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Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread - Reuters


Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread
Reuters
WHO has delivered antibiotics to Madagascar to treat up to 5,000 patients and as a prophylactic dose for up to 100,000 people who might be at risk, as well as 150,000 sets of personal protective equipment. About 2,000 healthworkers are tracing people ...

Locals build boxes to sift through ashes of Napa homes - Napa Valley Register


Napa Valley Register

Locals build boxes to sift through ashes of Napa homes
Napa Valley Register
Dervin added that anyone using the sifter boxes should follow safety guidelines, wear personal protective equipment and check local regulations before doing any sifting. “People need to make sure they check with their insurance company for any ...

How Can We Kill the "Toxic Snake" of Cancer? - FireEngineering.com


FireEngineering.com

How Can We Kill the "Toxic Snake" of Cancer?
FireEngineering.com
PPE and SCBA costs keep going up. Equipment and apparatus are not getting cheaper. Care and maintenance of all equipment is crucial. The challenge is clear. We must move forward and take the necessary steps to keep the toxic snake out of our lives.

Women's Chainsaw Safety Class set - NEagle


Women's Chainsaw Safety Class set
NEagle
The topics covered will include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Participants will each get hands-on experience for felling trees.

Acquisition-Related Bills Advancing in House - FEDweek


Acquisition-Related Bills Advancing in House
FEDweek
HR-3019, to encourage agencies to avoid using the lowest price technically acceptable criteria when procuring information technology services, personal protective equipment, and training and logistics services outside of the United States. The best ...

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Learn How to Prevent Quality and Compliance Problems by having a strong system for Purchasing Controls!

In this era of globalization; outsourcing has become a major component of business. Outsourcing brings many benefits for companies. Short and long-term cost benefits, the ability to concentrate on their core activities and grow their business, and the freedom of avoiding the actual tasks that go into manufacturing are some of the stated…

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Posted by Adam Fleaming on October 19, 2017 at 6:19am

Drug dissolution testing and establishing plasma drug levels in humans

Drug dissolution testing and establishing plasma drug levels in humans5

Dissolution testing is a very important tool that determines and help understand the performance and effectiveness of oral solid dosage forms. It is significant for the field of medicine because if a drug has to be effective, it must be released first from the product form, and it should then be allowed to get dissolved in the gastrointestinal fluids. This is the first step that leads to the next important phase, that of the dosage’s absorption into the…

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Posted by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:07am

Analysis: Single-payer would drastically change American health care; here’s how it works

Analysis Single-payer would

As Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continue in the background, some…

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Posted by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:05am

A step towards better health care

step towards Today, we live in an era of customization. Increasingly, customers can modify a product’s appearance, features, or content according to their unique needs or desires. Often, even the news we see in our newsfeeds is customized based off our preferences.

Why, then, are so many aspects of the health care industry still one-size-fits-all?

As doctors, we’ve seen firsthand how this can negatively impact patients who require more individualized care. One particular example…

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Posted by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:02am

Thorough Proofreading Finesses Documents, Raises the Organization’s Reputation

Proofreading qualifies for being both a process and an art. It finesses and trims important documents and gives them shape and proper form. It is essential for creating a good impact. It is necessary to cut out the errors that could cause embarrassment to the presenter. Sound proofreading, when combined with strong vocabulary; also helps to insert the most appropriate word in the right place in a document.

Proofreading is a must for almost all kinds of documents that are used in a…

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Posted by kate smith on October 19, 2017 at 2:17am

Working with Physician Extenders to increase efficiency and profitability

A Physician Extender is one who is not a physician, but is of a lesser qualification, who helps physicians by carrying out many activities usually carried out by physicians. As the name suggests, Physician Extenders work to supplement the functions of a physician and could take a considerable load…

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Posted by Roger Steven on October 18, 2017 at 6:48am

‘Synthetic lethality’ targets cancer cells by damaging vulnerable DNA

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By designing small molecules that can “turn off” kinase enzymes stuck in the “on” position, they have managed to ward off cancer’s attack. More recently, scientists have focused on ways to help the body’s own immune cells seek and destroy cancer cells.

Enter the concept known as synthetic lethality. Researchers have long known that a cancer cell hobbling along with one broken gene is vulnerable. Knock out another key gene, they have discovered, and the cell will…

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Posted by John Robinson on October 18, 2017 at 6:05am

Ukraine Will Pursue Hard Reforms This Fall, Finance Minister Says

After a week of back-to-back meetings in Washington, Oleksandr Danylyuk is tired. He gladly downs a cup of coffee before we turn on our microphones to discuss Ukraine’s economy. The affable forty-two-year old finance minister is one of the few reformers left in Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers and has a reputation as a doer. He’s in town for the International Monetary Fund’s and World Bank’s annual meetings.…

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Posted by Adam Fleaming on October 18, 2017 at 5:34am

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a means to build Greater Team Effort

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is considered the world's most popular personality test. The main reason for its popularity is the empathetic and comprehensive nature it takes. Many organizations, as well as important social areas such as family, marriage, and career counseling continue to deploy it for the in-depth perspective it offers the assessor in understanding the assessee.

Generally, when we assess others; we fail to take the unique situation that led them to taking a…

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Posted by kate smith on October 18, 2017 at 2:16am

When SSARS does and does not Apply to Preparation Engagements

The Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) is a section of the professional standards set out by The American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), seeking to review earlier standards for reviewing and compiling financial statements and setting out the terms of engagement between the…

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Posted by Adam Fleaming on October 17, 2017 at 6:23am

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Pega Robotic Automation is equipped with an operating system that allows organizations to control all their robotics processes from a location. In combination with the Pega 7 BPM platform and case management applications, companies can seamlessly integrate human actions with robot automation for optimal workflow.Pegasystems introduces Pega Robotic Automation. It is now fully merged and available on the Pega 7 platform for case and business process management (bpm) and the portfolio of customer…See More
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In this era of globalization; outsourcing has become a major component of business. Outsourcing brings many benefits for companies. Short and long-term cost benefits, the ability to concentrate on their core activities and grow their business, and the freedom of avoiding the actual tasks that go into manufacturing are some of the stated…See More
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Risk Management Solutions

Risk is defined as the potential hazard, harm or side effect of an activity. Almost all activities come with some or another form of risk, which needs to be mitigated or eliminated. Risk management…Continue

Tags: risk, Banking, management, healthcare, Process

Started by John Robinson on Tuesday.

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Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

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Started by WHS Solutions. Last reply by John Robinson on Monday.

Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

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Started by Soujanya Naganuri Oct 6.

Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

Tags: training, course, online, pega

Started by Soujanya Naganuri Oct 6.

Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

Tags: training, course, online, pega

Started by Soujanya Naganuri Oct 6.

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OSHA News

Goodyear Chemical Plant Earns OSHA VPP Star Status for Safety - PR Newswire (press release)


Tire Review

Goodyear Chemical Plant Earns OSHA VPP Star Status for Safety
PR Newswire (press release)
Star status is OSHA's highest VPP certification level. Goodyear Houston is the fourth of the company's four U.S. chemical plants to achieve VPP certification, underscoring Goodyear's long-term commitment to safety leadership. "VPP certification is a ...
With Shares Trading up at $33.60 (GT) Goodyear Chemical Plant Earns OSHA VPP…

OSHA: Structural Subcontractors Service Fails to Train Workers - EHS Today


EHS Today

OSHA: Structural Subcontractors Service Fails to Train Workers
EHS Today
Structural Subcontractors Service LLC exposed workers to fall hazards and did not train them to recognize those hazards, according to OSHA. Inspectors found workers of the structural framing company, based in Birmingham, Alabama, were wearing ...

Environmental services firm can contest OSHA citation after water-damage delay - Business Insurance


Business Insurance

Environmental services firm can contest OSHA citation after water-damage delay
Business Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission reversed an administrative law judge's decision to deny relief to an environmental services company that failed to timely file a notice of contest to a citation issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety ...

Makita OSHA Compliant Dust Extractor - Pro Tool Reviews (blog)


Pro Tool Reviews (blog)

Makita OSHA Compliant Dust Extractor
Pro Tool Reviews (blog)
Even though the September 23rd deadline has passed for OSHA's silica dust compliance, there's still plenty of information to dig through and we're here to help! For those of you still muddling through the mess of information, OSHA has determined that ...

California OSHA Adopts Iron Workers' New Reinforcing Steel and Post-Tensioning Standards - GlobeNewswire (press release)


California OSHA Adopts Iron Workers' New Reinforcing Steel and Post-Tensioning Standards
GlobeNewswire (press release)
California is the first state-approved OSHA plan to work with the IW to reform existing safety standards. The IW Safety and Health Department has been working with the IW Department of Reinforcing Steel and industry stakeholders such as the Concrete ...

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