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Semi carrying hazardous materials rolled over, causes highway to shutdown – FOX 25/48 – WiProud.com

Semi carrying hazardous materials rolled over, causes highway to shutdown  FOX 25/48 – WiProud.com

Why Dangerous Goods technology alone can’t improve your performance

Think about the early 1900s, when engine-powered trucks started to replace horse-drawn wagons. Now that was a supply chain revolution! But buying a truck didn’t automatically vault a business into a new level of productivity. Operators had to train their teams on new skills such as truck driving and engine repair. They had to overhaul... The post Why Dangerous Goods technology alone can’t improve your performance appeared first on Labelmaster Blog. Read more [...]

Safety Culture and Health Care

Health care facilities need to foster and promote a strong culture of safety that includes a commitment to worker safety, provision of and adequate access to safety and personal protective equipment, and extensive training efforts that utilize protocols requiring specific safety actions. The American Nurses Association (2016) states that “A culture of safety describes the core values and behaviors that come about when there is collective and continuous commitment by organizational leadership, Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (309): prison outbreak, selected countries, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownNew York: 424 263 / 770California: 296 075 / 8561Texas: 229 619 / 10 199Florida: 223 783 / 9989New Jersey: 177 461 / 247Illinois: 150 554 / 980Massachusetts: 110 602 / 264Arizona: 108 614 / 3520Georgia: 103 890 / 3420Pennsylvania: 96 917 / 931North Carolina: 77 610 / 1028Michigan: 74 551 / 651Maryland: 70 861 / 465Louisiana: 70 151 / 1888Virginia: 67 375 / 635Ohio: 60 217 / 1250Tennessee: 55 986 / 2472Indiana: 49 063 / 437South Carolina: 48 909 / Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (31): Congo DR (EQ)

Ebola — DR Congo

PRO/AH/EDR> Bat lyssavirus (Western Caucasian) – Italy: (TC) cat, human exp., 1st rep.

Other Animal Disease — Italy

PRO/AH/EDR> Salmonellosis, st Enteritidis – UK: eggs

Salmonella -- United KingdomAlmost 40 people are part of a _Salmonella_ outbreak traced to eggs from the United Kingdom. A spokesman for Public Health England told Food Safety News that it does not have information on the date of onset of illness for all the patients. "There have been 38 reported cases linked to this incident through analysis of whole genome sequencing data. Cases range in age from 6 months to 85 years; 19 are female and 19 are male. We are aware of 2 cases having been hospitalized," Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (48): Viet Nam (QG) backyard, HPAI H5N6, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N6 -- VietnamInformation received on [and dated] 8 Jul 2020 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, director general, chief veterinary officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi, Viet NamSummaryReport type: immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 25 Jun 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 27 Jun 2020Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 6 Jun 2020Manifestation of disease: clinical diseaseCausal Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Plague – Mongolia (03): marmot meat consumption

Plague -- MongoliaRussian authorities have warned people near the country's border with Mongolia not to hunt or eat marmots after an outbreak of bubonic plague.Two cases of the plague were recorded in the Khovd province in western Mongolia, reported Russian state media agency TASS on [Tue 7 Jul 2020].Officials from the Republican Ministry of Agriculture and Food told citizens in the border area not to hunt marmots or eat marmot meat, and take preventive measures against insect bites.Marmots are Read more [...]

Hazardous Materials Incident Cleared In Concords Eagle Square – Concord, NH Patch

Hazardous Materials Incident Cleared In Concords Eagle Square  Concord, NH Patch

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID -19 update (308): USA (TX) animal, dog conf.

COVID-19 -- United StatesA Tarrant County dog was confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 in humans, on 7 Jul 2020 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL). The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are working together using a One Health approach by providing guidance in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The private veterinarian Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax – Italy: (LB) cattle, OIE

Anthrax -- ItalyInformation received on [and dated] 7 Jul 2020 from Dr. Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministry of Health, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, ItalySummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 26 May 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 1 Jun 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 12 Nov 2019Manifestation of disease: Read more [...]

Ambassador Bridge again pushing to allow hazardous materials on aging span – Windsor Star

Ambassador Bridge again pushing to allow hazardous materials on aging span  Windsor Star

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (307): Netherlands (NB), Denmark (ND) farmed mink, spread, control

COVID-19 -- NetherlandsIn Gemert [North Brabant], the infection was officially established at the mink farm where SARS-CoV-2 had previously been suspected. The farm has 12 000 dams. The contamination has been revealed through the early warning monitoring system with which animals are tested weekly for the virus. Another farm was found infected a day earlier.In total, 20 mink farms in the Netherlands have now been declared infected. All animals were culled at the 18 farms where SARS-CoV-2 has previously Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (306): Italy ex Bangladesh, silent spreaders, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- ItalyAbstractSince the emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), unprecedented movement restrictions and social distancing measures have been implemented worldwide. The socioeconomic repercussions have fueled calls to lift these measures. In the absence of population-wide restrictions, isolation of infected individuals is key to curtailing transmission. However, the effectiveness of symptom-based isolation in preventing a resurgence depends on the extent of presymptomatic and Read more [...]

There was total breakdown in emergency plans: HPC report – The Hindu

There was total breakdown in emergency plans: HPC report  The HinduOversight of various govt departments contributed to gas leak tragedy: HPC  Outlook IndiaLG Polymers MD & CEO Sunkey Jeong, 11 others arrested for Vizag gas leak  MoneylifeView Full Coverage on Google News Read more [...]

Hazmat cleanup underway after tanker crashes into SLC yard – fox13now.com

Hazmat cleanup underway after tanker crashes into SLC yard  fox13now.com

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (305): Spain seroprevalence, antigen test, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- SpainNew York: 422 851 / 583California: 277 433 / 14 210Texas: 210 006/ 9054Florida: 206 447 / 6336New Jersey: 177 384 / 417Illinois: 148 987 / 614Massachusetts: 110 137 / 163Arizona: 101 441/ 3352Georgia: 97 064 / 1548 Pennsylvania: 95 187 / 882North Carolina: 74 834 / 1851Michigan: 73 267 / 326Maryland: 69 904 / 262Louisiana: 66 327 / 1101Virginia: 66 102 / 354Ohio: 58 013 / 819Tennessee: 52 155 / 724Indiana: 48 331 / 323Connecticut: 46 976 / 259South Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Infant botulism – Taiwan

Botulism -- ChinaThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday [6 Jul 2020] reported the nation's 1st case of infant botulism in 2020, a 4-month-old boy in northern Taiwan.The boy was introduced to homemade solid food in the middle of May 2020, but began to experience constipation and loss of appetite on 23 Jun 2020, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Center Deputy Director Guo Hung-wei said, adding that he was taken to the hospital when he developed a fever and shortness of breath on 25 Jun 2020.In the Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (03): Americas (USA)

West Nile Virus -- United StatesHealth officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Saturday [4 Jul 2020] confirmed that at least 18 people living in the county have contracted the West Nile virus.The latest figures followed the county's mosquito-control chief's comments last week that this summer's [2020] resurgence of West Nile probably reflected the heavy rains that have caused mosquito populations to explode, the Miami Herald reported. More mosquitoes have meant more mosquito bites, increasing Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Undiagnosed rust, maize – Kenya: (BA)

Undiagnosed -- KenyaFarmers contracted to grow certified maize seeds in Baringo are staring at losses following [an] outbreak of maize rust disease. There are 8 farmer-managed schemes contracted to plant seed maize on 3000 acres [1214 hectares].[One farmer] said the crop germinated evenly, but was hit by the fungal disease at the flowering stage and [the disease] was spreading fast. "Several varieties of maize were grown, but the disease affected one variety that we fear might cause us more losses," Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Plague – Congo DR (06) : (IT) bubonic, clusters, fatal

Plague -- DR CongoNews from a WeChat notice from China's embassy in Congo on 6 Jul 2020. On 3 Jul 2020, the Ituri Provincial Government announced that bubonic plague has occurred in the province's Djugu region. 36 cases have been confirmed with 8 deaths. According to a report from the World Health Organization, Ituri Province is the world's most active region for plague with about 1000 cases per year. Bubonic plague can be spread by infected fleas. Clinical manifestations are swelling of lymph nodes, Read more [...]

India chemical plant where leak killed 12 should be moved, report recommends – Globalnews.ca

India chemical plant where leak killed 12 should be moved, report recommends  Globalnews.ca

DG Digest: EU notifies of proposed amendments to the ADR

The week that ended with the Independence Day holiday finds the US continuing its battle with the novel coronavirus outbreak. Let’s all keep moving forward and doing our best to help mitigate the outbreak. The week was very quiet in a regulatory sense, perhaps typical of summer holiday periods. Our friends in the EU kept... The post DG Digest: EU notifies of proposed amendments to the ADR appeared first on Labelmaster Blog. Read more [...]

PRO/PL> Black spot, citrus – Europe ex Argentina, intercepts

Other Plant Disease -- ArgentinaDue to findings of citrus black spot (CBS) in Argentinian lemons in European ports, Argentina declared an export ban for at least 15 days. The country is putting rigorous measures into place. A plan of action is being developed which is to include additional measures to minimise the risk of CBS spreading before the end of the 2020 export season. After regulations were tightened for South African [see ProMED-mail post http://promedmail.org/post/20140603.2516043] and Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease – Rwanda: (KZ) cattle, serotype pending, OIE

Foot and Mouth -- RwandaInformation received on Thu 2 Jul 2020 from Dr Fabrice Ndayisenga, Head of Department, Animal Resource Research and Technology Transfer, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Kigali, RwandaSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 22 Jun 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 24 Jun 2020Report date: 2 Jul 2020Date submitted to OIE: 2 Jul 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: October Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (304): Al Jazeera, transm, variant, meat plant, WHO

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownWHO said that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after the medications failed to reduce mortality.African Region--------------MadagascarMadagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, 2 months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced. No traffic will be allowed Read more [...]

EDM Monday Briefing: Updated Planning Guide Now Available for Chemical Plants – EDM Digest

EDM Monday Briefing: Updated Planning Guide Now Available for Chemical Plants  EDM Digest

Savannah Fire crews responded to 60 fire related incidents in June, 11 structure fires – WSAV-TV

Savannah Fire crews responded to 60 fire related incidents in June, 11 structure fires  WSAV-TV

PRO/AH/EDR> Plague – China: (NM) bubonic

Plague -- ChinaAccording to the Bayannur City Health Commission, on 5 Jul 2020, a herdsman in Wengen Town, Wulatezhongqi, Bayannur City [Inner Mongolia], was diagnosed as a case of bubonic plague by the expert team during the consultation in the Wulatezhongqi People's Hospital. Before the onset of the disease, the patient had been active in the plague epidemic area. At present, the patient has been isolated and is being treated in a local hospital and his condition is stable. Party committees and Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> COVID-19 update (303): Brazil, Australia, selected countries WHO, global

COVID-19 -- BrazilNew York: 421 637 / 863California: 255 970 / 3718Texas: 195 769 / 5382Florida: 190 052 / 11 458New Jersey: 176 663 / 208Illinois: 147 734 / 862Massachusetts: 109 838 / 210Arizona: 94 553 / 2695Pennsylvania: 93 922 / 504Georgia: 93 319 / 2826Michigan: 72 581 / 406North Carolina: 71 654 / 1092Maryland: 69 341 / 380Virginia: 65 109 / 716Louisiana: 63 289 / 0Ohio: 56 481 / 718Tennessee: 50 140 / 1428Indiana: 47 432 / 517Connecticut: 46 717 / 0South Carolina: Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Contagious equine metritis – Denmark: (ND) horse, OIE

Other Animal Disease -- DenmarkInformation received on [and dated] Thu 2 Jul 2020 from Dr. Hanne Larsen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Environment and Food, Glostrup, DenmarkSummaryReport type: Immediate notificationDate of start of the event: 24 Jun 2020Date of confirmation of the event: 30 Jun 2020Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed diseaseDate of previous occurrence: 20 Feb 2020Manifestation of disease: Subclinical infectionCausal Read more [...]

PRO/EDR> Prion disease: CJD 2010 accidental lab exposure case report, France

CJD -- FranceA young lab technician in France developed a rare and fatal brain disease after she was accidentally exposed to prions, the infectious proteins that cause "mad cow disease," according to a new report of the case.The accident happened in May 2010, when the technician was 24 years old and working in a prion research lab, according to the report, published Wed 1 Jul 2020 in The New England Journal of Medicine. She worked with samples of brain tissue from mice that had been infected with Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis – North America: USA (MA)

Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- United StatesThe eastern equine encephalitis virus [EEEV] has been discovered in mosquitoes for the 1st time this year [2020] in Massachusetts, health officials said.EEEV was confirmed by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample collected on 1 Jul [2020] in the town of Orange in Franklin County, officials said Friday [3 Jul 2020]. No human or animal cases of EEE have been detected so far this year [2020], officials said.The mosquito-borne Read more [...]

Hazardous materials leak contained to freezer at Simplot – Grand Forks Herald

Hazardous materials leak contained to freezer at Simplot  Grand Forks Herald

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (302): Al Jazeera, selected countries, WHO, global

COVID-19 -- Worldwide/UnknownEngland to quarantine all US arrivals: The USA will be placed on a "red list" of countries whose citizens will have to quarantine for 14 days. Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy -- but not the USA.USA: The USA issues guidelines but no new rules for air travel -- Federal agencies in the USA said airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, elephant – Botswana (02): comment, drought

Undiagnosed — Botswana

Preparing Post-Construction Cleanup Sites for Natural Disasters – HazMat Management Magazine

Preparing Post-Construction Cleanup Sites for Natural Disasters  HazMat Management Magazine

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (301): Denmark (ND) Netherlands (NB) farmed mink, spread, control

COVID-19 -- DenmarkThe National Board of Health recommends the following infection prevention measures if you have contact with mink in a suspected or infected herd:1. Personnel with symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested and not come into the stable.2. Restrict the circle of persons in the stable and avoid visitors.3. Pets are not allowed in the barn.4. Avoid contact with house cats.5. Hand hygiene:- The hands are washed frequently and at least before entering the stable; after contact with Read more [...]

PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 Update (300): Korea antibodies, China asymptomatic index case, WHO

COVID-19 -- South KoreaResearch letter:Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a new strain of betacoronavirus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), quickly spread worldwide; the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on [11 Mar 2020] (1). Recent studies showed that a substantial number of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients contributed to the rapid dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 (2). In hospitalized COVID-19 patients, neutralizing antibody production was shown Read more [...]