LONDON, Sept 13 (REUTERS) – Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday.
Gates, whose Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a major provider of global health and development funding, said there was currently “more doubt than usual about the world’s commitment to development”.
A global health report by the foundation, co-authored by the Gates and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (IHME), analysed progress against diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
It also tracked rates of poverty, maternal and infant death, access to contraception, sanitation and other development issues. Forecasting good and bad future scenarios, it found millions of lives hanging in the balance.
In a telephone briefing about the findings, Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, said remarkable progress had been made in recent decades but that shifting priorities, instability and potential budget cuts could lead the world to turn away, jeopardising the gains.
Why is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance necessary? For a simple reason: OSHA compliance is the surest legal way of ensuring safety at the workplace. Safety management and OSHA compliance go hand in hand and are deeply connected to and intertwined with each other. Safety management is at the core of OSHA and is the very purpose for which OSHA regulations were legislated. This is why safety management and OSHA compliance are so strongly related to each other.
OSHA has regulations for ensuring the safety of workplaces in almost any industry that one can think of. Compliance with these regulations is necessary for not only ensuring the safety of workers at the workplace; it is also necessary to avoid paying hefty fines that noncompliance results in. knowledge of safety management and OSHA compliance and the way they work is crucial for any company for these core reasons:
Violation of any relevant OSHA regulation leads to high penalties in the form of fines. Such an organization can also expect to face suspension of their activities
More than anything else, an organization that violates the provisions and requirements of OSHA can become responsible for employee injuries and even death at the workplace. Such an organization faces additional costs. Its production capabilities suffer, leading to delayed output.
A full understanding of safety management and OSHA compliance
It is to familiarize organizations with all that is necessary for ensuring safety management through OSHA compliance that GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance, will be organizing a two-day seminar. This seminar’s speaker is Keith Warwick, who is President, Patty & Keith Inc. Keith, a licensed professional engineer in California, who has been licensed in Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois and New York; is the author of California’s Highway 99: Modesto to Bakersfield.
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Key seminar takeaways
The main benefit this seminar will impart is that it will offer to participants the ways by which to develop a safety program that will help them save costs associated with delays in schedules and the human cost of injury or death. In the course of narrating this major benefit, Keith will also show explain the following:
Safety management guidelines and techniques for the engineering, construction, and scientific professions
The costs of preparing the necessary safety documentation
Using multiple techniques for each safety task
Costs of professional services from consultants
The costs of accidents in an occupational environment
The costs associated with operating industrial and construction projects safely in accordance 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926
The way in which environmental releases and safety violations can impact an organization’s profitability
How accidents affect production schedules and result in civil or in some cases criminal action: Multiple safety violations can cost organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Keith will show participants how to develop a safety inspection protocol that will help reduce the risks of environmental incidents and accidents. All these will be peppered with a brief exercise on each of the two days.
This detailed presentation of all the aspects of safety management and OSHA compliance will be of great value to professionals related to safety and its upkeep, such as Owners, Managers, Safety Managers, Environmental Compliance Managers, Engineers, Architects and Landscape Architects.
Keith will cover the following areas at this seminar: