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we recently had a class in environmental concerns and safety for electricians
and i converted the info into a pdf
it has all the links on the last 3 pages
but the entire presentation is there
while the presentation may be a bit boring the links are important
i cant upload the pdf due to its file size but i will try to reactivate my :eek:drop-box or some other site to post a link to it
but here are the links(3 pages of them)

http://www.clearwater.org/news/pcbhealth.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16700427
• http://
www.epa.gov/wastes/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/ballasts.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polychlorinated_biphenyl
• http://
www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/laws.htm
• http://
www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/guidance.htm
https://www.osha.gov/dts/hib/hib_data/hib19921218.html
http://www.easternenvironmental.com/ballast.php
http://www.pcbdisposalinc.com/images/pdfs/ballasts.pdf
http://www.ehso.com/fluorecy.php
http://homer.ornl.gov/sesa/environment/guidance/tsca/pcbguid4
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/hazar
http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-8617

http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-8614
http://www.epa.gov/osw/inforesources/pubs/orientat/rom32.pdf
http://www.epa.gov/hg/effects.htm
http://
www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mercury/docs/HealthEffectsMercury.pdf
http://www.earthshare.org/mercury-human-health.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(element)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Wetterhahn
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001651.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_poisoning
http://www.epa.gov/mercury/regs.htm
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/communit
y/universal_wastes/14083/fluorescent_lamp_recycling/5
89614
http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/wastetypes/universal/m

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/9088.html
http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm#/whatnever
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/mercury/
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/mercuryexposure_fluor
escentbulbs_factsheet.pdf
http://www.3m.com/product/information/Mercury-Vapor-
Chlorine-Gas-Respirator.html
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00000609.
htm
https://www.osha.gov/video/respiratory_protection/respty
pes_transcript.html
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0125.html
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/pgintrod.html#mustread
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_poisoning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos-related_diseases
http://leirecycle.com/wp-
content/uploads/2011/08/dehp_ballasts.pdf
 

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Mrsa!

We recently have been asked to install some items in a local hospital. We have also been informed by other integrators MRSA is prevalent above the ceiling tiles at this hospital. There has been much discussion in our company about the rights of workers who want to have a say as to whether or not they want to work at this hospital.

Who Gets MRSA?

MRSA is spread by contact. So, you could get MRSA by touching another person who has it on the skin. Or you could get it by touching objects that have the bacteria on them. MRSA is carried by about 1% of the population, although most of them aren't infected.

MRSA infections are common among people who have weak immune systems and are in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care centers. Infections can appear around surgical wounds or invasive devices, like catheters or implanted feeding tubes. Rates of infection in hospitals, especially intensive care units, are rising throughout the world. In U.S. hospitals, MRSA causes more than 60% of staph infections.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus

This is one bad little bug.
 

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This is one bad little bug

One friend here came out sicker than he went into the hospital due to mrsa

That said, i once held a position as an infection control officer, required by osha. I found some of the speakers during my training rather fascinating, in that there's a lot one can do for themselves should they suspect they are in a dicey situation.

I'm not certain if one can google up 'touch zone' anymore, but that would be a good place to start. How many of are aware of our touch zone? Try (just for practice) imagining you're working with kryptonite or cyanide and remember what you touch for 15 minutes.

~CS~
 

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Good set of links, :thumbsup:

But forgot a very important tip. Might save your ass.

Wash your hands every time before you go to the washroom. :eek:

And you wondered why the plumbers don't eat the last corner of their sandwiches.
 

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We recently have been asked to install some items in a local hospital. We have also been informed by other integrators MRSA is prevalent above the ceiling tiles at this hospital. There has been much discussion in our company about the rights of workers who want to have a say as to whether or not they want to work at this hospital.
Proper training and protective gear is on the agenda for that jobsite. Nice sharp ceiling tile strapping and some bugs. Oh joy.

Shall we start a collection for your family now, or wait a week or two?
 

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Harry, step aside. In a single thread, this guy blew you away. How many links is that, thirty?
 

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My first journeyman told me he did a job at a boilogical lab and one of the first things they showed him was where the anitdote needle was and how to use it (autoinjector type) in case they had a leak...
That woulda freak me out!! I'll work around H2S any day over that!!
 

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Meanwhile you own govt. sends hydorfluorisalicic acid (usually imported from China and a waste byproduct of phosphate mining) laced water thru your taps for you to drink, and just about all the food you buy is either got aspartame or else some gmo in it.
 

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I like the EPA mercury reports. They are concerned. I guess that is why newborn babies in this country get injected with 40- 50 vaccines on the day they are born that have mercury in the mix.
 

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Still, we live longer now days.

All that stuff they give us, filthy hospitals, water treatment crap, etc.

Good batting average they have eh?
 

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I was working in a chemical plant one time. A guy ran past me with a Scott air pack on like the place was ready to explode. I ran too.
Was once working in loading dock in a plant when a disposal crew shows up in a truck.

I'm not really paying them any mind until I turn around to see that every single one of them is now dressed like this:

...and they're busy screwing around with a bunch of containers full of god-knows-what about five feet away from where I'm standing in jeans and a T-shirt.

"What the hell, guys! Wouldn't you think to tell everyone who wasn't wearing a gas mask that they should leave?!"
 
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