Which is the deadliest insect on earth? You may be thinking of fire ants, kissing bug or maybe the driver ant. You would be wrong. While these are certainly dangerous insects, the deadliest is none other than the mosquito. Mosquitoes…
The 2014–2016 outbreak in West Africa was the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered in 1976. There were more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others combined. It also spread between countries,…
As part of our commitment to provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment at all times, and at all locations where we work, RusselSmith recently concluded its annual safety week themed “Excellence through Safety”. The activities that marked…
What is Air Pollution?
The Earth is bounded by a shield of air (made up of various gases) called the atmosphere. Without the atmosphere, we will be exposed to intense heat by day and frozen by low temperature at night. Life on earth is made possible because of the atmosphere.
Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the world. The vast majority of breast cancer cases are women, however, about two percent of men make up breast cancer cases worldwide.
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. It accounts for 16% of all female cancers and 22.9% of invasive cancers in women.
18.2% of all cancer deaths worldwide, including both males and females, are from breast cancer.
When it comes to safety in the workplace, the most basic precautions are often the ones that are overlooked. Organizations have the utmost responsibility of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment at all times. This fact does not negate the individual responsibility a worker has to take the necessary precautions to ensure their own health and safety and that of any colleagues who may be affected by their work activities.
Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the important domestic hazards to look out for in the home are the ones that are obviously dangerous such as broken glass and sharp objects left carelessly, which are visible. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Domestic hazards present themselves in various forms and can pose either immediate or slowly-creeping danger to human life.
As explained by the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Domestic Hazards can be defined as ANY source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects within the home that pose a serious threat to human life and property.
There is a preconceived notion that stress always has an adverse effect on individuals therefore we all tend to view stress as an enemy or a negative occurrence, and we continuously work towards eliminating stress entirely. Extensive research proves this…
In an incident report by the Glasscock County Sheriff, Keith Burnett, through the Midland Reporter Telegram, an industrial accident left a 65-year-old man dead and three others in the hospital.
Johnny Mills, 65, died after he was exposed to hydrogen sulfide while working in an oil field. Mills and Steven Waters, 27, were on top of a tank battery around 9:20 a.m. Near Farm-to-Market Road 461 about 15 miles north of Garden City when they went to open a valve and were exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas, Burnett said. Waters had fallen off the tank when officials arrived, and Mills was discovered unconscious on top of the tank. Waters was airlifted to an Odessa hospital where he remained in stable condition late Monday, Burnett said. Mills was pronounced dead at 11:50 am that day.
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April yearly and excitingly, this year’s celebration is themed: Stress at Work place. Stress…