Safety Culture in Aviation Sector
Safety is fundamental in the aviation sector and coupled with the increasing public expectation, aviation safety has become an important aspect. The aviation industry is composed of airports, airlines, air traffic organizations and other aviation service providers and it order for them to realize their aims of delivering services, achieving production output and generating return on investments, safety is central International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 2010.
Taking cognizant of the above facts, safety in the aviation industry is a high priority for growth and sustainability of aviation operations. The enhanced public expectations have further put the aviation industry on the spot concerning safety culture issues. Significant safety culture issues have been used by organizations in the aviation sector in order to maintain and improve safety in the industry. The adoption and implementation of a safety culture has been underscored as one of the…… [Read More]
Safety is a universal need.
There is need to have well structured safety systems that ensure safety is guaranteed at work places.
There is need to have in place the Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems especially at workplaces.
In each environment, there is need to have the utmost safety as long as there are people involved in the given environment. The need to have well structured safety systems that ensure safety is guaranteed at all times especially at work environments which would otherwise experience disproportionate insecurity and injury cases for the workers if such systems were not in place.
There is need to have in place the Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems that will enable the apt implementation of the safety measures, not only to intervene in times of an emergency occasioned by work environment hazards, but also to eliminate the possibility of such hazards ever…… [Read More]
New development in the organization of work may affect worker health through a variety of ways by raising the risk of stress-related illnesses, like cardiovascular disease, and psychological disorders, by raising exposure to hazardous substances and fighting on the job, or by affecting occupational health services and training programs. There are a lot of things to be learned about the nature of changes in work organization, and how they affect the health and safety of worker. While the availability of evidence is limited, such proof recommends that new development and trends in work organization may be growing the risk of occupational illnesses. In a revolutionary publication, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has provided a brief summary of available knowledge and an explained agenda for research and progress.
As an employer or manager, getting involved in place of work health and safety will:
• Decrease…… [Read More]
Safety Management Systems Audit
Strong management and leadership is at the core of safety when it comes to any engineering organization. A leader in management or a manger needs to be someone who is comfortable with both technical issues and business issues and who can meet and guide the separate needs of these departments accordingly. This leader needs to be able to develop a product using the inputs from a group of experts. Such leaders need to have both education and experience in the latest leadership theories and styles. At this organization the leadership does direct and guide the implementation of OHSMS and establishes a clear health and safety policy, as outlined by AIHA (Asse.org). Just as importantly, the management and leadership need to be the ones who assume the overall responsibility for an organization and work hard for it to happen successfully. ather than yelling at employees…… [Read More]
Safety, Communication, And Placement for the Adult
Communication, and Placement for the Older Adult
Safety, Communication, and Placement for the Older Adult
Nursing practice continues to evolve and revolutionize the health care sector, providing new care units as technology and practices advance. The introduction of the discharge care plan for patients made the practice of facilitating the recovery process of patients simple. However, it is notable that, the discharge plan for each person varies since some factors in situations of the patients differ. Therefore, in developing and establishing a discharge plan for a patient, the managing nurse facilitating the plan should consider the personal attributes of the patient in question (Schultz & Videbeck, 2009). Additionally, the health care issues of patients differ; thus, the need to establish a team of professionals addressing the patients needs to ensure a holistic recovery process for the patient, especially the older patients.
The healthcare…… [Read More]
Safety Managers Program
There was the new act of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, called OSHA in short introduced in 1970. This new act gave rise to a lot of growth in the development of Safety officers. At the same time it also led to an increase in the cost of Worker's Compensation for injury and illness and this has also increased the importance of the Safety and Health Manager. While the growth in importance certainly leads to a lot of self satisfaction for the managers, they have to realize certain home truths, and the first of them is that it is not possible to totally remove all the hazards that exist in the places of work, and that if that becomes the objective, it would be impossible to achieve it, and naive to even try for it. There are now clear comparisons of the terms 'safety' and 'health' as…… [Read More]
" A new manager also helped contribute to the changes in organizational culture that are at the foundation of the "new era."
Interestingly, the new owner also put into place a pre-employment and random drug testing program that upset many of the employees. The program worked, calling attention to those employees who did not value the safety implications of substance use on the roofing profession.
The practical changes the new owner made included fall protection, warning lines, guardrails, and safety vests for monitors. OSHA guidelines were followed regarding the use of these safety tools. Under the "new era" safety policies, the organization offered comprehensive safety training and first aid training for employees. Record-keeping was also improved. Finally, to inspire interest in the new policies, the organization offered financial incentives to injury-free workers.
3. Compare and contrast Mundy's role to that of the "safety man" (2nd article) How are the positions…… [Read More]
Safety Incentive Programs
Safety should always be a main concern for employers. It is cost-effective to care about your employees. It is good employer-employee relations. It's also great public relations when employers and employees work together for the sake of safety.
Give the horse a carrot. We've all heard this expression but have you ever really thought about how true it is? Basically, reward the worker and the work will get done. This is a technique we have all been victim to since pre-school. Recall your teacher for a moment. Picture her telling you that you can have a sticker or a prize if you recite the alphabet. Same principal.
Every year, 3.0 million workers in the United States are injured in job-related accidents. The Social Security Administration reported that employers and their insurers paid more than $39.0 billion in workers' compensation benefits in 1991, i.e., approximately $438 per covered…… [Read More]
Labor Safety as an Economic Principle
Describe the safety conditions that existed before the company was sold to the new owner:
The 'Safety Man' who provides us with the firsthand perspective offered in the present article describes the roofing company that employs him prior to a change in ownership. Here, he describes a somewhat large-scale organization but one which was missing significant opportunities for profitability. According to Mundy (2003), his roofing company had made a habit of only conducting the bare minimum in terms of safety precautions and requirements with the intention only of avoiding fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA).
To this extent, the firm actively avoided audits and safety inspections, instead willingly sustaining the risks and consequences of a shoddy safety program. According to Mundy, this would produce a situation in which, by the 1990s, the roofing company had no formal safety training…… [Read More]
Some of these problems can cause dissatisfaction among coworkers. Because substance abuse is a problem affecting all persons regardless of gender, class, age, or race, employees and supervisors must learn how to recognize some of the signs of possible problems. Changes in employee behavior, moodiness, social problems, and poor performance can all indicate that a substance abuse problem is present. Because of the significant safety hazards that can occur as the result of substance abuse patters, organizations have the right to test employees for drug use. According to the Substance Abuse clauses of the Americans with Disability Act, drug users cannot be classified as individuals with handicaps and therefore cannot invoke protection under the law if they feel discriminated against, unless the person is no longer using drugs or if the drugs are prescribed by a physician. Countermeasures to the substance abuse problem include education and awareness, identification of behavioral,…… [Read More]
Safety and Technology
One of the easiest ways to ensure that the work environment is productive and profitable is through safety. Safety measures improve performance, job satisfaction, and trust between management and employees. eduction of accidents and hazards also mean fewer costs associated with State Labor Industries, insurance and disability claims, and absenteeism. In certain industries, manufacturing, etc., it is sometimes difficult to ensure 100% safety. However, if companies take preventative steps, inform stakeholders, and have policies in place, safety issues are much easier to manage. In most developed countries, there is a governmental agency that is cross-disciplinary and concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of workers. The goals of these agencies are similar to the goals of the business -- put programs in place to ensure a safe and healthy work environment (Workplace Safety and Health, 2012).
Accidents in the workplace are costly and can have a…… [Read More]
Injury Prevention in the Home
Injury Prevention Workplace
Motor Vehicles and Natural Disasters
Safety is concerned with preventing or minimizing injuries and fatalities that result from a variety of circumstances. Injury prevention is a priority area for health promotion officials. Whether in the home or workplace, all individuals are subject to injury at some point in their lives, though certain populations have been identified as being at greater risk than others. The key to injury prevention is knowledge and education. There are several steps an individual can take to prevent harm and bodily injury to themselves and their loved ones. Methods of injury prevention and minimization are described in greater detail below.
The field of firefighting is specifically concerned with reducing the incidence of injuries and fatalities that might result from "sudden, unplanned or unintentional injury events" (Miller, 24). The idea or concept of safety as related to fire…… [Read More]
The company was involved in other scandals that threatened the safety of its employees. The Herald sun in Australia reported an incident that took place in Werribee. At a KFC restaurant, a drunken customer entered the premises and assaulted one of the workers. In addition to this, the violent customer verbally abused other workers (UNITE, 2008).
The standard procedure in such cases is to close the restaurant and allow the staff to stop working and go to their homes or to seek for medical care if necessary. The company also commits to ensuring that employees involved in such situations receive psychological care. Same as in the case described above, the restaurant manager did not apply the standard procedures. The manager did not allow the employees to close the store, to go home, or to receive medical care. Instead, the workers were pressured into continuing their job in order for the…… [Read More]
Some of the lading causes for injuries and accidents at home are: falls, poisonings, fires, choking and suffocation, and drowning. (American Journal of Preventive Medicine Publishes First National study of American Home Injury Trends)
Some of the safety measures to be taken in the kitchen are the following: the person cooking stay in the kitchen while cooking, however, if the person has to leave, then the cooking gas must be turned off or reduced to a small flame and the person must return as quickly as possible to the kitchen. Any objects that may catch fire, like plastic bags or paper towels, etc. must be kept out of reach of the fire, and cigarette butts must be doused and put off before being put into the trash. The dress to be worn in the kitchen must not be loose fitting, especially near the sleeves, because there is a danger that…… [Read More]
This is so because all employees will understand the importance and impact of these applications and will pose minimal resistance to their implementation. These training programs will ensure that the foundation of all litigation policies of security management in the workplace is strong and thorough and all employees that eventually get chosen for the positions will be an efficient and well-informed part of the overall security management structure.
Tip 4: designate responsibilities to employees
The litigation of management for security in the workplace cannot be entirely controlled entirely by a handful of manager or employees, which is why the overall responsibilities of support and assistance during a tragedy or unsafe incidence must be divided appropriately within the H team as well as the other employees in the office. This designation must be founded on the emotion of community development and employees should be managed as such that they view their…… [Read More]
Safety of Laser Eye Surgery
Prior to the advent of laser technology, ophthalmologists relied purely on mechanical means of surgically correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness), and astigmatism.
Automated Lamellar Keratectomy is a procedure through which an automatic apparatus called a microkeratome slices an extremely thin layer of tissue from the surface of the cornea in order to alter the refractive index of the ocular lens. In the case of nearsightedness, the surgeon thins the cornea, while to correct farsightedness, he first elevates the outermost layer and then supplements the natural thickness of the lens by inserting tissue from a donor cornea.
A modicum of success was achievable through mechanical means, but the extraordinary precision necessary to perform precise alterations and the jelly-like consistency of corneal tissue below the surface layer required the development of laser technology which has revolutionized ophthalmology since its introduction.
Modern laser techniques include Photorefractive Keratectomy…… [Read More]
This in turn causes problems among management, and employees.
This has occurred in numerous companies, businesses, and corporations on a smaller scale. There are people that do not want to listen to supervisors nor do they truly know exactly what they are suppose to be doing. If you are in a situation where everyone is going around trying to trust one another and say as little as possible. This leaves no room for growth and will inevitably cause dissention in the ranks, this further proves the need for constant evaluation of jobs being done, the ability of the individuals doing the jobs, and assuring the communication flows properly from management to employees and vice versa. This insures that problems like those discussed in the reading do not continue to occur and employees feel secure & appreciated.
Terry, (2001). Handbook of Crisis and Emergency Management (1st ed.). New York, NY:…… [Read More]
Although the causative organism was rapidly identified (salmonella), and its introduction into the food chain proved to be a key factor, the scale of the outbreak was the result of an interaction of other factors. As with a major aircraft accident, none of the factors alone would have caused the near disaster that occurred. (Burslem, Kelly, & Preston, 1990, p. 40)
This is a very useful reminder that airline disasters can come in many different forms: Salmonella can kill as surely as a crash. And it can be just as disastrous for business.
Hazard Identification and isk Management
Having established a management structure and accountability system that is focused on safety, the next -- and central -- part of an aviation safety plan is to identify the possible hazards and to reduce as close as is possible to zero the risk of any of these hazards' occurring. Having focused on…… [Read More]
In a commercially competitive atmosphere for some, being safe is seen as a costly, elusive and never-ending responsibility with uncertain returns on the investment. But those people often miss the real target. Accidents, incidents and even the smallest events harm customers and staff, not to mention injures the profit line, the reputation or the morale within the company. Managing safety entails finding the perfect balance between the creation of services and products and the protection of human, financial and technical resources (aman, 2010).
Managers continually challenge safety pros in order to rationalize their programs and initiatives. But obtaining buy in from upper management can often be difficult. One needs to have metrics that depict significant prospective data that management can understand. etrospective safety data is characteristically used to validate positions and suggestions. But it's typically restricted to historical injury data. egulatory interpretations are another ordinary selling tool. But it is…… [Read More]
The SMS would develop "formal methods" for: a) "identifying hazards"; b) "analyzing and mitigating risk"; c) developing methods for ensuring continuous safety improvement"; and d) for putting together "organization-wide safety promotion strategies" (Federal Register).
The reason for (and the need for) this new SMS is because the demand for air travel is growing, and there are more aircraft providing transportation in more places for more people and that growth "…can heighten the risks of aircraft operations" (Federal Register).
Some of the concerns for operational safety are spelled out in the proposal from the FAA. The four key components / concerns that the FAA references include: Safety Policy (the SMS will spell out methods and tools "for achieving desired safety outcomes"); Safety Risk Management (the SMS will carefully and proactively identify "hazards, analyze and assess potential risks" and design strategies to mitigate those risks); Safety Assurance (this is an SMS function…… [Read More]
This applies to all levels of the organization. The principle behind this is that every person within the organization has a role in promoting safety.
The organization's role when implementing this system is therefore to examine the way in which its operations and decision-making processes interact. The results of this examination should be used to improve the actions that are taken to prevent malfunction or accidents. Another component of the organization's function is to use employee reports and data to improve the prediction methods for potential hazards. This information will then be used to analyze risks, as well as for the assessment and control of potential hazardous situations.
When implementing M, the system will also function to help aviation organizations to comply with existing regulations. The need for future action in this regard will be predicted by a knowledge and information sharing function.
The M then works with the organizational…… [Read More]
Safety and Heath in it Environments
Applied Business esearch: The need for Safety and Health Standards in Hazardous Working Environments in the Information Technology
Businesses including IT firms are flooded with IT tools like microcomputers, photocopiers, digital surveillance tools, internet, among others. There is mounting evidence from a review of literature that in the IT work environment, especially the IT industry, present hazardous working environments to workers. Workers in these environments also undergo stress from the lack of knowledge of the tools, the lack of, or reduced human contact. Information technology tools also create electrical and fire hazards, which threaten the safety of employees. Employees also suffer from health issues like bleary-eyes from bright screens and monitors of IT tools. The research proves the need for increased safety and health measures in these environments. In the end, the research creates knowledge in the business community of the importance of increased…… [Read More]
Any organization that deals directly with petroleum-based products, including storage facilities, will be affected by the act. The act also provides for Area Contingency Plans in case of emergency. The Pollution Prevention Act aims to reduce pollution "through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use," ("Pollution Prevention Act"). Recycling programs fall under the Pollution Prevention Act; therefore, organizations might be required under this law to participate in large-scale recycling programs. Moreover, the Pollution Prevention Act is designed to curb source pollution, so the act applies especially to organizations that are potential polluters. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act applies especially to storage of toxic waste. The act will pertain to employees of waste management facilities or of any organization that must dispose of its waste material in an environmentally sound and legally authorized way.
About EPA." 2005. Online at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/aboutepa.htm.
Clean ater Act." Online at http://www.epa.gov/region5/water/cwa.htm.…… [Read More]
Safety in Mining in Australia
The mining industry in Australia is traditionally renowned for establishing best practices that are geared towards promoting the health and safety of miners as they engage in their various activities towards improved productivity. Through the use of these best practices and safety solutions, Australia's mining sector has developed to become a global leader with regards to safety and health. According to the Australian Trade Commission (2014), the health and safety of miners in the country's mining industry has partly been attributable to the use of an effective world class regulatory and policy framework. Moreover, the Australian government collaborates with industry players and stakeholders to ensure that the mining sector is free from injuries, fatalities, and disease. Currently, the Australian government utilizes a Safety Engineering Model that has helped in dealing with unsafe acts and unsafe conditions as shown in Figure 1 below (Cliff, 2012).
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The etiology of the majority of cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) is unknown. What is known is that the disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that results from a loss of dopaminergic neurons in the area of the brain known as the substantia nigra (Hatfield, 2013). In addition, it is speculated that the disease is related to some type of genetic susceptibility and environmental risk factors that largely remain unidentified. Epidemiological research has suggested that there may be an association between exposure to pesticides and the onset of PD; however, this research is very mixed with some studies indicating that there is such relationship and a number of others failing to demonstrate such an association (Dardiotis, Xiromerisiou, Hadjichristodoulou et al., 2013). Dardiotis et al. (2013) reviewed the research and made a case that perhaps the relationship between pesticide use and PD is moderated by a genetic susceptibility. However, one of…… [Read More]
In grounded systems, you always connect equipment-grounding conductors to the system grounded conductor to provide a low impedance path for fault current. This allows the operation of overcurrent devices under ground-fault conditions.
When implementing a grounding system, there are important rules that must be followed to ensure that the system is efficient and safe. Extracted from Gregory Hayward's grounding system tips, the following procedures must be considered vital.
All ground points must be bonded together.
Use the recommended features of grounding components such as size and connection of ground wires.
Integrity Check of Grounding System.
It is important to check the total resistance of the ground by efficient grounding system checking equipment. Hayward indicates that the ground should ideally have a total resistance of.25 ohms and below.
All electric services and points where electricity is distributed must have surge protector devices.
Grounding systems do not…… [Read More]
Another part of the plan though, is to have a plan in place that can be implemented if the risk does take place.
Monitor the risk to assess if there are any changes. This step is important because when a plan is implemented it is often very hard to account for every risk that might be present. So for this reason it is important to constantly be re-evaluating the maintenance shop in order to identify new risks or to tweak particulars in regards to already identified risks. Things change and thus the risk management plan should constantly be evaluated in order to make sure that it is as up-to-date as possible.
espond to the risk. If new risks are identified or changes found then these need to be addressed so that everyone knows what is going on. Any changes or updates that need to occur should be done right away…… [Read More]
Effectiveness of Emergency Management and the eadiness of Trauma Centers
Emergency Management and the eadiness of Trauma Centers are fundamental facilities in any given State and country. These facilities come in handy in times of disasters and traumatic events. Most traumatic centers are health care facilities or departments, which offer immediate response in such times of emergency. Emergency management and trauma centers handle mitigation, response, preparedness, and recovery. Emergency management includes activities such as evacuation, decontamination, disaster recovery, and integration with other community emergency groups. These facilities play a key role in providing care to both natural and man-made disasters (Premier, 2012).
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In order to create a safe surrounding in the community, emergency management and traumatic centers have to be established (Trunkey & Potter, 2006). Often, disastrous situations call for urgent and high demand for patient care. For instance, the traumatic…… [Read More]
Utilizing contract employees for a project vs. loaned internal company employees:
This is a very difficult question to answer directly, and the biggest advantage of using loaned internal companies is that their loyalty to the company can never be questioned, but they cannot have the same sense of urgency which an outside contract employee will have. The benefits of external contract employees are in terms of being charged only for actual hours; even if the company has a hiring freeze, staff may be increased; the responsibility for getting suitable candidates is with the contract service company; the method is quick and convenient for increasing or decreasing staff; contract workers know that they are employed on a temporary basis and so accept their removal without any prejudice and this is an excellent resource to a wide range of proven and experienced talent. (Positive Values of Utilizing Contract Employees)
The other benefits…… [Read More]
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Douglas Turner is a fifteen-year-old boy with a severe stutter who suffers from ADHD and ADD. He is currently placed in special education. His family consists of a mother, aged 42, and a father, aged 47. They are African-American. Douglas and his family live in a two-bedroom apartment. Douglas' father works as a sales associate for a Jewlry company and the mother is a homemaker.
Douglas' current interests include Anime, he likes watching "Attack on Titan," music, he listens to a variety of pop and hip-hop artists, and baseball. Douglas mentioned he like being active and many of his interests revolve around focusing on many different things all the time so he keeps from getting bored. Douglas also enjoys making…… [Read More]
Investigations related to incidents that occur at a certain worksite, help both workers and employers recognize the dangers and health risks along with limitations of their health and safety programs. In most cases, the necessary preventive measures are identified and implemented to ensure that those incidents don't occur in the future. Investigating incidents with the aim of identifying their causes and finding preventive solutions increases productivity and the morale of the employees. This is because it shows that the employer is committed to ensure a healthy and risk free workplace. Supervisors are mostly responsible for conducting investigations on these incidents. For the investigation to be successful, the employees and managers should cooperate and work together considering that they all have different perspectives, knowledge and understanding of the incident. The team conducting the investigation should try to see beyond the incident's immediate cause. Most of the time there is the misleading…… [Read More]
1. What are the leading causes of death in the United States?
Accidents are considered to be the fourth leading cause of death after heart disease, cancer and strokes.
2. When the overall cost of an accident is calculated, what elements make up the cost?
The elements making up the cost of an accident are lost wages, insurance administration, medical expenses, motor vehicle damage, fire-related losses, and indirect costs.
3. What are the five leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States?
Motor vehicle, poison, falls, drowning, and fire-related accidents.
4. What are the leading causes of death in the United States of people between the ages of 25 and 44?
Motor vehicle, poison, falls, drowning, fire-related accidents, heart, and cancer disease.
5. Explain how today’s rate of accidental work deaths compares with the rate in the early 1900s.
Per a population of 100,000, accidental work deaths have reduced…… [Read More]
Safety net hospitals have traditionally provided medical services vital to public health. Unfortunately, the recent economic recession has dealt a hard blow to safety net hospitals, even to the point of forcing hospital closures. Fortunately, Health Care Reform has already positively impacted U.S. health care and will even revolutionize American health care in some respects.
The Effect of the Closure of Safety Net Hospitals on Public Health
Safety net hospitals, such as Grady Memorial Hospital, serve the public health through providing vital treatment of uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid, and Medicare patients, along with some privately insured patients (Dewan & Sack, 2008). In addition, some safety net hospitals are also teaching hospitals that train medical professionals who contribute considerably to public health. Unfortunately, economic pressures are forcing the closure of some safety net hospitals, resulting in the severe reduction of medical care in certain communities for the "poor and underserved" (Altman, Shactman,…… [Read More]
Given that the single fatality, that occurred in 1990 cost the company an increase of 7% in workers compensation insurance premiums which over the long run has been a substantial cost and individual falls have since cost the company significant time and production loss as well as other increased in premiums, related to injuries and simply as increases have occurred. Finally, the initial fatal fall cost the company a 4 million dollar benefits claim to the family of the employee and $1.7 in litigation and attorneys fees. Additionally, the settlement was mitigated by the attorneys, who managed to reduce the claim for pain and suffering significantly and calculated the remainder based on the lifetime earning potential of the individual at his current salary. It is unlikely that such mitigation would occur in every case, and the cost of a trial would be exponential if a reasonable settlement had not been…… [Read More]
Aviation Safety PO involves applying critical thinking to particular topics of aviation safety and security which are used to support a project or comprehensive research question. Aviation safety includes the analysis and evaluation of any and all safety and security concepts, techniques, procedures including SMS, airfield and other aviation facility security, accident investigation, operational safety, Federal Air Marshall Program, terrorism prevention as they influence and relate to the project or comprehensive research question. This paper will look at basic concepts in aviation safety in regards to crew resource management as it pertains to the aviation/aerospace industry.
Crew resource management involves the application of human factors skills and knowledge when it comes to conducting flight operations with the goal of using the available resources efficiently; equipment, systems and humans in order to achieve safe flight operations. CM is a combination of both individual skills and human factors knowledge together with effective…… [Read More]
We can simply say that the discussion is an important element to get rid of this system.
In this entire teaching and learning process, teacher plays an important role in the positive growth of a student and for this purpose we not only do need a skill teacher but also need a responsible and cultural instructor. It is also considerable that the teachers should have the relevant curriculum and roadmap so that they can provide knowledge to their students in a right way.
Teacher is a main element who may give the success to both the five schools or the lack and Latinos male through their curriculum. They develop students through their own knowledge or experience and create "diamonds" for the country. ut if we talk about the system of lack and Latino males or color boys we need the highly developed teachers who are not only skilled but also…… [Read More]
On the plus side, though, the research also showed that innovations in technology, both high- and low-tech, hold enormous promise for improving miner safety by providing early warnings of impending disasters and by providing rescuers with better techniques for locating and rescuing trapped miners. In the final analysis, the technology already exists to accomplish these improvements and it remains a matter of establishing the relevant priorities at the state and federal levels to ensure that all mines are equipped with these devices before disaster strikes, and that these technologies are available for rescue efforts when the inevitable does occur. Future studies should investigate how these technologies can be deployed more cost effectively for developing nations and what steps should be taken ahead of time to ensure that these devices provide the maximum amount of protection for the investments involved.
Cooper, S., yan, J., & Sinback, M. (2003). Employment-related crimes.…… [Read More]
There are a number of different modes of transportation, and each mode has different safety considerations. This paper will look at road, rail, sea and air freight in particular. Obviously, there will be some safety issues that can affect any mode of transport -- human error or mechanical breakdown can happen to anything, anytime. But within each mode there will be unique risks, and it is important to understand what those risks are, in order that they be addressed effectively.
ail transport is generally considered to be one of the safer modes, but rail accidents are surprisingly common. The particular issues relating to rail tend to be issues with track maintenance, and trains taking corners too fast, both resulting in derailment. The Federal ailroad Administration provides oversight on railroad safety issues, in order to minimize the number of accidents that occur on the rails. However, derailments still occur,…… [Read More]
September 11, a whole new range of advanced security equipment and protocols has been put in place. However, many of these systems and procedures remain inconsistent from airport to airport. One of the most critical ways of promoting faster passenger throughput without sacrificing the main goals of security is consistency and standardization among American airports, with an ultimate goal of working more tightly with global partners to create a consistent international travel security experience. If passengers know what to expect at each airport, the screening procedures can become more streamlined. Even if shifts in global threat alerts do often change the details in the procedures, passenger throughput does not need to be adversely affected if the overall protocols and goals remain the same. It may also be important to ensure that employees receive ample time and training in using any new equipment that is introduced, and that all equipment glitches…… [Read More]
children attend school every day and while they are there, their parents want them to be safe and sound. That includes when they are on the playground, lunchroom, and in the classroom. The equipment in which that the school use should be safe so that will be injured during school hours. And, when the students become older and want to attend vocational school, the equipments and machines that the school and teachers have for the classroom must be extremely safe while working with them. This is a must since when a person is in vocational school; they are working with power tools and heavy equipment while in the classroom. When it comes to safety in vocational school, there is also a health issue due to the fact that some of the machines might be a health hazard to the students and teachers.
The machines and equipment in which the Massachusetts…… [Read More]
DHS and Plainsville
In order to comply with the priorities handed down through Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Grant Programs and state mandates, Plainsville, Colorado, must address the situation of its critical rail line running through its community. The rail line is crucial for industrial use in manufacturing a hazardous material that is not manufactured anywhere else. However, the rail line is two centuries old and in need of repair. To assess the issues and risks at hand, the city has been tasked with bringing a committee of experts together that can share information on a range of issues, including: the integrity of the rail line, the prevention of a hazardous spill, the safety of the citizens, and the continuity of the neighboring town’s industry. This paper will describe ten organizations that can serve as a pool of expert opinion on these areas. It will also discuss their individual value…… [Read More]
OSHA and EPA are the only federal agencies protecting the safety and health of the U.S. public. While, OSHA concentrates on issues of workplace safety, EPA on the other hand, has a wider scope. The two have different legal authority: EPA applies to offsite effects while OSHA is for on-site effects. In the aviation industry, the hazard evaluation team is obliged to assess the hazards, likely to affect the environment or public offsite. Suitable employee protection measures are likely to imperil the public (Smith & Kriebel, 2010).
In the aviation sector, the joint OSHA team identifies various hazards expected to be addressed by the hazard communication standards of OSHA. They entail hazards posed by jet fuel vapors, commercial cleaning agents and combustion de-icing chemicals, bi-products, medication and compressed oxygen present in emergency medical kits. Workers are likely to be exposed to cleaning agents as they are used by airline cleaning…… [Read More]
Policies and Procedures
Health and Safety Guidelines
There are several elements to health and safety guidelines that must be adhered to. The presence of equipment, hot water, and chemicals all represent safety hazards to the workers. Furthermore, to the extent that the operation carries cash, and may be at risk for robbery, there are other safety considerations that need to be taken into account. There will be electrical equipment in this environment, a risk given that water will be everywhere on site and its spray uncontrolled. A further risk is that customers will be operating the car wash, meaning that employees do not have full control over the equipment. OSHA has published a list of the common citations specific to the car wash industry, including fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding, respiratory protection, control of hazardous energy, machines, wiring and more (Lawless, 2012).
A lot of health and safety guidelines can…… [Read More]
It also seems rather short, and leaves the reader wondering if the researchers could have done more to create a more vital and important document. They did not find the Segway was unsafe, however, and many of the comments of the postal employees who used it were very positive.
Other studies go father than many of the findings in this report, including the safety of the transport itself. Another study notes, "The Segway PT and its rider were found to have the second shortest braking distance, highest sight lines, one of the smallest footprints, and quickest perception-reaction time" (Landis, Petritsch, and Huang, 2004, p. 97-98). These are concrete safety details that seem lacking in the other report, and it seems as if the report could be much more useful if they had included data such as this in the report. In addition, Segways have been recalled due to accidents while…… [Read More]
Separate growth studies were also undertaken, which proved that soy-based formulas do not produce infants that are smaller or stunted in growth. Yet another study looked at reproductive health in animals and humans raised on a soy-based formula, and showed normal reproductive development and later reproductive health. In the only true negative findings of the research, study showed that some infants may develop thyroiditis on a soy-based formula diet, even if the formula is enhanced with iodine.
Ultimately, the research shows soy-based formulas are safe for most infants. The studies do acknowledge that wider studies should be undertaken, but recommend the use of soy-based formulas for infants without access to cow's or breast milk, or who are allergic to those items.
Merritt, ussell J. And Jenks, Belinda H. "Safety of Soy-Based Infant Formulas Containing Isoflavones: The Clinical Evidence." May 2004. 6 Feb. 2007. http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/134/5/1220S… [Read More]
S. Department of Health and Human Services et al., 2006). This first study will involve limited human exposure and extreme caution.
Most significantly, the study itself has to be based on sound scientific principles with a thorough knowledge of the properties of the chemical, and the potential results on the human subject. Standard clinical safety evaluations will include serial assessment of patient symptoms, physical signs, and clinical laboratory tests amongst other tests monitoring possible adverse effects. These tests will be of sufficient duration in order to catch potential negative effects. Safety hazards for patients and health care workers during and after administration of the radio labeled product will also be identified, evaluated and appropriately managed.
Finally, as prescribed by Section 505(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) (21 U.S.C. 355(d)), adequate tests must be taken on the drug first before applying to a human individual. The…… [Read More]
Environmental considerations related to hazardous chemical storage include concepts like green chemistry, which is a method of engaging in this process in such a way that hazardous chemicals are actually made obsolete. However, green chemistry is not always feasible; therefore, it is possible to reduce the negative impact that storage of hazardous chemicals could have on the environment by storing them in small batches and containers and thus reducing the level of risk that exists should the chemicals manage to leak or actually become pollutants (National esource Council Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, 2011). Hazardous chemicals can become toxins in any environment and therefore precautions should be taken when storing them for the sake of the environment. Several strategies such as air pollution management, water pollution management, and soil pollution prevention can be implemented alongside control measures, the cost of which should also be considered.
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Pirates off the coasts of Africa and Southeast Asia have put forth the argument that they are merely defending their coastlines from international shipping polluting their coastlines and violating their fishing rights. What do you think of this argument?
Piracy has a negative effect, not simply for the persons suffering from the attack, but also for the residents living in the areas from which the piracy springs. Piracy causes substantial economic losses for the populations in regions where piracy is a way of life. For example, "unlike pirates along Somalia's coast, who are often only after ransom, pirates in West Africa also steal goods, particularly oil. Many attacks end up with crew members injured or killed. But pirate attacks do not only result in killings and injuries, tragic as those are; they also damage the economy. In some cases, affected countries in West Africa have become less concerned…… [Read More]
Sports Risk Assessment
The author of this report has been charged with the task of looking at the sports facilities and amenities of a local sports facility and assessing the risks and hazards that exist when it comes to the same. With that in mind, there has been checklists created and used, identification of the setting that will be looked at, the conducting of an assessment at that facility and a narrative of the findings discovered. The facility that was selected was the basketball arena for the local Acme University program. Overall, the arena is in great shape and is rather low-risk in terms of its structure and so forth. Even with most of the facility being top-notch, there was most certainly some weaknesses and those will be addressed one by one within this report.
Areas of Compliance
• The outside of the facility has great walkways and there…… [Read More]
Acme Fireworks is facing tremendous challenges which are similar to growing businesses. This occurs when firms need to adjust with increasing demand and expand their operations. During this process, they must examine their business model and determine if it is economically viable moving forward. In this case, the company is currently organized as a sole proprietorship.
Fireworks are known to be deadly products. This is because a flame is ignited and travels into a tube filled with gunpowder. Even those who are exercising extreme caution, have the possibility of becoming injured from debris or being too close to the explosion. In these cases, there is a likelihood of death or the person receiving extensive injuries. This is problematic, as it exposes Acme Fireworks to potential litigation from these challenges. (Okrent, 2014)
At the heart of these challenges, are potential work safety issues. This is because the company is…… [Read More]
Safety and Health Considerations in Fire Incident esponse
The issue of safety during emergency response by the fire fighters has been discussed and severally emphasized. In as much as the responders are out to save lives and property, they too need to be safe so that they do not add to the count of the victims, if any be, as well as avoid injuries in the process of saving others. There are manuals that have been developed in various states and even counties all with the aim of streamlining response to emergencies and reducing the number of deaths of both the victims and the responders. Hundreds of fire fighters die in the line of duty each year with most of the death being from the exposure to rapid fire, getting trapped by objects and collapsed buildings. It can be said that there are sufficient safety regulations and guidelines concerning the…… [Read More]
Q1. The Gauley Bridge disaster took place in the 1920s, before appropriate health and safety requirements were imposed upon industries to protect workers. Workers were often forced to tolerate such conditions because they had no other options by which to make a living. Furthermore, a certain degree of physical risk to workers was acceptable in the eyes of employers. To some extent, this is also true in many developing world nations such as India, where the Bhopal gas tragedy took place. If there was a sudden absence of federal and state mandates in the United States, workers would still bring contemporary safety expectations to the workplace in many industry sectors. Also, despite the fact there has been substantial attrition of the power of unions, unions still have enough clout in some areas to demand better conditions.
Thus, lapsing back to where things were within a year might be overstating the…… [Read More]
New safety protocols and expectations are always buying released. To ensure that all employees are aware of the new policies and can respond appropriately, a staff meeting will be held once a month to go over new safety policies and update employees on all changes within the company. For urgent updates, department informal meetings will be utilized to give the employees notice of the changes.
Employees appreciate and preform better when there are incentives for such actions. Safety should not be an exception to this rule. The safety patrol rewards program will allow a reward for those employees who consistently follow proper safety protocol. The program will have three sections: knowledge, habits, and record. The knowledge section will be multiple choice tests that employees can take on recent safety releases from the safety committee. If they receive a perfect score on the test, they get a…… [Read More]
Health and Safety in Construction Industry
The construction industry is by far the most dangerous one as it takes more lives every year and results in many short- and long-term minor or severe injuries. The UK government regulatory bodies have been playing a significant role in ensuring that proper health and safety procedures are followed. Throughout the last four decades, its role has been impeccable in decreasing fatalities in the construction industry, although the excessive rules and regulations, frequent changes, bureaucratic structure and lack of project management and risk management techniques have dented its efficiency in protecting small construction companies and contractors, resulting in a compensation and claim culture engulfed with individual profiteers such as insurance companies, lawyers and health and safety consultants. These excessive regulations have pushed constructors to adopt some illegal practices in order to decrease cost and probability of claims from injured workers. The risk management and…… [Read More]
Occupational Health and Safety in Catering Industry in Hong Kong
Occupational Safety and Health
The incidence rate of workplace accidents in the catering industry in Hong Kong is higher than that of other sectors, even those associated with inherently high risk to workers. Despite corrective action within the catering industry, the accident rate remains stubbornly high. This research identifies causal factors in occupational accidents in catering companies and delineates effective strategies that can be emulated by catering businesses in Hong Kong in efforts to reduce their accident rates and worker injuries.
Hong Kong is known for its international cuisine and, characteristically, a high number of restaurants -- many offering catering services -- exist in the city. Yet, the polished environments of the dining areas of world-class restaurants contrast greatly with the restaurant kitchen and backroom workspaces. The catering industry in Hong Kong attains extraordinarily high rates of accidents and has,…… [Read More]
Health and Safety Legislation in elation to Employee Protection for Accidents at Work
Every individual within a workplace environment has the legal rights to protection against any work related risk, which may arise on the course of duty performance. Generally, the employees' health and safety legislation impose a range of duties to both employers and employees. The employees' health and safety guides apply to the self-employed as well as the diverse categories of employees such as manufacturers, designers, and suppliers. In different states, the legislation expresses a wide-based duty guideline within the Health and Safety at Work Acts. These regulations or acts are further spelt out in details within the subsidiary regulations, including those dealing with health and safety management, accident and/or risk management (Johnson & Geraldine, 2013, p. 57), as well as other emerging issues specific to health and safety of employees at work. This paper aims at providing…… [Read More]
Typically, accurate documentation assists in limiting errors. (Stanford Hospital & Clinics, 2012).
Car et al. (2008) point out that integrating of electronic health within a healthcare organization enhances quality and safety of patients. The author argues that electronic health record assists the healthcare provider to readily access comprehensive information in order to minimize the incident of error as well as enhancing patient safety and quality of healthcare delivery. While Stanford Hospital and Clinics has made several efforts to enhance quality healthcare delivery and patient safety within the hospital environment, however, the issue of medical errors is still rampant within the healthcare sector in the United States. Meanwhile, there are several ways the issue of error incidents can affect the healthcare delivery.
Impact of Error incident on Healthcare Delivery
A major effect of error incident within the health sector is the decline in the quality healthcare delivery and the issue could…… [Read More]
Adoption of this practice will ensure that accidental energization of power lines from back feed electrical energy from generator. Hence this will help in safeguarding utility line workers from possible electrocution. The generators need to be turn off and allow them to cool prior to refuelling. (Occupation Safety and Health Administration, n. d.)
(ii) Power lines: Safety measure are required to be adopted from overhead and underground power lines as they carry very high voltage current. Fatal electrocution is the main impending risk as also burns and falls. The safety precautions that are required to be taken are (a) Overhead and underground power line indicators need to be looked. (b) it is important that one stays 10 feet at the minimum from overhead power lines and take for granted that they are energised. (c) Lines need to be de-energised and grounded when people are working in close proximity. (d) While…… [Read More]
As a result, major changes have been introduced to the area of communication since it was difficult for junior personnel in aviation to present their opinions in the past. The junior personnel faced the difficulties in voicing their opinions because of fear of embarrassment and being reprimanded by the captain. Due to the change and the increase recognition of the significance of communication in aviation operations, the junior personnel and flight crew are incorporated to ensure that the best safety-related decisions are made.
Since communication between managers, maintainers, pilots, and other crew is essential in enhancing aviation safety, the development of an efficient safety program that addresses communication problems is crucial. Aircraft accidents can be lessened significantly through efficient and consistent communication between all the stakeholders in the aviation industry and the parties in aviation operations. The safety program should address the proper encoding and decoding of messages,…… [Read More]
Designing a Safety System
Safety management system is a management policy to prevent or minimize injury within a workplace. Top organizations across the United States are increasingly investing in safety management because of the general believe that safety is central precondition to market competitiveness and "an integral part of high quality business operations." (Tervonen, Haapasalo, & Niemela, 2009 P. 17). Safety is defined as a state where all the business related risks are managed at acceptable level. Typically, safety management is a management policy used to protect workers from undetermined accidents. Safety management is very similar to corporate safety where corporate safety is a holistic management strategy to protect an organization as a whole against accidents, misuse, harm and crime.
Objective of this project is to design safety management system for Hobart Brothers Co. To design safety management system for the company, the paper provides essential components that could prevent…… [Read More]