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So, the only question that follows is that of how to make the right choice. Or more importantly still, are there really any differences between the thousands of firms on the market?
The answer sadly is yes…the differences are night and day, but siding with a provider that can be counted on needn’t be difficult and is more a matter of common sense than deep thought.
Right off the bat, there’s a big difference between a 100% dedicated PPE specialist and another that just also happens to sell PPE as a sideline. Given the importance of the products and in the spirit of securing a long-term partnership, no prizes for guessing which of the two makes more sense.
Next up, are the services offered by the supplier relatively limited to retail and promotion, or are they deeply and genuinely involved in the subject of workplace health and safety? Do they run an online store, or an online store that offers advice, blogs, news, tips and so on and so forth? Again, if looking for something long-term, the smart money is on the latter.
At one end of the industry there are PPE suppliers that sell products and nothing more, while at the other there are those that serve as valuable and comprehensive health and safety consultants for the businesses that depend on them. It’s simply a case of looking into the supplier’s readiness to give advice – is the firm nothing more than a glorified PPE vending machine, or can they be counted on to help and advise as and when required?
And rounding things off, if the firm under consideration has already been able to win over hundreds or even thousands of clients, this should be made irrefutably clear in their feedback. As such, check out said feedback which should be readily available and be sure to act in accordance with the facts.
my proposal is all sites in overall world do house keeping with espacially team so we can committe the violater to do gneral house keeping in canteen ,WC....etc. as a first once and second once aftre that we should applay company planety
President Obama is faced with the daunting predicament of keeping his campaign promises or maintaining a relationship with Canada. Obama must make a decision soon on allowing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline, if approved, will span 2,000 miles and connects Canadian oil sands to refineries in Houston and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed pipeline will reduce the United State's dependence on oil import and OPEC. Environmentalist disapprove of the pipeline because it will carry oil derived from toxic tar sands.
Obama may lose the support of the environmental groups he won over while campaigning for re-election. The approval of the pipeline would go against his environmental promises because of the carbon emissions caused by the production of tar sands oil. This decision may backtrack all of the environmental strides the President has made. For the Sierra Club and other environmental groups, they view the approval of the pipeline as a betrayal and a contradiction to Obama's promises to make the climate change a top priority of his second term.
Canada's government has stated that the country's economy, employment and national security will benefit from the Keystone project despite being widely protested by environmental groups. According to the New York Times, Canada has powerful allies in the United States labor movement, which is pushing for the pipeline because proponents say it would generate tens of thousands of jobs, and in big companies like Exxon Mobile and Chevron that are heavily invested in the oil sands fields. "The signal of a rejection of a permit by the president would be a significant change in the Canada - U.S. relationship," said Greg Stringham, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers' vice president for oil sands and markets.
Reuters sources say the decision may be delayed until June.
These days in INDIA safety concern in industry his playing a pivotal role. People how wanted to grow in this career must takethis stream as challenging and always be positive to occupy your common senses in the safety requirements of the industry. Like all areas of industries are concern about safe working environment with zero percent LTI
In the above we have covered the benefits of e-learning and now let’s come to point that is e-learning process for getting NEBOSH general certificates. No doubt that with the machinery development there is also opportunities are growing for safety experts in workplace. NEBOSH courses attract over 30,000 candidates annually around the world and popularity is getting increase day by day.
NEBOSH courses are the leading safety courses available in the world today. NEBOSH offer basic safety courses that introduce the basic concepts of occupational safety as well as more advanced courses designed for specific industries. Sheilds is one of finest source in UK which has many branches all over the world such as Africa, Europe and India etc to serve better training program for various NEBOSH courses. The complete process from enrolling to giving examination for a student is very flexible through sonline.
First you need to confirm course that you want choose for safety training and most common NBOSH general certificates are -
- NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health
- NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operation Safety
- NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety & Health
- NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management
- NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Safety & Health
- NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health
Once you are enrolled for any courses then you all updates through email about exams details, study material, assignment or all kind of updates which are required for a student. You will have freedom to choose your exam center, study timing so it’s easy to say you need to take first step toward workplace health and safety training then course providers will take care of all basic requirements.
So, what does it take to be able to work in Australia ? You may think you need 'sponsorship' or need to be 'invited'. That's not always true.
It may seem very complicated but for a little effort, it can be done. If you're thinking of moving from overseas to work in Australia, check out this site:
Go to: Work Visas - Skilled Independent Visa .... then look at 'skilled occupation list (SOL)'. This shows a list of occupations (Engineers / HSE etc) who are in demand within Australia's mining industry.
This is a quote from the website:
'The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has set specific basic requirements that all applicants must meet in order to apply for a visa in the General Skilled Migration program.
To qualify for a Skilled visa, applicants (or their partner) must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements related to age, English language ability, occupation, skills, qualification, recent work experience, health and character.
In addition, applicants for a Skilled visa must also pass a points test. Points can be claimed in areas related to age, English language ability, specific work experience, spouse skills and other bonus categories.
The current pass mark for the Skilled Independent visa
And then there's the entitlements:
'Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Skilled Independent visa become permanent residents of Australia. Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.'
IF you don't meet the '65 points' requirements, you can still apply for a 'Skilled Sponsored Visa' or even a 'Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa' which may seem a bit more familiar to those who have previously considered migrating to Australia to take advantage of the mining boom.
Hope this information helps !
Snakebite present major challenges to companies working in rural and far remote areas. Pakistan is facing severe energy crisis and maximum of its oil and gas reserves are from Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Balouchistan & Sindh. The Exploration and Production (E&P) Companies have to cover miles for search of these resources and where they found some potential, they set up their temporary living camp and might stay there for as little as 2 months or as long as 1 year in search of oil and/or gas reserves.
Over the past half century the petroleum industry has played a significant role in national development by making large indigenous oil and gas discoveries. These sources are supplying oil + gas to consumption centers through 10000 Kms (approx.) transmission networks and 71,863 Kms of distribution system. This led to millions of man-hours spent in the most difficult terrains throughout Pakistan and snakebite is one of the most likely and biggest threat having severe consequences to the industry workforce.
Snakes are remarkable animals, successful on land (on-shore) and sea (off-shore), forest, grassland, lakes, and desert. E&P Companies are going in search of oil and gas reserves (believe me they don’t follow snakes around their facilities) but the snakes do like their company so they can find something fresh and new to eat. We are scared of them and they too are scared of us but our quest of oil & gas reserves and their to food help us to find each other most often.
There are 4 types of poisonous snakes in Pakistan.
1) Common Cobra (Naja Naja)
2) Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus)
3) Russell’s Viper (Lundi)
4) Saw Scaled Viper
Their venom is a combination of numerous substances with varying effects. In simple terms, these can be divided into 4 categories:
1) Cytotoxins: This causes local tissue damage.
2) Hematoxins: This causes internal bleeding.
3) Neurotoxins: This affects the nervous system.
4) Cardiotoxins: This type of venom affects directly on the heart and choking it to death within minutes.
Bites by venomous snakes result in a wide range of effects, from simple puncture wounds to life threatening illness and death.
The biggest threat faced by E&P Companies is in search of reserves they have to live in far remote areas and survive with limited resources. A snakebite case is the one having fatal outcomes if gets delayed treatment. The journey wastes precious time to reach a suitable facility to get that treatment and many victims die during the journey (as the victim has no anti venom to rapidly neutralize the venom and no airway equipment to ensure they keep breathing during the journey and to deal with complications at local clinic etc etc).
First Aid to Save a Life (FATSAL) Pakistan in their next post will share what you can do to overcome this most high rank threat so we stay safe, works better, earn better and contribute our skills to help our country find more and more reserves and grow on strong lines.
To Your Health, Safety and Prosperity,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan
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We published our first ever post on “History of CPR” back in May 2011. In that post we highlighted the contributions of Dr. James Elam and Dr. Peter Safar but today we will try out tiniest effort to unfold some of the historical facts about the modern days CPR and how it evolved.
CPR has origins dating back to 1700th century. It was started in year 1740 when, The Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims. There are numerous honorable names who invested their lives to help the invention and forwarded the noble cause to coming generations. In 1960, a group of resuscitation pioneers, Dr Peter Safar, Dr. James Elam, and William Bennet, combines mouth-to-mouth breathing with chest compressions to create Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, the lifesaving action we now call “CPR”.
Throughout the years, CPR has evolved from a technique performed almost exclusively by physicians and healthcare professionals. Today it’s a lifesaving skill that is simple enough for anyone to learn. However, research has shown that several factors prevent bystanders from taking action and fear of infection from performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
In 2008 AHA first endorsed Hands-Only CPR – the two-step technique pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives to overcome the fear of bystanders of being infected from mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Please find below the highlights of the History of
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from 1740 to date.
1740 The Paris Academy of
Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation for drowning victims.
1767 The Society for the
Recovery of Drowned Persons became the first organized
effort to deal with sudden and unexpected death.
1891 Dr. Friedrich
Maass performed the first equivocally
documented chest compression in humans.
1903 Dr. George
Crile reported the first successful use
of external chest compressions in human resuscitation.
1904 The first American case of
closed-chest cardiac massage was performed by Dr. George
1954 James Elam was
the first to prove that expired air was
sufficient to maintain adequate
1956 Dr. Peter
Safar and Dr. James
Elam invented mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
1957 The United
States military adopted the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
method to revive unresponsive victims.
resuscitation (CPR) was
developed. The American Heart Association (AHA)
started a program to acquaint physicians with close-chest cardiac
resuscitation and became the forerunner of CPR training for the
1963 Cardiologist Leonard
Scherlis started the American Heart Association’s CPR
Committee, and the same year, the American Heart Association
formally endorsed CPR.
1966 The National Research
Council of the National Academy of Sciences convened an
ad-hoc conference on cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The
conference was the direct result of requests from the American
National Red Cross and other agencies to establish standardized
training and performance standards for CPR.
1972 Leonard Cobb
held the world’s first mass citizen training in CPR in Seattle,
Washington called Medic 2. He helped train
over 100,000 people the first two years of the programs.
1981 A program to provide telephone instructions in CPR began in King County, Washington. The program used emergency dispatchers to give instant directions while the fire department and EMT personnel were en route to the scene. Dispatcher-assisted CPR is now standard care for dispatcher centers throughout the United States and then followed by other countries.
Recommendations outlined in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC continue to simplify CPR for rescuers, so that more people can and will act in the event of any emergency. More user friendly and convenient ways (like Hands-Only CPR) are developed to get CPR and first aid training into the hands of every person.
To Your Health, Safety and Prosperity,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan