Sample records for safe work procedures

  1. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    . · Instruments and rotors are specifically matched and tested as a system. Do not attempt to use rotorsSafe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09) CENTRIFUGE SAFETY Environmental Health and Safety · (402) 472-4925 · http://ehs.unl.edu #12;(Created 3/02; Revised 7/04, 4/07) UNL

  2. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 1/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 1/09) HARVEST SAFETY://ehs.unl.edu/) Farming is a dangerous occupation, ranking right behind mining for the highest number of accidents, mud, heat, cold, etc.), and other risks. This SOP provides guidance for reducing harvest safety risk

  3. Safe Operating Procedure (Reviewed 7/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    ://ehs.unl.edu/) At UNL, human-use x-ray machines are found only at the Health Center and Athletic Department. All uses whole-body dosimetry. The Radiation Safety Office performs annual audits of human-use diagnostic xSafe Operating Procedure (Reviewed 7/09) HUMAN-USE DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY MACHINES

  4. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 12/11)

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    Farritor, Shane

    Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 12/11) AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION://ehs.unl.edu/) Refrigerants are used throughout UNL in equipment such as refrigerators and freezers, central air conditioning air conditioners, etc. When these units are serviced, there is a risk that refrigerant gas

  5. Safe Operating Procedure SAFETY PROTOCOL: URANIUM

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    Farritor, Shane

    Safe Operating Procedure (5/09) SAFETY PROTOCOL: URANIUM be approved by the RSC. Physical Data Physical data for isotopes of uranium and primary decay products are provided in the following table. Table 1. Physical Properties of Uranium Isotopes. Isotope Half

  6. Toolbox Safety Talk Electrical Safe Work Practices

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Toolbox Safety Talk Electrical Safe Work Practices Environmental Health & Safety Facilities Safety personnel shall NOT wear clothing made from combustible synthetic materials such as acetate, nylon on energized equipment is limited to testing and trouble shooting by qualified personnel. The Energized Work

  7. Safe Operating Procedure (Reviewed 7/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    is worn, dosimetry (torso badge) must be worn at the collar outside the apron. · Dosimetry in the form to patient and operator unless safe exposure factors and operating instructions are observed." · Leakage from

  8. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 5/08)

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    Farritor, Shane

    of hazardous conditions. Use walk-off mats at entrances to minimize slick floors. During inclement weather, use dry. · Repair leaking machinery and equipment to prevent slick areas on floors. · Keep floors when on stairs. Take stairs at a safe pace and only one at a time. (Created 6/04; Revised

  9. Safe Use of Radioactive Materials Procedure: 7.542 Created: 3/7/2014

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    Jia, Songtao

    -level radioactive waste and still provide for ease of decontamination. Trays made of impervious material (iSafe Use of Radioactive Materials Procedure: 7.542 Created: 3/7/2014 Version: 1.0 Revised: Environmental Health & Safety Page 1 of 3 A. Purpose This policy establishes safe work practices for the use

  10. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 3/10)

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    Farritor, Shane

    blades or cutters must be done only by persons of demonstrated skill in this kind of work. · Emphasis for the work to be done. · The knife blade of jointers must be installed and adjusted so that it does, and maintain these systems so that they function effectively. · Avoid dry sweeping of dusts. Use a vacuum

  11. Working safely in gamma radiography. A training manual for industrial radiographers

    SciTech Connect

    McGuire, S.A.; Peabody, C.A.

    1982-09-01

    This manual is designed for classroom training in working safely in industrial radiography using gamma sources. The purpose is to train radiographers' assistants to work safely as a qualified gamma radiographer. The contents cover the essentials of radiation, radiation protection, emergency procedures, gamma cameras, and biological effects of radiation. (ACR)

  12. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 11/11)

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    Farritor, Shane

    , etc.) · Chemical hazards (both physical and health hazards) · Biological hazards (e.g., potential with UNL's Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), existing and potential work area hazards, environmental degradation, or other loss. The entire process (identifying hazards, minimizing risks

  13. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 8/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    , appropriate for the operation conducted, and properly maintained (i.e., slip resistant and sturdy shoes, thermal mits, eye protection, etc.). Floors are kept dry (where infeasible, anti-slip mats are present hazardous processes, conditions, or work practices and appropriate control measures. · Identify regulatory

  14. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 5/08)

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    Farritor, Shane

    -Biological Causes Building and non-building related problems can sometimes result in IAQ complaints and/or occupant.e., improper work station design leading to headaches, muscle aches, etc.) · Personal factors, such as stress complaint, but do not have related health symptoms, call the Facilities Management (FMP) Service Desk at 472

  15. Write Procedures That Work.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cubberley, Carol W.

    1991-01-01

    Discusses written procedures that explain library tasks and describes methods for writing them clearly and coherently. The use of appropriate terminology and vocabulary is discussed; the value of illustrations, typography, and format to enhance the visual effect is explained; the intended audience is considered; and examples are given. (seven…

  16. Safe Operating Procedure LOCKOUT/TAGOUT FOR MACHINES & EQUIPMENT

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    Farritor, Shane

    Safe Operating Procedure (5/11) LOCKOUT/TAGOUT FOR MACHINES & EQUIPMENT: TRAINING AND INSPECTIONS Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.147, The Control of Hazardous Energy. Training All "authorized" and "affected" employees must complete LO/TO training

  17. Department of Geoscience Safe Work Instructions SAFE LIFTING PROCEDURES

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    Habib, Ayman

    Injury Preserve your back health by using the following lifting strategies: 1. Before lifting a load, position your feet about shoulder width apart with one foot slightly ahead of the other. 5. Squat, keeping back. Remember to Turn, don't Twist. Twisting is the most common cause of back injury. 11. Set the load

  18. Radiological Work Planning and Procedure

    SciTech Connect

    KURTZ, J.E.

    2000-01-01

    Each facility is tasked with maintaining personnel radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). A continued effort is required to meet this goal by developing and implementing improvements to technical work documents (TWDs) and work performance. A review of selected TWDs from most facilities shows there is a need to incorporate more radiological control requirements into the TWD. The Radioactive Work Permit (RWP) provides a mechanism to place some of the requirements but does not provide all the information needed by the worker as he/she is accomplishing the steps of the TWD. Requiring the engineers, planners and procedure writers to put the radiological control requirements in the work steps would be very easy if all personnel had a strong background in radiological work planning and radiological controls. Unfortunately, many of these personnel do not have the background necessary to include these requirements without assistance by the Radiological Control organization at each facility. In addition, there seems to be confusion as to what should be and what should not be included in the TWD.

  19. Safe obstacle avoidance for industrial robot working without fences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicola Pedrocchi; Matteo Malosio; Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti

    2009-01-01

    Until now, the presence of fences is a technological barrier for the adoption of robots in small medium enterprises (SME). The work deals with the definition of an intrinsically safe algorithm to avoid collisions between an industrial manipulator and obstacles in its workspace (Standard ISO 10218-1). The suggested strategy aims to offer an industrial solution to the problem: an off-line

  20. AN OWNER'S MANUAL FOR BACKS About WorkSafeBC

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    workplace, and to providing return-to- work rehabilitation and legislated compensation benefits to workers-joint strains 7 Disc injuries 9 Posture and a healthy back 0 Safe bending, lifting, and carrying 5 Exercise and your back 6 Stretching exercises 8 Strengthening exercises 24 Tips for a healthy back 29 Exercise chart

  1. A hierarchical model-based intelligent systems framework for synthesis of safe batch operating procedures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shankar Viswanathan

    2000-01-01

    This dissertation proposes a two-tier methodology for automating the synthesis of safe operating procedures for batch processes. The first tier combines Grafcet, a discrete event modeling with hierarchical planning technique to generate nominal operating procedures. Starting with process specific knowledge including the process description and plant information, represented using an object-oriented methodology, the nominal operating procedures are incrementally generated over

  2. Multiple Test Procedures for Identifying the Minimum Effective and Maximum Safe Doses of a Drug

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    Tamhane, Ajit C.

    Multiple Test Procedures for Identifying the Minimum Effective and Maximum Safe Doses of a Drug of a drug by finding its minimum effective and maximum safe doses (MINED and MAXSD). The MINED is the lowest dose that exceeds the mean efficacy of the zero dose by a specified threshold, and the MAXSD

  3. Power and Sample Size Determination for a Stepwise Test Procedure for Finding the Maximum Safe Dose

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    Tamhane, Ajit C.

    Power and Sample Size Determination for a Stepwise Test Procedure for Finding the Maximum Safe Dose This paper addresses the problem of power and sample size calculation for a stepwise multiple test procedure functions, respectively. The sample sizes necessary on the zero dose control and each of the positive doses

  4. Toolbox Safety Talk Hot Work Safety Procedures

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    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

  5. 75 FR 32295 - Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-08

    ...of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures AGENCY...measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water...

  6. 77 FR 38523 - Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe...

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    2012-06-28

    ...of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures AGENCY...measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water...

  7. 78 FR 32558 - Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe...

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    2013-05-31

    ...of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures AGENCY...measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water...

  8. 76 FR 37014 - Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe...

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    2011-06-24

    ...of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures AGENCY...measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water...

  9. [Microclimatic indexes and limits of safe exposure in work activity at risk of thermal stress].

    PubMed

    Marcaletti, G; Terzi, R; Catenacci, G

    1984-03-30

    The working time in work places thermically uncomfortable must be limited in order to prevent the risk of thermal stress. In a previous study we have demonstrated that the best method for calculation of the safe exposure times is based on the required sweat rate index. In the present work we verified in different work places termically uncomfortable, grouped for equivalent values of WBGT index, the variability of the safe exposure times calculated by means of a method just now mentioned for various levels of energetic expenditure. The results point out the possibility of a mathematical relation between energetic expenditure, WBGT index and mean of safe exposure times. PMID:6712822

  10. Estimation of safe fabric length during automatic vertical feeding of fabrics into work stations

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    J. Amirbayat

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an estimation of safe fabric length during automatic vertical feeding of fabrics into work stations. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The analysis is based on the application of the energy method and taking advantage of dimensionless groups. Findings – Limits of the safe maximum force and length are obtained for a fabric of

  11. Sexual harassment at work place: are you safe?

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    Naveed, Anila; Tharani, Ambreen; Alwani, Nasreen

    2010-01-01

    In today's world women are increasingly participating in the realm of work force, yet they are facing many obstacles in their way. Sexual harassment is one of those obstacles. Sexual harassment at work place is prevalent in every society. It could happen to anyone but women are the targeted victims. Sexual harassment is considered as a traumatic event and the victim may end up in having physical and mental sufferings that hinders a person to work effectively. At an organisational level this may result in decrease work effectiveness, decreased work productivity, high absenteeism, high turnover, and low staff morale. Hence there is a need that, organisations and government should look seriously into this matter. Proper education and training programs should be developed to deal with these issues. The goal must be both to deal with sexual harassment incidents effectively and to prevent the occurrence of future incidents. PMID:22338461

  12. 29 CFR 1919.29 - Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads. 1919.29 Section 1919.29 Labor Regulations...CERTIFICATION Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons §...

  13. 29 CFR 1919.29 - Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads. 1919.29 Section 1919.29 Labor Regulations...CERTIFICATION Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons §...

  14. 29 CFR 1919.29 - Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads. 1919.29 Section 1919.29 Labor Regulations...CERTIFICATION Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons §...

  15. 29 CFR 1919.29 - Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads. 1919.29 Section 1919.29 Labor Regulations...CERTIFICATION Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons §...

  16. 29 CFR 1919.29 - Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads. 1919.29 Section 1919.29 Labor Regulations...CERTIFICATION Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons §...

  17. Working Safely in the Laboratory Ralph Stuart, CIH

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    group that purified plutonium for the Manhattan Project in Chicago #12;Glenn Seaborg Journal Entry In the 1990's a retrospective health study of the Manhattan Project workers showed that those who worked in the plutonium labs lived slightly longer and healthier lives than the peers in the Project. Dr. Seaborg

  18. The role of safe work method statements in the Australian construction industry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Borys

    The aim of this study was to determine how managers and workers interpret and use safe work method statements (SWMS) in the Australian construction industry in order to explore if there was a gap between work as imagined and work as performed. Despite recent improvements in its safety performance, the Australian construction industry continues to be among the top four

  19. 21 CFR 330.10 - Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective and not...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.10 Section 330.10 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  20. 21 CFR 330.10 - Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective and not...

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    2010-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.10 Section 330.10 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  1. 21 CFR 330.10 - Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective and not...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.10 Section 330.10 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  2. 21 CFR 330.10 - Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective and not...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.10 Section 330.10 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  3. 21 CFR 330.10 - Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective and not...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.10 Section 330.10 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  4. Safety training and safe operating procedures written for PBFA (Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator) II and applicable to other pulsed power facilities

    SciTech Connect

    Donovan, G.L.; Goldstein, S.A.

    1986-12-01

    To ensure that work in advancing pulsed power technology is performed with an acceptably low risk, pulsed power research facilities at Sandia National Laboratories must satisfy general safety guidelines established by the Department of Energy, policies and formats of the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES and H) Department, and detailed procedures formulated by the Pulsed Power Sciences Directorate. The approach to safety training and to writing safe operating procedures, and the procedures presented here are specific to the Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator II (PBFA II) Facility but are applicable as guidelines to other research and development facilities which have similar hazards.

  5. Safe Nanotechnology in the Work Space Different types of nanoparticles are made or used in various industrial processes. To

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    Cohen, Robert E.

    Safety Safe Nanotechnology in the Work Space Different types of nanoparticles are made or used://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-112/pdfs/2008-112.pdf http://www.nanoshel.com/buy-nanotubes.php #12;Safety Safe Nanotechnology-112/pdfs/2008-112.pdf #12;Safety Safe Nanotechnology in the Work Space Exposure: Inhalation--The most

  6. Hospital safety climate and its relationship with safe work practices and workplace exposure incidents

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    Robyn R. M Gershon; Christine D Karkashian; James W Grosch; Lawrence R Murphy; Antonio Escamilla-Cejudo; Patricia A Flanagan; Edward Bernacki; Christine Kasting; Linda Martin

    2000-01-01

    Background: In the industrial setting, employee perceptions regarding their organization's commitment to safety (ie, safety climate) have been shown to be important correlates to both the adoption and maintenance of safe work practices and to workplace injury rates. However, safety climate measures specific to the hospital setting have rarely been evaluated. This study was designed to develop a short and

  7. Cognition, Technology & Work, 5, 272-282 (2003). A COGNITIVE APPROACH TO SAFE VIOLATIONS.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2003-01-01

    Cognition, Technology & Work, 5, 272-282 (2003). 1 A COGNITIVE APPROACH TO SAFE VIOLATIONS. Denis of cognition which compose what is called cognitive flexibility. In this paper, we will consider the cases of a nuclear accident and a plane crash-landing where human cognitive flexibility has impacted on the final

  8. SUNRAYCE 1993: Working safely with lead-acid batteries and photovoltaic power systems

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    Dephillips, M. P.; Moskowitz, P. D.; Fthenakis, V. M.

    1992-11-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring SUNRAYCE 93 to advance tile technology and use of photovoltaics and electric vehicles. Participants will use cars powered by photovoltaic modules and lead-acid storage batteries. This brochure, prepared for students and faculty participating in this race, outlines the health hazards presented by these electrical systems and gives guidance on strategies for their safe usage. At the outset, it should be noted that working with photovoltaic systems and batteries requires electric vehicle drivers and technicians to have 'hands-on' contact with the car on a daily basis. It is important that no one work near a photovoltaic energy system or battery, either in a vehicle or on the bench, unless they familiarize themselves with the components in use and know and observe safe work practices including the safety precautions described in the manuals provided by the various equipment vendors and this document.

  9. Working with Documents Step-By-Step Procedure

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    Shyy, Wei

    Proposal Management All Roles Working with Documents Step-By-Step Procedure Last updated: 11/18/11 1 of 5 http://eresearch.umich.edu Working with Documents This procedure details how to: Attach: Browse and attach documents right from the PAF Worksheet. Upload New Version: Upload a new version

  10. [Percutaneous, endovascular treatment of innominate artery lesions is a safe and effective procedure].

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    Paukovits, Tamás Mirkó; Nemes, Balázs; Hüttl, Kálmán; Bérczi, Viktor

    2011-10-23

    Percutaneous endovascular treatment (transluminar balloon angioplasty with or without stent implantation) of innominate artery lesions has become the treatment of choice prior to surgery in the past decades. Authors present the diagnostics, treatment and follow-up of two patients as examples from their largest series in the literature. A 74-year-old male patient with a history of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, nicotine abuse and lower limb claudication was admitted because of acute upper limb claudication and dizziness. Physical examination revealed blood pressure difference of 30 mmHg between his arms, and poststenotic flow pattern in the common carotid artery with retrograde flow in the vertebral artery on carotid duplex scan. Diagnostic angiography showed 80% stenosis of the innominate artery, which was treated with percutaneous transluminar balloon angioplasty with stent implantation. Follow-up examination at 5 months showed no significant restenosis or neurological complication. The second patient was a 59-year-old smoker female patient with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was evaluated for her upper limb claudication. Initial finding was the absence of radial pulse in the right side. Color duplex scan revealed proximal subocclusion, which was confirmed by angiography. In one stage, balloon angioplasty was made, with immediate pain relief. After 15 months the patient was symptom-free. These two cases demonstrate an excellent outcome of endovascular treatment of innominate artery lesions, as authors already reported in two retrospective studies. Balloon angioplasty with, or without stent deployment appears to be a safe procedure with excellent primary success rate. Review of international studies also indicates that endovascular therapy of the innominate artery is safe and effective. PMID:21983401

  11. Minimally invasive valve sparing aortic root replacement (David procedure) is safe

    PubMed Central

    Krueger, Heike; Umminger, Julia; Koigeldiyev, Nurbol; Beckmann, Erik; Haverich, Axel; Martens, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    Objective Even though minimally invasive cardiac surgery may reduce morbidity, this approach is not routinely performed for aortic root replacements. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the safety and feasibility of valve sparing aortic root replacement via an upper mini-sternotomy up to the 3rd intercostal space. Methods Between April 2011 and March 2014, 26 patients (22 males, age 47.6±13 years) underwent elective minimally invasive aortic valve sparing root replacement (David procedure, group A). Twelve patients underwent additional leaflet repair. Concomitant procedures were: four proximal aortic arch replacements and one coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to the proximal right coronary artery (RCA). During the same time period, 14 patients (ten males, age 64.2±9.5 years) underwent elective David procedure via median full sternotomy (group B). Concomitant procedures included six proximal aortic arch replacements. Although the patient cohorts were small, the results of these two groups were compared. Results In group A, there were no intra-operative conversions to full sternotomy. The aortic cross-clamp and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) times were 115.6±30.3 and 175.8±41.9 min, respectively. One patient was re-opened (via same access) due to post-operative bleeding. The post-operative ventilation time and hospital stay were 0.5±0.3 and 10.4±6.8 days, respectively. There was no 30-day mortality. The patient questionnaire showed that the convalescence time was approximately two weeks. In group B: the cross-clamp and CPB times were 114.1±19.9 and 163.0±24.5 min, respectively. One patient was re-opened (7.1%) due to post-operative bleeding. The post-operative ventilation time and hospital stay were 0.6±0.7 and 14.2±16.7 days, respectively. There was no 30-day mortality. Conclusions Minimally invasive valve sparing aortic root replacement can be safely performed in selected patients. The results are comparable to those operated via a full sternotomy. The key to success is a ‘step by step’ technique of moving from minimally invasive aortic valve replacements (AVR) to more demanding aortic root replacements. Meticulous hemostasis & attention to surgical details is of utmost importance to prevent perioperative complications. PMID:25870810

  12. 21 CFR 330.14 - Additional criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2012-04-01 2012-04-01...criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.14 Section 330.14 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  13. 21 CFR 330.14 - Additional criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01...criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.14 Section 330.14 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  14. 21 CFR 330.14 - Additional criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2011-04-01 2011-04-01...criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.14 Section 330.14 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  15. 21 CFR 330.14 - Additional criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 5 2014-04-01 2014-04-01...criteria and procedures for classifying OTC drugs as generally recognized as safe and effective... 330.14 Section 330.14 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,...

  16. Why do workers behave unsafely at work? Determinants of safe work practices in industrial workers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A M Garcia; P Boix; C Canosa

    2004-01-01

    Aims: To explore the relation between safety climate (workers’ perceptions regarding management’s attitudes towards occupational safety and health) and workers’ behaviour at work.Methods: Cross sectional survey of workers at the pottery industry in Castellon, Spain. Sampling was stratified by plant size and workers’ gender, according to data on the working population at this setting. A total of 734 production workers

  17. Operational and Medical Procedures for a Declared Contingency Shuttle (CSCS) Shuttle Mission Due to a Failure that Precludes a Safe Return

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Adams, Adrien; Patlach, Bob; Duchense, Ted; Chandler, Mike; Stepaniak, Philip C.

    2011-01-01

    This poster paper outlines the operational and medical procedures for a shuttle mission that has a failure that precludes a safe return to Earth. Information about the assumptions, procedures and limiting consumables is included.

  18. Hot Work Procedures The Hot Work reviewing process is established to prevent ignition of combustible and

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Hot Work Procedures Purpose The Hot Work reviewing process is established to prevent ignition contractor control. Responsibilities The hot work review process shall be conducted by the representative the Hot Work process for any safety discrepancies. The Hot Work Permit must be sent or delivered to EH

  19. CEL Working procedures for WRAP 2A formulation development test

    SciTech Connect

    Duchsherer, M.J.

    1994-08-02

    The WRAP 2A facility will encapsulate retrieved, stored, and newly generated contact-handled mixed low level waste (MLLW) into 55-500 gal cementitous forms. Standardized test procedures will be required to facilitate this process. Cementitous specimens will be prepared from simulated drum wastes and will be tested in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory using the laboratory operating/working procedures encorporated into this document.

  20. Safe Schools, Safe Communities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lewis, Julie E.; Pickett, Dean; Pulliam, Janet L.; Schwartz, Richard A.; St. Germaine, Anne-Marie; Underwood, Julie; Worona, Jay

    Schools must work together with agencies, groups, and individuals to eliminate the forces leading children to violence. Chapter 1, "School Safety: Working Together to Keep Schools Safe," stresses the importance of community collaboration in violence prevention. Effective prevention requires sharing information about students, consistent with…

  1. Metabolic energy costs of USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal render-safe procedures: Field determinations. Interim report, 1 Jun-1 Dec 87

    SciTech Connect

    Kroch, L.P.

    1991-05-01

    The primary mission of the USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians is to render safe munition--conventional chemical, biological or nuclears--that pose a safety hazard during peacetime as well as wartime. The physical work is quite varied; a specific task may require only a few minutes with minimal physical effort, or may require many hours and be very physically demanding. This study measured the metabolic requirements of two EOD teams performing separate typical render safe procedures (RSO) on a chemical bomb. Data show the average work rate was between 0.68 and 0.80 liters of 02 per min for both RSP operations. This work requirement is considered moderate-to-hard, however, the EOD technician should be capable of performing this type of work on an extended daily basis without accumulating fatigue, provided there are no other external stresses. The extended duration and acute dexterity, both mental and physical, required for successful completion of an RSP operation add a unique and intangible level of difficulty to the metabolic requirements. The data from the present study represents an estimation of the energy required to perform a typical chemical operation RSP and should be useful in making management decisions regarding work tolerance for EOD technicians.

  2. Multiple Test Procedures for Identifying the Minimum Effective and Maximum Safe Doses of Author(s): Ajit C. Tamhane and Brent R. Logan

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Multiple Test Procedures for Identifying the Minimum Effective and Maximum Safe Doses of a Drug Effective and Maximum Safe Doses of a Drug AjitC. TAMHANEand Brent R. LOGAN We addressthe problemof determiningthe therapeuticwindow of a drugby findingits minimumeffective and maximumsafe doses (MINED and MAXSD

  3. A Strategy to Safely Live and Work in the Space Radiation Environment

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    Corbin, Barbara J.; Sulzman, Frank M.; Krenek, Sam

    2006-01-01

    The goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency and the Space Radiation Project is to ensure that astronauts can safely live and work in the space radiation environment. The space radiation environment poses both acute and chronic risks to crew health and safety, but unlike some other aspects of space travel, space radiation exposure has clinically relevant implications for the lifetime of the crew. The term safely means that risks are sufficiently understood such that acceptable limits on mission, post-mission and multi-mission consequences (for example, excess lifetime fatal cancer risk) can be defined. The Space Radiation Project strategy has several elements. The first element is to use a peer-reviewed research program to increase our mechanistic knowledge and genetic capabilities to develop tools for individual risk projection, thereby reducing our dependency on epidemiological data and population-based risk assessment. The second element is to use the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory to provide a ground-based facility to study the understanding of health effects/mechanisms of damage from space radiation exposure and the development and validation of biological models of risk, as well as methods for extrapolation to human risk. The third element is a risk modeling effort that integrates the results from research efforts into models of human risk to reduce uncertainties in predicting risk of carcinogenesis, central nervous system damage, degenerative tissue disease, and acute radiation effects. To understand the biological basis for risk, we must also understand the physical aspects of the crew environment. Thus the fourth element develops computer codes to predict radiation transport properties, evaluate integrated shielding technologies and provide design optimization recommendations for the design of human space systems. Understanding the risks and determining methods to mitigate the risks are keys to a successful radiation protection strategy.

  4. NASA Strategy to Safely Live and Work in the Space Radiation Environment

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    Cucinotta, Francis A.; Wu, Honglu; Corbin, Barbara J.; Sulzman, Frank M.; Krenek, Sam

    2007-01-01

    In space, astronauts are constantly bombarded with energetic particles. The goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency and the NASA Space Radiation Project is to ensure that astronauts can safely live and work in the space radiation environment. The space radiation environment poses both acute and chronic risks to crew health and safety, but unlike some other aspects of space travel, space radiation exposure has clinically relevant implications for the lifetime of the crew. Among the identified radiation risks are cancer, acute and late CNS damage, chronic and degenerative tissue decease, and acute radiation syndrome. The term "safely" means that risks are sufficiently understood such that acceptable limits on mission, post-mission and multi-mission consequences can be defined. The NASA Space Radiation Project strategy has several elements. The first element is to use a peer-reviewed research program to increase our mechanistic knowledge and genetic capabilities to develop tools for individual risk projection, thereby reducing our dependency on epidemiological data and population-based risk assessment. The second element is to use the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory to provide a ground-based facility to study the health effects/mechanisms of damage from space radiation exposure and the development and validation of biological models of risk, as well as methods for extrapolation to human risk. The third element is a risk modeling effort that integrates the results from research efforts into models of human risk to reduce uncertainties in predicting the identified radiation risks. To understand the biological basis for risk, we must also understand the physical aspects of the crew environment. Thus, the fourth element develops computer algorithms to predict radiation transport properties, evaluate integrated shielding technologies and provide design optimization recommendations for the design of human space systems. Understanding the risks and determining methods to mitigate the risks are keys to a successful radiation protection strategy.

  5. Yale ICF Working Paper No. 12-22 The Supply and Demand for Safe Assets

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    Haller, Gary L.

    col- lateral in private and central bank repurchase (repo) agreements and in derivatives markets or private sub- stitutes, for use as collateral. Government bonds are safe assets, given the gov- ernment the private demand for safe assets. Unlike the gov- ernment, the private sector cannot produce riskless

  6. Patients with an ICD can safely resume work in industrial facilities following simple screening for electromagnetic interference.

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    Gurevitz, Osnat; Fogel, Richard I; Herner, Mark E; Sample, Ross; Strickberger, Adam S; Daoud, Emile G; Morady, Fred; Prystowsky, Eric N

    2003-08-01

    Patients with ICDs are commonly advised to quit industrial jobs because of concerns that strong electromagnetic fields operating in the industrial environment might interfere with ICD functions. This study was done to assess interactions between industrial equipment and ICDs, and to devise a simple low risk screening protocol. We studied 18 patients carrying nine different ICD models who were met at their workplace by a clinical technician and were asked to walk through their workplace and perform typical duties while sensing status was monitored by listening to the ICD's beeper. All devices were interrogated at the completion of testing. At follow-up, patients were contacted by phone and were asked about employment status and history of ICD discharges or syncope. One hundred eighty-four contacts with 114 types of industrial equipment in 13 different industrial facilities (including 31 contacts with arc welding machines) were monitored. Interference with ICD's function occurred in only one contact (0.5%), when ICD therapy was temporarily suspended while a worker was attaching a huge electromagnet to a crane. At follow-up 46.0 +/- 6.0 months after testing, 7 patients (41%) are still holding the same job, 7 have retired because of reasons unrelated to their ICD, and 3 patients were transferred to a nonindustrial job. None of the patients had either an ICD shock or syncope during work. The use of a simple screening procedure can safely identify sources of electromagnetic interference that may affect ICD operation, and can predict long-term safety of working in an industrial workplace for ICD patients. PMID:12877699

  7. A reliability-based cost effective fail-safe design procedure

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    Hanagud, S.; Uppaluri, B.

    1976-01-01

    The authors have developed a methodology for cost-effective fatigue design of structures subject to random fatigue loading. A stochastic model for fatigue crack propagation under random loading has been discussed. Fracture mechanics is then used to estimate the parameters of the model and the residual strength of structures with cracks. The stochastic model and residual strength variations have been used to develop procedures for estimating the probability of failure and its changes with inspection frequency. This information on reliability is then used to construct an objective function in terms of either a total weight function or cost function. A procedure for selecting the design variables, subject to constraints, by optimizing the objective function has been illustrated by examples. In particular, optimum design of stiffened panel has been discussed.

  8. Primary resection and anastomosis for complicated meconium ileus: a safe procedure?

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    Jawaheer, Jhalini; Khalil, Basem; Plummer, Tyasha; Bianchi, Adrian; Morecroft, James; Rakoczy, George; Bruce, James; Bowen, John; Morabito, Antonino

    2007-11-01

    Various options are available for the surgical treatment of meconium ileus (MI). This paper examines the use of resection and primary anastomosis as the favoured option for the treatment of complicated meconium ileus. This was a retrospective study. All patients (13 children) with MI treated with primary resection and anastomosis (RA) in the 10-year period (1996-2005) at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester were identified. The case notes were retrieved. The gestational age, type of surgery, length of bowel resection and complications were recorded. Out of 13 (3 males, 10 females), 7 had severely dilated bowels, 5 had perforation and 1 had volvulus. Mean length of bowel resection was 33.8 cm (range 20-50 cm). Overall survival in this group was 85%. Seven patients (54%) developed complications. Four (31%) had surgical complications: two anastomotic strictures with adhesions, one adhesive intestinal obstruction and one intra-abdominal drain retraction. Primary resection and anastomosis is a safe option in the treatment of complicated meconium ileus. It has the advantage of less hospital stay and avoids a secondary laparotomy for closure of the stoma. PMID:17882440

  9. Proactive ergonomic behaviors intervention: Effects on promoting safe practices and reducing work-related musculoskeletal disorders among water utility workers

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    Wanda T. Rosado

    2006-01-01

    This study pursued the application of a comprehensive safety intervention supported by behavioral principles to improve safety knowledge, safe worksite practices and consequently decrease the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) amongst water utility workers. A total of 30 mechanics from two water treatment plants participated in the study. A multiple-baseline, across two settings design was employed. Study phases included:

  10. Safe Spaces, Support, Social Capital: A Critical Analysis of Artists Working with Vulnerable Young People in Educational Contexts

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    Sellman, Edward

    2015-01-01

    This article provides a critical and thematic analysis of three research projects involving artists working with vulnerable young people in educational contexts. It argues that artists create safe spaces in contrast to traditional educational activities but it will also raise questions about what constitutes such a space for participants. It will…

  11. The laparoscopic hiatoplasty with antireflux surgery is a safe and effective procedure to repair giant hiatal hernia

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    2014-01-01

    Background Although minimally invasive repair of giant hiatal hernias is a very surgical challenge which requires advanced laparoscopic learning curve, several reports showed that is a safe and effective procedure, with lower morbidity than open approach. In the present study we show the outcomes of 13 patients who underwent a laparoscopic repair of giant hiatal hernia. Methods A total of 13 patients underwent laparoscopic posterior hiatoplasty and Nissen fundoplication. Follow-up evaluation was done clinically at intervals of 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery using the Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Health-Related Quality of Life scale, a barium swallow study, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, an oesophageal manometry, a combined ambulatory 24-h multichannel impedance pH and bilirubin monitoring. Anatomic recurrence was defined as any evidence of gastric herniation above the diaphragmatic edge. Results There were no intraoperative complications and no conversions to open technique. Symptomatic GORD-HQL outcomes demonstrated a statistical significant decrease of mean value equal to 3.2 compare to 37.4 of preoperative assessment (p?procedure and no hernia recurrence was recorded in the study group, treated respecting several crucial surgical principles, e.g., complete sac excision, appropriate crural closure, also with direct hiatal defect where possible, and routine use of antireflux procedure. PMID:24401085

  12. 49 CFR 214.335 - On-track safety procedures for roadway work groups.

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    2010-10-01

    ... false On-track safety procedures for roadway work groups. 214.335...214.335 On-track safety procedures for roadway work groups. (a) No...responsible for the on-track safety of the roadway work group that...

  13. 23 CFR 630.1106 - Policy and procedures for work zone safety management.

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    2010-04-01

    ...false Policy and procedures for work zone safety management. 630.1106 Section...1106 Policy and procedures for work zone safety management. (a) Each...services; (5) Appropriate work zone safety and mobility training for...

  14. 23 CFR 630.1106 - Policy and procedures for work zone safety management.

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    2011-04-01

    ...false Policy and procedures for work zone safety management. 630.1106 Section...1106 Policy and procedures for work zone safety management. (a) Each...services; (5) Appropriate work zone safety and mobility training for...

  15. 49 CFR 214.335 - On-track safety procedures for roadway work groups.

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    2011-10-01

    ... false On-track safety procedures for roadway work groups. 214.335...214.335 On-track safety procedures for roadway work groups. (a) No...responsible for the on-track safety of the roadway work group that...

  16. Canine distemper vaccination is a safe and useful preventive procedure for southern sea otters (Enhydra lutra nereis).

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    Jessup, David A; Murray, Michael J; Casper, David R; Brownstein, Deborah; Kreuder-Johnson, Christine

    2009-12-01

    From 2002 to 2006, eight captive southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) at research and display institutions in California at risk of exposure to potentially lethal morbiliviruses were vaccinated with a commercial recombinant poxvirus vectored canine distemper (CD) vaccine. Serum-neutralizing (SN) antibody responses were followed for several years. The goal of this study was to determine whether 1) CD vaccination was a safe preventive medicine procedure for this species; 2) sea otters produce detectable SN antibodies in response to vaccination with this product; and 3) if this type of vaccination might be useful in response to a morbilivirus disease outbreak in free-ranging sea otters. Results indicate that a commercial recombinant vaccine is safe, provokes a measurable SN antibody response, and that vaccination may provide some protection from infection for free-ranging sea otters. It also resulted in the reevaluation of CD serology data that were previously published for free-ranging sea otters. Canine distemper, Enhydra lutris nereis, morbilivirus, sea otter, serology, vaccination. PMID:20063817

  17. A safe, effective, and facility compatible cleaning in place procedure for affinity resin in large-scale monoclonal antibody purification.

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    Wang, Lu; Dembecki, Jill; Jaffe, Neil E; O'Mara, Brian W; Cai, Hui; Sparks, Colleen N; Zhang, Jian; Laino, Sarah G; Russell, Reb J; Wang, Michelle

    2013-09-20

    Cleaning-in-place (CIP) for column chromatography plays an important role in therapeutic protein production. A robust and efficient CIP procedure ensures product quality, improves column life time and reduces the cost of the purification processes, particularly for those using expensive affinity resins, such as MabSelect protein A resin. Cleaning efficiency, resin compatibility, and facility compatibility are the three major aspects to consider in CIP process design. Cleaning MabSelect resin with 50mM sodium hydroxide (NaOH) along with 1M sodium chloride is one of the most popular cleaning procedures used in biopharmaceutical industries. However, high concentration sodium chloride is a leading cause of corrosion in the stainless steel containers used in large scale manufacture. Corroded containers may potentially introduce metal contaminants into purified drug products. Therefore, it is challenging to apply this cleaning procedure into commercial manufacturing due to facility compatibility and drug safety concerns. This paper reports a safe, effective and environmental and facility-friendly cleaning procedure that is suitable for large scale affinity chromatography. An alternative salt (sodium sulfate) is used to prevent the stainless steel corrosion caused by sodium chloride. Sodium hydroxide and salt concentrations were optimized using a high throughput screening approach to achieve the best combination of facility compatibility, cleaning efficiency and resin stability. Additionally, benzyl alcohol is applied to achieve more effective microbial control. Based on the findings, the recommended optimum cleaning strategy is cleaning MabSelect resin with 25 mM NaOH, 0.25 M Na2SO4 and 1% benzyl alcohol solution every cycle, followed by a more stringent cleaning using 50 mM NaOH with 0.25 M Na2SO4 and 1% benzyl alcohol at the end of each manufacturing campaign. A resin life cycle study using the MabSelect affinity resin demonstrates that the new cleaning strategy prolongs resin life time and consistently delivers high purity drug products. PMID:23953712

  18. Working from the Inside Out: A Case Study of Mackay Safe Community

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    Hanson, Dale; Gunning, Colleen; Rose, Judy; McFarlane, Kathryn; Franklin, Richard C.

    2015-01-01

    Mackay Whitsunday Safe Community (MWSC) was established in 2000 in response to high rates of injury observed in the region. MWSC assumed an ecological perspective, incorporating targeted safety promotion campaigns reinforced by supportive environments and policy. By involving the community in finding its own solutions, MWSC attempted to catalyze…

  19. 1.0 SAFE WORK PRACTICES.................................................................................... 3 2.0 EMERGENCY RESPONSE.................................................................................... 5

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    Habib, Ayman

    .0 CHEMICAL FUME HOODS................................................................................ 16 8 .......................................................... 6 2.3 Chemical Spill Cleanup Procedures..................................................................... 7 2.4 Chemical Splash to Eyes

  20. [Are disinfectant residues remained after cleaning hemodialysis machine procedure safe for patients?].

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    Szewczyk, Ma?gorzata; Grzeszczuk, Karolina; Walski, Tomasz; Suder, Marek; Komorowska, Ma?gorzata

    2013-01-01

    The dialysis machine shall be cleaned and disinfected after each patient treatment or after every 72 hours break in working. An acceptable disinfectants such as Puristeril plus or Puristeril 340, Citrosteril, Diasteril and Sporotal are used for decontamination. Puristeril 340 is designed for cold disinfection and due to the low pH value, the necessary decalcification of hemodialysis machines is easily achieved. It can be used for all haemodialysis systems like hemodialysis machines, water treatment devices and circuit pipes. Diluted Puristeril decomposes in a non-toxic way. Degradation products of peracetic acid, which is main component of Puristeril are: hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid. Peracetic acid is widely used for disinfection due to its exceptionally broad spectrum of microbiocidal activity at low concentrations and short exposure times. After use Puristeril is easily removable by rinsing with water. This paper deals with the effect of the Puristeril toxicity on blood as a function of its concentration and incubation time. Concentration range of 3.5-70 ppm was used, with particular emphasis on concentrations close to 5 ppm, a value is the limit of sensitivity of strips of starch potassium iodide, the tests for detection of peracetic acid. There was a strong increase in autohaemolysis and malondialdehyde concentrations with increasing concentration of Puristeril. There were also changes in dependence on the parameters of the incubation time, with the greatest effects obtained after 2 hours incubation with Puristeril. The detection limit of peracetic acid used strips of starch potassium iodide does not guarantee the safety of a patient undergoing hemodialysis. Even the residual concentration of Puristeril plus cause increased lipid peroxidation of membrane, and therefore suggest the routine use of stripes on the lower limit of detection of peracetic acid or implement measurement of hydrogen peroxide residues performed with sensitivity 1 ppm. PMID:24003659

  1. Safe working zones using the minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach: a morphometric study

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    Ibrahim Obeid; Olivier Gille; Anouar Bourghli; Stéphane Luc; Vincent Pointillart; Jean Christophe Cursolle; Jean-Marc Vital

    Purpose  The minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach is a recent technique developed for lumbar interbody fusion\\u000a and discectomy. The proximity of the retroperitoneal vessels and ventral nerve roots to the surgical pathway increases the\\u000a risk of injury to these anatomical structures. A precise knowledge of the regional anatomy of the lumbar plexus is required\\u000a for safe passage through the psoas

  2. The Utility of Caesarean Myomectomy as a Safe Procedure: A Retrospective Analysis of 21 Cases with Review of Literature

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    Patil, Manjula; SA, Shruthi

    2014-01-01

    Background: Myomectomy at the time of caesarean delivery has been discouraged because of the risk of intractable haemorrhage and increased postoperative morbidity. The aim of this study is to determine the safety and feasibility of caesarean myomectomy. Materials and Methods: A retrospective case control study done between June 2012 to May 2013 in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Karnataka, India which included 21 pregnant women with uterine fibroids who underwent myomectomy during caesarean section and were compared with 42 matched controls without uterine fibroids who had caesarean section alone during the same period. Primary outcome measures studied were incidence of haemorrhage and need for blood transfusion. Secondary outcome measures were duration of operation, length of hospital stay, postpartum fever and wound infection. Statistical analysis is done using IBMSPSS 20.0 software and students t-test. For calculation of incidence of haemorrhage Fisher’s exact test is used. Results: Mean age of the 21 cases was 31.81yrs and 47.62% were primigravida. Total 37 fibroids were removed. Subserosal were 30 cases(81.08%) while 1(2.07%) was submucous. 21(56.76%)fibroids were situated in fundal region and 3(8.11%) were in lower segment. Mean change in the haemoglobin from preoperative to postoperative period in the cases was 1.3gm/dl(±1.155mg/dl) and control was 1.05% (±.854mg/dl). Two of the cases(9.52%) required blood transfusion compared to none in control. None in either group required hysterectomy. Mean duration of surgery was 68.57min (±15.012min)and 51.55min (±9.595min) for controls which is statistically significant. Conclusion: This study shows that myomectomy during caesarean section is a safe procedure and is not associated with major intraoperative and postoperative complications. PMID:25386485

  3. 48 CFR 808.405-2 - Ordering procedure for services requiring a statement of work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Schedules 808.405-2 Ordering procedure for services requiring a statement of work. When placing an order or establishing a BPA for supplies or services requiring a statement of work, the ordering activity, when developing the statement of work...

  4. 48 CFR 808.405-2 - Ordering procedure for services requiring a statement of work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Schedules 808.405-2 Ordering procedure for services requiring a statement of work. When placing an order or establishing a BPA for supplies or services requiring a statement of work, the ordering activity, when developing the statement of work...

  5. 48 CFR 808.405-2 - Ordering procedure for services requiring a statement of work.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Schedules 808.405-2 Ordering procedure for services requiring a statement of work. When placing an order or establishing a BPA for supplies or services requiring a statement of work, the ordering activity, when developing the statement of work...

  6. An economical and safe procedure to synthesize 2-hydroxy-4-pentynoic acid: A precursor towards ‘clickable’ biodegradable polylactide

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    Ren, Hong; Baker, Gregory L

    2014-01-01

    Summary 2-Hydroxy-4-pentynoic acid (1) is a key intermediate towards ‘clickable’ polylactide which allows for efficient introduction of a broad range of pendant functional groups onto polymers from a single monomer via convenient ‘click’ chemistry with organic azides. The incorporation of various pendant functional groups could effectively tailor the physicochemical properties of polylactide. The reported synthesis of 1 started from propargyl bromide and ethyl glyoxylate. However, both of starting materials are expensive and unstable; especially, propargyl bromide is shock-sensitive and subjected to thermal explosive decomposition, which makes the preparation of 1 impractical with high cost and high risk of explosion. Herein, we report a simple, economical and safe synthetic route to prepare 1 using cheap and commercially available diethyl 2-acetamidomalonate (4) and propargyl alcohol. The desired product 1 was obtained via alkylation of malonate 4 with propargyl tosylate followed by a one-pot four-step sequence of hydrolysis, decarboxylation, diazotization and hydroxylation of propargylic malonate 5 without work-up of any intermediate. PMID:24991290

  7. Phototherapy in ELBW newborns: does it work? Is it safe? The evidence from randomized clinical trials.

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    Arnold, Cody; Pedroza, Claudia; Tyson, Jon E

    2014-11-01

    Phototherapy is assumed to be both effective and safe for extremely low-birth-weight infants. Our objective was to critically assess the relevant evidence from randomized trials. In the decades-old Collaborative Phototherapy Trial, phototherapy reduced serum bilirubin but not neurodevelopmental impairments. In the recent and larger Neonatal Network Trial, aggressive phototherapy compared to conservative phototherapy reduced both peak serum bilirubin (7.0 vs. 9.8mg/dL) and profound impairment at 18-22 months adjusted age (relative risk = 0.68). However, both trials suggested that phototherapy increased deaths among the smallest infants. Conservative Bayesian analyses of ventilator-treated infants under 751g birth weight in the Network trial identified a 99% probability of increased deaths and 99% probability of reduced profound impairment with aggressive phototherapy. Potential strategies to optimize the risk/benefit ratio in achieving low serum bilirubin levels, e.g., use of lowered irradiance levels, light-emitting diode phototherapy units, cycled phototherapy, and/or porphyrin compounds, deserve rigorous evaluation. PMID:25308614

  8. NASA Strategy to Safely Live and Work in the Space Radiation Environment

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    Cucinotta, Francis; Wu, Honglu; Corbin, Barbara; Sulzman, Frank; Kreneck, Sam

    2007-01-01

    This viewgraph document reviews the radiation environment that is a significant potential hazard to NASA's goals for space exploration, of living and working in space. NASA has initiated a Peer reviewed research program that is charged with arriving at an understanding of the space radiation problem. To this end NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) was constructed to simulate the harsh cosmic and solar radiation found in space. Another piece of the work was to develop a risk modeling tool that integrates the results from research efforts into models of human risk to reduce uncertainties in predicting risk of carcinogenesis, central nervous system damage, degenerative tissue disease, and acute radiation effects acute radiation effects.

  9. Service station requirements for safe use of hydrogen based fuels: NHA work group update

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    Coutts, D.A. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)

    1997-12-31

    This paper consists of viewgraphs which summarize the results of the meeting of the working group on safety standards. A standard for an odorant for hydrogen leak detection is set forth. Recent activities with the National Fire Protection Association and the International Standard Organization are enumerated. The path forward is also summarized.

  10. SUNRAYCE 1995: Working safely with lead-acid batteries and photovoltaic power systems

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    Dephillips, M. P.; Moskowitz, P. D.; Fthenakis, V. M.

    1994-05-01

    This document is a power system and battery safety handbook for participants in the SUNRAYCE 95 solar powered electric vehicle program. The topics of the handbook include batteries, photovoltaic modules, safety equipment needed for working with sulfuric acid electrolyte and batteries, battery transport, accident response, battery recharging and ventilation, electrical risks on-board vehicle, external electrical risks, electrical risk management strategies, and general maintenance including troubleshooting, hydrometer check and voltmeter check.

  11. Metabolic energy costs of USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal render-safe procedures: Field determinations. Interim report, 1 Jun-1 Dec 87

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    Kroch

    1991-01-01

    The primary mission of the USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians is to render safe munition--conventional chemical, biological or nuclears--that pose a safety hazard during peacetime as well as wartime. The physical work is quite varied; a specific task may require only a few minutes with minimal physical effort, or may require many hours and be very physically demanding. This

  12. SAFE OPERATION OF SHOP MACHINERY Students and staff may encounter numerous potential hazards when in proximity to or working with stationary

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    Kay, Mark A.

    long hair/beards to prevent entanglement in machinery (e.g., hair of a length that can be put up via Investigator/Supervisor. 3. Failure to strictly adhere to these safe operation procedures may result in loss be required where potential dropping of heavy objects (e.g., tools, steel stock) exists. e) Hearing

  13. Procedures and Version 2 Standards Handbook. What Works Clearinghouse

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This handbook describes the structure and processes that the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) uses for its reviews, presenting in one place all the standards the WWC currently uses to assess research. The handbook will be revised as new standards are developed and major new features are finalized. A distinguishing feature of the WWC is that it does…

  14. A procedure to select working fluids for Solar Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs)

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    R. Rayegan; Y. X. Tao

    2011-01-01

    The selection of working fluid and working conditions of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) has a great effect on the system operation, and its energy efficiency and impact on the environment. The main purpose of this study is to develop a procedure to compare capabilities of working fluids when they are employed in solar Rankine cycles with similar working conditions.

  15. Safe Youth. Safe Schools.

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    ... dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE combines classroom curriculum with community outreach ... prevent or stop bullying. Striving to Reduce Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) STRYVE, or Striving To Reduce Youth Violence ...

  16. Working in Hot Weather or Hot Workplace Environments Subject: Procedures and Guidelines for Working in Hot Environments

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    Lennard, William N.

    Working in Hot Weather or Hot Workplace Environments Subject: Procedures and Guidelines for Working in Hot Environments Applies to: All employees Number: 2010-06 Pages: 7 Effective Date: November 2010 is intended to prevent potential heat induced illness as a result of hot weather or hot workplace environments

  17. Characterisation of wax works of art by gas chromatographic procedures.

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    Regert, M; Langlois, J; Colinart, S

    2005-10-14

    To identify the various natural and synthetic substances used by sculptors at the end of the 19th century, several contemporary reference samples were investigated by high temperature gas chromatography (HT GC) and HT GC-MS. Using specific chromatographic conditions and minimising sample preparation, we could separate, detect and identify a wide range of biomolecular markers covering a great variety of molecular weights and volatilities, with a minimum amount of sample, in a single run. Beeswax, spermaceti, carnauba, candellila and Japan waxes as well as pine resin derivatives, animal fats, paraffin, ozokerite and stearin, used as additives in wax works of art, were chemically investigated. In the case of low volatile compounds, transbutylation was performed. The structure of long-chain esters of spermaceti was elucidated for the first time by HT GC-MS analysis. Such a method was then carried out on 10 samples collected on a statuette of Junon by Antoine-Louis Barye (Louvre Museum, Paris, France) and on a sculpture by Aimé-Jules Dalou (Musée de la Révolution Française, Vizille, France). The analytical results obtained provide new data on the complex recipes elaborated by sculptors at the end of the 19th century. PMID:16395801

  18. Differences between Presentation Methods in Working Memory Procedures: A Matter of Working Memory Consolidation

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    Ricker, Timothy J.; Cowan, Nelson

    2014-01-01

    Understanding forgetting from working memory, the memory used in ongoing cognitive processing, is critical to understanding human cognition. In the past decade, a number of conflicting findings have been reported regarding the role of time in forgetting from working memory. This has led to a debate concerning whether longer retention intervals…

  19. Safe Food Handling Guidelines Don't work with food if you have any type of illness, such as a cold sore, infected cuts, colds etc.

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    Burke, Peter

    Safe Food Handling Guidelines · Don't work with food if you have any type of illness, such as a cold sore, infected cuts, colds etc. · Purchase all food products (pre-made or requiring further Department. · Thoroughly wash: Your hands before handling food and after: touching the face or hair, going

  20. A prototype on-line work procedure system for radioisotope thermoelectric generator production

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    Kiebel, G.R.

    1991-09-01

    An on-line system to manage work procedures is being developed to support radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) assembly and testing in a new production facility. This system implements production work procedures as interactive electronic documents executed at the work site with no intermediate printed form. It provides good control of the creation and application of work procedures and provides active assistance to the worker in performing them and in documenting the results. An extensive prototype of this system is being evaluated to ensure that it will have all the necessary features and that it will fit the user's needs and expectations. This effort has involved the Radioisotope Power Systems Facility (RPSF) operations organization and technology transfer between Westinghouse Hanford Company (Westinghouse Hanford) and EG G Mound Applied Technologies Inc. (Mound) at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Mound Site. 1 ref.

  1. Safe environments.

    PubMed

    2014-08-28

    A new film on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website aims to encourage health and social care organisations to create safe environments in which staff can raise concerns as part of normal practice. Key points raised in the film include that managers should listen to what whistleblowers say and ensure the concerns raised are managed well, and that open cultures in which concerns can be raised help build safer working environments and effective learning organisations. You can view the film at tinyurl.com/oh3dk3q. PMID:25167120

  2. Differences between Presentation Methods in Working Memory Procedures: A Matter of Working Memory Consolidation

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    Ricker, Timothy J.; Cowan, Nelson

    2014-01-01

    Understanding forgetting from working memory, the memory used in ongoing cognitive processing, is critical to understanding human cognition. In the last decade a number of conflicting findings have been reported regarding the role of time in forgetting from working memory. This has led to a debate concerning whether longer retention intervals necessarily result in more forgetting. An obstacle to directly comparing conflicting reports is a divergence in methodology across studies. Studies which find no forgetting as a function of retention-interval duration tend to use sequential presentation of memory items, while studies which find forgetting as a function of retention-interval duration tend to use simultaneous presentation of memory items. Here, we manipulate the duration of retention and the presentation method of memory items, presenting items either sequentially or simultaneously. We find that these differing presentation methods can lead to different rates of forgetting because they tend to differ in the time available for consolidation into working memory. The experiments detailed here show that equating the time available for working memory consolidation equates the rates of forgetting across presentation methods. We discuss the meaning of this finding in the interpretation of previous forgetting studies and in the construction of working memory models. PMID:24059859

  3. Granting Credit for Work Experience: A Guide to Policies and Procedures of Wisconsin Education Institutions.

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    Wisconsin Univ., Green Bay.

    The ways that Wisconsin colleges, technical institutes and high schools award credit for learning acquired through work experience are described. This guide was written after a statewide study of the policies and procedures of both postsecondary and secondary schools. Data were gathered in interviews with nearly every postsecondary school in…

  4. MOT Test Procedures. Youth Training Scheme. Core Exemplar Work Based Project.

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    Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).

    This trainer's guide is intended to assist supervisors of work-based career training projects in teaching students the procedures of conducting the MOT (Ministry of Transportation) Test (Great Britain's motor vehicle inspection test) and dealing with the customers on whose cars the inspection is performed. The guide is one in a series of core…

  5. Collaborative Work During Interventional Radiological Procedures Based on a Multicast Satellite-Terrestrial Network

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    Lefteris G. Gortzis; Homer Papadopoulos; Theo A. Roelofs; Stefan Rakowsky; Dimitris Karnabatidis; Dimitris Siablis; Constantinos Makropoulos; George Nikiforidis; Georgi Graschew

    2007-01-01

    Collaboration is a key requirement in several contemporary interventional radiology procedures (IRPs). This work proposes a multicast hybrid satellite system capable of supporting advanced IRP collaboration, and evaluates its feasibility and applicability. Following a detailed IRP requirements study, we have developed a system which supports IRP collaboration through the employment of a hybrid satellite-terrestrial network, a prototype multicast version of

  6. Stay Safe Online

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    Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Stay Safe Online works to educate the public on the importance of protecting their personal computers from online intruders. If proper security procedures are not implemented, computers can become victims to viruses, denial of service attacks, Trojan horse programs, and other malicious activities that take advantage of computer vulnerabilities and result in billions of dollars of damage. Designed to provide information needed to protect home and small business computers, this Web site provides the top ten security tips on how to safeguard computer systems, such as using anti-virus software, not opening e-mail from unknown sources, and backing up computer data. The site also contains a self-guided cyber security test, educational materials, and links to other Internet security sources. In all, this is an important resource for all computer users to explore.

  7. Update on neurotoxins for facial rejuvenation: what they are, how they work, and how to effectively and safely use them.

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    Brennan, Connie

    2015-01-01

    The formal aesthetic introduction of botulinum toxin (i.e., neurotoxins) more than a decade ago has revolutionized the nonsurgical aesthetic market and transformed society's view of facial rejuvenation. Understanding the similarities and differences between U.S. commercially available neurotoxins, their characteristics and composition, where they are effective, their mechanism of action, and how to safely administer them will enable the aesthetic provider to successfully utilize this powerful tool and ultimately deliver optimal facial rejuvenation outcomes. An update on neurotoxins on the horizon is also provided. Please note that this article discusses neurotoxin use in treatment areas that are considered "off label" by the Food and Drug Administration. PMID:26020471

  8. Pack a Safe Lunch

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    Extension Food and Nutrition Specialists

    2009-01-06

    Lunches taken to school or work can be the cause of food-borne illness. To keep children safe, make sure hot foods are kept hot and cold foods are kept cold. Learn which foods are safe at room temperature, as well as other tips for lunch safety....

  9. Pack a Safe Lunch 

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    Extension Food and Nutrition Specialists

    2009-01-06

    Lunches taken to school or work can be the cause of food-borne illness. To keep children safe, make sure hot foods are kept hot and cold foods are kept cold. Learn which foods are safe at room temperature, as well as other tips for lunch safety....

  10. Safe Operating Procedure LENTIVIRAL VECTORS

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    Farritor, Shane

    components · Nature of the transgene insert (e.g., known oncogenes or genes with high oncogenic potential and packaging functions separated onto multiple plasmids - Deletion of viral genes Transgene Oncogene Non-oncogene

  11. Plastic matters: an analytical procedure to evaluate the degradability of contemporary works of art

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    Massimo Lazzari; Ana Ledo-Suárez; Thaïs López; Dominique Scalarone; M. Arturo López-Quintela

    2011-01-01

    The most significant results concerning a chemical study to evaluate the degradability of polymeric components in four contemporary\\u000a works of art, partially or completely realized in plastics, are presented and discussed in this paper. The procedure applied\\u000a is mainly based on the use of Fourier transform IR and UV–vis spectroscopies and pyrolysis–gas chromatography\\/mass spectrometry,\\u000a and consists of the following steps:

  12. An empirical test of the independence between declarative and procedural working memory in Oberauer's (2009) theory.

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    Barrouillet, Pierre; Corbin, Lucie; Dagry, Isabelle; Camos, Valérie

    2015-08-01

    It has recently been suggested that working memory could be conceived as two symmetrical subsystems with analogous structure and processing principles: a declarative working memory storing objects of thought available for cognitive operations, and a procedural working memory holding representations of what to do with these objects (Oberauer, Psychology of learning and motivation 51: 45-100, 2009). Within this theoretical framework, the two subsystems are thought to be independent and fueled by their own capacity. The present study tested this hypothesis through two experiments using a complex span task in which participants were asked to maintain consonants for further recall while performing response selection tasks. In line with Oberauer's conception, the load of the procedural working memory was varied by manipulating the number of stimulus-response mappings of the response selection task. Increasing the number of these mappings had a strong detrimental effect on recall performance. Besides contradicting Oberauer's proposal, this finding supports models that assume a resource-sharing between processing and storage in working memory. PMID:25504458

  13. Safe Harbor

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    Safe Harbor was created as a response to the European Commission's Directive on Data Privacy which was launched in October 1998 and prohibits the transfer of personal data to countries outside of the European Union that do not meet the EU's standards for privacy protection. Because the United States has significantly lower standards for privacy protection, the Directive on Data Privacy would have prohibited many transactions between the US and EU nations. Safe Harbor is a framework of US organizations that have agreed to comply with the Directive. The Safe Harbor Website contains a basic overview of the initiative which explains its history and mission. Safe Harbor documents include privacy principles, an in-depth collection of FAQs, information on how Safe Harbor is enforced, and other documents from both the US and the EU.

  14. The MERSADE (European Union) project: testing procedures and environmental impact for the safe storage of liquid mercury in the Almadén district, Spain.

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    Llanos, W; Higueras, P; Oyarzun, R; Esbrí, J M; López-Berdonces, M A; García-Noguero, E M; Martínez-Coronado, A

    2010-09-15

    The MERSADE Project (LIFE--European Union) tested the Las Cuevas decommissioned mining complex (Almadén mercury district, Spain) as a potential site for the installation of a future European prototype safe deposit of surplus mercury from industrial activities. We here present the results of a baseline study on the distribution of mercury in soils and air in the Las Cuevas complex and surrounding areas, and show the results of a plume contamination model using the ISC-AERMOD software. Despite restoration works carried out in 2004, the Las Cuevas complex can still be regarded as hotspot of mercury contamination, with large anomalies above 800 microg g(-1) Hg (soils) and 300 ng Hg m(-3) (air). In the case of soils, high, and persistent concentrations above 26 microg g(-1) Hg extend well beyond the complex perimeter for more than 2 km. These concentrations are about three orders of magnitude above world baselines. The same applies to mercury in air, with high concentrations above 300 ng Hg m(-3) inside the perimeter, which nonetheless fade away in a few hundred meters. Air contamination modelling (Hg gas) predicts formation of a NW-SE oriented narrow plume extending for a few hundred meters from the complex perimeter. The geographic isolation of Las Cuevas and its mining past make the complex an ideal site for mercury stocking. The only potential environmental hazards are the raising of livestock only a few hundred meters away from the complex and flash floods. PMID:20598346

  15. Bloodborne Pathogen Facts The University of New Orleans is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment

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    Li, X. Rong

    includes; elimination or minimization of employee occupational exposure to blood or certain other body (surrounding a fetus). Precautions: The program stresses using Universal Precautions and work practices Richardson in the Safety Office at x 36670 or Jerry Bounds in the Risk Management Office at x 36498 #12;

  16. Safe sex

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    Safe sex means taking steps before and during sex that can prevent you from getting an infection, or from ... the skin around the genital area. Before having sex: Get to know your partner and discuss your ...

  17. Safe sex

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    Olivia Worland (Purdue University; Biological Sciences)

    2008-07-09

    There are many diseases that humans can contract through sexual contact with each other. Humans can lower their risk of contracting these diseases by practicing safe sex techniques if they choose to participate in those kinds of actions.

  18. [Skin protection at work in Croatian hairdressers (results of the EvaHair questionnaire developed within the EU project "SafeHair")].

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    Kujundži? Brkulj, Marija; Macan, Jelena

    2013-06-01

    Hairdressers are under a high occupational risk of developing various health disorders, particularly regarding the skin. The "SafeHair" project was implemented from 2010 to 2012, with the aim to develop health and safety standards for the prevention of occupational skin diseases in hairdressing. Croatian hairdressers participated in the project. The aim of this work was to establish the actual status of skin protection in Croatian hairdressers. Data were collected by the EvaHair questionnaire developed within the "SafeHair" project. A total of 213 questionnaires were analysed. The sample comprised 133 (64%) salon owners, 46 (22%) employees, and 31 (14%) trainees. Thirty-six (17%) subjects confirmed the presence of skin disorders in their salons in the last 3 years, and almost all of the subjects (98%) considered the prevention of occupational skin diseases important. We found a high proportion (from 40% to 50%) of non-answered questions about risk assessment. Protective gloves were mostly used when exposed to chemicals (88%), but rarely for hair washing (13%). They were available to the majority of subjects (95%), but 32% of subjects had trouble wearing them. Hairdressers with over 30 years of working experience used gloves for washing and cutting hair more frequently than those with less than 30 years of experience (p<0.05). Education on skin protection was more often provided (39%) than education on the protection of the respiratory (15%) and musculosceletal (18%) systems. A high proportion of subjects needed assistance with interpreting laws, regulations, and information about products (57%), as well as in the implementation of risk assessment methods (49%). The results indicate a need for further education on the health risks and the implementation of protective measures. This should be carried out during vocational education and later in the form of permanent education. PMID:23819939

  19. Driving Safely

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    ... wear your seat belt. l Stay off the cell phone. l Make sure you can see and hear well enough to drive safely. l Make sure your medications don’t interfere with your driving. Quick Tip Make sure your car is a ...

  20. Biking Safely

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    ... of driveways. l Yield to pedestrians. l Alert pedestrians when you’re close to them. Say “passing on your left” or use a bell or horn. Quick Tip For more information about biking safely, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov/Bicycles. Visit ...

  1. Electrical hot work safety program

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    J. M. Gallagher; L. B. McClung

    1988-01-01

    An internal review of the safety practices for a large Canadian chemical plant indicated that the established procedures for electrical hot work needed to be expanded and formalized. The practices were expanded into a comprehensive electrical hot work program that included the philosophy, control, qualification, and safe work methods. The program resulted in changes that improved on an adequate chemicals

  2. Working Safe and Feeling Fine.

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    Milshtein, Amy

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the problem of repetitive stress disorders in the administrative workplace and shares some quick fixes to aid ergonomics. Some thoughts on the ergonomics of office chairs are provided as is the use of professional guidance in furniture purchasing. (GR)

  3. TANK OPERATIONS CONTRACT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY UTILIZING THE AGENCY METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY COMPLETE NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION WORK

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    LESO KF; HAMILTON HM; FARNER M; HEATH T

    2010-01-14

    Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS) has faced significant project management challenges in managing Davis-Bacon construction work that meets contractually required small business goals. The unique challenge is to provide contracting opportunities to multiple small business construction subcontractors while performing high hazard work in a safe and productive manner. Previous to the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC contract, Construction work at the Hanford Tank Farms was contracted to large companies, while current Department of Energy (DOE) Contracts typically emphasize small business awards. As an integral part of Nuclear Project Management at Hanford Tank Farms, construction involves removal of old equipment and structures and installation of new infrastructure to support waste retrieval and waste feed delivery to the Waste Treatment Plant. Utilizing the optimum construction approach ensures that the contractors responsible for this work are successful in meeting safety, quality, cost and schedule objectives while working in a very hazardous environment. This paper describes the successful transition from a traditional project delivery method that utilized a large business general contractor and subcontractors to a new project construction management model that is more oriented to small businesses. Construction has selected the Agency Construction Management Method. This method was implemented in the first quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, where Construction Management is performed by substantially home office resources from the URS Northwest Office in Richland, Washington. The Agency Method has allowed WRPS to provide proven Construction Managers and Field Leads to mentor and direct small business contractors, thus providing expertise and assurance of a successful project. Construction execution contracts are subcontracted directly by WRPS to small or disadvantaged contractors that are mentored and supported by DRS personnel. Each small contractor is mentored and supported utilizing the principles of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Partnering process. Some of the key mentoring and partnering areas that are explored in this paper are, internal and external safety professional support, subcontractor safety teams and the interface with project and site safety teams, quality assurance program support to facilitate compliance with NQA-1, construction, team roles and responsibilities, work definition for successful fixed price contracts, scheduling and interface with project schedules and cost projection/accruals. The practical application of the CII Partnering principles, with the Construction Management expertise of URS, has led to a highly successful construction model that also meets small business contracting goals.

  4. Effective Preassessment Team Procedures: Making the Process Work for Teachers and Students.

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    Ormsbee, Christine K.

    2001-01-01

    This article discusses effective preassessment team procedures for identifying students with special needs, including collecting comprehensive information about the student, documenting the student's problems, developing specific and detailed intervention plans, identifying support personnel to help implement the intervention plan, and…

  5. Working Memory, Task Switching, and Executive Control in the Task Span Procedure

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    Logan, Gordon D.

    2004-01-01

    Four experiments explored the task span procedure: Subjects received lists of 1-10 task names to remember and then lists of 1-10 stimuli on which to perform the tasks. Task span is the number of tasks performed in order perfectly. Experiment 1 compared the task span with the traditional memory span in 6 practiced subjects and found little…

  6. Afterschool Programs: Making a Difference in America's Communities by Improving Academic Achievement, Keeping Kids Safe and Helping Working Families

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This 2-page resource describes the benefits of afterschool programs for children, youth, and families, including evidence of improved school attendance and engagement learning, improved test scores and grades, and students at greatest risk showing the greatest gains. Additional benefits of afterschool programs include keeping kids safe, healthy,…

  7. 23 CFR 630.1106 - Policy and procedures for work zone safety management.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...address the use of Positive Protection Devices to prevent the intrusion of motorized traffic into the work space and other potentially...7) Escape paths available for workers to avoid a vehicle intrusion into the work space; (8) Time of day (e.g.,...

  8. 23 CFR 630.1106 - Policy and procedures for work zone safety management.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...address the use of Positive Protection Devices to prevent the intrusion of motorized traffic into the work space and other potentially...7) Escape paths available for workers to avoid a vehicle intrusion into the work space; (8) Time of day (e.g.,...

  9. 23 CFR 630.1106 - Policy and procedures for work zone safety management.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...address the use of Positive Protection Devices to prevent the intrusion of motorized traffic into the work space and other potentially...7) Escape paths available for workers to avoid a vehicle intrusion into the work space; (8) Time of day (e.g.,...

  10. Procedure-Authoring Tool Improves Safety on Oil Rigs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2014-01-01

    Dark, cold, and dangerous environments are plentiful in space and on Earth. To ensure safe operations in difficult surroundings, NASA relies heavily on procedures written well ahead of time. Houston-based TRACLabs Inc. worked with Ames Research Center through the SBIR program to create an electronic procedure authoring tool, now used by NASA and companies in the oil and gas industry.

  11. Mesothelioma in a wine cellar man: detailed description of working procedures and past asbestos exposure estimation.

    PubMed

    Nemo, Alessandro; Silvestri, Stefano

    2014-11-01

    A pleural mesothelioma arose in an employee of a wine farm whose work history shows an unusual occupational exposure to asbestos. The information, gathered directly from the case and from a work colleague, clarifies some aspects of the use of asbestos in the process of winemaking which has not been previously reported in such details. The man had worked as a winemaker from 1960 to 1988 in a farm, which in those years produced around 2500 hectoliters of wine per year, mostly white. The wine was filtered to remove impurities; the filter was created by dispersing in the wine asbestos fibers followed by diatomite while the wine was circulating several times and clogging a prefilter made of a dense stainless steel net. Chrysotile asbestos was the sole asbestos mineralogical variety used in these filters and exposure could occur during the phase of mixing dry fibers in the wine and during the filter replacement. A daily and annual time weighted average level of exposure and cumulative dose have been estimated in the absence of airborne asbestos fiber monitoring performed in that workplace. Since 1993, the Italian National Mesothelioma Register, an epidemiological surveillance system, has recorded eight cases with at least one work period spent as winemaker. Four of them never used asbestos filters and presented exposures during other work periods, the other four used asbestos filters but had also other exposures in other industrial divisions. For the information hitherto available, this is the first mesothelioma case with exclusive exposure in the job of winemaking. PMID:25296690

  12. Safely Measuring Kids' Medicine

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  13. Aerosols and Particulates Workshop Sampling Procedures and Venues Working Group Summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pachlhofer, Peter; Howard, Robert

    1999-01-01

    The Sampling Procedures and Venues Workgroup discussed the potential venues available and issues associated with obtaining measurements. Some of the issues included Incoming Air Quality, Sampling Locations, Probes and Sample Systems. The following is a summary of the discussion of the issues and venues. The influence of inlet air to the measurement of exhaust species, especially trace chemical species, must be considered. Analysis procedures for current engine exhaust emissions regulatory measurements require adjustments for air inlet humidity. As a matter of course in scientific investigations, it is recommended that "background" measurements for any species, particulate or chemical, be performed during inlet air flow before initiation of combustion, if possible, and during the engine test period as feasible and practical. For current regulatory measurements, this would be equivalent to setting the "zero" level for conventional gas analyzers. As a minimum, it is recommended that measurements of the humidity and particulates in the incoming air be taken at the start and end of each test run. Additional measurement points taken during the run are desirable if they can be practically obtained. It was felt that the presence of trace gases in the incoming air is not a significant problem. However, investigators should consider the ambient levels and influences of local air pollution for species of interest. Desired measurement locations depend upon the investigation requirements. A complete investigation of phenomenology of particulate formation and growth requires measurements at a number of locations both within the engine and in the exhaust field downstream of the nozzle exit plane. Desirable locations for both extractive and in situ measurements include: (1) Combustion Zone (Multiple axial locations); (2) Combustor Exit (Multiple radial locations for annular combustors); (3) Turbine Stage (Inlet and exit of the stage); (4) Exit Nozzle (Multiple axial locations downstream of the nozzle). Actual locations with potential for extractive or non-intrusive measurements depend upon the test article and test configuration. Committee members expressed the importance of making investigators aware of various ports that could allow access to various stages of the existing engines. Port locations are engine si)ecific and might allow extractive sampling or innovative hybrid optical-probe access. The turbine stage region was one the most desirable locations for obtaining samples and might be accessed through boroscope ports available in some engine designs. Discussions of probes and sampling systems quickly identified issues dependent on particular measurement quantities. With general consensus, the group recommends SAE procedures for measurements and data analyses of currently regulated exhaust species (CO2, CO, THC, NO(x),) using conventional gas sampling techniques. Special procedures following sound scientific practices must be developed as required for species and/or measurement conditions not covered by SAE standards. Several issues arose concerning short lived radicals and highly reactive species. For conventional sampling, there are concerns of perturbing the sample during extraction, line losses, line-wall reactions, and chemical reactions during the sample transport to the analyzers. Sample lines coated with quartz.or other materials should be investigated for minimization of such effects. The group advocates the development of innovative probe techniques and non-intrusive optical techniques for measurement of short lived radicals and highly reactive species that cannot be sampled accurately otherwise. Two innovative probe concepts were discussed. One concept uses specially designed probes to transfer optical beams to and from a region of flow inaccessible by traditional ports or windows. The probe can perturb the flow field but must have a negligible impact on the region to be optically sampled. Such probes are referred to as hybrid probes and are under development at AEDC for measurement in the high press

  14. Method Matters: Systematic Effects of Testing Procedure on Visual Working Memory Sensitivity

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    Makovski, Tal; Watson, Leah M.; Koutstaal, Wilma; Jiang, Yuhong V.

    2010-01-01

    Visual working memory (WM) is traditionally considered a robust form of visual representation that survives changes in object motion, observer's position, and other visual transients. This article presents data that are inconsistent with the traditional view. We show that memory sensitivity is dramatically influenced by small variations in the…

  15. The HALO system-applying the “safe wing” concept to airline operations in ground icing conditions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. T. Peterson; L. Nguyen; D. V. Edleman; J. F. Coffel

    1995-01-01

    A process has been developed to improve upon the existing “Clean Aircraft” concept as currently defined by FAA guidelines for airline operations. The new “Safe Wing” concept works with existing airline programs for operations in icing conditions. It adds a contamination detection and classification system to the current procedural system. This addition improves overall system safety while eliminating burdensome checks,

  16. The Effect of Principle-Procedure and Procedure-Principle Sequencing on Learning Outcomes. IDD&E Working Paper No. 19.

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    Lim-Quek, Muriel; And Others

    This study tested the effects of two instructional sequences--principle-procedure and procedure-principle--on the application and transfer of learning. It was hypothesized that a principle-procedure sequence would result in better near-transfer and far-transfer and that students would prefer this sequence. The 38 freshmen enrolled in a business…

  17. Procedures for using the Add/Change Supervisor(s) for Work-Study Jobs The Add/Change Supervisor(s) for Work-Study Jobs function has been created to allow departments to

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    Guenther, Frank

    Procedures for using the Add/Change Supervisor(s) for Work-Study Jobs The Add/Change Supervisor(s) for Work-Study Jobs function has been created to allow departments to maintain supervisor information for hourly paid work-study students. Work-Study jobs have an assigned supervisor when they are created

  18. Work.

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    Haines, Annette M.

    2003-01-01

    Draws upon Maria Montessori's writings to examine work as a universal human tendency throughout life. Discusses the work of adaptation of the infant, work of "psycho-muscular organism" for the preschooler, work of the imagination for the elementary child, community work of the adolescent, and work of the adult. Asserts that Montessorians' role is…

  19. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    setting, a probable human carcinogen. As with any chemical, please read the Material Safety Data Sheet is not toxic, but the monomer can cause peripheral neuropathy and is a probable human carcinogen. Symptoms exposure for many if not most symptoms. Cancer Hazards: Acrylamide is a probable human carcinogen. Animal

  20. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 1/12)

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    at UNL. AEDs are small, portable devices that can be used to treat heart attack victims. Because is a Heart Attack? A heart attack (also called a myocardial infarction) is the death of part of the heart muscle due to sudden loss of blood supply. Death of the heart muscle often causes chest pain

  1. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 8/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    by inhalation, absorption through the skin, and ingestion. Mercury may cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact. It is irritating to the eyes, respiratory system, and skin. The effects of mercury

  2. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    on NFPA requirements, as administered by the State Fire Marshal's Office. Storage Requirements Inside with at least one approved, dry-chemical, B-C portable fire extinguisher having a minimum capacity of 10 pounds be secured in an upright position and all outlets must be plugged or capped. Carrier compartments must

  3. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    the mixture. After 20 hours, neutralize the solution with sodium bicarbonate. Note that upon adding sodiumBr solution, add 20 ml of 5% hypophosphorous acid solution and 12 ml 0.5 M sodium nitrite solution. Stir bicarbonate, the solution will foam as CO2 gas is liberated. Dispose of the neutralized solution via

  4. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 12/08)

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    's specified limits. Avoid potentially dangerous terrain, such as deep mud or snow and steep hills and slopes moving completely. Never step over or reach under a moving power take off shaft or drive line, even one and therefore dangerous. U-shaped guards should be replaced with upgraded guards, as recommended

  5. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    ______________________________________________________________________ (For assistance, please contact EHS at (402) 472-4925, or visit our web site at http shards from entering the eyes. (Created 3/02; Revised 7/04) UNL Environmental Health and Safety · (402-abrasive bristles or soft, clean sponges/rags. Use brushes to clean inside of deep glassware. Do not reach inside

  6. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    when they are nearing the edge. · Employees entering bell-bottom pier holes, or other similar deep ______________________________________________________________________ (For assistance, please contact EHS at (402) 472-4925, or visit our web site at http if it is below a footing or foundation. · In general, if an employee will enter an excavation it must be secured

  7. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 4/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    ://ehs.unl.edu · Restrain hair if it is long and don't engage in personal grooming when handling food. · Immediately report 1 part chlorine bleach to 9 parts of warm water (75°F) as a disinfectant · Scrub and sanitize all

  8. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 12/11)

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    (INCLUDING RECOMBINANT NUCLEIC ACIDS.1030, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Definition: Biohazardous materials are infectious agents to the environment. Biohazardous materials include: recombinant nucleic acids (rNA) ; organisms and viruses

  9. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 10/11)

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    routes of exposure is also small. However, if the oil contains PCBs, skin contact or inhalation of mists) & STORM WATER BMPS HAZARDS OF OIL developed and implemented pursuant to the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations (40 CFR 112). It also

  10. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    in the spill to evacuate the room at once. b. If the spill has occurred on skin, flush the exposed area outside the room until released by an official from Environmental Health and Safety. 3. In the event from Environmental Health and Safety. (Created 10/01; Revised 5/04) UNL Environmental Health and Safety

  11. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

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    Farritor, Shane

    ______________________________________________________________________ (For assistance, please contact EHS at (402) 472-4925, or visit our web site at http, causing destruction of deep tissue layers, including bone. Unlike other acids that are rapidly neutralized composition. · Ensure unimpeded and immediate access to an ANSI-approved safety shower and continuous

  12. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 9/08)

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    or radiation producing devices without wearing the proper and required dosimetry! Annual Radiation Dose Limits/yr · Lens of Eye = 15,000 mrem/yr · Skin/Extremity = 50,000 mrem/yr · Embryo/Fetus = 500 mrem Use (Diagnostic) X-ray Users: radiation workers operating diagnostic x- ray machines are required

  13. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 6/10)

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    molten metals. · Milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, grinding, or stamping of any solid materials, or chemical-physical courses of instruction involving potential exposure to: · Hot molten metals or other. · Heat treatment, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or other materials. · Gas or electric arc

  14. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 3/11)

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    to petroleum based, animal, nut, and vegetable fats, oils, and greases, milk and milk products and ethanol by permitting may be required. · Installing fuel tanks or other tanks containing oil (including but not limited-products), may require installation permits as well as compliance with Oil Pollution Prevention regulatory

  15. Safe Operating Procedure (Revised 7/09)

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    ://ehs.unl.edu/) Custodial workers are at risk for repetitive motion injuries during routine tasks such as using a broom. · If the barrel tips, let go of it to avoid strain or injury. · See also EHS SOP, Cart and Hand Truck Safety reaching and smaller buckets to reduce weight being carried. · Try to bend at the knee, instead

  16. Louisiana Tech University Departmental Vault and Safe Control

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Departmental Vault and Safe Control This policy provides guidelines for the safeguarding of cash and non-cash items secured in a departmental vault or safe. Policy: 1. All University://www.latech.edu/administration/policies-and-procedures. All departments that collect cash or checks on a regular basis should have a vault, safe, or other

  17. Creating Food-Safe Schools: A How-to Guide

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006

    2006-01-01

    A food-safe school takes the steps to minimize the risk of foodborne illness throughout the school's environment and has procedures in place to identify and manage outbreaks if they occur. This booklet introduces the Food-Safe Schools Action Guide, which helps schools identify gaps in food safety and develop an action plan for becoming food-safe.…

  18. Buying & Using Medicine Safely

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Index to Drug-Specific Information Protecting Yourself Safe Disposal of Medicines Contact FDA Toll Free (855) 543- ... Medicine Driving When You Are Using Medicine Safe Disposal of Medicines Understanding Generic Drugs Facts about Generic ...

  19. Promoting Safe Work for Young Workers: A Community-Based Approach. A Resource Guide Documenting the Experiences of Three Young Worker Projects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bush, Diane; Gonzalez-Arroyo, Michele; Stock, Laura; Delp, Linda; Miara, Christine; Dewey, Robin; Sinclair, Raymond C.; Ortega, Maria J.

    This guide presents the lessons learned from three health education projects that focused on young worker issues and were funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In these projects, occupational health educators worked for 3 years, in three different communities, to raise the awareness of young worker issues, including…

  20. Organizing Safe Transitions from Intensive Care

    PubMed Central

    Häggström, Marie; Bäckström, Britt

    2014-01-01

    Background. Organizing and performing patient transfers in the continuum of care is part of the work of nurses and other staff of a multiprofessional healthcare team. An understanding of discharge practices is needed in order to ultimate patients' transfers from high technological intensive care units (ICU) to general wards. Aim. To describe, as experienced by intensive care and general ward staff, what strategies could be used when organizing patient's care before, during, and after transfer from intensive care. Method. Interviews of 15 participants were conducted, audio-taped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results. The results showed that the categories secure, encourage, and collaborate are strategies used in the three phases of the ICU transitional care process. The main category; a safe, interactive rehabilitation process, illustrated how all strategies were characterized by an intention to create and maintain safety during the process. A three-way interaction was described: between staff and patient/families, between team members and involved units, and between patient/family and environment. Discussion/Conclusions. The findings highlight that ICU transitional care implies critical care rehabilitation. Discharge procedures need to be safe and structured and involve collaboration, encouraging support, optimal timing, early mobilization, and a multidiscipline approach. PMID:24782924

  1. Hot Works Procedures and Protocols Last Updated: 2/14/2014 Owner: Safety and Risk Management Director Page 1 of 6

    E-print Network

    Dyer, Bill

    Hot Works Procedures and Protocols Last Updated: 2/14/2014 Owner: Safety and Risk Management, and is responsible for oversight of the Hot Works Policy for Montana State University (MSU) workers. Welding, oxyacetylene cutting, hot riveting, grinding, chipping, soldering, and other activities that produce sparks

  2. BACK TO BASICS: YOUR KEYS TO SAFE

    E-print Network

    Kirschner, Denise

    that most people feel using mobile electronics while driving is dangerous, yet the majority continues to doBACK TO BASICS: YOUR KEYS TO SAFE DRIVING DRIVE DISTRACTION-FREE DRIVE SAFELY WORK WEEK: WEDNESDAY Driving distraction-free means actively scanning the road ahead and the driving environment surrounding

  3. "How safe is splenectomy?".

    PubMed

    O'Sullivan, S T; Reardon, C M; O'Donnell, J A; Kirwan, W O; Brady, M P

    1994-08-01

    The increased risk of sepsis in patients following splenectomy has been well documented. Fear of overwhelming post-splenectomy sepsis (OPSI) has resulted in a generalized trend towards splenic salvage among surgeons. However, splenorrhaphy and attempts at splenic salvage may of themselves predispose to significant morbidity, sometimes more serious than increased susceptibility to infection associated with splenectomy. This study aims to assess the risk of splenectomy and subsequent asplenia. We reviewed 246 patients who underwent splenectomy over a 16 year period. Indications for splenectomy were considered under the following headings: haematological (N = 116), trauma (N = 69), visceral carcinoma (N = 28), incidental (N = 13) and miscellaneous (N = 20). There were 28 deaths in the series, primarily among those in the intra-abdominal carcinoma (13) and multiple trauma (13) groups. Two deaths were recorded among patients undergoing elective splenectomy for benign disease. Thrombo-embolic complications were recorded in nine patients; respiratory tract infection in 36 patients and intra-abdominal abscess in two patients. Two cases of post-splenectomy pneumococcal septicaemia were documented, neither of which was fatal. While not an entirely benign procedure, splenectomy can be performed relatively safely, especially when performed for benign disease in an adult population. PMID:8002263

  4. Development of a systems theoretical procedure for evaluation of the work organization of the cockpit crew of a civil transport airplane

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fricke, M.; Vees, C.

    1983-01-01

    To achieve optimum design for the man machine interface with aircraft, a description of the interaction and work organization of the cockpit crew is needed. The development of system procedure to evaluate the work organization of pilots while structuring the work process is examined. Statistical data are needed to simulate sequences of pilot actions on the computer. Investigations of computer simulation and applicability for evaluation of crew concepts are discussed.

  5. Safe patient handling and movement in a pediatric setting.

    PubMed

    Motacki, Kathleen; Motacki, Lisa Marie

    2009-01-01

    Although evidence-based practice exists to apply the principles of safe patient handling and movement (SPHM) to prevent nursing musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, nurses and nursing staff continue to use "body mechanics" when moving, lifting, and transferring patients. In this day of a nursing shortage, one that will continue to worsen, valued professionals must remain on the job and free from preventable, work-related injuries. As states enact laws requiring health care facilities to develop and institute SPHM programs, hospitals will be held to task to produce SPHM policies, procedures, plans, and protocols in their institutions. PMID:19785301

  6. Laser Safety Policy Procedure: 6.15 Version: 2.0 Revised: 09/15/2013

    E-print Network

    Jia, Songtao

    Laser Safety Policy Procedure: 6.15 Version: 2.0 Revised: 09/15/2013 Page 1 of 18 A. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to establish safe procedures for working with Class 3b and Class 4 lasers used that lasers and laser systems be operations in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI

  7. 30 CFR 77.312 - Fail safe monitoring systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...SAFETY STANDARDS, SURFACE COAL MINES AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Thermal Dryers § 77.312 Fail safe monitoring systems. Thermal dryer systems and controls shall be protected by a fail safe monitoring system which...

  8. Fully laparoscopic left-sided donor hepatectomy is safe and associated with shorter hospital stay and earlier return to work: A comparative study.

    PubMed

    Samstein, Benjamin; Griesemer, Adam; Cherqui, Daniel; Mansour, Tarek; Pisa, Joseph; Yegiants, Anna; Fox, Alyson N; Guarrera, James V; Kato, Tomoaki; Halazun, Karim J; Emond, Jean

    2015-06-01

    Living donor liver transplantation has failed to become a major means of transplantation in the United States, where <5% of the transplants are performed with living donors. At least 30% to 50% of the complications of donor hepatectomy appear to be related to abdominal wall trauma, including hernia, bowel obstruction, and chronic abdominal discomfort. We analyzed our experience with laparoscopically procured donor hepatectomy. We compared 22 full laparoscopic donor hepatectomies to 20 open/hybrid hepatectomies over an 11-year period. Donor and recipient demographics, complications, and graft and recipient outcomes were analyzed. All 22 laparoscopically procured liver allografts were transplanted successfully. The laparoscopically procured grafts took longer to procure (7 hours 58 minutes versus 6 hours 38 minutes; P?work (P?=?.01). The 1-year graft survival was not different (90% in the laparoscopic group and 85% in the open group; P?=?0.70). The 1-year patient survival was not different (95% in the laparoscopic group and 85% in the open group; P?=?0.32). There was a trend toward lower wound issues in the laparoscopic group, but this did not reach significance (the hybrid/open group had a 15% hernia rate versus 5% for the laparoscopic group). In experienced living donor centers, laparoscopic liver donation appears to be feasible for all pediatric recipients and some adult recipients. Outcomes for the recipients of laparoscopically procured grafts do not appear significantly different from outcomes with hybrid/open techniques. Liver Transpl 21:768-773, 2015. © 2015 AASLD. PMID:25789460

  9. The Fire Safe Council

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-10-15

    Utilizing the combined expertise, resources and distribution channels of its members, the Fire Safe Council fulfills its mission to preserve California's natural and manmade resources by mobilizing all Californians to make their homes, neighborhoods and communities fire safe. The Council has distributed fire prevention education materials to industry leaders and their constituents, evaluated legislation pertaining to fire safety and empowered grassroots organizations to spearhead fire safety programs. The site offers information on workshops and conferences, meeting minutes and details about local councils, an electronic newsletter, and fire safe education tools for individuals, business or local Fire Safe councils to raise awareness of the need to prepare for wildfires.

  10. Work

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-

    Authored and curated by David P. Stern, these web pages introduce the concept of work and its relation to energy. An example of electric work and energy using the example of a Van de Graaff Generator. These pages are part of "From Stargazers to Starships", an extensive web site that introduces topics in physics and astronomy using space exploration and space science. Translations are available in French and Spanish.

  11. Fairnes issues and job satisfaction among korean employees: The significance of status value and procedural justice in work orientation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeongkoo Yoon

    1996-01-01

    This study investigates how justice or fairness issues such as procedural justice, distributive justice, and status equity affect job satisfaction among Korean employees. Incorporating cultural values and social norms salient in Korea, the study hypothesizes that perceptions of procedural justice enhance more job satisfaction than perceptions of distributive justice among Korean employees. Another hypothesis, based on Korean employees' aspiration for

  12. Safe Use of Medicines

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Publications Text Resize - A + A Search form Search Home Health and Aging A-Z Health Topics Index Alzheimer’s Information FAQs ... Staff Visitor Information Contact Us FAQs Stay Connected Home » Safe Use of Medicines ... Heath and Aging Safe Use of Medicines Introduction Read this booklet ...

  13. Counterpane Labs: Password Safe

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Tired of trying to memorize numerous computer passwords? Password Safe is a free Windows 9x/2000 utility that provides users the opportunity to keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers and provides a single Safe Combination that unlocks all passwords. Password Safe "protects passwords with the Blowfish encryption algorithm, a fast, free alternative to DES." The program's security has been thoroughly verified by Counterpane Labs under the supervision of Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and creator of the Blowfish algorithm. Password Safe features a simple, intuitive interface that lets users set up their password database in minutes. One can copy a password just by double clicking and pasting it directly into his/her application. Best of all, Password Safe is completely free: no license requirements, shareware fees, or other strings attached.

  14. Safe Water for Kids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website houses hands-on water education activities. These activities can be used indoors, in a classroom setting, or outdoors. Activity I, How Does Water Move Through the Earth, displays the presence and character of pore spaces in sediments and rocks. Activity II, Where Does Contamination Go, demonstrates the law of conservation of mass, and contaminant movement. Activity III, Is Dilution the Solution to Pollution, shows the effect of dilution on certain contaminants. Activity IV, Down the Drain and into the Yard, reveals how a private septic system works, ways it can be damaged and how it should be maintained. Activity V, Aquifer in a Pan, exhibits some aspects of the interactions between ground water and surface water. This activity provides a visual tool to show how water is stored in an aquifer, and how drinking water can become contaminated by human activities that occur near the earth's surface. All activities are available in a printer friendly format. Links are provided to Purdue University's Safe Water for the Future Extension Program.

  15. Health and Safety Procedures Manual for hazardous waste sites

    SciTech Connect

    Thate, J.E.

    1992-09-01

    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Chemical Assessments Team (ORNL/CAT) has developed this Health and Safety Procedures Manual for the guidance, instruction, and protection of ORNL/CAT personnel expected to be involved in hazardous waste site assessments and remedial actions. This manual addresses general and site-specific concerns for protecting personnel, the general public, and the environment from any possible hazardous exposures. The components of this manual include: medical surveillance, guidance for determination and monitoring of hazards, personnel and training requirements, protective clothing and equipment requirements, procedures for controlling work functions, procedures for handling emergency response situations, decontamination procedures for personnel and equipment, associated legal requirements, and safe drilling practices.

  16. OSUHazcomBook.docx 1 Working Safely

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    to provide a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each hazardous chemical or chemical product they distribute. The SDS Health & Safety Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon #12;OSUHazcomBook.docx 2 Oregon State University Health & Safety Phone Directory Emergency Numbers Fire 911 Ambulance 911 Police 911 Public Safety

  17. Working

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A new special section in the New York Times, Working, features articles on the American worker. For example, the current issue contains stories on the contrast between the recent trend in layoffs and employers's complaints that they are unable to fill job openings; what is "retaining and motivating...the American worker"; and the shortage of qualified legal talent. The site also offers a great deal of career and job advice such as an article on non-traditional jobs, job forecasts, and office design. Interviews include an audio piece with Robert B. Reich, the former US Secretary of Labor. And of course, what would a newspaper section on work be without a link to the Dilbert comic strip?

  18. The Food-Safe Schools Action Guide

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "The Food-Safe School Needs Assessment and Planning Guide" is a tool that can help schools assess their food safety policies, procedures, and programs and develop plans for improvement. This tool includes a simple, straightforward questionnaire, score card, and planning guide that give administrators, school staff, families, and students a chance…

  19. Intrinsic Safe Power for Special Wireless Sensor Network Node

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guangzhu Chen; Zhencai Zhu; Qian Lu; Lijuan Zhou; Chunfeng Shen; Jian Ye

    2010-01-01

    Wireless sensor networks may be used in the explosion environment, such as underground tunnel in coal mine. In order to assure sensor node work normally, the power of a sensor node must be intrinsic safe. The intrinsic safe power of a sensor node, which consists of power supply module and intrinsic safe protection module, is developed. The power supply mainly

  20. Surf's Up. Be Safe

    MedlinePLUS

    ... nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_153179.html Surf's Up. Be Safe Stay near lifeguards, watch for riptides, ... 50 feet to 50 yards wide and flow up to hundreds of yards offshore. They're involved ...

  1. Traveling Safely with Medicines

    MedlinePLUS

    ... boats and bikes. For many Americans, summer means vacation, and vacation means taking a trip. To be sure that ... your trip, ask your pharmacist about how to travel safely with your medicines. Make sure that you ...

  2. Safe Food Preparation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nancy P. Moreno

    2011-01-01

    In this activity about food safety and nutrition, learners investigate safe food preparation by making fruit ice cream. This lesson guide includes background information, variations and bilingual (English/Spanish) recipe cards.

  3. Medications: Using Them Safely

    MedlinePLUS

    ... visible place in case you need it. Safe Disposal Do not give leftover medicine to others. When ... oil, and used batteries are taken for proper disposal. Similar to pharmacies, each facility has a different ...

  4. Environmentally safe fluid extractor

    DOEpatents

    Sungaila, Zenon F.

    1993-07-06

    An environmentally safe fluid extraction device for use in mobile laboratory and industrial settings comprising a pump, compressor, valving system, waste recovery tank, fluid tank, and a exhaust filtering system.

  5. Asymptotically Safe Dark Matter

    E-print Network

    Francesco Sannino; Ian M. Shoemaker

    2014-12-27

    We introduce a new paradigm for dark matter interactions according to which the interaction strength is asymptotically safe. In models of this type, the interaction strength is small at low energies but increases at higher energies towards a finite constant value of the coupling. The net effect is to partially offset direct detection constraints without affecting thermal freeze-out at higher energies. High-energy collider and indirect annihilation searches are the primary ways to constrain or discover asymptotically safe dark matter.

  6. Safe biodegradable fluorescent particles

    DOEpatents

    Martin, Sue I. (Berkeley, CA); Fergenson, David P. (Alamo, CA); Srivastava, Abneesh (Santa Clara, CA); Bogan, Michael J. (Dublin, CA); Riot, Vincent J. (Oakland, CA); Frank, Matthias (Oakland, CA)

    2010-08-24

    A human-safe fluorescence particle that can be used for fluorescence detection instruments or act as a safe simulant for mimicking the fluorescence properties of microorganisms. The particle comprises a non-biological carrier and natural fluorophores encapsulated in the non-biological carrier. By doping biodegradable-polymer drug delivery microspheres with natural or synthetic fluorophores, the desired fluorescence can be attained or biological organisms can be simulated without the associated risks and logistical difficulties of live microorganisms.

  7. The Queen's College has a set of procedures to deal with unsatisfactory work and academic discipline which is explained below

    E-print Network

    Capdeboscq, Yves

    (TRC), whose composition, powers and procedures a below. The Junior Member will then be summoned by letter or email, normally at least one week in advance, to appear before the next meeting of the TRC to appear before the TRC must attend. If a Junior Member fails to attend, the TRC is entitled to consider

  8. Improved ultrasonic inspection techniques for creviced safe ends. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1986-01-01

    Described in this report are several developments which have been key factors leading to improved ultrasonic inspection techniques for detection of IGSCC in the creviced region of Boiling Water Reactors recirculation inlet safe ends. Safe ends removed from an operating plant are used along with metallurgical studies to determine ultrasonic sizing capabilities on real cracks resulting in improved ultrasonic procedures

  9. Strategies for selecting optimal sampling and work-up procedures for analyzing alkylphenol polyethoxylates in effluents from non-activated sludge biofilm reactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Åke Stenholm; Sara Holmström; Sandra Hjärthag; Ola Lind

    2012-01-01

    Trace-level analysis of alkylphenol polyethoxylates (APEOs) in wastewater containing sludge requires the prior removal of contaminants and preconcentration. In this study, the effects of the types of alkylphenols present, their degree of ethoxylation, the biofilm-wastewater treatment and sample matrix were investigated on optimal work-up procedures for these purposes. The spot for sampling APEO-containing specimens from an industrial wastewater treatment plant

  10. Strategies for selecting optimal sampling and work-up procedures for analysing alkylphenol polyethoxylates in effluents from non-activated sludge biofilm reactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Åke Stenholm; Sara Holmström; Sandra Hjärthag; Ola Lind

    2012-01-01

    Trace-level analysis of alkylphenol polyethoxylates (APEOs) in wastewater containing sludge requires the prior removal and preconcentration of contaminants and. In this study, the effects on optimal work-up procedures of the types of alkylphenols present, their degree of ethoxylation, the biofilm wastewater treatment and the sample matrix were investigated for these purposes. The sampling spot for APEO-containing specimens from an industrial

  11. STANDARD PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS, PROCEDURES AND RECORD KEEPING AT THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS RELATIVE TO PRODUCTION WORK ACTIVITIES.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.

    TRAINING ON "REAL JOBS" HAS LONG BEEN AN ESTABLISHED POLICY OF THE CONNECTICUT VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. JUSTIFICATION FOR SCHOOL PARTICIPATION IN THE FIELD OF ACTUAL COMMERCIAL WORK IS THAT SUCH WORK IS NECESSARY FOR VALID AND COMPLETE TRAINING OF THE STUDENT. REAL JOBS MUST BE RECOGNIZED FOR WHAT THEY ARE, IMPORTANT MEDIA OF TRAINING, NOT…

  12. Safe Food in a Hurry. 

    E-print Network

    Sweeten, Mary K.

    1980-01-01

    ] Safe Food in a Hurry Mary K. Sweeten* Foodborne illness can lead to time away from the job for the employed homemaker besides causing family misery. You have to work to prevent food poisoning as you buy, store, cook and serve food. When you must..... TDOC Z TA24S.7 8873 no.1281 S fe Food ill a Hurry 8-1281 EMPLOYEO@ OMEMAKER Texas Agricultural Extension Service Til,e Texas A&M University System Daniel C. Pfannstiel, Director? College Station, Texas [Blank Page in Original Bulletin...

  13. YMCA National Safe Place

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In today's world where many social services for young people are being scaled back due to budgetary constraints, outreach programs such as Project Safe Place are important to know about. The program got its start in 1983 in Louisville, and since then has spread to many parts of the country. Essentially, the Safe Place program creates a network of locations (such as schools, fire stations, YMCAs, and libraries) where young people who may be distressed by difficult and threatening situations, such as domestic disputes or other such problems, can find help and support resources. On the site, visitors can learn in great detail about the program, find Safe Place locations around the country, and read about the organization's history and current leadership. One highlight to note on the site is the Teen Topics area, which has been designed specifically for teenagers as a place to read about topics they may have questions about, such as eating disorders, suicide, and teen crime.

  14. Strategies for safe injections.

    PubMed Central

    Battersby, A.; Feilden, R.; Stoeckel, P.; Da Silva, A.; Nelson, C.; Bass, A.

    1999-01-01

    In 1998, faced with growing international concern, WHO set out an approach for achieving injection safety that encompassed all elements from patients' expectations and doctors' prescribing habits to waste disposal. This article follows that lead and describes the implications of the approach for two injection technologies: sterilizable and disposable. It argues that focusing on any single technology diverts attention from the more fundamental need for health services to develop their own comprehensive strategies for safe injections. National health authorities will only be able to ensure that injections are administered safely if they take an approach that encompasses the whole system, and choose injection technologies that fit their circumstances. PMID:10680247

  15. Safe Medicine Disposal Locations

    E-print Network

    Yamamoto, Keith

    Safe Medicine Disposal Locations Central Drug Store 4494 Mission St. SF, CA 94112 Charlie drop-off sites accept these non-controlled substances: prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, liquid medicines, empty inhaler cartridges, pet medicines and medicated ointments. #12

  16. A Safe Haven.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lupinacci, Jeff

    2002-01-01

    Presents four key steps in planning for school security and creating a safe, secure environment for students: deterring the possibility of crime; detecting when something potentially troublesome has occurred; delaying criminals in order to give law enforcement officials the additional time needed to catch them; and recovering and continuing the…

  17. Safe abortion: WHO technical and policy guidance.

    PubMed

    Cook, R J; Dickens, B M; Horga, M

    2004-07-01

    In 2003, the World Health Organization published its well referenced handbook Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems to address the estimated almost 20 million induced abortions each year that are unsafe, imposing a burden of approximately 67 thousand deaths annually. It is a global injustice that 95% of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries. The focus of guidance is on abortion procedures that are lawful within the countries in which they occur, noting that in almost all countries, the law permits abortion to save a woman's life. The guidance treats unsafe abortion as a public health challenge, and responds to the problem through strategies concerning improved clinical care for women undergoing procedures, and the appropriate placement of necessary services. Legal and policy considerations are explored, and annexes present guidance to further reading, international consensus documents on safe abortion, and on manual vacuum aspiration and post-abortion contraception. PMID:15207687

  18. Safe end treatments for roadside drainage culverts 

    E-print Network

    Jackson, Benito

    1980-01-01

    treatments for roadside cross- drainage culverts. This thesis describes a full-scale crash test program conducted to arr1ve at the largest clear opening and maximum safety grate spacing on a culvert end that could be safely traversed by an out...-of-control vehicle. The culvert installations tested were a corrugated metal pipe culvert and a concrete box culvert. Tests were conducted in accordance with nationally recognized test procedures, and the results were eval- uated based on the impact performance...

  19. Ultimate Safe (US) Reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Gat, U.; Daugherty, S.R.

    1985-01-01

    The Ultimate Safe (US) Reactor is a reactor that eliminates the traditional safety concerns of nuclear fission reactors. The US reactor has an insignificant source term and no reasonable criticality accident. Furthermore, the negligible residual after-heat in the reactor renders its shutdown capability comparable or superior to conventional power sources. Fission products are continuously removed at the rate they are produced. The reactor is operated with no excess criticality, hence no criticality accident is reasonably possible. The reactor is controlled safely by its negative temperature coeffiient. The reactor maintains criticality by an internal breeding ratio that is trimmed to be exactly one. The US reactor requires a fluid fuel and on-line, continuous fuel processing. Molten salt fuel was selected for its low vapor pressure at high temperature; adequate solubility of uranium and thorium as fluorides; good compatibility with structural materials; absence of irradiation damage; high negative temperature coefficient and amply developed technology and experience.

  20. Approaching Suspicious Substances Safely

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2004-01-01

    A mineral identification tool that was developed for NASA's Mars Rover Technology Development program is now serving as a powerful tool for U.S. law enforcement agencies and military personnel to identify suspicious liquid and solid substances. The tool can measure unknown substances through glass and plastic packaging materials with the RamanProbe(TradeMark) focused fiber-optic probe. The probe length can be extended up to 200 meters to enable users to analyze potentially dangerous substances at a safe distance. In many cases, the spectrometer and personnel are kept in a safe zone while the probe is positioned next to the sample being analyzed. Being able to identify chemicals in remote locations also saves users time and labor, since otherwise the samples would need to be collected, transported, and prepared prior to measurement in the laboratory.

  1. Production Line Materials. Youth Training Scheme. Core Exemplar Work Based Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).

    This trainer's guide is intended to assist supervisors of work-based career training projects in helping students understand the operation of an assembly line, including safe working procedures. The guide is one in a series of core curriculum modules that is intended for use in combination on- and off-the-job programs to familiarize youth with the…

  2. Remind: Safe Classroom Communication

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-08-28

    Not just for teachers! This handy app allows organizers of all kinds to send safe, easy, and free one-way messages to groups and individuals. Phone numbers are kept private. Teachers, coaches, club leaders, and others use the service to schedule reminders, assignments, homework, assessments, and motivational messages directly to studentsâ??, parentsâ??, and group membersâ?? phones. This app is designed for iPhone and iPad users running iOS 6.0 or later.

  3. Chief Nurse responds to safe staffing concerns.

    PubMed

    Gillen, Sally

    2015-06-17

    England's chief nurse Jane Cummings has written to directors of nursing to address what she describes as 'misconceptions' about news that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is shelving its programme of work on safe nurse staffing guidelines. PMID:26080947

  4. Safe Robot Driving in Cluttered Environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chuck Thorpe; Justin Carlson; Dave Duggins; Jay Gowdy; Rob Maclachlan; Christoph Mertz; Arne Suppe; Bob Wang

    2003-01-01

    The Navlab group at Carnegie Mellon University has a long history of development of automated vehicles and intelligent systems for driver assistance. The earlier work of the group concentrated on road following, cross-country driving, and obstacle detection. The new focus is on short-range sensing, to look all around the vehicle for safe driving. The current system uses video sensing, laser

  5. Safe software standards and XML schemas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert C. Leif

    2010-01-01

    The goal of this work is to develop a safe software construction means for an XML based data standard for a class of medical devices, cytometry instruments. Unfortunately, the amount of empirical evidence to archive this goal is minimal. Therefore, technologies associated with high reliability were employed together with reuse of existing designs. The basis for a major part of

  6. Safe Space Oddity: Revisiting Critical Pedagogy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Redmond, Melissa

    2010-01-01

    Inspired by an incident in a social work graduate classroom in which she was a teaching assistant, the author reflects on her commitment to constructivist teaching methods, critical theory, and critical pedagogy. Exploring the educational utility of notions such as public space and safe space, the author employs this personal experience to examine…

  7. Flexible ACT & Resource-group ACT: Different Working Procedures Which Can Supplement and Strengthen Each Other. A Response#

    PubMed Central

    van Veldhuizen, Remmers; Delespaul, Philippe; Kroon, Hans; Mulder, Niels

    2015-01-01

    This article is a response to Nordén and Norlander’s ‘Absence of Positive Results for Flexible Assertive Community Treatment. What is the next approach?’[1], in which they assert that ‘at present [there is] no evidence for Flexible ACT and… that RACT might be able to provide new impulses and new vitality to the treatment mode of ACT’. We question their analyses and conclusions. We clarify Flexible ACT, referring to the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment Manual (van Veldhuizen, 2013) [2] to rectify misconceptions. We discuss Nordén and Norlander’s interpretation of research on Flexible ACT. The fact that too little research has been done and that there are insufficient positive results cannot serve as a reason to propagate RACT. However, the Resource Group method does provide inspiration for working with clients to involve their networks more effectively in Flexible ACT. PMID:25767558

  8. Flexible ACT & Resource-group ACT: Different Working Procedures Which Can Supplement and Strengthen Each Other. A Response.

    PubMed

    van Veldhuizen, Remmers; Delespaul, Philippe; Kroon, Hans; Mulder, Niels

    2015-01-01

    This article is a response to Nordén and Norlander's 'Absence of Positive Results for Flexible Assertive Community Treatment. What is the next approach?'[1], in which they assert that 'at present [there is] no evidence for Flexible ACT and… that RACT might be able to provide new impulses and new vitality to the treatment mode of ACT'. We question their analyses and conclusions. We clarify Flexible ACT, referring to the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment Manual (van Veldhuizen, 2013) [2] to rectify misconceptions. We discuss Nordén and Norlander's interpretation of research on Flexible ACT. The fact that too little research has been done and that there are insufficient positive results cannot serve as a reason to propagate RACT. However, the Resource Group method does provide inspiration for working with clients to involve their networks more effectively in Flexible ACT. PMID:25767558

  9. Keeping food safe.

    PubMed

    Conde, Crystal

    2011-11-01

    Legislation passed during this year's legislative session will help the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) identify the source of food-borne illness outbreaks. Senate Bill 81 increases the number of food wholesalers and warehouse operators that must obtain licenses from DSHS. DSHS enforcement activities include follow-up inspections at establishments that have problems, sending warning letters, holding management meetings with the firms, and providing technical assistance. When a food-borne illness outbreak involves a Texas manufacturer, wholesaler, or warehouse, DSHS can recall contaminated products, close establishments temporarily until they can ensure their food is safe or close them permanently, and levy fines. PMID:22714694

  10. Surgery aboard ship: is it safe?

    PubMed

    Fontana, M; Lucha, P; Snyder, M; Liston, W

    1999-09-01

    A retrospective review was performed on 684 surgical procedures done aboard U.S. Atlantic Fleet ships during a 3-year period from 1994 to 1996. These procedures were compared with similar procedures performed at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Morbidity and mortality rates were calculated and compared. A very low morbidity rate (0.43%) was reported for surgical procedures performed while deployed compared with 1.69% for procedures at the Naval Medical Center. One mortality was reported. These extremely low rates are felt to be attributable to multiple causes, including a highly selected, healthy patient population, performance of only low-risk procedures, early presentation of surgical problems, and early medical evacuation of patients with complex medical and surgical problems. We feel that elective surgical procedures such as vasectomy, circumcision, inguinal hernia repair, and hemorrhoidectomy can be performed safely aboard ship. This would increase the training opportunity for all members of the medical department and at the same time decrease the costs and risks associated with medical evacuation. PMID:10495629

  11. Type Safe Extensible Programming

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    Chae, Wonseok

    2009-10-01

    Software products evolve over time. Sometimes they evolve by adding new features, and sometimes by either fixing bugs or replacing outdated implementations with new ones. When software engineers fail to anticipate such evolution during development, they will eventually be forced to re-architect or re-build from scratch. Therefore, it has been common practice to prepare for changes so that software products are extensible over their lifetimes. However, making software extensible is challenging because it is difficult to anticipate successive changes and to provide adequate abstraction mechanisms over potential changes. Such extensibility mechanisms, furthermore, should not compromise any existing functionality during extension. Software engineers would benefit from a tool that provides a way to add extensions in a reliable way. It is natural to expect programming languages to serve this role. Extensible programming is one effort to address these issues. In this thesis, we present type safe extensible programming using the MLPolyR language. MLPolyR is an ML-like functional language whose type system provides type-safe extensibility mechanisms at several levels. After presenting the language, we will show how these extensibility mechanisms can be put to good use in the context of product line engineering. Product line engineering is an emerging software engineering paradigm that aims to manage variations, which originate from successive changes in software.

  12. Methods and Procedures for Shielding Analyses for the SNS

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    Gallmeier, Franz X [ORNL] [ORNL; Iverson, Erik B [ORNL] [ORNL; Remec, Igor [ORNL] [ORNL; Lu, Wei [ORNL] [ORNL; Popova, Irina [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    In order to provide radiologically safe Spallation Neutron Source operation, shielding analyses are performed according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory internal regulations and to comply with the Code of Federal Regulations. An overview of on-going shielding work for the accelerator facility and neutrons beam lines, methods, used for the analyses, and associated procedures and regulations is presented. Methods used to perform shielding analyses are described as well.

  13. Safe prescribing: a titanic challenge.

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    Routledge, Philip A

    2012-10-01

    The challenge to achieve safe prescribing merits the adjective 'titanic'. The organisational and human errors leading to poor prescribing (e.g. underprescribing, overprescribing, misprescribing or medication errors) have parallels in the organisational and human errors that led to the loss of the Titanic 100 years ago this year. Prescribing can be adversely affected by communication failures, critical conditions, complacency, corner cutting, callowness and a lack of courage of conviction, all of which were also factors leading to the Titanic tragedy. These issues need to be addressed by a commitment to excellence, the final component of the 'Seven C's'. Optimal prescribing is dependent upon close communication and collaborative working between highly trained health professionals, whose role is to ensure maximum clinical effectiveness, whilst also protecting their patients from avoidable harm. Since humans are prone to error, and the environments in which they work are imperfect, it is not surprising that medication errors are common, occurring more often during the prescribing stage than during dispensing or administration. A commitment to excellence in prescribing includes a continued focus on lifelong learning (including interprofessional learning) in pharmacology and therapeutics. This should be accompanied by improvements in the clinical working environment of prescribers, and the encouragement of a strong safety culture (including reporting of adverse incidents as well as suspected adverse drug reactions whenever appropriate). Finally, members of the clinical team must be prepared to challenge each other, when necessary, to ensure that prescribing combines the highest likelihood of benefit with the lowest potential for harm. PMID:22738396

  14. A safe transmission line for MRI.

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    Vernickel, Peter; Schulz, Volkmar; Weiss, Steffen; Gleich, Bernhard

    2005-06-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been established as a reliable and safe imaging method for the human body. However, electric conductors, such as cables situated near or in the human body, should be avoided because induced currents in the cables can cause hazardous heating in the surrounding tissue. In this paper, a new principle for the design of a transmission line is introduced and demonstrated, which is capable of avoiding dangerous heating of cables. The principle is based on transformers placed along the line, splitting the long line into several short not resonant and thus safe sections. A transformer design is introduced along with the theoretical aspects for both the avoidance of the undesired induced currents and the reduction of signal attenuation. Furthermore, the design fulfills the geometrical requirements of the side lumen of a standard catheter. Matching networks, whose elements are determined by power matching, are used to reduce signal attenuation by the transformers. A prototype was built to validate both theory and the simulations. As demonstrated in this work, it is possible to build safe transmission lines for MRI, making applications such as active catheter tracking possible. We expect that even new applications, such as safe intravascular imaging will be possible in a safe manner in the future. PMID:15977738

  15. Afterschool Keeps Kids Safe. Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 7

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    Afterschool Alliance, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Afterschool programs provide safe places for youth after school in addition to improving academic achievement and helping working families. Afterschool programs provide youth a safe, supervised environment that reduces their risk of committing or becoming a victim of violent crime. A recent report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids has found that…

  16. Safe pill-dispensing.

    PubMed

    Testa, Massimiliano; Pollard, John

    2007-01-01

    Each patient is supplied with a smart-card containing a Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) chip storing a unique identification code. The patient places the Smart-card on a pill-dispenser unit containing an RFID reader. The RFID chip is read and the code sent to a Base-station via a wireless Bluetooth link. A database containing both patient details and treatment information is queried at the Base-station using the RFID as the search key. The patient's treatment data (i.e., drug names, quantities, time, etc.) are retrieved and sent back to the pill-dispenser unit via Bluetooth. Appropriate quantities of the required medications are automatically dispensed, unless the patient has already taken his/her daily dose. Safe, confidential communication and operation is ensured. PMID:17901607

  17. SAFE Alkali Metal Heat Pipe Reliability

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    Reid, Robert S.

    2003-01-01

    Alkali metal heat pipes are among the best understood and tested of components for first generation space fission reactors. A flight reactor will require production of a hundred or more heat pipes with assured reliability over a number of years. To date, alkali metal heat pipes have been built mostly in low budget development environments with little formal quality assurance. Despite this, heat pipe test samples suggest that high reliability can be achieved with the care justified for space flight qualification. Fabrication procedures have been established that, if consistently applied, ensure long-term trouble-free heat pipe operation. Alkali metal heat pipes have been successfully flight tested in micro gravity and also have been shown capable of multi-year operation with no evidence of sensitivity to fast neutron fluence up to 1023 n/cm2. This represents 50 times the fluence of the proposed Safe Affordable Fission Engine (SAFE-100) heat pipe reactor core.

  18. Strategies and challenges for safe injection practice in developing countries

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    Gyawali, Sudesh; Rathore, Devendra Singh; Shankar, P Ravi; Kumar, KC Vikash

    2013-01-01

    Injection is one of the important health care procedures used globally to administer drugs. Its unsafe use can transmit various blood borne pathogens. This article aims to review the history and status of injection practices, its importance, interventions and the challenges for safe injection practice in developing countries. The history of injections started with the discovery of syringe in the early nineteenth century. Safe injection practice in developed countries was initiated in the early twentieth century but has not received adequate attention in developing countries. The establishment of “Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN)” was an milestone towards safe injection practice globally. In developing countries, people perceive injection as a powerful healing tool and do not hesitate to pay more for injections. Unsafe disposal and reuse of contaminated syringe is common. Ensuring safe injection practice is one of the greatest challenges for healthcare system in developing countries. To address the problem, interventions with active involvement of a number of stakeholders is essential. A combination of educational, managerial and regulatory strategies is found to be effective and economically viable. Rational and safe use of injections can save many lives but unsafe practice threatens life. Safe injection practice is crucial in developing countries. Evidence based interventions, with honest commitment and participation from the service provider, recipient and community with aid of policy makers are required to ensure safe injection practice. PMID:23662018

  19. 33 CFR 150.615 - What safe practices are required?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...DEEPWATER PORTS: OPERATIONS Workplace Safety and Health Electrical § 150.615 What safe practices...operator must ensure that, to prevent electrical shock, personnel receive training in electrical, safety-related work practices in...

  20. 33 CFR 150.615 - What safe practices are required?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...DEEPWATER PORTS: OPERATIONS Workplace Safety and Health Electrical § 150.615 What safe practices...operator must ensure that, to prevent electrical shock, personnel receive training in electrical, safety-related work practices in...

  1. 33 CFR 150.615 - What safe practices are required?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...DEEPWATER PORTS: OPERATIONS Workplace Safety and Health Electrical § 150.615 What safe practices...operator must ensure that, to prevent electrical shock, personnel receive training in electrical, safety-related work practices in...

  2. 33 CFR 150.615 - What safe practices are required?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...DEEPWATER PORTS: OPERATIONS Workplace Safety and Health Electrical § 150.615 What safe practices...operator must ensure that, to prevent electrical shock, personnel receive training in electrical, safety-related work practices in...

  3. 33 CFR 150.615 - What safe practices are required?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...DEEPWATER PORTS: OPERATIONS Workplace Safety and Health Electrical § 150.615 What safe practices...operator must ensure that, to prevent electrical shock, personnel receive training in electrical, safety-related work practices in...

  4. Basic Health & Safety Awareness Program A Safe Environment

    E-print Network

    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    Basic Health & Safety Awareness Program A Safe Environment for Teaching and Research In order the confirmation form. Basic Health & Safety Awareness Program Confirmation (http is the right and responsibility of everyone working at the University. Health and safety involves workers

  5. Back to basics: procedural sedation.

    PubMed

    Spruce, Lisa

    2015-03-01

    Patients undergoing surgery frequently receive procedural sedation from RNs in the perioperative setting. With appropriate training, perioperative RNs can administer procedural sedation safely and effectively, helping to eliminate the pain and anxiety often experienced by patients. Facility sedation protocols should provide guidance on training requirements, the RN's role, the credentialing process, the medications the RN may use, and when anesthesia personnel should be consulted. Creating these protocols is guided by state scope of practice laws, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Interpretive Guidelines, and accreditation requirements. Training, physician guidance, and appropriate protocols give the necessary support for perioperative nurses to provide safe and effective procedural sedation. PMID:25707727

  6. Ref: RMM Program #301 Standard Operating Procedures Page 1 of 3 Name of SOP Pressure air blower

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    Thompson, Michael

    Ref: RMM Program #301 ­ Standard Operating Procedures Page 1 of 3 Name of SOP Pressure air blower. Training provided by Light Metal Casting Research Center (LMCRC) and graduate students who operate to complete the work safely. Before using the pressure blower, ensure that you meet the following protective

  7. Teens for Safe Cosmetics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-04-13

    In this video adapted from Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative, meet a high school student who worked to enact a state law to make cosmetics safer, after she learned they contained toxic chemicals linked to cancer.

  8. Creating a safe environment

    E-print Network

    Ponce, V. Miguel

    .pdffactory.com #12;Chief's Message The men and women of the San Diego State University Police Depart- ment take pride an empowering environment, one that encourages team- work, innovation and self-evaluation. · Excellence We

  9. KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE NEAR DOGS

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    Little, Tony

    KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE NEAR DOGS Kendal Shepherd (BVSc, CCAB, MRCVS) Adapted for classroom use;2 Keeping ourselves safe near dogs 1 Do you have a pet dog? 2 Do you like dogs? 3 Does a relative of yours have a pet dog? 4 What makes dogs likely to bite? 5 How can we prevent a dog biting us? 6 Is a small

  10. Keeping Food Safe in the MarketKeeping Food Safe in the Market ood safety risks and responsibilities: Farmers markets are a great way for consumers to get fresh produce, to

    E-print Network

    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Keeping Food Safe in the MarketKeeping Food Safe in the Market F ood safety risks procedures to decrease the risk of contamination of the food products is the responsibility of the both the managers and the vendors. The safety of food products begins on the farm, but safe food handling strategies

  11. Creating Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Streets, Safe Schools, [and] Safe Workplaces: Using Illinois' Drug Laws.

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    Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Chicago.

    This handbook provides renters, homeowners, teachers, parents, and workers with tools for ridding their communities of illegal drugs. The booklet describes relevant anti-drug laws, and provides examples of how they are being used successfully in one state. The case studies cited almost always involve individuals and community groups working

  12. NASA trend analysis procedures

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    This publication is primarily intended for use by NASA personnel engaged in managing or implementing trend analysis programs. 'Trend analysis' refers to the observation of current activity in the context of the past in order to infer the expected level of future activity. NASA trend analysis was divided into 5 categories: problem, performance, supportability, programmatic, and reliability. Problem trend analysis uncovers multiple occurrences of historical hardware or software problems or failures in order to focus future corrective action. Performance trend analysis observes changing levels of real-time or historical flight vehicle performance parameters such as temperatures, pressures, and flow rates as compared to specification or 'safe' limits. Supportability trend analysis assesses the adequacy of the spaceflight logistics system; example indicators are repair-turn-around time and parts stockage levels. Programmatic trend analysis uses quantitative indicators to evaluate the 'health' of NASA programs of all types. Finally, reliability trend analysis attempts to evaluate the growth of system reliability based on a decreasing rate of occurrence of hardware problems over time. Procedures for conducting all five types of trend analysis are provided in this publication, prepared through the joint efforts of the NASA Trend Analysis Working Group.

  13. SAFE DRINKING WATER FROM SMALL SYSTEMS: TREATMENT OPTIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Bringing small water systems into compliance with the ever-increasing number of regulations will require flexibility in terms of technology application and institional procedures. his article looks at the means by which small systems can provide safe drinking water, focusing on t...

  14. Safe high-pressure freezing of infectious micro-organisms.

    PubMed

    Vanhecke, D; Zuber, B; Brugger, S D; Studer, D

    2012-05-01

    We describe how high-pressure freezing of infectious biological material can safely be accomplished with the help of membrane carriers. The method described is easy to perform; however, careful manipulations are required. Existing safety regulations must still be followed. However, the procedure reduces the risk of dissemination of infectious material. PMID:22364646

  15. Inexpensive and Safe DNA Gel Electrophoresis Using Household Materials

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    Ens, S.; Olson, A. B.; Dudley, C.; Ross, N. D., III; Siddiqi, A. A.; Umoh, K. M.; Schneegurt, M. A.

    2012-01-01

    Gel electrophoresis is the single most important molecular biology technique and it is central to life sciences research, but it is often too expensive for the secondary science classroom or homeschoolers. A simple safe low-cost procedure is described here that uses household materials to construct and run DNA gel electrophoresis. Plastic…

  16. Direct upper-lip lifting: a safe procedure.

    PubMed

    Felman, G

    1993-01-01

    Thin lips and an aging lower third of the face are increasingly the focus for surgical improvement. Thin and tightly pursed lips imply a certain resignation or even bitterness, especially in older women. Excessive application of lipstick to enhance the shape and color of thin lips was a solution but a poor camouflage. The desire for well-defined and full lips, as seen today on many models and actresses, is the motivation behind the increasing demand of women with relatively normal looking lips to turn to cosmetic surgery. They often present the surgeon with photographs of the shape and fullness of lips they desire to achieve. In this article the author recommends the use of the direct upper-lip lifting method as a more effective and successful approach to enhancing the shape of the upper lip. For plumping the lower and upper lip, the author recommends using autologous collagen augmentation. PMID:8273530

  17. A Study of Modified-Guttman and IRT-Based Level Scoring Procedures for Work Keys Assessments. ACT Research Report Series 97-7.

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    Schulz, E. Matthew; Kolen, Michael J.; Nicewander, W. Alan

    This paper compares modified Guttman and item response theory (IRT) based procedures for classifying examinees in ordered levels when each level is represented by several multiple choice test items. In the modified Guttman procedure, within-level number correct scores are mapped to binary level mastery scores. Examinees are then assigned to levels…

  18. 105-H Reactor Interim Safe Storage Project Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    E.G. Ison

    2008-11-08

    The following information documents the decontamination and decommissioning of the 105-H Reactor facility, and placement of the reactor core into interim safe storage. The D&D of the facility included characterization, engineering, removal of hazardous and radiologically contaminated materials, equipment removal, decontamination, demolition of the structure, and restoration of the site. The ISS work also included construction of the safe storage enclosure, which required the installation of a new roofing system, power and lighting, a remote monitoring system, and ventilation components.

  19. From Barrier Free to Safe Environments: The New Zealand Experience. Monograph #44.

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    Wrightson, William; Pope, Campbell

    Intrinsically safe design is presented as a logical extension of the principles of barrier free design, and as a higher level design strategy for effecting widespread implementation of the basic accessibility requirements for people with disabilities. Two fundamental planning procedures are proposed: including principles of safe and accessible…

  20. Flywheel Rotor Safe-Life Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ratner, J. K. H.; Chang, J. B.; Christopher, D. A.; McLallin, Kerry L. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    Since the 1960s, research has been conducted into the use of flywheels as energy storage systems. The-proposed applications include energy storage for hybrid and electric automobiles, attitude control and energy storage for satellites, and uninterruptible power supplies for hospitals and computer centers. For many years, however, the use of flywheels for space applications was restricted by the total weight of a system employing a metal rotor. With recent technological advances in the manufacturing of composite materials, however, lightweight composite rotors have begun to be proposed for such applications. Flywheels with composite rotors provide much higher power and energy storage capabilities than conventional chemical batteries. However, the failure of a high speed flywheel rotor could be a catastrophic event. For this reason, flywheel rotors are classified by the NASA Fracture Control Requirements Standard as fracture critical parts. Currently, there is no industry standard to certify a composite rotor for safe and reliable operation forth( required lifetime of the flywheel. Technical problems hindering the development of this standard include composite manufacturing inconsistencies, insufficient nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for detecting defects and/or impact damage, lack of standard material test methods for characterizing composite rotor design allowables, and no unified proof (over-spin) test for flight rotors. As part of a flywheel rotor safe-life certification pro-ram funded b the government, a review of the state of the art in composite rotors is in progress. The goal of the review is to provide a clear picture of composite flywheel rotor technologies. The literature review has concentrated on the following topics concerning composites and composite rotors: durability (fatigue) and damage tolerance (safe-life) analysis/test methods, in-service NDE and health monitoring techniques, spin test methods/ procedures, and containment options. This report presents the papers selected for their relevance to this topic and summarizes them.

  1. Asymptotically safe inflation from quadratic gravity

    E-print Network

    Bonanno, Alfio

    2015-01-01

    Asymptotically Safe theories of gravity have recently received much attention. In this work we discuss a class of inflationary models derived from quantum-gravity modification of quadratic gravity according to the induced scaling around the non-Gaussian fixed point at very high energies. It is argued that the presence of a three dimensional ultraviolet critical surface generates operators of non-integer power of the type $R^{2-\\theta/2}$ in the effective Lagrangian, where $\\theta>0$ is a critical exponent. The requirement of a successful inflationary model in agreement with the recent Planck 2015 data puts important constraints on the strenght of this new type of couplings.

  2. Registered nurse-administered sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedure

    PubMed Central

    Amornyotin, Somchai

    2015-01-01

    The rising use of nonanesthesiologist-administered sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy has clinical significances. Most endoscopic patients require some forms of sedation and/or anesthesia. The goals of this sedation are to guard the patient’s safety, minimize physical discomfort, to control behavior and to diminish psychological responses. Generally, moderate sedation for these procedures has been offered by the non-anesthesiologist by using benzodiazepines and/or opioids. Anesthesiologists and non-anesthesiologist personnel will need to work together for these challenges and for safety of the patients. The sedation training courses including clinical skills and knowledge are necessary for the registered nurses to facilitate the patient safety and the successful procedure. However, appropriate patient selection and preparation, adequate monitoring and regular training will ensure that the use of nurse-administered sedation is a feasible and safe technique for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.

  3. Legal Issues Surrounding Safe Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Day, Reed B.

    This handbook provides an overview of legal issues pertaining to the safety of public schools. Following the introduction, chapter 2 describes the governance model and philosophy on which American education is based. Court decisions and federal and state legislation that mandate the right to a safe school are discussed in chapter 3. The fourth…

  4. Finding a Safe Way Out.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Krause, Steven M.; Derby, Joel

    1996-01-01

    Building designers, owners, and managers are morally responsible for providing persons with disabilities with a safe way out of multistory buildings. Although codes, standards, and elevator features may make the job more complicated, all of the difficulties can be overcome. Four figures illustrate elevator egress. (MLF)

  5. Making Cyberspace Safe for Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pittman, Joyce; McLaughlin, Brian

    2000-01-01

    Despite the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Act's supposed protections, most web sites still collect personal information and post no privacy statements. Internet-filtering software packages are described and suggestions given for creating a safe environment, dismantling "cookies," informing parents and teachers, and checking "history" submenus on…

  6. Can It Safely Clostridium botulinum

    E-print Network

    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    at the boiling point of water. Pressure canners can be used to increase the temperature of food to 240°F which the boiling point of liquid, therefore adjustments must be made to the process when canning food at altitudes, and muscle weakness. Boiling Water Bath Canning: Boiling water bath canning is safe for preserving high

  7. The Early Years: Safe Smelling

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Peggy Ashbrook

    2009-10-01

    Using the sense of smell, animals find food or a mate and detect the presence of predators; their survival depends on this. In a discussion on using our sense of smell to keep use safe, some children may relate experiences of smelling something burning. I

  8. How Safe Are Our Teachers?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Younghusband, Lynda

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses a study she conducted in Newfoundland to determine the level of abuse and/or violence experienced by teachers, the nature of that abuse/violence, its personal impact, and whether Newfoundland teachers feel safe in their workplaces. The experiences presented are those of a focus group of eight teachers,…

  9. Staying Safe in Earthquake Country

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Staying Safe in Earthquake Country David Bowman On July 29 of this year, Mother Nature sent Cal State Fullerton a wake-up call in the form of the magnitude (M) 5.4 Chino Hills earthquake. Although this earthquake did not cause any serious damage to our campus, it has served as a reminder that we do indeed live

  10. Planning and Designing Safe Facilities

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    Seidler, Todd

    2006-01-01

    Those who manage physical education, athletic, and recreation programs have a number of legal duties that they are expected to carry out. Among these are an obligation to take reasonable precautions to ensure safe programs and facilities for all participants, spectators, and staff. Physical education and sports facilities that are poorly planned,…

  11. Evaluation of Revised Computer-Based Procedure System Prototype

    SciTech Connect

    Katya Le Blanc; Johanna Oxstrand; Cheradan Fikstad

    2013-01-01

    The nuclear power industry is very procedure driven, i.e. almost all activities that take place at a nuclear power plant are conducted by following procedures. The paper-based procedures (PBPs) currently used by the industry do a good job at keeping the industry safe. However, these procedures are most often paired with methods and tools put in place to anticipate, prevent, and catch errors related to hands-on work. These tools are commonly called human performance tools. The drawback with the current implementation of these tools is that the task of performing one procedure becomes time and labor intensive. For example, concurrent and independent verification of procedure steps are required at times, which essentially means that at least two people have to be actively involved in the task. Even though the current use of PBPs and human performance tools are keeping the industry safe, there is room for improvement. The industry could potentially increase their efficiency and safety by replacing their existing PBPs with CBPs. If implemented correctly, the CBP system could reduce the time and focus spent on using the human performance tools. Some of the tools can be completely incorporated in the CBP system in a manner that the performer does not think about the fact that these tools are being used. Examples of these tools are procedure use and adherence, placekeeping, and peer checks. Other tools can be partly integrated in a fashion that reduce the time and labor they require, such as concurrent and independent verification. The incorporation of advanced technology, such as CBP systems, may help to manage the effects of aging systems, structures, and components. The introduction of advanced technology may also make the existing LWR fleet more attractive to the future workforce, which will be of importance when the future workforce will chose between existing fleet and the newly built nuclear power plants.

  12. Is pancreaticoduodenectomy with mesentericoportal venous resection safe and worthwhile?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Philippe Bachellier; Hiroshi Nakano; Jean-Christophe Weber; Karim Boudjema; Daniel Jaeck

    2001-01-01

    Background: Whether or not superior mesentericoportal venous resection (SM-PVR) associated with pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is safe and worthwhile has not been fully confirmed. The aim of the present study was to investigate results of this surgical procedure performed for pancreatic head and periampullary neoplasms.Methods: As a first analysis, postoperative morbidity and mortality after PD with (n = 31) or without SM-PVR

  13. Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart

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  14. Donated Leave ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

    E-print Network

    Rainforth, Emma C.

    absence from work due to the donation of an organ (which shall include, for example, the donation of bone resulting from a serious health condition or injury, or donation of an organ. 2. When the DepartmentDonated Leave 1 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 7/9/2010 DONATED LEAVE PROGRAM DONATED LEAVE PROCEDURES

  15. Galileo spacecraft anomaly and safing recovery

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Basilio, Ralph R.; Durham, David M.

    1993-01-01

    A high-level anomaly recovery plan which identifies the steps necessary to recover from a spacecraft 'Safing' incident was developed for the Galileo spacecraft prior to launch. Since launch, a total of four in-flight anomalies have lead to entry into a system fault protection 'Safing' routine which has required the Galileo flight team to refine and execute the recovery plan. These failures have allowed the flight team to develop an efficient recovery process when permanent spacecraft capability degradation is minimal and the cause of the anomaly is quickly diagnosed. With this previous recovery experience and the very focused boundary conditions of a specific potential failure, a Gaspra asteroid recovery plan was designed to be implemented in as quickly as forty hours (desired goal). This paper documents the work performed above, however, the Galileo project remains challenged to develop a generic detailed recovery plan which can be implemented in a relatively short time to configure the spacecraft to a nominal state prior to future high priority mission objectives.

  16. Is There a Safe Level of Exposure to a Carcinogen?

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    Hrudey, Steve E.; Krewski, Daniel

    1995-01-01

    Presents an approach to estimating the "safe" levels of low-dose exposure to carcinogens that involves working upward from the smallest conceivable chronic dose instead of extrapolating downward from high exposures. Discusses expert and public opinion and other issues related to quantitative cancer risk assessment. (LZ)

  17. Students and School Adults: Partners in Keeping Schools Safe

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    Gastic, Billie

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the important roles that students, school staff and teachers play in keeping the school safe particularly from weapons. The author believes that one way that they do this is by working together to reduce the problem of weapons in school. The role of school staff and teachers extends beyond prevention and…

  18. Student Manual Supplement Safe Operation of Tractor and

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Student Manual Supplement Safe Operation of Tractor and Agricultural Equipment Instructions for Tractor Operation and Written Examinations A fter completing the required units of the Student Manual to qualify for the hazardous occupation order exemption of the agricultural work permit. Tractor Operator

  19. Lead-Safe Housing Policy Guidance

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    Lead-Safe Housing Policy Guidance #12;ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This guidance was prepared by the Alliance Gumm. The Alliance thanks the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch of the Centers for Disease..............................................................................................................................1 PART I Basic Lead-Safe Housing Standards

  20. Beyond OTP: Why Wilderness Programs Do Work and Are Safe.

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    Cockerham, Steve

    2002-01-01

    Wilderness programs have earned a well-respected niche in the continuum of care for troubled youth and families by providing quality counseling and education in an outdoor environment. Research substantiates claims of program effectiveness. Outdoor therapeutic programming can be dissected into identifiable techniques and approaches, which have…

  1. Working Together to Create a Safe Campus Community

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    are equipped with Mobile Data Computers and video cameras, and our officers are equipped with modern tools of a university campus, including a residence hall patrol unit, active shooter officer training and a Rape

  2. Organizing delivery care: what works for safe motherhood?

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    Koblinsky, M. A.; Campbell, O.; Heichelheim, J.

    1999-01-01

    The various means of delivering essential obstetric services are described for settings in which the maternal mortality ratio is relatively low. This review yields four basic models of care, which are best described by organizational characteristics relating to where women give birth and who performs deliveries. In Model 1, deliveries are conducted at home by a community member who has received brief training. In Model 2, delivery takes place at home but is performed by a professional. In Model 3, delivery is performed by a professional in a basic essential obstetric care facility, and in Model 4 all women give birth in a comprehensive essential obstetric care facility with the help of professionals. In each of these models it is assumed that providers do not increase the risk to women, either iatrogenically or through traditional practices. Although there have been some successes with Model 1, there is no evidence that it can provide a maternal mortality ratio under 100 per 100,000 live births. If strong referral mechanisms are in place the introduction of a professional attendant can lead to a marked reduction in the maternal mortality ratio. Countries using Models 2-4, involving the use of professional attendants at delivery, have reduced maternal mortality ratios to 50 or less per 100,000. However, Model 4, although arguably the most advanced, does not necessarily reduce the maternal mortality ratio to less than 100 per 100,000. It appears that not all countries are ready to adopt Model 4, and its affordability by many developing countries is doubtful. There are few data making it possible to determine which configuration with professional attendance is the most cost-effective, and what the constraints are with respect to training, skill maintenance, supervision, regulation, acceptability to women, and other criteria. A successful transition to Models 2-4 requires strong links with the community through either traditional providers or popular demand. PMID:10361757

  3. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SAFE BOATING MANUAL

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SAFE BOATING MANUAL Date Adopted: May 1, 2002 Last Revision: March 1, 2012 #12;University of Maryland's Safe Boating Manual 1 Contents Authority............................................................................. 10 #12;University of Maryland's Safe Boating Manual 2 Authority The University of Maryland Department

  4. Safe Handling f T iof Toxic,

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    Farritor, Shane

    intrinsically safe electrical equipment Correct Equipment:Correct Equipment: Manifold systems and regulatorsSafe Handling f T iof Toxic, Corrosive and Flammable Gases - University of Nebraska- Presented/24/2006-A 1 #12;Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders OverviewOverviewOverviewOverview Review some

  5. Network Rail: Everyone home safe every day

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    / Network Rail: Everyone home safe every day Network Rail: Everyone home safe every day 6-Aug-14 1, 2010 Network Rail: Everyone home safe every day Network Rail's review: Fragmented risk management largest risk to non rail travelling public Level crossings not perceived as high risk locations for road

  6. For Your Baby SAFE TO SLEEP

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    Rau, Don C.

    Safe Sleep For Your Baby SAFE TO SLEEP Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development #12;This is what a safe sleep environment looks like. It has no bumpers, pillows

  7. For Your Baby SAFE TO SLEEP

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    Rau, Don C.

    Safe Sleep For Your Baby SAFE TO SLEEP Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development #12;This is what a safe sleep environment looks like. The baby's sleep area has

  8. 76 FR 12719 - Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program; Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Safe Schools/Healthy...

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    2011-03-08

    ...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program; Office of Safe and Drug- Free Schools; Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program; Catalog of Federal...definitions under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) program....

  9. Safe software standards and XML schemas

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    Leif, Robert C.

    2010-02-01

    The goal of this work is to develop a safe software construction means for an XML based data standard for a class of medical devices, cytometry instruments. Unfortunately, the amount of empirical evidence to archive this goal is minimal. Therefore, technologies associated with high reliability were employed together with reuse of existing designs. The basis for a major part of the design was the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard and the Flow Cytometry Standard (FCS). Since the DICOM Standard is a Class II device, the safety of software should be maximized. The XML Schema Definition Language (XSDL) has been used to develop schemas that maximize readability, modularity, strong typing, and reuse. An instance and an instrument XML schema were created for data obtained with a microscope by importing multiple schemas that each consisted of a class that described one object. This design was checked by validating the schemas and creating XML pages from them.

  10. Primer on tritium safe handling practices

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    Not Available

    1994-12-01

    This Primer is designed for use by operations and maintenance personnel to improve their knowledge of tritium safe handling practices. It is applicable to many job classifications and can be used as a reference for classroom work or for self-study. It is presented in general terms for use throughout the DOE Complex. After reading it, one should be able to: describe methods of measuring airborne tritium concentration; list types of protective clothing effective against tritium uptake from surface and airborne contamination; name two methods of reducing the body dose after a tritium uptake; describe the most common method for determining amount of tritium uptake in the body; describe steps to take following an accidental release of airborne tritium; describe the damage to metals that results from absorption of tritium; explain how washing hands or showering in cold water helps reduce tritium uptake; and describe how tritium exchanges with normal hydrogen in water and hydrocarbons.

  11. Procedural Attachment

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    Steels, Luc

    1979-08-01

    A frame-based reasoning system is extended to deal with procedural attachment. Arguments are given why procedural attachment is needed in a symbolic reasoner. The notion of an infinitary concept is introduced. Conventions ...

  12. Abstract--In this work is proposed the design of a system to create and handle Electric Vehicles (EV) charging procedures,

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    Abstract--In this work is proposed the design of a system to create and handle Electric Vehicles network limitation and absence of smart meter devices, Electric Vehicles charging should be performed application to assist the EV driver on these processes. This proposed Smart Electric Vehicle Charging System

  13. Safe Landings in Extreme Terrain

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    Rivellini, Tom; Ortiz, Gary; Steltzner, Adam

    2000-01-01

    Following the failure of the Mars Polar Lander and the re-evaluation of the Mars Sample Return mission status, a Safe Landing Tiger team was established on January 7, 2000. The charter of the team was to re-evaluate large scale (1000-2000 Kg) Mars lander designs with the principal objective being the assurance of safe landing in hazardous terrain. The tiger team developed a number of concepts, two of the most notable and promising concepts, are both based on a Mobile Lander paradigm. Unlike the Pathfinder and Surveyor class landers, this paradigm groups all of the landed equipment into one of two categories: (1) EDL only equipment (i.e., not used after touchdown) and (2) multi-use equipment, those used during and or after touchdown. The objective is to maximize the use of all equipment being brought to the surface by placing the bulk of the avionics and mechanical systems onto a much larger 'rover' and leaving only the bare essentials on a 'dead-on-arrival' landing system. All of the hardware that the surface roving mission needs is enlisted into performing the EDL tasks. Any EDL specific avionics not used after touchdown are placed on the landing system.

  14. Play It Safe: Creating a Safe Environment for Children.

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    Glick, Steven; Rudolph, Brenda

    This booklet describes the materials, objectives, and procedures of a parent workshop on home and toy safety. The workshop was designed to encourage parents to use common sense, apply what they already know about safety, be prepared to handle emergency situations effectvely, and be alert to the potential dangers of toys. Contained in the booklet…

  15. CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR Members of the USF community are asked to help make the campus safe by avoiding risks,

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR Members of the USF community are asked to help make the campus safe by avoiding on a year round basis. Observe the following procedures if you are exposed to violent or criminal behavior

  16. Lithium metatungstate a safe alternative for washability

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    Rademacher, M.J.

    1995-08-01

    Lithium metatungstate (LMT), originally developed for the separation of heavy mineral sands, has been determined to be a safe and effective alternative to the traditional organic liquids used in determining the washability characteristics of coal. LMT is a non-flammable, very soluble inorganic salt which, when dissolved in water, can be used to replace organic liquids traditionally utilized for the gravity separation procedure. The concentrated LMT solution is commonly produced at a specific gravity of 3.0 g/cc. Solutions with lower specific gravities can be prepared by dilution with distilled water. Solutions with higher specific gravities can be prepared by concentrating the solutions through a reverse osmosis (RO) technique or an evaporation process. LMT was originally developed for the separation of heavy mineral sands, however, due to the similarities between the uses and from positive results of experimental data. It was found that this technology has applications for the gravity separation of coal and other minerals. The LMT technology is discussed.

  17. Is periconceptional opioid use safe?

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    Chan, Felix; Koren, Gideon

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Question A patient in my practice who takes buprenorphine for chronic pain would like to conceive. Is it safe for her to continue taking her medication? Answer The literature regarding periconceptional opioid use is conflicted as to whether opioids pose an elevated risk of birth defects. Confounding factors such as socioeconomic status, stress, and alcohol consumption might play a role. The first trimester of pregnancy is the critical period of development for many organ systems in the embryo. A chemical or environmental insult is more likely to produce major congenital malformations such as neural tube defects or mental retardation if it occurs within this window. Medical practitioners should judiciously consider a risk-benefit analysis before making their decisions.

  18. Teaching adults SAFE medication management.

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    Yetzer, Elizabeth A; Goetsch, Nancy; St Paul, Marilyn

    2011-01-01

    One in nine visits to the emergency department is the result of a drug-related adverse event and is possibly preventable (Zed et al., 2008). The rehabilitation nurse has the opportunity to teach adults a comprehensive medication management plan that will help reduce medication errors. Most patients have minimal medication experience or instruction; this article documents the effectiveness of using a S = systematic, A = accurate, F = functional, and E = effective instructional methodology to help patients learn about their medications. The methodology helps rehabilitation nurses teach the average patient about handling, absorbing, and implementing the information. This article presents detailed instruction about the salient points of the SAFE instructional program. Several figures, a checklist, and pictures demonstrate the techniques utilized. Prevention of medication errors is emphasized throughout. PMID:22073505

  19. Scope on Safety: Debugging safely

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    Ken Roy

    2007-12-01

    The hazards of pests in the classroom are numerous. Mice can contaminate food and supplies and trigger asthma attacks, cockroaches can cause allergic reactions and aggravate asthma, flies can spread disease, bee and yellow jacket stings can be life threatening, and spiders and ant bites can cause pain and even death. As teachers, we want to provide a safe classroom for our students, but we are also concerned about the indiscriminant use of hazardous pesticides in schools and on school grounds. Numerous studies have shown the dangers of exposure to these chemicals, especially for children. This is a real issue and one that finally is being addressed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many state legislators.

  20. Thermodynamics of asymptotically safe theories

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    Rischke, Dirk H

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the thermodynamic properties of a novel class of gauge-Yukawa theories that have recently been shown to be completely asymptotically safe, because their short-distance behaviour is determined by the presence of an interacting fixed point. Not only do all the coupling constants freeze at a constant and calculable value in the ultraviolet, their values can even be made arbitrarily small for an appropriate choice of the ratio $N_c/N_f$ of fermion colours and flavours in the Veneziano limit. Thus, a perturbative treatment can be justified. We compute the pressure, entropy density, and thermal degrees of freedom of these theories to next-to-next-to-leading order in the coupling constants.

  1. Thermodynamics of asymptotically safe theories

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    Dirk H. Rischke; Francesco Sannino

    2015-05-28

    We investigate the thermodynamic properties of a novel class of gauge-Yukawa theories that have recently been shown to be completely asymptotically safe, because their short-distance behaviour is determined by the presence of an interacting fixed point. Not only do all the coupling constants freeze at a constant and calculable value in the ultraviolet, their values can even be made arbitrarily small for an appropriate choice of the ratio $N_c/N_f$ of fermion colours and flavours in the Veneziano limit. Thus, a perturbative treatment can be justified. We compute the pressure, entropy density, and thermal degrees of freedom of these theories to next-to-next-to-leading order in the coupling constants.

  2. ToP: A Trend-of-Disease-Progression Procedure Works Well for Identifying Cancer Genes from Multi-State Cohort Gene Expression Data for Human Colorectal Cancer

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    Chung, Feng-Hsiang; Lee, Henry Hsin-Chung; Lee, Hoong-Chien

    2013-01-01

    Significantly expressed genes extracted from microarray gene expression data have proved very useful for identifying genetic biomarkers of diseases, including cancer. However, deriving a disease related inference from a list of differentially expressed genes has proven less than straightforward. In a systems disease such as cancer, how genes interact with each other should matter just as much as the level of gene expression. Here, in a novel approach, we used the network and disease progression properties of individual genes in state-specific gene-gene interaction networks (GGINs) to select cancer genes for human colorectal cancer (CRC) and obtain a much higher hit rate of known cancer genes when compared with methods not based on network theory. We constructed GGINs by integrating gene expression microarray data from multiple states – healthy control (Nor), adenoma (Ade), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and CRC – with protein-protein interaction database and Gene Ontology. We tracked changes in the network degrees and clustering coefficients of individual genes in the GGINs as the disease state changed from one to another. From these we inferred the state sequences Nor-Ade-CRC and Nor-IBD-CRC both exhibited a trend of (disease) progression (ToP) toward CRC, and devised a ToP procedure for selecting cancer genes for CRC. Of the 141 candidates selected using ToP, ?50% had literature support as cancer genes, compared to hit rates of 20% to 30% for standard methods using only gene expression data. Among the 16 candidate cancer genes that encoded transcription factors, 13 were known to be tumorigenic and three were novel: CDK1, SNRPF, and ILF2. We identified 13 of the 141 predicted cancer genes as candidate markers for early detection of CRC, 11 and 2 at the Ade and IBD states, respectively. PMID:23799036

  3. Methods, setup and safe handling for anhydrous hydrogen fluoride cleavage in Boc solid-phase peptide synthesis.

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    Muttenthaler, Markus; Albericio, Fernando; Dawson, Philip E

    2015-07-01

    Solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) using tert-butyloxycarbonyl (Boc)/benzyl (Bzl) chemistry is an indispensable technique in many laboratories around the globe, and it provides peptides to the pharmaceutical industry and to thousands of scientists working in basic research. The Boc/Bzl strategy has several advantages, including reliability in the synthesis of long and difficult polypeptides, alternative orthogonality regarding protecting groups and ease of producing C-terminal thioesters for native chemical ligation applications. In this process, anhydrous hydrogen fluoride (HF) is used to remove the side chain protecting groups of the assembled peptide and to release the peptide from the resin, a process typically described as 'HF cleavage'. This protocol describes the general methodology, apparatus setup and safe handling of HF, with the aim of providing comprehensive information on the safe use of this valuable, well-studied and validated cleavage technique. We explain the cleavage mechanism, the physicochemical properties and risks of HF, first aid measures and the correct use of the apparatus. In addition, we provide advice on scavenger selection, as well as a troubleshooting section and video material illustrating key steps of the procedure. The protocol comprises precleavage sample preparation (30 min-2.5 h), complete HF cleavage procedure (2 h) and reaction workup (30 min). PMID:26086408

  4. On the accuracy of statistical procedures in Microsoft Excel 2007

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    B. D. Mccullough; David A. Heiser

    2008-01-01

    Excel 2007, like its predecessors, fails a standard set of intermediate-level accuracy tests in three areas: statistical distributions, random number generation, and estimation. Additional errors in specific Excel procedures are discussed. Microsoft’s continuing inability to correctly fix errors is discussed. No statistical procedure in Excel should be used until Microsoft documents that the procedure is correct; it is not safe

  5. SAFE100 Module Fabrication and Test

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter J. Ring; Edwin D. Sayre; J. Tom Sena

    2003-01-01

    Reliable, long-life, low-cost heat pipes can enable safe, affordable space fission power and propulsion systems. Advanced versions of these systems can in turn allow rapid access to any point in the solar system. Stainless steel heat pipe modules are being built at Advanced Methods and Materials for use in a non-nuclear thermal hydraulic simulation of the SAFE-100 reactor. SAFE-100 is

  6. SafeLine: reporting illegal internet content

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    Meltini Christodoulaki; Paraskevi Fragopoulou

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the operational framework of SafeLine (www.safeline.gr), the Greek Internet Hotline. SafeLine's mission is to eliminate illegal internet content with emphasis on images of child sexual abuse and to combat against users who encroach on children's rights through illegal internet activities like grooming or cyberbullying. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – SafeLine serves as a

  7. Matched Pairs Procedures Two Sample Procedures General Guidelines t Procedures

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    Watkins, Joseph C.

    Matched Pairs Procedures Two Sample Procedures General Guidelines Topic 20 t Procedures Two Sample Procedures 1 / 15 #12;Matched Pairs Procedures Two Sample Procedures General Guidelines Outline Matched Pairs Procedures Vitamin C Reduction Two Sample Procedures Mosquito Life Span General Guidelines Tests

  8. Embracing Safe Ground Test Facility Operations and Maintenance

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    Dunn, Steven C.; Green, Donald R.

    2010-01-01

    Conducting integrated operations and maintenance in wind tunnel ground test facilities requires a balance of meeting due dates, efficient operation, responsiveness to the test customer, data quality, effective maintenance (relating to readiness and reliability), and personnel and facility safety. Safety is non-negotiable, so the balance must be an "and" with other requirements and needs. Pressure to deliver services faster at increasing levels of quality in under-maintained facilities is typical. A challenge for management is to balance the "need for speed" with safety and quality. It s especially important to communicate this balance across the organization - workers, with a desire to perform, can be tempted to cut corners on defined processes to increase speed. Having a lean staff can extend the time required for pre-test preparations, so providing a safe work environment for facility personnel and providing good stewardship for expensive National capabilities can be put at risk by one well-intending person using at-risk behavior. This paper documents a specific, though typical, operational environment and cites management and worker safety initiatives and tools used to provide a safe work environment. Results are presented and clearly show that the work environment is a relatively safe one, though still not good enough to keep from preventing injury. So, the journey to a zero injury work environment - both in measured reality and in the minds of each employee - continues. The intent of this paper is to provide a benchmark for others with operational environments and stimulate additional sharing and discussion on having and keeping a safe work environment.

  9. Safe Use of Pesticides, Guidelines. Occupational Safety and Health Series No. 38.

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    International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).

    This document provides guidance on the safe use of pesticides in agricultural work. General principles are given and followed by more detailed safety requirements for the various pesticide application techniques. Finally, the medical aspects of pesticides are considered. (BB)

  10. 75 FR 38168 - Hazardous Materials: International Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (TS...

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    ...International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) ``Regulations for the Safe Transport...submitting comments on the draft document to the IAEA. We are requesting input from the public...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The IAEA works with its Member States and...

  11. Inflation from asymptotically safe theories

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    Nielsen, Niklas Grønlund; Sannino, Francesco; Svendsen, Ole

    2015-05-01

    We investigate models in which inflation is driven by an ultraviolet safe and interacting scalar sector stemming from a new class of nonsupersymmetric gauge field theories. These new theories, different from generic scalar models, are well defined to arbitrary short distances because of the existence of a controllable ultraviolet interacting fixed point. The scalar couplings at the ultraviolet fixed point and their overall running are predicted by the geometric structure of the underlying theory. We analyze the minimal and nonminimal coupling to gravity of these theories and the consequences for inflation. In the minimal coupling case the theory requires large nonperturbative quantum corrections to the quantum potential for the theory to agree with the data, while in the nonminimal coupling case the perturbative regime in the couplings of the theory is preferred. Requiring the theory to reproduce the observed amplitude of density perturbations constrains the geometric data of the theory such as the number of colors and flavors for generic values of the nonminimal coupling.

  12. Are nuclear shipments really safe?

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    Brobst, W A

    1975-01-01

    The transportation of nuclear materials is on the increase. Although nuclear shipments are only a very small fraction of the Nation's hazardous materials shipments, they attract a great deal of public attention. Shipments of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear wastes are a particular concern. One of the many fears that people have about nuclear energy is the possibility that a nuclear shipment might somehow go awry and cause a serious public hazard. Primarily, they are worried that a shipment of spent reactor fuel or highly radioactive waste could be involved in serious rail or highway accident and dump its contents all over the countryside. Is that really possible? How safe are those shipments? How many are there? What do they look like? Are the packages tested? These and other questions are answered in this paper. Since public risk is the product of the consequences of an accident and its probability, both aspects are presented so that each of us can make up his own mind whether the risk from nuclear shipments is acceptable. PMID:1193025

  13. 6/5/2013 Page 1 of 8 Nitric Acid SOP Standard Operating Procedures

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    6/5/2013 Page 1 of 8 Nitric Acid SOP Standard Operating Procedures Strong Corrosives - Strong Acids (SA) Nitric Acid Print a copy and insert covers the precautions and safe handling procedures for the use of Nitric Acid

  14. Planning a safe drilling path for cochlear implantation surgery using image registration techniques

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    Al-Marzouqi, Hasan; Noble, Jack H.; Warren, Frank M.; Labadie, Robert F.; Fitzpatrick, J. Michael; Dawant, Benoit

    2007-03-01

    The procedure currently used for cochlear implementation requires wide surgical exposure to identify anatomic landmarks. At our institution a minimally invasive technique is being developed that will permit to perform the procedure with a small burr hole. This technique does, however, require identifying pre-operatively a surgical path that reaches the cochlea without touching sensitive structures. This path can be found interactively by localizing a point in the facial recess and another point in the basal turn of the cochlea in the pre-operative CT images. Unfortunately, this is a difficult task because these structures are small and difficult to visualize. As an alternative, outlines of those two structures can be drawn first by a qualified surgeon in one image volume selected as an atlas. This atlas can then be registered to other image volumes to permit automatic localization. In this work a 12 parameter affine registration is performed first using mutual information as a similarity measure. After that a non rigid registration algorithm is applied to register the ear in the atlas to the patient's ear. The structures outlined in the atlas are deformed using the computed transformations and the resulting intensity centroids are used to draw the required safe path. The developed algorithm has been tested on eleven ears. In every instance, the path was deemed acceptable.

  15. A ‘Simple Anterior Fish Excluder’ (SAFE) for Mitigating Penaeid-Trawl Bycatch

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    McHugh, Matthew J.; Broadhurst, Matt K.; Sterling, David J.; Millar, Russell B.

    2015-01-01

    Various plastic strips and sheets (termed ‘simple anterior fish excluders’?SAFEs) were positioned across the openings of penaeid trawls in attempts at reducing the unwanted bycatches of small teleosts. Initially, three SAFEs (a single wire without, and with small and large plastic panels) were compared against a control (no SAFE) on paired beam trawls. All SAFEs maintained targeted Metapenaeus macleayi catches, while the largest plastic SAFE significantly reduced total bycatch by 51% and the numbers of Pomatomus saltatrix, Mugil cephalus and Herklotsichthys castelnaui by up to 58%. A redesigned SAFE (‘continuous plastic’) was subsequently tested (against a control) on paired otter trawls, significantly reducing total bycatch by 28% and P. saltatrix and H. castelnaui by up to 42%. The continuous-plastic SAFE also significantly reduced M. macleayi catches by ~7%, but this was explained by ~5% less wing-end spread, and could be simply negated through otter-board refinement. Further work is required to refine the tested SAFEs, and to quantify species-specific escape mechanisms. Nevertheless, the SAFE concept might represent an effective approach for improving penaeid-trawl selectivity. PMID:25837892

  16. Review of "Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students"

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    Glass, Gene V.; Barnett, Steven; Welner, Kevin G.

    2010-01-01

    The research summary "Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students" presents the research background for the Obama administration's proposals for comprehensive, community-wide services in high-poverty neighborhoods, extended learning time, family engagement and safe schools. While these policies have broad and common-sense appeal, the research…

  17. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SERVING SAFE FOOD

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    GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SERVING SAFE FOOD Revised September, 2008 Use Common Sense · Understand your liability and responsibilities. · Use food from a licensed and approved source. · Never leave food unattended. Someone could tamper with it. · Select safe foods for your event. · Keep cold foods COLD (below

  18. Safe Schools: The Threat from within?

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    Short, Donn

    2011-01-01

    Safe school policies in many urban schools in Ontario have featured security guards, electronic surveillance, student identification tags, discipline, and zero tolerance. In 2000, the Ontario Ministry of Education passed the Safe Schools Act, which set out a list of offences that could trigger expulsion, suspension, and other disciplinary…

  19. Blackboard SafeAssign Building Blocks Instructor

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    Blackboard SafeAssign Building Blocks Instructor Manual #12;Blackboard SafeAssign Building Blocks HEADQUARTERS INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Blackboard Inc. Blackboard International B.V. 1899 L Street, NW, 5th +31 (0)20 624 3361 (NL) facsimile www.blackboard.com global.blackboard.com Blackboard, the Blackboard

  20. Blackboard SafeAssign Building Blocks Student

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Blackboard SafeAssign Building Blocks Student Manual #12;Blackboard SafeAssign Building Blocks HEADQUARTERS INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Blackboard Inc. Blackboard International B.V. 1899 L Street, NW, 5th +31 (0)20 624 3361 (NL) facsimile www.blackboard.com global.blackboard.com Blackboard, the Blackboard

  1. Packing a Safe School Lunch (Spanish) 

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    Van Laanen, Peggy

    2001-10-22

    Lunches children take to school can be the cause of food-borne illness. To keep children safe, make sure hot foods are kept hot and cold foods are kept cold. Learn which foods are safe at room temperature, as well as other tips for school lunch...

  2. TSV Safe Express: NMRA train model system

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    Tardieu, Samuel

    Planning page 1 ROSE2011 TSV Safe Express #12;Déjà fait: PCB Réalisation des schémas et des PCB. Carte feux: PCB prêt Carte capteurs: PCB prêt Carte centrale: Modifications à faire page 2 ROSE2011 TSV Safe PCB de la carte centralePCB de la carte centrale · Utiliser plusieurs bus CAN (respecter la NMRA

  3. Fixed Asset Procedure ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

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    Rainforth, Emma C.

    and a useful life of more than three years; donations with an estimated or appraised market value of $5, design fees, material and supplies, construction costs. Acquisition/Addition of Fixed Assets The college and account code criteria. #12;Fixed Asset Procedure 2 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 6/6/2011 The Purchasing

  4. SAFE-100 Module Fabrication and Test

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    Ring, Peter J.; Sayre, Edwin D.; Sena, J. Tom

    2003-01-01

    Reliable, long-life, low-cost heat pipes can enable safe, affordable space fission power and propulsion systems. Advanced versions of these systems can in turn allow rapid access to any point in the solar system. Stainless steel heat pipe modules are being built at Advanced Methods and Materials for use in a non-nuclear thermal hydraulic simulation of the SAFE-100 reactor. SAFE-100 is a near-term, low-cost space fission system demonstration. The heat pipes were designed to remove thermal power from the SAFE-100 core, and transfer this power to an electrical power conversion system. These heat pipe modules are being delivered to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to be filled and tested in a prototypical configuration during CY2003. The construction and test of a SAFE-100 module prototype is described.

  5. Safe anticoagulation when heart and lungs are "on vacation".

    PubMed

    Dobrovolskaia, Marina A; McNeil, Scott E

    2015-05-01

    Circulation and oxygenation of blood outside the body is commonly required during complex surgical interventions involving coronary pulmonary bypass (CPB) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Both CPB and ECMO are life-supporting procedures utilizing a heart-lung machine, which subjects the blood to unphysiological conditions, potentially promoting undesirable blood coagulation. Traditionally, thrombotic complications from CPB and ECMO are resolved by heparin, an inexpensive broad spectrum anticoagulant that prevents blood clotting, but often results in bleeding. Despite hemostatic support therapy and constant monitoring, the lives of patients undergoing CPB and ECMO are often threatened by uncontrolled bleeding. There is an urgent need for novel strategies which provide safe anti-coagulation alternatives during CPB and ECMO procedures. Several non-traditional approaches, including nitric oxide donors as well as various protease and contact activation inhibitors, have been investigated and shown some success. More recently, Larsson et al. isolated a recombinant fully human (3F7) antibody inhibiting Factor XIIa. The antibody was shown to be both an efficacious and safe alternative to heparin. Below we will examine this study in more detail and offer considerations for translation of this novel concept to the clinic. PMID:26046056

  6. Safe anticoagulation when heart and lungs are “on vacation”

    PubMed Central

    McNeil, Scott E.

    2015-01-01

    Circulation and oxygenation of blood outside the body is commonly required during complex surgical interventions involving coronary pulmonary bypass (CPB) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Both CPB and ECMO are life-supporting procedures utilizing a heart-lung machine, which subjects the blood to unphysiological conditions, potentially promoting undesirable blood coagulation. Traditionally, thrombotic complications from CPB and ECMO are resolved by heparin, an inexpensive broad spectrum anticoagulant that prevents blood clotting, but often results in bleeding. Despite hemostatic support therapy and constant monitoring, the lives of patients undergoing CPB and ECMO are often threatened by uncontrolled bleeding. There is an urgent need for novel strategies which provide safe anti-coagulation alternatives during CPB and ECMO procedures. Several non-traditional approaches, including nitric oxide donors as well as various protease and contact activation inhibitors, have been investigated and shown some success. More recently, Larsson et al. isolated a recombinant fully human (3F7) antibody inhibiting Factor XIIa. The antibody was shown to be both an efficacious and safe alternative to heparin. Below we will examine this study in more detail and offer considerations for translation of this novel concept to the clinic.

  7. InaSAFE applications in disaster preparedness

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    Pranantyo, Ignatius Ryan; Fadmastuti, Mahardika; Chandra, Fredy

    2015-04-01

    Disaster preparedness activities aim to reduce the impact of disasters by being better prepared to respond when a disaster occurs. In order to better anticipate requirements during a disaster, contingency planning activities can be undertaken prior to a disaster based on a realistic disaster scenario. InaSAFE is a tool that can inform this process. InaSAFE is a free and open source software that estimates the impact to people and infrastructure from potential hazard scenarios. By using InaSAFE, disaster managers can develop scenarios of disaster impacts (people and infrastructures affected) to inform their contingency plan and emergency response operation plan. While InaSAFE provides the software framework exposure data and hazard data are needed as inputs to run this software. Then InaSAFE can be used to forecast the impact of the hazard scenario to the exposure data. InaSAFE outputs include estimates of the number of people, buildings and roads are affected, list of minimum needs (rice and clean water), and response checklist. InaSAFE is developed by Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the Australian Government, through the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR), in partnership with the World Bank - Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). This software has been used in many parts of Indonesia, including Padang, Maumere, Jakarta, and Slamet Mountain for emergency response and contingency planning.

  8. Technique of laser in-line ignition all electronic safe and arming device

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    Guo, Ze-rong; Zhou, Guang-wei

    2009-07-01

    In modern warfare the performance of weapon system safe and arming device has been put forward higher requirements because the battlefield environment has become increasingly sophisticated. The safe and arming device should have good safety of mechanical, electrical, thermal and other aspects and reliable initiation. This paper analyses the laser initiation of three ways, the laser could initiate the insensitive acceptable charge for the in-line ignition system, so that the laser in-line ignition can be realized and the laser in-line ignition all electronic safe and arming device is built. Then, studies the composition and working principle of the laser in-line ignition all electronic safe and arming device and the various subsystems in-depth. The laser in-line ignition all electronic safe and arming device can be applied to fixed-point, directional and multi-point initiation and has laid an important foundation of the theory and engineering in the future weapon system.

  9. Paths Analysis for a Safe Forceps Blades Placement on the BirthSIM Simulator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Moreau; Osama Olaby; Olivier Dupuis; Minh Tu Pham; Tanneguy Redarce

    2006-01-01

    Birth represents for each human being one the most wonderful days of his life but also one of the most dangerous. Being born in safe conditions requires to be surrounded by professionals who acquire a rigorous knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Nowadays, midwives and obstetricians learn mainly in delivery ward during real childbirths. For difficult childbirths, the use of

  10. Safe surgical technique: reconstruction of the sternoclavicular joint for posttraumatic arthritis after posterior sternoclavicular dislocation.

    PubMed

    Stahel, Philip F; Barlow, Brian; Tepolt, Frances; Mangan, Katharine; Mauffrey, Cyril

    2013-01-01

    Posttraumatic sternoclavicular arthritis related to chronic ligamentous instability after posterior sternoclavicular dislocation represents a rare but challenging problem. The current article in the Journal's "Safe Surgical Technique" series describes a successful salvage procedure by partial resection of the medial clavicle and ligamentous reconstruction of the sternoclavicular joint with a figure-of-eight semitendinosus allograft interposition arthroplasty. PMID:24378156

  11. Safe surgical technique: reconstruction of the sternoclavicular joint for posttraumatic arthritis after posterior sternoclavicular dislocation

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Posttraumatic sternoclavicular arthritis related to chronic ligamentous instability after posterior sternoclavicular dislocation represents a rare but challenging problem. The current article in the Journal’s “Safe Surgical Technique” series describes a successful salvage procedure by partial resection of the medial clavicle and ligamentous reconstruction of the sternoclavicular joint with a figure-of-eight semitendinosus allograft interposition arthroplasty. PMID:24378156

  12. Safe Use of Hydrogen and Hydrogen Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Maes, Miguel

    2006-01-01

    This is a viewgraph presentation that is a course for teaching the safe use of hydrogen. The objectives of the course are 1. To familiarize the student with H2 safety properties 2. To enable the identification, evaluations and addressing of H2 system hazards 3. To teach: a. Safe practices for, b. Design, c. Materials selection, d. H2 system operation, e. Physical principles and empirical observations on which these safe practices are based, f. How to respond to emergency situations involving H2, g How to visualize safety concepts through in-class exercises, h. Identify numerous parameters important to H2 safety.

  13. Safe actinide disposition in molten salt reactors

    SciTech Connect

    Gat, U.

    1997-03-01

    Safe molten salt reactors (MSR) can readily accommodate the burning of all fissile actinides. Only minor compromises associated with plutonium are required. The MSRs can dispose safely of actinides and long lived isotopes to result in safer and simpler waste. Disposing of actinides in MSRs does increase the source term of a safety optimized MSR. It is concluded that the burning and transmutation of actinides in MSRs can be done in a safe manner. Development is needed for the processing to handle and separate the actinides. Calculations are needed to establish the neutron economy and the fuel management. 9 refs.

  14. Human factors engineering of enhanced spaceport procedures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Barbara G. Kanki; Tim Barth; Donna Blankmann-Alexander; D. Blake Parker; Hester Coan

    2001-01-01

    Because operational procedures provide a first line of defense against human error, human-centered design is key for streamlining work processes, standardizing work practices, and providing invaluable reminders and cautions during high risk, complex operations. In contrast, inaccurate or poorly designed operational procedures and documentation can impede the work process, encourage unsafe work practices, and confuse or mislead operators during safety

  15. Bottled Water Everywhere: Keeping it Safe

    MedlinePLUS

    ... this page Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Bottled Water Everywhere: Keeping it Safe Search the Consumer Updates ... sanitary conditions back to top Types of Bottled Water FDA describes bottled water as water that’s intended ...

  16. Safe separation distances from liquid fuel fires

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sami Atallah; Donald S. Allan

    1971-01-01

    In question is the adequacy of the current method for calculating safe separation distances from large-scale liquid fuel fires.\\u000a The authors point out the limitations and weaknesses of such calculations and recommend further research.

  17. Safe Tractor Operation: Driving on Highways 

    E-print Network

    Smith, David

    2004-09-16

    About 50 tractor drivers are killed each year in collisions with other vehicles on public roads. Many of these accidents could be prevented. This publication describes the legal requirements for operating a tractor on public roads, safe driving...

  18. Staying Safe during Exercise and Physical Activity

    MedlinePLUS

    ... a way for almost every older adult to exercise safely and get meaningful benefits. To play it ... reduce your risk of injury: l Begin your exercise program slowly with low-intensity exercises. l Wear ...

  19. Safe Folding/Unfolding with Conditional Narrowing?

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    Alpuente, María

    Safe Folding/Unfolding with Conditional Narrowing? M study the combination of this technique with a folding transformation rule in the case of innermost conditional narrowing. We also discuss a relationship between unfold/fold transformations

  20. Safe Storage of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 

    E-print Network

    Scott, Amanda

    2008-09-05

    Proper storage of fresh fruits and vegetables can help consumers avoid foodborne illness. This publication explains how to safely store apples, bananas, berries, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn, grapes, herbs, lettuce and greens, melons, nectarines...

  1. Ensuring Safe Use of Contact Lens Solution

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Consumer Updates RSS Feed Ensuring Safe Use of Contact Lens Solution Search the Consumer Updates Section Printer- ... About Eye Infections Dos and Don'ts for Contact Lens Wearers Not emptying the solution out of ...

  2. Child Care Provider's Guide to Safe Sleep

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Español Text Size Email Print Share A Child Care Provider's Guide to Safe Sleep Article Body Did ... By: Immunizations Vomiting or choking What can child care providers do? Follow these guidelines to help protect ...

  3. Experimental Ebola Vaccine Safe, Prompts Immune Response

    MedlinePLUS

    ... April 1, 2015, 5 p.m. EDT Experimental Ebola vaccine safe, prompts immune response Results from US ... An early-stage clinical trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine conducted at the National Institutes of Health ...

  4. Eye-safe compact scanning LIDAR technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wei Gong; Thomas H. Chyba; Doyle A. Temple

    2007-01-01

    A 1.5-mum eye-safe, 3-D scanning, and compact Mie LIght Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is presented. The transmitter of the LIDAR is based on a KTA optical parameter oscillator (OPO) resonator. For detecting return signals, an InGaAs APD is used. The all solid-state OPO laser transmitter has the feature of small volume and lightweight, which allows a 165-lb compact eye-safe scanning

  5. Eye-safe compact scanning LIDAR technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wei Gong; Thomas H. Chyba; Doyle A. Temple

    2007-01-01

    A 1.5-?m eye-safe, 3-D scanning, and compact Mie LIght Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is presented. The transmitter of the LIDAR is based on a KTA optical parameter oscillator (OPO) resonator. For detecting return signals, an InGaAs APD is used. The all solid-state OPO laser transmitter has the feature of small volume and lightweight, which allows a 165-lb compact eye-safe scanning

  6. Ergonomics: safe patient handling and mobility.

    PubMed

    Hallmark, Beth; Mechan, Patricia; Shores, Lynne

    2015-03-01

    This article reviews and investigates the issues surrounding ergonomics, with a specific focus on safe patient handling and mobility. The health care worker of today faces many challenges, one of which is related to the safety of patients. Safe patient handling and mobility is on the forefront of the movement to improve patient safety. This article reviews the risks associated with patient handling and mobility, and informs the reader of current evidence-based practice relevant to this area of care. PMID:25680494

  7. Curiosity's Autonomous Surface Safing Behavior Design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Neilson, Tracy A.; Manning, Robert M.

    2013-01-01

    The safing routines on all robotic deep-space vehicles are designed to put the vehicle in a power and thermally safe configuration, enabling communication with the mission operators on Earth. Achieving this goal is made a little more difficult on Curiosity because the power requirements for the core avionics and the telecommunication equipment exceed the capability of the single power source, the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator. This drove the system design to create an operational mode, called "sleep mode", where the vehicle turns off most of the loads in order to charge the two Li-ion batteries. The system must keep the vehicle safe from over-heat and under-heat conditions, battery cell failures, under-voltage conditions, and clock failures, both while the computer is running and while the system is sleeping. The other goal of a safing routine is to communicate. On most spacecraft, this simply involves turning on the receiver and transmitter continuously. For Curiosity, Earth is above the horizon only a part of the day for direct communication to the Earth, and the orbiter overpass opportunities only occur a few times a day. The design must robustly place the Rover in a communicable condition at the correct time. This paper discusses Curiosity's autonomous safing behavior and describes how the vehicle remains power and thermally safe while sleeping, as well as a description of how the Rover communicates with the orbiters and Earth at specific times.

  8. Managing Cassini Safe Mode Attitude at Saturn

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Burk, Thomas A.

    2010-01-01

    The Cassini spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997 and arrived at Saturn on June 30, 2004. It has performed detailed observations and remote sensing of Saturn, its rings, and its satellites since that time. In the event safe mode interrupts normal orbital operations, Cassini has flight software fault protection algorithms to detect, isolate, and recover to a thermally safe and commandable attitude and then wait for further instructions from the ground. But the Saturn environment is complex, and safety hazards change depending on where Cassini is in its orbital trajectory around Saturn. Selecting an appropriate safe mode attitude that insures safe operation in the Saturn environment, including keeping the star tracker field of view clear of bright bodies, while maintaining a quiescent, commandable attitude, is a significant challenge. This paper discusses the Cassini safe table management strategy and the key criteria that must be considered, especially during low altitude flybys of Titan, in deciding what spacecraft attitude should be used in the event of safe mode.

  9. AMRDEC SAFE Getting Started Guide The AMRDEC SAFE application is used to send large files to individuals which would normally

    E-print Network

    AMRDEC SAFE Getting Started Guide The AMRDEC SAFE application is used to send large files. Sending Files 1. The AMRDEC SAFE application can be accessed via https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe. 2 recipient and sender notification emails to anyone except the AMRDEC SAFETeam is strictly forbidden

  10. Whipple Procedure

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Dr. Alan O. Whipple of New York Memorial Hospital (now called Memorial Sloan-Kettering). Since that time, there have been many modifications and improvements of the procedure. There is a detailed account of the operative mortality rates and long-term survival rates in the ...

  11. Hiring Procedures.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kittock-Sargent, Monica

    Developed over a 2-year period, this manual is a guide for school district officials in developing fair and consistent hiring procedures. Section 1 is a brief compilation of the federal laws and regulations governing hiring practices in the public elementary and secondary schools. It includes legislation relating to civil rights, fair employment…

  12. Special Procedures

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Advanced heart disease may require special procedures to open an artery and improve blood flow. These operations are usually done to ease severe ... tip, which is repeatedly inflated and deflated to open and stretch the artery, improving blood flow. Often, a tiny tube called a stent is ...

  13. Investigation of safe-life fail-safe criteria for the space shuttle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1972-01-01

    An investigation was made to determine the effects of a safe-life design approach and a fail-safe design approach on the space shuttle booster vehicle structure, and to recommend any changes to the structural design criteria. Two configurations of the booster vehicle were considered, one incorporating a delta wing (B-9U configuration) and the other a swept wing (B-16B configuration). Several major structural components of the booster were studied to determine the fatigue life, safe-life, and fail-safe capabilities of the baseline design. Each component was investigated to determine the practicability of applying a safe-life or fail-safe design philosophy, the changes such design approaches might require, and the impact of these changes on weight, cost, development plans, and performance.

  14. Transient Approximation of SAFE-100 Heat Pipe Operation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M.; Reid, Robert S.

    2005-01-01

    Engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have designed several heat pipe cooled reactor concepts, ranging in power from 15 kWt to 800 kWt, for both surface power systems and nuclear electric propulsion systems. The Safe, Affordable Fission Engine (SAFE) is now being developed in a collaborative effort between LANL and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA/MSFC). NASA is responsible for fabrication and testing of non-nuclear, electrically heated modules in the Early Flight Fission Test Facility (EFF-TF) at MSFC. In-core heat pipes must be properly thawed as the reactor power starts. Computational models have been developed to assess the expected operation of a specific heat pipe design during start-up, steady state operation, and shutdown. While computationally intensive codes provide complete, detailed analyses of heat pipe thaw, a relatively simple. concise routine can also be applied to approximate the response of a heat pipe to changes in the evaporator heat transfer rate during start-up and power transients (e.g., modification of reactor power level) with reasonably accurate results. This paper describes a simplified model of heat pipe start-up that extends previous work and compares the results to experimental measurements for a SAFE-100 type heat pipe design.

  15. Monitoring moving queries inside a safe region.

    PubMed

    Al-Khalidi, Haidar; Taniar, David; Betts, John; Alamri, Sultan

    2014-01-01

    With mobile moving range queries, there is a need to recalculate the relevant surrounding objects of interest whenever the query moves. Therefore, monitoring the moving query is very costly. The safe region is one method that has been proposed to minimise the communication and computation cost of continuously monitoring a moving range query. Inside the safe region the set of objects of interest to the query do not change; thus there is no need to update the query while it is inside its safe region. However, when the query leaves its safe region the mobile device has to reevaluate the query, necessitating communication with the server. Knowing when and where the mobile device will leave a safe region is widely known as a difficult problem. To solve this problem, we propose a novel method to monitor the position of the query over time using a linear function based on the direction of the query obtained by periodic monitoring of its position. Periodic monitoring ensures that the query is aware of its location all the time. This method reduces the costs associated with communications in client-server architecture. Computational results show that our method is successful in handling moving query patterns. PMID:24696652

  16. Monitoring Moving Queries inside a Safe Region

    PubMed Central

    Al-Khalidi, Haidar; Taniar, David; Alamri, Sultan

    2014-01-01

    With mobile moving range queries, there is a need to recalculate the relevant surrounding objects of interest whenever the query moves. Therefore, monitoring the moving query is very costly. The safe region is one method that has been proposed to minimise the communication and computation cost of continuously monitoring a moving range query. Inside the safe region the set of objects of interest to the query do not change; thus there is no need to update the query while it is inside its safe region. However, when the query leaves its safe region the mobile device has to reevaluate the query, necessitating communication with the server. Knowing when and where the mobile device will leave a safe region is widely known as a difficult problem. To solve this problem, we propose a novel method to monitor the position of the query over time using a linear function based on the direction of the query obtained by periodic monitoring of its position. Periodic monitoring ensures that the query is aware of its location all the time. This method reduces the costs associated with communications in client-server architecture. Computational results show that our method is successful in handling moving query patterns. PMID:24696652

  17. APPLICATION OF LANWORKS NETWORKS FOR INTRINSICALLY SAFE CONTROL OF MINING ROPE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sebastian CZYRWIK; Adam HEYDUK

    LonWorks technology is a complete platform for implementing networked control system. ATUT networks is an intrinsically safe extension of LonWorks technology that allows us to develop control, signalling and communication systems for methane mines. Each node of the ATUT networks consists of Neuron processor and transformer coupled transiver for twisted pair 78 kbps data rates as well as interfaces depending

  18. GOOD PRACTICES FOR SAFE COMPUTING 1 Version 7/24/2012 Good Practices for Safe Computing

    E-print Network

    Qiu, Weigang

    GOOD PRACTICES FOR SAFE COMPUTING 1 Version 7/24/2012 Good Practices for Safe Computing Nothing can keep your computer or your data 100't share it with your parents or your sibling. Don't send it in email

  19. Safe delivery practices: experience from cross-sectional data of Bangladeshi women.

    PubMed

    Kabir, M A; Goh, Kim-Leng; Khan, M M H; Al-Amin, Abul Quasem; Azam, Mohammad Nurul

    2015-03-01

    This study examines the safe delivery practices of Bangladeshi women using data on 4905 ever-married women aged 15 to 49 years from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Variables that included age, region of origin, education level of respondent and spouse, residence, working status, religion, involvement in NGOs, mass media exposure, and wealth index were analyzed to find correlates of safe delivery practices. More than 80% of the deliveries took place at home, and only 18% were under safe and hygienic conditions. The likelihood of safe deliveries was significantly lower among younger and older mothers than middle-aged mothers and higher among educated mothers and those living in urban areas. Economically better-off mothers and those with greater exposure to mass media had a significantly higher incidence of safe delivery practices. A significant association with religion and safe delivery practices was revealed. Demographic, socioeconomic, cultural, and programmatic factors that are strongly associated with safe delivery practices should be considered in the formulation of reproductive health policy. PMID:22426560

  20. Intrinsically safe 5-V, 4-A rechargeable power supply

    SciTech Connect

    Sammarco, J.J.

    1989-01-01

    The author reports on a regulated, intrinsically safe, rechargeable power supply for portable electronic equipment for underground use. The regulated output is ideal for microprocessor power requirements and is suited for operation in hazardous environments. Two rechargeable, sealed batteries are contained within the power supply. Provisions are made to use an external source of power if these batteries fail. Provisions are also made to charge these internal batteries when needed. The circuit is composed of three main circuits: the main regulator circuit, the input protection circuit, and the output protection circuit. The main regulator circuit provides remote voltage sensing, current sensing, fault monitoring, and internal thermal protection. The input protection circuit checks for excessive input current and low battery conditions. The output protection circuit contains two overvoltage detection devices. Schematics, a parts list, and a calibration procedure are provided.

  1. Inexpensive and safe DNA gel electrophoresis using household materials.

    PubMed

    Ens, S; Olson, A B; Dudley, C; Ross, N D; Siddiqi, A A; Umoh, K M; Schneegurt, M A

    2012-01-01

    Gel electrophoresis is the single most important molecular biology technique and it is central to life sciences research, but it is often too expensive for the secondary science classroom or homeschoolers. A simple safe low-cost procedure is described here that uses household materials to construct and run DNA gel electrophoresis. Plastic containers are fitted with aluminum foil electrodes and 9-V batteries to run food-grade agar-agar gels using aquarium pH buffers and then stained with gentian violet. This activity was tested in a high school biology classroom with significantly positive responses on postactivity reflective surveys. The electrophoresis activity addresses several Life Science Content Standard C criteria, including aspects of cell biology, genetics, and evolution. It also can be used to teach aspects of motion and force in the physical science classroom. PMID:22615228

  2. Safe, efficient, and cost-effective orthognathic surgery in the outpatient setting.

    PubMed

    Farrell, Brian B; Tucker, Myron R

    2009-10-01

    There has been a dramatic decline in the number of orthognathic surgery cases over the past 15 to 20 years. This decrease is a result of several compounding factors including decreasing coverage by major medical insurance companies and increasing health care costs. The difficulty associated with making orthognathic surgery financially practical has turned the interest of many oral and maxillofacial surgeons away from orthognathic procedures. The combination of these factors has resulted in decreased availability of surgeons participating in the correction of dentofacial deformities and has forced orthodontists and patients, without surgical correction as an option, to settle for less-than-ideal treatment results. To reverse this trend and make surgery more affordable and available, surgeons must work to make surgical treatment more acceptable to patients. This can be accomplished in several ways. First, the oral and maxillofacial surgery profession must reinforce the importance and value of orthognathic surgery to insurance providers, patients, and referring clinicians, as well as to surgeons within our own specialty. Alternative methods for providing high-quality surgical services at a reasonable cost must be explored including providing options for cost-effective outpatient surgical care, making better arrangements for financial assistance, and exploring options to obtain coverage from third-party providers. Outpatient surgery in facilities that can substantially reduce cost can be an effective way of providing quality treatment that is affordable to patients. Efficient, safe, and effective outpatient orthognathic surgery will help patients benefit from this valuable service. PMID:19761900

  3. iTOPS: An intelligent tool for operating procedures synthesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Prabir K. Basu; Ron Mack; Pradeep Cherukat; Vasilios Iskos

    1998-01-01

    Operating procedures are the detailed sequence of instructions an operator has to follow to manage a batch process safely and optimally. The traditional manual synthesis of operating procedures is time-consuming and error-prone and hence can benefit from automation.In this paper a description of iTOPS 4.0, an Intelligent Tool for Operating Procedure Synthesis, is presented. The architecture of iTOPS and its

  4. Freeze plug proves safe, economical in riser repair

    SciTech Connect

    Nelson, M.J. [Exxon Co. U.S.A., New Orleans, LA (United States)

    1995-05-01

    In October 1992, Exxon Pipeline Co., Houston, performed in the Gulf of Mexico what the company believes to have been the first underwater freeze-plug procedure. To form a plug, water in a small section of the pipe is frozen with liquid nitrogen. In partially replacing a 10-in. riser at South Marsh Island Block 6A, Exxon Pipeline worked closely with a freeze-plug service company to minimize environmental and personnel exposure and to avoid the chance of an oil spill. The freeze plug reduced the time the pipe was open-ended during the repair, and hydrotesting the freeze plug area and repair section ensured integrity. The paper describes onshore testing of the procedures, pre-work surface cleaning, and the freeze-plug procedure.

  5. 28 CFR 545.24 - Inmate work conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...others to do so. (d) Work, vocational, and education...standards for health and safety. Safety equipment is...expected to perform the work assignment in a safe manner, using safety equipment as instructed by the work supervisor. In the...

  6. 28 CFR 545.24 - Inmate work conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...others to do so. (d) Work, vocational, and education...standards for health and safety. Safety equipment is...expected to perform the work assignment in a safe manner, using safety equipment as instructed by the work supervisor. In the...

  7. Safe Design of Dynamically Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    standard MARTE profile is adopted for the design. The resulting models are transformed into formal models] that provides a rich set of concepts for the design of embedded and real-time systems. Both software applicationSafe Design of Dynamically Reconfigurable Embedded Systems Xin An*, Abdoulaye Gamati´e**, ´Eric

  8. Safe Water Technology for Arsenic Removal

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Johnston; Han Heijnen

    Arsenic contamination of drinking water has been reported from many parts of world. In some arsenic affected areas, substitution of drinking water source by a safe and easily available one may not be possible during part or all of the year, or may be very expensive. Arsenic removal may be a more appropriate water supply option in these situations. This

  9. Safe Schools: What the Southeast Is Doing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    SERVE Policy Brief, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Virtually no school is safe from violence. FBI statistics, which show that juvenile crimes actually peaked during the mid-1970s, are at odds with the public perception that crime rates among young people are at an all-time high. The FBI acknowledges, however, that the crimes committed by young people tend to be more serious than in the past, and…

  10. Witnessing a Natural, Safe, and Healthy Birth

    PubMed Central

    Budin, Wendy C.

    2009-01-01

    In this column, the editor of The Journal of Perinatal Education discusses her experience witnessing a natural, safe, and healthy home birth. The editor also describes the contents of this issue, which offer a broad range of resources, research, and inspiration for childbirth educators in their efforts to promote normal birth. PMID:19750213

  11. The Pesticide Problem: Is Any Amount Safe?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cooper, Susan

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the use of integrated pest management to foster a safe school environment free from pesticides. This effective, environmentally sound system minimizes human exposure and reduces the toxicity of materials used to control pests. Parents, teachers, and students can educate themselves to improve school pest control practices. (SM)

  12. DEVELOPING A SAFE SOURCE OF CASTOR OIL

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) is an important oilseed crop with significant industrial value. However, the production of castor oil is hampered by the presence of the toxin ricin and hyper-allergenic 2S albumins in its seed. We are thus investigating the possibility of developing a safe source...

  13. Travelling Safely on Ice: Algonquin Park.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacDonald, Craig

    1994-01-01

    Provides safety considerations for snowshoe travel on iced waterways such as those of Algonquin Park (Ontario). Addresses what season is safe for waterway travel, how to determine the strength of the ice, reasonable travel time per day, what to do if you fall through the ice, and appropriate sites for winter camping. (LP)

  14. Safe Staging for Computer Security Alma Whitten

    E-print Network

    Tygar, Doug

    the specific needs of computer security in consumer software. Safe staging can reduce the initial complexity of security concepts for novice users while providing continuous protection against dangerous security errors of system use to increase user understanding and protect against errors. In computer security, especially

  15. Challenges and Suggestions for Safe Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bucher, Katherine T.; Manning, M. Lee

    2003-01-01

    Looks at challenges to safe schools and offers eight suggestions for ensuring the safety of students and educators. Notes that school violence includes unacceptable social behavior ranging from aggression that threatens or harms others to bullying, threats, sexual harassment, gang violence, extortion, and other forms of intimidation. (SG)

  16. Safe abortion: WHO technical and policy guidance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. J Cook; B. M Dickens; M Horga

    2004-01-01

    In 2003, the World Health Organization published its well referenced handbook Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems to address the estimated almost 20 million induced abortions each year that are unsafe, imposing a burden of approximately 67 thousand deaths annually. It is a global injustice that 95% of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries. The focus of

  17. Safe Abortion: A Right for Refugees?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aimee Lehmann

    2002-01-01

    Thanks to initiatives since 1994, most reproductive health programmes for refugee women now include family planning and safe delivery care. Emergency contraception and post-abortion care for complications of unsafe abortion are recommended, but provision of these services has lagged behind, while services for women who wish to terminate an unwanted pregnancy are almost non-existent. Given conditions in refugee settings, including

  18. Submerged passively-safe power plant

    DOEpatents

    Herring, J.S.

    1993-09-21

    The invention as presented consists of a submerged passively-safe power station including a pressurized water reactor capable of generating at least 600 MW of electricity, encased in a double hull vessel, and provides fresh water by using the spent thermal energy in a multistage flash desalination process. 8 figures.

  19. Submarine 'safe to escape' studies in man.

    PubMed

    Jurd, K M; Seddon, F M; Thacker, J C; Blogg, S L; Stansfield, M R D; White, M G; Loveman, G A M

    2014-01-01

    The Royal Navy requires reliable advice on the safe limits of escape from a distressed submarine (DISSUB). Flooding in a DISSUB may cause a rise in ambient pressure, increasing the risk of decompression sickness (DCS) and decreasing the maximum depth from which it is safe to escape. The aim of this study was to investigate the pressure/depth limits to escape following saturation at raised ambient pressure. Exposure to saturation pressures up to 1.6 bar (a) (160 kPa) (n = 38); escapes from depths down to 120 meters of sea water (msw) (n = 254) and a combination of saturation followed by escape (n = 90) was carried out in the QinetiQ Submarine Escape Simulator, Alverstoke, United Kingdom. Doppler ultrasound monitoring was used to judge the severity of decompression stress. The trials confirmed the previously untested advice, in the Guardbook, that if a DISSUB was lying at a depth of 90 msw, then it was safe to escape when the pressure in the DISSUB was 1.5 bar (a), but also indicated that this advice may be overly conservative. This study demonstrated that the upper DISSUB saturation pressure limit to safe escape from 90 msw was 1.6 bar (a), resulting in two cases of DCS. PMID:25109084

  20. Towards Safe Composition of Product Lines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Don Batory; Sahil Thaker

    Programs of a software product line can be synthesized by compos- ing modules that implement features. Besides high-level domain constraints that govern the compatibility of features, there are also low-level implementation constraints: a feature module can refer- ence elements that are defined in other feature modules. Safe com- position is the guarantee that programs composed from feature modules are absent

  1. Submerged passively-safe power plant

    DOEpatents

    Herring, J. Stephen (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1993-01-01

    The invention as presented consists of a submerged passively-safe power station including a pressurized water reactor capable of generating at least 600 MW of electricity, encased in a double hull vessel, and provides fresh water by using the spent thermal energy in a multistage flash desalination process.

  2. SAFE FOOD MULTI-YEAR PLAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Safe Food Research Program, developed in response to the passage of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), builds on earlier research to reduce scientific uncertainty in risk assessment. Research results will provide data needed to develop refined aggregate and cumulative ri...

  3. Safe Schools: A Best Practices Guide

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Council of Educational Facility Planners International, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Every day in America more than 50 million children go to neighborhood public schools. Parents send them off with every hope they will be safe while there. And yet, as has been the case in too many cities, violence shatters that hope. The Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI) seeks to lead in the effort to bolster schools…

  4. Moving Your Laboratory Safely Guidance Document

    E-print Network

    Baker, Chris I.

    Protection (DEP) developed this guide to help you plan to pack and move your lab safely. During the moving events. Although decontamination and laboratory clearances remain the same regardless of the scale moving service 301-496-2346 Decontamination­biological and chemical 301-496-5774 Decontamination

  5. Going Online to Save Data Safely

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldsbourough, Reid

    2004-01-01

    This article discusses the importance of saving data safely. Suggestions include making backup copies of all important computer documents; frequently hitting the Ctrl-S keys to save current documents to the hard disk; periodically save a backup copy to a floppy disk; periodically saving a copy through the Internet to an offsite backup disk; and…

  6. Feel Safe And Secure on The Road

    E-print Network

    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    Feel Safe And Secure on The Road Employee Travel Assistance Program 1157 11/07 Printed in U (national or international travel) for 90 days or less.3 The Hartford's Travel Assistance program and socioeconomic standards. For Travel Assistance Program If you are covered by your employer's group policy from

  7. Human factors fostering sustainable safe drinking water

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Catherine Sughrue Etter

    2007-01-01

    This dissertation, Human Factors Fostering Sustainable Safe Drinking Water, examines from a humanities perspective, scientific and cultural data to assess the relationship and impact of drinking water challenges on the human condition in eight different communities: Mystic, CT, New London, CT, Bar Harbor, ME, South Portland, ME, Orleans, MA, Falmouth, MA, Jamestown, RI, and Newport, RI. Specifically measured is the

  8. Working Women Working Together

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Working Women Working Together, a site created by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), focuses on the wag gap. On average, American working women make $0.74 for every dollar earned by men, meaning that working women make an average of $148 dollars a week less than men. Working Women Working Together contains several fact sheets and data tables which compare salaries between men and women, as well as project the impact that equal pay would have on American families. The site also contains annotated links, several email distribution lists, and fact sheets on related topics including the world wage gap, retirement, and flexible work schedules.

  9. PROCEDURAL LEARNING 1 Running head: Procedural learning

    E-print Network

    Zacks, Jeffrey M.

    PROCEDURAL LEARNING 1 Running head: Procedural learning Structuring Information Interfaces University Please address communications to: Jeffrey M. Zacks Washington University Psychology Department St). Structuring information interfaces for procedural learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 9, 88

  10. Realistic Testing of the Safe Affordable Fission Engine (SAFE-100) Thermal Simulator Using Fiber Bragg Gratings

    SciTech Connect

    Stinson-Bagby, Kelly L.; Fielder, Robert S. [Luna Innovations, Inc. Blacksburg, VA 24060 (United States); Van Dyke, Melissa K. [NASA Marshal Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Wong, Wayne A. [NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135 (United States)

    2004-02-04

    The motivation for the reported research was to support NASA space nuclear power initiatives through the development of advanced fiber optic sensors for space-based nuclear power applications. Distributed high temperature measurements were made with 20 FBG temperature sensors installed in the SAFE-100 thermal simulator at the NASA Marshal Space Flight Center. Experiments were performed at temperatures approaching 800 deg. C and 1150 deg. C for characterization studies of the SAFE-100 core. Temperature profiles were successfully generated for the core during temperature increases and decreases. Related tests in the SAFE-100 successfully provided strain measurement data.

  11. Development of an ultra-safe, ultra-low emissions natural gas fueled school bus: Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Kubesh, J.T. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)] [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

    1998-03-01

    This report documents work conducted under Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Project 03-6871, ``Development of an Ultra-Safe and Low-Emission Dedicated Alternative Fuel School Bus.`` The project was sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Subcontract No. ZCF-5-13519-01. This report documents Phase 3 -- Integration and Phase 4 -- Demonstration and serves as the final report for this project. Phase 1 -- Systems Design and Phase 2 -- Prototype Hardware Development were documented in NREL publications TP-425-7609 and TP-425-2 1081, respectively. Several significant areas of work are summarized in this report. Integration of the engine technologies developed under Phase 2 into a production Deere 8.1-L, spark-ignition compressed natural gas engine is detailed, including information on the engine and control system modifications that were made. Federal Test Procedure (FTP) emissions results verifying the ultra-low emissions output of this engine are also included. The informal project goal of producing oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) emissions less than or equal to 1.0 g/bhp-hr over the FTP heavy-duty engine cycle was attained. In addition, a test run that resulted in less than one half of the Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle limit for NO{sub x} plus non-methane hydrocarbons was obtained. These results were for engine-out (no catalyst) emissions. Results using a catalyst produced very low formaldehyde emissions and virtually zero carbon monoxide and particulate matter emissions. Following these excellent results, a duplicate engine was assembled and integrated into the prototype ultra-safe school bus, the Envirobus 2000. Many of the new and modified subsystems developed during this project for the engine are considered strong candidates for inclusion into the production Deere 8.1-L gas engine in the near future.

  12. Safe sinus lift: use of acrylic stone trimmer to avoid sinus lining perforation.

    PubMed

    Haribabu, Prashanth Konatham; Raja, Krishna Kumar; Iyer, Shankar

    2014-06-01

    Iatrogenic injury to the maxillary sinus membrane is a common complication during direct sinus lift procedures. The most common cause is perforation of the Schneiderian membrane using a tungsten-carbide round bur no.6. We propose a safe technique in which an acrylic stone trimmer is used to create a window in the maxillary antrum thereby minimizing the risk of injury to the delicate sinus membrane. PMID:24914914

  13. Implementation of Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative in Ahmed-Gasim’s Cardiac Center

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ahmed Abdallah

    2011-01-01

    Aim: This paper reports on the implementation of a Safe Surgery Saves Lives, in Ahmed-Gasim?s Cardiac Center in 2011 using a change management framework.\\u000aBackground: Medical errors and incidence of traumatic injuries in surgical care services were recognized as a proportion of the total global burden of disease. Surgical care and procedures can potentially affect the lives of millions of

  14. Safe Syringe Disposal is Related to Safe Syringe Access among HIV-positive Injection Drug Users

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Phillip O. Coffin; Mary H. Latka; Carl Latkin; Yingfeng Wu; David W. Purcell; Lisa Metsch; Cynthia Gomez; Marc N. Gourevitch

    2007-01-01

    We evaluated the effect of syringe acquisition on syringe disposal among HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs) in Baltimore,\\u000a New York City, and San Francisco (N = 680; mean age 42 years, 62% male, 59% African-American, 21% Hispanic, 12% White). Independent predictors of safe disposal\\u000a were acquiring syringes through a safe source and ever visiting a syringe exchange program. Weaker predictors included living\\u000a in

  15. Safe biotechnology (5). Recommendations for safe work with animal and human cell cultures concerning potential human pathogens

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. Frommer; L. Archer; B. Boon; G. Brunius; C. H. Collins; P. Crooy; O. Doblhoff-Dier; R. Donikian; J. Economidis; C. Frontali; T. Gaal; S. Hamp; H. Haymerle; E. H. Houwink; M. T. Küenzi; P. Krämer; H. L. M. Lelieveld; M. Th. Logtenberg; J. Lupker; S. Lund; J. L. Mahler; Ch. Mosgaard; F. Normand-Plessier; F. Rudan; R. Simon; G. Tuijnenburg Muijs; S. P. Vranch; R. G. Werner

    1993-01-01

    The benefits of using animal or human cell cultures have been clearly demonstrated in diagnostic and therapeutic research and in their application for manufacturing. Cell cultures serve as a tools for the production of vaccines, receptors, enzymes, monoclonal antibodies and recombinant DNA-derived proteins. They represent an integral part of drug development for which corresponding facilities, equipment and manufacturing processes are

  16. 29 CFR 1915.77 - Working surfaces.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...shipbreaking operations. (b) When firebox floors present tripping hazards of exposed tubing or of missing or removed refractory, sufficient planking to afford safe footing shall be laid while work is being carried on within the boiler....

  17. ColorSafe 1.5: A Web Safe Color Plug-in for Photoshop

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    ColorSafe 1.5, a product of BoxTop Software, Inc. (discussed in the August 15, 1997 issue of the Scout Report), offers an excellent tool to create web safe graphics in Adobe Photoshop. ColorSafe 1.5 was released October 29, 1997 as a shareware ($49.95) for the Mac and will soon be released for Windows 95/NT. This Photoshop plug-in "extends the 216 color web safe palette to millions of non-dithering optical colors and patterns with fully interactive color pickers from CMYK to HSV to RGB." Although made for Photoshop, ColorSafe 1.5 is also compatible with Illustrator 6.0 - 7.0, PhotoDelux 1.0, Fractal Design Painter 2.0 - 5.0, Deneba Canvas 5.0, Macromedia xRes 2.0 - 3.0, Microfrontier ColorIt! 3.0 - 3.2, Equilibrium DeBabelizer 1.6.1 - 1.6.5, and others. The download comes with additional palettes and a free plug-in called WebClipper to ensure that colors (from the web safe palette) in a graphic will match exactly after an adaptive color reduction has been performed in Photoshop.

  18. MPJ Express: Towards Thread Safe Java HPC

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Baker; Bryan Carpenter; Aamir Shafi

    2006-01-01

    MPJ Express is a thread-safe Java messaging library that provides a full implementation of the mpiJava 1.2 API specification. This specification defines a MPI-like bindings for the Java language. We have implemented two communication devices as part of our library, the first, called niodev is based on the Java new I\\/O package and the second, called mxdev is based on

  19. Revisional Bariatric Surgery - Safe and Effective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kenneth B. Jones Jr.

    2001-01-01

    Background: Revision operations have traditionally been considered difficult and associated with a high complication and long-term\\u000a failure rate. This paper demonstrates that revision and\\/or conversions to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are generally safe as well\\u000a as effective in long-term weight maintenance and control of co-morbidities. Methods: A retrospective study from January 1989\\u000a through August 1999 was done involving 141 patients who

  20. An effective action for asymptotically safe gravity

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bonanno, Alfio

    2012-04-01

    Asymptotically safe theories of gravitation have received great attention in recent times. In this framework an effective action embodying the basic features of the renormalized flow around the non-Gaussian fixed-point is derived and its implications for the early universe are discussed. In particular, a landscape of a countably infinite number of cosmological inflationary solutions characterized by an unstable de Sitter phase lasting for a large enough number of e-folds is found.

  1. Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 

    E-print Network

    Scott, Amanda

    2008-09-05

    fruit and vegetables can cause foodborne illness. Common signs of foodborne illness include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and fever. These symptoms usually appear within 12 to 72 hours. Although foodborne illness can be serious... brought your produce home, it is important that you store it properly at room temperature and in the refrigerator to prevent foodborne illness. At room temperature To store fruits and vegetables safely at room temperature: ? Do not wash them before...

  2. Handling Food Safely on the Road

    MedlinePLUS

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  3. Keeping Food Safe during an Emergency

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Administrative Forms Standard Forms Skip Navigation Z7_0Q0619C0JGR010IFST1G5B10H1 Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) Actions ${title} Loading... / Topics / ... Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency Z7_0Q0619C0JGR010IFST1G5B10H3 Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) Actions ${title} Loading... Z7_ ...

  4. Safe Handling of Take-Out Foods

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Administrative Forms Standard Forms Skip Navigation Z7_0Q0619C0JGR010IFST1G5B10H1 Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) Actions ${title} Loading... / Topics / ... Safe Handling of Take-out Foods Z7_0Q0619C0JGR010IFST1G5B10H3 Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) Actions ${title} Loading... Z7_ ...

  5. Big Thaw - Safe Defrosting Methods for Consumers

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Administrative Forms Standard Forms Skip Navigation Z7_0Q0619C0JGR010IFST1G5B10H1 Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) Actions ${title} Loading... / Topics / ... Safe Food Handling / The Big Thaw Z7_0Q0619C0JGR010IFST1G5B10H3 Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) Actions ${title} Loading... Z7_ ...

  6. SAFE Reactor Brayton Cycle Primary Heat Exchangers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert S. Reid; Michael G. Houts

    2002-01-01

    Gas cooling of power-dense nuclear reactor cores can produce large thermal and stress gradients through sensible temperature changes in the coolant. In-core heat pipes remove heat isothermally and reduce the severity of these gradients. The modular SAFE reactor concept consists of numerous heat pipes that permit core re-assembly during test and preflight integration. The redundancy inherent in the modular heat

  7. Nuclear criticality safety basics for personnel working with nuclear fissionable materials. Phase I

    SciTech Connect

    Vausher, A.L.

    1984-10-01

    DOE order 5480.1A, Chapter V, ''Safety of Nuclear Facilities,'' establishes safety procedures and requirements for DOE nuclear facilities. The ''Nuclear Criticality Safety Basic Program - Phase I'' is documented in this report. The revised program has been developed to clearly illustrate the concept of nuclear safety and to help the individual employee incorporate safe behavior in his daily work performance. Because of this, the subject of safety has been approached through its three fundamentals: scientific basis, engineering criteria, and administrative controls. Only basics of these three elements were presented. 5 refs.

  8. Advancing safe motherhood through human rights.

    PubMed

    Cook, R

    1998-01-01

    In order to reduce preventable maternal mortality, it is necessary to go beyond ensuring the development and availability of effective health interventions. What is needed is a recognition that maternal mortality is caused by women's inferior social status and that women's disempowerment from birth represents a cumulative social injustice that governments are obliged to remedy through application of their political, health, and legal systems. The challenge of effectively applying such a human rights perspective to safe motherhood is similar to that required in efforts to eliminate slavery or racial discrimination: the necessary reforms threaten conventional practices and value systems. The claim that safe motherhood is a human right will gather legitimacy when it is understood that denying this claim creates an injustice within the standards of fairness that societies hold dear. In addition, countries must recognize that this human rights claim arises from their own cultural values. Then, governments must be held accountable. Advancing safe motherhood through human rights will require a diagnosis of laws, policies, and social norms. The task must include inquiries into the nearly 600,000 annual maternal deaths, and it must meet the challenge of translating human rights into the rights of each person to be human. As 1998 celebrates the first 50 years since the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the next phase in human rights development must focus on the previously neglected interests of women. PMID:12293656

  9. Safe transport of radioactive materials in Egypt

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    El-Shinawy, Rifaat M. K.

    1994-07-01

    In Egypt the national regulations for safe transport of radioactive materials (RAM) are based on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations. In addition, regulations for the safe transport of these materials through the Suez Canal (SC) were laid down by the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) and the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). They are continuously updated to meet the increased knowledge and the gained experience. The technical and protective measures taken during transport of RAM through SC are mentioned. Assessment of the impact of transporting radioactive materials through the Suez Canal using the INTERTRAN computer code was carried out in cooperation with IAEA. The transported activities and empty containers, the number of vessels carrying RAM through the canal from 1963 to 1991 and their nationalities are also discussed. The protective measures are mentioned.A review of the present situation of the radioactive wastes storage facilities at the Atomic Energy site at Inshas is given along with the regulation for safe transportation and disposal of radioactive wastes

  10. SAFE Reactor Brayton Cycle Primary Heat Exchangers

    SciTech Connect

    Reid, Robert S.; Houts, Michael G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (United States)

    2002-07-01

    Gas cooling of power-dense nuclear reactor cores can produce large thermal and stress gradients through sensible temperature changes in the coolant. In-core heat pipes remove heat isothermally and reduce the severity of these gradients. The modular SAFE reactor concept consists of numerous heat pipes that permit core re-assembly during test and preflight integration. The redundancy inherent in the modular heat pipe-based design enhances reactor reliability. The SAFE reactor is designed to operate for extended periods near full power even if several fuel pins or modules fail. Los Alamos National Laboratory and Marshall Space Flight Center are jointly developing two modular heat pipe heat exchangers, collectively named FIGMENT (Fission Inert Gas Metal Exchanger for Non-nuclear Testing). The FIGMENT heat exchangers are designed to transfer power from the SAFE nuclear reactor cores to gas turbine energy converters. A stainless steel prototype heat exchanger will be built in preparation for the construction of a larger refractory metal version. Several promising FIGMENT stainless steel heat exchanger concepts are reviewed here. (authors)

  11. 241-AN-B pit leak detection ANA-WT-LDSTA-231 acceptance test procedure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1999-01-01

    This document describes the method used to test design criteria for Safety Class, Intrinsically Safe leak detector system installed in 241-AN-B Valve Pit located at 200E Tank Farms. The purpose of this Procedure is to demonstrate that the pit leak detection relay cabinet and intrinsically safe probe circuit is fully operable.

  12. 241-AN-A pit leak detection ANA-WT-LDSTA-331 acceptance test procedure

    SciTech Connect

    VANDYKE, D.W.

    1999-08-25

    This document describes the method used to test design criteria for Safety Class, Intrinsically Safe leak detector system installed in 241-AN-A Valve Pit located at 200E Tank Farms. The purpose of this Procedure is to demonstrate that the pit leak detection relay cabinet and intrinsically safe probe circuit is fully operable.

  13. 241ANA pit leak detection ANA-WT-LDSTA-331 acceptance test procedure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1999-01-01

    This document describes the method used to test design criteria for Safety Class, Intrinsically Safe leak detector system installed in 241-AN-A Valve Pit located at 200E Tank Farms. The purpose of this Procedure is to demonstrate that the pit leak detection relay cabinet and intrinsically safe probe circuit is fully operable.

  14. 241-AN-B pit leak detection ANA-WT-LDSTA-231 acceptance test procedure

    SciTech Connect

    VANDYKE, D.W.

    1999-08-25

    This document describes the method used to test design criteria for Safety Class, Intrinsically Safe leak detector system installed in 241-AN-B Valve Pit located at 200E Tank Farms. The purpose of this Procedure is to demonstrate that the pit leak detection relay cabinet and intrinsically safe probe circuit is fully operable.

  15. Automatic Data Processing to Achieve a Safe Telemedical Artificial Pancreas

    PubMed Central

    Hernando, M. Elena; García-Sáez, Gema; Martínez-Sarriegui, Iñaki; Rodríguez-Herrero, Agustín; Pérez-Gandía, Carmen; Rigla, Mercedes; de Leiva, Alberto; Capel, Ismael; Pons, Belén; Gómez, Enrique J.

    2009-01-01

    Background The use of telemedicine for diabetes care has evolved over time, proving that it contributes to patient self-monitoring, improves glycemic control, and provides analysis tools for decision support. The timely development of a safe and robust ambulatory artificial pancreas should rely on a telemedicine architecture complemented with automatic data analysis tools able to manage all the possible high-risk situations and to guarantee the patient's safety. Methods The Intelligent Control Assistant system (INCA) telemedical artificial pancreas architecture is based on a mobile personal assistant integrated into a telemedicine system. The INCA supports four control strategies and implements an automatic data processing system for risk management (ADP-RM) providing short-term and medium-term risk analyses. The system validation comprises data from 10 type 1 pump-treated diabetic patients who participated in two randomized crossover studies, and it also includes in silico simulation and retrospective data analysis. Results The ADP-RM short-term risk analysis prevents hypoglycemic events by interrupting insulin infusion. The pump interruption has been implemented in silico and tested for a closed-loop simulation over 30 hours. For medium-term risk management, analysis of capillary blood glucose notified the physician with a total of 62 alarms during a clinical experiment (56% for hyperglycemic events). The ADP-RM system is able to filter anomalous continuous glucose records and to detect abnormal administration of insulin doses with the pump. Conclusions Automatic data analysis procedures have been tested as an essential tool to achieve a safe ambulatory telemedical artificial pancreas, showing their ability to manage short-term and medium-term risk situations. PMID:20144417

  16. [Safe patient care: safety culture and risk management in otorhinolaryngology].

    PubMed

    St Pierre, M

    2013-04-01

    Safety culture is positioned at the heart of an organisation's vulnerability to error because of its role in framing organizational awareness to risk and in providing and sustaining effective strategies of risk management. Safety related attitudes of leadership and management play a crucial role in the development of a mature safety culture ("top-down process"). A type marker for organizational culture and thus a predictor for an organizations maturity in respect to safety is information flow and in particular an organization's general way of coping with information that suggests anomaly. As all values and beliefs, relationships, learning, and other aspects of organizational safety culture are about sharing and processing information, safety culture has been termed "informed culture". An informed culture is free of blame and open for information provided by incidents. "Incident reporting systems" are the backbone of a reporting culture, where good information flow is likely to support and encourage other kinds of cooperative behavior, such as problem solving, innovation, and inter-departmental bridging. Another facet of an informed culture is the free flow of information during perioperative patient care. The World Health Organisation's "safe surgery checklist" is the most prevalent example of a standardized information exchange aimed at preventing patient harm due to information deficit. In routine tasks mandatory standard operating procedures have gained widespread acceptance in guaranteeing the highest possible process quality.Technical and non-technical skills of healthcare professionals are the decisive human resource for an efficient and safe delivery of patient care and the avoidance of errors. The systematic enhancement of staff qualification by providing training opportunities can be a major investment in patient safety. In recent years several otorhinolaryngology departments have started to incorporate simulation based team trainings into their curriculum. PMID:23625714

  17. Safe patient care - safety culture and risk management in otorhinolaryngology.

    PubMed

    St Pierre, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Safety culture is positioned at the heart of an organization's vulnerability to error because of its role in framing organizational awareness to risk and in providing and sustaining effective strategies of risk management. Safety related attitudes of leadership and management play a crucial role in the development of a mature safety culture ("top-down process"). A type marker for organizational culture and thus a predictor for an organization's maturity in respect to safety is information flow and in particular an organization's general way of coping with information that suggests anomaly. As all values and beliefs, relationships, learning, and other aspects of organizational safety culture are about sharing and processing information, safety culture has been termed "informed culture". An informed culture is free of blame and open for information provided by incidents. "Incident reporting systems" are the backbone of a reporting culture, where good information flow is likely to support and encourage other kinds of cooperative behavior, such as problem solving, innovation, and inter-departmental bridging. Another facet of an informed culture is the free flow of information during perioperative patient care. The World Health Organization's safe surgery checklist" is the most prevalent example of a standardized information exchange aimed at preventing patient harm due to information deficit. In routine tasks mandatory standard operating procedures have gained widespread acceptance in guaranteeing the highest possible process quality. Technical and non-technical skills of healthcare professionals are the decisive human resource for an efficient and safe delivery of patient care and the avoidance of errors. The systematic enhancement of staff qualification by providing training opportunities can be a major investment in patient safety. In recent years several otorhinolaryngology departments have started to incorporate stimulation based team trainings into their curriculum. PMID:24403977

  18. A new parallel environment for interactive simulations implementing safe multithreading with MPI

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eduardo Rocha Rodrigues; Airam Jonatas Preto; Stephan Stephany

    2005-01-01

    This work presents a new parallel environment for interactive simulations. This environment integrates a MPI-based parallel simulation engine, a visualization module, and a user interface that supports modification of simulation parameters and visualization at runtime. This requires multiple threads, one to execute the simulation or the visualization, and other to receive user input. Since many MPI implementations are not thread-safe,

  19. I vow to keep making 'noise' about the importance of safe staffing levels.

    PubMed

    Hunt, Jennifer

    2015-06-24

    England's chief nursing officer (CNO) Jane Cummings says she has met around 70 directors of nursing and they have been supportive of the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to suspend work on safe staffing guidance (news June 17). PMID:26103864

  20. Multilevel models in the explanation of the relationship between safety climate and safe behavior.

    PubMed

    Cheyne, Alistair; Tomás, José M; Oliver, Amparo

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the relationships between components of organizational safety climate, including employee attitudes to organizational safety issues; perceptions of the physical working environment, and evaluations of worker engagement with safety issues; and relates these to self-reported levels of safety behavior. It attempts to explore the relationships between these variables in 1189 workers across 78 work groups in a large transportation organization. Evaluations of safety climate, the working environment and worker engagement, as well as safe behaviors, were collected using a self report questionnaire. The multilevel analysis showed that both levels of evaluation (the work group and the individual), and some cross-level interactions, were significant in explaining safe behaviors. Analyses revealed that a number of variables, at both levels, were associated with worker engagement and safe behaviors. The results suggest that, while individual evaluations of safety issues are important, there is also a role for the fostering of collective safety climates in encouraging safe behaviors and therefore reducing accidents. PMID:23866251

  1. Safe Compositional Specification of Networking Systems TRAFFIC The Language and Its Type Checking

    E-print Network

    Safe Compositional Specification of Networking Systems TRAFFIC The Language and Its Type Checking and methods from two research ar- eas: networking and programming languages. This work was initially motivated of networked controller compositions comes in the form of a language, a type system, and a type inference

  2. Safe Compositional Specification of Networking Systems # TRAFFIC The Language and Its Type Checking

    E-print Network

    Safe Compositional Specification of Networking Systems # TRAFFIC The Language and Its Type Checking and methods from two research ar­ eas: networking and programming languages. This work was initially motivated of networked controller compositions comes in the form of a language, a type system, and a type inference

  3. 33 CFR 62.27 - Safe water marks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    Safe water marks indicate that there is navigable water all around the mark. They are often used to indicate fairways or midchannels, or the seaward end of channels. Safe water marks are colored with red and white vertical...

  4. Beyond Metal Detectors: Creating Safe School Environments. The Editor Reflects.

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    Erb, Tom

    2000-01-01

    Discusses a model for the interactions between the elements of a safe school environment. Elements are curriculum, climate, and instruction leading to a safe setting, resulting in positive student outcomes. (JPB)

  5. Parents: ABCs of Raising Safe and Healthy Kids

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    ... About CDC.gov . Family Health Share Compartir Parents: ABCs of Raising Safe and Healthy Kids Click on ... of Page Related Kids and Teens Links Parents ABCs of Raising Safe and Healthy Kids Autumn Tips ...

  6. 26 CFR 1.401(k)-3 - Safe harbor requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...c) of this section (and the corresponding contributions under paragraph (k) of this section) are...nonelective contributions and safe harbor matching contributions...safe harbor compensation means compensation as defined in § 1.401(k)-6 (which...

  7. 26 CFR 1.401(k)-3 - Safe harbor requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...c) of this section (and the corresponding contributions under paragraph (k) of this section) are...nonelective contributions and safe harbor matching contributions...safe harbor compensation means compensation as defined in § 1.401(k)-6 (which...

  8. 26 CFR 1.401(k)-3 - Safe harbor requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...c) of this section (and the corresponding contributions under paragraph (k) of this section) are...nonelective contributions and safe harbor matching contributions...safe harbor compensation means compensation as defined in § 1.401(k)-6 (which...

  9. 26 CFR 1.401(k)-3 - Safe harbor requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...c) of this section (and the corresponding contributions under paragraph (k) of this section) are...nonelective contributions and safe harbor matching contributions...safe harbor compensation means compensation as defined in § 1.401(k)-6 (which...

  10. 26 CFR 1.401(k)-3 - Safe harbor requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...c) of this section (and the corresponding contributions under paragraph (k) of this section) are...nonelective contributions and safe harbor matching contributions...safe harbor compensation means compensation as defined in § 1.401(k)-6 (which...

  11. 33 CFR 62.27 - Safe water marks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    Safe water marks indicate that there is navigable water all around the mark. They are often used to indicate fairways or midchannels, or the seaward end of channels. Safe water marks are colored with red and white vertical...

  12. 33 CFR 62.27 - Safe water marks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    Safe water marks indicate that there is navigable water all around the mark. They are often used to indicate fairways or midchannels, or the seaward end of channels. Safe water marks are colored with red and white vertical...

  13. Medicines: Use Them Safely | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Taking Medicines Safely Medicines: Use Them Safely Past Issues / Summer 2013 Table ... Questions To Ask Your Doctor About A New Medicine What is the name of the medicine, and ...

  14. Be Food Safe: Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning

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    ... this? Submit Button Past Emails CDC Features Be Food Safe: Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir Most ... had diarrhea for more than 3 days. Be Food-Safe Savvy: Know the Risks and Rules Everyone ...

  15. World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_152575.html World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial Device ... 2015 FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The world's smallest pacemaker is safe and effective in patients ...

  16. How NIF Works

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2010-09-01

    The National Ignition Facility, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is the world's largest laser system... 192 huge laser beams in a massive building, all focused down at the last moment at a 2 millimeter ball containing frozen hydrogen gas. The goal is to achieve fusion... getting more energy out than was used to create it. It's never been done before under controlled conditions, just in nuclear weapons and in stars. We expect to do it within the next 2-3 years. The purpose is threefold: to create an almost limitless supply of safe, carbon-free, proliferation-free electricity; examine new regimes of astrophysics as well as basic science; and study the inner-workings of the U.S. stockpile of nuclear weapons to ensure they remain safe, secure and reliable without the need for underground testing. More information about NIF can be found at:

  17. Introduction to the laboratory SAFETY PROCEDURES

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    Csonka, Gábor István

    heat an enclosed system. Never close completely an assembly from which a gas is being evolved. Have any. When in doubt, work in the hood, including rinsing equipment used in measuring such materials. Absorb. Play it safe and treat all organic materials as though they are flammable. NEVER heat an organic

  18. 76 FR 17615 - Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance

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    2011-03-30

    ...2137-AE69 & 2126-AB04 Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance AGENCY: Pipeline...the comment period for the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance Notice of Proposed...the comment period for the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance Notice of...

  19. Design and implementation of a safe Public Key Infrastructure

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    Ke-feng Wang; Zhi-hong Zhang

    2010-01-01

    This paper introduces the design and implementation of a safe Public Key Infrastructure based on Transport Layer Security. Through the establishment of safe connection between each part of the PKI system, it can effectively resist the attack from the internal department. But the use of safe connection increases burden to inquiring certificate. To improve the efficiency of the certificate inquiring,

  20. Intrinsically safe electrical circuits: Their application in explosive environments

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    K. W. Proper

    1984-01-01

    The successful application of intrinsically safe electrical circuits depends upon a complete understanding of the concept of intrinsically safe and the concept's utilization during design and evaluation. The history of the concept of intrinscially safe and an exploration of what it is are presented. Its application in an explosive environment and employment of the concept during design and evaluation are

  1. Soft Inflatable Robots for Safe Physical Human Interaction

    E-print Network

    that provide assistance to humans. This thesis aims to develop intrinsically safe robots that are suitableSoft Inflatable Robots for Safe Physical Human Interaction Siddharth Sanan CMU-RI-TR-13 Sanan #12;#12;Abstract Robots that can operate in human environments in a safe and robust manner would

  2. Safe Receding Horizon Path Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

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    How, Jonathan P.

    Safe Receding Horizon Path Planning for Autonomous Vehicles Tom Schouwenaars Eric Feron Jonathan to a safe mode, by maintaining a feasible path to a predefined safe state at each time step. 1 Introduction. It has been proven that the motion planning problem is intrinsically NP-hard [1]. Namely, the space

  3. Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Return to Web version Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs What are opioids? Opioids (say: " ... medicine’s effects. Bibliography Food and Drug Administration. Safe Disposal of Medicines. Accessed February 13, 2013 Opioids911-Safety. ...

  4. ZeroSafe Nets: Composing Nets via Transition Synchronization \\Lambda

    E-print Network

    Bruni, Roberto

    Zero­Safe Nets: Composing Nets via Transition Synchronization \\Lambda Roberto Bruni and Ugo­safe nets have been introduced to extend classical Petri nets with a primitive notion of transition synchronization. To this aim, besides ordinary places, called stable, zero­safe nets are equipped with zero places

  5. Promoting safe motherhood in rural India.

    PubMed

    Maclean, G

    1997-01-01

    This article identifies some activities performed to promote safe motherhood in rural India. Nurses from a voluntary organization in Hyderabad, India, trained women's groups from 32 villages in rural Andhra Pradesh state over 3 days in 1996 in maternal and child care, health and family welfare, gender issues, sanitation, leadership, literacy, negotiating skills, and health monitoring. The women were encouraged to perform health activities in their villages. In October 1996, a Conference of Women celebrated the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, with women's groups reporting on health activities in specific villages. Each women's group had its own banner. Every woman wore a conference delegate badge. One woman's group was rewarded for making the most significant progress. Participants included women from 29 villages and auxiliary nurse-midwives. For some women, this was the first time away from home. Conference delegates toured the primary health center facilities at Shamirpet and met with staff. The aim was to reduce fear and reluctance to use the services and to promote awareness of available health care. Most villages in India rely on auxiliary nurse-midwives for maternal and child health care. Promotion of safe motherhood requires close cooperation between the auxiliary nurse-midwifes and women's groups. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India is introducing in-service training to improve the clinical skills of auxiliary nurse-midwives in eight states. The nurse-midwives use adapted and new educational material from WHO's safe motherhood midwifery training modules. A workshop was used to introduce the new modules and to propose teaching methods for senior project staff. The five modules include a trainers' manual of educational methods. PMID:12321357

  6. Getting Home Safe and Sound: Occupational Safety and Health Administration at 38

    PubMed Central

    Silverstein, Michael

    2008-01-01

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHAct) declared that every worker is entitled to safe and healthful working conditions, and that employers are responsible for work being free from all recognized hazards. Thirty-eight years after these assurances, however, it is difficult to find anyone who believes the promise of the OSHAct has been met. The persistence of preventable, life-threatening hazards at work is a failure to keep a national promise. I review the history of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and propose measures to better ensure that those who go to work every day return home safe and sound. These measures fall into 6 areas: leverage and accountability, safety and health systems, employee rights, equal protection, framing, and infrastructure. PMID:18235060

  7. Safe and efficacious probiotics: what are they?

    PubMed

    Reid, Gregor

    2006-08-01

    Each year, >20 billion doses of probiotics are used by healthy people and by those diagnosed with a range of medical conditions. Compared to many pharmaceutical agents, probiotics are well tolerated and extremely safe, and serious adverse effects rarely occur. Nevertheless, as many new researchers enter the field and companies launch "probiotic" products, it is essential that standards are set for naming a product "probiotic" to show that it meets an acceptable level of safety and efficacy, and to understand the strengths and limitations of its activity. In this Opinion article, recommendations are made based upon the current understanding of scientific, clinical and regulatory issues, with a special focus on safety. PMID:16809039

  8. Infrared safe definition of jet flavor

    SciTech Connect

    Banfi, Andrea; /Cambridge U., DAMTP /Cambridge U. /Milan Bicocca U. /INFN, Milan; Salam, Gavin P.; /Paris, LPTHE; Zanderighi, Giulia; /Fermilab /CERN

    2006-01-01

    It is common, in both theoretical and experimental studies, to separately discuss quark and gluon jets. However, even at parton level, widely-used jet algorithms fail to provide an infrared safe way of making this distinction. We examine the origin of the problem, and propose a solution in terms of a new ''flavour-kt'' algorithm. As well as being of conceptual interest this can be a powerful tool when combining fixed-order calculations with multi-jet resummations and parton showers. It also has applications to studies of heavy-quark jets.

  9. Is infliximab safe to use while breastfeeding?

    PubMed

    Stengel, Joel-Z; Arnold, Hays-L

    2008-05-21

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often affects women around the age of conception and pregnancy. Most drugs used to treat IBD are safe in pregnancy, but physicians must consider the clinical implications of certain treatment regimens in young, fertile females. We report an informative case of a pregnant patient with IBD who underwent treatment with infliximab during her pregnancy and while nursing her infant. Serum and breast milk infliximab levels were monitored throughout this time period. This case report suggests that targeted monoclonal antibodies and other biologic agents can be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding patients. PMID:18494064

  10. Fractal Spacetime Structure in Asymptotically Safe Gravity

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    O. Lauscher; M. Reuter

    2005-08-26

    Four-dimensional Quantum Einstein Gravity (QEG) is likely to be an asymptotically safe theory which is applicable at arbitrarily small distance scales. On sub-Planckian distances it predicts that spacetime is a fractal with an effective dimensionality of 2. The original argument leading to this result was based upon the anomalous dimension of Newton's constant. In the present paper we demonstrate that also the spectral dimension equals 2 microscopically, while it is equal to 4 on macroscopic scales. This result is an exact consequence of asymptotic safety and does not rely on any truncation. Contact is made with recent Monte Carlo simulations.

  11. Aerial view of Safe Haven roadway

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    This aerial photo captures many of the facilities involved in Space Shuttle processing. At center is the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The curved road is the newly restored crawlerway leading into the VAB high bay 2. The road restoration and high bay 2 are part of KSC's Safe Haven project, enabling the storage of orbiters during severe weather. The road circles around the Orbiter Processing Facility 3 (OPF-3) at left. OPF1 and OPF-2 are on the right below the curving road. East of the VAB, the crawlerway also extends from high bays 1 and 3 to the two Shuttle launch pads.

  12. Fractal Spacetime Structure in Asymptotically Safe Gravity

    E-print Network

    Lauscher, O

    2005-01-01

    Four-dimensional Quantum Einstein Gravity (QEG) is likely to be an asymptotically safe theory which is applicable at arbitrarily small distance scales. On sub-Planckian distances it predicts that spacetime is a fractal with an effective dimensionality of 2. The original argument leading to this result was based upon the anomalous dimension of Newton's constant. In the present paper we demonstrate that also the spectral dimension equals 2 microscopically, while it is equal to 4 on macroscopic scales. This result is an exact consequence of asymptotic safety and does not rely on any truncation. Contact is made with recent Monte Carlo simulations.

  13. Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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    Scott, Amanda

    2008-09-05

    contaminated with harmful bacteria or viruses, which are also known as pathogens. Examples of pathogens include Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7 and Hepatitis A. This contamination can occur at any point from the field to your table. If eaten, contaminated..., there are several easy steps you can take to help keep fresh fruits and vegetables safe to eat. Shopping When shopping for fresh produce, avoid items that are bruised, damaged or moldy or that show signs of insect damage. Bruises and cuts may allow pathogens...

  14. Safe and efficient operation of multistage cold compressor systems

    SciTech Connect

    Kauschke, M.; Haberstroh, C.; Quack, H. [Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany)

    1996-12-31

    Large refrigeration rates in the temperature range of super fluid helium can only be obtained with the help of centrifugal cold compressors. For the large 2 K systems, four compression stages are necessary to reach atmospheric pressure. Centrifugal cold compressors are quite sensitive to mass flow and suction temperature variations; but these have to be expected in a real system. The first step in the systems design is to find safe and efficient quasi-stationary modes of operation. The system which is being proposed for the TESLA refrigerators relies on two features. The first is to allow the room temperature screw compressor, downstream of the cold compressors to work occasionally with a subatmospheric suction pressure. The second is to stabilize the suction temperature of the third stage of compression at about 10 K. With these features it is possible, that in all modes of operation all four compressor stages operate exactly at their design point.

  15. Results of 30 kWt Safe Affordable Fission Engine (SAFE-30) primary heat transport testing

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    Pedersen, Kevin; van Dyke, Melissa; Houts, Mike; Godfroy, Tom; Martin, James; Dickens, Ricky; Williams, Eric; Harper, Roger; Salvil, Pat; Reid, Bob

    2001-02-01

    The use of resistance heaters to simulate heat from fission allows extensive development of fission systems to be performed in non-nuclear test facilities, saving time and money. Resistance heated tests on the Safe Affordable Fission Engine-30 kilowatt (SAFE30) test article are being performed at the Marshall Space Flight Center. This paper discusses the results of these experiments to date, and describes the additional testing that will be performed. Recommendations related to the design of testable space fission power and propulsion systems are made. .

  16. Preventing food-borne illness in food service establishments: Broadening the framework for intervention and research on safe food handling behaviors.

    PubMed

    Mitchell, Roger E; Fraser, Angela M; Bearon, Lucille B

    2007-02-01

    Unsafe food handling practices in food service establishments are a major contributor to the transmission of food-borne illness. However, current worker education and training interventions demonstrate only modest success in changing food service worker behavior. We argue for more ecologically-oriented interventions that address both individual and contextual factors that influence safe food handling behaviors. We describe potential predisposing influences (e.g. knowledge, beliefs concerning risk of food-borne illness, perceived control, self-efficacy), enabling influences (e.g. intensity and quality of training, work pressure and pace, safety procedures and protocols, appropriate equipment) and reinforcing influences (e.g. management enforcement of policies, incentives for safe food handling, job stress and organizational justice) on worker behavior. Efforts to change food service workers' behaviors are more likely to be effective if they pay greater attention to the ecological context, address multiple influences on worker behavior, and view workers as partners in preventing food-borne illness in food service establishments. PMID:17365076

  17. Safe abortion: a right for refugees?

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    Lehmann, Aimee

    2002-05-01

    Thanks to initiatives since 1994, most reproductive health programmes for refugee women now include family planning and safe delivery care. Emergency contraception and post-abortion care for complications of unsafe abortion are recommended, but provision of these services has lagged behind, while services for women who wish to terminate an unwanted pregnancy are almost non-existent. Given conditions in refugee settings, including high levels of sexual violence, unwanted pregnancies are of particular concern. Yet the extent of need for abortion services among refugee women remains undocumented. UNFPA estimates that 25-50% of maternal deaths in refugee settings are due to complications of unsafe abortion. Barriers to providing abortion services may include internal and external political pressure, legal restrictions, or the religious affiliation of service providers. Women too may be pressured to continue pregnancies and are often unable to express their needs or assert their rights. Abortion advocacy efforts should highlight the specific needs of refugee women and encourage provision of services where abortion is legally indicated, especially in cases of rape or incest, and risk to a woman's physical and mental health. Implementation of existing guidelines on reducing the occurrence and consequences of sexual violence in refugee settings is also important. Including refugee women in international campaigns for expanded access to safe abortion is critical in addressing the specific needs of this population. PMID:12369319

  18. Safe Lifting in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Comparing FCE Lifting Task and Niosh Lifting Guideline

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    Wietske Kuijer; Pieter U. Dijkstra; Sandra Brouwer; Michiel F. Reneman; Johan W. Groothoff; Jan H. B. Geertzen

    2006-01-01

    \\u000a Introduction: Both the floor-to-waist lifting task of the Isernhagen Work Systems Functional Capacity Evaluation (IWS FCE) and recommended weight limit (RWL) of the NIOSH produce safe lifting weights and are used world-wide nowadays. It is unknown whether they produce similar safe lifting weights. Aim of this study was to compare FCE performance on the floor-to-waist lifting task and RWL of

  19. Household's willingness to pay for arsenic safe drinking water in Bangladesh.

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    Khan, Nasreen Islam; Brouwer, Roy; Yang, Hong

    2014-10-01

    This study examines willingness to pay (WTP) in Bangladesh for arsenic (As) safe drinking water across different As-risk zones, applying a double bound discrete choice value elicitation approach. The study aims to provide a robust estimate of the benefits of As safe drinking water supply, which is compared to the results from a similar study published almost 10 years ago using a single bound estimation procedure. Tests show that the double bound valuation design does not suffer from anchoring or incentive incompatibility effects. Health risk awareness levels are high and households are willing to pay on average about 5 percent of their disposable average annual household income for As safe drinking water. Important factors influencing WTP include the bid amount to construct communal deep tubewell for As safe water supply, the risk zone where respondents live, household income, water consumption, awareness of water source contamination, whether household members are affected by As contamination, and whether they already take mitigation measures. PMID:24905645

  20. Distributed Real-Time Emulation of Formally-Defined Patterns for Safe Medical Device Control

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    Sun, Mu; 10.4204/EPTCS.36.9

    2010-01-01

    Safety of medical devices and of their interoperation is an unresolved issue causing severe and sometimes deadly accidents for patients with shocking frequency. Formal methods, particularly in support of highly reusable and provably safe patterns which can be instantiated to many device instances can help in this regard. However, this still leaves open the issue of how to pass from their formal specifications in logical time to executable emulations that can interoperate in physical time with other devices and with simulations of patient and/or doctor behaviors. This work presents a specification-based methodology in which virtual emulation environments can be easily developed from formal specifications in Real-Time Maude, and can support interactions with other real devices and with simulation models. This general methodology is explained in detail and is illustrated with two concrete scenarios which are both instances of a common safe formal pattern: one scenario involves the interaction of a provably safe ...

  1. Surgery and invasive procedures in patients on long-term treatment with direct oral anticoagulants: thrombin or factor-Xa inhibitors. Recommendations of the Working Group on Perioperative Haemostasis and the French Study Group on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

    PubMed

    Sié, Pierre; Samama, Charles M; Godier, Anne; Rosencher, Nadia; Steib, Annick; Llau, Juan V; Van der Linden, Philippe; Pernod, Gilles; Lecompte, Thomas; Gouin-Thibault, Isabelle; Albaladejo, Pierre

    2011-12-01

    Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAs)--inhibitors of thrombin or factor-Xa--are expected to replace vitamin K antagonists in most of their indications. Patients receiving long-term treatment with DOAs are likely to be exposed to elective or emergency surgery or invasive procedures. Owing to the present lack of experience in such conditions, we cannot make recommendations, but only propose perioperative management for optimal safety regarding the risk of bleeding and thrombosis. DOAs may increase surgical bleeding, they have no validated antagonists, they cannot be monitored by simple standardized laboratory assays and their pharmacokinetics vary significantly between patients. Although DOAs differ in many respects, the proposals in the perioperative setting need not be specific to each. For procedures with low haemorrhagic risk, a therapeutic window of 48 hours (last administration 24 hours before surgery, restart 24 hours after) is proposed. For procedures with medium or high haemorrhagic risk, we suggest stopping DOAs 5 days before surgery to ensure complete elimination in all patients. Treatment should be resumed only when the risk of bleeding has been controlled. In patients at high thrombotic risk (e.g. those in atrial fibrillation with a history of stroke), bridging with heparin (low molecular-weight heparin, or unfractionated heparin, if the former is contraindicated) is proposed. In an emergency, the procedure should be postponed for as long as possible (minimum 1-2 half-lives) and non-specific antihaemorrhagic agents, such as recombinant human activated factor VIIa or prothrombin complex concentrates should not be given for prophylactic reversal due to their uncertain benefit-risk. PMID:22152517

  2. Contract and Procedure

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    Drahozal, Christopher R.

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines both the theoretical underpinnings and empirical picture of procedural contracts. Procedural contracts may be understood as contracts in which parties regulate not merely their commercial relations but also the procedures...

  3. Periodontal Treatments and Procedures

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    ... Procedures Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments Gum Graft Surgery Laser Treatment for Gum Disease Regenerative Procedures Dental Crown Lengthening ... dental implants. Non-Surgical Treatments Gum Graft Surgery Laser Treatment Regenerative Procedures Dental Crown Lengthening Dental Implants Pocket ...

  4. Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures

    E-print Network

    Sherrill, David

    Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures DO THIS NOW 1. If the incident poses a hazard by dialing 911. a. Information that Responders need: i. I am on the Georgia Tech Campus ii. The Street requiring assistance may call the Georgia Tech Student Affairs Office/Dean of Students During regular work

  5. Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures

    E-print Network

    Sherrill, David

    Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures DO THIS NOW 1. If the incident poses a hazard by dialing 911. a. Information that Responders need: i. I am on the Georgia Tech Campus ii. The Street assistance may call the Georgia Tech Student Affairs Office/Dean of Students During regular work hours call

  6. Appendix A: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

    E-print Network

    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    to reduce employee exposures to hazardous chemicals, such as fume hoods, snorkels, aerosol suppression Procedures (SOP) are written safety and health guidelines for laboratory work with hazardous chemicals and are required as a part of a laboratory-specific Chemical Hygiene Plan. EH&S recommends that Standard Operating

  7. Updating Small Generator Interconnection Procedures for New Market Conditions

    SciTech Connect

    Coddington, M.; Fox, K.; Stanfield, S.; Varnado, L.; Culley, T.; Sheehan, M.

    2012-12-01

    Federal and state regulators are faced with the challenge of keeping interconnection procedures updated against a backdrop of evolving technology, new codes and standards, and considerably transformed market conditions. This report is intended to educate policymakers and stakeholders on beneficial reforms that will keep interconnection processes efficient and cost-effective while maintaining a safe and reliable power system.

  8. Health Care Procedure Considerations and Individualized Health Care Plans

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Avant, Mary Jane Thompson

    2011-01-01

    Teachers need to maintain a safe, healthy environment for all their students in order to promote learning. However, there are additional considerations when students require health care procedures, such as tube feeding or clean intermittent catheterization. Teachers must effectively monitor their students and understand their roles and…

  9. STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE CARCINOGENS AND HIGHLY TOXIC MATERIALS

    E-print Network

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    12.1 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE for CARCINOGENS AND HIGHLY TOXIC MATERIALS Location) ___________________ 7. Waste disposal: The authorized person using this material is responsible for the safe collection, preparation and proper disposal of waste unless otherwise stated below. Waste shall be disposed of as soon

  10. [Renal biopsy: procedures, contraindications, complications].

    PubMed

    Lefaucheur, Carmen; Nochy, Dominique; Bariety, Jean

    2009-07-01

    Renal biopsy plays a central role in the investigational approach of the nephrologist. The technique has significantly improved over the past two decades as a result of the introduction of ultrasonography and automated-gun biopsy devices. Percutaneous renal biopsy has become a relatively safe procedure with life-threatening complications occurring in less than 0.1% of biopsies in recent reports. However, percutaneous kidney biopsy is not without risk. Overt complications occurring in up to 13% of the cases, and 6 to 7% of complications were considered major, needing for an intervention such as transfusion of blood product or invasive procedure (radiographic or surgical). Major complications were apparent in more than 90% of patients by 24 hours. In situations in which the potential benefit of obtaining renal histology outweighs the risks of the procedure, transjugular kidney biopsy or surgical biopsy offers an attractive alternative. At present, we have no definite predictive indicators of postbiopsy bleeding complication, with the exception of age, gender, advanced renal insufficiency and the baseline partial thromboplastin time. Bleeding time is not significantly predictive and has been reported to have substantial limitations as a screening test. The use of the PFA-100 may replace the bleeding time and is now considered as a more valuable screening test for prebiopsy identification and management of patients with impaired haemostasis. Four groups of patients benefit from the findings of renal biopsy: those with a nephrotic syndrome, those with a renal disease in a context of systemic disorder, those with acute renal failure and those with a renal transplant. Some patients with non-nephrotic proteinuria, hematuria and chronic renal failure may also benefit from the procedure. PMID:19345174

  11. Teaching Physician Guidelines for Surgical Procedures Minor Surgical Procedures

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    Teaching Physician Guidelines for Surgical Procedures Minor Surgical Procedures: § Procedures, the teaching physician must be present for the entire procedure § Teaching physician or resident may document the teaching physician's presence for the entire procedure High Risk and Complex Surgical Procedures

  12. A Safe Lab on Nerve Gases.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tucker, David C.

    1988-01-01

    Describes an experiment involving pineapples and gelatin that allows students to investigate the conditions that typically render an enzyme functionless, similar to the effect of nerve gasses. Discusses the materials, procedures, and results, drawing analogies to the effects of a nerve gas. (CW)

  13. Safe disposal of metal values in slag

    SciTech Connect

    Halpin, P.T.; Zarur, G.L.

    1982-10-26

    The method of safely disposing of sludge containing metal values capable of displaying toxic ecological properties includes the steps of deriving from an organic or inorganic sludge an intermediate product such as a dewatered sludge or an incinerated ash, and adding this intermediate product to a metal smelting step of a type producing a slag such that most of the metal values become encapsulated in the slag. Some precious metal values may be recovered with the metal being smelted, and may be subsequently separated therefrom by appropriate metal winning steps. The sludge product brings to the smelting process certain additives needed therein such as silica and phosphates for the slag, alumina and magnesium to lower the viscosity of the molten slag, and organic matter serving as reducing agents.

  14. Spinosad: An effective and safe pediculicide

    PubMed Central

    Aditya, Suruchi; Rattan, Aditya

    2012-01-01

    Although head lice are not a major health hazard, they have been a source of irritation and disgust for thousands of years. Despite the use of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, it has high prevalence, and epidemics occur regularly. Permethrin 1% is currently recommended as a drug of choice, but many areas have shown resistance to this insecticide. A 0.9% suspension of spinosad, a naturally occurring pest control product, has recently been approved by the USFDA for treatment of pediculosis capitis. It acts by enhancing the action of nicotinic acetylcholine, resulting in paralysis of the parasite. Clinical trials show that spinosad is more effective and safe than current drugs of treatment. Additionally, it does not require nit combing. Spinosad appears as a powerful recruit in the battle against head lice. PMID:23189260

  15. The safe disposal of radioactive wastes

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    Kenny, A. W.

    1956-01-01

    A comprehensive review is given of the principles and problems involved in the safe disposal of radioactive wastes. The first part is devoted to a study of the basic facts of radioactivity and of nuclear fission, the characteristics of radioisotopes, the effects of ionizing radiations, and the maximum permissible levels of radioactivity for workers and for the general public. In the second part, the author describes the different types of radioactive waste—reactor wastes and wastes arising from the use of radioisotopes in hospitals and in industry—and discusses the application of the maximum permissible levels of radioactivity to their disposal and treatment, illustrating his discussion with an account of the methods practised at the principal atomic energy establishments. PMID:13374534

  16. NOVA Online: Search for a Safe Cigarette

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    The NOVA documentary "Search for a Safe Cigarette" recounts the tobacco industry's decades-long attempt to engineer a safer cigarette. This companion Web site offers a number of interesting and informative features, as well as a lesson plan for grades 5-8 and 9-12. The interactive feature titled Anatomy of a Cigarette offers a fascinating tour of the conventional cigarette and two "safer" versions. The Web site also includes: a review of the safer cigarette's "checkered pedigree;" an animated introduction to physiological effect of nicotine on the brain; and a virtual laboratory where visitors can explore the basics of combustion. The lesson plan, which may be used independently of the NOVA program, has students examine government action on tobacco issues and consider the role of government in public health.

  17. Eye-safe visible wavelength lidar

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    Cooley, T. W.; Reagan, J. A.

    1992-01-01

    Recent technological advances on several fronts offer the possibility for relatively low-cost, eye-safe visible-wavelength lidar systems for autonomous aerosol/environmental monitoring applications. Improved silicon photodiodes and avalanche photodiodes that have become available offer high-quantum-efficiency detection at very low dark counts (10 to 1000 count/s) and can be used in a photon counting mode for signal plus background and dark current photoelectron count rates of megahertz. The essential requirements and features of a possible lidar system that capitalizes on technical advances on several fronts are outlined. A baseline lidar system is suggested for monitoring tropospheric and stratospheric aerosols. Sensitivity to wavelength, background radiation, detector characteristics, and other system parameters is discussed for several simulated data sets.

  18. Aerial view of Safe Haven roadway

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    2000-01-01

    This aerial photo captures many of the facilities involved in Space Shuttle processing. At center is the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The curved road in the foreground is the newly restored crawlerway leading into the VAB high bay 2. The road restoration and high bay 2 are part of KSC's Safe Haven project, enabling the storage of orbiters during severe weather. The road circles around the Orbiter Processing Facility 3 (OPF-3) at right center. OPF1 and OPF-2 are just above the curving road. On the left of the VAB, the crawlerway also extends from high bays 1 and 3, past the Launch Control Center, out to the two Shuttle launch pads.

  19. Safe Laser Beam Propagation for Interplanetary Links

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    Wilson, Keith E.

    2011-01-01

    Ground-to-space laser uplinks to Earth–orbiting satellites and deep space probes serve both as a beacon and an uplink command channel for deep space probes and Earth-orbiting satellites. An acquisition and tracking point design to support a high bandwidth downlink from a 20-cm optical terminal on an orbiting Mars spacecraft typically calls for 2.5 kW of 1030-nm uplink optical power in 40 micro-radians divergent beams.2 The NOHD (nominal ocular hazard distance) of the 1030nm uplink is in excess of 2E5 km, approximately half the distance to the moon. Recognizing the possible threat of high power laser uplinks to the flying public and to sensitive Earth-orbiting satellites, JPL developed a three-tiered system at its Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) to ensure safe laser beam propagation through navigational and near-Earth space.

  20. Safe Handling of Cryogenic Liquids This document describes the principal hazards and appropriate safety procedures associated

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    liquids have boiling points below -180 C and are normally used at atmospheric pressure. Thus Cryogenic liquids with a boiling point below that of liquid oxygen (i.e. nitrogen and helium each have boiling points lower than oxygens boiling point) have the ability to condense oxygen out of the air

  1. 75 FR 70557 - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Draft Policies and Procedures for Screening Safe Drinking...

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    2010-11-17

    ...environment due to disruption of the endocrine system. The determination that a chemical...potential to interact with the endocrine system will be made on a weight of...potential to interact with the endocrine system. Chemicals that go...

  2. 78 FR 35909 - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Final Policies and Procedures for Screening Safe Drinking...

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    2013-06-14

    ...environment due to disruption of the endocrine system. The determination of whether...potential to interact with the endocrine system will be made on a weight of...potential to interact with the endocrine system necessarily meets the...

  3. 21 CFR 530.23 - Procedure for setting and announcing safe levels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...setting forth the agency's finding that there is a reasonable probability that extralabel use in animals of the human drug or animal...of a specific analytical method or methods for drug residue detection will be codified in §...

  4. Sustaining safe practice: twenty years on.

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    Kippax, Susan; Race, Kane

    2003-07-01

    This paper examines the ways in which populations at risk of HIV in the developed world have enculturated the knowledges and technologies of both the medical and the social sciences. By revisiting a number of review papers and by reviewing findings from a range of studies, we argue that gay men have appropriated information that has enabled them to sustain safe practices while they have eschewed information that has made maintenance difficult. The paper describes a range of risk reduction strategies and compares the responses of populations at risk of HIV in the years before the advent of highly active antiviral therapy (HAART) with their responses after the introduction of HAART in 1996. We concentrate our argument on the changing responses to HIV risk of gay men, although occasionally illustrate our argument with reference to the responses of injecting drug users. The responses of gay men to risk post-HAART--particularly those who reside in Australia--speak to the adoption of a range of considered strategies, not altogether safe, to reduce harm. We argue that such strategies need to be understood and addressed within a 'new' social public health, that is, a public health that takes what social analysis has to say seriously. The paper examines the differences between the traditional, the 'modern' epidemiological/clinical and the 'new' social or socio-cultural public healths and describes the tensions between the medical and the social science disciplines in their efforts to inform public health. Key concepts provided by social science such as agency (including individual and collective agency), alongside its methodological reflexivity are key to effective public health. The risk avoidance strategies adopted by gay men suggest a way forward by turning our attention to the ways in which medicine is taken in(to) their practice. PMID:12753812

  5. Towards large scale aligned carbon nanotube composites: an industrial safe-by-design and sustainable approach

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    Boulanger, P.; Belkadi, L.; Descarpentries, J.; Porterat, D.; Hibert, E.; Brouzes, A.; Mille, M.; Patel, S.; Pinault, M.; Reynaud, C.; Mayne-L'Hermite, M.; Decamps, J. M.

    2013-04-01

    We present the main results demonstrating the feasibility of high surface (> A4 format size) semi-industrial fabrication of composites embedding VACNT in organic matrices. The process of growing VACNT exhibits several advantages regarding safety issues: integrating de facto a safe collecting procedure on the substrate, avoiding additional preparation steps and simplifying handling and protection by impregnation into a matrix. The following steps of the overall process: VACNT carpet functionalization, alignment control and impregnation, can be processed on-line in a closed and safe continuous process and lead to dramatically reduced direct nanotube exposure for workers and users. This project opens the route to a continuous, roll-to-roll, safer, cost-effective and green industrial process to manufacture composites with controlled and aligned greener "black" carbon nanotubes.

  6. The future of simulation technologies for complex cardiovascular procedures.

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    Cates, Christopher U; Gallagher, Anthony G

    2012-09-01

    Changing work practices and the evolution of more complex interventions in cardiovascular medicine are forcing a paradigm shift in the way doctors are trained. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), carotid artery stenting (CAS), and acute stroke intervention procedures are forcing these changes at a faster pace than in other disciplines. As a consequence, cardiovascular medicine has had to develop a sophisticated understanding of precisely what is meant by 'training' and 'skill'. An evolving conclusion is that procedure training on a virtual reality (VR) simulator presents a viable current solution. These simulations should characterize the important performance characteristics of procedural skill that have metrics derived and defined from, and then benchmarked to experienced operators (i.e. level of proficiency). Simulation training is optimal with metric-based feedback, particularly formative trainee error assessments, proximate to their performance. In prospective, randomized studies, learners who trained to a benchmarked proficiency level on the simulator performed significantly better than learners who were traditionally trained. In addition, cardiovascular medicine now has available the most sophisticated virtual reality simulators in medicine and these have been used for the roll-out of interventions such as CAS in the USA and globally with cardiovascular society and industry partnered training programmes. The Food and Drug Administration has advocated the use of VR simulation as part of the approval of new devices and the American Board of Internal Medicine has adopted simulation as part of its maintenance of certification. Simulation is rapidly becoming a mainstay of cardiovascular education, training, certification, and the safe adoption of new technology. If cardiovascular medicine is to continue to lead in the adoption and integration of simulation, then, it must take a proactive position in the development of metric-based simulation curriculum, adoption of proficiency benchmarking definitions, and then resolve to commit resources so as to continue to lead this revolution in physician training. PMID:22733836

  7. Texas A&M AgriLife Research Procedures 24.01.01.A0.05 Radiological Safety

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    Texas A&M AgriLife Research Procedures 24.01.01.A0.05 Radiological Safety Approved: December 6 Review: August 27, 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Research Procedure 24.01.01.A0.05 Radiological Safety Page 1) to provide safe operating procedures and to avoid radiological accidents by developing adequate controls

  8. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Procedures 24.01.01.X0.05 Radiological Safety

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    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Procedures 24.01.01.X0.05 Radiological Safety Approved.05 Radiological Safety Page 1 of 2 PROCEDURE STATEMENT It is the intention of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife Extension) to provide safe operating procedures and to avoid radiological accidents

  9. Safe affordable fission engine (SAFE 30) module conductivity test thermal model correlation

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    Roman, Jose

    2001-02-01

    The SAFE 30 is a simple, robust space fission power system that is comprised of several independent modules. Each module contains 4 fuel tubes bonded to a central heatpipe. Fission energy is conducted from the fuel tubes to the heatpipe, which in turn transfers the energy to a power conversion system. This paper benchmarks a thermal model of the SAFE 30 with actual test data from simulated SAFE 30 module tests. Two ``dummy'' SAFE 30 modules were fabricated-each consisted of 4 1-inch dia. tubes (simulating the fuel tubes) bonded to a central 1'' dia. tube (simulating the heatpipe). In the first module the fuel tubes were simply brazed to the heatpipe along the line of contact (leaving void space in the interstices), and in the second module the tubes and heatpipe were brazed via tri-cusps that completely fill the interstices between the tubes. In these tests, fission energy is simulated by placing resistance heaters within each of the 4 fuel tubes. The tests were conducted in a vacuum chamber in 4 configurations: tri-cusps filled with and without an outer insulation wrap, and no tri-cusps with and without an outer insulation wrap. The baseline SAFE 30 configuration uses the brazed tri-cusps. During the tests, the power applied to the heaters was varied in a stepwise fashion, until a steady-state temperature profile was reached. These temperature levels varied between 773 K and 1073 K. To benchmark the thermal model, the input energy and chamber surface temperature were used as boundary conditions for the model. The analytical results from the nodes at the same location as the test thermocouples were plotted again test data to determinate the accuracy of the analysis. The unknown variables on the analysis are the radiation emissivity of the pipe and chamber and the radiation view factor between the module and the chamber. A correlation was determined using a parametric analysis by varying the surface emissivity and view factor until a good match was reached. This model and the corresponding data will later be used to evaluate the heat transfer characteristics of the SAFE 30 core, and perform various design trade-offs. Finally, the test data is evaluated to determine the effect of the tri-cusp insert on heat transfer. It is found that the tri-cusps cause a significant increase in module heat transfer. .

  10. Enhancing Student Engagement through Practice Experience in Social Work Education: The Social Work Studio

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    Campbell, Alan

    2012-01-01

    It can sometimes be difficult to engage students in "real life experiences" within the classroom. In one Bachelor of Social Work program, the development of a Social Work Studio (the Studio) has provided students with opportunities to engage in simulated social work practice in a safe and supportive environment. This article reports on a small…

  11. Injuries in the Iowa Certified Safe Farm Study.

    PubMed

    Rautiainen, R H; Lange, J L; Hodne, C J; Schneiders, S; Donham, K J

    2004-01-01

    The aims of this article are to assess injury characteristics and risk factors in the Iowa Certified Safe Farm (CSF) program and to evaluate the effectiveness of CSF for reducing injuries. This intervention program includes a health screening, on-farm safety review, education, and monetary incentives. Cohorts of farmers in an intervention group (n = 152) and control group (n = 164) in northwestern Iowa were followed for a three-year period. During the follow-up, there were 318 injuries (42/100 person-years), of which 112 (15/100 person-years) required professional medical care. The monetary cost of injuries was $51,764 ($68 per farm per year). There were no differences in the self-reported injury rates and costs between the intervention and control groups. Raising livestock, poor general health, and exposures to dust and gas, noise, chemicals and pesticides, and lifting were among risk factors for injury. Most injuries in this study were related to animals, falls from elevation, slips/trips/falls, being struck by or struck against objects, lifting, and overexertion. Machinery was less prominent than generally reported in the literature. Hurry, fatigue, or stress were mentioned as the primary contributing factor in most injuries. These findings illustrate the need for new interventions to address a multitude of hazards in the farm work environment as well as management and organization of farm work. PMID:15017805

  12. Anesthetic Consideration for Neurointerventional Procedures

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    Joung, Kyung Woon; Yang, Ku Hyun; Shin, Won Jung; Song, Myung Hee; Ham, Kyungdon; Jung, Seung Chul; Lee, Deok Hee

    2014-01-01

    Interventional neuroradiology (INR) has been a rapidly expanding and advancing clinical area during the past few decades. As the complexity and diversity of INR procedures increases, the demand for anesthesia also increases. Anesthesia for interventional neuroradiology is a challenge for the anesthesiologist due to the unfamiliar working environment which the anesthesiologist must consider, as well as the unique neuro-interventional components. This review provides an overview of the anesthetic options and specific consideration of the anesthesia requirements for each procedure. We also introduce the anesthetic management for interventional neuroradiology performed in our medical institution. PMID:25426301

  13. 34 CFR 675.49 - Procedures and records.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS Work-Colleges Program § 675.49 Procedures and records. In administering a Work-Colleges program under this subpart, an institution shall comply with the...

  14. Inherently Safe Reactors and a Second Nuclear Era

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    Alvin M. Weinberg; Irving Spiewak

    1984-01-01

    The Swedish PIUS reactor and the German-American small modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactor are inherently safe--that is, their safety relies not upon intervention of humans or of electromechanical devices but on immutable principles of physics and chemistry. A second nuclear era may require commercialization and deployment of such inherently safe reactors, even though existing light-water reactors appear to be as safe

  15. An Automated Safe-to-Mate (ASTM) Tester

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    Nguyen, Phuc; Scott, Michelle; Leung, Alan; Lin, Michael; Johnson, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    Safe-to-mate testing is a common hardware safety practice where impedance measurements are made on unpowered hardware to verify isolation, continuity, or impedance between pins of an interface connector. A computer-based instrumentation solution has been developed to resolve issues. The ASTM is connected to the circuit under test, and can then quickly, safely, and reliably safe-to-mate the entire connector, or even multiple connectors, at the same time.

  16. Intrinsically Safe Systems-Trends in Design and Installation Standards

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    Ernest C. Magison

    1978-01-01

    Intrinsic safety is a mature proven method to achieve a safe installation of electrical apparatus in a location made hazardous by the presence of flammable or combustible materials. Standards for intrinsically safe apparatus are still evolving. Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. Standard 913-1975 and NFPA 493-1975 are the most c¿omplete statement of requirements for intrinsically safe apparatus and systems yet published. The

  17. Hartmann's procedure or primary anastomosis?

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    Kreis, Martin E; Mueller, Mario H; Thasler, Wolfgang H

    2012-01-01

    Perforation following acute diverticulitis is a typical scenario during the first attack. Different classification systems exist to classify acute perforated diverticulitis. While the Hinchey classification, which is based on intraoperative findings, is internationally best known, the German Hansen-Stock classification which is based on CT scan is widely accepted within Germany. When surgery is necessary, sigmoid colectomy is the standard of care. An important question is whether patients should receive primary anastomosis or a Hartmann procedure subsequently. A priori there are several arguments for both procedures. Hartmann's operation is extremely safe and, therefore, represents the best option in severely ill patients and/or extensive peritonitis. However, this operation carries a high risk of stoma nonreversal, or, when reversal is attempted, a high risk in terms of morbidity and mortality. In contrast, primary anastomosis with or without loop ileostoma is a slightly more lengthy procedure as normally the splenic flexure needs to be mobilized and construction of the anastomosis may consume more time than the Hartmann operation. The big advantage of primary anastomosis, however, is that there is no need for the potentially risky stoma reversal operation. The most interesting question is when to do the Hartmann operation or primary anastomosis. Several comparative case series were published showing that primary anastomosis is feasible in many patients. However, no randomized trial is available to date. It is of note, that all non-randomized case series are biased, i.e. that patients in better condition received anastomosis and those with severe peritonitis underwent Hartmann's operation. This bias is undoubtedly likely to be present, even if not obvious, in the published papers! Our own data suggest that this decision should not be based on the extent of peritonitis but rather on patient condition and comorbidity. In conclusion, sigmoid colectomy and primary anastomosis is feasible and safe in many patients who need surgery for perforated diverticulitis, particularly when combined with loop ileostomy. Based on our own published analysis, however, we recommend performing Hartmann's operation in severely ill patients who carry substantial comorbidity, while the extent of peritonitis appears not to be of predominant importance. PMID:22572692

  18. University of Saskatchewan Standard Operating Procedure #

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    University of Saskatchewan College of Standard Operating Procedure # Page 1 of 2 Working Alone Initials #12;University of Saskatchewan College of Standard Operating Procedure # Page 2 of 2 2. Introduction This SOP is to ensure that all lab staff are aware and know applicable safety precautions

  19. Spanish Basic Course: Radio Communications Procedures, USAF.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.

    This guide to radio communication procedures is offered in Spanish and English as a means of securing a closer working relationship among United States Air Force personnel and Latin American aviators and technicians. Eight dialogues concerning routine flight procedures and aerospace technology are included. It is suggested that two rated students…

  20. Classification procedure in limited angle tomography system

    SciTech Connect

    Chlewicki, W.; Baniukiewicz, P.; Chady, T.; Brykalski, A. [Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Westpomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin (Poland)

    2011-06-23

    In this work we propose the use of limited angle reconstruction algorithms combined with a procedure for defect detection and feature evaluation in three dimensions. The procedure consists of the following steps: acquisition of the X-ray projections, approximated limited angle 3D image reconstruction, and image preprocessing and classification.

  1. LABORATORY ANIMAL FACILITIES STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Faculty, students, and technicians who work with live animals in their labs or testing rooms. 2.0 Procedure 2.1 All equipment, transfer boxes, and holding/testing chambers used for animal research1.C.7 LABORATORY ANIMAL FACILITIES STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR SANITATION OF RESEARCH

  2. 78 FR 30723 - National Safe Boating Week, 2013

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    2013-05-22

    ...Proclamation 8981--National Safe Boating Week, 2013 Proclamation 8982--Emergency Medical Services Week, 2013 Proclamation 8983--World Trade Week, 2013 Proclamation 8984--Armed Forces Day, 2013 Memorandum...

  3. Effect of bariatric surgery on future general surgical procedures

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    Kini, Subhash; Kannan, Umashankkar

    2011-01-01

    Bariatric surgery is now accepted as a safe and effective procedure for morbid obesity. The frequency of bariatric procedures is increasing with the adoption of the laparoscopic approach. The general surgeons will be facing many more of such patients presenting with common general surgical problems. Many of the general surgeons, faced with such situations, may not be aware of the changes in the gastrointestinal anatomy following bariatric procedures and management of these clinical situations will therefore present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. We hereby present a review of management of few common general surgical problems in patients with a history of bariatric surgery. PMID:21523234

  4. Glidewire-assisted Foley catheter placement: a simple and safe technique for difficult male catheterization

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    Chiou, Rei K.; Aggarwal, Himanshu; Chen, Wen

    2009-01-01

    Difficulty in Foley catheter placement is a frequently encountered problem. We describe a simple and safe technique for this condition. Rather than using force, which may lead to the formation of a false passage, one should place a glidewire into the bladder through the area of resistance, followed by the placement of a Foley catheter over the glidewire. This is a very easy procedure and can be taught to nurses and nurse practitioners to avoid an unnecessary call for a urologist in the emergency department. PMID:19543460

  5. Spark-safe low-voltage detonator

    DOEpatents

    Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1989-01-01

    A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it spark-safe ncludes an organic secondary explosive charge of HMX in the form of a thin pad disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The pad of secondary charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter. The explosive column also includes a first explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in the ignition region of the explosive column next to the secondary charge pad on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to provide mechanical confinement of the pad of secondary charge and physical coupling thereof with the ignition device. The explosive column further includes a second explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to the first CP charge on a side opposite from the pad of secondary charge. The second CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. The first explosive CP charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter, whereas the second explosive CP charge contains a series of increments (nominally 4) each of which has an axial thickness-to-diameter ratio of one to two.

  6. Bonfire-safe low-voltage detonator

    DOEpatents

    Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1990-01-01

    A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it bonfire-safe includes a first layer of an explosive charge of CP, or a primary explosive, and a second layer of a secondary organic explosive charge, such as PETN, which has a degradation temperature lower than the autoignition temperature of the CP or primary explosives. The first layer is composed of a pair of increments disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to and in contact with an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The second layer is composed of a plurality of increments disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to and in contact with the first layer on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first layer is loaded under a sufficient high pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to achieve ignition, whereas the second layer is loaded under a sufficient low pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. Each increment of the first and second layers has an axial length-to-diameter ratio of one-half.

  7. Bonfire-safe low-voltage detonator

    DOEpatents

    Lieberman, M.L.

    1988-07-01

    A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it bonfire-safe includes a first layer of an explosive charge of CP, or a primary explosive, and a second layer of a secondary organic explosive charge, such as PETN, which has a degradation temperature lower than the autoignition temperature of the CP or primary explosives. The first layer is composed of a pair of increments disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to and in contact with an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The second layer is composed of a plurality of increments disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to and in contact with the first layer on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first layer is loaded under a sufficient high pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to achieve ignition, whereas the second layer is loaded under a sufficient low pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. Each increment of the first and second layers has an axial length-to-diameter ratio of one-half. 2 figs.

  8. NASA Helps Industry Relieve Pressure Safely

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2003-01-01

    In many industrial applications, pressure relief valves (PRV) perform the critical function of safely releasing pressure before potentially damaging build-ups occur. Conventional relief valves, however, have proven unstable, leading to premature wear and devasting consequences. A high-performance pressure relief valve, the PRV95, now being manufactured my Marotta Scientific Controls, Inc., of Montville, NJ, provides the answer to premature wear and instability. Using an improved valve design developed under a NASA Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) contract from John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), Marotta's PRV95 pressure relief valve provides stability over the entire operational range, from fully closed to fully open. The valve employs upstream control for valve positioning, that makes the valve more stable and affords excellent repeatability with minimal lag time. 'It opens and closes softly, and does not oscillate or generate hard impacts; oscillation can result in a hard impact pressure release, which can lead to an explosion in the presence of oxygen,' says Bill St. Cyr, Chief of Test Technology Branch at Stennis Space Center. Marotta's PRV95 design is also unique in its ability to maintain a seal near the set point of the relief limit. Typically, relief valves seal tightly up to 90% of set point and then reseat when pressure is reduced to 85% of set point. The PRV95 technology maintains seal integrity until 98% of set point and will reseat a 95-97% of set point. This allows the operator to protect his system while not exceeding its limits.

  9. NASA Battery Working Group - 2007-2008: Battery Task Summary Report

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    Manzo, Michelle

    2008-01-01

    This presentation provides a summary of the 2007-2008 NASA Battery Working Group efforts completed in support of the NASA Engineering Safety Center (NESC). The effort covered a series of pro-active tasks that address the following: Binding Procurements -- guidelines related to requirements for the battery system that should be considered at the time of contract award Wet Life of Ni-H2 Batteries -- issues/strategies for effective storage and impact of long-term storage on performance and life Generic Guidelines for Lithium-ion Safety, Handling and Qualification -- Standardized approaches developed and risk assessments (1) Lithium-ion Performance Assessment -- survey of manufacturers and capabilities to meet mission needs. Guidelines document generated (2) Conditions Required for using Pouch Cells in Aerospace Missions -- focus on corrosion, thermal excursions and long-term performance issues. Document defining requirements to maintain performance and life (3) High Voltage Risk Assessment -- focus on safety and abuse tolerance of battery module assemblies. Recommendations of features required for safe implementation (4) Procedure for Determination of Safe Charge Rates -- evaluation of various cell chemistries and recommendation of safe operating regimes for specific cell designs

  10. Generic Safety Requirements for Developing Safe Insulin Pump Software

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    Zhang, Yi; Jetley, Raoul; Jones, Paul L; Ray, Arnab

    2011-01-01

    Background The authors previously introduced a highly abstract generic insulin infusion pump (GIIP) model that identified common features and hazards shared by most insulin pumps on the market. The aim of this article is to extend our previous work on the GIIP model by articulating safety requirements that address the identified GIIP hazards. These safety requirements can be validated by manufacturers, and may ultimately serve as a safety reference for insulin pump software. Together, these two publications can serve as a basis for discussing insulin pump safety in the diabetes community. Methods In our previous work, we established a generic insulin pump architecture that abstracts functions common to many insulin pumps currently on the market and near-future pump designs. We then carried out a preliminary hazard analysis based on this architecture that included consultations with many domain experts. Further consultation with domain experts resulted in the safety requirements used in the modeling work presented in this article. Results Generic safety requirements for the GIIP model are presented, as appropriate, in parameterized format to accommodate clinical practices or specific insulin pump criteria important to safe device performance. Conclusions We believe that there is considerable value in having the diabetes, academic, and manufacturing communities consider and discuss these generic safety requirements. We hope that the communities will extend and revise them, make them more representative and comprehensive, experiment with them, and use them as a means for assessing the safety of insulin pump software designs. One potential use of these requirements is to integrate them into model-based engineering (MBE) software development methods. We believe, based on our experiences, that implementing safety requirements using MBE methods holds promise in reducing design/implementation flaws in insulin pump development and evolutionary processes, therefore improving overall safety of insulin pump software. PMID:22226258

  11. Computerized procedures system

    DOEpatents

    Lipner, Melvin H. (Monroeville, PA); Mundy, Roger A. (North Huntingdon, PA); Franusich, Michael D. (Upper St. Clair, PA)

    2010-10-12

    An online data driven computerized procedures system that guides an operator through a complex process facility's operating procedures. The system monitors plant data, processes the data and then, based upon this processing, presents the status of the current procedure step and/or substep to the operator. The system supports multiple users and a single procedure definition supports several interface formats that can be tailored to the individual user. Layered security controls access privileges and revisions are version controlled. The procedures run on a server that is platform independent of the user workstations that the server interfaces with and the user interface supports diverse procedural views.

  12. Hanford Site River Protection Project High-Level Waste Safe Storage and Retrieval

    SciTech Connect

    Aromi, E. S.; Raymond, R. E.; Allen, D. I.; Payne, M. A.; DeFigh-Price, C.; Kristofzski, J. G.; Wiegman, S. A.

    2002-02-25

    This paper provides an update from last year and describes project successes and issues associated with the management and work required to safely store, enhance readiness for waste feed delivery, and prepare for treated waste receipts for the approximately 53 million gallons of mixed and high-level waste currently in aging tanks at the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site is a 560 square-mile area in southeastern Washington State near Richland, Washington.

  13. Evaluation of a Safe Motherhood project in Ntcheu district, Malawi

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    Mseu, Dennis; Nyasulu, Betty Mkwinda; Muheriwa, Sadandaula Rose

    2014-01-01

    Purpose This study evaluated knowledge and practices of childbearing women on key childcare practices within the Safe Motherhood project, administered by the Ntcheu District Health Office in the Republic of Malawi. The study excluded men and elderly women. Methods The design was cross-sectional, and utilized quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis procedures. Data were also collected through review of participant health records. Results Although the findings showed that all participants (100%, n=400) had general knowledge on maternal and child health care, they did not have comprehensive information, and few mothers were practicing the recommended key child health care practices. Only 42.4% (n=170) knew the appropriate number of visits a woman should make to the antenatal clinic, and very few knew the appropriate time at which to access antenatal care. Only 55% (n=220) of participants breastfed their babies exclusively. Some participants introduced supplementary feeds as early as a month after birth, and not all women delivered at the health facility. Failure to actively involve men and elderly women in maternal and child health issues had a negative impact on women’s ability to fully implement key maternal and childcare practices. Conclusion and recommendations There is a need to actively involve men and elderly women in maternal and child health issues since, in the ideal Malawian context, a child is raised not just by the mother, but also by all who live in the village. Additionally, elderly women are the guardians of members of the childbearing group, and are a traditional reservoir of experience into which young women can tap. There is also a need to engage Community Nurse-Midwives in facilitating women’s groups that provide comprehensive antenatal information to mothers, who may then put knowledge into practice. PMID:25540598

  14. Waste Issues Associated with the Safe Movement of Hazardous Chemicals

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    Dare, J. H.; Cournoyer, M. E.

    2002-02-26

    Moving hazardous chemicals presents the risk of exposure for workers engaged in the activity and others that might be in the immediate area. Adverse affects are specific to the chemicals and can range from minor skin, eye, or mucous membrane irritation, to burns, respiratory distress, nervous system dysfunction, or even death. A case study is presented where in the interest of waste minimization; original shipping packaging was removed from a glass bottle of nitric acid, while moving corrosive liquid through a security protocol into a Radiological Control Area (RCA). During the transfer, the glass bottle broke. The resulting release of nitric acid possibly exposed 12 employees with one employee being admitted overnight at a hospital for observation. This is a clear example of administrative controls to reduce the generation of suspect radioactive waste being implemented at the expense of employee health. As a result of this event, material handling procedures that assure the safe movement of hazardous chemicals through a security protocol into a radiological control area were developed. Specifically, hazardous material must be transferred using original shipping containers and packaging. While this represents the potential to increase the generation of suspect radioactive waste in a radiological controlled area, arguments are presented that justify this change. Security protocols for accidental releases are also discussed. In summary, the 12th rule of ''Green Chemistry'' (Inherently Safer Chemistry for Accident Prevention) should be followed: the form of a substance used in a chemical process (Movement of Hazardous Chemicals) should be chosen to minimize the potential for chemical accidents, including releases.

  15. Challenges of Safe Motherhood: Program and Policy Recommendations

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    Suzanne K. Steinmetz

    2008-01-01

    This article synthesizes the major findings from research and case studies on safe motherhood and focuses on best practices and changes in public policy. Many factors that negatively influence safe motherhood can be ameliorated—and have been in numerous societies through education, access to resources, public–private partnerships, and grassroots efforts. A model identifying the interrelationship of variable is provided. Policy recommendations

  16. "Safe Zone" Classrooms: The Individual Student versus the Community

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    Kruk, Amber

    2013-01-01

    Independence Day School is a small college preparatory school serving grades 9-12, in rural Illinois. As part of its commitment to creating a safe school for all students, it adopted a "safe zone" classrooms policy. The policy states that classrooms where conversation about homosexuality is permitted are marked with inverted pink…

  17. Fast Scanning LIDAR For Safe Landing On Planets

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    Yinqiao Cai; Xiaohua Tong; Hongyi Bu; Feng Xie; Rong Shu

    2009-01-01

    Landing on the moon, Mars or other planets safely is of great significance for the success of space exploration. Compared with the previous cameras and human vision to look for a safe landing area, LIDAR can quickly detect the undesired zone with gravels, craters, scarps and other dangerous features. A type of laser scanner, which is designed by Shanghai Institute

  18. 26 CFR 1.401(m)-3 - Safe harbor requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 false Safe harbor requirements. 1.401(m)-3 Section 1.401(m)-3 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE...Profit-Sharing, Stock Bonus Plans, Etc. § 1.401(m)-3 Safe harbor requirements. (a) ACP...

  19. 26 CFR 1.401(m)-3 - Safe harbor requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Safe harbor requirements. 1.401(m)-3 Section 1.401(m)-3 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE...Profit-Sharing, Stock Bonus Plans, Etc. § 1.401(m)-3 Safe harbor requirements. (a) ACP...

  20. "Dreadful Things Can Happen": Cautionary Tales for the Safe Practitioner

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    Sullivan, Ros; Carpenter, Vicki; Jones, Alison

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates the repertoires teachers employ when talking about taking children outside of the classroom and keeping them safe. Research data were a series of individual and focus group interviews with primary school teachers. Three repertoires were identified: "safe practitioner," "adventurous risk-taker" and "fun, pleasure and…