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What Standard Governs Arc Flash Protective Rainwear?

ASTM F1891, Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear, establishes minimum performance specifications, test methods, and other suggested information – including a sizing guide and purchasing specification – for rainwear used to protect workers from… 536 more words


Court blocks restart of 2 Takahama reactors -- NHK World

” A district court has issued a fresh injunction to block the restart of 2 reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant in central Japan. It points out that clearing new regulations does not necessarily guarantee the safety of reactors. ”


Reactor Restarts / Decommissioning

Japan approves first reactor life extension since Fukushima disaster -- Reuters via The Business Times

”  Japan’s nuclear regulator on Monday approved an application from Kansai Electric Power Co to extend the life of two ageing reactors beyond 40 years, the first such approval under new safety requirements imposed since the Fukushima disaster. 303 more words


Electricity in Thailand

The masses of telephone and electricity wires in my village is appalling. And the sounds they make are shocking! An electrical buzzing is a constant hum in the village. 48 more words

Creating a generation of safe and healthy workers: an example of evidence based policy through the ILO

-ILO HQ, Geneva.

This blog post is part of a series of reflections upon decisions made, and discussions and sessions held at the ILO’s 326th Governing Body. 673 more words

Uber Drivers: Standard of Safety

The shooting in Kalamazoo, Michigan has Uber defending their safety procedures for hiring drivers.  The question is what is Uber’s standard of safety? The standard of safety for hiring differs depending on what country, state, province, or city you live in. 698 more words


Russia set to ban US corn, soybean imports


Russia’s agriculture watchdog said it is going to ban imports of corn and soy from the United States starting next week. AFP/Getty Images

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia’s agriculture watchdog said Wednesday that it is going to ban imports of corn and soy from the United States starting next week over “unsafe” and “infected” product.Russian officials held a phone conversation with their US counterparts Tuesday during which “expressing serious concern over continued shipments of grain product that is unsafe…” the Rosselkhoznadzor agency said in a statement. 163 more words