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.
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.
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Road traffic crashes (commonly RTA – road traffic accidents) kill nearly 1.3 million people every year and injure or disable as many as 50 million more. They are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15–29 years.
In October 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution which calls for governments to mark the third Sunday in November each year as “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims”. The day was created as a means to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their relatives who must cope with the emotional and practical consequences of these tragic events.
First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan encourages our young generation and respected parents to support safe driving behavior and through education and training before any young child get access to any type of motor like bike or car. They should also adopt correct behavior to ensure occupants (passenger, children and/or infants) safety and must have proper restraints for them too.
Road traffic crashes are among the world’s largest public health issues:
- Traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for people ages 15-45 worldwide, resulting in 1.3 million deaths per year.
Road traffic crashes are robbing communities and developing countries of their future – the young generation:
- Globally, more than 40% of all road traffic deaths occur among the 0 to 25 age group; &
- 85% of traffic fatalities and 96% of child traffic fatalities occur in low- or middle-income countries.
Road traffic crashes place extreme financial strain on developing economies:
- For many low- and middle-income countries, the cost of road crashes represents between 1-2% of GNP (GDP);
- In some cases exceeds the total amount they receive in international development aid; &
- Many road traffic crash victims are the primary income generators for their family. The injury or death of these victims negatively impact the standard of living for their entire family.
Road traffic crashes are predictable and can be prevented
People who survive the initial crash frequently suffer brain damage that impedes their ability to continue as an income generator for their families, and in fact may require a lifetime of personal care that can drain resources from already impoverished families. Helmet use makes a difference. Appropriate helmet use reduces the risk of fatality by an average of 42% and of severe head injury by 69%.
A recent case study of motorcycle accidents from Los Angeles and Thailand similarly found that that un-helmeted riders were two to three times as likely to be killed and three times as likely to suffer a ‘disastrous outcome’. Of survivable crashes, universal helmet use would have prevented about 80% of fatalities and brain injuries.
The goal of training programs offered by First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan is to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency until more advanced help i s available.
Emergency First Aid does not require you to make complex decision or have in-depth medical knowledge. It’s easy to learn, remember, and perform.
Being volunteer is very good and our social and ethical responsibility to help victims and provide first aid (if trained to do so) but have to remain extremely careful if you are providing first aid on or near a roadway. Each year, many people are struck and killed by motor vehicles while providing assistance.
On this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, let us mobilize all possible contributions; knowledge and experience; to improving road safety. Let us honour those who have lost their lives on the world’s roads by acting to save the lives of others.
To Your Health & Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir
As-Salam-o-Alaikum Respected Readers,
Today we will share with you why it is important to avoid direct contact with blood.
There is a potential for transmission of infection, if direct contact with blood has occurred. Although rare, injuries from an infected patient’s blood can transmit more than 20 diseases, including Hepatitis B, C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Because of this transmission risk, a great care should be taken whenever you decide to administer first aid.
The main risk is exposure to infections, especially blood-borne viruses (BBV).
Transmission of infection depends on a number of factors, including the person’s natural immune system. We know the number of injuries each year is high, and only a small number are known to have caused infections that become serious illnesses. The blood-borne viruses of most concern are:
- Hepatitis B;
- Hepatitis C; and
As we don’t know at time of administering first aid at emergency scene so avoiding direct contact with blood is the most important personal safety tip. In many of the real life scenarios, you may not carry first aid kit with you but you can improvise the items available with you or get them from your surroundings to maintain your safety as well. These incidents are avoidable, and reducing them is primarily dependent on high quality education & training. And our this post will help you to learn the basics of blood-borne viruses infections.
If you suffer an injury from a sharp object or have had direct contact with blood which may be contaminated:
- Encourage the wound to gently bleed, ideally holding it under running water;
- Wash the wound using running water and plenty of soap;
- Don’t scrub the wound whilst you are washing it;
- Don’t suck the wound;
- Dry the wound and cover it with a waterproof plaster or dressing;
- Seek urgent medical advice (for example from your Occupational Health Service), as effective prophylaxis (medicines to help fight infection) are available; &
- Report the injury to your employer.
A significant proportion of blood-borne viruses infections occur when first aid providers fail to follow the standard personal protective procedures and dos and don’t told to them during their training sessions. These incidents are avoidable, and the above brief information can help you to take care of yourself from such worries.
Bloodborne Pathogens is an accredited training program which help students in managing disease exposure from materials that contain blood or other infectious body fluids. This course provides essential knowledge necessary to help reduce or eliminate the risk of bloodborne pathogens. This course is based on the latest guidelines released in October 2010.
To Your Safety & Success,
Faisal Javed Mir
As-Salam-o-Alaikum Respected Readers,
Today we would like to throw light on corporate responsibility and social sustainability system. Many organizations act responsibly towards the people, their employees, and communities to contribute to social development in the areas where they live and work. They think that it is the essence of their commitment to their corporate social responsibility and they are very right but there are some organizations those doesn’t live up to the expectations even more fulfill their regulatory requirements.
Basic life saving first aid skills is one of the subject one should consider is their responsibility to provide life saving skills to their employees and to contribute to communities where they live and work. In order to respond immediately and effectively to emergencies/disasters, which may occur during work timing or commuting to/from home to office and vice versa.
As most of the organizations collectively embrace the need to improve their impact on the society but the concept of sustainability is no longer just an investment in some of the occasional events, while I applaud increased efforts by number of organizations toward sustainable design and worker safety. There are some organizations those take responsibility of their services and products as well as invest in development of personal safety skills of their employees.
First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan’s community training programs are also one of the service where we share basic life saving first aid skills at large-scale and not for profit. At large-scale and especially at corporate sector, we should consider this and contribute/volunteer towards our community and society such program those can make difference in the lives of the families of our employees, communities and our fellow citizens.
First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan also share the same sense of responsibility and have developed community training programs and currently working on many more programs and school safety program and AED implementation program are part of those efforts. Despite the fact that many organizations neglect this aspect in their corporate social responsibility we will remain active in incorporating personal safety awareness and life saving skills, to truly protect the future, protecting the lives of workers and serve to community and our fellow citizens.
With this First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan also wishes our fellow citizens, a very happy Independence Day. Long Live Pakistan.
To Your Prosperity,
Faisal Javed Mir
Robert Gordon University Thursday 1st September 18.00
As a leader in engineering design and information management solutions to the Oil & Gas industry, AVEVA is keen to contribute to the debate and to fully understand the role of Information Systems within Health & Safety.
As such we would like to invite you to come along to our engaging event to be held at Aberdeen Business School on the evening of Thursday, 1st September 18:00 for 18.30 start. The purpose of this event is to showcase the findings of an independent study carried out by researchers at Robert Gordon University, in order to provide the industry as a whole with a better understanding of the role information management plays in managing health and safety in the Oil & Gas Industry. The research also explores how organisations achieve improvements in health and safety performance based on factors that range from culture to technology.
Hosted by Jeremy Cresswell, editor of the Press and Journal’s ENERGY supplement and honorary Professor at RGU’s Business School, the evening will commence with a presentation of the report’s findings by Professor Rita Marcella, Dean of Aberdeen Business School. This will be followed by a panel discussion of the topics raised and we are delighted to announce the panel members comprise
- Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK
- Brian Taylor, Chief Operating Officer for KCA DEUTAG Drilling Ltd
- John Pearson, Managing Director Europe and West Africa for AMEC Natural Resources
- Robin Davies, Vice President Integration & Business Improvement for Subsea 7
We would be delighted to welcome you along to join the debate. To ensure we have enough space available I would be very grateful if you could inform us of your intention to attend by contacting Matt Wren, Marketing Coordinator for AVEVA’s UK operations; email@example.com +44 1246 572916.
See the event online at www.aveva.com/rgu