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2014-08-01 08:24:09

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the global supply chain grows, the reliance on outsourcing safety functions (combined with an increased reliance on technological capabilities for surveillance, monitoring, storage and data analysis) may be stymieing innovations that could be generated if employees were seen as partners in the process. That is the conclusion author Sidney Dekker draws in his article, "Employees a Problem to Control or Solution to...

2014-07-30 23:11:26

With the increased summer heat, Succeed adds the Heat Stress Prevention training course to help keep workers safe and avoid heat-related illness. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Heat stress is a medical condition that occurs when the body’s normal temperature balance cannot be maintained because it can no longer cool itself. There are numerous fatalities every year from occupational heat exposure, both indoors and outdoors. According to OSHA, in 2012, 31 people died from...

2014-07-29 12:34:46

OTTAWA, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced the appointment of Ms. Kimberley Henney as Governor representing Yukon on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). For the past 14 years, Ms. Henney has worked in several roles in a health and safety capacity under the Government of Yukon. She has provided leadership in corporate health, safety...

2014-07-23 23:20:22

New Resource Assists Occupational Health and Safety Professionals Manage Impact of Chemicals on Employees and Public Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Expert Publishing (ExPub), a division of EBSCO Information Services, announces the launch of PoisonEXPERT™, a resource designed to assist occupational health and safety professionals employed by organizations that use or manufacture large quantities of chemicals and need to manage the impact of chemicals on their employees and the...

2014-07-23 23:11:19

Advanced Chemical announces it recently received the OHSAS (Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services) certification. The OHSAS 18001 certification is a process that uses the OHS system to control occupational health and safety risks in such areas as planning and hazard identification, risk assessments/risk control, communication, training, and operational monitoring. Warwick, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Advanced Chemical is proud to announce its recently granted OHSAS...

2014-07-23 08:39:09

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the number of workplace accident rates is on the decline in the U.S., a number of high-profile and serious accidents in recent years has led to new safety processes. To create a healthier and safer workplace, UL, a global safety science leader, believes that organizations must establish a culture in which employees actively identify indicators of unsafe conditions, both through formal and informal processes before a crisis hits. In doing...

2014-07-11 12:22:28

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retiring equipment in the chemical processing industry may pose more danger than meets the eye as residual hazardous chemicals, live electrical connections or connections to in-service process machinery complicates how to safely remove these items from a plant, according to the July issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer's monthly journal, Professional Safety. "In the worst cases, the equipment has essentially been...

2014-07-01 08:34:40

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's quite worrying that in some organisations, the only way employees get any health and safety education is from a dog-eared poster in a corridor. In this era of digital and mobile, where company newsletters can be delivered in seconds and staff work on projects across multiple sites, such digital convenience should be applied to health and safety. After all, huge fines, significant punishments and negative publicity are the...

2014-06-30 23:19:42

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Annual Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers Aims to Raise Awareness about the Dangers of Working in Hot Weather Dublin, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has announced the launch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's annual Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. Industries such as agriculture, construction, landscaping and...

2014-06-28 23:03:09

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and Vubiz, an e-learning solutions company, recently celebrated a ten year milestone of collaboration, providing credible and accessible online health and safety training to working Canadians. Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and Vubiz, an e-learning solutions company, recently celebrated a ten year milestone of collaboration, providing...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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