Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Facts and Safety Concerns about Asbestos

As the leading cause of mesothelioma, asbestos is an indisputable danger to human health. While most people are aware that asbestos is a carcinogen, there are several other facts that are less widely known:
• Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with six subtypes.
• Asbestos is banned in more than 50 countries – but not the United States.
• Asbestos is present in most pre-1980s buildings.
• Inhaling or ingesting asbestos can cause lung cancer, asbestosis and other diseases.

To remain safe from asbestos, avoid handling any potentially asbestos-containing materials and schedule regular health screenings if you have been exposed.

Author bio: Faith Franz is a writer for the Mesothelioma Center. She combines her interests in whole-body health and medical research to educate the mesothelioma community about the newest developments in cancer care.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Amazing cantilever bridge in the Netherlands!

The Slauerhoff Bridge is a fully automatic tail bridge in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. It uses two arms to swing a section of road in and out of place within the road itself. It is also known as the “Slauerhoffbrug ‘Flying’ Drawbridge”. A tail bridge can quickly and efficiently be raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges). This allows boats to pass quickly while only briefly interruppting the flow of traffic.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Testing car safety bumpers footage from 1935!

This footage is from the Automobile History Archives USA. 2 videos showing tests conducted by their inventors of car bumper bars. Amazing stuff!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Are you on Facebook?

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100 year anniversary of 'Titanic' sinking

RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, she was built between 1909–11 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She carried 2,223 people.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS is an internationally agreed upon system, created by the United Nations. It is designed to replace the various different classification and labeling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level.

Wikipedia has an excellent page which give an overview of the Globally Harmonized System http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globally_Harmonized_System_of_Classification_and_Labelling_of_Chemicals

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy and Safe Easter!

From all of us here at Safetycare, have a happy and safe Easter period!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Two-year-old Boy in China Rescued From Well

A two-year-old boy who had fallen down a dry well more than 35-feet deep was rescued by firefighters in southwestern China on Saturday, according to a report from Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. Source: Associated Press