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Construction Risk

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constructionrisk.com is a very important site that contains legal risk management analysis in construction law, contractor claims. this site lets you know the legal ramifications of accident and problems on a work site.

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2nd Construction Risk Management Summit | 20-21 April 2015 | Melbourne | VIC

2nd Construction Risk Management Summit | 20-21 April 2015 | Melbourne | VIC | OHS Paramedical science | Scoop.it
CRMS 2014 has been tailored for all stakeholders engaged in construction projects in the building and construction industry to keep up with the latest trends in construction risk management. 1-2 April Melbourne.
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a very interesting article on the construction risk management summit held earlier this year. explains how technology will improve risk management processes. an essential read for any person on a construction site

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Safety for Construction Workers - Safety and Risk Management

Safety for Construction Workers - Safety and Risk Management | OHS Paramedical science | Scoop.it
Safety for Construction Workers VIC Construction Site Safety Guide 2014/15 – Released The Victorian Government remains committed to the promotion of improved efficiency and productivity of all industries and continues to take steps to promote and enforce the implementation of workplace health and safety laws. There are many hazards associated with work on construction sites …

Via Dave Collins
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a great article on the use of saws and heavy cutting equipment and how to prevent unnesasary injury

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OHS and Trademen

OHS as a Tradesman

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being a tradie such a brick layer or general duties has risk factors involved. strains and sprains can happen at every turn on a work site, from lifting heavy objects to tripping or stumbling over equipment on the ground

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OHS and Firemen

OHS as a fireman

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being a fireman is a rewarding and sometimes risky job. working  with the intense heat associated with a fire can cause serious injury and is a major OHS concern. wether it be the fire itself or the temperature of the environment that has caused the fire.

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Weeknights- Ambulance Dispute

Penelope works as a reporter for Weeknights- a local half hourly news program airing Monday- Friday at 6pm on Southern Cross Ten. This story updates the ongo...
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a fair and just compliant from the paramedics in victoria. 1 hour response time just isn't good enough, the government should be doing what ever they can to fix these problems with pay rises to increase the amount of paramedics thus shortening the response time

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Firefighters & Paramedics staying healthy, fit and ready for duty

http://www.Facebook.com/FireFighterChris http://www.Shakeology.com/FireFighterChris Working out with fitness programs like INSANITY and P90X combined with th...
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A very good look at how emergency personel should stay fit and healthy for their strenuous jobs so they can preform at the best of their ability

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Paramedics vote for industrial action

Northern Territory paramedics working for St John Ambulance plan to take industrial action and are calling for a pay rise.
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Ajust claim, with what paramedics have to deal with and the demand for there always to be paramedics available losing 10% of paramedics a year from one place isn't good enough

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Paramedics will get power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis

Paramedics will get power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis | OHS Paramedical science | Scoop.it
PARAMEDICS will have the power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis.

Via Emma Petersen, Donna Vandermaat
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One of the many choices in the life of a paramedic in concerns to the severity of a patient and if it is worth the time spent taking them to hospital when a more serious case might just be minutes away. 

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Emma Petersen's curator insight, March 9, 2014 12:37 AM

I believe this is very important to change these laws so that paramedics can spend less time on those patients who merely need basic first aid and more time on patients who desperately need transport to a hospital bed without having to wait unnecessary hours in Accident and Emergency when they are more deserving of a bed than those occupying them. During my placement I have come across such patients who ring an ambulance at 3 am because they've been having cold symptoms for two weeks and haven't bothered to visit a doctor; these cases become more frustrating when there are cars in the driveway and family members quite capable to driving the person to the doctor. However it is the Paramedics duty of care to get them the necessary help from hospital even though they should have and were quite capable of seeing a doctor when the problem arose.

Donna Vandermaat's curator insight, July 1, 2014 8:49 PM

Will this really be the case,  will the paramedics have the support from higher management to actually implement this successfully?

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Extended Care Paramedics - Highlights Video November 2013

Extending the scope of paramedics in providing care.

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Great to see other benefits paramedics can give the community 

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Construction work

Construction work | OHS Paramedical science | Scoop.it
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another important and informative article on safety in the construction work place, with emphasis on falling, electricity. and an informative video on 'voids in house construction saftey'

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Codes of practice - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

A code of practice provides practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties about how to achieve the standards required under the Act, and about effective ways to identify and manage risks.
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a fantastic site for risk management procedures for any construction worker, with topics such as the removal of asbestos, how to manage hearing loss ect. 

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OHS and Builder

OHS as a builder

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builders may be exposed to asbestos in there job. asbestos is a major OHS concern. asbestos can cause serious long term affects on humans exposed to it.

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OHS and Paramedics

OHS as a paramedic

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being a paramedic has many OHS factors involved. hours and fatigue come to mind as there are certain situation that dictate you have to be on top of your game for hours at a time, with any mind lapse potentially causing harm to yourself and others

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OHS as a Policeman

police officer and OCHS

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being a police officer raises many OHS issues, stress at work would be a huge factor as you are constantly being put into different situation with the need to use fire arms and restraining people. stress in work also relates to paramedics pretty hevily

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Weather confines rescuers and patient to hut - Stuff.co.nz

Weather confines rescuers and patient to hut - Stuff.co.nz | OHS Paramedical science | Scoop.it
Weather confines rescuers and patient to hut Stuff.co.nz The 34-year-old was part of a group riding quad bikes through the Kapiti back-country when he crashed about 7pm on Saturday, suffering injuries to his back and chest, said Wellington Free...
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Behind the scenes: student paramedic training

We went behind the scenes with our newest student paramedic training course, which kicked off in Chelmsford, Essex, in May this year. The 16 students are hal...
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A great behind the scenes look, a comfortable and social way to learn about administering drugs for patients

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Paramedic attacked at crash site « Shropshire Star

Paramedic attacked at crash site « Shropshire Star | OHS Paramedical science | Scoop.it
A paramedic needed hospital treatment after she was assaulted while attending to a road crash victim.
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another case of what paramedics will do to help patients even ones that are disrespectful and abusive, great job paramedics!

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Recruits: Paramedics Series 1 Episode 6

City boy Evan starts his first shift in Richmond on the rural fringes of Sydney. He's worked in IT for the last 8 years but it's out on the road that he's fi...

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A great insight into the world of paramedics and the dangers and obstacles mentally and physically one has to overcome to help the people that need it most

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Donna Vandermaat's curator insight, July 6, 2014 5:59 PM

Our furture career as paramedics is very fullfilling, it has many dangers in regards to lifting and OHS concerns.  Cant wait to be on road again