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Electrician In Melbourne: Safety Is A Top Priority For Any Valued Electrician In Melbourne On Our Team

Electrician In Melbourne: Safety Is A Top Priority For Any Valued Electrician In Melbourne On Our Team | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
Whether we are performing a gas fit out, rewiring a building or simply installing a light, we always take extra precaution to ensure the safety of both ourselves and those around us.

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I commend Melbourne for taking the initiative and taking extra precaution with their electrical standards. I myself have been faced with the loss of a friend due to a incorrect insulation fitting that really devastated a lot of lives. Safety is of up most importance when it comes to electricity. I believe electricians should be reminded just how dangerous their job is and should appreciate the safety standards that Australia now implements. 

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Electrician Health and Safety Hazards

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Health and safety hazards for electricians

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This is a wonderful guide on health and safety hazards that electricians are faced with. It's a list detailing the various health and safety hazards that electricians may not realise that they could encounter such as exposure to toxic molds, fungi, and bacteria. Very useful read for new or existing electricians! 

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Electrician's Insulated Tools - YouTube

Klein Tools Electrician's Insulated Tools are 1000V rated and VDE certified for safety on the job. The multi-color, sleek design with small thumbguards make ...

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My good friend Kyle has let me know how vital it is that the tool he is using is sufficiently insulated and safe before using. These Klein Insulated tools go through many tests and trials to confirm the durability and reliability of their products. These tools in particular can help prevent shocks and power outages due to incorrect electrical handling. 

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Insulated tool provides a physical barrier between a potentially deadly electrical current and a worker. Though, not all tools manufactured for electricians would necessarily be made equal in their quality. The designers of these tools have placed much emphasis in the design process to produce a product with even greater preventative design factors to manage the risk of working with electricity.

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Electric in the Air! What are the Dangers?

Electric in the Air! What are the Dangers? | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
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This is my fun, positive and electric friend Kyle Pattel whose favourite ice cream flavor is shock-o-lot! He recently moved to Yeppoon however is located out at the Blackwater BMA mines for most of the year. He is an electrician and has some shocking (no pun intended) stories to share about his career! 

 

Kyle, as any vibrant young electrician must do, started his career in an electrical trade and on commencement of his trade landed a job in the BMA mines where he has had some sparks and highlights of his career while also experiencing some reVOLTLing things as well. In the many years Kyle has been on the job he has told me that he has been electrocuted, been exposed to harsh chemicals, coal dust, almost run over my machinery and he has been warned that if he does not do his job correctly it could potentially lead in death. The mines have specific safety standards that they enforce their workers to demonstrate however in Kyles field, if a piece of machinery breaks down the company MUST get him to repair the machine to minimise downtime which saves the company hundreds of thousands of dollars each hour. Therefore, this puts a lot of pressure on Kyle to get the machine back up and running quicker then the speed of lightning! This could lead to many injuries and OHS risks that might be overseen my his supervisors such as not wearing all protective gear i.e face masks. Because it is such big machinery that Kyle works with they typically hold more power so if the power if not completely turn off or on a safety setting this could lead to electrical shocks which can be painful and also extremely dangerous to a healthy heart. Kyle loves his job as a 'current specialist' and doesn't plan to leave any time soon. 

 

 

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The safety of Sunday Afternoon bike rides

The safety of Sunday Afternoon bike rides | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
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Introducing a good friend of mine, Lucy Gray! Lucy works at Ergon Energy and loves to put energy into everything she does, including, (but not limited too), bike riding. Lucy and I bonded over building her very own white cruiser bicycle and she enjoys riding it most days of the week after work. Lucy, being the energetic wiz she is, also enjoys staying up to date with all her friends and family via social media and listening to her favourite Miley Cyrus song as she rides. Now doing all this while riding a bike can potentially lead to disaster to either Lucy or an innocent pedestrian. 

Lucy sometimes has a world of her own and has mentioned that she occasionally gets too into a song and blocks out the environment around her when she is mid-ride. She has had experiences where she has almost fell off the track as she was changing song. This may not be a OHS risk to all, however, in this generation more and more (if not everyone) takes their music and headphones with them to exercise at least once in their life. So this is becoming a threat to cause accidents. Lucy hasn't hit anyone yet however she did say she's come close! Another leading danger in bike riding is riding on/ close to the road. In Yeppoon, the footpath is sometimes too small for both bike riders and pedestrians. Therefore, bike riders are forced to ride on the side of the road. The road is a dangerous place for everyone including cars, buses and trucks, so throwing bikes into the mix is asking for trouble! She tries to steer clear of riding on the road and only does it when it's the last resort. Also, environmental factors play a part in the safety of bike riding. Gravel tracks and hills can be particularly dangerous on bikes (especially Lucys cruiser which is not designed for off road) because it can cause the bike to slip and slide which can cause a crash. Luckily for Lucy her last bike stack was when she was a child at play! She loves her Sunday afternoon bike rides and will continue her riding pleasures for years to come.

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Oahu ambulance units close due to overnight staff shortage

Multiple ambulance units on Oahu were shut down on Saturday and Sunday after too many paramedics and EMTs called in sick.
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There seems to be Paramedic staff shortages all over the world. It's sad to see that Ambulance units have no other choice but to close due to lack of staff. It's a stressful career and it's important not to overload. I feel saddened for Oahu now not having these vital medical services readily available.

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Recruits: Paramedics Series 1 Episode 1 - YouTube

Graduation day and 50 trainee paramedics celebrate making it through eight tough weeks of theory assessment at College. They've earned the right to hit the r...
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This is one of my favourite TV shows! It's perfect for Paramedic Students as it shows just what we will be doing on road and it's interesting to see the day to day calls that we will be receiving. I find it also helps to try and find health and safety hazards that they may have missed which I can learn from. 

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Career Choices - Paramedic - YouTube

Career Choices - Paramedic Ride along with a paramedic in Prince Rupert who demonstrates how the ambulance crew respond to a call, administer treatment, and ...
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Just hearing what he said at 4:30 (time in minutes on the video), makes me excited to be going into this field of work! He mentions that to become a paramedic in the states is a little different then Australia academically. It was interesting to me that even though he has different qualifications to me (or started off as a paramedic different to me), we still implement the same core practices.  

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Position Vacancies | Royal Flying Doctor Service

Position Vacancies | Royal Flying Doctor Service | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
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This is where I would love to be in 10 years (or sooner!). I find taking bite sized pieces is the best way to succeed in life. In saying that, I am currently studying paramedic science at CQU, from there I will progress onto becoming an Advanced Care Paramedic while getting my certificates such as HUET cert, Winch Cert, ALS Cert, and all other qualifications and experiences needed. This would be a dream come true! 

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Health and Safety information for Ambulance officer and paramedic - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

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It is important that Paramedics know the code of practice while on or off a job. This Government site has shown me all the Workplace Health and Safety regulations that I will need to know (as I am a future Queensland Paramedic), to keep myself and my surroundings safe. It's an interesting read on the statistics as well, it highlights the risks involved on our bodies and how to prevent them. Very useful as a preventative mechanism. 

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Australia's Lowest Paid Paramedics - YouTube

Victorian Paramedics are the lowest paid in Australia, even though they are trained to the highest level. All that Victorian Paramedics are seeking is to be ...
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It saddens me that Australia does not have the same income throughout the nation even though they are doing the same job. Paramedics have been voted Australia's most trusted career however they are one of the lowest paid. Personally, I am excited to become a trusted paramedic and have that job satisfaction however at the same time I would like to live comfortably and raise a family. I don't think it is fair that some states pay more then others.  

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Los Angeles Electrician Announces 24-Hour Emergency Repair for both Residential & Commercial Premises

Los Angeles, CA; July 27, 2013 Electricity makes human life extremely comfortable and luxurious but sometimes it proves very dangerous, even threatening the lives of the residents of a building. A small fault in electrical wiring may result in significant damages. Thus, it becomes important that a repair of an electrical appliance or the building wiring must be carried out on an urgent basis. The Los Angeles Electrician is very concerned about the public safety and they now introduce their 24-hour repair and maintenance services for all residents throughout Los Angeles.

The electricians of the company reveal that often a single fault in the building wiring system can turn the building into a dangerous place, not only creating havoc among the residents but bringing some unforeseen threats to their properties and lives. Whether it’s a commercial or a residential building, an inefficient handling of electricity related fault can make people vulnerable towards several kinds of dangers such as leaky-circuit, fire break out, electrical shocks and other unfortunate accidents. They, however, promise efficient Electrical services Los Angeles to every resident and assure of keeping them away from any unfortunate incidence.

The electrical repair and service provider in Los Angeles announces their centralized helpline number (323) 594-7729, and they will be available at this number at any time, whether day or night, to assist the residents and reach their places to carry out an emergency electrical repair service. One of the electricians of the company reveals, “We often receive calls from desperate residents who complain about the electricity problems at home. Without wasting time, we reach there to prevent any unfortunate incidence that might take place, if the problem is left unattended. We have several teams of qualified electricians positioned at strategic locations throughout Los Angeles and thus we reach people very swiftly, after we receive calls at our centralized helpline.”

The trustworthy Electrician in Los Angeles maintains that instead of lamenting on losses or casualties due to electricity shocks, one needs to carry out regular maintenance of their electrical appliances. Besides offering their excellent emergency repair services, they also provide regular maintenance services, ensuring a peace of mind to the residents. One can learn more about their services portfolio by visiting their website http://www.LosAngelesElectricianPros.com/ .

About Los Angeles Electrician Pros:

Los Angeles Electrician Pros offer excellent building wiring, repair and maintenance services throughout Los Angeles. They take care of all electrical needs of the city residents and extend their services on a 24-hour a day basis

For Media Contact: 
Contact Person: Alex Mkrtchyan
Los Angeles Electrician
2202 S. Figueroa st., #735
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Telephone: (323) 594-7729
Website: http://www.LosAngelesElectricianPros.com/

 

 


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Very interesting read and what a good concept! Allowing the LA citizens to have 24 hour access to electrician services can cut down on major injury and damage! As there are a few obvious flaws in this type of servicing such as employee shifts and service demand, I believe in large industrial cities this type of service is vital and will really increase the communities safety standards! 

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Electrical Safety Signs | Electrical Warnings from Denver Electrician

Electrical Safety Signs | Electrical Warnings from Denver Electrician | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
All electrical safety signs are designed for our safety. Sometimes, it's not the lack of knowledge that puts us in danger but the failure to obey and heed the warnings.

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Signs are an excellent communication tool when on site! It visually allows people to see and understand the dangers before a hazard occurs. As electricians work with fatal volts the lack of knowledge of how dangerous a particular electrical appliance may be could lead to severe injury and damage. 

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How not to burn your house down: Cooking at home

How not to burn your house down: Cooking at home | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
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This fruitful, confident, clever lady also happens to be my Crazy Aunt Denise Krenske!  She loves all creative things, specialising in the art of crocheting and cooking! She believes in never needing a recipe and her kitchen ALWAYS smells fantastic. As OHS is her advanced career choice she can't stress enough the dangers that she is faced with in the kitchen and home! 

 

In this photo alone, Denise shows few OHS prevention mechanisms to decrease risk of self injury such as cutting away from herself, using a suitable sized knife for the job and having her luscious locks pulled back. The handle of her frying pan is toward the back and she is using the hotplate away from the bench space she is using. If my Aunt was not the top OHS wiz that she is, this picture might not be as safe and can could make your eyes water like cutting onions! The kitchen hold so much potential for injury and if the tools and equipment are not properly housed and put away they could lead to cuts, stab injuries, burns, crush injuries, and i'm sure many more. It may not even be a hazard with the utensils used, it's important to check the use by dates on foods and check for bad smells and chemicals on fresh produce. Luckily for me my brave Aunty Niece knows the ins and outs of her no-recipe cooking and will continue cooking until there's nothing left to cook! 

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Too Fast, Too Furious: Motorbikes, what are the risks

Too Fast, Too Furious: Motorbikes, what are the risks | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
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I'd like to Welcome a fellow Paramedic Science student and great buddy of mine, Andrew Hoffmann. Andrew is a well-rounded gent who adores his old and new Motorbikes! Along with studies, Andrew goes about his day caring for his Motorbike and all things to do with it. He regularly (all day, everyday if he had the choice) takes his 'girl' (his motorbike) out for a ride and enjoys the open roads to see just what power his sweet ride has. As he is a Paramedic Student, Andrew understands first hand the dangers associated with such an extreme hobby however that doesn't stop Andrew from doing what he loves!

 

Motorcycle riding is argumentatively one  of the most dangerous hobbies a young man can have. All the speed and adrenaline is so exhilarating and can sometimes give false hope that the bike is completely sturdy. The one thing I often hear from people who love extreme sports is, "oh, that won't happen to me', however Andrew knows from experience that it can happen to anyone as he has had accidents with dirt bikes in the past. Dirt bikes are designed for jumps, unpredictable roads, harsh weather and durability where as road bikes are designed to be more comfortable for long distance riding and on road driving. However, all Motorbikes have extreme power and if you don't have vast experience in riding motorbikes they aren't going to be easy. Roads are a danger to all vehicles no matter the size or power. Andrew mentioned to speak with his great buddy Mitch Thorpe who then shared with me that he had some of his Motorbike friends go down one of their most popular routes, Mt Archer, and had come off their bike suddenly due to speed and the incline of the mountain. These were experienced riders, that is why these boys believe that injury can happen to anyone. Nonetheless, these fellas are avid Motorcyclists who will ride like bats out of hell until the morning comes as the popular musician meatloaf would put it! 

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OHS issues with an Outdoor Gym

OHS issues with an Outdoor Gym | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
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I present to you, Jack Mahoney! A fit Yeppoon resident who enjoys his sports.  Jack often likes to come to the beautiful beachfront of his home town to work out and enjoy the outdoors however he has mentioned to me a few OHS issues that he has found with the layout and positioning that makes him uncomfortable at times.

The outdoor gym is located just metres from a busy highway. If there were a crash, there is nothing guarding the busy fitness goers mid workout! As Yeppoon is dry most seasons of the year, the flooring under and around the machines are extremely hard so if there were an accident where someone  fell of the machinery there is nothing there to break their fall. Most indoor gym are fitted with rubber, durable, shock-absorbing flooring so if someone does fall to the ground, they are not going to do harm to their bodies. The cleanliness of the outdoor gym is also in the hands of the general public, Jack has mentioned that usually it's clean and suitable for use however he has been disappointed a couple of times where someone has left food and drink on one of the machines. Jack concluded that although he sees these risks and knows the dangers of partaking in an outdoor gym so close to the highway, with hard floors and sometimes (rarely) dirty seats, he will continue using the outdoor facilities that the Yeppoon Council has graciously supplied. 

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Paramedic Skills & Requirements - Ambulance Victoria

Paramedic Skills & Requirements - Ambulance Victoria | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
Learn about the skills requirements for becoming an ambulance paramedic with Ambulance Victoria.
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This webpage literally states "How to be a good Paramedic". I believe the helpful tips are on point too! It's a Victoria Government site however I believe that this webpage in particular can relate to all Paramedics around the world. What a great read.

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Behind in the scenes with the Motorcycle paramedics - YouTube

The ambulance service of NSW has motorcycle paramedics working in the CBD. A Current Affair was given access to the day in the life of Simon Bedwell, an Inte...
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What a great innovation for busy cities! I love how fast the Intensive Care Paramedics can get on scene and stabalise the patient while the van weaves through busy city traffic. Hopefully this kicks off throughout Australia. 

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Paramedics : OSH Answers

Paramedics : OSH Answers | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
What does a paramedic do? What are some health and safety issues for paramedics? What are some preventive measures for a paramedic?
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It's interesting to see the similarities in health and safety practiced in Canada compared to what I have been taught in Australia. The preventative measures highlighted on this website are all very easy to understand and remember which is important as we are learning in and taking in so much everyday it is vital that we remember key factors such as this. Also, how they have indicated what good general safe work practices are and what to read up on is a very good tool for beginners such as myself. Very educational webpage!  

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Sharp increase in assaults on SA paramedics forces new awareness campaign

Sharp increase in assaults on SA paramedics forces new awareness campaign | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
SOUTH Australian paramedics are being punched, kicked, bitten and spat on by patients more than ever, prompting the State Government to develop a public awareness campaign.
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This scares me. It upsets me to think people want to abuse the help they need especially when someone has called for the help. I think the social norm is changing though, violence is increasing and therefore the protocols to remain safe in this career need to change also. As a student Paramedic, I will take it upon myself to learn when it is okay to walk away from a situation that is deemed too dangerous. It's unfortunate that this happens in our society, all we can do is try to keep ourselves and our colleagues safe and out of harms way.  

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Be found in an emergency quickly

Be found in an emergency quickly | Paramedic OHS | Scoop.it
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) is urging residents to take a few minutes to download the new Emergency+ App before heading away these school holidays. QAS Mackay Local Ambulance Service Net...
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What a great idea! I personally will be asking friends and family to download this free app! If the situation you are in is stressful enough to call 000 then imagine how stressed you would feel if you have no idea where you were. With the innovation of this app, the paramedics can say "stay where you are, we will come to you" and relieve a little stress from those bad situations. In a way that's already helping before they have even arrived! Love it.

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