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Germany’s space agency shifts its 3D printing resources to producing protective medical equipment

DLR, German’s space agency and NASA equivalent, is doing what it can to support the global shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by frontline healthcare workers in their efforts to treat those affected by COVID-19. DLR announced that it has successfully tested converting its on-site 3D printers, typically used for producing aerospace-grade parts, to creating medical equipment including protective face masks and ventilators. There’s a need for various kinds of components and eq...
Tags: Health, TC, Space, Science, Germany, Articles, Tech, Nasa, 3d Printing, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dlr, Occupational Safety and Health, Contents, Coronavirus


Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial supplies to the hospitals, clinics and public agencies that need them most. Flexport is facilitati...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Safety, Softbank, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Edward Norton, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Ron Conway, Flexport, Petersen


Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often comes with success today.” In practice, that has meant creating a business that sells mindfulness and general health and wellness tips and tricks to a cohort of corporations that believe increased mental and physical health can lead to greater on-the-job productivity. Now, Thrive Global is adding ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Video Games, Arianna Huffington, Finance, Los Angeles, Social Media, Neuroscience, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Digital Media, Machine Learning


Addressing Safety on the Construction Site

Originally posted 2017-09-25 15:59:36. For this week’s Construction Law Musings Guest Post, we welcome a new face, Patrick Rafferty.  Patrick (@ThePraff) is a consultant for Brahman Systems and has an interest in construction safety. First of all, I’d like to say that I am not an attorney. Anything I say in this article should be taken with a grain of salt. All of the information that I have written in this article comes from personal work experience on the worksite. Each year, construction si...
Tags: Law, Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, Guest Post Friday, Construction and Maintenance, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Occupational Safety, Construction site safety


Alaska investigates death of oilfield worker on North Slope

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say the employee of a Hilcorp Alaska drilling contractor who died last week was struck by heavy drilling pipe at Milne Point on the North Slope. The Anchorage Daily News reports the state Occupational Safety and Health office is investigating the death, and the companies are conducting internal probes. The […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Alaska, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Alaska, North Slope, Occupational Safety and Health, Nation & World, Hilcorp Alaska, Milne Point


Worker killed by falling beams identified

SPRING VALLEY (CNS) - Authorities Wednesday identified a worker who was fatally injured last week when iron beams fell off a truck and struck him at an East County metal-fabrication yard. Gregorio Segundo, 29, was helping load the I-beams shortly before 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 3 at West Coast Iron on Jamacha Road when he was fatally injured, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. "His co-worker was utilizing a forklift to place the beams onto the trailer bed," the Medical Ex...
Tags: News, West Coast, Hillcrest, East County, Medical Examiner, Cal OSHA, Medical Examiner s Office, San Diego County Medical Examiner, Segundo, Occupational Safety and Health, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Gregorio Segundo, Medical Examiner s Office Segundo, Jeanne Mairie Duval


California OSHA is looking into injury reports at Tesla

After a report by Reveal suggested that Tesla was underreporting workplace injuries at its Fremont plant, Tesla responded with a blog post calling the report “completely false” and pinning it all up as a “calculated disinformation campaign.” Now California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (otherwise known as Cal/OSHA) is looking into things at the factory. As first noted by Bloomberg, the agency won’t give specifics on why it’s looking into Tesla — but in a comment sent our way, t...
Tags: TC, California, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Jalopnik, FREMONT, Cal OSHA, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health, Erika Monterroza


Dyson’s new Pure Cool fans are better at both purifying and communicating

 Dyson has a few new products it’s revealing today, including the latest Pure Cool line of purifying fans. These fans have built-in air purifying technology, which can detect and weed out pollutants, particulate matter and more of the nasty stuff we sometimes breathe in that we probably should not be breathing in. The new fans have a new built-in LCD display that actually shows you a graph… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Chemistry, Air Pollution, Pollution, Dyson, Matter, Occupational Safety and Health


Wisconsin milling company will fight explosion citations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin milling company will challenge at least some of the citations federal regulators filed against it following a fatal plant explosion earlier this year. The Didion Milling Co. corn processing plant in Cambria blew up on May 31, killing five workers and injuring 12 more. The Occupational Safety and Health […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Wisconsin, Cambria, Madison Wis, Occupational Safety and Health, Nation & World, Didion Milling Co


Addressing Safety on the Construction Site

Originally posted 2013-11-01 09:00:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter For this week’s Construction Law Musings Guest Post, we welcome a new face, Patrick Rafferty.  Patrick (@ThePraff) is a consultant for Brahman Systems and has an interest in construction safety. First of all, I’d like to say that I am not an attorney. Anything I say in this article should be taken with a grain of salt. All of the information that I have written in this article comes from personal work experience on the wor...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, OCHA, Patrick, Richmond VA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, Guest Post Friday, Construction and Maintenance, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Occupational Safety, Construction site safety, Patrick Rafferty Patrick @ThePraff, Brahman Systems


GE and the Mayo Clinic back software to bring cancer-fighting gene therapies to market

 While $5.7 billion was invested in companies developing cellular and genetic therapies, and with 800 clinical trials initiated worldwide and the first two CAR-T cell therapies expected to launch into market later this year, businesses still say the ability to get these treatments to patients is limited by paperwork, supply chain management, and last mile delivery. Read More
Tags: Health, TC, Ge, Medicine, Cancer, Tech, Therapy, GE Ventures, Dfj, Occupational Safety and Health, Pathology, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurveston


Drug-testing who've just been injured can have harmful side effects

Lilly was stung by a bee while at work. Frank cut his hand after the guard on his machine malfunctioned. What do these two employees have in common? Both were sent for a drug test under their employer’s policy to automatically test employees who suffer an injury in the workplace. And both may have been unlawfully discouraged from reporting their injuries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Why a policy might be retaliation The Occupational Safety and Health...
Tags: Frank, Lilly, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA


My Client Was Cited by Virginia Occupational Safety and Health

Originally posted 2011-06-17 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter For this week’s Guest Post Friday we welcome, Anna E. Jolly, JD, CHMM.  Anna is a partner in the consulting firm, Circle Safety and Health Consultants, LLC.  Anna has been an OHS professional for over 30 years and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She is also a member of the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board.   Anna has the ability to integrate technical and legal requirements relating to o...
Tags: Health, Law, Virginia, Guest Post, Anna, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Occupational Safety, Construction Law Musings Richmond VA, VOSH, United States Department of Labor, Case law, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health


Virginia Occupational Safety Conference Reflections

Originally posted 2011-06-10 09:00:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Last week, I spoke at the 15th Annual Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (“VOSH”) Conference.  I always enjoy speaking at these events because I always learn something.  This year I spoke on the topic of record keeping and how to handle a VOSH or OSHA inspection (you can find a copy of the slides that I used ).  I have given this talk several times to different audiences and get a different set of questions each and ...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Marketing, Construction, Richmond VA, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Occupational Safety, VOSH, Associated General Contractors, Virginia Occupational Safety, Annual Construction


OSHA probing Kansas oil-drilling blast that injured 5

SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) " Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a western Kansas oil field explosion that injured five workers, two of them critically.The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Kansas, U S Department of Labor, OSHA, Sharon Springs, Occupational Safety and Health


Virginia Multi-Employer Site Safety Issues–and How to Deal with Them

Originally posted 2009-03-09 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Image via Wikipedia The world of the Owner, Contractor, Subcontractor “straight line” project model is long gone. Increasingly complex construction needs for commercial owners require the services of numerous trades, and even multiple “prime” contractors at times, to perform the various stages of construction. Because of the complex and multi-employer nature of the modern commercial worksite, as a contractor, you may ...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Virginia, New Jersey, Attorney, OSHA, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Occupational Safety, Construction Law Musings Richmond VA, VOSH


SmartSite uses sensors to monitor construction workers’ health and safety

 A startup called SmartSite has released hardware and cloud-based software to help the construction industry track what their employees are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harm. Cancer, respiratory problems, dermatitis from skin exposure to hazardous substances, and health problems from high levels of exposure to noise and vibrations are among the occupational safety and… Read More
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Hardware, Tech, Sensors, Hardware Startups, Construction Industry Software, Data Analytics, Occupational Safety and Health


Measuring sun exposure in outdoor workers

Sun exposure is a key feature of summer for many people, especially in countries like Canada where pleasant weather can seem so fleeting. Unfortunately, sun exposure (in particular ultraviolet radiation) is the primary cause of skin cancer, the most common cancer in Canada. Skin cancer is also one of few cancers where diagnoses are increasing. Some people are willing to take the risk in their leisure time, but for those who work primarily outdoors, choice is not an option. Consequently, outdoor ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Canada, Journals, Skin Cancer, Health & Medicine, Sun Exposure, Ultraviolet Radiation, Vancouver Canada, Occupational Safety and Health, Pixabay, Skin Cancer Awareness


California board to vote today on whether to require condoms in porn films

Condoms could be coming to porn studios across California if the state agency in charge of enforcing workplace safety adopts proposed new regulations aimed at protecting actors who make adult films. The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health was scheduled to vote on the regulations following...
Tags: California, Occupational Safety and Health


The Quirks of Mid-Atlantic State OSHA Plans: North Carolina

While a "State-OSHA Plan" must at least meet Fed-OSHA standards, these plans often develop their own additional requirements and have widely varying enforcement and appeal processes. When Federal OSHA adopts a new regulation, such as the recently instituted requirement to report all amputations and single hospitalizations for treatment within 24 hours, the regulation became effective immediately in states where the Federal Government enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act1.
Tags: North Carolina, OSHA, Mid Atlantic State OSHA, Fed OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health