Knowledge of mammalian diversity is still surprisingly disparate, both regionally and taxonomically. Here, we present a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals. Data, compiled by 1700+ experts, cover all 5487 species, including marine mammals. Global macroecological patterns are very different for land and… (More)
The offshore industry employs about 28 000 personnel involved in a wide range of activities. Since the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988, health and safety issues concerning offshore platforms have vastly reduced, however, the work practices involved are not risk free and still have the potential to cause considerable loss of life when things go wrong. Increases… (More)
This paper is part of a series of papers commissioned by the IB and written by IB practitioners. Each paper addresses a topic or issue related to the IB's philosophy or its educational practices.
Key Programme 3 was a three year inspection project carried out by HSE Offshore Division between 2004 and 2007. Inspections were recorded using standard templates both Onshore (Appendix A) and Offshore (Appendix B). Topics were scored: Red (Non-compliance/Major Failing), Amber (Isolated Failure/ Incomplete system), Green (In compliance/OK) or White (Not… (More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank Donna Irons, Elaine Kirwan and Pauline Knight for providing a list of offshore incidents involving fatalities and major injuries (via the COIN data mining team) and then supplying the inspectors' investigation reports for these incidents.
INTRODUCTION A growing body of evidence shows that active management of the third stage of labor can reduce the incidence of maternal morbidity and mortality in the world. This section contains a variety of information and tools that may be useful for advocacy and education of health care providers and policy makers. ● Summary of the evidence base ● "Active… (More)