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Premature baby lived months in icebox

Premature baby lived months in icebox | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
An Indian family have saved the life of their premature baby by creating a makeshift incubator out of a polystyrene box.
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As a parent, how far are you willing to go for your children?

That was a big risk for this family.  I have to say if I was faced with that predicament I would do anything I had to, to better the chance of my child's survival.

 
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SES volunteer killed by fire truck

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A Queensland SES worker who assisted during the Theodore flood disaster has died after being run over by a fire truck he was helping to repair.
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It was my understanding that when a truck like a fire truck is out of commission that there should have been something on the steering wheel or on the drivers seat alerting others, preventing an accident like this happening.

I would have thought that in this type of work place, the area that the mechanic was working would have hi-visual markers showing his location and he would have a fire station employee escorting the mechanic.

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Crime Scene Resources and ForensicWear.com - Shirts, books, and supplies.

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Kyilie-Jean Foster's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:37 PM

For all your investigative needs....

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Injured paramedic makes big strides after head-on crash - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

Injured paramedic makes big strides after head-on crash - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews Injured paramedic makes big strides after head-on crash Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews An Allina paramedic who was nearly killed in a head-on collision between an ambulance and SUV last month has made significant...

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Caroline Kermode's insight:

I have just got involved with the SES and they stress the importance on not becoming a victim ourselves.  We are there to help and try and get there in a timely manner but our safety is the number one rule.

 

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Nick Holden's curator insight, February 27, 2014 8:39 AM

Quite a remarkable recovery after the amount of damage! Surprisingly common in the US, ambulance crashes. Happens occasionally in Aus, in 4 years at Queensland Fire, I know of 2 ambulance crashes in Townsville, and 2 fire truck crashes.

Vonny~'s comment, February 27, 2014 9:00 AM
Excellent ... great to see an annotation! :)
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Crime Scene Investigator Careers | Find CSI Schools

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Go to CQU Queensland Australia......

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Cold case murder: husband to stand trial

Cold case murder: husband to stand trial | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
The state coroner has recommended Alan Noel Leahy stand trial over the murder of his wife and her best friend more than two decades ago.
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A Cold Case in Cairns.  This is a well known case around our area. 

I do hope they can put the puzzle together to find closure for the family.

 

 

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Seconds from disaster new series 2013 Freeway Plane Crash Motorway Plane Crash S02E03 - YouTube

Seconds from Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates ...
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Just for interest, Yvonne introduced us to Seconds from disaster series in Real World Investigations in 2013.  I have watched this series and found it to be interesting.  I would recommend watching this series.

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Air France plane disappears from radar screens

Air France plane disappears from radar screens | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
Aircraft travelling from Brazil to Paris with 228 people on board has not arrived in French capital and has vanished from radar screens, authorities say
Caroline Kermode's insight:

In 2009, how does a Airbus A330 just disappear?  I remember watching this at the time and thinking with all our technology how could a plane just vanish.  When we as the public go onto a plane we put our trust into the systems that are in place.   What control do we have once we are on board?    

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How wearing a hard-hat can threaten wildlife - ABC Local

How wearing a hard-hat can threaten wildlife - ABC Local | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
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Environmental consultants are now often so hamstrung by extreme health and safety rules they can no longer conduct proper field surveys to detect threatened species.

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Caroline Kermode's insight:

Taylor, I agree sometimes OHS procedures are unpractical and more of a hindrance than help keeping us safe. I believe that any procedure needs to be simple, straight to the point and be able to explain to the people using the procedure why they need to follow.           

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Taylor Crawford's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:51 PM

This opinion piece is voiced by a concerned individual whose work practices are being hampered by an overabundance of OHS red tape. This issue interests me because this man is not condemning workplace health and safety, but merely pointing out how ineffective certain requirements are when they are too extreme, and the detrimental impact that has on conducting his work requirements. I think he makes a number of valid points, and in this instance it would appear that some of these measures that he is now required to take are impractical. The balance between satisfying the extreme OHS requirements and the ability to successfully achieve his intended outcome are becoming compromised, and whether or not he is actually any safer conducting these tasks under these particular regulations is debatable.

Caroline Kermode's comment, March 12, 2014 10:46 PM
Taylor, I agree sometimes OHS procedures are unpractical and more of a hindrance than help keeping us safe. I believe that any procedure needs to be simple, straight to the point and be able to explain to the people using the procedure why they need to follow.
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Australia flood death toll rises; rains cause more havoc

Australia flood death toll rises; rains cause more havoc | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
Floodwaters in Australia's Queensland state created havoc in at least 22 cities and towns throughout the region grappling with several weeks of devastating rains, officials said Monday. At least...
Caroline Kermode's insight:

I enjoy four wheel driving socially and have driven through many creeks for fun.  Although I do have to ask the question what was this police officer thinking.  He has placed himself in the same situation as the tourist. 

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Hazards and a Crime Scene

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An area that deserves more adequate attention through basic skills training workshops and publications is the hazards and safety issues responding to a crime scene.

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Kyilie-Jean Foster's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:25 PM

My start of understanding the depth and breadth of OHS and its relationship to you and your professional aspirations.

Vonny~'s comment, February 27, 2014 6:36 PM
Great Kyilie-Jean .. love that you are annotating the entry!!! :)
Kyilie-Jean Foster's curator insight, May 10, 2014 5:18 AM

 

                     

1.    Interview with a Scenes of Crime Officer.

 

How long have you been in your profession? over 30 yearsWhat fields do you specialise in? Scene of crime unit BundabergExplain some situations you encounter regarding occupational safety, when entering a crime scene? One thing is the safety or your team and another as a fingerprint specialist is blood transmitted diseases.How would you describe your personal safety as an investigator? My personal safety is very adequate and required in a manner that is reasonable responsible to my work environment.What type of hazards are you exposed to as a SOCO? Environment hazards have particular hazards as the work area is not necessary in the office type of work, so I have ground and terrain hazards. The police take any equipment necessary to maintain  their safety.What type of controls do you have in place for these hazards? A risk assessment is done of the secured scene.Do you think you work environment needs improvement in relating to OHS laws? I could comment on that but I feel the right answer is there is always going to be improvement in OHS as new laws and new regulation are introduced.

 

 Kyilie-jean foster's insight:

I beleive that is alot to consider being a scenes of crime investigator. The constant control of protecting yourself from antibodes and bactiera would be scary. One would hope the doctors have medical vacination's and bioitic's sufficient enough to minimise infections.

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Home - State Emergency Service

Home - State Emergency Service | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
Caroline Kermode's insight:

After starting my Bachelor I started to think of different things I wanted to do.  With the support of my husband I have now started training with the SES.  I have already met a great bunch of people and really enjoying what we are learning. 

A big part of the training is on our safety and not becoming a causality ourselves, we can't help people if we become the victims. 

We have done first aid, knots (that we use for working at heights), radio communication and a mock search and rescue.

 

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▶ 10 Disturbing Unsolved Crimes - YouTube

10 Disturbing Unsolved Crimes Not all crimes see justice, even when they really should, read on for 10 disturbing unsolved crimes. Music = Backward Reality b...
Caroline Kermode's insight:

Wow, Ok now I am going to look up on more info on all those cases.  I remember Madeleine McCann, mostly because at the time she had similar features to my daughter who is the same age.  I can only imagine what the family is going through and I do hope she is alive and being treated well, even if she is not with her family.  In hope that one day she will be reignited with her family.

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Car-wash worker killed by SUV in ‘freak accident’

Car-wash worker killed by SUV in ‘freak accident’ | Accidents Forensics - OHS | Scoop.it
A Brooklyn car-wash worker was killed in a freak accident Sunday after the SUV he was driving suddenly accelerated, was struck by another vehicle and then ran over him as…
Caroline Kermode's insight:

Freak accidents? I don't like the wording freak accident, there is always an answer to these incidents.  It may be not of the norm but always a chain of events that lead to the accident.

The Car wash worker, did he have a seat belt on?  So many questions into what procedures in this work environment.

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Car Crash Compilation HD #42 | Russian Dash Cam Accidents NEW DECEMBER 2013

New Russian car crashes compilations DECEMBER 2013 in HD quality #42 | Cвежая подборка аварии и дтп декабрь 2013 #42 This video is for educational purposes o...
Caroline Kermode's insight:

Contextual Lens from a Dash Cam....These are terrifying!

Some of the condition that these drivers are driving in and the speeds that they are going, WOW!!!!

 

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