Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Equipment and Supplies: Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.Equipment and Supplies, Hospital: Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.Durable Medical Equipment: Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Patient Safety: Efforts to reduce risk, to address and reduce incidents and accidents that may negatively impact healthcare consumers.Sports Equipment: Equipment required for engaging in a sport (such as balls, bats, rackets, skis, skates, ropes, weights) and devices for the protection of athletes during their performance (such as masks, gloves, mouth pieces).Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Equipment Contamination: The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.Protective Devices: Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.Surgical Equipment: Nonexpendable apparatus used during surgical procedures. They are differentiated from SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, usually hand-held and used in the immediate operative field.Disposable Equipment: Apparatus, devices, or supplies intended for one-time or temporary use.Food Safety: Activities involved in ensuring the safety of FOOD including avoidance of bacterial and other contamination.Consumer Product SafetyEquipment Failure: Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.Maintenance: The upkeep of property or equipment.Equipment Reuse: Further or repeated use of equipment, instruments, devices, or materials. It includes additional use regardless of the original intent of the producer as to disposability or durability. It does not include the repeated use of fluids or solutions.Protective Clothing: Clothing designed to protect the individual against possible exposure to known hazards.Dental Equipment: The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)Medical Errors: Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Play and Playthings: Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.Respiratory Protective Devices: Respirators to protect individuals from breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors.Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Eye Protective Devices: Personal devices for protection of the eyes from impact, flying objects, glare, liquids, or injurious radiation.Fire Extinguishing Systems: Automatic or hand operated equipment used to control and extinguish fires.FiresBuilding Codes: Standards or regulations for construction which are designed to ensure safety against electrical hazards, fires, etc.Accident Prevention: Efforts and designs to reduce the incidence of unexpected undesirable events in various environments and situations.Accidents, HomeMoscowClinical Alarms: Components of medical instrumentation used for physiological evaluation of patients, that signal when a threshold value is reached.SmokeDust: Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U.S.): An institute of the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION which is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions and for developing standards of safety and health. Research activities are carried out pertinent to these goals.AccidentsOff-Road Motor Vehicles: Motorized, recreational vehicles used on non-public roads. They include all-terrain vehicles, dirt-bikes, minibikes, motorbikes, trailbikes, and snowmobiles. Excludes MOTORCYCLES, which are considered public road vehicles.United StatesSpermidine Synthase: An enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of the propylamine moiety from 5'-deoxy-5'-S-(3-methylthiopropylamine)sulfonium adenosine to putrescine in the biosynthesis of spermidine. The enzyme has a molecular weight of approximately 73,000 kDa and is composed of two subunits of equal size.Amputation, Traumatic: Loss of a limb or other bodily appendage by accidental injury.Micronesia: The collective name for islands of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, including the Mariana, PALAU, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati Islands. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p761 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p350)OhioSchools: Educational institutions.Radioactive Fallout: The material that descends to the earth or water well beyond the site of a surface or subsurface nuclear explosion. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemical and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Nuclear Weapons: A weapon that derives its destructive force from nuclear fission and/or fusion.Cesium Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of cesium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Cs atoms with atomic weights of 123, 125-132, and 134-145 are radioactive cesium isotopes.Copyright: It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)Clothing: Fabric or other material used to cover the body.Attitude to Computers: The attitude and behavior associated with an individual using the computer.Authorship: The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.Intellectual Property: Property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyright, that results from creative effort. The Patent and Copyright Clause (Art. 1, Sec. 8, cl. 8) of the United States Constitution provides for promoting the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed, p1014)Access to Information: Individual's rights to obtain and use information collected or generated by others.

Reduction of laparoscopic-induced hypothermia, postoperative pain and recovery room length of stay by pre-conditioning gas with the Insuflow device: a prospective randomized controlled multi-center study. (1/637)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of Insuflow (Georgia BioMedical, Inc.) filter heater hydrator device in reducing the incidence, severity and extent of hypothermia, length of recovery room stay and postoperative pain at the time of laparoscopy. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled multi-center study. Patients underwent gynecologic procedures via laparoscopy; surgeons, anesthesiologists and recovery room personnel assessed the results. SETTING: Seven North American institutions. PATIENTS: Seventy-two women for safety evaluation and efficacy studies. INTERVENTIONS: Intraoperative pre-conditioning of laparoscopic gas with the Insuflow device (treatment) or standard raw gas (control) during laparoscopic surgery and postoperatively. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Incidence, severity and extent of hypothermia, postoperative pain perception and length of recovery room stay. RESULTS: The Insuflow group had significantly less intraoperative hypothermia, reduced length of recovery room stay and reduced postoperative pain. Pre-conditioning of laparoscopic gas by filtering heating and hydrating was well tolerated with no adverse effects. The safety profile of the Insuflow pre-conditioned gas showed significant benefits compared to currently used raw gas. CONCLUSIONS: Pre-conditioning laparoscopic gas by filtering heating and hydrating with the Insuflow device was significantly more effective than the currently used standard raw gas and was safe in reducing or eliminating laparoscopic-induced hypothermia, shortening recovery room length of stay and reducing postoperative pain.  (+info)

The US Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemptions (IDE) and clinical investigation of cardiovascular devices: information for the investigator. (2/637)

The conduct of a clinical investigation of a medical device to determine the safety and effectiveness of the device is covered by the investigational device exemptions (IDE) regulation. The purpose of IDE regulation is "to encourage, to the extent consistent with the protection of public health and safety and with ethical standards, the discovery and development of useful devices intended for human use, and to that end to maintain optimum freedom for scientific investigators in their pursuit of this purpose" (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act). Conducting a clinical investigation may require an approved IDE application. The US Food and Drug Administration encourages early interaction with the agency through the pre-IDE process during the development of a device or technology and during the preparation of an IDE application. This facilitates approval of the IDE application and progression into the clinical investigation. This paper reviews the terminology and applicability of the IDE regulation and the type of study that requires an IDE application to the Food and Drug Administration. The pre-IDE process and the development of an IDE application for a significant risk study of a cardiovascular device are discussed.  (+info)

Failure of many ophthalmologists to use lasers safely. (3/637)

In 1990, after the detection of impairment of colour discrimination in laser operators, the College of Ophthalmologists recommended safety guidelines for the use of lasers. We measured the effectiveness of these guidelines and their impact on ophthalmological practice in the United Kingdom. Previously, in ophthalmologists not following the guidelines, there was a deterioration in colour discrimination after a laser session. No such deterioration was found in 10 ophthalmologists tested who adhered to the guidelines, but their colour discrimination was significantly worse than that of controls. Replies to a questionnaire disclosed that one third of senior ophthalmologists were unaware of the practices recommended.  (+info)

Technology assessment of medical devices at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. (4/637)

We reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory process for medical devices and described the issues that arise in assessing device safety and effectiveness during the postmarket period. The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), an organization within the Food and Drug Administration, has the legal authority and responsibility for ensuring that medical devices marketed in the United States are both reasonably safe and effective for their intended use. This is an enormous challenge given the diversity of medical devices and the large number of different types of devices on the market. Many scientific and regulatory activities are necessary to ensure device safety and effectiveness, including technology assessment, albeit in a manner quite different from that of conventional technology assessment. The basic approach taken at the CDRH to ensure device safety and effectiveness is to develop an understanding of the way in which a medical device works and how it will perform in clinical situations.  (+info)

The effect of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device on human endometrial oestrogen and progesterone receptors after one year of use. (5/637)

Thirty-four women bearing a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device, 20 micrograms/day (LNG-IUD-20), for 12-15 months were recruited. Endometrial biopsies were collected during the late proliferative phase of the cycle (on cycle days 10-12) before (control) and after the use of the IUD for 12 months, and assayed for oestrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR). An immunohistochemical technique with the peroxidase-antiperoxidase detection system (PAP method) was employed. D75 and JZB39 were the primary antibodies for ER and PR respectively. The immunostaining semiquantitative analysis was performed with a computerized microscope image processor, and expressed as 'grey value'. Both endometrial ER and PR populations were significantly lower after insertion of the IUD (P < 0.01) than in control biopsies. The intensity of nuclear staining and the percentage of positively stained cells for ER and PR in women with LNG-IUD were each about 50% of those in control biopsies. The results suggested that LNG released locally from the IUD has a depressive action on the ER and PR, which may contribute to the contraceptive effectiveness of this type of IUD and also to the possible causes of LNG-IUD-induced irregular bleeding and amenorrhoea.  (+info)

Pacemaker lead extraction with the laser sheath: results of the pacing lead extraction with the excimer sheath (PLEXES) trial. (6/637)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of pacemaker lead extraction with the excimer sheath in comparison to nonlaser lead extraction. BACKGROUND: Fibrotic attachments that develop between chronically implanted pacemaker leads and to the venous, valvular and cardiac structures are the major obstacles to safe and consistent lead extraction. Locking stylets and telescoping sheaths produce a technically demanding but effective technique of mechanically disrupting the fibrosis. However, ultraviolet excimer laser light dissolves instead of tearing the tissue attachments. METHODS: A randomized trial of lead extraction was conducted in 301 patients with 465 chronically implanted pacemaker leads. The laser group patients had the leads removed with identical tools as the nonlaser group with the exception that the inner telescoping sheath was replaced with the 12-F excimer laser sheath. Success for both groups was defined as complete lead removal with the randomized therapy without complications. RESULTS: Complete lead removal rate was 94% in the laser group and 64% in the nonlaser group (p = 0.001). Failed nonlaser extraction was completed with the laser tools 88% of the time. The mean time to achieve a successful lead extraction was significantly reduced for patients randomized to the laser tools, 10.1 +/- 11.5 min compared with 12.9 +/- 19.2 min for patients randomized to nonlaser techniques (p < 0.04). Potentially life-threatening complications occurred in none of the nonlaser and three of the laser patients, including one death (p = NS). CONCLUSIONS: Laser-assisted pacemaker lead extraction has significant clinical advantages over extraction without laser tools and is associated with significant risks.  (+info)

Liability of laryngeal mask airway devices to thermal damage from KTP and Nd:YAG lasers. (7/637)

We have compared the liability of four laryngeal mask airway (LMA) devices (standard, flexible, intubating and reusable) and a tracheal tube to thermal damage from KTP and Nd:YAG lasers at two power densities used commonly in airway surgery: 570 W cm-2 and 1140 W cm-2. Eighty-five airway devices were tested: 24 standard LMA (silicone-based), 12 flexible LMA (silicone-based, metal wires), 24 disposable LMA (PVC-based), one intubating LMA (silicone and steel-based) and 24 PVC-based tracheal tubes. Comparisons were made during laser strike to eight different targets: the unmarked and marked part of the airway device tube; the unmarked part of the airway device tube after application of blood; the cuff filled with air or methylene blue dye; the unmarked flexible LMA tube on or between the metal wires; and the epiglottic elevator bar of the intubating LMA. The laser strike was continued for 30 s and each target was tested three times. Three different, but identical, impact sites were used for each target. There was no ignition of any airway device with either power density or laser type. The silicone-based LMA were generally more resistant to flaring and penetration than the PVC-based LMA and tracheal tube, but the intubating LMA tube flared more rapidly with the KTP laser, and the disposable LMA cuff was more resistant to penetration. Print markings, blood and the metal wires of the flexible LMA reduced the thermal resistance of the tube. Filling the cuff with methylene blue dye increased the thermal resistance of all airway devices. We conclude that the silicone-based LMA devices were more thermal resistant to KTP and Nd:YAG laser strike than PVC-based devices with the exception of the disposable LMA cuff and the intubating LMA tube.  (+info)

A preliminary study of patient comfort associated with customised mouthguards. (8/637)

OBJECTIVE: To compare patient perception of custom made mouthguards of ideal and less than ideal designs in terms of their comfort and "wearability". METHOD: A mouthguard of ideal design (A) and one incorporating common design faults of underextension and unadjusted occlusion (B) were provided for 22 active sportsmen and women. They were not informed of the details of the design or the status of the protector. Half the participants were asked to wear mouthguard A first and the other half wore B first, each worn for one hour on two consecutive nights. Questionnaires were used to evaluate and rate the comfort and wearability of each mouthguard. RESULTS: Eighteen people completed the study. The ideal appliance was rated as significantly more retentive and comfortable overall and specifically was more comfortable to lips, gums, and tongue. It was also recognised as being less bulky, less likely to keep the teeth apart, or to cause pain in the jaw muscles. CONCLUSIONS: Comfort is likely to be increased if mouthguards are extended labially to within 2 mm of the vestibular reflection, adjusted to allow even occlusal contact, rounded at the buccal peripheries, and tapered at the palatal edges.  (+info)

  • The course content has been designed for fresh and practicing engineers who are involved with the dam operations, surveillance and safety assurance works and dam portfolio managers responsible for setting up dam safety programmes. (damsafety.co)
  • FDA believes that special controls, when combined with the general controls, will be sufficient to provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of rTMS systems for the treatment of MDD in adult patients who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from one prior antidepressant medication at or above the minimal effective dose and duration in the current episode. (fda.gov)
  • World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, announces the Visi-Tac Vest, an improvement on the safety vests regularly used in construction. (prweb.com)
  • Employee Safety The following is a summary of accidents that occurred and were documented by OSHA and city management. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Also, OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.303(b)(2) requires that "approved" equipment be used in conformance with its approval. (osha.gov)
  • Electrical equipment which no NRTL accepts, certifies, lists, labels, or determines to be safe is acceptable to OSHA under the following if the equipment is inspected or tested by another Federal Agency, or by a State, municipal, or other local authority responsible for enforcing occupational safety provisions of the NEC and found in compliance with the provisions of the NEC as applied to Subpart S of 29 CFR 1910 standards. (osha.gov)
  • The next morning, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the incident, photographing and video-recording the operation of the transfer car. (shrm.org)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the most effective and influential law, which has been formulated and designed by the US Federation. (articlesfactory.com)
  • Lamprecht's construction experience includes working with multiple location companies and OSHA entities, which is ideal for Aspen Equipment with branches in Iowa and Nebraska. (liftandaccess.com)
  • The EHS Committee is chartered to identify and develop international environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines fulfilling the technical needs of the semiconductor, flat panel display and other related industries. (semi.org)
  • In the past, accident investigations focused on "operator error" and equipment malfunction as the cause of most accidents. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Chemical process safety focuses on preventing incidents and accidents during large scale manufacturing of chemicals and pharmaceuticals - in particular, the unintentional release of potentially dangerous materials and energy to the environment during a chemical reaction, or because of a runaway reaction . (mt.com)
  • The implementation of effective chemical process safety measures prevents incidents and accidents at pilot or manufacturing scale. (mt.com)
  • For these reasons, and owing to the occurrence of serious accidents, regulatory bodies and society at large have become more safety-conscious. (mt.com)
  • We have decreasing staff levels, disinvestment in safety, a lack of training, and accidents or near-misses -- indicators of catastrophe -- being ignored," said Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. (go.com)
  • Our range of high-quality safety clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) promotes compliance with H&S regulations by protecting the wearer against minor inconvenience, injury, sickness, and serious accidents. (staples.co.uk)
  • The National Safety Council ( http://www.nsc.org ) works to prevent injuries and accidents at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. (mmh.com)
  • Current intrinsic safety requirements (in NFPA 1801 , 1981 , and 1982 ) for various emergency responder electronics are inconsistent and lack a comprehensive technical basis, despite their side-by-side use in the same hazardous environments. (nfpa.org)
  • These requirements have evolved by applying fixed location intrinsic safety ESE-design approaches to portable equipment. (nfpa.org)
  • The intrinsic safety ESE design problem is twofold: (i) under-designed ESE may possibly provide an ignition source in combustible and flammable atmospheres, while (ii) over-designed ESE sacrifice other critical operational features (e.g., power supply optimization). (nfpa.org)
  • The goal of this project is to use a hazard analysis approach to provide a synergistic evaluation of intrinsic safety requirements across all emergency responder ESE and anticipated hazard environments, and ultimately supports scientifically-based recommendations for the optimum ESE intrinsic safety requirements. (nfpa.org)
  • What is Intrinsic safety and ATEX? (environmental-expert.com)
  • Intrinsic safety (IS) is a low energy signalling technique that ensures the safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy - both electrical and thermal - available for ignition. (environmental-expert.com)
  • International harmonisation of vehicle safety regulations has brought benefits to manufacturers, regulators and consumers. (tpg.com.au)
  • This approach also results in a dilemma for vehicle manufacturers who might be reluctant to invest research and development resources on safety innovations that are not needed to "pass" the safety regulations. (tpg.com.au)
  • 1.3 Methods of identifying products that comply with this consumer safety specification are given. (astm.org)
  • These illustrations are not intended to limit the variety or various combinations of equipment that are covered by this consumer safety specification. (astm.org)
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) operates a large diversity of equipment to verify nuclear materials, contributing to the confirmation of the states' compliance with their respective nonproliferation obligations. (environmental-expert.com)
  • All electrical equipment must be approved. (osha.gov)
  • All electrical equipment, except those kinds which no NRTL accepts, certifies, lists, labels, or otherwise determines to be safe, must be "approved", as that term is defined at 29 CFR 1910.399. (osha.gov)
  • The requirement mandating that electrical equipment be "approved" is set forth at 29 CFR 1910.303(a). (osha.gov)
  • Shanghai Qiton Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd. (alibaba.com)
  • Responding at the time to complaints, officials found the Fort Edward, New York, firm lacked basic safety and health protections to prevent fires, explosions and uncontrolled releases of chemicals, including formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. (ibtimes.com)
  • Chemical process safety uses a framework of different techniques, technologies, and models in which scientists investigate the chemical reaction, the properties of the solvents and chemicals used, and suitable process parameters. (mt.com)
  • Deadly chemicals and dismal safety records put millions at risk. (go.com)
  • While most workers are aware that PPE exists and should be utilized, it's critical to educate employees about the best practices for using protective equipment by establishing a PPE training program. (graybar.com)
  • It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. (astm.org)
  • Crown announced that eight of its facilities have received Lift Truck Operator Awards from the National Safety Council for outstanding safety practices. (mmh.com)
  • Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's leading forklift manufacturers, today announced that eight of its facilities have received Lift Truck Operator Awards from the National Safety Council for outstanding safety practices. (mmh.com)
  • At Crown Equipment, we take great pride in safety excellence both in our manufacturing facilities and processes, as well as working with our customers on best practices for forklift safety," said Brian Duffy, director of corporate environment and manufacturing safety, Crown Equipment. (mmh.com)
  • March 1, 2011 -- The nation's refineries are plagued by recurring equipment failures and sometimes-fatal fires, explosions and chemical releases that in many cases could have been prevented, an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has found. (go.com)
  • The concept is that a regulation should be developed that requires certain items safety equipment to be available at least as an option for every vehicle model. (tpg.com.au)
  • The trial court granted summary judgment, explaining that Pixley "failed to create a genuine issue of material fact that Pro-Pak had the 'specific intent ' to injure him" and "limiting the definition of 'equipment safety equipment ' to items designed to protect the ' operator. (shrm.org)
  • The new S27-0310 maintains a similar focus: the content sections are types of reports (e.g., complete equipment reports vs. subsystem reports, and interim, cumulative, and final reports) and the structure and contents of those reports. (semi.org)
  • Mobile persuasive technology for the teaching and learning in surgical safety: Content validation. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Manufactured by using UV/IR filters and LCDs, Servore Autolift welding helmet ensures safety of welders, and eliminates need to carry extra shield for grinding and chipping. (thomasnet.com)
  • Every employee should be informed when PPE is necessary, what kind of PPE is needed for the job, the limitations of the equipment and how to wear it correctly. (graybar.com)
  • The program uses employee observation, feedback and positive reinforcement, as well as management support, to focus on the behavioral aspects of safety. (mmh.com)
  • While employee safety is very important to everybody it must also be taught to the employees properly. (industrial101.com)
  • Mark the location of natural gas equipment for snow plow operators to avoid contact with meters, or outside gas risers, and to warn against piling snow around vents mounted on the outside of buildings. (nationalgridus.com)
  • Although it recognized that Hewitt v. L.E. Myers Co. , 134 Ohio St. 3d 199, (Nov. 20, 2012), defined "equipment safety guard" to mean "'a device designed to shield the operator from exposure to or injury by a dangerous aspect of the equipment, '" the appellate court determined that the definition should not be limited to protecting operators only. (shrm.org)
  • The supreme court considered two propositions of law: (1) whether the definition of equipment safety guard is limited to protecting operators, and (2) whether the deliberate removal of an equipment safety guard occurs only when there is evidence that the employer made a deliberate decision to lift, push aside, take off or otherwise eliminate the guard from the machine. (shrm.org)
  • The results show clearly that the introduction of new equipment with technological innovations does not automatically reduce the injury rate. (scirp.org)
  • Engineering groups focus on developing reliable equipment and processes that thrive under real-life conditions, which are often impossible to replicate in experiments. (ansys.com)
  • And a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows that the refining industry contests safety citations at a higher rate than other large industries, allowing companies to put off improvements and save money. (go.com)
  • Industries, which do not provide safety equipment to the workers, they are heavily fined by this agency. (articlesfactory.com)
  • You will see more and more industries are giving value to the health and security of the workers, by providing them with important safety equipment. (articlesfactory.com)
  • However, it should be known that details for safe operation vary widely and the equipment manuals should be read and followed appropriately. (uaex.edu)
  • The experts at Marshall Power Equipment give easy tips to follow to insure a safe lawn mowing season. (prweb.com)
  • The Electronic Safety Equipment (ESE) used by emergency responders is required to operate in hostile environments, and as a result it is generally required to be intrinsically safe for use in combustible and flammable atmospheres. (nfpa.org)
  • Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Custom made equipment which is designed, fabricated for, and intended for use by a particular customer does not have to be approved if it is determined to be safe for its intended use by its manufacturer. (osha.gov)
  • No matter how experienced you are with your equipment, it's key to practice safe driving habits on public roads. (amfam.com)
  • Shopping with us is absolutely safe - you never have to worry about credit card safety when shopping here. (cheaperthandirt.com)
  • Our current equipment just isn't safe enough for our line of work. (prweb.com)
  • Keep personnel safe and visitors protected with Global Industrial's Safety products. (globalindustrial.com)
  • A must-have for woodworking safety , the right eyewear helps make sure your eyes stay safe from wood shavings and other debris. (garrettwade.com)
  • While workers are given various types of safety equipment to wear, machine tools and process equipment must have built in safety equipment or attachments to make them safe. (industrial101.com)
  • Our customer service team guarantees that your measuring equipment will provide a long service life and precise results at all times. (jenoptik.com)
  • The results showed that the proposed X-ray equipment was able to generate 80mR X-ray power under the condition of 30 kW. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Results also showed 51.25% of transmittance at 3.5mmAL in the case of the wire, which is thicker than a common reference of 2.3mmAL and indicates that this new mobile equipment is possible to generate X-rays with relatively high permeability. (bioportfolio.com)
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  • Additionally, personnel that are working in chemical and gas-processing plants need to have proper breathing apparatuses and air pollution control equipment. (industrial101.com)
  • Air purity indicators, alarms, sirens and quick exits need to be in place to sound warnings and alert personnel to get to safety as quickly as possible. (industrial101.com)