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    Dangers of Radiation. Soldiers have been put in danger throughout recent history due to negligence with nuclear material and weapons testing. Either through having soldiers being at the actual test sites when the bombs were detonated or having them complete military exercises afterwards or getting the site ready for the next weapons test. Having soldiers move around radioactive material, living on bases nearby radioactive material, getting unknowingly bombarded by radiation to see its effects on the human body. How governments cover up the effects, the correlation between the weapons testing and veterans succumbing to sickness and disease after their service. And how some nations are trying to right their wrongs. In the years that make up the Cold War roughly 1947 through 1991, between the nation 's on either side of the Iron Curtain there had been a combined 2,111 nuclear weapons tests conducted on this earth. Many American, Soviet, Canadian, British Commonwealth along with other Nato and Warsaw troops were exposed to the harmful effects of nuclear radiation. In Operation Plumbbob which took place in the famous Nevada test sites [6], the radiation given out by all three tests equaled around 58,300 kilo curies of radioiodine, which is way above any allowable or survivable limit. One test had civilians and soldiers stand on ground zero below the airborne detonation to prove that the weapons could be used over cities without “ill” effects. The tests in that single operation…

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    Laboratory Safety Culture

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    The Chemical Safety Board (CSB), who responds to only the most serious chemical related accidents, has reported 120 laboratory accidents resulting in 87 evacuations, 96 serious injuries and three deaths since 2001 (Mulcahy, Young, Gibson, Hildreth, Ashbrook, Izzo & Backus, 2012). Every year thousands of students and faculty working in research laboratories experience the pain and suffering of minor accidents, injuries and illnesses. Hundreds suffer serious injuries and on average one researcher…

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    When filling out a accident form a member of staff has to write down the child’s or young person’s full name, the date, time and where the injury occurred and what injury the has. This is then followed by what treatment was used for the child or young person for example cold compress and comfort, and the name of staff that dealt with the accident and witnesses of other staff who saw the accident. The form has to be signed off by whoever is collecting the child at the end of the session. All…

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    1.The owners of Thomas Aluminum were prosecuted and fined for the incident because it is their responsibility as being the owners to keep their workers working in a safe place and also the responsibility to give appropriate compensation when the workers got injured at work. Employer must take all practicable steps to make sure that employees are safe while at work. Grant and Peter worked safely by following the safety rules for the use of the forklift and other handling techniques but they were…

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    Texting While Driving

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    of 80% of all crashes and 65% near crashes.in fact, a study conducted for NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) by the Virginia tech transportation institution in 2003 and 2004.the study tracked 241 drivers of 100 vehicles in North Virginia and metropolitan Washington, DC, recording driver behavior with the use of video and such devices as speed and radar sensors to monitor drivers in a natural setting. Doing this research has shown that there are able to link to particular…

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    Train Derailment

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    The most important factor that caused the derailment of the train is, when Lac-Megantic was testing its mandatory hand brakes test, the hand brakes and air brakes were left together, so during the test, the freight train were held by the hand brakes and air brakes, which gave the impression that the train was held only by the hand brakes, so the engineer and the rail traffic controller thought that the train was secure. Before the accident, the locomotive was reviewed by MMA’s repair shop eight…

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    In today’s society, a cell phone owner can be found at almost any given time with a phone in their hands. This may seem harmless but behind the steering wheel of a vehicle, it is deadly. In 2011, twenty-three percent of vehicular accidents involved the use of a cell phone (“Texting and Driving Statistics”). Texting and driving is unsafe and wrong. It violates the driver’s responsibilities on the road, impacts more than just one person, and it has endless effects. When a driver receives his or…

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    When it comes to our children we always want the best for them. That means the safest toys, the safest schools, the safest daycares. All these things come in the form or the safest physical things and places in the lives of our children, but what about the one thing many people don’t really take into account? What about our children and our vehicles. This has been a never ending fight. Safety experts, advocates and now federal and state governments are getting involved to help people better…

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    Large Truckers

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    Every day, people in Pittsburgh, and throughout Pennsylvania, share the streets and highways with tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, collisions commonly occur involving large trucks and other vehicles. In fact, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that there were more than 6,500 heavy truck crashes in 2014 alone. Often, such wrecks result in serious injuries, or death, for the drivers and passengers of the other vehicles. Not all truck accidents are…

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    Eye Injury Prevention Month Facts and Tips According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, it is estimated that up to 90% of eye injuries could have been prevented if protective eyewear was worn! There are over 2 million eye injuries in the United States annually, and while some of these are from unavoidable injuries such as a car accident or a fall, many of these injuries occur due to not wearing the proper protective eyewear. Protecting your eyes from injury is the most basic prevention…

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