More →
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Beginning on August 13, 2013 at around 10:30 p.m. with windows cracking, a significant portion of a three-story resort villa, about five miles from Disney World in Orlando, finally collapsed at 3 a.m. this morning as a 60-foot wide crater developed. Residents evacuated safely, albeit with some escaping through windows rather than doors.

Florida has four types of sinkhole risk regions with the greatest number of the scariest type, quick forming, cover-collapse sinkholes occurring in the central region of the state. It is here where clay sediments of 30 to 200 feet thick overlay the ... More →
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The U. S. Government offers advise to the U.S. citizen on how to prepare for possible terrorist attacks, be they biological, nuclear, or of chemical origin.
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