I came across this article a couple of days ago. It basically explains why the new iOS 8 Health app is actually unhealthy and potentially dangerous. I’ll let you decide. Click on the image below to read the article.
The April 2, 2010 explosion at the Tesoro Anacortes WA refinery took the lives of seven workers. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has been investigating the blast and has finally released a video detailing the results of that investigation. The 14 minute video includes interviews, statements and animation. Check it out by clicking on the image below:
Tingley Phase 2 Hi-Vis Jacket
The Phase 2 Fleece Jacket
– Breathable, Insulating, Wind Resistant, High Visibility Outerwear
An innovative jacket constructed from a combination of 150 denier fluorescent yellow-green polyester and 360 gram black fleece that keeps you warm and visible, yet cool and comfortable for 3 season protection.
• ANSI/ISEA 107 Class 3 compliant jacket for high visibility.
• Athletic apparel design and performance adapted for work environments.
• Insulating heavy weight fleece provides warmth and comfort.
• Fluorescent yellow-green background material for excellent daytime visibility.
• 2″ silver reflective tape reflects light for 360º nighttime conspicuity.
• 4 exterior pockets for added convenience.
Ideal Applications: For use in environments where high visibility and warmth are desired for wearer safety and comfort.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
• Breathable, insulating fabric for 3 season comfort
• Overhead shoulder design for complete freedom of movement
• Storm fly front and zipper front closure seal out wind
• Front hand warmer pockets with zipper closure
• Right and left breast security pockets with zipper closure
• Adjustable elastic drawcord at waist for easy adjustment
• Black material in high wear areas helps conceal dirt
• Sleeves are lined for ease of use
• 2 Mic Tabs
• Can be zipped into the Icon™ (J24122 & J24129) outer shell to create a multi-season comfort system.
Phase 2™, Icon™, and Job Sight™ are trademarks of Tingley Rubber Corp.
A new proposed EPA rule is seeking to regulate the disposal and discharge of dental amalgam. The concern is that dental amalgam (fillings) are made up of of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. The EPA is trying to make sure that these won’t end up in the publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). The new rule is seeking to make sure that the mercury and the metals are captured and disposed of properly BEFORE it’s washed down the sink and into the POTWs.
Dentists all across the country would have to install a special unit called an amalgam separator to capture and separate these elements.
The American Dental Association (ADA) is, rightly concerned with the cost of these units and the cost of installation for dentists who will need to make the move.
You can read and/or download the new proposed rule, which is still under consideration, at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-22/pdf/2014-24347.pdf
What isn’t addressed in this proposal is the safety of the doctors and staff at the dental clinics as the breathe in the airborne particles when these filings are removed.
Keep track of severe weather, earthquakes, biological hazard accidents, power outages, hazmat, volcanic activity, tornados, droughts and other emergencies in real time at RSOE EDIS – Emergency and Disaster Information Service
When you get to the site you’re presented with a map of the world with all kinds of flashing icons showing you where the emergencies are. Zoom in and move around much like you would in Google maps to see what emergencies are local (or to monitor loved ones in other parts of the world).
Below the map you’ll see the emergencies listed as the occur. At this time with Ebola from and center in world affairs, the first thing shown is the list of Ebola Global Emergencies.
There’s even a “earth approaching
Have a look around, bookmark the site and revisit daily to keep an eye on what’s happening globally or locally.
You might have heard about the fact that OSHA’s making some changes to it’s online injury and illness reporting requirements.
Curious what it’s going to entail?
Thanks to our friends at convergence training you can see a screen-by-screen sneak peek.
Go to http://blog.convergencetraining.com/oshas-new-injury-illness-online-reporting-requirement and have a look for yourself. Jeff has done a great job of showing you everything you need. Thanks Jeff Dalto!
From our friends at Dupont…
Lakeland Product Information and Suggestions
Lakeland’s ChemMax1 with sealed seams is well suited for protection in situations where exposure may occur. Lakeland’s ChemMax1 fabric passes both ASTM F16701 and ASTM F16712 test methods for protection from blood penetration and blood borne pathogens. ChemMax1 also goes above and beyond the ASTM tests by performing at the highest possible levels in the more comprehensive European Norms (EN) and ISO testing standards related to infectious agents. The performance of ChemMax1 in testing protocols from around the world, combined with sealed seams for increased protection against fluid penetration; makes it easy to see why many humanitarian groups are trusting Lakeland’s ChemMax1 for protection.
1ASTM F1670 – 08 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood: This test determines the ability of a material to resist the penetration of synthetic blood under constant contact. The test sample is mounted on a cell separating the synthetic blood challenge liquid and a viewing port. The time and pressure protocol specifies atmospheric pressure for 5 minutes, 2.0 psi for 1 minute and atmospheric pressure fo 54 minutes. The test is terminated if visible liquid penetration occurs before or at 60 minutes.
2ASTM F 1671 – 13 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi- X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System: This test determines the ability of a material to resist the penetration of a microorganism under constant contact using a method which has been specifically designed for modeling penetration of HBV, HCV, and HIV. Because these organisms are difficult to use, the test uses a bacteriophage, Phi-X174, one of the smallest known viruses, at 0.027 microns (μ) in diameter, similar in size and shape to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the smallest known bloodborne viral pathogen. A bacteriophage is a virus that attacks bacteria.