The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted on its website on October 14, 2010, its draft final rule concerning the creation of a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other substances subject to CPSC regulation. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer’s comments on the reports, and recall information. This article discusses this important new database, and briefly considers its implications.
SHEilds Christmas Gifts #1 – Electrical Safety
Free Safety Tips for the Season It’s that time of year again! Time to start getting serious about Christmas shopping, dig out the annual decorations and of course switch on our seasonal lights. There’s an undeniably positive boost created by lights covering the inside and outside of the household; whether it’s to brighten up dark winter days, amaze your children with a starry house makeover or perhaps as a bit of friendly competition with the neighbours! While all this is in good fun though...
Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures
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Toxicological and Environmental Safety Data - Case Study
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Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production
Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit from inspection and assessment using our mini-ROVs and pipe crawler technology. When one thinks about hydro power, water,...
Health and Safety Program Performance, Engagement and Autonomy
The national retail federation in the U.S. estimates that retail supports 1 out of every 4 jobs in the United States.Retail is incredibly important to the global economy. In fact, many if not all of us have probably been employed by the retail industry at some point in our lives. As such, most of us understand how critical motivation and culture are in that industry. This is especially true as it relates to employee workplace health and safety. The interesting thing about “work” and modern research...