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July 2014 Blog Posts (18)

Northern Gateway Pipeline Safety Provisions in Detail

The Canadian Federal Government has recently approved development of the Northern Gateway Pipeline. That approval, however, is contingent upon 209 conditions that Enbridge will have to meet to satisfy safety and environmental concerns, many of which must happen before construction can begin. You can read about those safety conditions here:…

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Added by Chris on July 28, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Respiratory Protection Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require workers to be free from any hazardous atmospheres. Respirators provide the protection against toxic substances in the workplace by reducing or eliminating them. OSHA’s Respirator Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) has “requirements for program administration, work site-specific procedures, respirator selection, employee training, fit…

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Added by Jam Blanco on July 25, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Accidents At Workplace, Prevention and Rights

Workplace accidents – this is quite a common term, even in this modern age, when all kinds of precautions are undertaken to prevent them. While some of these accidents are minor ones, such as tripping,…

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Added by Patrick Bell on July 24, 2014 at 4:43am — No Comments

Basics of Medical Billing Compliance Plan

Medical billing is the process of submitting the medical bills of a patient by a hospital to the patient's insurance service provider. For example, most individuals are covered under some kind of a medical health insurance policy. This could either be State or some third party insurance coverage, but the process remains similar. Normally when a patient visits a hospital, his/her entire health related information is collected and this becomes the person's health record. This record is treated…

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Added by John Robinson on July 17, 2014 at 5:25am — No Comments

Famous Safety Quotes and Slogans

NB: If you are looking for SAFETY SLOGANS – there are a 1000 or so, and more quotesHERE …

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Added by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments

What is safety?

What is Safety? The World’s Hardest Question?

I’ve been asked to resurrect this article which did generate some interesting discussion a while back…….. 

This article provides probably the best answer: Safety should not be about Safety…

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Added by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 11:46pm — No Comments

I’m just not that into safety anymore

I’m just not that into safety anymore READ WHOLE ARTICLE I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have argued with me that ‘safety’ in our workplaces means that we must do everything we can to control people so that they do not hurt themselves at work. These people have said to me, “we can’t let…

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Added by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Safety should not just be about safety

We recently asked “What is Safety”? and got quite a mixed response but I think this article by Dr Rob just about nails it! 

Safety Should NOT Be About Safety

“if your world is…

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Added by David Collins on July 14, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Prepare for Hazardous Waste Hazards

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Workers dealing with hazardous waste and substances have the right to a safe workplace. The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency…

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Added by Jam Blanco on July 11, 2014 at 7:02am — No Comments

Satisfying compliance for 21 CFR Part 11 is very important when considering cloud hosting

Ever since the sensational arrival of cloud computing on the IT industry horizon, it has made life different in more ways than could be imagined, to make an understatement. With organizations realizing the enormous advantage cloud computing offers; almost every conceivable type of document is being pushed to the cloud.

The advantages are obvious, but let us repeat them at the cost of sounding banal: on-demand availability of data, flexibility, scalability, pay-for-use, and the choice…

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Added by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Quality guidelines –ICH

Short for International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use; the ICH is a collaborative project whose objective is to discuss scientific and technical aspects of pharmaceutical product registration. The regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the United States, as well as experts from the pharmaceutical industry across these three blocs have come together to form the ICH and carry out its stated…

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Added by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments

Meeting FDA Expectations on Supplier Audit Program

The FDA, being what it is; has enormous power over the working of a medical device’s supply chain. It can virtually intercept a medical device at almost any stage through its various mechanisms such as recalls, injunctions, seizures and others. In its enthusiasm to ensure higher quality for medical devices, it has sometimes gone overboard to the extent that it is now a highly mistaken and feared regulatory body.

Making Supplier Audit Program…

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Added by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

More Guidance Regarding Medical Device Development Tools from the FDA

In line with the aim of accelerating medical device development, the FDA has issued its as-yet latest guideline, entitled “Draft Guidance for Industry, Tool Developers, and Food and Drug Administrative Staff” (called just the “Draft Guidance”) on November 13, 2013.

This guideline is a voluntary process for the qualification of Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) used in device development and evaluation programs in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The aim of…

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Added by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

FDA Compliance and Ethics

The FDA has, over the years of its growth, been enacting laws that seek to ensure that all aspects that it covers are ethical. The FDA has been aware of the need to formulate rules and laws governing ethics. In fact, its forerunner, the Pure Food and Drug Act, enacted in 1906, more than three decades before the FDA came into existence, had a provision on ethics.

With the passage of time, even as the FDA's reach and power expanded, ethics was one area it never compromised on. Laws…

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Added by John Robinson on July 11, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

Forklift Workers Safety Practices

There is an estimate of 175,000 employees work in over 7,000 warehouses across the nation. Warehouse operations provide many risks and hazards for workers. One of which is the forklift. In the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most common citations for warehousing establishment, the forklift is at number…

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Added by Jam Blanco on July 7, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

6 Vital Steps to Be Followed For Fire Investigation

In the US, the danger of fire accident is increasing at a rapid rate. And to prevent this type of mishap it is vital that you go for fire investigation and stay safe all the time. You should not try to undertake this job on your own hands. The best option is to hire a proficient fire investigation professional and remain at peace for the rest of your life. Here are a few vital steps to be followed for fire investigation after a heinous fire event.

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Added by Patrick Bell on July 3, 2014 at 7:27am — No Comments

You know you suck at Safety Communication when...

Over the years, I've worked with a lot of safety professionals.  Some of them have really surprised me with their flair for not being able to influence anyone and to talk about safety in such a boring way that all I could do was stare catatonically at the floor.

While I generally use this blog to give safety professional's advice, helpful tips and how-to's, sometimes it's also beneficial to understand what "bad safety communication" looks like, so you know exactly…

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Added by Marie-Claire Ross on July 1, 2014 at 9:19pm — No Comments

5 Signs that Undermine Workplace Health and Safety Efforts

Recently, I've been reading Accidents Waiting to Happen by Rick Dalyrymple.  One of the interesting things he discussed in the book was that safety professionals and the leadership team can often undermine corporate safety…

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Added by Marie-Claire Ross on July 1, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

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If you have knowledge of other programming languages, then you would know the importance of conditional statements. Conditional statements are required for taking decisions. Whenever we operate the…Continue

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