Personnel who handle or work with hazardous substances need effective training to protect themselves, their co-workers, and the public.
February 12, 2019
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all HAZWOPER training. Because they face different situations and hazards, emergency responders and site clean-up workers each need HAZWOPER training that covers their specific responsibilities.
Just by putting “Congo miners” in the title here will have most readers flipping to the next page. I learned this lesson years ago writing an article about workplace safety, or the lack thereof, in China. “Why did you write this article?” asked a reader. “I don’t read ISHN for articles about China.” Another reader opined: “Everybody knows nobody values life in a country like China.”
Preparing for medical emergencies is easy with the Mobilize Rescue System. Install Public Access Rescue Stations next to AEDs, distribute the Mobilize Rescue App to your employees, and you can be confident they have everything necessary to save a life.
LIFE®OxygenPac, LIFE®SoftPac, and LIFE®StartSystem are portable and wall mountable Emergency Oxygen units for onsite first-aid and safety programs. The units feature constant reading supply gauges, provide the regulatory minimum of 6 LPM, and the recommended 12 LPM to deliver 100% inspired oxygen (Norm & High), and LIFE® CPR Masks to fit adult/child.
If you’re hoping to use your drone to capture images of Hurricane Michael and its effects, better think twice. Drone owners and operators whose vehicles interfere with emergency response areas in hurricane-hit areas could get hit themselves – with a $20,000 fine.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $250,000 to four organizations to develop and conduct training programs that support the recognition and prevention of safety and health hazards in underground mines.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning drone owners and operators they may face significant fines if they interfere with emergency response operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
Many aircraft that are conducting life-saving missions and other critical response and recovery efforts are likely to be flying at low altitudes over areas affected by the storm.
In the two years since the American Heart Association (AHA) placed 30 Hands-Only CPR training kiosks in airports and other high-traffic locations in the U.S., more than 100,000 people have learned the life-saving skill from the interactive devices.
In a stinging rebuke to the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal court has called EPA’s delay in implementing the Obama administration’s chemical disaster rule “arbitrary and capricious” and told the agency to implement the rule.
Among the articles in the July 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have advice on working in hot weather, explanations of ANSI/ISEA 138 and tethered tools standards, discuss indoor air quality issues, offer an essential guide to PPE suppliers, and much more.