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Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy

USA Today Alison Young 17 August 2014

More than 1,100 laboratory incidents involving potential bioterror germs were reported to federal regulators during 2008 through 2012, reports show. 49 more words

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Sloppy practices by CDC scientist cited in lab mishap

USA Today Alison Young 15 August 2014

Sloppy lab practices by an experienced but overworked scientist rushing to get to a noon meeting is likely how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cross-contaminated a specimen of a benign bird flu virus with a dangerous strain that can kill people, according to an internal agency investigation released Friday.

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Faulty USB chargers recalled by Officeworks

The Sydney Morning Herald  August 5, 2014  Lucy Cormack

A line of USB chargers sold at Officeworks stores have been recalled after an incident in which the casing around a charger melted after overheating. 22 more words

Occupational Health & Safety

New report calls for strong, positive safety culture in academic chemical labs

(National Academy of Sciences 31 July 2014) Everyone involved in the academic chemical research enterprise — from researchers and principal investigators to university leadership — has an important role to play in establishing and promoting a strong, positive safety culture, says a new report from the National Research Council. 18 more words

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Control of Hazardous Energy: "Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important"

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo – Note: These Photos are the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent.

Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) 1,226 more words


The Latest Ontario Labour Initiative: Bill 18 Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 Reintroduced

The Ontario Government has re-introduced this Bill. It was carried after first reading on July 16, 2014. The Bill seeks to amend several pieces of legislation all with the alleged purpose of helping the economy. 680 more words