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Tour the Inside of Airbus’s Highly Anticipated Modular Planes

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Since December, Airbus has been teasing out the airplane of the future. Now we finally know what it could look like.

The Verge’s senior technology editor, Lauren Goode, toured Airbus labs to look at Transpose, the modular airplane concept that the company has been working on.

In Airbus’s vision of the future, swappable airplane “modules” could put coffee shops, fitness studios or day spas in the body of the aircraft — within 15 minutes.


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This is a fantastic solution to many problems airlines face, I have scooped this, because its so intriguing to hear how they intend to pass it through The FAA and safety regulations within the next couple of years. This could solve so many problems for people wanting to fly who have health issues or at risk of DVT. Usually turnarounds are about 30 mins. The fact they aim to do a turnaround in the same amount of time is impressive. Loading these compartments would mean they could be cleaned prior on the ground before being loaded. Leading to more jobs within the industry. And lightening the load of cabin crew members, who sometimes need to assist with the turn around.
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Step Back for Safety - All About Hazard Communication

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that more than 32 million workers are exposed to 650,000 hazardous chemical products in more than 3 million American workplace...

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Although bartending is known for its alcohol consumption. Bartenders have copious amounts of cleaning, to maintain constantly. Which means plenty of Chemical products, such as; bleach, dishwashing liquids, floor cleaners and detergents.

These can be lethal if they are inahled, eaten, drunk or absorbed through the skin. The agency of toxic substances and diseases, suggest to prevent any risks of contamination you can :
Be aware of the chemicals being used.
Wash Hands after use.
Read labelled warnings about chemicals being used.
Use of chemicals should be in a well ventilated area, to reduce the amount inhaled.
Follow proper disposal guidelines.
Wearing appropriate PPE if required.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that more than 32 million workers are exposed to 650,000 hazardous chemical products in more than 3 million American workplaces. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employers. The basic goal of a Hazard Communication Program is to be sure employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect themselves; this should help to reduce the incidence of chemical source illness and injuries. Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity). OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) is designed to ensure that information about these hazards and associated protective measures is disseminated to workers and employers.


Hazard Communication Program (HAZCOM) is designed to maintain a healthy work environment by increasing employee awareness about the hazards of the chemicals that they work with. A Hazard Communication Program is required by Cal/OSHA. A major component of the Hazard Communication program is Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). These sheets are a valuable source of information on physical properties and hazards of chemicals.

 

An effective HAZCOM program depends on the credibility of management’s involvement in the program; inclusion of employees in safety and health decisions; rigorous worksite analysis to identify hazards and potential hazards, including those which could result from a change in worksite conditions or practices; stringent prevention and control measures; and thorough training. It addresses hazards whether or not they are regulated by government standards.

 

PCS Consultants, Inc. offers this effective HAZCOM Training that will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive. This program will help managers and supervisors in ensuring compliance on their departments. This includes:


-Providing EH&S with a current inventory of all hazardous materials under their jurisdiction;

-Ensuring employee access to MSDSs (hard copies or electronic files) for all hazardous substances present in their work area, during all shifts;

-Providing training to employees on the hazards associated with chemicals to which they may potentially be exposed;

-Informing EH&S and other affected personnel when introducing a material into the workplace that presents a hazard to personnel outside of the department; and

-Ensuring that all containers of hazardous materials are properly labeled.

-And many more…

 

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Waitress/Bar tender

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This is Milly, she is works at a local club as a waitress and a bar tender. Her job involves serving people their food and drinks, general cleaning, handling of money and sometimes repetitive and heavy lifting. There are many different OHS standards that have to be abided by including safe handling of food, responsible serving of alcohol, maintain venue cleanliness and proper lifting techniques to avoid injuries. Milly has a lot of on job training and has completed her Responsible serving of alcohol certificate in both Queensland and New South wales. She has been working in the hospitality industry for around four years and has become very practiced in OHS standards.

 

Milly has been praised by her customers, co-workers and Bosses alike because she is very good at what she does and always completes her work in a professional and safe manner.


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As a bartender it is required for you to lift multiple heavy objects, such as kegs, or shifting stock. Sometimes possibly even lifting an inebriated person. Its important to assess the situation thoroughly.

Workplace Health and Safety (QLD), describe some simple  and effective steps. Which can be used as a preventative measure to reduce the chances of injury.
A main factor is assessing the situation. What hazards are likely? where am I going? and what might be in the way?  how heavy is the object? what can be done to reduce the impact on my body? For instance asking someone for help, or using machinery such as a forklift. Following the Hierarchy of controls stated by Workplace Health and Safety Act (2011). Is very important with the use of manual handling, as it covers most questions which should be answered before the job of lifting begins.
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Health and Safety Management for Shift Workers | OHS News

Health and Safety Management for Shift Workers | OHS News | Intro OHS | Scoop.it
#ShiftWork calls for appropriate #Fatigue #Risk #Management #OHS #safety #FRMS #workers

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Fatigue among shift workers has considerable risks related to OHS. It has been discovered that a person working shift work, is more likely to double their normal OHS risks. Due to the disruptions to  their sleep patterns, causing sleep deprivation. It can alter the way our body regulates our homeostasis of temperature, digestion and hormone levels. Leaving a shift workers open to many long term problems including, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, mental illness and insomnia.

It is important for both shift worker and management to work together to help alleviate any OHS risks which are likely to occur. The Workplace Health and Safety Act (2011) suggest management firstly need to:
1-identify hazards.
2-Assess risks that may result because of a hazard.
3- decide on control measures to prevent or minimise the risks.
4- monitor and review effectiveness and control measures.

Employers:
Don't allow overtime to shifts longer than 12 hours.
Limit the hours per week to a maximum of 55.
Ensure staff no that they are obliged to get sufficient sleep before a shift.
Make sure there is increased supervision on people performing high risk tasks.

Shift worker:
Must have a minimum of 12 hours between shifts.
Break every 2 hours for 5-10 minutes.
If necessary sleep before commuting home.
Eat healthy to minimise health risks associated with shift work.

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Michael Fletcher's curator insight, March 15, 2016 8:39 AM

Having performed shiftwork in FMCG environments, including night-shift and early starts, I have an awareness of the demands placed on presenteesim performing both medial and complex tasks. Consideration of additional risks associated with shift workers adds to the already complex array of safety management strategies. Workplaces and social expectations are changing, becoming more demanding bringing additional risk of harm working when the natural circadian rhythms of the body is saying 'sleep'.

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Bin Men & OHS

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Bin Men fly under the radar when it comes to thinking about workplace OHS. However their job is as dangerous as any other, possibly even more! Bin Men are subject to working with many different kinds of hazardous toxic materials, which they breathe in all day. This can lead to possible short term illness or long term depending on the toxicity of what they are breathing. They regularly need to jump out of their truck to manoeuvre bins. Making them susceptible to slips trips and falls, either on the ground or out of the truck. The truck is going to be at risk of traffic hazards as well as the need for refuelling, leaving the bin men to deal with flammable liquids or risk of explosions, dependent on what the truck is carrying. In the rear of the truck where garbage is loaded, the machinery used can crush anything. If a body was to somehow become trapped it could crush them and possibly lead to death. Something that does not come across as dier, is fatigue. Bin men work shift work and long hours, this puts them at risk of lack of concentration and possibly hyper sleep which can cause a traffic collision injuring themselves as well as others.
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Cable Ski Operator OHS problems.

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Although Cable ski seems like a fantastic place to work, it doesn't come without its problems.  On regular occasions staff are required to climb the framework to fix and adjust ropes in the carrier. This can happen numerous times. Staff are at risk of falling from heights,

or getting limbs stuck in the mechanics. All staff work on a wet slipper surface all day long, so slip trips and falls are likely to happen. whilst operating the ropes to riders, rope burns happen all the time. In the event a  rider is injured a rescue boat will be sent into water putting staff at risk of drowning if they fall in, or whilst attending to the injured rider. To operate the boat fuel is required to be topped up daily putting staff at risk of flammable substances. In the event a rider is seriously injured, first aid must be applied so they run the

risk of long term medical issues with the blood transfer, precautions must be taken.

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Importance of fatigue management

'Fatigue management' involves operators and their pilots taking steps to ensure that increasing levels of fatigue do not result in a risk to safety. On 3

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 This is a fantastic source of information of why its so vital that people are aware of what sleep deprivation can do to someone who is needing to do anything work related. Pilots and cabin crew are a good example, they are responsible for many life's in their hands. The example given is that if someone does not sleep for 14 hrs, they are over the 0.5 rating which we use for intoxicated drivers, I scooped this because it shows what the responsibility is for anyone in the community or within a role to understand that sleep deprivation is a problem plaguing our job force.
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James Sheffield's curator insight, September 9, 2016 4:45 AM
Braden mentioned that as an aeromedical pilot he's required to work in a 24/7 operation that is supported by a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS). By his account, his organisation has an informed culture that is supported by a management team which champions safety. An FRMS may look good in writing, meet any regulatory requirements and be spoken about openly and often, but unless individuals carryout the actions required to mitigate the effects of fatigue it has failed.

This short video by the regulator reminds us that fatigue, which impacts our cognitive effectiveness , is greatly influenced by the amount and quality of sleep and rest we have received prior to conducting work. Performance decreases and error rates are exacerbated by fatigue, which may have deadly consequences in a high tempo single pilot flying operation in normal, abnormal or adverse conditions. 

The benefits of managing restorative sleep to reduce the risk of fatigue extends beyond work. It also improves health and happiness, whilst decreasing the likelihood of disease and mental illnesses.  
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The Great Australian Adventure

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Photographic highlights from our adventure to Western Australia taking in Perth, Margaret River and the great Cape to Cape Hike.

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Australia is known for being the largest island in the world. With our population circulating around the coast line of Australia. There is land, a lot of land available within the inner parts of Australia. Being a fairly new country still, we are still growing to catch up and  to take advantage of our full potential. In the next 100 years Australia is yet to have more population growth and development, with all that undeveloped land sitting in the centre of the country. This will bring ample opportunity for more tourism to see our wondrous land.
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Cranfield University to host new £65m digital aviation centre

Cranfield University to host new £65m digital aviation centre | Intro OHS | Scoop.it

A consortium of industry, government and academic partners are building a new £65m digital aviation research facility at Cranfield University. 


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Aviation is a key to future developments in technology and it is a key aspect with our future within this world and possibly the exploration of others. I have scooped this article, because I think its fantastic that more aviation  facilities are being developed worldwide. It will propel us into the future and possibly make some new ground breaking engineering accomplishments. I believe that there should certainly be more funded facilities.
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Sexual Harassment Is Violence

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Sexual harassment is a type of discrimination based on sex. When someone is sexually harassed in the workplace, it can undermine their sense of personal dignity

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Bartenders are almost always dealing with some form of harassment.  Whether it be from other staff or managers, or members of the public. However its an often occurrence when dealing with intoxicated patrons. Bartenders are subjected to Verbal,  Physical and sometimes sexual assault.

This can lead to long term effects on staff, and almost always a decline in their mental health. All incidents of harassment need to be promptly dealt with by employers and managers. No matter how big or small! By law harassment may come under criminal law, depending on the incident.

The health and safety handbook suggest to help prevent harassment we:
Educate all workers about discrimination.
Encourage workers to respect others differences.
Respond immediately  to any evidence of inappropriate behaviour.
Train supervisors, managers and staff how to deal with any form of harassment.
Make sure all policies are up to date and maintained regularly.
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Are You Reducing the Risks?

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Slips, trips and falls cause numerous deaths and injuries in workplaces, schools and in homes. Slips are the result of too little friction or a lack of traction

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As a bartender. Workers are constantly subjected to working in a wet area, with surfaces regularly becoming wet. Due to spillage from a fast paced environment, making drinks.

Workplace Health and Safety QLD. Describe how slips trips and falls may lead to injury's such as; sprains or strains, Brocken bones, back injury from impact, burns if handling anything hot, or around any items that could be hot & cuts. All of these listed may be very likely outcomes whilst working behind a bar.

Some preventive steps which can be taken, according to Workplace Health and Safety (QLD) include:
Good housekeeping practice.
ensure surface have no damage such as; holes uneven surfaces or ridged carpet.
providing adequate storage, so nothing is left about.
Lighting also needs to be adequate, so staff can see any possible hazards.
Good shoes are required with non slip soles and appropriate tread patterns.

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Plastering & OHS

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Plastering has many different types of OHS risks. Regularly a plasterer will need to climb up step ladders or large ladders to get to a particular area, this puts them at risk falling off the ladder or the ladder falling itself. They are required to use sharp tools to assist with cutting plaster or power tools such as grinders, circular saws, reciprocating saws and impact drills. Any tools can lead to injury it could be minor for instance; A small cut to something major like loss of a limb and muscular and nerve damage, depending on the location of injury. Plasterers are required to wear PPE face masks, if they don't they run risk of breathing in plaster particles which could lead to respiratory issues in the long term. It can be quiet noisy which could affect there hearing long term also, as well as PPE needed for eyes. With dust flying around it can irritate the eyes, causing minor issues with sight. Among these OHS risks is the largest killer a plasterer can face, electrocution. Regularly they will plaster over wires if they nip one it can lead to a cardiac event, burns and possibly death depending on voltage.

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Bartending & OHS

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Bartending is a leading job within hospitality. Despite the fun positive vibe it gives out. A much more serious role in OHS takes place behind the scenes. Staff are regularly working on extremely wet surfaces from the amount of spillage from the bar, as well as smashed glasses and the regular use of knives when making cocktails. Leaving staff with a high risk of cuts and abrasions.  Working long hours and often shift work, concentration and fatigue can become a problem. Particularly over a long periods of time. Lifting heavy kegs and crates can risk injury especially if it is not being done correctly. these kind of injuries can lead to RSI (repetitive stress injuries) and musculoskeletal injury's as well as carpal tunnel. Every night staff are under a lot of stress and dealing with intoxicated patrons can sometimes lead to assault or sexual assault.
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OHS Issues pilots face!

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Some of the issues pilots deal with daily include; flammable liquids which are used during refuelling. They may also come across smoke and fumes, which can lead to long term respiratory problems. During pre flight checks the propeller  is required to be seen spinning  which can be quiet dangerous. Its quiet easy for pilots to get limbs caught in areas which need to be seen manoeuvring, which may lead to cuts, abrasions, broken bones or missing limbs. Whilst entering a cockpit, nearly every pilot will experience a head injury from climbing into a small cabin. Once operating the aircraft its possible for electrical shocks or burns if there is a faulty switch. One of the largest everyday health and safety problems is heat exhaustion, as some cockpits do not have air-con and fatigue from doing shift work. A major underlying issue is sunburn or long term eye damage from the sun ray.
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Tour the Inside of Airbus’s Highly Anticipated Modular Planes

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Since December, Airbus has been teasing out the airplane of the future. Now we finally know what it could look like.

The Verge’s senior technology editor, Lauren Goode, toured Airbus labs to look at Transpose, the modular airplane concept that the company has been working on.

In Airbus’s vision of the future, swappable airplane “modules” could put coffee shops, fitness studios or day spas in the body of the aircraft — within 15 minutes.


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Georgie-Jane Drohan's insight:
This is a fantastic solution to many problems airlines face, I have scooped this, because its so intriguing to hear how they intend to pass it through The FAA and safety regulations within the next couple of years. This could solve so many problems for people wanting to fly who have health issues or at risk of DVT. Usually turnarounds are about 30 mins. The fact they aim to do a turnaround in the same amount of time is impressive. Loading these compartments would mean they could be cleaned prior on the ground before being loaded. Leading to more jobs within the industry. And lightening the load of cabin crew members, who sometimes need to assist with the turn around.
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Cochin International Airport new T3: From solar power to world-class facilities, this Kerala airport is special

Cochin International Airport new T3: From solar power to world-class facilities, this Kerala airport is special | Intro OHS | Scoop.it
Cochin International Airport: India's infrastructure is definitely meeting world-standards and the latest terminal T3 at Cochin Airport is one such example. Opened in March 2017, Cochin International Airport's T3 is 1.5 lakh sq.m. structure. It is nearly 2.5 times bigger than the existing two terminals taken together, says CIAL, the operator of the airport. Cochin International Airport is famous for its drive to promote clean energy - it even has a car park with solar panels! We take a look at 10 interesting facts about Cochin International Terminal and its new T3:

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I have scooped this article. To show the progression of the aviation industry. With living in the technology age, A lot of our technology is improving along with new ideas to sustain a healthier earth. I would love to in 5 years be a part of this growing evolution and work to help Australia make some better choices in the industry in regards to improving complications or health issues in relation to our working environment. It takes one person to make a motion for major change. Our airports and aviation industry has the room to grow with the advanced technology coming out. I would love to be part of this.
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