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Travel Warnings by the U. S. State Department are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead local State Department personnel to recommend that Americans avoid or carefully consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.
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The geotechnical investigations and report are complete for the US 89 Bitter Springs Landslide south of Page, Arizona. ADOT published a news release with the results of the Kleinfelder geotechnical investigation and a link to their geotechnical report. The recommended mitigation for the 1,200 foot long, 135 foot deep landslide is to cut into the uphill slope and move the road approximately 60 feet and to use the resulting material to construct a gravity buttress at the toe of the slide. Other options considered but rejected were rerouting the road, some form of active stabilization using a ret... More →
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Michael Greshko reports that an active volcano in northeastern Tanzania, known to the Maasai as the Mountain of God, has been quietly rumbling, and it is showing signs that an eruption is imminent.

Known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, the 7,650-foot-tall peak is the only known active volcano that belches out lava rich with a type of rock called carbonatite. This thin, silvery lava can flow faster than a person can run.

The volcano is some 70 miles from the city of Arusha and is known for its proximity to some of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. Ol Doinyo ... More →
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A one-year seismic hazard model for 2017, from the U.S. Geological Survey, forecasts lower damaging ground shaking levels in the central and eastern U.S. compared to the previous forecast, in areas where there have been numerous earthquakes induced by wastewater (salt-water) disposal from industrial (oil and gas) activities.

Despite the recent drop in earthquake rates, Oklahoma and southern Kansas still face a significant risk of induced earthquake damage in 2017, according to the U.S.G.S. report published March 1 in the journal Seismological Research Letters.

For more th... More →
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David Jacobson and Ross Stein report that a new study on the California earthquake hazard model will be published soon, which shows, through computer simulations, that in the week following a M=7.0 earthquake, the likelihood of another M=7.0 quake is up to 300 times greater than the week beforehand. This dramatic jump in likelihood is due to the inclusion of the short-term probabilities associated with aftershock sequences, a factor never before used in statewide comprehensive model like this one.

The California earthquake hazard model, the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Fore... More →
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Grant Kirkby blogs that Australian and international mining and resource industries have a greater risk associated with the incidence of lightning injuring their workforce, inherently due to the large numbers of outdoor workers involved in these sectors, many of whom will be working in regions of higher ground flash density (GFD) and above average thunder-day (TD) activity.

Lightning and High Voltage (HV) electrical discharge events present as a significant risk injury hazard to humans, primarily via a risk mechanism known as earth potential rise (EPR).

In this paper ligh... More →
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CORESafety is based on 20 modules and timelines developed by mine safety professionals specifically for U.S. mining. The goal is to achieve zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in the rate of injuries within five years (0:50:5).

CORESafety provides a common roadmap and a common language for all mining companies to achieve the 0:50:5 objective, and is designed to be integrated into your company unique operations, management structure and culture.

This video provides a quick look at each of the 20 CORESafety modules ...... More →
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Gary Ganson, CIH, CSP, asks why is it important to investigate an accident. He suggests that the goal of an accident investigation is to learn from the events that occurred with the goal of preventing them from occurring again. He also suggests that the best results can be achieved by conducting a root cause analysis as well as tracking near miss events.

When undertaking a root cause analysis, the person responsible for conducting the incident investigation should be the direct supervisor. Once the supervisor has identified the parties involved, he or she needs to bring them togethe... More →
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East Baton Rouge Parish, which includes the capital seat of Louisiana and an urban
area that has undergone substantial development in the past decade, is traversed and
impacted by at least two faults. These faults are known to be active but apparently
move so slowly that they do not produce earthquakes, as we know them elsewhere.

The parish is underlain by coast-parallel terraces formed by deposits of the Mississippi River and smaller coastal-plain streams from the recent geologic past, and these elevated terraces are incised by the bottomlands of the river and strea... More →
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Geoffrey York reports that Canadian mining firms, lured to West Africa by low taxes and friendly governments, must now grapple with an emerging new risk ... the rising threat of attack by Islamist radicals in the region.

Canadian gold mining companies have been among the biggest investors in many West African nations in recent years. But after a wave of terrorist assaults on hotels and tourist sites over the past year, along with a report of a rocket attack on a French uranium mine, West Africa is becoming a more dangerous place for foreign investors.

In a sign of the new... More →
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CORESafety suggests that mining accidents can happen almost anywhere, but especially when a miner is working at a height where falling could cause an injury or even a fatality.

Two examples -

In 2001, an ironworker - welder was working on the fifth floor of a coal preparation plant when a 16 x 4 foot section of flooring collapsed, causing him to fall 34 feet to the second floor. The man did not survive.

In 2007, a floor walker/mechanic with 17 years experience fell 24 feet from a third floor level to the ground floor. A co-worker had earlier seen him on the sa... More →
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Livermore and Mound report what most of you readers know that the Earth magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field, protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planetary history includes at least several hundred global magnetic reversals, where north and south magnetic poles swap places. So when is the next one happening and how will it affect life on Earth?

During a reversal the magnetic field will not be zero, but will assume a weaker and more com... More →
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Bill Bainbridge reports that the research results, published in the journal Nature, show that a clean aquifer can become contaminated when water suppliers pump groundwater that contains naturally high levels of the deadly poison, arsenic. And while the decade-long study concentrated on Van Phuc, a small village on the outskirts of Hanoi, it has implications for the entire region.

Study co-auther Pham Hung Viet of the Hanoi University of Science says arsenic contamination is elevated because people are using arsenic-laden water for their daily cooking and drinking needs. The phenomen... More →
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Tran Thi Viet Nga writes in Groundwater Management in Asian Cities, Volume 2 of the series cSUR-UT Series - Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, pp. 273-299 that in the last decade, arsenic-related health problems have been revealed as a serious problem in terms of the number of people at risk and the degree of the adverse health effects.

Since then, a large number of research studies and pilot projects have been implemented to find a solution to the arsenic problem. Some of them have been partially successful, but until now, there seems to be no ultimate solution that can b... More →
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Rachael Rettner reports that researchers found the parasite, called rat lungworm, living in rats and snails in 5 Florida counties in both the central and northern parts of the state. Rat lungworm was previously found in southern Florida, and the new study is one of the first to show the extent of the parasite spread across the state.

The researchers warned that the parasite, which is typically found in the tropics and only recently appeared in the continental U.S., will likely continue to expand its range in this country. They said that the parasite apparent ability to thrive in are... More →
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Dragos Mitrica reports that it is not just the San Andreas fault, a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research indicates that there are several other long faults off the U.S. West coast that can cause significant earthquakes, as well as tsunamis, specifically offshore southern California producing greater then magnitude 7 quakes.

Geologists criticized the big-budget San Andreas movie for having little good geoscience behind it. But that does not mean that California is not threatened by seismic activity. They acknowledge that the San Andreas area is way overdue for a... More →
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David Jacobson and Ross Stein report that the California Geological Survey released four preliminary Earthquake Fault Zone maps for parts of Los Angeles and Napa counties. The West Los Angeles coverage provides new active fault traces (where a fault intersects the surface) and zones (the areas in which some faulting could occur in an earthquake) for the Santa Monica Fault, the Hollywood Fault, and the Newport and Inglewood Fault. And the Hollywood Fault is responsible for lifting up one of L.A. most sacred landmarks, the Hollywood sign atop the Santa Monica Mountain range.

Because f... 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.

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

VISs may be downloaded by the recipient to a smartphone or other electronic device to read at his or her convenience. VISs have been specially forma... More →
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This VIS may be used in place of the individual VISs for DTaP, Hib, Hepatitis B, Polio, and PCV13 when two or more of these vaccines are administered during the same visit.

Routine -

DTaP (May 07)
Hepatitis A (Oct 11) [Interim]
Hepatitis B (Feb 12) [Interim]
Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type b) (April 15) UPDATED
HPV - Cervarix (May 11) [Interim]
HPV - Gardasil-9 (Aril 15) [Interim] NEW
HPV - Gardasil (April 13) [Interim]
Influenza - Live, Intranasal (Aug 15) UPDATED
Influenza - Inactivated (Aug 15 UPDATED
Measles/Mumps/Rubella ... More →
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Influenza - Live, Intranasal (8 7 15) UPDATED
Influenza - Inactivated (8 7 15) UPDATED
Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) (8 14 15) - Interim - NEW
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The company was named Reliant Energy, Inc. In 2002, with the restructuring of the electric market in Texas, the company spun off its retail electric as Reliant Resources. Within two years, the company would also sell its electric generation assets. The remaining mostly regulated energy delivery company adopted the name CenterPoint Energy to reflect our role in the center of the energy value chain and the center of our customers lives.

CPE now maintain the wires, poles and electric infrastructure serving their 5,000-square-mile electric service territory in the Houston metropolitan a... More →
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Visiting scientists from the country of Colombia have a warning for people living in the valleys below our Northwest volcanoes. Get educated about a rare but dangerous phenomenon called a lahar. Colombia was destroyed by a lahar on November 13, 1985. More than 23,000 people were killed when lahars (volcanic debris flows) swept down from the erupting Nevado del Ruiz volcano. The volcano that geologists consider the most dangerous in the Northwest is not Mount St. Helens even though an eruption there killed 57 people in our lifetime. it is Mount Rainier that is of most concern, chiefly because o... More →
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CORESafety is committed to an approach to mining safety and health preventing accidents before they happen using a management system that involves leadership, management and assurance.

We are pleased to share the following resources from BST that include new findings on serious injuries and fatalities.
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Is it really possible to have zero accidents in an industry as dangerous as mining?According to Don Ritz, the answer is ... YES, if you have the right leadership in place, which is also one of the primary tenets of the CORESafety initiative.

Mr. Ritz is an independent consultant, speaker, coach and expert on Courageous Leadership for Safety and Health. He is also a former senior vice president at Barrick Gold Corporation, where his programs helped drive a 70% improvement in safety and health performance. We recently interviewed Mr. Ritz as part of the CORESafety Dig a Little Deeper... More →
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Bruce Watzman reports that the National Mining Association - NMA - is an advocate at the federal level for mining companies in the U.S. The NMA not only advocates for mining companies, but also acts as a leader in key areas that are critical for the sustainability of the industry. Few issues are more important to the mining industry than safety. Therefore, the NMA is spear-heading a movement to improve safety and health management in the U.S. mining industry. As the largest constituent of the U.S. mining industry, coal producers must be an integral part of any overall effort to further improve... More →
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