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We focus on a class of multicriteria methods that are commonly used in environmental decision making--those that employ the weighted linear average algorithm (and this includes the popular analytic hierarchy process (AHP)). While we do not doubt the potential benefits of using formal decision methods of this type, we draw attention to the consequences of(More)
This paper presents findings from an extensive study into factors that impact upon the high rate of injuries due to mechanical equipment, especially in small manufacturing firms. Issues relating to knowledge of health and safety issues and to management practices have been shown to be extremely important with regards to safety in small businesses. Knowledge(More)
Percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass is a new technique for supporting systemic blood flow during high-risk coronary angioplasty procedures. This mechanical alternative, unlike traditional methods, is not limited by dependency on adequate left ventricular stroke volume. Percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass support offers new and demanding challenges in the(More)
This article reports the results of a study investigating the nature and extent of small manufacturing business owners' knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) issues. Interviews were conducted with 33 owners of small manufacturing businesses in Sydney, Australia. Results showed that whereas the majority of owners had basic awareness of the(More)
During the 1995-1996 Australian financial year, over 1300 notifications of Ross River (RR) virus disease were notified in humans from Southwestern Australia. Due to the mild symptoms of the disease, it is difficult to diagnose and subclinical infections are common. However, these subclinical infections do give rise to immunity. For planning and control, it(More)
  • Jean Cross
  • Critical care nursing clinics of North America
  • 1993
The use of positive inotropic agents in the acute and chronic treatment of heart failure is associated with a variety of hemodynamic effects. The beneficial effects of these agents, however, are not without associated adverse effects. An increase in cardiac output is achieved through diverse pharmacologic mechanisms of action depending on the specific(More)
Portable ladders are one of the most ancient tools conceived by man. They remain ubiquitous and indispensable even today. It is interesting to note that there is little difference between the makeshift portable ladders used throughout history and some still used today. The design of portable ladders seems to have simply evolved, rather than been subject to(More)
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