RusselSmith recently inducted a new batch of students into its Junior Safety Rangers™ program, an awareness program that is designed to educate children on good safety practices and teach them the principles of protecting their environment and immediate community. The…
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB). TB is an air-borne infectious disease, which primarily affects the lungs.
Once rare in developed countries, tuberculosis infections began increasing in 1985, partly because of the emergence of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens a person’s immune system so it can’t fight the TB germs.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Tuberculosis (TB) a global emergency in 1993 and it remains one of the world’s major causes of illness and death. It is therefore important to raise public awareness about the devastating health, economic and social consequences of this disease.
There are two types of TB conditions: Latent TB infection and TB disease.
Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness, transmitted to humans through contact with food or household items contaminated by infected rodents. Person-to-person transmission can also occur, particularly in hospital environments in the absence of adequate infection control measures.
The virus was first identified in 1969 from a case in the town of Lassa in Borno State, Nigeria. In December 2016, the Federal government of Nigeria raised the alarm over the resurgence of the deadly disease.
According to a release by the Ministry of Health, since the beginning of 2018, a total of 107 suspected Lassa fever cases have been recorded in ten States: Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo and Lagos State.
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.