Safety Warning about CPVC Fire Sprinklers

Your home fire sprinkler system is there to protect you and your home in case of a fire. A new investigation, however, found that many apartment and condos have sprinkler systems that contain CPVC which can break and leak, causing failure.

A lawsuit is presently in the works for Florida, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

Read more about this safety issue here.

Watch an ABC news report by clicking on the image below:

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High School AED Saves 17-Year Old Student

17-year old Claire Crawford had no idea that she was going to die that day. She was just, like many other days, playing a volleyball game with her team mates at school when she collapsed. Fortunately for her the school had an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)and staff that was trained in CPR. The entire thing was captured on a home video, have a look:

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What’s telling is the comment from her parents… “We wouldn’t let our child participate in a sport anywhere at this point if there wasn’t an AED machine accessible. Waiting until someone is gone is not a good time.

Cardiac Arrest can strike anyone at any time. Learn more about Cardiac Arrest and why an AED is necessary at any and all public events, especially sports events.


CDC Announces New Lyme Disease Bacteria

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in conjunction with health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, have announced a new species of bacteria (Borrelia mayonii) that causes Lyme disease.

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“Like B. burgdorferi, B. mayonii causes fever, headache, rash, and neck pain in the early stages of infection (days after exposure) and arthritis in later stages of infection (weeks after exposure). Unlike B. burgdorferi, however, B. mayonii is associated with nausea and vomiting, diffuse rashes (rather than a single so-called “bull’s-eye” rash), and a higher concentration of bacteria in the blood,” according to the release.

So far the new bacteria have only been identified in the Midwest and confined to six individuals. Standard antibacterial treatment has been successful.

It has yet to be seen if and when the bacteria will spread.

Read the full report on the CDC website.


Heat Stress Training Document

The middle of February seems like a strange time to be talking about heat stress but this is the time to start preparing for summer, BEFORE the heat arrives.

Thankfully, Ergodyne has got you covered. They’ve put together a 30 pages document that you can use to train your employees and/or supervisors.

You can download it by clicking on the image below:

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CDC in Hot Water over Infographic

The CDC appears to be condescending to young women about their drinking habits. They put out an infographic about the risks of drinking too much, specifically targeted to young women. Here’s the infographic:

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Do you notice anything interesting? Check the “For any woman” category at the top of the infographic. Apparently drinking can give you an STD and/or get you pregnant! Wow! If you need a reason to quit drinking that might do it!

Needless to say, a great number of people are a little miffed that the CDC seems to think that young women have no restraint when they drink and apparently are going to have sex with anyone, get pregnant and get a sexually transmitted disease.

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Process Safety Incident Anniversary Calendar

You’ve probably heard the adage that “He who doesn’t learn from history is bound to repeat it”. That is essentially the thinking behind this downloadable calendar by safeopedia.com. Here’s how they explain it:

“This calendar contains a collection of CSB investigations, Marsh report top 100 losses and numerous other sources of high impact process safety incidents of the past. On the anniversary of these events a calendar reminder will provide an alert containing high level details of the incidents and resources where available. Remember the events at the water cooler, draft safety moments and share learnings across your organization with these daily reminders.”

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To download the calendar go to their calendar webpage and fill out a short form.

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