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Safety

Govt lab workers ‘exposed’ to anthrax: US

Govt lab workers ‘exposed’ to anthrax: US

As many as 75 scientists and staff in US government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, prompting an investigation by federal authorities. Researchers working in a high-security bioterror response lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were preparing inactivated...

SAFETY SECOND?

SAFETY SECOND?

The five basic human needs are a list of essential factors that together build the foundation of a society. The list consists of exactly what the name suggests: extremely “basic” items that are the right of every human being, which need to be present before any real development can take place. Among them,...

  

Are safety, safeguards and security synonymous?

SAFETY, safeguards and security are normally synonymous, but in the nuclear industry the three terms are used in completely different contexts. Because of the inherent similarity, many people, including policy makers, civil servants and journalists, often get confused and use the terms, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and nuclear security, inappropriately. Nuclear safety prevents or limits the release of harmful nuclear radiations from any nuclear facility into the atmosphere in normal or accidental conditions in order to protect the workers, the...

Safety vs. cents and dollars

THE debate over 'Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh' is an understandable one. Inspection standards specified by Accord, which is a platform of some 150 European clothing retailers and brands, are being termed as too stringent by the garments manufacturers' representative body BGMEA. One of the sticking points is the hiring of foreign experts and engineers for inspection. This of course has got not only BGMEA but also legal experts up in arms with regards to how...

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