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The people problem in an Industrial Internet of Things era, and how to fix it

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 | Permalink

May 12, 2016 PLASTEC East Norbert Sparrow Business Image courtesy CoolDesign/ freedigitalphotos.net. Whether you embrace it or dread it, there is no escaping the Internet of Things (IoT). It will be, if it is not already, part of your personal and professional life. As Jacob Morgan notes in “A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things,”…

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Samsung Launches Interactive Fan Engagement Programs for …

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 | Permalink

Samsung will supply a special app for people to upload their photos and participate in competitions which will be on Samsung's AFCON Faceboook page ( https ://apps.facebook.com/samsung_afcon/). “We are committed to Africa … Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices , semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 …

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Corporate Taxes, the Myths and Facts

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | Permalink

… From Taxes on Tangible Personal Property · A World without Income Taxes · Spain's Tax Take Tumbles as Companies Go Abroad · Carbon Taxes and the “Tax Interaction Effect” · ObamaCare's Tax Raid on Medical Devices …

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More than one-third of Louisianans lost power due to Hurricane Isaac

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 | Permalink

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Do We Have To Keep A Sharps Injury Log?

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 | Permalink

What if the safer device that I choose is on back order? Safety equipment must be available at all times. If for some reason an engineering control is not available (due to supply shortages, back orders, shipping delays, etc.), this must be documented in your Exposure Control Plan. You would then be responsible to implement the chosen control(s) as soon as it becomes available and adjust your exposure control plan to illustrate such. In the meantime, work practice controls must be used and, if occupational exposure still remains, personal protective equipment must also be used.

Do I have to keep a sharps injury log? Does it have to be confidential?

If, as an employer, you are required to maintain a log of occupational injuries and illnesses under 29 CFR 1904, you must also establish and maintain a sharps injury log for recording percutaneous injuries from contaminated sharps. The Sharps Log must contain, at a minimum, information about the injury, the type and brand of device involved in the injury (if known), the department or work area where the exposure occurred, and an explanation of how the incident occurred. The log must be recorded and maintained in such a manner so as to protect the confidentiality of the injured employee (e.g., removal of personal identifiers).

Does the revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard apply to medical or dental offices that have fewer than 10 employees?

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard applies to all employers with employees who have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), regardless of how many workers are employed. However, workplaces with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements and are also exempt from recording and maintaining a Sharps Injury Log. (See 29 CFR 1904 for applicability of recordkeeping requirements). All other applicable provisions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard still apply.

What new information do I need to include in my written Exposure Control Plan?

How often to I need to update it? In addition to what is already required by the 1991 standard, the revised standard requires the documentation of (1) annual consideration and implementation of appropriate engineering controls, and (2) solicitation of non-managerial healthcare workers in evaluating and choosing devices. The plan must be reviewed and updated at least annually.

Where can I get information about what is expected of me?

There are several resources available for employers and employees with regard to occupational exposures to blood and OPIM. First, of course, is the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). Also available are “CPL 2-2.69 (November 2001). Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, and many other related documents. You may access this information, as well as information from OSHA’s Consultation and State Plan State Offices, via OSHA’s website at http://www.osha.gov or by phone at 1-800-321-OSHA. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also have several documents related to the prevention of occupational exposure to blood and OPIM.

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