Study: More spending on fire suppression may lead to bigger fires


The “firefighting trap” is a term often used by business managers to describe a shortsighted cycle of problem-solving: dealing with “fires,” or problems, as they arise, but failing to address the underlying cause, thereby increasing the chance that the same problem will crop up in the future.

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Isolating the danger (Rooftop Solar Panels) | Electrical connection


“Accessing a roof with solar panels could place electricians, emergency service personnel and home owners at risk of electrocution. Even after following the standard procedure of isolating the DC isolator at the switchboard and the PV isolator on the roof, lethal DC voltages can continue to be generated throughout the solar panels and the associated wiring.”

“A damaged solar array can create unpredictable current
paths which can make live gutters, the roof and the modules.”

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Paperless office now a pain in the neck, says study :: SafetySolutions


The survey of more than 900 office workers found a direct correlation between the amount of time spent at a computer and the likelihood of experiencing musculoskeletal pain over a 12-month period. 85% of people who spent more than eight hours a day working with a computer experienced neck pain, 74% reported shoulder pain and 70% reported lower back pain.

via Paperless office now a pain in the neck, says study :: SafetySolutions.

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