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Hand protection vital part of OSHA control and prevention measures to protect workers from Ebola virus

Currently, most workers in the U.S. are unlikely to encounter Ebola virus or individuals with Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), according to OSHA. However, exposure to the virus or someone with EHF may be more likely in certain sectors, including the healthcare, mortuary/death care, and airline servicing industries.


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CDC: Interim guidance about Ebola infection for airline crews, cleaning personnel, and cargo personnel

On October 2, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines to airlines on stopping ill travelers from boarding, managing and reporting onboard sick travelers, protecting crew and passengers from infection, and cleaning the plane and disinfecting contaminated areas.


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CDC: All persons entering Ebola patient’s room should wear gloves, other PPE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all persons entering the patient’s room should wear at least gloves, gown (fluid resistant or impermeable), eye protection (goggles or face shield) and a face mask.


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World Health Organization: Gloves essential to protect healthcare workers from the Ebola virus

Health workers treating patients with suspected or confirmed illness are at higher risk of infection than other groups. During an outbreak a number of important actions will reduce or stop the spread of the virus and protect health workers and others in the healthcare setting.


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Industrial Scientific named a Top Workplace in Pittsburgh

Published annually by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Top Workplaces list includes the area’s most successful companies based on employee feedback

Industrial Scientific, the global leader in gas detection, has been recognized a Top Workplace in Pittsburgh. The Top Workplaces program honors the region’s best employers based on the results of employee surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP.


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New books from CRC Press

Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence; Constructive Ergonomics; Air Quality, Fifth Edition; Variability in Human Performance; Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients).


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5S Red Tag Strategy - Implementation at your facility

The 5S's are a continuous improvement methodology started in Japan after World War 2 and mastered by Toyota. When transliterated from the original Japanese, the 5S's stand for sorting, setting in order, shining, standardizing and sustaining the discipline.


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More Production with less cost is within reach – it’s all about the glove…

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hand injuries continue to be the second leading cause of work related injury.  These injuries come with a price tag of $740 million annually (Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery) when one factors in both the direct medical cost of the injury and the indirect costs of lost productivity,  training replacement employees, repairing possible equipment, and investigating the cause of the injury.


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Streamlight® donates $75,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Brings company's contributions since 2010 to $525,000

Streamlight® Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment, recently contributed more than $75,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to achieve prevention of and a cure for breast cancer.  Since 2010, Streamlight has donated $525,000 to the organization from sales proceeds of its “pink” flashlight products.


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Alan O'Connell appointed Global EVP of Camfil APC

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading global manufacturer of dust, fume and mist collection equipment, reports that Alan O'Connell has been appointed executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. 


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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