Sample records for general safety precautions

  1. Safety Precautions for Science.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Folks, John; And Others

    Safety information is discussed and outlined in this guide. Areas include: (1) general laboratory safety rules; (2) general rules and guidelines for animals in the elementary classroom; (3) general guidelines for the physical sciences; (4) general rules for using animals in investigations, with specifics on the care and handling of mammals,…

  2. Safety Precautions in Fiber Arts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hamilton, Marcia

    1979-01-01

    The author discusses the potential hazards of working with fibers, dyes, and wax in textile art projects: bacteria, dust, poisons, allergies, and fumes. Safety precautions for working with dyes are listed. This article is one of seven in this issue on fiber arts. (SJL)

  3. 10 CFR 35.415 - Safety precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...MEDICAL USE OF BYPRODUCT MATERIAL Manual Brachytherapy § 35.415 Safety precautions...human research subject who is receiving brachytherapy and cannot be released under § 35...as an individual who is not receiving brachytherapy; (2) Visibly post the...

  4. Safety Precautions. Child Health and Safety Series (Module I).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Iscoe, Louise; And Others

    This manual for parents and child care personnel in day care homes and centers provides guidelines and information on indoor and outdoor safety precautions, emergency preparation and first aid. Contents focus on monitoring arrivals and departures, prevention of suffocation and strangulation, control of pets and other animals, preventing and…

  5. Toolbox Safety Talk Safety Precautions for

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    with work on the hood and its exhaust system is the possibility of the accumulation of corrosive powders gloves and safety glasses. When repair work involves coming into contact with powders or solids residues. If potential contamination is identified, contact EHS for assistance. If heated perchloric acid

  6. 30 CFR 75.1903 - Underground diesel fuel storage facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. 75.1903 Section 75.1903 ...SAFETY AND HEALTH MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Diesel-Powered...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. (a) Permanent underground...

  7. 30 CFR 75.1903 - Underground diesel fuel storage facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. 75.1903 Section 75.1903 ...SAFETY AND HEALTH MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Diesel-Powered...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. (a) Permanent underground...

  8. 30 CFR 75.1903 - Underground diesel fuel storage facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. 75.1903 Section 75.1903 ...SAFETY AND HEALTH MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Diesel-Powered...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. (a) Permanent underground...

  9. 30 CFR 75.1903 - Underground diesel fuel storage facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. 75.1903 Section 75.1903 ...SAFETY AND HEALTH MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Diesel-Powered...facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions. (a) Permanent underground...

  10. 29 CFR 1915.131 - General precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...precautions. The provisions of this section shall apply to ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking. (a) Hand lines, slings, tackles of adequate strength, or carriers such as tool bags with shoulder straps shall be provided and used to...

  11. 29 CFR 1915.131 - General precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...precautions. The provisions of this section shall apply to ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking. (a) Hand lines, slings, tackles of adequate strength, or carriers such as tool bags with shoulder straps shall be provided and used to...

  12. 29 CFR 1915.131 - General precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...precautions. The provisions of this section shall apply to ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking. (a) Hand lines, slings, tackles of adequate strength, or carriers such as tool bags with shoulder straps shall be provided and used to...

  13. 29 CFR 1915.131 - General precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...precautions. The provisions of this section shall apply to ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking. (a) Hand lines, slings, tackles of adequate strength, or carriers such as tool bags with shoulder straps shall be provided and used to...

  14. 29 CFR 1915.131 - General precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...precautions. The provisions of this section shall apply to ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking. (a) Hand lines, slings, tackles of adequate strength, or carriers such as tool bags with shoulder straps shall be provided and used to...

  15. 10 CFR 35.315 - Safety precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...from the natural background radiation level with a radiation detection survey instrument...scale and with no interposed shielding, or handle the material and...A licensee shall notify the Radiation Safety Officer, or his...

  16. 10 CFR 35.315 - Safety precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...individual who also has received therapy with unsealed byproduct material...from the natural background radiation level with a radiation detection survey instrument...A licensee shall notify the Radiation Safety Officer, or his...

  17. Analysis of safety precautions for coal and gas outburst-hazardous strata

    SciTech Connect

    Hudecek, V. [Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava (Czech Republic)

    2008-09-15

    The author analyses coal and gas outbursts and generalizes the available data on the approaches to solving the problematics of these gas-dynamic events in the framework of Czech Republic Grant 'Estimate of the Safety Precautions for Coal and Gas Outburst Hazardous Strata'.

  18. CDC Injection Safety Recommendations From the CDC Guidelines for isolation precautions: Preventing transmission of infectious

    E-print Network

    CDC Injection Safety Recommendations From the CDC Guidelines for isolation precautions: Preventing Services, CDC; 2007. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/guidelines/Isolation2007.pdf NEVER and administration of injected medications. Additional Resources · ew CDC patient safety website atN http://www.cdc

  19. Food Safety Policy General Policy Statement

    E-print Network

    Food Safety Policy General Policy Statement St. Anne's College has a commitment to food safety. The College takes all reasonable precaution and exercises all due diligence to ensure that food which and maintain these standards, the College: Designates managers who have a special responsibility for food

  20. First-day iodine kinetics is useful for individualizing radiation safety precautions for thyroid carcinoma patients

    PubMed Central

    Lehtonen, Saija; Heikkonen, Jorma; Halonen, Päivi; Mäenpää, Hanna

    2013-01-01

    Objective There is considerable variation in the national regulations of different countries for the release of patients from hospitals after radioiodine therapy. Individual variations make these practices, when based on the worst case scenarios, too restrictive for the majority of patients. However, there are cases in which strict rules are needed to comply with the dose limits to other individuals, especially children. We have developed a method to individualize radiation safety precautions. Materials and methods Twenty-three patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma were included in the study. Four weeks after thyroidectomy, 1.1–3.7 GBq of radioiodine was administered and iodine kinetics were followed with external measurements until hospital discharge. The absorbed dose at the wrist holder was measured with thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) during hospital stay and after hospital discharge for up to 1 week. The TLD results were compared with the iodine kinetics. The dose to other individuals was estimated with extra TLDs located both on the patient’s bed and given to family members. The kinetics data were fitted in both monoexponential and biexponential models and both for the full measurement period (down to the residual activity level<400 MBq) and for the first 24 h after radioiodine administration. Results The biexponential model was capable of predicting the cumulated dose up to 1 week for both the longer and the shorter measured data set. The occupancy factors both for a person sleeping on the same bed and for a person living in the same apartment with the patient were in agreement with the recommended occupancy factor values of the American Thyroid Association. From these findings it is possible to individualize radiation safety precautions by taking into account the iodine pharmacokinetics and living conditions of a patient. Conclusion By measuring the activity content within the body for the first 24 h after radioiodine administration it is possible to individualize radiation safety precautions for thyroid carcinoma patients. PMID:24077636

  1. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash thoroughly after handling. Section 9 - Physical/Chemical Properties

  2. Knowledge and practices about hospital waste disposal and universal safety precautions in class IV employee.

    PubMed

    Megha, Khobragade; Daksha, Pandit

    2013-01-01

    Norms and guidelines are formed for safe disposal of hospital waste but question is whether these guidelines are being followed and if so, to what extent. Hence, this study was conducted with objective to study the knowledge and practices about hospital waste disposal and universal safety precautions in class IV employee and to study its relationship with education, occupation and training. A cross-sectional study was carried out in a teaching hospital in Mumbai using semi-structured questionnaire in which Class IV employee were included. Questionnaire was filled by face to face interview. Data were analyzed using SPSS. 48.7% Class IV employee were not trained. More than 40% were following correct practices about disinfection of infectious waste. None of the respondents were using protective footwear while handling hospital waste. Only 25.5% were vaccinated for hepatitis B. 16% had done HIV testing due to contact with blood, body fluid, needle stick injury. Knowledge and practices about hospital waste disposal and universal precaution were statistically significant in trained respondents. Training of employees should be given top priority; those already in service should be given on the job training at the earliest. PMID:25141555

  3. Rensselaer Ebola Safety Precautions The 2014 Ebola epidemic is affecting multiple countries in West Africa and certain locations

    E-print Network

    Rensselaer Ebola Safety Precautions The 2014 Ebola epidemic is affecting multiple countries in West all members of the campus community avoid contact with Ebola. RENSSELAER TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS countries · Caring for anyone who has been diagnosed with Ebola in or out of the country SYMPTOMS: · Fever

  4. 30 CFR 57.10010 - Starting precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 2011-07-01 false Starting precautions. 57.10010 Section 57.10010...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Aerial Tramways § 57.10010 Starting precautions. Where possible, aerial...

  5. 30 CFR 57.10010 - Starting precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 2012-07-01 false Starting precautions. 57.10010 Section 57.10010...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Aerial Tramways § 57.10010 Starting precautions. Where possible, aerial...

  6. 30 CFR 57.10010 - Starting precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 2014-07-01 false Starting precautions. 57.10010 Section 57.10010...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Aerial Tramways § 57.10010 Starting precautions. Where possible, aerial...

  7. 30 CFR 57.10010 - Starting precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 false Starting precautions. 57.10010 Section 57.10010...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Aerial Tramways § 57.10010 Starting precautions. Where possible, aerial...

  8. 30 CFR 57.10010 - Starting precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 2013-07-01 false Starting precautions. 57.10010 Section 57.10010...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Aerial Tramways § 57.10010 Starting precautions. Where possible, aerial...

  9. Health and safety precautions in the relining of aluminum electrolysis cells

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pawlek, Rudolf P.

    1994-05-01

    The risk of accidents when handling liquid metal and bath, the potential for explosions through reactions of gases, and electrical hazards all highlight the vital importance of safety in the cathode repair and cell restart processes. With respect to hygiene, refractory materials and reaction products must be handled carefully when repairing cathodes and when welding. Personnel therefore require appropriate clothing and protective equipment. This article reviews various procedures—short circuiting a cell, digging out the spent potlining, preparing the empty steel shell, fixing the steel bars to the cathode blocks, and general relining and start-up—in the context of both safety and health.

  10. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY GENERAL SAFETY MANUAL

    E-print Network

    Maroncelli, Mark

    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY GENERAL SAFETY MANUAL May 10, 2002 #12;i Acknowledgements Environmental Health and Safety gratefully acknowledges the assistance provided by the University Safety Council extremely helpful. #12;ii Environmental Health and Safety General Safety Manual Table of Contents Section

  11. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS chemical-resistant gloves. Eye: Chemical safety goggles. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash thoroughly after

  12. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    Release Measures PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber. Eye: Chemical safety goggles. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash thoroughly after handling. Section 9

  13. Top 10 Tips for Earthquake Safety A little knowledge and some simple precautions can help you survive when the Big One

    E-print Network

    Rose, Michael R.

    Top 10 Tips for Earthquake Safety A little knowledge and some simple precautions can help you survive when the Big One strikes. Use these tips to prepare yourself for an earthquake on campus the Earthquake: 1. Be prepared to act. Know how to act so your response is automatic. Identify safe places

  14. APPENDIX 6 -WADHAM COLLEGE HEALTH AND SAFETY GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT At Wadham College we recognise our duties under health and safety legislation and associated

    E-print Network

    Wallace, Mark

    APPENDIX 6 - WADHAM COLLEGE HEALTH AND SAFETY GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT At Wadham College we recognise our duties under health and safety legislation and associated regulations. Our intention precautions, to ensure the safety, health and welfare of anyone likely to be affected by the operation of our

  15. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    OR SPILL Evacuate area. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Hand: Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Eye: Chemical safety goggles. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash

  16. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash

  17. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    . PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots, and heavy goggles. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES ALDRICH - 223352 www.sigma-aldrich.com Page 2 #12;Wash thoroughly after

  18. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    . PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy. Hand: Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Eye: Chemical safety goggles. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash

  19. 78 FR 28495 - Safety Zone; Safety Precautions to Protect the Public from the Effects of a Potential...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-15

    ...Potential Catastrophic Failure of the Marseilles Dam; Illinois River AGENCY: Coast Guard...structural concerns regarding the Marseilles Dam. This safety zone is necessary to protect...potential catastrophic failure of the Marseilles Dam. DATES: This rule will be enforced...

  20. Fall Risk Awareness and Safety Precautions Taken by Older Community-Dwelling Women and Men—A Qualitative Study Using Focus Group Discussions

    PubMed Central

    Pohl, Petra; Sandlund, Marlene; Ahlgren, Christina; Bergvall-Kåreborn, Birgitta; Lundin-Olsson, Lillemor; Wikman, Anita Melander

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Daily life requires frequent estimations of the risk of falling and the ability to avoid a fall. The objective of this study was to explore older women’s and men’s understanding of fall risk and their experiences with safety precautions taken to prevent falls. Methods A qualitative study with focus group discussions was conducted. Eighteen community-dwelling people [10 women and 8 men] with and without a history of falls were purposively recruited. Participants were divided into two groups, and each group met four times. A participatory and appreciative action and reflection approach was used to guide the discussions. All discussions were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed by qualitative content analysis, and categories were determined inductively. Findings Three categories describing the process of becoming aware of fall risks in everyday life were identified: 1] Facing various feelings, 2] Recognizing one’s fall risk, and 3] Taking precautions. Each category comprised several subcategories. The comprehensive theme derived from the categories was “Safety precautions through fall risk awareness”. Three strategies of ignoring [continuing a risky activity], gaining insight [realizing the danger in a certain situation], and anticipating [thinking ahead and acting in advance] were related to all choices of actions and could fluctuate in the same person in different contexts. Conclusions The fall risk awareness process might be initiated for various reasons and can involve different feelings and precautions as well as different strategies. This finding highlights that there are many possible channels to reach older people with information about fall risk and fall prevention, including the media and their peers. The findings offer a deeper understanding of older peoples’ conceptualizations about fall risk awareness and make an important contribution to the development and implementation of fall prevention programmes. PMID:25781181

  1. 45 CFR 17.3 - Precautions to be taken.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...17.3 Public Welfare Department of Health and Human Services GENERAL ADMINISTRATION RELEASE OF ADVERSE INFORMATION TO NEWS MEDIA § 17.3 Precautions to be taken. The issuing organization shall take reasonable precautions to assure that...

  2. 45 CFR 17.3 - Precautions to be taken.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...17.3 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION RELEASE OF ADVERSE INFORMATION TO NEWS MEDIA § 17.3 Precautions to be taken. The issuing organization shall take reasonable precautions to assure that...

  3. 45 CFR 17.3 - Precautions to be taken.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...17.3 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION RELEASE OF ADVERSE INFORMATION TO NEWS MEDIA § 17.3 Precautions to be taken. The issuing organization shall take reasonable precautions to assure that...

  4. 29 CFR 1915.503 - Precautions for hot work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Precautions for hot work. 1915.503 Section 1915.503...Employment § 1915.503 Precautions for hot work. (a) General requirements ...The employer may designate areas for hot work in sites such as vessels,...

  5. 29 CFR 1915.503 - Precautions for hot work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Precautions for hot work. 1915.503 Section 1915.503...Employment § 1915.503 Precautions for hot work. (a) General requirements ...The employer may designate areas for hot work in sites such as vessels,...

  6. 29 CFR 1915.503 - Precautions for hot work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Precautions for hot work. 1915.503 Section 1915.503...Employment § 1915.503 Precautions for hot work. (a) General requirements ...The employer may designate areas for hot work in sites such as vessels,...

  7. 29 CFR 1915.503 - Precautions for hot work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Precautions for hot work. 1915.503 Section 1915.503...Employment § 1915.503 Precautions for hot work. (a) General requirements ...The employer may designate areas for hot work in sites such as vessels,...

  8. 29 CFR 1915.503 - Precautions for hot work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Precautions for hot work. 1915.503 Section 1915.503...Employment § 1915.503 Precautions for hot work. (a) General requirements ...The employer may designate areas for hot work in sites such as vessels,...

  9. 30 CFR 56.6604 - Precautions during storms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Precautions during storms. 56.6604 Section...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Extraneous Electricity § 56.6604 Precautions during storms. During the...

  10. 30 CFR 56.6604 - Precautions during storms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Precautions during storms. 56.6604 Section...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Extraneous Electricity § 56.6604 Precautions during storms. During the...

  11. 30 CFR 56.6604 - Precautions during storms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Precautions during storms. 56.6604 Section...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Extraneous Electricity § 56.6604 Precautions during storms. During the...

  12. 30 CFR 57.6604 - Precautions during storms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Explosives Extraneous Electricity-Surface and Underground § 57.6604 Precautions during storms. During the approach and progress of an electrical...

  13. 30 CFR 57.6604 - Precautions during storms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Explosives Extraneous Electricity-Surface and Underground § 57.6604 Precautions during storms. During the approach and progress of an electrical...

  14. 30 CFR 56.6604 - Precautions during storms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Explosives Extraneous Electricity § 56.6604 Precautions during storms. During the approach and progress of an electrical storm, blasting...

  15. 30 CFR 56.6604 - Precautions during storms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Explosives Extraneous Electricity § 56.6604 Precautions during storms. During the approach and progress of an electrical storm, blasting...

  16. Universal to standard precautions in disease prevention: Preliminary development of compliance scale for clinical nursing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Simon C. Lam

    BackgroundThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention revised the infection control practice from Universal Precautions to Standard Precautions in 1996. Although the practice of Standard Precautions has been implemented for almost 15 years in clinical settings, recent local research still adopts the Universal Precautions Scale to measure the compliance with the current infection control practice of general frontline nursing staff

  17. Biosecurity Precautions: Disinfecting Procedures

    E-print Network

    Gray, Matthew

    1 Biosecurity Precautions: Disinfecting Procedures M tt G D b Mill d A d D ffMatt Gray, Debra Personal Protective Equipment Non-porous or disposable #12;3 Animal Care Disinfected ContainersContainers Multiple Individuals Plastic Bags Minimize Disturbance Release Near Capture Disinfecting Equipment Scrape

  18. Prudent precaution in clinical trials of nanomedicines.

    PubMed

    Marchant, Gary E; Lindor, Rachel A

    2012-01-01

    Clinical trials of nanotechnology medical products present complex risk management challenges that involve many uncertainties and important risk-risk trade-offs. This paper inquires whether the precautionary principle can help to inform risk management approaches to nanomedicine clinical trials. It concludes that prudent precaution may be appropriate for ensuring the safety of such trials, but that the precautionary principle itself, especially in its more extreme forms, does not provide useful guidance for specific safety measures. PMID:23289685

  19. LABORATORY SAFETY MANUAL (rev. February, 2014) General Laboratory Safety: Information, Policies and Procedures (MNI)

    E-print Network

    Shoubridge, Eric

    and Procedures (MNI) [download this manual from Lab Safety Document Centre - Montreal Neurological InstituteLABORATORY SAFETY MANUAL (rev. February, 2014) General Laboratory Safety: Information, Policies and Safety Mission and Role of Safety Committees ....................... 3 Important Legislation

  20. Material Safety Data Sheet acc. to OSHA and ANSI

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    . Wear fully protective impervious suit. 6 Accidental release measures· Person-related safety precautions. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers. No special precautions are necessary if used: No data Personal protective equipment General protective and hygienic measures The usual precautionary

  1. Deriving and applying generally applicable safety principles

    SciTech Connect

    Spray, S.D.

    1998-08-01

    The nuclear detonation safety of modern nuclear weapons depends on a coordinated safety theme incorporating three general safety principles: isolation, inoperability, and incompatibility. The success of this approach has encouraged them to study whether these and/or other principles might be useful in other applications. Not surprisingly, no additional first-principles (based on physical laws) have been identified. However, a more widely applicable definition and application of the principle-based approach has been developed, resulting in a selection of strategies that are basically subsets and varied combinations of the more general principles above. However, identification of principles to be relied on is only one step in providing a safe design. As one other important example, coordinating overall architecture and strategy is essential: the authors term this a safety theme.

  2. 30 CFR 56.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 56.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  3. 30 CFR 56.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 56.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  4. 30 CFR 57.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 57.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  5. 30 CFR 57.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 57.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  6. 30 CFR 57.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 57.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  7. 30 CFR 56.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 56.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  8. 30 CFR 57.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 57.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  9. 30 CFR 56.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 56.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  10. 30 CFR 57.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 57.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  11. 30 CFR 56.19107 - Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Precautions for work in compartment affected by...SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES...Personnel Hoisting Shafts § 56.19107 Precautions for work in compartment affected...

  12. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  13. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

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    2010-10-01

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  14. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  15. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  16. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  17. 29 CFR 1926.20 - General safety and health provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 1926.20 Section 1926.20 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION General Safety and...

  18. Generalized implementation of software safety policies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Knight, John C.; Wika, Kevin G.

    1994-01-01

    As part of a research program in the engineering of software for safety-critical systems, we are performing two case studies. The first case study, which is well underway, is a safety-critical medical application. The second, which is just starting, is a digital control system for a nuclear research reactor. Our goal is to use these case studies to permit us to obtain a better understanding of the issues facing developers of safety-critical systems, and to provide a vehicle for the assessment of research ideas. The case studies are not based on the analysis of existing software development by others. Instead, we are attempting to create software for new and novel systems in a process that ultimately will involve all phases of the software lifecycle. In this abstract, we summarize our results to date in a small part of this project, namely the determination and classification of policies related to software safety that must be enforced to ensure safe operation. We hypothesize that this classification will permit a general approach to the implementation of a policy enforcement mechanism.

  19. [The principle of precaution: its impact in medicine].

    PubMed

    David, G

    2001-09-01

    The principle of precaution first appeared about ten years ago as a new type of action and responsability in the environnemental domain. According to this priciple, immediate action must be taken to avoid serious environnemental consequences, without waiting for scientifically established proof of danger. Certain legalists are now recommending that this approach should be extended to the field of medicine. By recommending decisive action based on purely hypothetical risk, the principle of precaution goes well beyond classic preventive measures, which are introduced after identification and proof risk. This new approach is presented as an added safety precaution. Radical application of this concept could however lead to an irrational approach to health safety and constitute an obstacle to technical progress. Although the legal world has already adopted this new concept, it is important that the medical world contribute to evaluating this new standard. PMID:11679839

  20. Monitoring adherence to Standard Precautions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kimberly D. McCoy; Susan E. Beekmann; Kristi J. Ferguson; Thomas E. Vaughn; James C. Torner; Robert F. Woolson; Bradley N. Doebbeling

    2001-01-01

    Background: Health care workers (HCWs) do not consistently follow Standard Precautions (SP). This is a serious problem because inadequate compliance is associated with increased blood exposure thus predisposing HCWs to bloodborne pathogen transmission. Methods: The primary goal of this study was to identify institutional factors associated with adequacy of HCW training to monitor coworkers’ adherence to SP. Surveys were sent

  1. Flood-Related Eye Care Precautions

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Vision > Flood-Related Eye Care Precautions Flood-Related Eye Care Precautions As flooding continues to expand across ... lens wearers to avoid exposure to flood-related eye infections and complications Avoid contact with flood waters. ...

  2. A GENERALIZED SURVEILLANCE MODEL WITH APPLICATIONS TO SYSTEMS SAFETY

    E-print Network

    Xie, Minge

    1 A GENERALIZED SURVEILLANCE MODEL WITH APPLICATIONS TO SYSTEMS SAFETY Hoang Pham, Senior Member agency for aviation safety in the Unites States. Their aviation safety inspectors need to quickly to minimize the risk of the flying aircraft. Often a system consists of many subsystems (units) and each

  3. Science Education Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Downloadable guides published by the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) that provide information on laboratory safety practices in elementary and secondary schools. Topics include legal issues, the purchase, storage, and disposal of chemicals, chemical hygiene, and response to spills or accidents. There is also information on the use of plants or animals in the lab, protective equipment, laboratory layouts, glassware and electricity precautions, field-trip safety, and other topics. The site also includes a science safety checklist, recommendations for general lab safety, and links to safety information from other websites.

  4. Fire Safety 101A Factsheet for Colleges & Universities A USFA Public-Private Partnership

    E-print Network

    Rose, Michael R.

    Fire Safety 101A Factsheet for Colleges & Universities A USFA Public-Private Partnership EE very. There are several causes for these fires, however most are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety- loaded electrical circuits and exten- sion cords increase the risk of fires. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS · Provide

  5. Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries

    MedlinePLUS

    ... set by the ACA. Different camps have various philosophies and programs. Make sure children attend a camp ... training do they have? What is the camp's philosophy on discipline and how are behavioral issues handled? ...

  6. 46 CFR 120.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...MORE THAN 49 PASSENGERS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements...safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) All electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  7. 46 CFR 120.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...MORE THAN 49 PASSENGERS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements...safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) All electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  8. 46 CFR 120.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...MORE THAN 49 PASSENGERS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements...safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) All electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  9. 46 CFR 120.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...MORE THAN 49 PASSENGERS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements...safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) All electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  10. 46 CFR 120.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and installations must be suitable for the roll, pitch, and vibration of the vessel underway. (b) All equipment, including switches, fuses, lampholders, etc., must be suitable for...

  11. 21 CFR 610.11a - Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 false Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. 610...Provisions § 610.11a Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. For inactivated influenza vaccine, the general safety...

  12. 21 CFR 610.11a - Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 false Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. 610...Provisions § 610.11a Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. For inactivated influenza vaccine, the general safety...

  13. 21 CFR 610.11a - Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. 610...Provisions § 610.11a Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. For inactivated influenza vaccine, the general safety...

  14. 21 CFR 610.11a - Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 true Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. 610...Provisions § 610.11a Inactivated influenza vaccine, general safety test. For inactivated influenza vaccine, the general safety...

  15. Behavioral-diagnostic analysis of compliance with universal precautions among nurses.

    PubMed

    DeJoy, D M; Searcy, C A; Murphy, L R; Gershon, R R

    2000-01-01

    This study used the PRECEDE model (L.W. Green, M.W. Kreuter, S.G. Deeds, & K.B. Partridge, 1980) to examine individual, job-task, and environmental-organizational factors related to compliance with universal precautions (UP) among nurses. Structural equation modeling showed that the hypothesized model did a better job predicting general compliance (R2 = .41) than compliance with personal protective equipment (PPE; R2 = .18). All 3 categories of diagnostic factors (predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing) influenced general compliance, but predisposing factors were relatively unimportant for compliance with PPE. With a set of nested models, the greatest improvement in model fit occurred when the indirect effects of reinforcing factors were added. A positive safety climate may increase the likelihood that the work environment will contain features that enable workers to comply with safe work practices. PMID:10658891

  16. Compliance with universal precautions in correctional health care facilities.

    PubMed

    Gershon, R R; Karkashian, C D; Vlahov, D; Kummer, L; Kasting, C; Green-McKenzie, J; Escamilla-Cejudo, J A; Kendig, N; Swetz, A; Martin, L

    1999-03-01

    There were three main objectives of this cross-sectional study of Maryland State correctional health care workers. The first was to evaluate compliance with work practices designed to minimize exposure to blood and body fluids; the second, to identify correlates of compliance with universal precautions (UPs); and the third was to determine the relationship, if any, between compliance and exposures. Of 216 responding health care workers, 34% reported overall compliance across all 15 items on a compliance scale. Rates for specific items were particularly low for use of certain types of personal protective equipment, such as protective eyewear (53.5%), face mask (47.2%) and protective clothing (33.9%). Compliance rates were highest for glove use (93.2%) waste disposal (89.8%), and sharps disposal (80.8%). Compliance rates were generally not associated with demographic factors, except for age; younger workers were more likely to be compliant with safe work practices than were older workers (P < 0.05). Compliance was positively associated with several work-related variables, including perceived safety climate (i.e., management's commitment to infection control and the overall safety program) and job satisfaction, and was found to be inversely associated with security-related work constraints, job/task factors, adverse working conditions, workplace discrimination, and perceived work stress. Bloodborne exposures were not uncommon; 13.8% of all respondents had at least one bloodborne exposure within the previous 6 months, and compliance was inversely related to blood and body fluid exposures. This study identified several potentially modifiable correlates of compliance, including factors unique to the correctional setting. Infection-control interventional strategies specifically tailored to these health care workers may therefore be most effective in reducing the risk of bloodborne exposures. PMID:10091141

  17. General aviation air traffic pattern safety analysis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Parker, L. C.

    1973-01-01

    A concept is described for evaluating the general aviation mid-air collision hazard in uncontrolled terminal airspace. Three-dimensional traffic pattern measurements were conducted at uncontrolled and controlled airports. Computer programs for data reduction, storage retrieval and statistical analysis have been developed. Initial general aviation air traffic pattern characteristics are presented. These preliminary results indicate that patterns are highly divergent from the expected standard pattern, and that pattern procedures observed can affect the ability of pilots to see and avoid each other.

  18. 14 CFR 25.1360 - Precautions against injury.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 2011-01-01 false Precautions against injury. 25.1360... AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES...Equipment § 25.1360 Precautions against injury. ...maintenance personnel using normal precautions. (b) Burns....

  19. Aspects of General Aviation flight safety research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. B. Gratton; M. A. Bromfield

    The largest cause of General Aviation Accidents is shown through an analysis of the 283 UK fatal accidents between 1980 and 2006 to be loss of control, most usually at low level. Evaluating the reasons behind this, it is shown to be due to a combination of aircraft characteristics and pilot situational awareness and response. The statistical analysis also shows

  20. 21 CFR 601.32 - General factors relevant to safety and effectiveness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...General factors relevant to safety and effectiveness. 601.32 Section 601.32 Food...General factors relevant to safety and effectiveness. FDA's determination of the safety and effectiveness of a diagnostic...

  1. 21 CFR 315.3 - General factors relevant to safety and effectiveness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...General factors relevant to safety and effectiveness. 315.3 Section 315.3 Food...General factors relevant to safety and effectiveness. FDA's determination of the safety and effectiveness of a diagnostic...

  2. General Personal Safety Guidelines Developed by the UCSF Police Department

    E-print Network

    Derisi, Joseph

    Education Community Policing activities and events Residential & Business Physical General Personal Safety Guidelines Developed by the UCSF Police Department Crime Prevention Unit 654 Minnesota Street San Francisco, CA 94143 (415) 476-1414 www.police.ucsf.edu - 1 - To maximize your

  3. Rutgers Fire Safety Precautions December 11, 2001 1.1 KETTLE/TANKER FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

    E-print Network

    - tance away from any structure or combustible material. G. Where liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders should be closed to burn off propane in the line before shutting off the torch head. The gas supply should be shut off whenever a propane odor is detected. 4. Installations should be coordinated

  4. Adherence to standard precaution in the peripheral vascular access.

    PubMed

    Cirelli, Melissa Alves; de Figueiredo, Rosely Moralez; Zem-Mascarenhas, Sílvia Helena

    2007-01-01

    This prospective and quantitative study was carried out in a small private general hospital, where the adherence to standard precaution in the peripheral vascular access was evaluated. The data were collected through a questionnaire aiming to characterize the nursing team's knowledge and opinion about standard precautions and the availability of materials. In addition, a systemized observation of the procedures of vein puncture and medicine administration was performed. It was identified that 84.4% of the punctures had been carried out without gloves or previous hand washing; in 29.7% of the procedures, needles were recapped and 93.2% of the professionals reported adequate material supply. Concluding, the professionals expose themselves and patients to unnecessary risks of infection. The nursing team must be the focus of continuous interventions and future actions in order to minimize the risk of infection in the procedure of peripheral vascular access. PMID:17653439

  5. Inferred threat and safety: symbolic generalization of human avoidance learning.

    PubMed

    Dymond, Simon; Schlund, Michael W; Roche, Bryan; Whelan, Robert; Richards, Jennifer; Davies, Cara

    2011-10-01

    Symbolic generalization of avoidance may underlie the aetiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate inferred threat-avoidance and safety (non-avoidance) behaviours that occur in the presence of stimuli indirectly related to learned threat and safety cues. A laboratory experiment was conducted involving two symbolic stimulus equivalence relations consisting of three physically dissimilar stimuli (avoidance cues: AV1-AV2-AV3 and neutral cues: N1-N2-N3). During avoidance learning involving aversive images and sounds, a key-press avoidance response was trained for one member of one of the relations (AV2) and non-avoidance for another (N2). Inferred threat and safety behaviour and ratings of the likelihood of aversive events were tested with presentations of all remaining stimuli. Findings showed a significantly high percentage of avoidance to both the learned and inferred threat cues and less avoidance to both the learned and inferred safety cues. Ratings in the absence of avoidance were high during training and testing to threat cues and low to safety cues and were generally lower in the presence of avoidance. Implications for associative and behavioural accounts of avoidance, and modern therapies for anxiety disorders are discussed. PMID:21767825

  6. Industrial Hygiene and Safety Controls at a 1.5?MeV Electron Beam Accelerator Facility

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. X. KORTSHA

    1975-01-01

    This paper discusses radiological safety measures built into a 1.5?MeV electron beam accelerator at the General Motors Research Laboratories. The accelerator is used to study the interaction of electrons with plastic materials. The safety features described represent the type of precautions taken over and above legal requirements and include the results of experience gained in other installations.

  7. Communicating vaccine safety to the media and general public.

    PubMed

    Oubari, Hiba; Tuttle, Ryan; Rath, Barbara; Bravo, Lulu

    2015-01-01

    Vaccines are among the most effective measures to control and prevent infectious diseases. Yet, the topic of vaccination is difficult to communicate, as it bears upon individual versus common good. The efficacy and safety of vaccines can only be shown by the absence of undesired events, such as vaccine-preventable diseases or adverse events following immunization. The authors of this paper view accurate, transparent and timely vaccine-safety communication to the media and general public as a core responsibility of healthcare providers. The authors wish to explore potential difficulties faced by immunization specialists when talking to the media, and suggest how to successfully convey vaccination messages to the general public. PMID:25859680

  8. Occupational exposure to blood and compliance with standard precautions among health care workers in Beijing, China.

    PubMed

    Liu, Xiao-na; Sun, Xin-ying; van Genugten, Lenneke; Shi, Yu-hui; Wang, Yan-ling; Niu, Wen-yi; Richardus, Jan Hendrik

    2014-03-01

    This cross-sectional survey assessed both risk and prevention of health care workers to bloodborne virus transmission in 2 hospitals in Beijing. The identified discrepancy between the high level of occupational blood exposure and suboptimal compliance with standard precautions underscores the urgent need for interventions to enhance occupational safety of health care workers in China. PMID:24581027

  9. Patient safety culture measurement in general practice. Clinimetric properties of 'SCOPE'

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. L. M. Zwart; M. Langelaan; R. C. van der Vooren; M. M. Kuyvenhoven; C. J. Kalkman; Th. J. M. Verheij; C. Wagner

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A supportive patient safety culture is considered to be an essential condition for improving patient safety. Assessing the current safety culture in general practice may be a first step to target improvements. To that end, we studied internal consistency and construct validity of a safety culture questionnaire for general practice (SCOPE) which was derived from a comparable questionnaire for

  10. Patient safety culture measurement in general care: clinimetric properties of 'SCOPE'

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. L. M. Zwart; M. Langelaan; R. C. van de Vooren; M. M. Kuyvenhoven; C. J. Kalkman; T. J. M. Verheij; C. Wagner

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A supportive patient safety culture is considered to be an essential condition for improving patient safety. Assessing the current safety culture in general practice may be a first step to target improvements. To that end, we studied internal consistency and construct validity of a safety culture questionnaire for general practice (SCOPE) which was derived from a comparable questionnaire for

  11. 32 CFR 700.923 - Precautions for health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The Senior Officer Present Contents § 700.923 Precautions for health. The senior officer present shall take precautions to preserve the health of the persons under his or her...

  12. 32 CFR 700.923 - Precautions for health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The Senior Officer Present Contents § 700.923 Precautions for health. The senior officer present shall take precautions to preserve the health of the persons under his or her...

  13. 32 CFR 700.923 - Precautions for health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The Senior Officer Present Contents § 700.923 Precautions for health. The senior officer present shall take precautions to preserve the health of the persons under his or her...

  14. 32 CFR 700.923 - Precautions for health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The Senior Officer Present Contents § 700.923 Precautions for health. The senior officer present shall take precautions to preserve the health of the persons under his or her...

  15. 32 CFR 700.923 - Precautions for health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The Senior Officer Present Contents § 700.923 Precautions for health. The senior officer present shall take precautions to preserve the health of the persons under his or her...

  16. 49 CFR 238.229 - Safety appliances-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...entire welded surface of any safety appliance bracket or support...welded portion of the involved safety appliance bracket or support...items as mirrors, magnifying glasses, or other location specific...during the initial or periodic safety appliance inspection...

  17. Conservation, precaution, and Caribbean reefs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aronson, Richard B.; Precht, William F.

    2006-08-01

    Some authors argue that overfishing is an important reason that reef corals have declined in recent decades. Their reasoning is that overfishing removes herbivores, releasing macroalgae to overgrow and kill the corals. The evidence suggests, however, that global climate change and emergent marine diseases make a far greater contribution to coral mortality, and that macroalgae generally grow on the exposed skeletal surfaces of corals that are already dead. Macroalgal dominance, therefore, is an effect rather than a cause of coral mortality. Marine protected areas (MPAs), which are usually established to protect stocks of reef fish, foster populations of herbivorous fish under at least some circumstances. Increased herbivory can reduce algal cover, potentially accelerating the recovery of coral populations inside MPAs; however, establishing MPAs will have only a limited impact on coral recovery unless policymakers confront the accelerating negative effects of the global-scale sources of coral mortality.

  18. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    Evacuate area. Shut off all sources of ignition. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self.sigma-aldrich.com Page 2 #12;GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash thoroughly after handling. Section 9 - Physical

  19. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    conditions. Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash thoroughly after handling. Section 9 - Physical/Chemical Properties

  20. Behavioral–Diagnostic Analysis of Compliance With Universal Precautions Among Nurses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David M. DeJoy; Cynthia A. Searcy; Lawrence R. Murphy; Robyn R. M. Gershon

    2000-01-01

    This study used the PRECEDE model (L. W. Green, M. W. Kreuter, S. G. Deeds, & K. B. Partridge, 1980) to examine individual, job–task, and environmental– organizational factors related to compliance with universal precautions (UP) among nurses. Structural equation modeling showed that the hypothesized model did a better job predicting general compliance (R2 = .41) than compliance with personal protective

  1. Major building changes should be forwarded to the safety committee for action. GENERAL SAFETY-FIRE-SECURITY

    E-print Network

    Firestone, Jeremy

    Major building changes should be forwarded to the safety committee for action. GENERAL SAFETY-FIRE? Are parking spaces accessible? Is route from parking spaces to bldg. in good repair? Are fire alarms Not Applicable Repair: Fix-It or x1141 8. Emergency lighting (battery powered units) Are lights in working order

  2. [Aseptic precautions in epidural catheterization for surgery].

    PubMed

    Haraga, Isao; Shono, Shinjiro; Abe, Shintarou; Higa, Kazuo

    2010-05-01

    We describe aseptic precautions in epidural catheterization for surgery. Every patient has to be checked for immunodeficiency, atopic dermatitis, preoperative use of antibiotics, and local infection of the epidural puncture site. Physicians who perform epidural catheterization should wear a mask and a cap and take off a wrist watch and rings on the fingers before an epidural kit is opened. Fingers and hands should be disinfected before wearing surgical gloves. The skin for epidural puncture site should be disinfected with 0.5% chlorhexidine in 80% ethanol. A micropore filter should be used when epidural catheterization is expected to remain over 24 hours. PMID:20486569

  3. The Complexity of Safety Stock Placement in General-Network Supply Chains

    E-print Network

    Graves, Stephen C.

    a safety stock. We place an arc from node i to node j if the output product of stage i is needed as inputThe Complexity of Safety Stock Placement in General-Network Supply Chains Ekaterina Lesnaia, Iuliu Vasilescu, and Stephen C. Graves MIT Abstract-- We consider the optimization problem of safety stock

  4. Scientists versus Regulators: Precaution, Novelty & Regulatory Oversight as Predictors of Perceived Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials

    PubMed Central

    Beaudrie, Christian E. H.; Satterfield, Terre; Kandlikar, Milind; Harthorn, Barbara H.

    2014-01-01

    Engineered nanoscale materials (ENMs) present a difficult challenge for risk assessors and regulators. Continuing uncertainty about the potential risks of ENMs means that expert opinion will play an important role in the design of policies to minimize harmful implications while supporting innovation. This research aims to shed light on the views of ‘nano experts’ to understand which nanomaterials or applications are regarded as more risky than others, to characterize the differences in risk perceptions between expert groups, and to evaluate the factors that drive these perceptions. Our analysis draws from a web-survey (N?=?404) of three groups of US and Canadian experts: nano-scientists and engineers, nano-environmental health and safety scientists, and regulatory scientists and decision-makers. Significant differences in risk perceptions were found across expert groups; differences found to be driven by underlying attitudes and perceptions characteristic of each group. Nano-scientists and engineers at the upstream end of the nanomaterial life cycle perceived the lowest levels of risk, while those who are responsible for assessing and regulating risks at the downstream end perceived the greatest risk. Perceived novelty of nanomaterial risks, differing preferences for regulation (i.e. the use of precaution versus voluntary or market-based approaches), and perceptions of the risk of technologies in general predicted variation in experts' judgments of nanotechnology risks. Our findings underscore the importance of involving a diverse selection of experts, particularly those with expertise at different stages along the nanomaterial lifecycle, during policy development. PMID:25222742

  5. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    OR SPILL Evacuate area. Shut off all sources of ignition. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self. GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS 1,3,5-Trioxane releases formaldehyde when heated to body temperature. Due to this, oral exposures

  6. Variability of contact precaution policies in US emergency departments.

    PubMed

    Pallin, Daniel J; Camargo, Carlos A; Yokoe, Deborah S; Espinola, Janice A; Schuur, Jeremiah D

    2014-03-01

    Contact precautions policies in US emergency departments have not been studied. We surveyed a structured random sample and found wide variation; for example, 45% required contact precautions for stool incontinence or diarrhea, 84% for suspected Clostridium difficile, and 79% for suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Emergency medicine departments and organizations should enact policies. PMID:24521599

  7. Infection Prevention and Control 2010 ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS EDUCATIONAL SHEET FOR

    E-print Network

    Kim, Duck O.

    Infection Prevention and Control 2010 ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS EDUCATIONAL SHEET FOR PATIENTS with your visit, remove the PPE carefully and discard it in the trash provided Perform hand hygiene Hospital: Contact Precautions requires gloves and gown for entering the patient's room. Enteric

  8. Influences on compliance with standard precautions among operating room nurses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sonya Osborne

    2003-01-01

    BackgroundOccupational exposures of health care workers occur because of inconsistent compliance with standard precautions. The purpose of this study was to develop national estimates of compliance with standard precautions and occupational exposure reporting among operating room nurses (specifically, scrub nurses) in Australia and to assess variables that influence compliance.

  9. [Knowledge and attitudes of workers from a public emergency service about the adoption of standard precautions].

    PubMed

    Paiva, Maria Henriqueta Rocha Siqueira; de Oliveira, Adriana Cristina

    2011-01-01

    The aims of the study were to evaluate the adoption of the precaution measures, assessing knowledge and attitude of multiprofessional team. This is a transversal study, accomplished in an Emergency Medical Service of Minas Gerais. Univariate and multivariate analysis were used. The results showed that nurses and drivers had the highest and lowest level of knowledge regarding the standard precautions, respectively. The possibility of non-adoption of the precautionary measures was 3.76 (95% CI: 1.48 to 9.53) times higher among professionals aged over 31 years and 6.7 (95% CI: 1.81 to 24,75) times greater among workers in crowded unit of basic support. The conclusion is that is essential to implement strategies in order to improve the professional's knowledge related to infection control and safety recommendations. PMID:22378517

  10. [Effectiveness and risks of isolation precautions in patients with MRSA and other multidrug-resistant bacteria].

    PubMed

    Dettenkofer, M; Utzolino, S; Luft, D; Lemmen, S

    2010-04-01

    The transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MRSA, VRE and ESBL producing bacteria) occurs predominantly if health-care workers are not compliant with hand hygiene procedures. The impact of single-room isolation in transmission prevention is often overestimated. As long as hand disinfection is not performed before and after patient contact and gloves are not removed, a single room will not prevent transmission by -itself. Understaffing is additionally worsening the situation. There is no consistent evidence sup-port-ing strict single-room isolation even though data show supportive tendencies. Social isolation is one of the risks that should be considered as well as the economic impact of using shared rooms as a single room. Up-to-date, evidence-based standard operating procedures and individual infection control recommendations should take these considerations into account. In general, contact precautions including isolation in a single room are performed in MRSA and VRE-positive patients. If a single room cannot be provided in a given case (a common problem in intensive care units), contact precautions can be performed in a shared room as an alternative. The problem of establishing an optimal compliance with standard precautions (especially hand hygiene) throughout all professional groups should be addressed. Additional precautions, including single-room isolation, should be implemented critically if indicated. PMID:20379942

  11. University of Pittsburgh Safety Manual

    E-print Network

    Sibille, Etienne

    and shock sensitive under certain conditions. Therefore, azides require precaution during preparation Hygiene Training before handling these materials. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) should be reviewed to identify the specific hazards and necessary precautions when working with particular azide compounds.1 1. STABILITY

  12. Form Name Form description Form URL Laboratory Safety General Information on Laboratory Safety at Penn State http://www.ehs.psu.edu/occhealth/labsafety.cfm

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    Maroncelli, Mark

    annual laboratory self inspections http://www.ehs.psu.edu/occhealth/Lab_Safety://www.ehs.psu.edu/occhealth/EmergencyInformation.doc Laboratory Equipment Safety Clearance form To be attached to equipment by lab personnel to indicate that itForm Name Form description Form URL Laboratory Safety General Information on Laboratory Safety

  13. General safety guidelines for the design of high-hazard (non-reactor) facilities at Rocky Flats Plant

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    Restrepo

    1989-01-01

    This document provides guidance in the identification of safety- related systems and equipment, their safety classification, and the applicability of requirements that shall be used in the design, construction, fabrication, and procurement of these items. As such, this document is geared to the designer and the safety analyst. First, general safety criteria that serve as the bases for all safety

  14. RESEARCH SAFETY RADIATION SAFETY

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    RESEARCH SAFETY RADIATION SAFETY ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT LABORATORY SAFETY AUDITS & COMPLIANCE BIOSAFETY and ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT and MISSION CONTINUITY FIRE PREVENTION and LIFE SAFETY GENERAL SAFETY TRAINING

  15. Art Safety.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    BCATA Journal for Art Teachers, 1991

    1991-01-01

    Advocating that Canadian art programs should use and model environmentally safe practices, the articles in this journal focus on issues of safe practices in art education. Articles are: (1) "What is WHMIS?"; (2) "Safety Precautions for Specific Art Processes"; (3) "Toxic Substances"; (4) "Using Clay, Glazes, and Kilns Safely in the Classroom"…

  16. Compliant design for intrinsic safety: general issues and preliminary design

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Bicchi; S. L. Rizzini; G. Tonietti

    2001-01-01

    We describe some initial results of a project aiming at the development of a programmable compliance, inherently safe robot arm for applications in anthropic environments. In order to obtain safety in spite of worst-case situations (such as unexpected delays in teleoperation, or even controller failure), we propose an approach to achieving the compliance by mechanical rather than by control design.

  17. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS 1. SAFETY AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    assess safety and health issues and shall assure precautions are taken prior to deployment of personnel the disaster will be temporarily staffed with additional safety, industrial hygiene, and medical personnel

  18. 14 CFR 25.1360 - Precautions against injury.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Electrical Systems and Equipment § 25.1360 Precautions against injury. (a) Shock. The electrical system must be designed to minimize risk of electric shock to crew, passengers, and servicing personnel and to maintenance personnel...

  19. 14 CFR 25.1360 - Precautions against injury.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Electrical Systems and Equipment § 25.1360 Precautions against injury. (a) Shock. The electrical system must be designed to minimize risk of electric shock to crew, passengers, and servicing personnel and to maintenance personnel...

  20. 14 CFR 25.1360 - Precautions against injury.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Electrical Systems and Equipment § 25.1360 Precautions against injury. (a) Shock. The electrical system must be designed to minimize risk of electric shock to crew, passengers, and servicing personnel and to maintenance personnel...

  1. 14 CFR 25.1360 - Precautions against injury.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Electrical Systems and Equipment § 25.1360 Precautions against injury. (a) Shock. The electrical system must be designed to minimize risk of electric shock to crew, passengers, and servicing personnel and to maintenance personnel...

  2. Skid-Steer Loader Safety 

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    Smith, David

    2005-06-28

    Skid-steer loaders are very useful tools, but can be lethal if not used according to the manufacturer's instructions. You can reduce your risk of injury or death by following the proper safety precautions outlined in this publication....

  3. Patient safety culture measurement in general practice. Clinimetric properties of 'SCOPE'

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background A supportive patient safety culture is considered to be an essential condition for improving patient safety. Assessing the current safety culture in general practice may be a first step to target improvements. To that end, we studied internal consistency and construct validity of a safety culture questionnaire for general practice (SCOPE) which was derived from a comparable questionnaire for hospitals (Dutch-HSOPS). Methods The survey was conducted among caregivers of Dutch general practice as part of an ongoing quality accreditation process using a 46 item questionnaire. We conducted factor analyses and studied validity by calculating correlations between the subscales and testing the hypothesis that respondents' patient safety grade of their practices correlated with their scores on the questionnaire. Results Of 72 practices 294 respondents completed the questionnaire. Eight factors were identified concerning handover and teamwork, support and fellowship, communication openness, feedback and learning from error, intention to report events, adequate procedures and staffing, overall perceptions of patient safety and expectations and actions of managers. Cronbach's alpha of the factors rated between 0.64 and 0.85. The subscales intercorrelated moderately, except for the factor about intention to report events. Respondents who graded patient safety highly scored significantly higher on the questionnaire than those who did not. Conclusions The SCOPE questionnaire seems an appropriate instrument to assess patient safety culture in general practice. The clinimetric properties of the SCOPE are promising, but future research should confirm the factor structure and construct of the SCOPE and delineate its responsiveness to changes in safety culture over time. PMID:22040087

  4. Generalized Optimal Current Patterns and Electrical Safety in EIT

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    Lionheart, W R B; McLeod, C N; Lionheart, William R.B.; Kaipio, Jari; Leod, Christopher N. Mc

    2000-01-01

    There are a number of constraints which limit the current and voltages which can be applied on a multiple drive electrical imaging system. One obvious constraint is to limit the maximum Ohmic power dissipated in the body. Current patterns optimising distinguishability with respect to this constraint are singular functions of the difference of transconductance matrices with respect to the power norm. (the optimal currents of Isaacson). If one constrains the total current ($L^1$ norm) the optimal patterns are pair drives. On the other hand if one constrains the maximum current on each drive electrode (an $L^\\infty$ norm), the optimal patterns have each drive channel set to the maximum source or sink current value. In this paper we consider appropriate safety constraints and discuss how to find the optimal current patterns with those constraints.

  5. Poor knowledge – predictor of nonadherence to universal precautions for blood borne pathogens at first level care facilities in Pakistan

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    Naveed Z Janjua; Mahreen Razaq; Subhash Chandir; Shafquat Rozi; Bushra Mahmood

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: We conducted an assessment of knowledge about blood borne pathogens (BBP) and use of universal precautions at first level care facilities (FLCF) in two districts of Pakistan. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey and selected three different types of FLCFs ; public, general practitioners and unqualified practitioners through stratified random sampling technique. At each facility, we interviewed a prescriber,

  6. A general stochastic approach to unavailability analysis of standby safety systems

    SciTech Connect

    Van Der Weide, H. [Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands); Pandey, M. D. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1 (Canada)

    2013-07-01

    The paper presents a general analytical framework to analyze unavailability caused by latent failures in standby safety systems used in nuclear plants. The proposed approach is general in a sense that it encompasses a variety of inspection and maintenance policies and relaxes restrictive assumptions regarding the distributions of time to failure (or aging) and duration of repair. A key result of the paper is a general integral equation for point unavailability, which can be tailored to any specific maintenance policy. (authors)

  7. The Frankfurt Patient Safety Climate Questionnaire for General Practices (FraSiK): analysis of psychometric properties

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Barbara Hoffmann; Olga Maria Domanska; Zeycan Albay; Vera Mueller; Corina Guethlin; Eric J Thomas; Ferdinand M Gerlach

    2011-01-01

    BackgroundSafety culture has been identified as having a major impact on how safety is managed in healthcare. However, it has not received much attention in general practices. Hence, no instrument yet exists to assess safety climate—the measurable artefact of safety culture—in this setting. This study aims to evaluate psychometric properties of a newly developed safety climate questionnaire for use in

  8. OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS AT NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. A. Adams

    1962-01-01

    Sources of radioactivity incident to the operation of nuclear power ; stations are identified. Measures to protect station staff and the public are ; discussed, including the responsibilities of the station health physicist. The ; requirements for surveillance of safety measures are described. (Public Health ; Eng. Abstr., 43: No. 3, March 1963);

  9. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    of ignition. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots PPM USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 100 PPM (420 MG/M3) USA OSHA. PEL 8H TWA 100 PPM;CL 200;PK 600/5 New

  10. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    OF LEAK OR SPILL Evacuate area. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator, chemical safety LIMITS, RTECS Country Source Type Value USA ACGIH TWA 2 MG/M3 USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 2 MG/M3 USA OSHA

  11. Patient Safety in Tehran University of Medical Sciences’ General Hospitals, Iran

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    ARAB, Mohammad; AKBARI SARI, Ali; MOVAHED KOR, Elham; HOSSEINI, Mostafa; TOLOUI RAKHSHAN, Shiva; EZATI, Mohammad

    2013-01-01

    Background It is important to focus on creating opportunities for patients’ participation at all levels of health systems in order to promote their ability to improve patient safety and quality of services. The general aim of this study was to determine patient safety level in Tehran University of Medical Sciences’ (TUMS) general hospitals, Tehran, Iran from patients’ perspective and to determine the contributory factors on their perspective. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. In the spring 2011, the list of clinical departments of the six general hospitals affiliated to TUMS was obtained through the Website of TUMS. By using stratified random sampling, the sample size was calculated 300 patients. Data were collected by using a structured questionnaire and its validity and reliability were acceptable. Descriptive statistics, linear regression and logistic regression were used for analyzing the data. Results: Totally, 60% of patients were female. Patient safety was evaluated high by 60% of respondents. The unmarried or educated or employed individuals tend to score lower than others. Conclusion: TUMS’s general hospitals are enough safe from patients’ perspective, patient safety should be improved. In clinical governance, contributing patients’ perspective to the improvement of patient safety reforms is critical in generating new models of good practice. PMID:23641408

  12. ANNUAL SAFETY REFRESHER TRAINING FOR LABORATORY EMPLOYEES IN THE DEPT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY & NEMATOLOGY

    E-print Network

    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    associated with your job and the appropriate health and safety precautions, protective equipment) Introduction to personal hygiene practices and behavior. Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings

  13. Radiological Safety Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

    Written to be used concurrently with the U.S. Army's Radiological Safety Course, this publication discusses the causes, sources, and detection of nuclear radiation. In addition, the transportation and disposal of radioactive materials are covered. The report also deals with the safety precautions to be observed when working with lasers, microwave…

  14. Cluster randomized, controlled trial on patient safety improvement in general practice: a study protocol

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background An open, constructive safety culture is key in healthcare since it is seen as a main condition for patient safety. Studies have examined culture improvement strategies in hospitals. In primary care, however, not much is known about effective strategies to improve the safety culture yet. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of two patient safety culture interventions: a patient safety culture questionnaire solely, the SCOPE, or the SCOPE questionnaire combined with a patient safety workshop. The purpose of this paper is to describe the rationale and design of this trial. Methods/design The SCOPE Intervention Study is a cluster randomized, three-armed controlled trial, that will be conducted in 30 general practices in the Netherlands. Ten practices in the first intervention arm will complete the SCOPE questionnaire and are expected to draw and implement their own improvement initiatives based on a computerised feedback report. In the second intervention arm, staff of the ten practices also will be asked to complete the SCOPE questionnaire and in addition will be given a complementary workshop. This workshop is theoretical and interactive, educating staff and facilitating discussion, leading to a practice specific action plan for patient safety improvement. The results of the SCOPE questionnaire are incorporated in the workshop. The ten practices in the control arm continue care as usual. Baseline and follow-up measurements will be conducted with an implementation period of one year. The primary outcome will include the number of incidents reported and secondary several quality and safety indicators and the patient safety culture. Moreover, interviews will be conducted at follow-up to evaluate the implementation process of the intervention. Discussion Results of this study will give insight in the effect of administering a culture questionnaire or the questionnaire with a complementary workshop. This knowledge will aid implementation of patient safety tools and future research. Attention has been given to the strengths and limitations of the study. Trial registration Netherlands Trial Register: NTR3277. PMID:23984840

  15. Preliminary reentry safety assessment of the General Purpose Heat Source module for the Cassini mission: Aerospace Nuclear Safety Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Conn, D. W.; Brenza, P. T.

    1993-04-01

    As asked by the U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Special Applications, and in support of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Cassini mission, The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) has conducted preliminary one dimensional ablation and thermal analyses of the General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS). The predicted earth entry conditions provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for a Cassini Venus - Venus - Earth - Jupiter gravity assist (VVEJGA) trajectory were used as initial conditions. The results of this study, which constitute the initial reentry analysis assessment leading to the Cassini Updated Safety Analysis Report (USAR), are discussed in this document.

  16. The Frankfurt Patient Safety Climate Questionnaire for General Practices (FraSiK): analysis of psychometric properties.

    PubMed

    Hoffmann, Barbara; Domanska, Olga Maria; Albay, Zeycan; Mueller, Vera; Guethlin, Corina; Thomas, Eric J; Gerlach, Ferdinand M

    2011-09-01

    BACKGROUND Safety culture has been identified as having a major impact on how safety is managed in healthcare. However, it has not received much attention in general practices. Hence, no instrument yet exists to assess safety climate-the measurable artefact of safety culture-in this setting. This study aims to evaluate psychometric properties of a newly developed safety climate questionnaire for use in German general practices. METHODS The existing Safety Attitudes Questionnaire, Ambulatory Version, was considerably modified and enhanced in order to be applicable in general practice. After pilot tests and its application in a random sample of 400 German practices, a first psychometric analysis led to modifications in several items. A further psychometric analysis was conducted with an additional sample of 60 practices and a response rate of 97.08%. Exploratory factor analysis with orthogonal varimax rotation was carried out and the internal consistency of the identified factors was calculated. RESULTS Nine factors emerged, representing a wide range of dimensions associated with safety culture: teamwork climate, error management, safety of clinical processes, perception of causes of errors, job satisfaction, safety of office structure, receptiveness to healthcare assistants and patients, staff perception of management, and quality and safety of medical care. Internal consistency of factors is moderate to good. CONCLUSIONS This study demonstrates the development of a patient safety climate instrument. The questionnaire displays established features of safety climate and additionally contains features that might be specific to small-scale general practices. PMID:21571753

  17. Universal precautions revisited: managing the inherited pain patient.

    PubMed

    Gourlay, Douglas L; Heit, Howard A

    2009-07-01

    "Universal Precautions in Pain Medicine: A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain" was published in 2005. In it, a unified 10-step approach to the assessment and management of patients suffering from chronic pain was proposed. As well, a triage scheme of risk stratification was offered. By placing patients into risk categories of low, medium, or high (Groups I, II, and III), it became possible to recommend to primary care practitioners those patients whom they might confidently manage on their own, comanage with specialty support, or refer to specialty clinics with more experience and resources to tackle these often challenging cases. It is important to note that Universal Precautions is not simply about opioid prescribing, although the use of opioids does highlight the value inherent in managing risk in all patients. Moreover, it should serve to remind health care professionals that the presence of significant psychiatric comorbidities, including substance-use disorders, may represent treatable conditions that must be addressed in order to optimize outcomes. Universal Precautions as a concept should be based upon mutual trust and respect between patient and practitioner, both of whom should be committed to setting and achieving realistic goals in both cancer and noncancer pain patients. The goal of this article is to explore the application of a Universal Precautions approach to manage the care of patients with chronic pain who no longer have an appropriate source of the medications upon which they have become physically dependent-so-called inherited pain patients. PMID:19691682

  18. Compliance with Standard Precautions: A long way ahead

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M Jawaid; M Iqbal; S Shahbaz

    2009-01-01

    Background: To find out the knowledge, attitude and compliance with standard precautions among doctors working in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: The cross sectional study was conducted during October 2006 in the form of self reporting questionnaire. The questionnaire included question about duration of clinical experience, Hepatitis B Virus vaccination and its antibody titer, knowledge and compliance of Centre for

  19. SGC/98 -Page 1 STANDARD GENERAL CONDITIONS

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    SGC/98 - Page 1 STANDARD GENERAL CONDITIONS STANDARD FORM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Issue ........................................ 57 52. Temporary Stairs, Runways and Ladders .................... 57 53. Fire Precautions; Hot Work

  20. Teaching Safety Skills to Children: Prevention of Firearm Injury as an Exemplar of Best Practice in Assessment, Training, and Generalization of Safety Skills

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    Miltenberger, Raymond G

    2008-01-01

    The focus of this paper is on teaching safety skills to children with an emphasis on recent research on behavioral skills training for the prevention of firearm injury. Following a discussion of safety skills and methods for assessing these skills, the paper reviews recent research on behavioral skills training and in situ training for teaching safety skills to prevent firearm injury. Strategies for promoting generalization and increasing the efficiency of training are then discussed, along with a summary of conclusions that can be drawn from the research and guidelines for best practices in teaching safety skills to children. PMID:22477677

  1. Teaching safety skills to children: prevention of firearm injury as an exemplar of best practice in assessment, training, and generalization of safety skills.

    PubMed

    Miltenberger, Raymond G

    2008-01-01

    The focus of this paper is on teaching safety skills to children with an emphasis on recent research on behavioral skills training for the prevention of firearm injury. Following a discussion of safety skills and methods for assessing these skills, the paper reviews recent research on behavioral skills training and in situ training for teaching safety skills to prevent firearm injury. Strategies for promoting generalization and increasing the efficiency of training are then discussed, along with a summary of conclusions that can be drawn from the research and guidelines for best practices in teaching safety skills to children. PMID:22477677

  2. Scoping in environmental impact assessment: Balancing precaution and efficiency?

    SciTech Connect

    Snell, Tim [Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd., 7 St. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BW (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: t.snell@adamshendry.co.uk; Cowell, Richard [School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3WA (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: cowellrj@cardiff.ac.uk

    2006-05-15

    Scoping is a crucial yet under-researched stage of environmental impact assessment, in which practice falls well behind conceptual ideals. We argue that such 'implementation deficits' reflect dilemmas between two key rationales for scoping - environmental precaution and decision-making efficiency - and between technical and participatory conceptions of the decision-making process. We use qualitative research to understand how scoping practice in the UK reconciles these competing imperatives. Our findings suggest that practitioners mainly rationalise their approach in terms of decision-making efficiency, while justifying excluding the public from scoping on grounds of prematurity, delay and risks of causing confusion. The tendency to scope issues in rather than exclude them reflects a pervasive concern for legal challenge, rather than environmental precaution, but this reinforces standard lists of environmental considerations rather than the investigation of novel, cumulative or indirect risks.

  3. Effect of contact precautions for MRSA on patient satisfaction scores.

    PubMed

    Livorsi, D J; Kundu, M G; Batteiger, B; Kressel, A B

    2015-07-01

    Contact precautions may have an adverse effect on a patient's hospital experience and the delivery of care. This case-control study compared patient satisfaction scores between 70 patients isolated for MRSA and 139 non-isolated patients. Based on an adjusted analysis, there was no difference in patient satisfaction between the two groups. Age and educational status were found to affect patient satisfaction. PMID:25799481

  4. FURMAN NMR SAFETY INFORMATION Standard safety guidelines have been put in place for work around the high-field magnets, and all users

    E-print Network

    FURMAN NMR SAFETY INFORMATION Standard safety guidelines have been put in place for work around the high-field magnets, and all users must take proper precautions to prevent expensive instrument damage

  5. Receptionist input to quality and safety in repeat prescribing in UK general practice: ethnographic case study

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Objective To describe, explore, and compare organisational routines for repeat prescribing in general practice to identify contributors and barriers to safety and quality. Design Ethnographic case study. Setting Four urban UK general practices with diverse organisational characteristics using electronic patient records that supported semi-automation of repeat prescribing. Participants 395 hours of ethnographic observation of staff (25 doctors, 16 nurses, 4 healthcare assistants, 6 managers, and 56 reception or administrative staff), and 28 documents and other artefacts relating to repeat prescribing locally and nationally. Main outcome measures Potential threats to patient safety and characteristics of good practice. Methods Observation of how doctors, receptionists, and other administrative staff contributed to, and collaborated on, the repeat prescribing routine. Analysis included mapping prescribing routines, building a rich description of organisational practices, and drawing these together through narrative synthesis. This was informed by a sociological model of how organisational routines shape and are shaped by information and communications technologies. Results Repeat prescribing was a complex, technology-supported social practice requiring collaboration between clinical and administrative staff, with important implications for patient safety. More than half of requests for repeat prescriptions were classed as “exceptions” by receptionists (most commonly because the drug, dose, or timing differed from what was on the electronic repeat list). They managed these exceptions by making situated judgments that enabled them (sometimes but not always) to bridge the gap between the idealised assumptions about tasks, roles, and interactions that were built into the electronic patient record and formal protocols, and the actual repeat prescribing routine as it played out in practice. This work was creative and demanded both explicit and tacit knowledge. Clinicians were often unaware of this input and it did not feature in policy documents or previous research. Yet it was sometimes critical to getting the job done and contributed in subtle ways to safeguarding patients. Conclusion Receptionists and administrative staff make important “hidden” contributions to quality and safety in repeat prescribing in general practice, regarding themselves accountable to patients for these contributions. Studying technology-supported work routines that seem mundane, standardised, and automated, but which in reality require a high degree of local tailoring and judgment from frontline staff, opens up a new agenda for the study of patient safety. PMID:22053317

  6. SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS

    E-print Network

    Kurapov, Alexander

    SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS 7.20 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Originator. #12;SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS 7.20 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Originator protective equipment (PPE) aboard the R/V Oceanus. To this end, all appropriate safety precautions relevant

  7. General-purpose heat source project and space nuclear safety fuels program. Progress report, February 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Maraman, W.J. (comp.)

    1980-05-01

    This formal monthly report covers the studies related to the use of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ in radioisotopic power systems carried out for the Advanced Nuclear Systems and Projects Division of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. The two programs involved are: General-Purpose Heat Source Development and Space Nuclear Safety and Fuels. Most of the studies discussed here are of a continuing nature. Results and conclusions described may change as the work continues. Published reference to the results cited in this report should not be made without the explicit permission of the person in charge of the work.

  8. General-purpose heat source project and space nuclear safety and fuels program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Maraman, W. J.

    1980-04-01

    Results from continuing investigations related to the use of 238PuO2 in radioisotopic power systems are reported. The two programs involved are the general purpose heat source development and space nuclear safety and fuels. A flow apparatus was constructed and used to measure the permeation of air through the fine-weave, pierced fabric 3D graphite. Results show that the graphite does not appear to provide a major barrier to the flow of air into the interior of the heat source module. Results from terrestrial and aquatic environmental tests are also given.

  9. Generalized railway tank car safety design optimization for hazardous materials transport: Addressing the trade-off between transportation efficiency and safety

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohd Rapik Saat; Christopher P. L. Barkan

    2011-01-01

    North America railways offer safe and generally the most economical means of long distance transport of hazardous materials. Nevertheless, in the event of a train accident releases of these materials can pose substantial risk to human health, property or the environment. The majority of railway shipments of hazardous materials are in tank cars. Improving the safety design of these cars

  10. HealthBreak July 2011 Sun Safety Month

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    Fraden, Seth

    HealthBreak July 2011 Sun Safety Month Summer is a great time for kids and adults to enjoy the warm weather and fun outdoor activities. But it is important to take a few precautions to protect yourself

  11. Welding, Cutting and Brazing Safety. Module SH-28. Safety and Health.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.

    This student module on welding, cutting and brazing safety is one of 50 modules concerned with job safety and health. This module addresses safety precautions for oxyacetylene welding and gives information about handling compressed gases. Following the introduction, 17 objectives (each keyed to a page in the text) the student is expected to…

  12. Safety.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Education in Science, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Discusses safety issues in science, including: allergic reactions to peanuts used in experiments; explosions in lead/acid batteries; and inspection of pressure vessels, such as pressure cookers or model steam engines. (MKR)

  13. Environmental assessment of general-purpose heat source safety verification testing

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-02-01

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to identify and evaluate potential environmental, safety, and health impacts associated with the Proposed Action to test General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) assemblies at the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) 10,000-Foot Sled Track Facility, Albuquerque, New Mexico. RTGs are used to provide a reliable source of electrical power on board some spacecraft when solar power is inadequate during long duration space missions. These units are designed to convert heat from the natural decay of radioisotope fuel into electrical power. Impact test data are required to support DOE`s mission to provide radioisotope power systems to NASA and other user agencies. The proposed tests will expand the available safety database regarding RTG performance under postulated accident conditions. Direct observations and measurements of GPHS/RTG performance upon impact with hard, unyielding surfaces are required to verify model predictions and to ensure the continual evolution of the RTG designs that perform safely under varied accident environments. The Proposed Action is to conduct impact testing of RTG sections containing GPHS modules with simulated fuel. End-On and Side-On impact test series are planned.

  14. General-Purpose Heat Source Safety Verification Test series: SVT-7 through SVT-10

    SciTech Connect

    George, T.G.; Pavone, D.

    1985-09-01

    The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) is a modular component of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator that will supply power for the Galileo and Ulysses (formerly ISPM) space missions. The GPHS provides power by transmitting the heat of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ ..cap alpha..-decay to an array of thermoelectric elements. Because the possibility of an orbital abort always exists, the heat source was designed and constructed to minimize plutonia release in any accident environment. The Safety Verification Test (SVT) series was formulated to evaluate the effectiveness of GPHS plutonia containment after atmospheric reentry and Earth impact. The first report (covering SVT-1 through SVT-6) described the results of flat and side-on module impacts. This report describes module impacts at angles of 15/sup 0/ and 30/sup 0/.

  15. General-purpose heat source safety verification test series: SVT-11 through SVT-13

    SciTech Connect

    George, T.G.; Pavone, D.

    1986-05-01

    The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) is a modular component of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator that will provide power for the Galileo and Ulysses (formerly ISPM) space missions. The GPHS provides power by transmitting the heat of /sup 238/Pu ..cap alpha..-decay to an array of thermoelectric elements. Because the possibility of an orbital abort always exists, the heat source was designed and constructed to minimize plutonia release in any accident environment. The Safety Verification Test (SVT) series was formulated to evaluate the effectiveness of GPHS plutonia containment after atmospheric reentry and Earth impact. The first two reports (covering SVT-1 through SVT-10) described the results of flat, side-on, and angular module impacts against steel targets at 54 m/s. This report describes flat-on module impacts against concrete and granite targets, at velocities equivalent to or higher than previous SVTs.

  16. General Framework for Animal Food Safety Traceability Using GS1 and RFID

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cao, Weizhu; Zheng, Limin; Zhu, Hong; Wu, Ping

    GS1 is global traceability standard, which is composed by the encoding system (EAN/UCC, EPC), the data carriers identified automatically (bar codes, RFID), electronic data interchange standards (EDI, XML). RFID is a non-contact, multi-objective automatic identification technique. Tracing of source food, standardization of RFID tags, sharing of dynamic data are problems to solve urgently for recent traceability systems. The paper designed general framework for animal food safety traceability using GS1 and RFID. This framework uses RFID tags encoding with EPCglobal tag data standards. Each information server has access tier, business tier and resource tier. These servers are heterogeneous and distributed, providing user access interfaces by SOAP or HTTP protocols. For sharing dynamic data, discovery service and object name service are used to locate dynamic distributed information servers.

  17. 7 CFR 1980.318 - Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions... Rural Housing Loans § 1980.318 Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions...policy is to discourage lending in designated flood and mudslide hazard areas. Loan...

  18. 7 CFR 1980.318 - Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions... Rural Housing Loans § 1980.318 Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions...policy is to discourage lending in designated flood and mudslide hazard areas. Loan...

  19. Quick Guide for Staff Caring for Patients on Suicide Precautions 1. Before patient arrives to unit

    E-print Network

    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Quick Guide for Staff Caring for Patients on Suicide Precautions 1. Before patient arrives to unit. Evaluate patient including suicide risk, at least every 24 hours. Monitor Visitors. Document patient's behavior/mood, need for suicide precautions, room search and results. Plan followup care for discharge

  20. 7 CFR 1980.318 - Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions... Rural Housing Loans § 1980.318 Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions...policy is to discourage lending in designated flood and mudslide hazard areas. Loan...

  1. 7 CFR 1980.318 - Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions... Rural Housing Loans § 1980.318 Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions...policy is to discourage lending in designated flood and mudslide hazard areas. Loan...

  2. 7 CFR 1980.318 - Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions... Rural Housing Loans § 1980.318 Flood or mudslide hazard area precautions...policy is to discourage lending in designated flood and mudslide hazard areas. Loan...

  3. Preventing nosocomial infections: improving compliance with standard precautions in an Indonesian teaching hospital

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. O. Duerink; H. Farida; N. J. D. Nagelkerke; H. Wahyono; M. Keuter; E. S. Lestari; U. Hadi; P. J. J. A. van den Broek

    2006-01-01

    Standard precautions can prevent transmission of micro-organisms. This study investigated hand hygiene, handling of needles and use of personal protective equipment in an Indonesian teaching hospital, and performed a multi-faceted intervention study to improve compliance. An intervention was performed in an internal medicine ward and a paediatric ward, consisting of development of a protocol for standard precautions, installation of washstands,

  4. Compliance with Universal\\/Standard Precautions among health care workers in rural north India

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle Kermode; Damien Jolley; Biangtung Langkham; Mathew Santhosh Thomas; Wendy Holmes; Sandy M. Gifford

    2005-01-01

    Background Universal Precautions (UPs) and more recently Standard Precautions have been widely promoted in high-income countries to protect health care workers (HCWs) from occupational exposure to blood and the consequent risk of infection with bloodborne pathogens. In low-income countries, the situation is very different: UPs are often practiced partially, if at all, thereby exposing the HCWs to unnecessary risk of

  5. 49 CFR 240.109 - General criteria for eligibility based on prior safety conduct.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...CERTIFICATION OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS Component Elements...eligibility based on prior safety conduct. (a) Each...shall evaluate the prior safety conduct of any person...qualification as a locomotive engineer and the program shall...adverse record of prior safety conduct as provided...

  6. 49 CFR 240.109 - General criteria for eligibility based on prior safety conduct.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...CERTIFICATION OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS Component Elements...eligibility based on prior safety conduct. (a) Each...shall evaluate the prior safety conduct of any person...qualification as a locomotive engineer and the program shall...adverse record of prior safety conduct as provided...

  7. A review of significant events analysed in general practice: implications for the quality and safety of patient care

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John McKay; Nick Bradley; Murray Lough; Paul Bowie

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Significant event analysis (SEA) is promoted as a team-based approach to enhancing patient safety through reflective learning. Evidence of SEA participation is required for appraisal and contractual purposes in UK general practice. A voluntary educational model in the west of Scotland enables general practitioners (GPs) and doctors-in-training to submit SEA reports for feedback from trained peers. We reviewed reports

  8. Toward a Generalization of Signal Detection Theory to N-Person Games: The Example of Two-Person Safety Problem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ido Erev; Daniel Gopher; Revital Itkin; Yaakov Greenshpan

    1995-01-01

    Game theoretical analysis is used to extend the predictions of classical signal detection theory to situations in which the detection task is performed by two observers. The implications of the suggested generalization are demonstrated and examined in the context of a two-person safety game. In a controlled experiment, 28 dyads performed a letter classification task. In accordance with the predictions,

  9. Safety and Sex Practices among Nebraska Adolescents. Technical Report 24.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Newman, Ian M.; Perry-Hunnicutt, Christina

    This report describes a range of adolescent behaviors related to their safety and the safety of others. The behaviors reported here range from ordinary safety precautions such as only swimming in supervised areas and wearing helmets when riding a motorcycle to less talked about behaviors such as using condoms during sexual intercourse and carrying…

  10. General-Purpose Heat Source Development: Safety Verification Test Program. Flyer plate test series

    SciTech Connect

    Cull, T.A.; Pavone, D.

    1986-09-01

    The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) is a modular component of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) that will provide electric power for space missions. The initial RTG applications will be for the NASA Galileo and the ESA Ulysses missions. Each of the 18 GPHS modules in an RTG contains four /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/-fueled clads and generates 250 W/sub (t)/. A series of Safety Verification Tests (SVTs) has been conducted to assess the ability of the GPHS fueled clads to contain the plutonia in accident environments. Because a launch pad or postlaunch explosion of the Space Transportation System Vehicle (space shuttle) is one conceivable accident, the SVT plan included a series of tests to simulate the fragment environment that the RTG and GPHS modules would experience in such an event. These tests deal specifically with the flat-on collision of flyer-plate-type fragments with bare, simulant-fueled (depleted UO/sub 2/) clads. Results of these tests suggest that the fueled clad is only minimally breached by collision with 3.53-mm-thick flyer-plate-type fragments of space shuttle alloy at velocities up to 1170 m/s. However, collision of a 38.1-mm-thick plate with a bare GPHS clad, at a velocity of 270 m/s, results in a total release of fuel.

  11. General-Purpose Heat Source Safety Verification Test program: Edge-on flyer plate tests

    SciTech Connect

    George, T.G.

    1987-03-01

    The radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) that will supply power for the Galileo and Ulysses space missions contains 18 General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules. The GPHS modules provide power by transmitting the heat of STYPu -decay to an array of thermoelectric elements. Each module contains four STYPuO2-fueled clads and generates 250 W(t). Because the possibility of a launch vehicle explosion always exists, and because such an explosion could generate a field of high-energy fragments, the fueled clads within each GPHS module must survive fragment impact. The edge-on flyer plate tests were included in the Safety Verification Test series to provide information on the module/clad response to the impact of high-energy plate fragments. The test results indicate that the edge-on impact of a 3.2-mm-thick, aluminum-alloy (2219-T87) plate traveling at 915 m/s causes the complete release of fuel from capsules contained within a bare GPHS module, and that the threshold velocity sufficient to cause the breach of a bare, simulant-fueled clad impacted by a 3.5-mm-thick, aluminum-alloy (5052-T0) plate is approximately 140 m/s.

  12. General-purpose heat source project and space nuclear safety and fuels program. Progress report

    SciTech Connect

    Maraman, W.J.

    1980-02-01

    Studies related to the use of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ in radioisotopic power systems carried out for the Advanced Nuclear Systems and Projects Division of LASL are presented. The three programs involved are: general-purpose heat source development; space nuclear safety; and fuels program. Three impact tests were conducted to evaluate the effects of a high temperature reentry pulse and the use of CBCF on impact performance. Additionally, two /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ pellets were encapsulated in Ir-0.3% W for impact testing. Results of the clad development test and vent testing are noted. Results of the environmental tests are summarized. Progress on the Stirling isotope power systems test and the status of the improved MHW tests are indicated. The examination of the impact failure of the iridium shell of MHFT-65 at a fuel pass-through continued. A test plan was written for vibration testing of the assembled light-weight radioisotopic heater unit. Progress on fuel processing is reported.

  13. Explosion overpressure test series: General-Purpose Heat Source development: Safety Verification Test program

    SciTech Connect

    Cull, T.A.; George, T.G.; Pavone, D.

    1986-09-01

    The General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) is a modular, radioisotope heat source that will be used in radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) to supply electric power for space missions. The first two uses will be the NASA Galileo and the ESA Ulysses missions. The RTG for these missions will contain 18 GPHS modules, each of which contains four /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/-fueled clads and generates 250 W/sub (t)/. A series of Safety Verification Tests (SVTs) was conducted to assess the ability of the GPHS modules to contain the plutonia in accident environments. Because a launch pad or postlaunch explosion of the Space Transportation System vehicle (space shuttle) is a conceivable accident, the SVT plan included a series of tests that simulated the overpressure exposure the RTG and GPHS modules could experience in such an event. Results of these tests, in which we used depleted UO/sub 2/ as a fuel simulant, suggest that exposure to overpressures as high as 15.2 MPa (2200 psi), without subsequent impact, does not result in a release of fuel.

  14. Revocation of General Safety Test Regulations That Are Duplicative of Requirements in Biologics License Applications. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2015-07-01

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the biologics regulations by removing the general safety test (GST) requirements for biological products. FDA is finalizing this action because the existing codified GST regulations are duplicative of requirements that are also specified in biologics license applications (BLAs), or are no longer necessary or appropriate to help ensure the safety, purity, and potency of licensed biological products. FDA is taking this action as part of its retrospective review of its regulations to promote improvement and innovation, in response to the Executive order. PMID:26155602

  15. Mars mission safety

    SciTech Connect

    Buden, D. (EG G Idaho, Idaho Falls (USA))

    1989-06-01

    Precautions that need to be taken to assure safety on a manned Mars mission with nuclear thermal propulsion are briefly considered. What has been learned from the 1955 SNAP-10A operation of a nuclear reactor in space and from the Rover/NERVA project is reviewed. The ways that radiation hazards can be dealt with at various stages of a Mars mission are examined.

  16. Development of a guide to applying precaution in local public health

    PubMed Central

    Hau, Monica; Cole, Donald; Vanderlinden, Loren; MacFarlane, Ronald; Mee, Carol; Archbold, Josephine; Campbell, Monica

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The precautionary principle (PP) urges actions to prevent harm even in the face of scientific uncertainty. Members of Toronto Public Health (TPH) sought guidance on applying precaution. Methods: We searched five bibliographic databases (yield 60 articles from 1996 to 2009 and 8 from 2009 to 2011) and Google (yield 11 gray literature sources) for material relevant to local public health. From these sources, we extracted questions until saturation was reached (n?=?55). We applied these questions retrospectively to eight case studies where TPH felt precaution was applied. We ranked questions for their importance in applying precaution. Results: Our final guide included 35 questions in five domains: context, assessment, alternative interventions, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Importance rankings varied across cases, but the role of stakeholders in driving precautionary action was consistent. Monitoring and evaluation components could have been strengthened across cases. Conclusion: The TPH guide can assist municipal environmental health practitioners in applying precaution in a more transparent manner. PMID:24999853

  17. Machinery Safety on the Farm

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Grisso, Robert

    Machinery Safety on the Farm is an online publication designed for Virginia Tech students and instructors that provides an overview of various aspects of maintaining safety in a farm setting. The document highlights common hazards in machinery, complete with diagrams and descriptions for each type; then delves into the various precautions necessary to avoid accidents involving the aforementioned problem areas. The article is available as the html page, or as an optional pdf at the bottom of the page.

  18. Special Radiation Protection Precautions in Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stefanoyiannis, A. P.; Gerogiannis, J.

    2010-01-01

    Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine concerns the administration of appropriate amounts of radioactivity of certain isotopes, in order to achieve internal localized irradiation of neoplasmatic cells. Due to the increased level and the specific isotope characteristics of administered radioactivity, special Radiation Protection precautions must be taken. This study addresses such issues, based on national as well as international legislation and guidelines. Application of the principle of optimization is of outmost importance and is based on individual dose planning. The decision about the release of Nuclear Medicine patients after therapy is determined on an individual basis, taking into account patients' pattern of contact with other people, their age and that of persons in the home environment, in addition to other factors. Estimation of the absorbed dose given to the treated organ is based on uptake measurements and other biokinetic data, as well as on the mass of the treated tissue or organ. Concerning pregnant women, the rule of thumb is that they should not be treated, unless the radionuclide therapy is required to save their lives. In that case, the potential absorbed dose and risk to the foetus should be estimated and conveyed to the patient. After radionuclide therapy, a female should be advised to avoid pregnancy for the period of time depending on the specific radionuclide. This is to ensure that the dose to a conceptus/foetus would probably not exceed 1 mGy (the member of the public dose limit). The radiation risk for relatives and caregivers is small and unlikely to exceed the legal dose constraints during the period of the patient's treatment. Solid waste from the patient's stay in hospital is a different matter, and is normally incinerated or held for a period until radioactive decay brings the activity to an acceptable level.

  19. ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory: Safety and Rules updated 8 October 2010

    E-print Network

    Miller, Damon A.

    . FAILURE TO OBSERVE ALL SAFETY RULES WILL RESULT IN YOUR REMOVAL FROM THE LABORATORY AND FAILURE IN THE LAB1 ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory: Safety and Rules updated 8 October 2010 Safety safety precautions, and common sense. There are a number of hazards present in any electrical engineering

  20. Analysis of general aviation single-pilot IFR incident data obtained from the NASA aviation safety reporting system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bergeron, H. P.

    1980-01-01

    Data obtained from the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) data base were used to determine problems in general aviation single pilot IFR operations. The data examined consisted of incident reports involving flight safety in the National Aviation System. Only those incidents involving general aviation fixed wing aircraft flying under IFR in instrument meteorological conditions were analyzed. The data were cataloged into one of five major problem areas: (1) controller judgement and response problems; (2) pilot judgement and response problems; (3) air traffic control intrafacility and interfacility conflicts; (4) ATC and pilot communications problems; and (5) IFR-VFR conflicts. The significance of the related problems, and the various underlying elements associated with each are discussed. Previous ASRS reports covering several areas of analysis are reviewed.

  1. 10 CFR 39.31 - Labels, security, and transportation precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...COMMISSION LICENSES AND RADIATION SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR WELL...or label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...The label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...3) The licensee may not transport licensed material...

  2. 10 CFR 39.31 - Labels, security, and transportation precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...COMMISSION LICENSES AND RADIATION SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR WELL...or label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...The label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...3) The licensee may not transport licensed material...

  3. 10 CFR 39.31 - Labels, security, and transportation precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...COMMISSION LICENSES AND RADIATION SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR WELL...or label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...The label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...3) The licensee may not transport licensed material...

  4. 10 CFR 39.31 - Labels, security, and transportation precautions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...COMMISSION LICENSES AND RADIATION SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR WELL...or label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...The label must contain the radiation symbol specified in § 20...3) The licensee may not transport licensed material...

  5. 21 CFR 170.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED...additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety...additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data...

  6. 21 CFR 170.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED...additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety...additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data...

  7. 21 CFR 570.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS...proposed use of an additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety, the Commissioner...food additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data adequate...

  8. 21 CFR 170.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED...additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety...additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data...

  9. 21 CFR 170.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED...additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety...additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data...

  10. 21 CFR 570.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS...proposed use of an additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety, the Commissioner...food additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data adequate...

  11. 21 CFR 170.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD ADDITIVES...proposed use of an additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety, the Commissioner...food additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data adequate...

  12. 21 CFR 570.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS...proposed use of an additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety, the Commissioner...food additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data adequate...

  13. 21 CFR 570.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS...proposed use of an additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety, the Commissioner...food additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data adequate...

  14. 21 CFR 570.20 - General principles for evaluating the safety of food additives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS...proposed use of an additive and the proposed experiments to determine its safety, the Commissioner...food additive whether he believes the experiments planned will yield data adequate...

  15. Mine safety: Occupational health -- general studies. (Latest citations from the NTIS bibliographic database). Published Search

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-07-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning occupational hazards in the metals and fossil fuel mining environment. Topics include the detection, control and effects of respirable dust, safety aspects of various mining methods, gas detection, and field surveys of specific operations. Some attention is given to legislative aspects of mine safety and benefits to the disabled.(Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

  16. Critical Incidents of Nonadherence with Standard Precautions Guidelines Among Community Hospital-based Health Care Workers

    PubMed Central

    Ferguson, Kristi J; Waitzkin, Howard; Beekmann, Susan E; Doebbeling, Bradley N

    2004-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To identify, categorize, and assess critical incidents of nonadherence to standard precautions. DESIGN Qualitative and quantitative analysis of a written, mail-out survey. SETTING Community hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Statewide stratified random sample of community hospital-based health care workers at risk for blood exposure. MAIN VARIABLE Responses to the question: “Think of an incident during the past year when you didn't adhere to universal precautions. Please describe the situation and why you didn't adhere.” RESULTS Reasons given for not using precautions included: belief that stopping to use standard precautions would have put the patient at risk (22%); using precautions would have interfered with patient care (20%); precautions were not warranted in a specific situation (14%); did not anticipate the potential for exposure (14%); and high job demands that had caused respondent to be in a hurry (11%). Less often, equipment was not available (7%), respondent forgot (6%), respondent thought that the patient did not pose a risk (4%), or the available equipment was not effective (3%). In terms of overall exposure rates, 34% of those who described an incident had experienced a sharps injury during the previous 3 months and 42% had experienced a mucocutaneous exposure. In terms of overall nonadherence, 44% wore gloves less than 100% of the time, while 61% washed their hands less than 100% of the time. Needlestick injuries were lowest among those who had forgotten to use precautions, while mucocutaneous exposures were highest among those who had not anticipated potential exposure while performing the task. Failure to wear gloves routinely was highest among those who said that following precautions interfered with their ability to provide care and among those who believed a particular patient to be low risk; failure to wash hands routinely was also highest among the latter group and lowest among those who said necessary equipment was not available. CONCLUSIONS Using specific information about local incidents of nonadherence to standard precautions may enhance training, especially if the program identifies incidents of unanticipated exposure and helps workers plan for them in the future. Closer examination of job demands and responsibilities that interfere with standard precautions may increase the likelihood of adherence. PMID:15209585

  17. Nurses' knowledge of and compliance with universal precautions in an acute care hospital.

    PubMed

    Chan, Regina; Molassiotis, Alexander; Chan, Eunice; Chan, Virene; Ho, Becky; Lai, Chit-ying; Lam, Pauline; Shit, Frances; Yiu, Ivy

    2002-02-01

    A cross-sectional survey was conducted to investigate the nurses' knowledge of and compliance with Universal Precautions (UP) in an acute hospital in Hong Kong. A total of 450 nurses were randomly selected from a population of acute care nurses and 306 were successfully recruited in the study. The study revealed that the nurses' knowledge of UP was inadequate. In addition, UP was not only insufficiently and inappropriately applied, but also selectively practiced. Nearly all respondents knew that used needles should be disposed of in a sharps' box after injections. However, nurses had difficulty in distinguishing between deep body fluids and other general body secretions that are not considered infectious in UP. A high compliance was reported regarding hand-washing, disposal of needles and glove usage. However, the use of other protective wear such as masks and goggles was uncommon. The results also showed no significant relationships between the nurses' knowledge and compliance with UP. It is recommended that UP educational programmes need to consider attitudes in conjunction with empirical knowledge. Nurse managers and occupational health nurses should take a leadership role to ensure safe practices are used in the care of patients. PMID:11755446

  18. 9 CFR 354.240 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF Maintenance of Sanitary Conditions and Precautions Against Contamination of Products § 354.240 General. The premises shall be kept free from refuse, waste materials, and all other...

  19. 9 CFR 354.240 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF Maintenance of Sanitary Conditions and Precautions Against Contamination of Products § 354.240 General. The premises shall be kept free from refuse, waste materials, and all other...

  20. Peer Tutoring to Prevent Firearm Play: Acquisition, Generalization, and Long-term Maintenance of Safety Skills

    PubMed Central

    Jostad, Candice M; Miltenberger, Raymond G; Kelso, Pamela; Knudson, Peter

    2008-01-01

    Hundreds of accidental injuries and deaths to children occur annually in the United States as a result of firearm play. Behavioral skills training (BST) and in situ training have been found to be effective in teaching children the skills to use if they find a firearm, but training requires substantial time and effort. The current study examined the use of peers as tutors as a potential way to decrease the time and resources needed to teach these safety skills to youngsters. Peer trainers conducted BST and in situ training with other children. Children taught by the peer trainers acquired the safety skills and demonstrated them in naturalistic situations in which the skills were needed. Furthermore, all of the peer trainers acquired and maintained the skills. These results support the use of peer tutoring for teaching safety skills to other children. PMID:18468285

  1. Peer tutoring to prevent firearm play acquisition, generalization, and long-term maintenance of safety skills.

    PubMed

    Jostad, Candice M; Miltenberger, Raymond G; Kelso, Pamela; Knudson, Peter

    2008-01-01

    Hundreds of accidental injuries and deaths to children occur annually in the United States as a result of firearm play. Behavioral skills training (BST) and in situ training have been found to be effective in teaching children the skills to use if they find a firearm, but training requires substantial time and effort. The current study examined the use of peers as tutors as a potential way to decrease the time and resources needed to teach these safety skills to youngsters. Peer trainers conducted BST and in situ training with other children. Children taught by the peer trainers acquired the safety skills and demonstrated them in naturalistic situations in which the skills were needed. Furthermore, all of the peer trainers acquired and maintained the skills. These results support the use of peer tutoring for teaching safety skills to other children. PMID:18468285

  2. Analysis of general aviation single-pilot IFR incident data obtained from the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bergeron, H. P.

    1983-01-01

    An analysis of incident data obtained from the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) has been made to determine the problem areas in general aviation single-pilot IFR (SPIFR) operations. The Aviation Safety Reporting System data base is a compilation of voluntary reports of incidents from any person who has observed or been involved in an occurrence which was believed to have posed a threat to flight safety. This paper examines only those reported incidents specifically related to general aviation single-pilot IFR operations. The frequency of occurrence of factors related to the incidents was the criterion used to define significant problem areas and, hence, to suggest where research is needed. The data was cataloged into one of five major problem areas: (1) controller judgment and response problems, (2) pilot judgment and response problems, (3) air traffic control (ATC) intrafacility and interfacility conflicts, (4) ATC and pilot communication problems, and (5) IFR-VFR conflicts. In addition, several points common to all or most of the problems were observed and reported. These included human error, communications, procedures and rules, and work load.

  3. Safety analysis of thorium-based fuels in the General Electric Standard BWR

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. J. Colby; D. B. Townsend; C. L. Kunz

    1980-01-01

    A denatured (U-233\\/Th)Oâ fuel assembly has been designed which is energy equivalent to and hardware interchangeable with a modern boiling water reactor (BWR) reference reload assembly. Relative to the reference UOâ fuel, the thorium fuel design shows better performance during normal and transient reactor operation for the BWR\\/6 product line and will meet or exceed current safety and licensing criteria.

  4. General-purpose heat source project and space nuclear safety and fuels program. Progress reportt, January 1980

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    Maraman, W.J. (comp.)

    1980-04-01

    This formal monthly report covers the studies related to the use of /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ in radioisotopic power systems carried out for the Advanced Nuclear Systems and Projects Division of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. The two programs involved are the general-purpose heat source development and space nuclear safety and fuels. Most of the studies discussed here are of a continuing nature. Results and conclusions described may change as the work continues. Published reference to the results cited in this report should not be made without the explicit permission of the person in charge of the work.

  5. 30 CFR 75.1903 - Underground diesel fuel storage facilities and areas; construction and safety precautions.

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    2010-07-01

    ...underground diesel fuel storage facilities must be...Exposed coal within fuel storage areas must be covered...percent of the maximum capacity of the fuel storage system; and (7...the accumulation of water. (c) Welding...

  6. Safety precautions in the management of patients with pacemakers when electrocautery operations are performed.

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    Erdman, S; Levinsky, L; Servadio, C; Stoupel, E; Levy, M J

    1988-10-01

    The hazards related to ten patients who underwent 11 urologic surgical procedures during a 36 month period were taken into consideration. Electrocautery was used in all instances and there were no complications. All of the pacemakers were preset for ventricular pacing and sensing inhibited or multiprogrammable and were reprogrammed during the operation to ventricular pacing fixed rate mode or magnet mode, with very satisfactory outcome. To avoid life-threatening situations arising from pacemaker inhibition or ventricular fibrillation during cautery for transuretheral resection, three basic factors were considered: 1, appropriate type of pacemaker; 2, the proper grounding of all medical electronic equipment used during the procedure, and 3, the directing of the complete flow of the electrocautery circuits substantially below the level of the pacemaker unit. PMID:2458629

  7. H. Helmers April 2014 Safety precautions for the work in the laboratories of the

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    Peinke, Joachim

    of an emergency. 3) It is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in the laboratories. 4) Neatness and cleanliness health hazard is excluded. Special care has to be taken that laser beams do not get directly substances are to be kept or stored in such a way that neither human health nor the environment is endangered

  8. A model of the precaution adoption process: evidence from home radon testing

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    Neil D. Weinstein; Peter M. Sandman

    1992-01-01

    The authors present the precaution adoption process model--a stage theory consisting of seven distinct states between ignorance and completed preventive action. The stages are unaware of the issue,' aware of the issue but not personally engaged,' engaged and deciding what to do,' planning to act but not yet having acted,' having decided not to act,' acting,' and maintenance.' The theory

  9. Compliance with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus precautions in a teaching hospital

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    Waqqas Afif; Panhavat Huor; Paul Brassard; Vivian G. Loo

    2002-01-01

    Background: Nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) occurs primarily through the contaminated hands of health care workers who do not follow appropriate precautionary measures. This study investigates various factors associated with compliance with MRSA precautions during routine patient care. Methods: This observational study took place at a teaching hospital in Montreal, Canada. Nurses (184), physicians (41), occupational therapists and

  10. Improving Anesthesia Nurse Compliance with Universal Precautions Using Group Goals and Public Feedback

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    Stephens, Sara D.; Ludwig, Timothy D.

    2005-01-01

    Universal Precautions (UPs), procedures to reduce the likelihood of accidental exposure to blood-borne pathogens, were observed among seven Certified Nurse Anesthetists and one anesthesia technician during intravenous line procedures. After six weeks of baseline measures, nurses participated in training, goal setting, and feedback targeting hand…

  11. Nurses’ knowledge of and compliance with universal precautions in an acute care hospital

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    Regina Chan; Alexander Molassiotis; Chan Eunice; Chan Virene; Ho Becky; Lai Chit-ying; Lam Pauline; Shit Frances; Yiu Ivy

    2002-01-01

    A cross-sectional survey was conducted to investigate the nurses’ knowledge of and compliance with Universal Precautions (UP) in an acute hospital in Hong Kong. A total of 450 nurses were randomly selected from a population of acute care nurses and 306 were successfully recruited in the study. The study revealed that the nurses’ knowledge of UP was inadequate. In addition,

  12. PRECAUTIONS FOR THE STRUCTURALANALYSIS OF THE GELATINOUS LAYER IN TENSION WOOD

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    PRECAUTIONS FOR THE STRUCTURALANALYSIS OF THE GELATINOUS LAYER IN TENSION WOOD by Bruno Clair1, 2, CC 048, 34095 Montpellier CDX 5, France #12;SUMMARY The gelatinous layer (G-layer) of tension wood-layer. Key-words: artefact, fibre wall, gelatinous layer (G-layer), tension wood INTRODUCTION The study

  13. Benchmarking safety

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    L. B. McClung

    2003-01-01

    All of general industry in the United States, represented by the participants in the IEEE\\/IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Technical Conference (PCIC), is regulated by the federal government to have an electrical safety program. The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) documents that drive the electrical safety of employees in the workplace is written in performance

  14. Safety Handbook.

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.

    Safety policies, procedures, and related information are presented in this manual to assist school personnel in a continuing program of accident prevention. Chapter 1 discusses safety education and accident prevention in general. Chapter 2 covers traffic regulations relating to school safety patrols, school bus transportation, bicycles, and…

  15. Chemical Safety. Part I: Safety in the Handling of Hazardous Chemicals.

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    Young, Jay A.

    1997-01-01

    Highlights the importance of considering the hazards, precautions, and emergency procedures pertinent to the safe handling of chemicals before introducing students to the laboratory. Discusses safety hazards depending on the chemical's properties including flammability, corrosivity, toxicity, and reactivity; eye protection; and physical hazards.…

  16. Scope on Safety: Have a safe trip!

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    Juliana Texley

    2003-01-01

    Science safety isn't just a set of rules. It requires common sense and that teacher intuition that helps us predict what might happen when we least expect it. To that end, this month's column offers some practical advice to help you prepare for school field trips. Remember, as you leave the support of your institution, you'll be principal, teacher, and guide. You'll enjoy that trip all the more knowing you've made every precaution for safety.

  17. Influenza pandemic: perception of risk and individual precautions in a general population. Cross sectional study

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    Ivar S Kristiansen; Peder A Halvorsen; Dorte Gyrd-Hansen

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: An influenza pandemic may have considerable impact on health and societal functioning. The aim of this study was to explore people's reflections on the consequences of a pandemic. METHODS: Cross-sectional web-based survey of 1,168 Norwegians aged 16–82 years. The main outcome measures were answers to questions about a potential pandemic (\\

  18. Radiotherapy for HIV patients: Are special precautions necessary?

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    Housri, Nadine; Yarchoan, Robert; Kaushal, Aradhana

    2012-01-01

    Shortly after the onset of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, reports of radiation-associated toxicity in HIV and AIDS patients began to appear in the medical literature. While most reports have focused on AIDS-defining malignancies such as Kaposi's sarcoma, greater than expected toxicity following a course of radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy has also been documented in cancers not generally classified as HIV-related. With improved antiretroviral therapies, HIV patients are living longer and have the potential to develop a variety of HIV associated and non-associated malignancies that require treatment, including radiation therapy. This review reports the published data on the interactions of HIV, AIDS, and antiretroviral therapy with radiation and the implications for the management of malignancies in HIV patients. PMID:20014399

  19. General-purpose heat source development: Safety Verification Test Program. Titanium bullet/fragment test series

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    George, T.G.

    1986-06-01

    The radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) that will provide power for the Galileo and Ulysses space missions contains 18 General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules. Each module contains four /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/-fueled clads and generates 250 W(t). Because the possibility of launch-pad or postlaunch explosion exists and because any explosion would generate a field of high-energy fragments, the fueled clads within each GPHS module must be able to survive fragment impact. In this test series we investigated the response of bare, simulant-fueled (UO/sub 2/) clads to the impact of high-energy titanium alloy fragments. We determined that 425m/s is the threshold impact velocity of a 3.25-g titanium bullet that will cause direct mechanical failure of a bare fueled clad. 40 figs.

  20. A work-systems analysis of compliance with universal precautions among health care workers.

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    DeJoy, D M; Gershon, R R; Murphy, L R; Wilson, M G

    1996-05-01

    Universal precautions are work practices designed to protect health care workers from occupational exposure to HIV and other bloodborne pathogens. However, despite aggressive dissemination efforts by CDC and regulatory action by OSHA, compliance remains less than satisfactory. This article argues that the minimization of risk from bloodborne pathogens requires a multilevel or work-systems perspective that considers individual, job/task, and environmental/organizational factors. The available literature on universal precautions suggests the potential of such an approach and provides insight into the limited success of current worker-focused mitigation efforts. In particular, specific opportunities exist to develop and apply engineering controls, to improve the design and organization of jobs and tasks, and to create organizations that facilitate and reinforce safe behavior. PMID:8744870

  1. Nurses' understanding of standard precautions at a public hospital in Goiania - GO, Brazil.

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    Melo, Dulcelene de Sousa; Silva e Souza, Adenícia Custódia; Tipple, Anaclara Ferreira Veiga; das Neves, Zilah Cândida Pereira; Pereira, Milca Severino

    2006-01-01

    Standard Precautions (SP) are effective strategies to prevent and control nosocomial infections. This study aimed to verify nurses' understanding about standard precaution measures. Data were collected through interviews, followed by content analysis in accordance with Bardin. Eighty-two nurses took part in this study, 75.6% of whom understand SP as protective measures: for professionals (11.0%); for both professionals and patients (52.4%); for patient care independently of the diagnosis (7.3%); for patients with diagnosed infection (9.8%). Other nurses indicated SP as human care (4.9%) and only as Individual Protection Equipment (IPE) (11.0%). Most participants' understanding points to favorable cognitive adaptation to the daily implementation of SP. However, reductionist and even mistaken perceptions about their range persist, which makes the social function of these measures vulnerable. PMID:17117256

  2. Clinical efficacy and safety of fluoxetine in generalized anxiety disorder in Chinese patients

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    Zou, Chuan; Ding, Xiang; Flaherty, Joseph H; Dong, Birong

    2013-01-01

    Background Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a prevalent, disabling disease and is highly comorbid with other psychiatric disorders both in Western countries and the People’s Republic of China. Fluoxetine, a selective inhibitor of serotonin reuptake (SSRI), is widely utilized in the management of GAD in clinical practice despite the lack of strong evidence. This article reviews fluoxetine trials to investigate fluoxetine’s efficacy and tolerability in Chinese patients with GAD. Methods A literature review was conducted using the following databases up to and including April 2013: Chinese BioMedical Literature, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO. We selected clinical studies that utilized fluoxetine for GAD in which all participants were Chinese. Results Fifteen open-label, non-placebo trials were identified and analyzed; eleven anxiolytics were compared with fluoxetine separately. Short-term efficacy of fluoxetine had been established in these open-label, head-to-head controlled trials. Fluoxetine had rapid onset of action (approximately 1–2 weeks) and seemed to be effective in maintenance treatment. Fluoxetine was generally well-tolerated with the most common side effect of dry month and nausea. Compared to other anxiolytic agents, fluoxetine was equivalent with all of the comparative anxiolytics in terms of efficacy except mirtazapine which showed conflicting results with fluoxetine in two studies. In terms of side effects, fluoxetine was better tolerated than diazepam, doxepine, and amitriptyline, less tolerated than escitalopram, and had similar tolerability with duloxetine as well as alprazolam. Conclusion Given the high risk of bias of the included studies, the overall small sample size of the studies, the lack of placebo control groups as well as the lack of certain clinically meaningful outcomes, it is not possible to recommend fluoxetine as a reliable first-line treatment in Chinese patients with GAD. Furthermore, no definitive implications for clinical practice in choosing anxiolytics can be drawn from this review. Trials with larger sample sizes, better quality, longer duration, and more clinically meaningful outcomes are needed in future research. PMID:24204151

  3. Rewarding safety belt usage at an industrial setting: Tests of treatment generality and response maintenance

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    Geller, E. Scott

    1983-01-01

    An incentive program to motivate seat belt use was implemented at a large munitions plant. Seat belt usage was assessed daily at an entrance/exit gate of the industrial complex when employees arrived for work in the morning and departed in the afternoon. During treatment incentive fliers, which prompted seat belt usage and gave belt wearers opportunities to win prizes, were distributed only in the afternoon. Seat belt wearing increased from baseline means of 20.4% and 17.3% during the morning and afternoon, respectively, to averages of 55.5% during afternoon departures and 31.1% during morning arrivals. During follow-up, mean belt use dropped almost to baseline levels. Categorizing vehicles according to driver sex and license plate number enabled a study of belt wearing practices of individuals, and revealed that the incentive program influenced some drivers to wear their seat belts during morning arrival when incentives were not distributed (i.e., treatment generalization) and during a follow-up period after the incentives were withdrawn (i.e., response maintenance). PMID:16795663

  4. Compliance with universal precautions among health care workers at three regional hospitals

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    Robyn R. M. Gershon; David Vlahov; Sarah A. Felknor; Donald Vesley; Philip C. Johnson; George L. Delcios; Lawrence R. Murphy

    1995-01-01

    Objective: To assess and characterize self-reported levels of compliance with universal precautions among hospital-based health care workers and to determine correlates of compliance.Design: Confidential questionnaire survey of 1716 hospital-based health care workers. Participants: Participants were recruited from three geographically distinct hospitals. A stratified convenience sample of physicians, nurses, technicians, and phlebotomists working in emergency, surgery, critical care, and laboratory departments

  5. A Work-Systems Analysis of Compliance With Universal Precautions Among Health Care Workers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David M. DeJoy; Robyn R. M. Gershon; Lawrence R. Murphy; Mark G. Wilson

    1996-01-01

    Universal precautions are work practices designed to protect health care workers from occupational exposure to HIV and other bloodborne pathogens. However, despite aggressive dissemination efforts by CDC and regulatory action by OSHA, compliance remains less than satisfactory. This article argues that the minimization of risk from bloodborne pathogens requires a multilevel or work-systems perspective that considers individual, job\\/task, and environmental\\/organizational

  6. False consensus and accuracy of perceptions of nurses regarding universal precaution practices

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    LJ Burns; Christina Knussen

    2005-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate the presence of the false consensus effect (FCE) in relation to nurses' self-reported use of universal or standard precautions (UPs) and risk-related beliefs. The study also aimed to investigate the accuracy of estimated consensus. The sample consisted of nurses (N?=?301) from a variety of specialities. Through self-report questionnaires, respondents were presented with a list of

  7. Update to the safety program for the general-purpose heat source radioisotope thermoelectric generators for the Galileo and Ulysses missions

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    Bennett, Gary L.; Bradshaw, C. T.; Englehart, Richard W.; Bartram, Bart W.; Cull, Theresa A.; Zocher, Roy W.; Eck, Marshall B.; Mukunda, Meera; Brenza, Peter T.; Chan, Chris C.

    1992-01-01

    With the rescheduling of the Galileo and Ulysses launches and the use of new upper stages following the Challenger accident, the aerospace nuclear safety program for the general-purpose heat source radioisotope thermoelectric generators (GPHS-RTGs) was extended to accommodate the new mission scenarios. As in the original safety program, the objectives were to determine the response of the GPHS-RTG to the various postulated accident environments and to determine the risk (if any) associated with these postulated accidents. The extended GPHS-RTG safety program was successfully completed in sufficient time to prepare an updated Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) with revisions for the October 1989 launch of the Galileo spacecraft.

  8. Lessons learned from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident: efficient education items of radiation safety for general public.

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    Ohno, K; Endo, K

    2015-07-01

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FNP-1) accident, while as tragic as the tsunami, was a man-made disaster created by the ignorance of the effects of radiation and radioactive materials. Therefore, it is important that all specialists in radiation protection in medicine sympathize with the anxiety of the general public regarding the harmful effects of radiation and advise people accordingly. All questions and answers were collected related to inquiries from the general public that were posted to reliable websites, including those of the government and radiation-related organizations, from March 2011 to November 2012. The questions were summarized and classified by similarity of content. (1) The total number of questions is 372. The content was broadly classified into three categories: inquiries for radiation-related knowledge and about health effects and foods. The questions asked to obtain radiation-related knowledge were the most common, accounting for 38 %. Thirty-six percentage of the questions were related to health effects, and 26 % involved foods, whereas 18 % of the questions were related to children and pregnancy. (2) The change over time was investigated in 290 questions for which the time of inquiry was known. Directly after the earthquake, the questions were primarily from people seeking radiation-related knowledge. Later, questions related to health effects increased. The anxiety experienced by residents following the nuclear accident was caused primarily by insufficient knowledge related to radiation, concerns about health effects and uncertainties about food and water safety. The development of educational materials focusing on such content will be important for risk communication with the general public in countries with nuclear power plants. Physicians and medical physicist should possess the ability to respond to questions such as these and should continue with medical examinations and treatments in a safe and appropriate manner. PMID:25889605

  9. N through landscapes: potential uses and precautions A. Bedard-Haughn*, J.W. van Groenigen1

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    van Kessel, Chris

    Tracing 15 N through landscapes: potential uses and precautions A. Bedard-Haughn*, J.W. van, The Netherlands. * Corresponding author. Fax: þ1-530-752-4361. E-mail address: bedardhaughn@ucdavis.edu (A. Bedard

  10. Universal Precautions in the Era of HIV\\/AIDS: Perception of Health Service Providers in Yunnan, China

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    Sheng Wu; Li Li; Zunyou Wu; Haijun Cao; Chunqing Lin; Zhihua Yan; Manhong Jia; Haixia Cui

    2008-01-01

    With a rising HIV\\/AIDS epidemic, it has become especially important for health service providers in China to understand and\\u000a correctly adhere to universal precautions. Using qualitative interview data, perspectives from both health administrators\\u000a and service providers working at all levels of China’s health care system were examined. Service providers admitted selective\\u000a adherence and non-adherence to universal precautions in their daily

  11. 49 CFR 385.11 - Notification of safety rating and safety fitness determination.

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    2010-10-01

    ...Notification of safety rating and safety fitness determination. 385.11 Section...CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.11...Notification of safety rating and safety fitness determination. (a)...

  12. 49 CFR 385.11 - Notification of safety rating and safety fitness determination.

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    2011-10-01

    ...Notification of safety rating and safety fitness determination. 385.11 Section...CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.11...Notification of safety rating and safety fitness determination. (a)...

  13. Scope on Safety: Responsible use of live animals in the classroom

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    Ken Roy

    2004-07-01

    Keeping live animals in the classroom or laboratory makes science come alive for students. The use of animals in the classroom or laboratory is highly encouraged, providing appropriate care and safety are addressed. This article addresses appropriate safety precautions and describes the types of animals that are suitable for classrooms.

  14. Enhancement of occupational health and safety requirements in chemical tanker operations: The case of cargo explosion

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    Metin Celik

    2010-01-01

    Operational precautions for chemical tankers are vitally important in reducing the potential threat to shipboard crew by products carried. This paper enhances the International Safety Management (ISM) code in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001:2007) requirements in respect to operational constraints related to chemical tankers. As research methodology, Fuzzy Axiomatic Design (FAD) and Analytic Hierarchy Process

  15. Pedestrian Safety: Injury Control Curriculum Guide (For K - 3rd Grade). Second Edition.

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    Wooner, Rosestelle B., Ed.

    This curriculum guide attempts to help the early childhood teacher show children how to incorporate safety precautions into daily life. Good safety practices can prevent the death or injury of young children by automobile, truck, bus, pedestrian, bicycle, and tricycle accidents. The guide focuses on student involvement in the learning process and…

  16. Safety Awareness and Preparedness in Secondary Schools in Kenya: A Case of Turkana District

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    Kipngeno, Ronoh Richard; Benjamin, Kyalo Wambua

    2009-01-01

    Safety for students and staff from hazards that can be created by unsafe conditions, behaviour, disasters or emergencies in schools cannot be guaranteed. This is because of inadequate preparedness and awareness programs for safety needs. This study investigated the adequacy of procedures, precautions and infrastructure to respond to fire outbreaks…

  17. Work Practice Simulation of Complex Human-Automation Systems in Safety Critical Situations: The Brahms Generalized berlingen Model

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    Clancey, William J.; Linde, Charlotte; Seah, Chin; Shafto, Michael

    2013-01-01

    The transition from the current air traffic system to the next generation air traffic system will require the introduction of new automated systems, including transferring some functions from air traffic controllers to on­-board automation. This report describes a new design verification and validation (V&V) methodology for assessing aviation safety. The approach involves a detailed computer simulation of work practices that includes people interacting with flight-critical systems. The research is part of an effort to develop new modeling and verification methodologies that can assess the safety of flight-critical systems, system configurations, and operational concepts. The 2002 Ueberlingen mid-air collision was chosen for analysis and modeling because one of the main causes of the accident was one crew's response to a conflict between the instructions of the air traffic controller and the instructions of TCAS, an automated Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System on-board warning system. It thus furnishes an example of the problem of authority versus autonomy. It provides a starting point for exploring authority/autonomy conflict in the larger system of organization, tools, and practices in which the participants' moment-by-moment actions take place. We have developed a general air traffic system model (not a specific simulation of Überlingen events), called the Brahms Generalized Ueberlingen Model (Brahms-GUeM). Brahms is a multi-agent simulation system that models people, tools, facilities/vehicles, and geography to simulate the current air transportation system as a collection of distributed, interactive subsystems (e.g., airports, air-traffic control towers and personnel, aircraft, automated flight systems and air-traffic tools, instruments, crew). Brahms-GUeM can be configured in different ways, called scenarios, such that anomalous events that contributed to the Überlingen accident can be modeled as functioning according to requirements or in an anomalous condition, as occurred during the accident. Brahms-GUeM thus implicitly defines a class of scenarios, which include as an instance what occurred at Überlingen. Brahms-GUeM is a modeling framework enabling "what if" analysis of alternative work system configurations and thus facilitating design of alternative operations concepts. It enables subsequent adaption (reusing simulation components) for modeling and simulating NextGen scenarios. This project demonstrates that BRAHMS provides the capacity to model the complexity of air transportation systems, going beyond idealized and simple flights to include for example the interaction of pilots and ATCOs. The research shows clearly that verification and validation must include the entire work system, on the one hand to check that mechanisms exist to handle failures of communication and alerting subsystems and/or failures of people to notice, comprehend, or communicate problematic (unsafe) situations; but also to understand how people must use their own judgment in relating fallible systems like TCAS to other sources of information and thus to evaluate how the unreliability of automation affects system safety. The simulation shows in particular that distributed agents (people and automated systems) acting without knowledge of each others' actions can create a complex, dynamic system whose interactive behavior is unexpected and is changing too quickly to comprehend and control.

  18. Safety and Health Policy and Procedure Manual CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

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    Saidak, Filip

    Hygiene Officer C. Laboratory Workers VIII. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS A. Working with Allergens and EmbryotoxinsSafety and Health Policy and Procedure Manual CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN Section 0030 Table of Contents Attention B. Cost C. Supervision VII. CHEMICAL HYGIENE RESPONSIBILITIES A. Department Head B. Chemical

  19. Improvements in patient safety as a result of preparing for a CNST assessment: observation at district general hospital

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    N Katakam; S Patel; AJ Tomlinson; S Das

    2010-01-01

    BackgroundPatient safety is the utmost concern for clinicians and the Trust. CNST (clinical negligence scheme for Trusts) is designed to ensure high quality is embedded in organisational governance, patient care and safety. Achieving high standards will benefit the patient safety and decrease the premium paid.MethodSince January 2009, the authors reviewed and updated many guidelines and devised carbon copy proformas to

  20. Site Safety Plan for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory CERCLA investigations

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    Bainer, R.; Duarte, J.

    1993-07-01

    The safety policy of LLNL is to take every reasonable precaution in the performance of work to protect the environment and the health and safety of employees and the public, and to prevent property damage. With respect to hazardous agents, this protection is provided by limiting human exposures, releases to the environment, and contamination of property to levels that are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). It is the intent of this Plan to supply the broad outline for completing environmental investigations within ALARA guidelines. It may not be possible to determine actual working conditions in advance of the work; therefore, planning must allow the opportunity to provide a range of protection based upon actual working conditions. Requirements will be the least restrictive possible for a given set of circumstances, such that work can be completed in an efficient and timely fashion. Due to the relatively large size of the LLNL Site and the different types of activities underway, site-specific Operational Safety Procedures (OSPs) will be prepared to supplement activities not covered by this Plan. These site-specific OSPs provide the detailed information for each specific activity and act as an addendum to this Plan, which provides the general plan for LLNL Main Site operation.

  1. Travel Precautions

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    ... when traveling: Keep a list of your child's physician's phone number and prescriptions with you at all times. Pack copies of ... major tests, explanation of diagnosis, immunization schedule, medication ... for a physician who has never treated your child before. Ask ...

  2. Large-Scale Spacecraft Fire Safety Tests

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    Urban, David; Ruff, Gary A.; Ferkul, Paul V.; Olson, Sandra; Fernandez-Pello, A. Carlos; T'ien, James S.; Torero, Jose L.; Cowlard, Adam J.; Rouvreau, Sebastien; Minster, Olivier; Toth, Balazs; Legros, Guillaume; Eigenbrod, Christian; Smirnov, Nickolay; Fujita, Osamu; Jomaas, Grunde

    2014-01-01

    An international collaborative program is underway to address open issues in spacecraft fire safety. Because of limited access to long-term low-gravity conditions and the small volume generally allotted for these experiments, there have been relatively few experiments that directly study spacecraft fire safety under low-gravity conditions. Furthermore, none of these experiments have studied sample sizes and environment conditions typical of those expected in a spacecraft fire. The major constraint has been the size of the sample, with prior experiments limited to samples of the order of 10 cm in length and width or smaller. This lack of experimental data forces spacecraft designers to base their designs and safety precautions on 1-g understanding of flame spread, fire detection, and suppression. However, low-gravity combustion research has demonstrated substantial differences in flame behavior in low-gravity. This, combined with the differences caused by the confined spacecraft environment, necessitates practical scale spacecraft fire safety research to mitigate risks for future space missions. To address this issue, a large-scale spacecraft fire experiment is under development by NASA and an international team of investigators. This poster presents the objectives, status, and concept of this collaborative international project (Saffire). The project plan is to conduct fire safety experiments on three sequential flights of an unmanned ISS re-supply spacecraft (the Orbital Cygnus vehicle) after they have completed their delivery of cargo to the ISS and have begun their return journeys to earth. On two flights (Saffire-1 and Saffire-3), the experiment will consist of a flame spread test involving a meter-scale sample ignited in the pressurized volume of the spacecraft and allowed to burn to completion while measurements are made. On one of the flights (Saffire-2), 9 smaller (5 x 30 cm) samples will be tested to evaluate NASAs material flammability screening tests. The first flight (Saffire-1) is scheduled for July 2015 with the other two following at six-month intervals. A computer modeling effort will complement the experimental effort. Although the experiment will need to meet rigorous safety requirements to ensure the carrier vehicle does not sustain damage, the absence of a crew removes the need for strict containment of combustion products. This will facilitate the first examination of fire behavior on a scale that is relevant to spacecraft fire safety and will provide unique data for fire model validation.

  3. Toolbox Safety Talk Ladder Safety

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    and construction worker injuries. Falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicle Health & Safety for recordkeeping. Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry

  4. Effectiveness of contact precautions against multidrug-resistant organism transmission in acute care: a systematic review of the literature.

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    Cohen, C C; Cohen, B; Shang, J

    2015-08-01

    Contact precautions are widely recommended to prevent multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) transmission. However, conflicting data exist regarding their effectiveness. Prior systematic reviews examined contact precautions as part of a larger bundled approach, limiting ability to understand their effectiveness. The aim of this review was to characterize the effectiveness of contact precautions alone against transmission of any MDRO among adult acute care patients. Directed by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement, comprehensive searches of four electronic scientific literature databases were conducted for studies published in English from January 2004 to June 2014. Studies were included if interventional, original research, evaluating contact isolation precautions against MDRO transmission among inpatients. Searches returned 284 studies, six of which were included in the review. These studies measured four different MDROs with one study showing a reduction in transmission. Whereas studies were of high quality regarding outcome operationalization and statistical analyses, overall quality was moderate to low due to poor intervention description, population characterization and potential biases. Where compliance was measured (N = 4), it presented a threat to validity because it included select parts of the intervention, ranged from 21% to 87%, and was significantly different across study phases (N = 2). The poor quality of evidence on this topic continues to limit interpretation of these data. Hence, this conflicting body of literature does not constitute evidence for or against contact precautions. We recommend that researchers consider power calculation, compliance monitoring, non-equivalent concurrent controls when designing future studies on this topic. PMID:26051927

  5. [Cultural adaptation of "Questionnaires for Knowledge and Compliance with Standard Precaution" to Brazilian Portuguese].

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    Valim, Marília Duarte; Marziale, Maria Helena Palucci

    2013-12-01

    The aim of this study was to adapt the "Questionnaires for Knowledge and Compliance with Standard Precaution" to Brazilian Portuguese. This was a methodological study with the following steps: 1) initial translations; 2) synthesis of translations; 3) analysis by a committee of experts; 4) back translation; 5) semantic validation; and 6) pretest. The sample was composed of 42 nurses, 12 of which participated in the semantic validation, and 30 of which participated in the pretest. The study was conducted in a teaching hospital in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The semantic validation showed that the questionnaires are understandable, easy to complete, and appropriate in regard to knowledge and compliance with standard precautions. The pretest confirmed the final version. Therefore, the process of cultural adaptation was shown to be satisfactory, and the questionnaires are adapted to Brazilian Portuguese, and their process of validation should be continued to test the psychometric characteristics. After that, the instruments will be ready for use in Brazil. PMID:25080697

  6. 29 CFR 1926.21 - Safety training and education.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Safety training and education. 1926.21 Section...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...CONTINUED) SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION General Safety and Health Provisions § 1926.21 Safety training and education. (a) General...

  7. 29 CFR 1926.21 - Safety training and education.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Safety training and education. 1926.21 Section...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...CONTINUED) SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION General Safety and Health Provisions § 1926.21 Safety training and education. (a) General...

  8. 29 CFR 1926.21 - Safety training and education.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Safety training and education. 1926.21 Section...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...CONTINUED) SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION General Safety and Health Provisions § 1926.21 Safety training and education. (a) General...

  9. Safety Resources.

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    Hoot, James L.; Bartkowiak, Elaine T.

    1994-01-01

    Lists 72 organizations and programs that deal with child safety, grouped by the following categories: (1) general; (2) general violence; (3) gun violence; (4) media violence; (5) drugs and alcohol; (6) child abuse and at-risk children; (7) parenting programs; (8) community service programs; (9) leadership programs; (10) peer counseling; (11)…

  10. Child passenger safety and the immunity fallacy: Why what we are doing is not working

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kelli England Will

    2005-01-01

    Motivating parents to take certain safety precautions when traveling with their children remains an elusive challenge for advocates, as caregiver naiveté contributes to poor parental participation in safety-seat checks, low booster-seat use, poor adherence to rear-seat positioning, and intermittent safety-belt use. Because of inherent human biases and unfortunate characteristics of vehicle travel, it is argued that most caregivers possess an

  11. CULC General Regulations, Appendix 2 Version 2010, Page 1 of 2 Appendix 2 Health and safety: student responsibilities

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    Low, Robert

    and healthy environment for all students when on campus. CULC will take all reasonable steps to achieve a responsibility to take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others by their acts an indication of the type of areas students are prohibited from entering. If in doubt students should seek

  12. Critical incidents of nonadherence with standard precautions guidelines among community hospital-based health care workers

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    Kristi J. Ferguson; Howard Waitzkin; Susan E. Beekmann; Bradley N. Doebbeling

    2004-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To identify, categorize, and assess critical incidents of nonadherence to standard precautions.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a DESIGN: Qualitative and quantitative analysis of a written, mail-out survey.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a SETTING: Community hospitals.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a PARTICIPANTS: Statewide stratified random sample of community hospital-based health care workers at risk for blood exposure.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a MAIN VARIABLE: Responses to the question: “Think of an incident during the past year when you didn’t adhere

  13. Risk management and precaution: insights on the cautious use of evidence.

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    Hrudey, Steve E; Leiss, William

    2003-01-01

    Risk management, done well, should be inherently precautionary. Adopting an appropriate degree of precaution with respect to feared health and environmental hazards is fundamental to risk management. The real problem is in deciding how precautionary to be in the face of inevitable uncertainties, demanding that we understand the equally inevitable false positives and false negatives from screening evidence. We consider a framework for detection and judgment of evidence of well-characterized hazards, using the concepts of sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value that are well established for medical diagnosis. Our confidence in predicting the likelihood of a true danger inevitably will be poor for rare hazards because of the predominance of false positives; failing to detect a true danger is less likely because false negatives must be rarer than the danger itself. Because most controversial environmental hazards arise infrequently, this truth poses a dilemma for risk management. PMID:14527835

  14. Invasive Mold Infection (IMI) incidence remains high in hematology patients. Major prevention precautions are taken in hematology intensive care units

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    Jeanjean, Louis

    Objectives Invasive Mold Infection (IMI) incidence remains high in hematology patients. Major prevention precautions are taken in hematology intensive care units (HICU). However, little is known about Fifty-three patients from a hematology ICU were included in the study from January 2010 to May 2012

  15. Knowledge and attitude regarding standard precautions in a Brazilian public emergency service: a cross-sectional study

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    Adriana Cristina Oliveira; Maria Helena Palucci Marziale; Maria Henriqueta Rocha; Aline Cristine Souza Lopes

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of health care professionals regarding their use of universal precaution measures at a public emergency service. The study also aimed to assess the rates of occupational accidents involving biological substances among those workers. This study was performed with 238 workers, from June to November 2006, using univariate and

  16. Percutaneous Injury, Blood Exposure, and Adherence to Standard Precautions: Are Hospital?Based Health Care Providers Still at Risk?

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    Bradley N. Doebbeling; Thomas E. Vaughn; Kimberly D. McCoy; Susan E. Beekmann; Robert F. Woolson; Kristi J. Ferguson; James C. Torner

    2003-01-01

    To examine factors associated with blood exposure and percutaneous injury among health care workers, we assessed occupational risk factors, compliance with standard precautions, frequency of exposure, and reporting in a stratified random sample of 5123 physicians, nurses, and medical technologists working in Iowa community hospitals. Of these, 3223 (63%) participated. Mean rates of hand washing (32%-54%), avoiding needle recapping (29%-70%),

  17. Percutaneous injury, blood exposure, and adherence to standard precautions: are hospital-based health care providers still at risk?

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    Doebbeling, Bradley N; Vaughn, Thomas E; McCoy, Kimberly D; Beekmann, Susan E; Woolson, Robert F; Ferguson, Kristi J; Torner, James C

    2003-10-15

    To examine factors associated with blood exposure and percutaneous injury among health care workers, we assessed occupational risk factors, compliance with standard precautions, frequency of exposure, and reporting in a stratified random sample of 5123 physicians, nurses, and medical technologists working in Iowa community hospitals. Of these, 3223 (63%) participated. Mean rates of hand washing (32%-54%), avoiding needle recapping (29%-70%), and underreporting sharps injuries (22%-62%; overall, 32%) varied by occupation (P<.01). Logistic regression was used to estimate the adjusted odds of percutaneous injury (aOR(injury)), which increased 2%-3% for each sharp handled in a typical week. The overall aOR(injury) for never recapping needles was 0.74 (95% CI, 0.60-0.91). Any recent blood contact, a measure of consistent use of barrier precautions, had an overall aOR(injury) of 1.57 (95% CI, 1.32-1.86); among physicians, the aOR(injury) was 2.18 (95% CI, 1.34-3.54). Adherence to standard precautions was found to be suboptimal. Underreporting was found to be common. Percutaneous injury and mucocutaneous blood exposure are related to frequency of sharps handling and inversely related to routine standard-precaution compliance. New strategies for preventing exposures, training, and monitoring adherence are needed. PMID:14523763

  18. Factors influencing nurses' compliance with Standard Precautions in order to avoid occupational exposure to microorganisms: A focus group study

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    Georgios Efstathiou; Evridiki Papastavrou; Vasilios Raftopoulos; Anastasios Merkouris

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Nurses may acquire an infection during the provision of nursing care because of occupational exposure to microorganisms. Relevant literature reports that, compliance with Standard Precautions (a set of guidelines that can protect health care professionals from being exposed to microorganisms) is low among nurses. Additionally, high rates of exposure to microorganisms among nurses via several modes (needlesticks, hand contamination

  19. Knowledge and attitude regarding standard precautions in a Brazilian public emergency service: a cross-sectional study.

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    Oliveira, Adriana Cristina; Marziale, Maria Helena Palucci; Paiva, Maria Henriqueta Rocha Siqueira; Lopes, Aline Cristine Souza

    2009-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of health care professionals regarding their use of universal precaution measures at a public emergency service. The study also aimed to assess the rates of occupational accidents involving biological substances among those workers. This study was performed with 238 workers, from June to November 2006, using univariate and multivariate analysis. The chance of not adopting precaution measures was 20.7 (95% CI: 5.68 - 75.14) times greater among drivers compared to physicians. No significant association was found between adopting universal precaution measures. The occupational accident rate was 20.6% (40.8% involving sharp-edged objects). The risk of physicians having an occupational accident was 2.7(95% CI: 1.05 -7.09) times higher than that of drivers. The fact that a staff member had adequate knowledge about universal precaution measures was insufficient to foster compatible attitudes towards reducing the risk of transmitting infectious agents and causing occupational accidents. PMID:19655671

  20. Factors influencing nurses' compliance with Standard Precautions in order to avoid occupational exposure to microorganisms: A focus group study

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Nurses may acquire an infection during the provision of nursing care because of occupational exposure to microorganisms. Relevant literature reports that, compliance with Standard Precautions (a set of guidelines that can protect health care professionals from being exposed to microorganisms) is low among nurses. Additionally, high rates of exposure to microorganisms among nurses via several modes (needlesticks, hand contamination with blood, exposure to air-transmitted microorganisms) occur. The aim of the study was to study the factors that influence nurses' compliance with Standard Precaution in order to avoid occupational exposure to pathogens, by employing a qualitative research design. Method A focus group approach was used to explore the issue under study. Four focus groups (N = 30) were organised to elicit nurses' perception of the factors that influence their compliance with Standard Precautions. The Health Belief Model (HBM) was used as the theoretical framework and the data were analysed according to predetermined criteria. Results Following content analysis, factors that influence nurses' compliance emerged. Most factors could be applied to one of the main domains of the HBM: benefits, barriers, severity, susceptibility, cues to action, and self-efficacy. Conclusions Changing current behavior requires knowledge of the factors that may influence nurses' compliance with Standard Precautions. This knowledge will facilitate in the implementation of programs and preventive actions that contribute in avoiding of occupational exposure. PMID:21255419

  1. The influence of employee, job\\/task, and organizational factors on adherence to universal precautions among nurses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David M. Dejoy; Lawrence R. Murphy; Robyn M. Gershon

    1995-01-01

    Universal precautions (UP) refer to recommended work practices designed to help prevent occupational exposure to HIV\\/AIDS and other blood-borne pathogens in health care settings. However, despite widespread dissemination of UP guidelines and subsequent government regulatory action, worker adherence remains less than satisfactory. The present study used hierarchical, multiple regression analysis to examine the relative influence of four sets of factors

  2. Efficacy and safety of duloxetine in the treatment of older adult patients with generalized anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

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    Alaka, Karla J; Noble, William; Montejo, Angel; Dueñas, Héctor; Munshi, Autar; Strawn, Jeffrey R; Lenox-Smith, Alan; Ahl, Jonna; Bidzan, Leszek; Dorn, Brita; Ball, Susan

    2014-01-01

    Objective This was a flexible-dosed study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of duloxetine 30–120 mg once daily in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in older adult patients. Methods Patients with GAD, who were at least 65 years of age, were randomly assigned to double-blind treatment with either duloxetine (N = 151) or placebo (N = 140). The primary efficacy measure was the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) total score, and the primary endpoint was at week 10. Global functioning was assessed by the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS). Safety and tolerability was assessed by the occurrence of treatment-emergent adverse events, serious adverse events, laboratory analyses, and vital signs. Analyses were conducted on an intent-to-treat basis. Results The overall baseline mean HAM-A total score was 24, and SDS global score was 14. Completion rates were 75% for placebo and 76% for duloxetine. At week 10, duloxetine was superior to placebo on mean changes from baseline in HAM-A total scores (?15.9 vs. ?11.7, p < 0.001) and in SDS global scores (?8.6 vs. ?5.4, p < 0.001). Treatment-emergent adverse events occurred in ?5% of duloxetine-treated patients and twice the rate than with placebo including constipation (9% vs. 4%, p = 0.06), dry mouth (7% vs. 1%, p = 0.02), and somnolence (6% vs. 2%, p = 0.14). Conclusion Duloxetine treatment was efficacious in the improvement of anxiety and functioning in older adult patients with GAD, and the safety profile was consistent with previous GAD studies. © 2014 The Authors. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Key points Treatment with duloxetine versus placebo can significantly reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and was associated with improved global function and increased enjoyment and satisfaction with life in patients 65 years and older. The safety and tolerability profile for duloxetine in this older adult patient population was consistent with the established profile for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder in the broader mostly younger (?18 years of age) population, and there were no new safety findings. PMID:24644106

  3. Development of U.S. Government General Technical Requirements for UAS Flight Safety Systems Utilizing the Iridium Satellite Constellation

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    Murray, Jennifer; Birr, Richard

    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the development of technical requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) utilization of the Iridium Satellite Constellation to provide flight safety. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) required an over-the-horizon communication standard to guarantee flight safety before permitting widespread UAS flights in the National Air Space (NAS). This is important to ensure reliable control of UASs during loss-link and over-the-horizon scenarios. The core requirement was to utilize a satellite system to send GPS tracking data and other telemetry from a flight vehicle down to the ground. Iridium was chosen as the system because it is one of the only true satellite systems that has world wide coverage, and the service has a highly reliable link margin. The Iridium system, the flight modems, and the test flight are described.

  4. Safety profile of celecoxib as used in general practice in England: results of a prescription-event monitoring study

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    Deborah Layton; Lynda V. Wilton; Saad A. W. Shakir

    2004-01-01

    AimsA post-marketing surveillance study using the technique of Prescription Event Monitoring was undertaken to monitor the safety of celecoxib, a cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor, as prescribed in primary care in England.MethodsPatients were identified from dispensed British National Health Service prescription data supplied in confidence by the Prescription Pricing Authority for celecoxib between May and December 2000. Simple questionnaires were sent to

  5. Toy Safety

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    ... Safety Car and Road Child Passenger Safety Child Pedestrian Safety Frontovers and Backovers Getting Ready to Drive Safety ... We Work Research Programs Button Battery Safety Child Pedestrian Safety International Walk to School Day Halloween Safety Environmental ...

  6. Highway Safety Program Manual: Volume 3: Motorcycle Safety.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.

    Volume 3 of the 19-volume Highway Safety Program Manual (which provides guidance to State and local governments on preferred highway safety practices) concentrates on aspects of motorcycle safety. The purpose and specific objectives of a State motorcycle safety program are outlined. Federal authority in the highway safety area and general policies…

  7. Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Safety

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    Luckenbaugh, Raymond W.

    1996-11-01

    Each organic chemistry student should become familiar with the educational and governmental laboratory safety requirements. One method for teaching laboratory safety is to assign each student to locate safety resources for a specific class laboratory experiment. The student should obtain toxicity and hazardous information for all chemicals used or produced during the assigned experiment. For example, what is the LD50 or LC50 for each chemical? Are there any specific hazards for these chemicals, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, neurotixin, chronic toxin, corrosive, flammable, or explosive agent? The school's "Chemical Hygiene Plan", "Prudent Practices for Handling Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory" (National Academy Press), and "Laboratory Standards, Part 1910 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards" (Fed. Register 1/31/90, 55, 3227-3335) should be reviewed for laboratory safety requirements for the assigned experiment. For example, what are the procedures for safe handling of vacuum systems, if a vacuum distillation is used in the assigned experiment? The literature survey must be submitted to the laboratory instructor one week prior to the laboratory session for review and approval. The student should then give a short presentation to the class on the chemicals' toxicity and hazards and describe the safety precautions that must be followed. This procedure gives the student first-hand knowledge on how to find and evaluate information to meet laboartory safety requirements.

  8. UCHC Biological Safety Summary Sheet For Laboratories -from Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 4

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    : · Limited access · Biohazard warning signs req'd · Extreme "Sharps" precautions · Biosafety manual defining; No pets / plants 3 Indigenous or exotic agents with potential for aerosol transmission; disease may have with needles; Use syringes with safety mechanisms if at all protective; Aspirators need a second in-line back

  9. National Chemistry Teacher Safety Survey

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    Barbra A. Plohocki

    1998-01-01

    This study evaluated the status of secondary school instructional chemistry laboratory safety using a survey instrument which focused on Teacher background Information, Laboratory Safety Equipment, Facility Safety, General Safety, and a Safety Content Knowledge Survey. A fifty question survey instrument based on recent research and questions developed by the researcher was mailed to 500 secondary school chemistry teachers who participated

  10. Sharps Safety A high degree of precaution must always be taken with any sharp items used in the

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    Cohen, Robert E.

    in the normal waste stream or used for any purpose other than sharps disposal. · Sharps containers will be. Contact EMP for disposal. · In case you poke yourself with a needle: ­ Squeeze out blood ­ Seek medical, and scalpels. Sharps must be disposed of in an approved sharps container. Sharps containers may never be placed

  11. Advanced Concepts Test (ACT) facility. Summary safety report

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Allemann, R. T.

    1981-07-01

    As a test of a water-conserving way of cooling thermal power plants, a large-scale test of dry/wet cooling using the ammonia phase-change system, designated the Advanced Concepts Test (ACT), is being constructed at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Kern Station at Bakersfield. A summary of the safety analyses and considerations that have been done for the facility is presented. These show that the ACT facility is an industrially safe system, and that the safety precautions taken assure that no one will be injured during the course of the testing. The application of industrial codes, safety management, an operational and emergency procedures is discussed.

  12. 49 CFR 385.5 - Safety fitness standard.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Safety fitness standard. 385.5 Section 385.5 ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.5 Safety fitness standard. The satisfactory safety...

  13. 49 CFR 385.5 - Safety fitness standard.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Safety fitness standard. 385.5 Section 385.5 ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.5 Safety fitness standard. The satisfactory safety...

  14. 49 CFR 385.5 - Safety fitness standard.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Safety fitness standard. 385.5 Section 385.5 ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.5 Safety fitness standard. The satisfactory safety...

  15. Some precautions in the use of time-domain dielectric spectroscopy with biological and other lossy dielectrics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. X. Hart

    1982-01-01

    Time-domain dielectric spectroscopy provides a rapid means of obtainingin vivo dielectric spectra of biological objects whose physiological state may be changing with time. This paper discusses precautions\\u000a which must be taken in the selection of the measuring-circuit parameters and frequency range to prevent the introduction of\\u000a artefacts into the resulting spectra. The ratio of the amplifier input resistance to the

  16. Determinants of Emergency Department Procedure and Condition-Specific Universal (Barrier) Precaution Requirements for Optimal Provider Protection

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gabor D Kelen; Karen N Hansen; Gary B Green; Nelson Tang; Chandana Ganguli

    1995-01-01

    Study objective: To determine potential blood and body fluid (B\\/BF) contacts with specific body areas associated with procedures commonly performed in the emergency department and to thereby delineate appropriate procedure-specific precautions.Design: Prospective, observational study assessing procedure-related B\\/BF contacts by use of stratified, blocked sampling of shifts. Participants: ED patients in an inner-city tertiary care university hospital. Results: Of 2,529 procedures

  17. LNG safety, safety regulations and public perception

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    Lewis, J.P.; Outtrim, P.A. [Project Technical Liaison Associates, Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Although the subjects of safety, safety regulations and public perception are relatively separate, they should be discussed within the context of their total impact on the owner`s operation. The safety of LNG is a major issue both on an absolute safety basis and perceived safety basis. Public and regulatory perception are the dominant factors in the development of regulations and issue of permits. A safe operation includes protection of the public, plant personnel, investment in facilities and continued operation. In addition, protection of the company from litigation and regulatory restraint are also considerations. The paper discusses general safety considerations, safety regulation considerations, storage and impoundment, transport, odorization, personnel training, recent OSHA and EPA rule making activities, and recent research and progress in LNG safety.

  18. KNOWLEDGE & PRACTICES OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION AMONG PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN RIYADH CITY: PART II - PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS TO VACCINATION

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    Al-Ayed, Ibrahim H; Sheik, Shaffi

    2006-01-01

    Objectives: To assess 1) how aware those who administer vaccines in the primary health care centres (PHCs) are of the appropriate precautions and contraindicaitons of vaccines and 2) the extent to which their practice complies with standards, and 3) the correlation between the levels of knowledge and practice on one hand with the duration of practice and attendance at a training course on vaccination on the other hand, for physicians and nurses separately. Methods: A self-adminstered questionnaire including 16 statements related to knowledge and practice of precautions and contraindications of vaccines was distributed among workers in 50 MOH PHCs in Riyadh. Results: 506 questionnaires were returned, only 331 were completed for this part of the study giving a response rate of almost 65%. However, the statement-specific response rate varied. Except for a few, most statements were correctly responded to by a majority of the respondents reflecting adequate knowlegde and appropriate practice. Experience in dealing with vaccination, and formal training in vaccination were not statistically significantly associated with the responses of both physicians and nurses. Conclusion: Inspite of the limitations of this study it could be fairly concluded that the overall knowledge and practices regarding precautions and contraindications of childhood immunizations among the primary care providers surveyed was good. Significant gaps still exist. This underlines the need for continuous training and supervision of health care providers who deal with the immunization of children. PMID:23012098

  19. Can level of safety climate predict level of orientation toward safety in a decision making task?

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    Nir Keren; Troy R. Mills; Steven A. Freeman; Mack C. Shelley II

    2009-01-01

    Establishing the relationship between level of safety climate and safety performance is a current challenge. This work examines the relationship between level of safety climate and orientation toward safety in the decision making process and choice. Alternatively, this work seeks to answer the question of whether level of safety climate can predict safety-oriented decision making. A generalized safety climate questionnaire

  20. Space engine safety system

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    Maul, William A.; Meyer, Claudia M.

    1991-01-01

    A rocket engine safety system is designed to initiate control procedures which will minimize damage to the engine and vehicle or test stand in the event of an engine failure. This report describes the features and the implementation issues associated with rocket engine safety systems. Specific concerns of safety systems applied to a space-based engine and long duration space missions are discussed. Examples of safety system features and architectures are given from recent safety monitoring investigations conducted for the Space Shuttle Main Engine and for future liquid rocket engines. Also, a general design and implementation process for rocket engine safety systems is presented.

  1. Child Development Associate Training Program. Unit I: Health and Safety in the Classroom. Module 4: Nutrition for Young Children.

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    Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.

    The importance of an adequate diet in a child's growth and development is the topic of this Child Development Associate (CDA) training module. The material emphasizes different nutrients, their food sources and their availability through a variety and combination of different foods. Correct food handling, as well as safety precautions and the…

  2. Tutorial on nuclear thermal propulsion safety for Mars

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Buden, David

    1992-07-01

    A range of safety topics related to the use of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) are examined including risk and safety analysis methodologies, NERVA reliability, and life-cycle risk assessments. A list of goals for the safe use of NTP is given which includes low radiation levels, avoiding unplanned core destruction, and preventing inadvertent criticality. Safety analysis and failure-mode analysis for NTP are illustrated by means of the fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, and preliminary hazards analysis. Data from the NERVA propulsion program show that safety requirements built into the NTP engine are important for diagnostic and preventive assessments. Other key issues affecting the safety of an NTP program encompass precautions at the launch pad, crew isolation from reactor radiation, flight operations safety, and final disposal of the NTP engines and wastes.

  3. Generalization of medical and health compliance research to coal-mine safety. Open file report, 1 September 1983-28 February 1985

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    H. P. Cole; P. K. Berger; T. F. Garrity; C. D. Auvenshine; A. B. Szwilski

    1985-01-01

    Methods for increasing compliance to medical and health regimens were reviewed along with similar research in industrial and mine safety. Principles abstracted from both areas suggest that compliance with health and safety practices is improved when (1) workers are cooperatively involved with management in setting safety goals and planning for their achievement, (2) the program has the support of workers,

  4. ["Standard precautions" practices among nurses in a university hospital in Western Algeria].

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    Beghdadli, Benali; Belhadj, Zora; Chabane, Walid; Ghomari, Omar; Kandouci, Abdelkader Baderdine; Fanello, Serge

    2008-01-01

    Health care workers are exposed daily to blood borne injury and infection with a high risk of hepatitis B or C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. In the 1980s, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a set of protocols and guidelines known as standard precautions (SP) to prevent accidental transmission of pathogens. The SP should be followed for each intervention or delivery of care in order to protect health care workers from risks associated with contact with blood and other biological liquids. A survey was conducted in a Western Algerian university hospital to assess nurses' adherence to SP practices. A questionnaire was administered to 450 nurses in the hospital workplace setting. A field survey was also conducted in order to take into account the means and support available to the nurses in these hospital departments, namely to determine availability of hand washing and drying facilities. A total of 133 nurses, 81 women and 52 men, participated in the survey. Personal and professional data, hand-washing frequency, glove wearing practices were collected as data. A large majority (95%) of nurses reported washing their hands after removing their gloves, and 69% of them reported washing their hands between two patients. Male nurses wear gloves more often than females (respectively 77% and 53%). Sharp instruments were correctly disposed of in a puncture-resistant container more of the time. Recapping needles has been reported by two-thirds of survey respondents. Lack of liquid soap and alcohol-based washing solution were noted as major deficiencies as well as the lack of means to properly dry hands in many health care wards. Lack of SP adherence is primarily due to the lack of awareness and knowledge as well as insufficient supply of equipment and materials for good hand hygiene maintenance. This study highlights the urgent need to implement a programme to improve SP adherence among nurses and to increase the supply of hand washing and drying materials. Greater adherence to SP practices will also reduce the risk of occupational exposure to blood borne injury and infection. PMID:19086684

  5. Safety evaluation of some wild plants in the New Nordic Diet.

    PubMed

    Mithril, Charlotte; Dragsted, Lars Ove

    2012-12-01

    One of the dietary components in the New Nordic Diet, is plants from the wild countryside. However, these may have a high content of bioactive components, some of which could be toxic in larger quantities. The objective of this paper is to outline a strategy for safety evaluation of wild plants not covered in current food compositional databases and to apply the method for selected plants used in the New Nordic Diet recipes. Four examples of typical wild edible plants were evaluated (stinging nettle, sorrel, chickweed and common lambsquarters), and based on substantial equivalence with known food plants the majority of the bioactive components reported were within the range experienced when eating or drinking typical food stuffs. For most compounds the hazards could be evaluated as minor. The only precaution found was for common lambsquarters because of its presumed high level of oxalic acid. It is concluded that a substance-by-substance evaluation of intake by equivalence to common foods is a useful and efficient strategy to evaluate the safety of newly introduced wild edible plants. Further evaluation and better compositional analyses are warranted before a daily consumption of significant amounts of wild edible plants can be generally regarded as safe. PMID:23009884

  6. 14 CFR 417.301 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety System § 417.301 General... This subpart applies to any flight safety system that a launch operator...when a launch operator must use a flight safety system. A launch operator...

  7. 14 CFR 417.205 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety Analysis § 417.205 General...Public risk management. A flight safety analysis must demonstrate... (v) The performance of any flight safety system, including time...

  8. 14 CFR 417.205 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety Analysis § 417.205 General...Public risk management. A flight safety analysis must demonstrate... (v) The performance of any flight safety system, including time...

  9. 14 CFR 417.301 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety System § 417.301 General... This subpart applies to any flight safety system that a launch operator...when a launch operator must use a flight safety system. A launch operator...

  10. 14 CFR 417.205 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety Analysis § 417.205 General...Public risk management. A flight safety analysis must demonstrate... (v) The performance of any flight safety system, including time...

  11. 14 CFR 417.301 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety System § 417.301 General... This subpart applies to any flight safety system that a launch operator...when a launch operator must use a flight safety system. A launch operator...

  12. 14 CFR 417.301 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety System § 417.301 General... This subpart applies to any flight safety system that a launch operator...when a launch operator must use a flight safety system. A launch operator...

  13. Asbestos precautions If your work involves disturbing existing building materials, complete the asbes-

    E-print Network

    McLaughlin, Richard M.

    include Lockout Tagout, Occupational Noise Exposure, and R e s p i r a t o r y P r o t e c t i o n . F o r must comply with the occupational medical surveillance and safety training require- ments outlined

  14. Motorcycle Safety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Research & Activities Data & Statistics Policy Impact Distracted Driving Pedestrian Safety Get the Facts National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety Native American Road Safety Get the Facts Research & ...

  15. ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SAFETY COMMITTEE

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SAFETY COMMITTEE Chemical Hygiene Policy for Lab Safety Standards. Lab Hoods/Biological Safety Cabinets. ..............................................6 H. Medical .......................................................................................................8 APPENDICES APPENDIX A: GENERAL LAB INFORAMTION

  16. 14 CFR 417.309 - Flight safety system analysis.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Flight safety system analysis. 417.309 Section 417.309 ...TRANSPORTATION LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety System § 417.309 Flight safety system analysis. (a) General. (1) Each...

  17. 14 CFR 417.309 - Flight safety system analysis.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Flight safety system analysis. 417.309 Section 417.309 ...TRANSPORTATION LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety System § 417.309 Flight safety system analysis. (a) General. (1) Each...

  18. 14 CFR 417.309 - Flight safety system analysis.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Flight safety system analysis. 417.309 Section 417.309 ...TRANSPORTATION LICENSING LAUNCH SAFETY Flight Safety System § 417.309 Flight safety system analysis. (a) General. (1) Each...

  19. 49 CFR 385.11 - Notification of safety fitness determination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Notification of safety fitness determination. 385.11 Section 385...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.11 Notification of safety fitness determination. (a) The...

  20. 49 CFR 385.19 - Safety fitness information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Safety fitness information. 385.19 Section 385...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.19 Safety fitness information. (a) Final ratings...

  1. 49 CFR 385.9 - Determination of a safety rating.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.9 Determination...385.7 as computed under the Safety Fitness Rating Methodology set forth in appendix...consistent with that portion of the safety fitness standard set forth in §...

  2. 49 CFR 385.19 - Safety fitness information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Safety fitness information. 385.19 Section 385...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.19 Safety fitness information. (a) Final ratings...

  3. 49 CFR 385.11 - Notification of safety fitness determination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Notification of safety fitness determination. 385.11 Section 385...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.11 Notification of safety fitness determination. (a) The...

  4. 49 CFR 385.11 - Notification of safety fitness determination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Notification of safety fitness determination. 385.11 Section 385...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.11 Notification of safety fitness determination. (a) The...

  5. 49 CFR 385.9 - Determination of a safety rating.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.9 Determination...385.7 as computed under the Safety Fitness Rating Methodology set forth in appendix...consistent with that portion of the safety fitness standard set forth in §...

  6. 49 CFR 385.19 - Safety fitness information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Safety fitness information. 385.19 Section 385...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.19 Safety fitness information. (a) Final ratings...

  7. Nuclear-fuel-cycle education: Module 6. Criticality safety

    SciTech Connect

    Knief, R.

    1981-12-01

    This educational module on criticality safety has chapters devoted to: fundamentals of nuclear criticality safety, nuclear criticality safety experience base, tools for criticality evaluation, subcritical limits, regulation and related impacts, the general practice of nuclear criticality safety, and plant applications.

  8. CONSUMER ATTITUDES TOWARD ISSUES IN FOOD SAFETY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. S. BREWER; M. ROJAS

    2008-01-01

    ABSTRACT The objectives of this study were to evaluate consumer,attitudes regard- ing the safety of the food supply, relate food safety concern levels with groups of specific items, regulatory issues and prioritization of food safety funding areas, and to evaluate attitudes and behaviors toward specific food safety issues. As general level of concern with food safety increased, so did concern

  9. UNBC SAFETY CHECKLIST SAFETY CHECKLIST

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    -45 and Criminal Code section 217.1, WorkSafeBC Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (OHSR): 3 package http://www.unbc.ca/assets/safety/health__safety_assets/ employee_safety_orientation_dec_2011.pdf1 UNBC SAFETY CHECKLIST SAFETY CHECKLIST INSTRUCTIONS PAGE Please use the following table below

  10. SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY

    E-print Network

    Barrash, Warren

    ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY REPORT 2014 #12;2 Boise State University 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report From the Vice President for Campus Operations and General Counsel At Boise State University, we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff

  11. Lumen 200/ProTM 1 Table of Contents

    E-print Network

    Gardel, Margaret

    to all warnings, safety and operating instructions located either on the product or in this User's ManualLumen 200/ProTM 1 Table of Contents Important Safety Information Section 1 .................3 1.1 Important Safety Information. 5 1.2 Safety Precautions. 7 1.3 Shipping/Storage Precautions. 9 General

  12. Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Requirements for employers

    E-print Network

    Minnesota, University of

    Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Requirements for employers · Fallprotectionsandproperuseofrelated-safety equipmentsuchaslifelines,harness · Properuseofdangeroustools,thenecessaryprecautionstotake,andtheuseof theprotectiveandemergencyequipmentrequired. Safety Training and Education Safety Tip #18 Get smart. Use safety from the start. All

  13. Topical antimicrobials in combination with admission screening and barrier precautions to control endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an Intensive Care Unit

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ian M. Gould; Fiona M. MacKenzie; Graeme MacLennan; Diane Pacitti; Emma J. Watson; David W. Noble

    2007-01-01

    We aimed to establish whether screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and body decontamination upon admission to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in combination with barrier precautions, reduced rates of MRSA infection acquired on the unit. This was an interrupted time series study employing segmented regression analysis of data collected for all patients admitted to a 16-bed adult ICU over

  14. Environmental Health and Safety Assessment

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Environmental Health and Safety Assessment Program Manual 7/15/2013 #12;Environmental Health/26/2013. The most recent version of this document is available electronically at: http://sp.ehs.cornell.edu/env/general-environmental-management/environmental-health-and-safety.........................................................................................................................4 #12;Environmental Health and Safety Assessment Program Manual Approved by: (Barb English) Last

  15. SAFETY IN THE CHEMICAL LABORATORY.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    STEERE, NORMAN V.

    MONTHLY ARTICLES ON LABORATORY SAFETY THAT APPEARED IN THE "JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION" BETWEEN JANUARY 1964, AND JANUARY 1967, ARE COMBINED IN THIS MANUAL FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHEMISTRY TEACHERS. A GENERAL SECTION DEALS WITH (1) RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION, (2) SAFETY CONSIDERATION IN RESEARCH PROPOSALS, (3) A SAFETY

  16. Predictors of Intention To Take Precautions against AIDS among Black College Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tashakkori, Abbas; Thompson, Vaida D.

    This research explored the effects of a number of factors derived from extant intention-behavior models on a general behavioral intention to engage in protection against Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and a specific behavioral intention to use condoms as protection in vaginal sex. Data pertaining to beliefs, knowledge about AIDS, fear…

  17. Drug Safety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... over-the-counter drug. The FDA evaluates the safety of a drug by looking at Side effects ... clinical trials The FDA also monitors a drug's safety after approval. For you, drug safety means buying ...

  18. The impact of organizational climate on safety climate and individual behavior

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Neal; M. A Griffin; P. M Hart

    2000-01-01

    Relatively little previous research has investigated the meechanisms by which safety climate affects safety behavior. The current study examined the effects of general organizational climate on safety climate and safety performance. As expected, general organizational climate exerted a significant impact on safety climate, and safety climate in turn was related to self-reports of compliance with safety regulations and procedures as

  19. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    TO BE FOLLOWED IN CASE OF LEAK OR SPILL Evacuate area. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self HYGIENE MEASURES Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Section 9

  20. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    nonsparking tools. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber handling. EXPOSURE LIMITS, RTECS Country Source Type Value USA ACGIH TWA 400 PPM USA MSHA Standard-air TWA

  1. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. Wear disposable, RTECS Country Source Type Value USA ACGIH TWA 10 PPM Remarks: Skin USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 10 PPM (30

  2. BIOLOGICAL SAFETY TABLE OF CONTENTS

    E-print Network

    O'Toole, Alice J.

    ........................5 2.1 THE SEVEN BASIC RULES OF BIOSAFETY..................................5 2.2 PERSONAL HYGIENE...................................................9 2.12 UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS..............................................9 3.0 GLOVE USE

  3. Scary warnings and rational precautions: A review of the psychology of fear appeals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert A. C. Ruiter; Charles Abraham; Gerjo Kok

    2001-01-01

    Research into the effects of fear-arousal on precautionary motivation and action is reviewed. Current models do not adequately distinguish between emotional (i.e., fear arousal) and cognitive (i.e., threat perception) responses to fear appeals and, in general, are not well supported. Evidence suggesting that (i) coping appraisals are more powerful predictors of precautionary action than threat perception and that (ii) fear

  4. Developing a questionnaire for measuring safety climate in the workplace in Serbia.

    PubMed

    Milijic, Nenad; Mihajlovic, Ivan; Strbac, Nada; Zivkovic, Zivan

    2013-01-01

    This study was conducted because a real method for measuring safety climate had never been developed and assessed in Serbian industry. The aim of this paper was to start the process of developing a safety climate questionnaire that could be used in Serbia. As a starting point a 21-item questionnaire was adopted after an extensive literature review. The questionnaire was distributed at several Serbian factories; 1098 workers responded. After a statistical analysis of the data obtained with the questionnaire and a critical comparison with the available reference results, a final questionnaire with 21 questions, divided into 7 groups, was developed. The 7 groups of questions (factors) were safety awareness and competence, safety communication, organizational environment, management support, risk judgment and management reaction, safety precautions and accident prevention, and safety training. PMID:24321642

  5. Safety of implanted cardiac devices in an MRI environment.

    PubMed

    Ipek, Esra Gucuk; Nazarian, Saman

    2015-07-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has evolved into an essential diagnostic modality for the evaluation of various conditions. In line with the increase in MRI applications, the use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) is growing and many of the CEID recipients of today may require MRI examinations in the future. Traditionally, MRI examination of CIED recipients has been considered a contraindication. However, recent studies have provided strong evidence that MRI can safely be performed in selected patients with specific precautions. This review highlights the interactions of MRI with CIEDs, summarizes the literature, and outlines the Johns Hopkins Safety Protocol. PMID:26026996

  6. SIGMA-ALDRICH Material Safety Data Sheet

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    Measures PERSONAL PRECAUTION PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CASE OF LEAK OR SPILL Evacuate area and keep personnel upwind. Shut off leak if there is no risk. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection

  7. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    1.4 Section 1 - Product and Company Information Product Name POLY(VINYL ACETATE), SECONDARY STANDARD-exposed containers. Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Exercise appropriate precautions to minimize direct contact with skin or eyes and prevent inhalation of dust. METHODS

  8. SIGMA-ALDRICH Material Safety Data Sheet

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    - Accidental Release Measures PERSONAL PRECAUTION PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CASE OF LEAK OR SPILL Evacuate area. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators

  9. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    1.2 Section 1 - Product and Company Information Product Name POLYSTYRENE, SECONDARY STANDARD Product. Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Exercise appropriate precautions to minimize direct contact with skin or eyes and prevent inhalation of dust. METHODS FOR CLEANING

  10. HMSC Safety Committee Meeting December 9, 2010

    E-print Network

    and will be handling hazardous waste, lab safety, hazmat shipping and other general safety duties that Thea Smith hadHMSC Safety Committee Meeting December 9, 2010 Present: Dave Jacobson, Rick Brown, Jon Buzitis be able to integrate some safety/training issues with NOAA at HMSC, and the HMSC Community. ð Carol Cole

  11. Safety problems in fast breeder reactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1973-01-01

    The approach to safety analysis of nuclear reactors has generally been ; to start with high conservatism owing to insufficient knowledge of the answers to ; the safety problems and to gradually progress to a more realistic evaluation ; fully supported by experimental safety studies. In particular, safety analyses ; of the first few fast reactors to be built were

  12. LASER SAFETY MANUAL 2012 RICE UNIVERSITY 1

    E-print Network

    Natelson, Douglas

    LASER SAFETY MANUAL 2012 RICE UNIVERSITY 1 Rice University Laser Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety MS 123 P.O. Box 1892 Houston, TX 77251-1892 December 2012 #12;LASER SAFETY MANUAL 2012 RICE, and general procedures to aid those individuals working in the laser laboratory environment. It is intended

  13. Propeller Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    With over 412,000 members, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) continues to work for the issues that are important to its members. One area that they are very concerned with is providing educational materials and opportunities for those persons who would like to enter the aircraft maintenance field. They are continuingly updating their online collection of technical primers and general overviews. One particular noteworthy publication is their "Propeller Safety" manual. Within the document's 12 pages, visitors can learn the basics about working around the propeller, prop mechanics, and key maintenance matters. Along the way, interested parties will find helpful graphics, photographs, and visual aids that will help them identify various problem areas.

  14. Herbal Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In the past decade, there has been an increased interest in herbal medicines and treatments, both from the mainstream medical community and the general public. One need look no further than the cold drink section of the local supermarket to see the various herbal supplements that are prominently displayed on many drink labels. In an effort to provide critical evaluations of these various herbs and related products, the University of Texas at El Paso has created this important website in order to disseminate information about research findings related to herbal use and to provide these findings in both English and Spanish. There are a number of very helpful fact sheets presented here, including those that the deal with such commonly used medicinal herbs and plants, such as ginseng, chamomile, pumpkin seeds, and St. John's Wort. The Herbal Safety site also contains information on recent medical studies that examine the effectiveness of such medicinal treatments.

  15. Laboratory Safety Manual Office of Environment, Health and Safety

    E-print Network

    Jalali. Bahram

    are greatly reduced or eliminated when proper precautions and practices are observed in the laboratory Hygiene Plan 3. Laboratory Specific Standard Operating Procedures 4. Training Records 5. Inspection of chemical products handled in laboratories, it should not be assumed that the precautions and requirements

  16. Using the precaution adoption process model to describe a disaster preparedness intervention among low-income Latinos.

    PubMed

    Glik, Deborah C; Eisenman, David P; Zhou, Qiong; Tseng, Chi-Hong; Asch, Steven M

    2014-04-01

    Only 40-50% of households in the United States are currently disaster prepared. In this intervention study, respondent-driven sampling was used to select a sample (n = 187) of low income, Latino residents of Los Angeles County, randomly assigned into two treatment conditions: (i) household preparedness education received through 'promotora' (community health worker) led small group meetings, and (ii) household preparedness education received through print media. Weinstein's Precaution Adoption Process, a stage model appropriate for risk communication guided the intervention. Outcomes are conceptualized as stages of decision making linked to having disaster supplies and creating a family communication plan. Quantitative results showed a significant shift over time from awareness to action and maintenance stages for disaster communication plans and supplies in both study arms; however, the shift in stage for a communication plan for those in the 'platica' study arm was (P < 0.0001) than for those in the media arm. For changes in stage linked to disaster supplies, people in both media and 'platica' study arms improved at the same rate. Simple media-based communications may be sufficient to encourage disadvantaged households to obtain disaster supplies; however, adoption of the more complex disaster family communication requires interpersonal education. PMID:24399266

  17. Safety & Environment Unit Safety Contest

    E-print Network

    Maoz, Shahar

    for a disordered lab Orderly laboratory 40 positive points for each safety initiative Initiatives implementationAwards Safety & Environment Unit Safety Contest & We hope that this contest will improve the awareness and the safety of all WIS personnel. First prize Second prize Third prize $5000 $3000 $2000 Dear

  18. Conceptual Design and Resources for a General-Purpose Safety and Performance Verification and Validation Toolkit (V2T) for Life-Critical Wireless Medical Device Networks (WMDN)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elliot B. Sloane; Rick Schrenker

    2005-01-01

    Wireless medical device network (WMDN) deployment is occurring to facilitate ambulatory patient care, increase safer and more intelligent diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, and improve flexible patient bed configuration that matches census requirements. Patient safety risks exist from delayed or lost WMDN alarm and data streams, however, and non-proprietary verification and validation (V2) techniques do not exist. Single-vendor and heterogeneous multi-vendor

  19. KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE OF STANDARD AND TRANSMISSION-BASED PRECAUTIONS OF DOCTORS AND NURSES IN TERTIARY AND SECONDARY HEALTH CARE SETTINGS OF MALDIVES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nazeera Najeeb; Surasak Taneepanichsakul

    2008-01-01

    Compliance with infection control practices relating to health care associated infections is a major public health concern. The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice of standard and transmission-based precautions among doctors and nurses in secondary and tertiary health care settings of Maldives. This was a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2008. A self-administered

  20. Mercury contamination study for flight system safety

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gorzynski, C. S., Jr.; Maycock, J. N.

    1972-01-01

    The effects and prevention of possible mercury pollution from the failure of solar electric propulsion spacecraft using mercury propellant were studied from tankage loading of post launch trajector injection. During preflight operations and initial flight mode there is little danger of mercury pollution if proper safety precautions are taken. Any spillage on the loading, mating, transportation, or launch pad areas is obvious and can be removed by vacuum cleaning soil and chemical fixing. Mercury spilled on Cape Kennedy ground soil will be chemically complexed and retained by the sandstone subsoil. A cover layer of sand or gravel on spilled mercury which has settled to the bottom of a water body adjacent to the system operation will control and eliminate the formation of toxic organic mercurials. Mercury released into the earth's atmosphere through leakage of a fireball will be diffused to low concentration levels. However, gas phase reactions of mercury with ozone could cause a local ozone depletion and result in serious ecological hazards.

  1. 16 CFR 1031.3 - Consumer Product Safety Act amendments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. 1031.3 ...Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...Policies § 1031.3 Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. The...

  2. 16 CFR 1031.3 - Consumer Product Safety Act amendments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. 1031.3 ...Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...Policies § 1031.3 Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. The...

  3. 16 CFR 1031.3 - Consumer Product Safety Act amendments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. 1031.3 ...Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...Policies § 1031.3 Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. The...

  4. 16 CFR 1031.3 - Consumer Product Safety Act amendments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. 1031.3 ...Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...Policies § 1031.3 Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. The...

  5. 16 CFR 1031.3 - Consumer Product Safety Act amendments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. 1031.3 ...Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...Policies § 1031.3 Consumer Product Safety Act amendments. The...

  6. 14 CFR 34.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Aircraft safety. 34.6 Section 34.6 ...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT FUEL VENTING AND EXHAUST EMISSION...General Provisions § 34.6 Aircraft safety. (a) The provisions...

  7. 14 CFR 34.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Aircraft safety. 34.6 Section 34.6 ...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT FUEL VENTING AND EXHAUST EMISSION...General Provisions § 34.6 Aircraft safety. (a) The provisions...

  8. 14 CFR 34.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Aircraft safety. 34.6 Section 34.6 ...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT FUEL VENTING AND EXHAUST EMISSION...General Provisions § 34.6 Aircraft safety. (a) The provisions...

  9. 14 CFR 34.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Aircraft safety. 34.6 Section 34.6 ...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT FUEL VENTING AND EXHAUST EMISSION...General Provisions § 34.6 Aircraft safety. (a) The provisions...

  10. 14 CFR 34.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Aircraft safety. 34.6 Section 34.6 ...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT FUEL VENTING AND EXHAUST EMISSION...General Provisions § 34.6 Aircraft safety. (a) The provisions...

  11. Food safety

    MedlinePLUS

    Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to prevent contamination and ... Poor food safety practices can cause infection from a foodborne illness. Symptoms of foodborne illnesses vary, but they usually include ...

  12. Safety Rules

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

    2004-01-01

    Safety is an important part of a science lesson or activity. This safety material is part of a series of hands-on science activities designed to arouse student interest. Sixteen rules reinforce common safety concerns for science classrooms. Among the safety rules are the recommendations that teachers practice demonstrations before presenting them, make proper eyewear and shields available, use customary disposal techniques, and possess a thorough knowledge of the chemical reactions being used. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

  13. National Safety Council

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Introduction Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Consulting Employee Perception Surveys Research Navigator Journey to Safety Excellence Join ... Safety Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Consulting Employee Perception Surveys Research NSC Navigator Journey to Safety Excellence ...

  14. Home and Recreational Safety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Introduction Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Consulting Employee Perception Surveys Research Navigator Journey to Safety Excellence Join ... Safety Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Consulting Employee Perception Surveys Research NSC Navigator Journey to Safety Excellence ...

  15. Safety teams

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph R. Muscatello; Brian P. Heshizer

    2002-01-01

    Background: Safety teams have become a popular means to recognize and prevent injuries in the workplace. In fact, organizations, such as OSHA, NIOSH, NIEHS, DOE, and the Ohio BWC, not only encourage safety teams, but have implemented them in their organizations. However, safety teams may not be legal as defined by NLRB Act Sections 2(5) and 8(a)(2). Objective: To determine

  16. This SOP does not necessarily cover all possible hazards associated with the machine and should be used in conjunction with other references. It is designed to be used as an adjunct to teaching Safety Procedures and to act as a reminder to users prior to

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    . OPERATING HAZARDS Metal Cutting Fluids Cancer of the skin may be produced by continuous contact with oil. Engineering Dept. H.-J. Steinmetz - 1 - SAFETY OPERATING PROCEDURES Conventional Lathe - Weiler DO NOT use; particularly with straight cutting oils, but also with soluble oils. The following precautions should be taken

  17. This SOP does not necessarily cover all possible hazards associated with the machine and should be used in conjunction with other references. It is designed to be used as an adjunct to teaching Safety Procedures and to act as a reminder to users prior to

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    . OPERATING HAZARDS Metal Cutting Fluids Cancer of the skin may be produced by continuous contact with oil. Engineering Dept. H.-J. Steinmetz - 1 - SAFETY OPERATING PROCEDURES Conventional Lathe - Colchester DO NOT use; particularly with straight cutting oils, but also with soluble oils. The following precautions should be taken

  18. Safety in the Chemical Laboratory. Safety in the Laboratory: Are We Making Any Progress?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McKusick, Blaine C.

    1987-01-01

    Reviews trends in laboratory safety found in both industrial and academic situations. Reports that large industrial labs generally have excellent safety programs but that, although there have been improvements, academia still lags behind industry in safety. Includes recommendations for improving lab safety. (ML)

  19. Chapter 13 Employee Health and Safety 13.01 Safety Policy and Accident Reporting

    E-print Network

    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Sheets. If a supervisor observes an employee engaging in an unsafe practice, she/he must instructChapter 13 Employee Health and Safety 13.01 Safety Policy and Accident Reporting General Safety The safety of every student, visitor, and employee is a primary consideration in every University activity

  20. 49 CFR 385.7 - Factors to be considered in determining a safety rating.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.7 Factors to be considered... The factors to be considered in determining the safety fitness and assigning a safety rating include information from...

  1. Tourniquets: Uses and Precautions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter CA Kam

    2002-01-01

    Modern pneumatic tourniquets consist of three basic components: a cuff wrapped around a patient's limb and then inflated, a compressed gas source, and a mechanism with a pressure gauge to maintain the desired cuff pressure (Figure 1).Arterial tourniquets are used to reduce blood loss and provide better operative conditions during extremity surgery. Tourniquets are also used to prevent systemic toxicity

  2. Tourniquet uses and precautions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Almas L. Khan; Andrew Gray

    2011-01-01

    Tourniquets have been used for centuries to control bleeding on the battlefield. Their use in the operating theatre helps provide a bloodless field in order to make surgery safer and more accurate. However, their duration of use should be minimized and care should be taken in order to reduce complication risk. Relative contraindications for tourniquet use include: extreme hypertension; reamed

  3. NOTE: Required questions apply to all laboratories. Optional questions, indicated with "N", are dependent on the PI's safety profile.

    E-print Network

    Shull, Kenneth R.

    GENERAL SAFETY INTERVIEW GENERAL SAFETY INTERVIEW D E F G H I Lab personnel using or storing hazardous", are dependent on the PI's safety profile. Date: 09/09/2013 Page:1 Template -Laboratory Annual Review Questions Northwestern University . Office for Research . Office for Research Safety GENERAL SAFETY INTERVIEW GENERAL

  4. Science & Safety: Making the Connection.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Council of State Science Supervisors, VA.

    This document provides information on the most commonly asked science safety questions by science teachers primarily at the secondary school level. Topics include the legal responsibilities of a science teacher, a general safety checklist, proper labeling and storing of chemicals, purchasing of new chemicals and disposing of old chemicals, a…

  5. Aug 2012 / RL SCIENCE SAFETY

    E-print Network

    Harman, Neal.A.

    .2 Some Specific Cylinder Gases 27 20.3 Compressed Air 28 21 Reduced Pressure Systems 29 22 High Pressure Safety and Responsibilities 10 8 The Risk Assessment Form 11 9 Issue and Storage of Dangerous Chemicals 18 General Safety Consideration 15 19 Chemical Hazards: 17 19.1 Labelling 17 19.2 Handling, Storage

  6. Work design and patient safety

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Carayon; C. J. Alvarado; A. Schoofs Hundt

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the linkages between work design and patient safety. The focus is on nursing work; however, many of the concepts and methods are equally applicable to other healthcare professions. Work design relies on a large body of knowledge, including ergonomics, job stress and job\\/organizational design. First, a general framework of work design and patient safety is proposed. The

  7. Patient Safety in Clinical Trials

    Cancer.gov

    Information for patients, their families and friends, and the general public about how the rights and safety of people who take part in clinical trials are protected. Learn about informed consent, institutional review boards (IRB's), and how trials are closely monitored for safety.

  8. Survey Date: Laboratory Safety Checklist

    E-print Network

    Borenstein, Elhanan

    , or fumes adequately captured by local ventilation (hoods, snorkel)? General25 Have all active fume hoods passed a performance test within the past two years? General26 Are fume hoods kept uncluttered safety manual posted? General8 Hazard Communication Has the lab's chemical inventory been reviewed

  9. Space nuclear safety program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bronisz, S. E.

    1983-11-01

    Ongoing activities in preparation for tests to determine the response of partial general purpose heat source modules to nominal calculated environment of an orbital decay impact are reported. Topics cover simulation of reentry ablation, safety verification tests, temperature calibration, the five watt system, and compatibility. Solid propellant fire, seawater immersion, capsule surface contamination, helium release, and data acquisition are also considered.

  10. Space Nuclear Safety Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    George, T. G.

    1985-10-01

    This technical monthly report covers studies related to the use of (238) PuO2 in radioisotope power systems carried out for the Office of Special Nuclear Projects of the US Department of Energy by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Covered are: general-purpose heat source testing and recovery, and safety technology program (biaxial testing, iridium chemistry).

  11. Fire Safety Training Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Montgomery County Dept. of Fire and Rescue Services, Rockville, MD. Div. of Fire Prevention.

    Designed for a community fire education effort, particularly in which local volunteers present general information on fire safety to their fellow citizens, this workbook contains nine lessons. Included are an overview of the household fire problem; instruction in basic chemistry and physics of fire, flammable liquids, portable fire extinguishers,…

  12. Centrifuges Biological Safety

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Centrifuges Biological Safety General Biosafety Practices (GBP) Why You Should Care Centrifuges use centrifuges go fast enough to pose dangers. Mechanical hazards can include stress to the rotor metal, fatigue, that lead to accidents involving centrifuges. Hazardous materials can include biologicals and chemicals

  13. _____________________________ Environment, Health, & Safety _________ __________________ Training Program

    E-print Network

    Eisen, Michael

    11/22/2011 _____________________________ Environment, Health, & Safety _________ __________________ Training Program EHS 260 Basic Electrical Hazards and Mitigations Course Syllabus Subject Category: General works with or around electrical equipment without qualified electrical worker status

  14. Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Personal fall-protection systems include a body harness (safe-

    E-print Network

    Minnesota, University of

    - cil Injury Facts 2004, the average worker-compensation cost of a fall-related injury is $18, 502, 503 Subpart M, App E: Fall protection (construc- tion industry) Links: Occupational Safety and Health Administration www.osha.gov Construction Safety Council www.buildsafe.org Associated General

  15. 46 CFR 129.220 - Basic safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS General Requirements...220 Basic safety. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) Electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  16. 46 CFR 129.220 - Basic safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS General Requirements...220 Basic safety. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) Electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  17. 46 CFR 129.220 - Basic safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS General Requirements...220 Basic safety. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) Electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  18. 46 CFR 129.220 - Basic safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS General Requirements...220 Basic safety. (a) Electrical equipment and installations...improper connection. (d) Electrical equipment and circuits must be clearly marked...

  19. Fire Safety Policy The College is a responsible employer that takes its fire safety duties seriously. For that1.1.

    E-print Network

    Henderson, Gideon

    Fire Safety Policy 1. General The College is a responsible employer that takes its fire safety legal obligations to staff and visitors under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (The Order in respect of fire safety management This fire safety policy also forms part of the College's general health

  20. Lab Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into laboratory safety, and covers interacting with the lab environment and a new lab partner. Topics covered include proper dress, housekeeping, safety equipment, mixing, fire safety, and spills. When the module is completed, visitors will be able to demonstrate proper lab safety techniques.

  1. Mental Health Care for Low-Income Minority Populations in General Health Safety Net Care Systems: A Need for Social Work Clinical Trial Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kathleen Ell; Pey-Jiuan Lee; Bin Xie

    Abstract We identify the rapidly changing health care system as the backdrop and impetus for significant advances in the delivery of behavioral, psychosocial and mental health care within the general health care sector. Accompanying,this significant change is the demand,that this care be evidence-based as well as cost-effective, costneutral or of relatively modest cost; while complicating this change is growing diversity

  2. HEALTH, SAFETY & INTRODUCTION

    E-print Network

    Sussex, University of

    reporting · DSE Assessments · Risk Assessments · Electrical Safety #12;HEALTH, SAFETY & WELLBEING POLICYHEALTH, SAFETY & WELLBEING NEW STAFF INDUCTION #12;INTRODUCTION · University Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy · The role of the Health & Safety Office · School/Unit Health & Safety Management

  3. Results of formal benchmarking electrical safety

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. B. McClung

    2001-01-01

    All of general industry in the United States of America, represented by the participants in the IEEE-IAS-PCIC, is regulated by the federal government to have an electrical safety program. The Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's documents that drive the electrical safety of employees in the workplace is written in performance language. Companies trying to conform are having

  4. Laboratory Safety Survey Sec. Area of Interest

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    Laboratory Safety Survey Room: PI: Date: Sec. Area of Interest A General Lab Safety Y N N/A COS 1? MSDS Available? 4 Do lab personnel know location of safety plan? 5 Is there disinfectant Biohazard signs properly posted? 2 Radiation signs properly posted? 3 Do lab personnel know MSDS location

  5. 40 CFR 87.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Aircraft safety. 87.6 Section 87.6...General Provisions § 87.6 Aircraft safety. The provisions of this...without creating a hazard to aircraft safety. [77 FR 36381, June...

  6. 40 CFR 87.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Aircraft safety. 87.6 Section 87.6...General Provisions § 87.6 Aircraft safety. The provisions of this...without creating a hazard to aircraft safety. [77 FR 36381, June...

  7. Safety issues

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rohal, R.

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of the NASA safety review process is to make sure that any system hazards that can endanger the manned flight system are precluded. The systems that address manned flight in a payload safety review process are discussed. The types of basic hazards that are normally addressed on any of the payloads are: contamination, electrical shock, explosions, radiation, and temperature extremes.

  8. Lab Safety.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    West, Sandra S.

    1991-01-01

    In response to the Texas Hazardous Communication Act (THCA) of 1986 which raised many new health and liability issues regarding students in science laboratories, a laboratory safety survey was generated for use in evaluating laboratory safety. This article contains the easy-to-use survey. (ZWH)

  9. ATV Safety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... for Parents for Kids for Teens Teens Home Body Mind Sexual Health Food & Fitness Diseases & Conditions Infections Q&A School & Jobs Drugs & Alcohol Staying Safe Recipes En Español ... to Body Image ATV Safety KidsHealth > Teens > Staying Safe > Safety ...

  10. Safety Systems

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Halligan, Tom

    2009-01-01

    Colleges across the country are rising to the task by implementing safety programs, response strategies, and technologies intended to create a secure environment for teachers and students. Whether it is preparing and responding to a natural disaster, health emergency, or act of violence, more schools are making campus safety a top priority. At…

  11. Applications and safety data

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Berlangieri, N. J.

    1978-01-01

    A general overview of activities involving lithium batteries, which shows the various applications and data that were performed for numerous industry and government sponsors is presented. Brief discussions on electrochemical criteria selection, and typical storage and performance data obtained from three systems being developed are presented. Current safety work being done on high-rate, D, SO2 cells is also discussed. Three chemistries were developed and are discussed: lithium vanadium pentoxide, lithium sulfur dioxide, and lithium thionyl chloride. Storage, performance and safety data are graphically presented.

  12. Software safety

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leveson, Nancy

    1987-01-01

    Software safety and its relationship to other qualities are discussed. It is shown that standard reliability and fault tolerance techniques will not solve the safety problem for the present. A new attitude requires: looking at what you do NOT want software to do along with what you want it to do; and assuming things will go wrong. New procedures and changes to entire software development process are necessary: special software safety analysis techniques are needed; and design techniques, especially eliminating complexity, can be very helpful.

  13. Millwright Apprenticeship. Related Training Modules. 1.1-1.8 Safety.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.

    This packet, part of the instructional materials for the Oregon apprenticeship program for millwright training, contains eight modules covering safety. The modules provide information on the following topics: general safety, hand tool safety, power tool safety, fire safety, hygiene, safety and electricity, types of fire and fire prevention, and…

  14. System safety education focused on flight safety

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holt, E.

    1971-01-01

    The measures necessary for achieving higher levels of system safety are analyzed with an eye toward maintaining the combat capability of the Air Force. Several education courses were provided for personnel involved in safety management. Data include: (1) Flight Safety Officer Course, (2) Advanced Safety Program Management, (3) Fundamentals of System Safety, and (4) Quantitative Methods of Safety Analysis.

  15. Toolbox Safety Talk Golf Cart Safety

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    equipment, pedestrian aisles, doorways, intersections, or the normal traffic flow. #12;Toolbox Safety TalkToolbox Safety Talk Golf Cart Safety Environmental Health & Safety Facilities Safety & Health to Environmental Health & Safety for recordkeeping. Golf carts are utilized on campus for groundskeepers

  16. LASER SAFETY POLICY MANUAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

    E-print Network

    Houston, Paul L.

    LASER SAFETY POLICY MANUAL ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICE OF RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY and GEORGIA TECH LASER SAFETY COMMITTEE July 1, 2010 Revised July 31, 2012 #12;Laser Safety Program 1-1 #12;Laser Safety Policy Manual TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. POLICY AND SCOPE

  17. Water Safety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... best measure of protection. Back Continue Making Kids Water Wise It's important to teach your kids proper ... the pool is not in use. Back Continue Water Safety Outdoors First, teach kids never to swim ...

  18. Safety Tips.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nagel, Miriam C., Ed.

    1984-01-01

    Outlines a cooperative effort in Iowa to eliminate dangerous or unwanted chemicals from school science storerooms. Also reviews the Council of State Science Supervisor's safety program and discusses how to prevent cuts and punctures from jagged glass tubing. (JN)

  19. Aerospace Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents materials on aerospace safety. Topics include hazard communications, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, fall protection, PPE, firefighting and bloodborne pathogens.

  20. First Aid and Safety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... First-Aid Kit Food Safety for Your Family Gun Safety Halloween Candy Hints Household Safety Checklists Household ... Climbing, and Grabbing Household Safety: Preventing Injuries From Firearms Household Safety: Preventing Injuries in the Crib Household ...

  1. Safety, Security & Fire Report

    E-print Network

    Straight, Aaron

    2013 Safety, Security & Fire Report Stanford University #12;Table of Contents Public Safety About the Stanford University Department of Public Safety Community Outreach & Education Programs Emergency Access Transportation Safety Bicycle Safety The Jeanne Clery and Higher Education Act Timely Warning

  2. 16 CFR 1201.3 - General requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURAL GLAZING MATERIALS The Standard § 1201.3 General...accordance with § 1201.5. (b) Glazing materials used in architectural products not listed in § 1201.1(a) are not subject...

  3. 16 CFR 1201.3 - General requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURAL GLAZING MATERIALS The Standard § 1201.3 General...accordance with § 1201.5. (b) Glazing materials used in architectural products not listed in § 1201.1(a) are not subject...

  4. 49 CFR 390.3 - General applicability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Transportation 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false General applicability. 390.3 Section 390.3 Transportation...REGULATIONS FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL General Applicability and Definitions § 390.3...

  5. 49 CFR 390.3 - General applicability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Transportation 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false General applicability. 390.3 Section 390.3 Transportation...REGULATIONS FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL General Applicability and Definitions § 390.3...

  6. A correlation among safety leadership, safety climate and safety performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tsung-Chih Wu; Chi-Hsiang Chen; Chin-Chung Li

    2008-01-01

    There has not been much consensus on the causality of safety climates in the past 25 years. Moreover, there is an overall lack of models specifying the relationship among safety leadership, safety climate and safety performance. On the grounds of social system theory, this study has investigated the potential correlation among them. Self-administered questionnaires that included a safety leadership scale,

  7. Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Teacher Preparation Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

    This guide contains detailed descriptions of four university courses designed to give basic driver and traffic safety education preparation to prospective driver education teachers. The basic courses are as follows: Safety Education (general safety education concepts with emphasis on nontraffic areas); Driver and Traffic Safety Education I…

  8. 49 CFR 385.9 - Determination of a safety rating.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.9 Determination...385.7 as computed under the Safety Fitness Rating Methodology set forth in appendix...carrier are consistent with the safety fitness standard set forth in § 385.5,...

  9. 49 CFR 385.9 - Determination of a safety rating.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.9 Determination...385.7 as computed under the Safety Fitness Rating Methodology set forth in appendix...carrier are consistent with the safety fitness standard set forth in § 385.5,...

  10. 49 CFR 385.9 - Determination of a safety rating.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY FITNESS PROCEDURES General § 385.9 Determination...385.7 as computed under the Safety Fitness Rating Methodology set forth in appendix...carrier are consistent with the safety fitness standard set forth in § 385.5,...

  11. Plant air systems safety study: Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1982-05-01

    The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Air System facilities and operations are reviewed for potential safety problems not covered by standard industrial safety procedures. Information is presented under the following section headings: facility and process description (general); air plant equipment; air distribution system; safety systems; accident analysis; plant air system safety overview; and conclusion. (JGB)

  12. Safety NoteUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    E-print Network

    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    AND SAFETY Safety Note #8 GENERAL TRACTOR SAFETY It has been estimated by the National Safety Council that 460 people died from tractor injuries during 1990. Typically, 75% of tractor deaths involve the driver. About 50% of the mortalities are due to tractor overturns and 25% are due to runovers. Pre

  13. UNBC SAFETY CHECKLIST SAFETY CHECKLIST

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Health & Safety Regulations (OHSR): 3.12 & 3.13 ­Workers Right to Refuse Unsafe Work, 3.23 ­ Young or New Worker Orientation, 4.20.1 ­ Working Alone or in Isolation; 4.46 ­ Ergonomic Requirements. Please contact

  14. Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution Safety. Module SH-40. Safety and Health.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.

    This student module on electrical power transmission and distribution safety is one of 50 modules concerned with job safety and health. This module focuses on some of the general safety rules, techniques, and procedures that are essential in establishing a safe environment for the electrical power transmission worker. Following the introduction,…

  15. The Life Safety Program Criteria Excerpt from Life Safety Funding Project Eligibility Criteria, dated 3/90.

    E-print Network

    The Life Safety Program Criteria Excerpt from Life Safety Funding Project Eligibility Criteria, dated 3/90. Projects eligible for Life Safety Funding should generally meet all of the following be a continuation of an existing operation or line of research. 4. Any Life Safety project must be the best life

  16. Fire safety applications for spacecraft

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Friedman, Robert; Olson, Sandra L.

    1989-01-01

    Fire safety for spacecraft is reviewed by first describing current practices, many of which are adapted directly from aircraft. Then, current analyses and experimental knowledge in low-gravity combustion, with implications for fire safety are discussed. In orbiting spacecraft, the detection and suppression of flames are strongly affected by the large reduction in buoyant flows under low gravity. Generally, combustion intensity is reduced in low gravity. There are some notable exceptions, however, one example being the strong enhancement of flames by low-velocity ventilation flows in space. Finally, the future requirements in fire safety, particularly the needs of long-duration space stations in fire prevention, detection, extinguishment, and atmospheric control are examined. The goal of spacecraft fire-safety investigations is the establishment of trade-offs that promote maximum safety without hampering the useful human and scientific activities in space.

  17. 49 CFR 229.137 - Sanitation, general requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Sanitation, general requirements. 229...TRANSPORTATION RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE SAFETY STANDARDS Safety Requirements Cabs and Cab Equipment § 229.137 Sanitation, general requirements....

  18. NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established by Congress after the Apollo spacecraft fire in January 1967, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) is an independent group of experts tasked with advising "the NASA Administrator and Congress on all safety-related issues -- design, development, manufacturing, flight preparation, and missions operations -- concerning NASA's human space flight programs." The ASAP homepage features the text of previous annual reports and general information about the Panel and its activities.

  19. Safety Considerations in Nuclear Operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeff W. Eerkens

    \\u000a While some aspects of reactor safety procedures were already discussed in Section 6.1, here we give a more general review\\u000a of safety measures that have been instituted for reactor and nuclear fuel handling operations. We start with discussing the\\u000a nature of nuclear radiation and its effects on man and bio-matter. Next we consider radiation dose measurements and tolerable\\u000a exposure levels,

  20. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    Evacuate area. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots TWA 5 PPM Remarks: Skin USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 5 PPM (22 MG/M3) USA OSHA. PEL 8H TWA 5 PPM (22 MG

  1. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS Standard-air Ceiling co5 MG(MN)/M3 USA OSHA. PEL CL 5 MG(MN)/M3 New Zealand OEL Remarks: check ACGIH TLV

  2. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    . Shut off all sources of ignition. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear respirator, chemical ACGIH TWA 100 PPM STEL 125 PPM USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 100 PPM (435 MG/M3) USA OSHA. PEL 8H TWA 100

  3. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    . PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy Value USA ACGIH STEL 300 PPM USA ACGIH TWA 200 PPM USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 200 PPM (590 MG/M3) USA

  4. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    Evacuate area. PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots USA ACGIH TWA 10 PPM USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 10 PPM (25 MG/M3) USA OSHA. PEL 8H TWA 10 PPM (25 MG/M3

  5. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS, RTECS Country Source Type Value USA ACGIH TWA 0.05 MG(CR)/M3 USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 0.5 MG(CR)/M3 USA

  6. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    . PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy ACGIH TWA 1 PPM Remarks: Skin USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 5 PPM (35 MG/M3) (SKIN) USA OSHA. PEL 8H TWA 5

  7. SIGMA-ALDRICH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

    E-print Network

    Choi, Kyu Yong

    . PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy Country Source Type Value USA ACGIH TWA 5 PPM Remarks: Skin USA MSHA Standard-air TWA 5 PPM (19 MG/M3

  8. General Education GENERAL EDUCATION

    E-print Network

    Bolding, M. Chad

    34 General Education 34 GENERAL EDUCATION An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a curriculum occurs after May 15, 2005, must fulfill the general education requirements in effect at that time in curricular or general education requirements shall be considered under the curriculum year change

  9. General Education GENERAL EDUCATION

    E-print Network

    Stuart, Steven J.

    35 General Education GENERAL EDUCATION An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a curriculum occurs after May 15, 2005, must fulfill the general education requirements in effect at that time in curricular or general education requirements shall be considered under the curriculum year change

  10. General Education GENERAL EDUCATION

    E-print Network

    Stuart, Steven J.

    36 General Education GENERAL EDUCATION An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a curriculum occurs after May 15, 2005, must fulfill the general education requirements in effect at that time in curricular or general education requirements shall be considered under the curriculum year change

  11. General Education GENERAL EDUCATION

    E-print Network

    Stuart, Steven J.

    37 General Education GENERAL EDUCATION An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a curriculum occurs after May 15, 2005, must fulfill the general education requirements in effect at that time in curricular or general education requirements shall be considered under the curriculum year change

  12. Operation GUARDIAN onsite radiological safety report, October 1980-September 1981

    SciTech Connect

    Mullen, O.W.; Eubank, B.F.

    1983-02-01

    GUARDIAN was the name assigned to the series of underground nuclear experiments conducted at the Nevada Test Site from October 1, 1980 to September 30, 1981. Remote radiation measurements were taken during and after each nuclear experiment by a telemetry system. Monitors with portable radiation detection intruments surveyed reentry routes into ground zeroes before other planned entries were made. Continuous surveillance was provided while personnel were in radiation areas and appropriate precautions were taken to protect persons from unnecessary exposure to radiation and toxic gases. Protective clothing and equipment were issued as needed. Complete radiological safety and industrial hygiene coverage was provided during drilling and mineback operations. Telemetered and portable radiation detector measurements are listed. Detection instrumentation used is described and specific operational procedures are defined.

  13. Operation Phalanx onsite radiological safety report, October 1982-September 1983

    SciTech Connect

    Mullen, O.W.; Eubank, B.F.

    1984-06-01

    Phalanx was the name assigned to the series of underground nuclear experiments conducted at the Nevada Test Site from October 1, 1982 through September 30, 1983. Remote radiation measurements were taken during and after each nuclear experiment by a telemetry system. Monitors with portable radiation detection instruments surveyed reentry routes into ground zeros before other planned entries were made. Continuous surveillance was provided while personnel were in radiation areas and appropriate precautions were taken to protect persons from unnecessary exposure to radiation and toxic gases. Protective clothing and equipment were issued as needed. Complete radiological safety and industrial hygiene coverage was provided during drilling and mineback operations. Telemetered and portable radiation detector measurements are listed. Detection instrumentation used is described and specific operational procedures are defined.

  14. Operation Praetorian onsite radiological safety report, October 1981-September 1982

    SciTech Connect

    Mullen, O.W.; Eubank, B.F.

    1983-09-01

    PRAETORIAN was the name assigned to the series of underground nuclear experiments conducted at the Nevada Test Site from October 1, 1981 through September 30, 1982. Remote radiation measurements were taken during and after each nuclear experiment by a telemetry system. Monitors with portable radiation detection instruments surveyed reentry routes into ground zeros before other planned entries were made. Continuous surveillance was provided while personnel were in radiation areas and appropriate precautions were taken to protect persons from unnecessary exposure to radiation and toxic gases. Protective clothing and equipment were issued as needed. Complete radiological safety and industrial hygiene coverage was provided during drilling and mineback operations. Telemetered and portable radiation detector measurements are listed. Detection instrumentation used is described and specific operational procedures are defined.

  15. Operation QUICKSILVER. Onsite radiological safety report, October 1978-September 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Mullen, O.W.; Eubank, B.F.

    1980-02-01

    QUICKSILVER was the name assigned to the series of underground nuclear experiments conducted at the Nevada Test Site from October 1, 1978 to September 30, 1979. Remote radiation measurements were taken during and after each nuclear experiment by a telemetry system. Monitors with portable radiation detection instruments surveyed reentry routes into ground zeroes before other planned entries were made. Continuous surveillance was provided while personnel were in radiation areas and appropriate precautions were taken to protect persons from unnecessary exposure to radiation and toxic gases. Protective clothing and equipment were issued as needed. Complete radiological safety and industrial hygiene coverage was provided during drilling and mineback operations. Telemetered and portable radiation detector measurements are listed. Detection instrumentation used is described and specific optional procedures are defined.

  16. Ensuring healthcare worker safety when handling hazardous drugs.

    PubMed

    2015-05-01

    Hazardous drugs (HDs) are chemicals that demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics: carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, teratogenicity, reproductive toxicity, or organ toxicity (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH], 2004). Healthcare workers (HCWs) potentially are exposed to HDs in the workplace during drug preparation, administration, and disposal and when handling patients' excreta following treatment with these drugs. More than 100 studies since 1994 have documented evidence of contamination of the work environment with HDs, which increases the potential for exposure of nurses, pharmacists, and other HCWs when these agents are handled without appropriate precautions. More than 50 studies have demonstrated the presence of HDs in the urine of HCWs, indicating actual exposure. Occupational exposure to HDs has been associated with acute symptoms (e.g., nasal sores, hair loss), adverse reproductive outcomes (e.g., infertility, miscarriages), genetic changes (e.g., DNA damage), and an increased occurrence of cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). ?. PMID:25901373

  17. Science Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Vu, Michael

    Created by specialists at the Baylor College of Medicine's BioEd Online team, the Science Safety site brings together videos, pamphlets, and other instructional resources designed to help students and educators learn about lab safety. The site contains three key videos: "Tools and Equipment of Science," "Using a Bright Field Light Microscope," and "Using a Micropipettor." Demonstrators include scientists and teachers from around Texas and the tone of the films is erudite, age-appropriate, and accessible. Additionally, the site includes links to Lesson Demonstrations, which address subjects such as ecology, forces and motion, and microorganisms.

  18. Safety Awards 

    E-print Network

    Unknown

    2011-08-17

    A RECONEENDED SAFETY PROGRAN FOR THE MABRY FOUNDRY AND NACHINE CONPANY AND IRON CASTINSS INCORPORATED OF BEAUNONT, TEXAS Edward Naz'shall Begnaud Appz'oved as to style and content by: n o osa ee n v sos') LfBRARY, A 4 M COLLEGE OF Texgt A... RECOMMENDED SAFETY PROGRAM FOR THE MABRY FOUNDRY AND MACHINE COMPANY AND IRON CASTINGS INCORPORATED OF BEAUMONT, TNXAS Edward Marshall Bsgnaud ll I Submitted to ths Graduate School of the Agricultuxal and. Mechanical College of Texas in Partial...

  19. ATV Safety

    E-print Network

    Smith, David

    2004-09-16

    , Extension Safety Program The Texas A&M University System Source: All-Terrain Vehicle 2001 Injury and Exposure Studies. Consumer Product Safety Commission. January 2003. Causes of Injuries and Fatalities ATV accidents are rarely caused by design flaws. Most... at a sharp angle to cross a gully, plac- ing the vehicle in a severe side lean. Blood analysis showed significant levels of both amphetamine and cannabinoid, and a bag of a suspected controlled sub- stance was found on the body. Source: Wyoming FACE...

  20. Laboratory testing in management of patients with suspected Ebolavirus disease: infection control and safety.

    PubMed

    Gilbert, G L

    2015-08-01

    If routine laboratory safety precautions are followed, the risk of laboratory-acquired infection from handling specimens from patients with Ebolavirus disease (EVD) is very low, especially in the early 'dry' stage of disease. In Australia, border screening to identify travellers returning from EVD-affected west African countries during the 2014-2015 outbreak has made it unlikely that specimens from patients with unrecognised EVD would be sent to a routine diagnostic laboratory. Australian public health and diagnostic laboratories associated with hospitals designated for the care of patients with EVD have developed stringent safety precautions for EVD diagnostic and other tests likely to be required for supportive care of the sickest (and most infectious) patients with EVD, including as wide a range of point-of-care tests as possible. However, it is important that the stringent requirements for packaging, transport and testing of specimens that might contain Ebolavirus-which is a tier 1 security sensitive biology agent-do not delay the diagnosis and appropriate management of other potentially serious but treatable infectious diseases, which are far more likely causes of a febrile illness in people returning from west Africa. If necessary, urgent haematology, biochemistry and microbiological tests can be performed safely, whilst awaiting the results of EVD tests, in a PC-2 laboratory with appropriate precautions including: use of recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) for laboratory staff; handling any unsealed specimens in a class 1 or II biosafety cabinet; using only centrifuges with sealed rotors; and safe disposal or decontamination of all used equipment and laboratory waste. PMID:26132899

  1. Toolbox Safety Talk Machine Shop Safety

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Toolbox Safety Talk Machine Shop Safety Environmental Health & Safety Facilities Safety & Health to Environmental Health & Safety for recordkeeping. Machine shops are an integral part of the Cornell University paths remain unobstructed at all times. Users are required to clean up all chips, dirt, oil, etc

  2. Toolbox Safety Talk Welding & Metal Work Safety

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Toolbox Safety Talk Welding & Metal Work Safety Environmental Health & Safety Facilities Safety or harmful emission giving metals. Welding Safety When welding outside of a designated welding booth, ensure injury. Avoid welding on materials such as galvanized or stainless steel in order to minimize toxic fume

  3. Toolbox Safety Talk Hot Work Safety Procedures

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Toolbox Safety Talk Hot Work Safety Procedures Environmental Health & Safety Facilities Safety & Health Section 395 Pine Tree Rd. Suite 210 Ithaca, NY 14850 607.255.8200 5.24.10 Please return sign-in sheet to Environmental Health & Safety for recordkeeping. "Hot Work" is defined as any temporary

  4. CRITICALITY SAFETY TRAINING AT FLUOR HANFORD (FH)

    SciTech Connect

    TOFFER, H.

    2005-05-02

    The Fluor Hanford Criticality Safety engineers are extensively trained. The objectives and requirements for training are derived from Department of Energy (DOE) and American National Standards Institute/American Nuclear Society Standards (ANSI/ANS), and are captured in the Hanford Criticality Safety Program manual, HNF-7098. Qualification cards have been established for the general Criticality Safety Engineer (CSE) analyst, CSEs who support specific facilities, and for the facility Criticality Safety Representatives (CSRs). Refresher training and continuous education in the discipline are emphasized. Weekly Brown Bag Sessions keep the criticality safety engineers informed of the latest developments and historic perspectives.

  5. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    E-print Network

    Schulte, Oliver

    , school, volunteer site, etc. #12;In spite of your best planning, sometimes a personal support network could be responsible for food supplies and preparation, organizing neighbourhood watch meetings health information card should contain information about medications, equipment you use, allergies

  6. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    E-print Network

    Schulte, Oliver

    aids in several locations, if available. Emergency Kit · Keep a pair of heavy gloves in your supply kit in the event of loss of electricity. · If you do not have puncture proof tires, keep a patch kit or can

  7. Safety in the Chemical Laboratory: Learning How to Run Safer Undergraduate Laboratories.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mohrig, Jerry R.

    1983-01-01

    Discusses responsibilities for providing safe experiments and for teaching about safety. Provides lists of references on chemical safety and regulated/potential carcinogens. Also discusses general laboratory safety procedures including waste disposal and recycling of solvents. (JM)

  8. Safety First!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Longfield, Judith

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author relates how a hands-on chemistry investigation provided her the inspiration to develop an effective safety lesson for her third grade chemistry class. She began the lesson by demonstrating the use of pH indicator paper to show that ordinary household (white) vinegar was an acid. With the students, she wondered aloud…

  9. Asymptotic Safety

    E-print Network

    R. Percacci

    2008-11-18

    Asymptotic safety is a set of conditions, based on the existence of a nontrivial fixed point for the renormalization group flow, which would make a quantum field theory consistent up to arbitrarily high energies. After introducing the basic ideas of this approach, I review the present evidence in favor of an asymptotically safe quantum field theory of gravity.

  10. School Safety.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    The Newsletter of the Comprehensive Center-Region VI, 1999

    1999-01-01

    The articles in this issue dealing with school safety discusses what rural and small urban settings are doing to prevent violence and to educate young people about prosocial alternatives to violence. The research is quite clear that female, minority, and gay students are the targets of a disproportionate amount of harassment and violence, both in…

  11. Laboratory safety handbook

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Skinner, E.L.; Watterson, C.A.; Chemerys, J.C.

    1983-01-01

    Safety, defined as 'freedom from danger, risk, or injury,' is difficult to achieve in a laboratory environment. Inherent dangers, associated with water analysis and research laboratories where hazardous samples, materials, and equipment are used, must be minimized to protect workers, buildings, and equipment. Managers, supervisors, analysts, and laboratory support personnel each have specific responsibilities to reduce hazards by maintaining a safe work environment. General rules of conduct and safety practices that involve personal protection, laboratory practices, chemical handling, compressed gases handling, use of equipment, and overall security must be practiced by everyone at all levels. Routine and extensive inspections of all laboratories must be made regularly by qualified people. Personnel should be trained thoroughly and repetitively. Special hazards that may involve exposure to carcinogens, cryogenics, or radiation must be given special attention, and specific rules and operational procedures must be established to deal with them. Safety data, reference materials, and texts must be kept available if prudent safety is to be practiced and accidents prevented or minimized.

  12. Safety Assessment of Probiotics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lahtinen, Sampo J.; Boyle, Robert J.; Margolles, Abelardo; Frias, Rafael; Gueimonde, Miguel

    Viable microbes have been a natural part of human diet throughout the history of mankind. Today, different fermented foods and other foods containing live microbes are consumed around the world, including industrialized countries, where the diet has become increasingly sterile during the last decades. By definition, probiotics are viable microbes with documented beneficial effects on host health. Probiotics have an excellent safety record, both in humans and in animals. Despite the wide and continuously increasing consumption of probiotics, adverse events related to probiotic use are extremely rare. Many popular probiotic strains such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria can be considered as components of normal healthy intestinal microbiota, and thus are not thought to pose a risk for the host health - in contrast, beneficial effects on health are commonly reported. Nevertheless, the safety of probiotics is an important issue, in particular in the case of new potential probiotics which do not have a long history of safe use, and of probiotics belonging to species for which general assumption of safety cannot be made. Furthermore, safety of probiotics in high-risk populations such as critically ill patients and immunocompromized subjects deserves particular attention, as virtually all reported cases of bacteremia and fungemia associated with probiotic use, involve subjects with underlying diseases, compromised immune system or compromised intestinal integrity.

  13. The Committee Studying Contagious Disease Training for Public Safety Personnel. Report of the Committee on Training of the Criminal Justice Services Board to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. House Document No. 15.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.

    Through discussion and extensive research, the Committee Studying Contagious Disease Training attempted to address concerns regarding education and training of public safety personnel with regard to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). The committee's findings were based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

  14. SECRETARA GENERAL Secretaria General

    E-print Network

    Escolano, Francisco

    SECRETARÍA GENERAL Secretaria General Aránzazu Calzada González Vicesecretario General Salvador #12;Juan Luis Nicolau, nuevo decano de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la UA (Publicada 29/05/2014) El catedrático del departamento de Marketing de la Universidad de Alicante, Juan Luis

  15. Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Safety & Prevention

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the NIOSH Website Workplace Safety and Health Topics Industries & Occupations Hazards & Exposures Diseases & Injuries Safety & Prevention Chemicals Emergency Preparedness & Response Publications and Products NIOSH Programs ...

  16. Child safety seats

    MedlinePLUS

    ... to install child safety seats, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration online. ... safety. Pediatrics . 2011; 127(4):e1050-e1066. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Car seats . Accessed March 29, ...

  17. Safety and Liability.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berthelot, Ronald J.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    This series of five articles highlights Pensacola Junior College's occupational safety course, involving simulated emergencies, Florida's standards for teacher liability, electrical safety in the classroom and laboratory, color coding for machine safety, and Florida industrial arts safety instructional materials. (SK)

  18. Effectiveness Safety Committee

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    Increase the Effectiveness of Your Safety Committee Lisa Tobiason An equal opportunity educator 302 Acres. ­ East Campus 338 Acres. #12;UNL Safety Committees · Chancellors University Safety Committee (CUSC). · Unit Safety Committees. ­ Thirty-two active committees representing Lincoln campuses

  19. CPSC Safety Guides

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Neighborhood Safety Network Community Outreach Resource Center CO Poster Contest Toy Recall Statistics Pool Safely Home / Safety ... Guides These free CPSC safety materials include brochures, posters and alerts. CPSC provides free safety alerts, guides, ...

  20. A Product Safety Primer

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brown, Mary Anne Symons

    1975-01-01

    The article offers an overview of the product safety issue and offers ideas for helping students develop product safety awareness. The role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and safety legislation are discussed. (MW)

  1. Child Passenger Safety

    MedlinePLUS

    ... What's this? Submit Button Past Emails CDC Features Child Passenger Safety Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir ... Pediatrics Child Passenger Safety Technical Report Podcasts on Child Passenger Safety CDC Vital Signs: Child Passenger Safety [ ...

  2. Relative Effects of Barrier Precautions and Topical Antibiotics on Nosocomial Bacterial Transmission: Results of Multi-compartment Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Boldin; M. J. M. Bonten; O. Diekmann

    2007-01-01

    Nosocomial bacterial infections in critically ill patients are generally preceded by asymptomatic carriage (i.e. colonization)\\u000a at one, or even several, body sites such as the skin, the gastro-intestinal and the respiratory tract. Different routes of\\u000a transmission between the colonized sites create a complex epidemiology, which is additionally complicated by the smallness\\u000a of the patient population size and the rapid patient

  3. Safety harness

    DOEpatents

    Gunter, Larry W. (615 Sand Pit Rd., Leesville, SC 29070)

    1993-01-01

    A safety harness to be worn by a worker, especially a worker wearing a plastic suit thereunder for protection in a radioactive or chemically hostile environment, which safety harness comprises a torso surrounding portion with at least one horizontal strap for adjustably securing the harness about the torso, two vertical shoulder straps with rings just forward of the of the peak of the shoulders for attaching a life-line and a pair of adjustable leg supporting straps releasibly attachable to the torso surrounding portion. In the event of a fall, the weight of the worker, when his fall is broken and he is suspended from the rings with his body angled slightly back and chest up, will be borne by the portion of the leg straps behind his buttocks rather than between his legs. Furthermore, the supporting straps do not restrict the air supplied through hoses into his suit when so suspended.

  4. Safety harness

    SciTech Connect

    Gunter, L.W.

    1991-04-08

    A safety harness to be worn by a worker, especially a worker wearing a plastic suit thereunder for protection in a radioactive or chemically hostile environment. The safety harness comprises a torso surrounding portion with at least one horizontal strap for adjustably securing the harness about the torso, two vertical shoulder straps with rings just forward of the of the peak of the shoulders for attaching a life-line and a pair of adjustable leg supporting straps releasibly attachable to the torso surrounding portion. In the event of a fall, the weight of the worker, when his fall is broken and he is suspended from the rings with his body angled slightly back and chest up, will be borne by the portion of the leg straps behind his buttocks rather than between his legs. Furthermore, the supporting straps do not restrict the air supplied through hoses into his suit when so suspended.

  5. TWRS safety program plan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Calderon; Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-01-01

    Management of Nuclear Safety, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Fire Protection programs, functions, and field support resources for Tank Waste Remediation Systems (TWRS) has, until recently, been centralized in TWRS Safety, under the Emergency, Safety, and Quality organization. Industrial hygiene technician services were also provided to support operational needs related to safety basis compliance. Due to WHC decentralization of safety

  6. Safety valve

    DOEpatents

    Bergman, Ulf C. (Malmoe, SE)

    1984-01-01

    The safety valve contains a resilient gland to be held between a valve seat and a valve member and is secured to the valve member by a sleeve surrounding the end of the valve member adjacent to the valve seat. The sleeve is movable relative to the valve member through a limited axial distance and a gap exists between said valve member and said sleeve.

  7. Safety and patients’ satisfaction of transcutaneous Supraorbital NeuroStimulation (tSNS) with the Cefaly® device in headache treatment: a survey of 2,313 headache sufferers in the general population

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation (tSNS) with the Cefaly® device was recently found superior to sham stimulation for episodic migraine prevention in a randomized trial. Its safety and efficiency in larger cohorts of headache sufferers in the general population remain to be determined. The objective of this study was to assess the satisfaction with the Cefaly® device in 2,313 headache sufferers who rented the device for a 40-day trial period via Internet. Methods Only subjects using specific anti-migraine drugs, and thus most likely suffering from migraine, were included in the survey. Adverse events (AEs) and willingness to continue tSNS were monitored via phone interviews after the trial period. A built-in software allowed monitoring the total duration of use and hence compliance in subjects who returned the device to the manufacturer after the trial period. Results After a testing period of 58.2 days on average, 46.6% of the 2,313 renters were not satisfied and returned the device, but the compliance check showed that they used it only for 48.6% of the recommended time. The remaining 54.4% of subjects were satisfied with the tSNS treatment and willing to purchase the device. Ninety-nine subjects out of the 2,313 (4.3%) reported one or more AEs, but none of them was serious. The most frequent AEs were local pain/intolerance to paresthesia (47 subjects, i.e. 2.03%), arousal changes (mostly sleepiness/fatigue, sometimes insomnia, 19 subjects, i.e. 0.82%), headache after the stimulation (12 subjects, i.e. 0.52%). A transient local skin allergy was seen in 2 subjects, i.e. 0.09%. Conclusions This survey of 2,313 headache sufferers in the general population confirms that tSNS with is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for migraine headaches that provides satisfaction to a majority of patients who tested it for 40 days. Only 4.3% of subjects reported AEs, all of them were minor and fully reversible. PMID:24289825

  8. Revision Date: 10/10/12 (Version 1.3) Laboratory Safety

    E-print Network

    Chou, James

    | T: 617.496.3797 | F: 617.496.5509 www.ehs.harvard.edu | email: lab_safety@harvard.edu Laboratory safety training. All personnel working within a research laboratory must take an EHS general lab safety with PI, designee (e.g., lab manager or safety officer/coordinator), or local EHS Lab Safety Advisor

  9. Review of recent safety programs at the Hanford Site for new in-tank equipment

    SciTech Connect

    Berglin, E.J.; Johansen, F.P., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-10-31

    The general safety criteria are reviewed; examples of several different safety programs are illustrated; cost and schedule information are presented; and outlines of general safety considerations and specific safety design requirements and solutions are listed. A suggested program approach is covered in some detail.

  10. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: technique, safety, and results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Simutis, Gintaras; Bubnys, A.; Vaitkuviene, Aurelija

    1994-12-01

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a minimally invasive method of removing the diseased gallbladder. It was introduced into Lithuania in December 1992 and has gained wide acceptance. While LC offers many advantages over the conventional laparotomy procedure one of its drawbacks is delayed biliary complications. Those complications may be avoided with appropriate precautions. The aim of this research is to maximize the safety of LC. The potential way to solve this problem is to minimize the possible heat damage and electrical injury remote from the site of surgery during dissection of the cystic duct, cystic artery, and the gallbladder. Neodymium:YAG laser applications with endoscopic fiber have been investigated. The possibilities to use it as a scalpel and as coagulator to release the gallbladder from all its peritoneal attachments during LC have been investigated. The controversy over optimal sources for thermal dissection of the gallbladder has been performed. The potential benefits of Nd:YAG laser in surgery -- precise cutting, limited collateral tissue damage, and improved capillary and arteriole hemostasis -- have been found.

  11. Systematic assessment of laser safety in otolaryngology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Oswal, V. H.

    2001-01-01

    Risk management of lasers can be broadly define das a process of identification of the risk, assessment of the risk and steps taken to avert the risk. The risk management may be divided into: Risk inherent to the technology and risk in clinical use. Within the National Health Service in the UK, a useful document, which provides hospital laser users with advice on safety, is the 'Guidance on the Safe Use of Lasers in Medical and Dental Practice' issued by the Medical Devices Agency for the Department of Health in the UK. It recommends the appointment of a Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) who is knowledgeable in the evaluation of laser hazards. One of the duties LPA is to ensure that Local Rules are drawn up for each specific application of a laser. A Laser Protection Supervisor (LPS) should also be appointed with responsibility to ensure that the Local Rules are observed. It is a sensible precaution that laser users should be those approved by the Laser Protection Supervisor in consultation with the Laser Protection Advisor. All laser users should sign a statement that they have read and understood the Local Rules.

  12. Traffic Safety Culture Center for Transportation Safety

    E-print Network

    The Texas Traffic Safety Culture Survey Center for Transportation Safety November 2010 #12;2 Summary For decades, traffic safety improvements have relied primarily upon engineering nationwide, as measured in the 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic

  13. Environmental Health and Instructional Safety Employee Safety

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    Environmental Health and Instructional Safety #12;Employee Safety Page 1 To our University an environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors that will not adversely affect their health and safety task that is unsafe or hazardous. Environmental Health and Instructional Safety can assist departments

  14. Safety in the Elementary Science Classroom.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.

    This guide gives elementary school teachers suggestions for providing a safe environment for their students and covers general safety concerns in the science classroom. Information is printed in a flip chart format for easy reference. Safety areas covered include: (1) In Case of Accident; (2) Eye Protection; (3) Plants in the Classroom; (4) First…

  15. Safety in Science. Curriculum Support Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lulashnyk, Lorne; Boonov, Janet

    Since the major causes of accidents are carelessness and a negative or apathetic attitude towards safety, this guide was developed to facilitate safe, stimulating science laboratory activities by providing both general and specific safety information presented in 12 sections. Subject areas considered in these sections include: 1)…

  16. 40 CFR 87.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Aircraft safety. 87.6 Section 87.6 Protection...CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ENGINES General Provisions § 87.6 Aircraft safety. The provisions of this part...

  17. 40 CFR 87.6 - Aircraft safety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Aircraft safety. 87.6 Section 87.6 Protection...CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ENGINES General Provisions § 87.6 Aircraft safety. The provisions of this part...

  18. MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

    E-print Network

    Adams, Mark

    via queries from our Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) and other hospital databasesMASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL Page 1 of 4 HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL Position: Quality & Safety and efficacy of our practice, reporting this data out to department clinicians, senior leadership and hospital

  19. The Psychology of Safety

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Anderson, Brenda Lindley

    2011-01-01

    Many studies of mishaps show that human error is a factor in a significant majority of accidents. Trying to decide how to change human behavior to be safer is generally the biggest challenge of any safety program. However, understanding the human psyche is the first step to changing behavior. Many studies focus on the before and after of an accident, but what about the thoughts of a person in the commission of an unsafe act? This is a less understood area. Examining it reveals why it is not well comprehended. This paper attempts to examine a part of the thought process, with an eye to helping influence people to less hurtful actions.

  20. 46 CFR 63.15-1 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...CONTINUED) MARINE ENGINEERING AUTOMATIC AUXILIARY BOILERS General Requirements § 63.15-1 General. (a) Each automatic auxiliary boiler must be designed and constructed...Controls and safety devices for automatic auxiliary boilers must meet the applicable...