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ATSB report: Vigilance is vital for safety aboard ships

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While at anchor, Qian Chi's number two oil-fired thermal oil heater exploded, seriously injuring three crew members and severely damaging the thermal oil heater and surrounding equipment and fittings.
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Creating designs 'fit' for people @ CQUniversity, Australia

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I hope you enjoy and gain value from this curated topic which includes 'scoops' from official reports, articles, blogs, video and photo galleries.  The posts have been selected through the lens of an active researcher and educator in safety science and human factors design (you can learn more about how that perspective is informed at http://content.cqu.edu.au/FCWViewer/staff.do?site=1829&sid=TOFTY).

 

Watch this space for updates on our Bachelor of Accident Forensics, Masters in Accident Investigation, Human Factors and OHS education and research programs at CQUniversity; food for thought more generally about the relationship between accidents, design and human error; and other interesting human factors and safety science tidbits!  You can follow this topic here in Scoop.it! or @MsMischiefmaker (twitter) or subscribe to the RSS feed for regularly updated posts at http://lnkd.in/R7vGS6.

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Air Crash Investigation S13E10 - Qantas 32 Titanic In The Sky - YouTube

Air Crash Investigation : Qantas 32 Titanic In The Sky Original air date : 17 February 2014 On 4 November 2010 Qantas flight QF32, an Airbus A380 outbound fr...
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Interesting Case ... Thanks for the Scoop Lachlan! :)

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Lachlan James's comment, March 9, 9:24 PM
No worries at all! :)
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Making EMS Safer

A new degree program aims to teach paramedics how to effectively mitigate the risks of the job
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Another great program we have developed here at CQUni, tailored to making our world a safer place!!!

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Emma Humphries's curator insight, March 9, 7:32 AM

There is much more to being a paramedic than just transporting patients - knowledge on self care is now more important than ever. 

Nick Holden's curator insight, June 3, 9:01 PM

Brian Maguire, Professor at CQU, hugely successful in the US in promoting safety in EMS, and researching the work lives of paramedics. is wealth of knowledge astounds me!

 

 

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Official: No quick fix for West Virginia water woes

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The level of chemical in West Virginians' water dropped Friday, but not enough for authorities to lift a warning to avoid drinking, cooking or bathing with it.
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Duck tour passengers 'should wear life jackets' - BBC News

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Duck tour passengers 'should wear life jackets'

A Marine Accident Investigation Branch report into the two incidents blamed both accidents on problems with the buoyancy foam.

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Webinar Explains How Tank Weigh Modules Are Safe by Design

Webinar Explains How Tank Weigh Modules Are Safe by Design
ThomasNet News (press release)
Environmental incidents, such as earthquakes, lightning and thunderstorms, can severely damage a tank system.
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Russian pilots sentenced to prison over fatal accident

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The An-24 crashed into trees on approach to Igarka (photo: MAK)
A Russian court sentenced a former airline pilot to 4 ½ years in prison for his role in the accident of  an Antonov 24 passenger plane that killed 12 people in 2010.
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Furloughing FAA Inspectors And NTSB Investigators May Violate International Aviation Treaty

FAA’s furlough of 3,000 aviation safety inspectors and NTSB’s furlough of its accident investigators may put the United States in default of its treaty obligations under the Chicago Convention and the obligations of member states of...
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How One Transportation Business Survived Hurricane Sandy

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How One Transportation Business Survived Hurricane Sandy
Science Daily (press release)
They reported the results of the study on Oct. 3, at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in San Diego.
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High volume spurs health exchange system crash

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High volume spurs health exchange system crash ... A high number of visitors to the new federal health insurance exchange site Wednesday caused the system to crash or cause prospective insurance customers to endure long waits.

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Small drone crash lands in Manhattan

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Small drone crash lands in Manhattan -- A small helicopter drone flying high above buildings on the East side of Manhattan crash landed just feet away from a businessman during the Monday evening...

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Artist Creates Fake Design Studio to Mock Designers Who Value Style over Substance

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What is design to you? Is it a way to communicate ideas? Is design a way to emulate modern trends and lifestyles? Does design help improve user experience?
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Progress on Academic Lab Safety

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Progress on Academic Lab Safety ScienceCareers.org A university policy document says that rules requiring safety training for everyone working in the system's labs and scientific stockrooms now apply "to workers regardless of their title; e.g.,...
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Malaysia plane carrying 239 people missing

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Malaysian Airlines has lost contact with a plane flying to Beijing which was carrying 239 people.
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Lachlan James's curator insight, March 9, 9:13 PM

It's a sad day that an aeroplane is lost; particularly one that is carrying so many people. Having travelled on a Boeing 777 very similar to this (with Emirates Airline in 2012), it sort of hits home when an aircraft like this is involved in a significant incident.

 

It is extremely uncommon to simply lose an aircraft – I believe the last time this happened was Air France 447, which disappeared over the Atlantic. This was due to pilot error, but the cause of MH370's disappearance remains a mystery, with terrorism not being ruled out.

 

Perhaps there was nothing that could be done to stop this incident occurring. However, from an OH&S point of view, flying remains one of the safest – if not, the safest – form of mass transport out there. At any given moment, 300,000 people are airborne (not through use of trampolines!).

 

I hope the cause is discovered quickly to bring closure to the families involved in this accident, and so that future disasters like this do not occur.

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Truck rollover prevention program - YouTube

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Thanks for you suggesting the site Jenni :)

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A Degree in Accident Forensics?

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Have you ever wanted a job that looked a little like Air Crash Investigations meets CSI meets MythBusters? Then you might be interested in a Bachelor of Accident Forensics, the world’s first and only degree of its kind.
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Helicopter crash: Early investigations inconclusive - Police Oracle

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Police Oracle Helicopter crash: Early investigations inconclusive Police Oracle Pilots with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) are continuing to operate under tighter safety provisions as early findings into a tragic helicopter crash proved...
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CQUniversity Australia launches forensic crash lab on Bundaberg Campus

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Soooo exciting! Our crash lab is ready for business! :)

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Wiltshire firm fined after child trapped by electric gates at Bournemouth school

A Wiltshire company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate safety devices on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Bournemouth.
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The Secret to Redesigning Healthcare: Think Big and Small

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A little empathy goes a long way in an overcrowded emergency room. You don’t have to be a medical professional to know that affordable healthcare in America is complicated business.
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NTSB issues report of Southwest Airlines fuselage tear incident

The National Transportation Safety Board issued its report of the 2011 in-flight fuselage rip in a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300. The flight made an emergency descent and landing at Yuma (AZ). In other stuff: CSeries ...
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Government Shutdown Hits Business Aviation Hard

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During day two of the U.S. government shutdown, 15,000 FAA employees were still off the job on furlough and the business aviation community appears to have found the early impact of the closure to be greater than anticipated with disruption to...
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Government shutdown stops investigation of deadly Santa Monica plane crash

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Government shutdown stops investigation of deadly Santa Monica plane crash
Politico
Not all transportation accidents are created equal when the government shuts down.
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3D Systems Cube 3D Printer Receives Japan's Prestigious Good Design Award

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3D Systems Cube 3D Printer Receives Japan's Prestigious Good Design Award ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
The Cube is the first 3D printer designed and certified safe for home use and use by children.
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Nike's 5 Lessons On Innovation By Design

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How Nike thinks about design helps the company find new ways of success before the old ways fail. Here are five takeaways that can be translated to...
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BALPA | HALF OF PILOTS HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP WHILE FLYING

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Poll shows that more than half of British pilots admit to having fallen asleep on the flight deck
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Lynne Thompson's comment, May 17, 7:37 AM
I have fallen asleep at work before whilst printing negatives... not quiet the same I imagine !!!