Construction’s most common medical conditions: What to do

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Construction’s most common medical conditions: What to do

From 2014 to 2017, some 80,000 construction workers reported suffering from a medical condition caused or made worse by their work. Lucy Alderson looks at the most common problems – and best practice for tackling them. Between 2014 and 2017, 3.5 per cent of the industry’s workforce suffered from a medical condition they believe was caused or made worse by their work, according to the […]

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Safety Barrier management in the Oil & Gas sectors

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Safety Barrier management in the Oil & Gas sectors

Improving productivity without jeopardising safety means Oil & Gas companies need much better control over uncertainty. To prevent accidents in the Oil & Gas and other industries, leaders need an accurate picture of their current and emerging risks, and their relative importance, to be able to deploy their resources effectively against them. Various paradigms have […]

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OSHA To Award $10.5M In Workplace Safety Training Grants

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OSHA To Award $10.5M In Workplace Safety Training Grants

The Susan Harwood Training Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and will fund workplace safety and health hazard training and education. On August 3, OSHA will publish announcements for Susan Harwood Training Grants funding opportunities for Targeted Topic Training Grants, Training and Educational Materials Development Grants, and Capacity Building Grants in the Federal Register. A total of $10.5 […]

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Nuclear experts voice safety concerns over pebble-bed reactors

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Nuclear experts voice safety concerns over pebble-bed reactors

German and US nuclear safety specialists say that the solid-fuel, high-temperature pebble-bed nuclear reactor soon to become operational in China may need additional features and an extended start-up phase. The HTR-PM is a small modular nuclear reactor being developed in China. It is a high-temperature gas-cooled (HTGR) pebble-bed generation IV reactor partly based on the […]

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The No-Tech Safety Solution For Driverless Cars: People

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The No-Tech Safety Solution For Driverless Cars: People

Humans have always played an important role in the safety of the nation’s roads and they will continue to for many years, even during the transition to fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). States, too, can do their part to prepare as driverless car technology is developed and deployed. Those are the highlights of a new report that encourages […]

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Smart tech takes on the liquid-steel manufacturing challenge

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Smart tech takes on the liquid-steel manufacturing challenge

Steel-making is a science but still relies on experienced human operators at key stages of production. But what if “smart” technology replaced manual tasks with digital sensors that consistently update information and reveal insights impossible to detect with the trained eye – or brain? Answering the “what if” question is a top priority for Canadian […]

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U.S. lagging behind in race for tech supremacy

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U.S. lagging behind in race for tech supremacy

There’s a worldwide race for tech dominance, a race that ranges from nanotechnology to quantum computing. China has an explicit policy to be the world’s leader in artificial intelligence, while Israel spends more of its GDP on research and development than any other country. Where does the United States fit into all this? According to […]

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