Occupational Health & Safety

January 2012

January 2012

  • HAND PROTECTION: Gloves in Arc Flash: A Big Change in NFPA 70E
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Using Permanent Electrical Safety Devices
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING: Getting to Zero
  • FALL PROTECTION: FALLS: Overcoming Gravity
  • INCENTIVES: Zero Injuries Is Not Your Goal
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/MSDS: Chemical Plant Security Assessment: Prioritizing Facilities that Need to Be Protected
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/MSDS: The Key to Reducing EHS Risks
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Refuting the Myths About Resuscitation
  • DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: Wireless Detectors Aiding Emergency Responders
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Cover Story

A top concern among customers in the first responder market is limiting the number of items that responders have to carry downrange.

Wireless Detectors Aiding Emergency Responders

By Jerry Laws

"Today, I can hand you a gas monitor, and it's really a trust-based scenario. Whereas with a real-time feed, it's trust and verify. I can see where you are. I know what kind of readings you're getting while you're out there."


Features

Refuting the Myths About Resuscitation

By Greg Slusser

The latest knowledge in resuscitation science guides AED/CPR programs and training.


Getting to Zero

By Jerry Laws

"We teach our client how to engage their people in continuous improvement teams. And then the employees start solving their own problems."


Chemical Plant Security Assessment: Prioritizing Facilities that Need to Be Protected

By Mark F. Smith, Deidre L. Tate

The security professional needs help from a process safety expert to understand and prioritize what needs to be protected on the site.


Gloves in Arc Flash: A Big Change in NFPA 70E

By Hugh Hoagland, Don West

Some gloves can be more of a hazard than a help in an arc flash situation.


The doll pictured here was found in a dollar store, and all I did was tie some rope to simulate the harness and lanyard.

FALLS: Overcoming Gravity

By Barry R. Weissman

Make the training interesting. Get your employees engaged and keep them safe.


Zero Injuries Is Not Your Goal

By Bill Sims Jr.

Accidents are simply another kind of defect -- a deviation from the standard of perfection. And, like quality, these defects must be detected and eliminated at the moment they first appear.


The Key to Reducing EHS Risks

By Kimberly R. Peterson

It's true: Your risks can be reduced by focusing on managing your chemical inventory.


This photograph shows the installation of a voltage indicator and voltage portals in a typical three-phase panel.

Using Permanent Electrical Safety Devices

By Philip B. Allen

Electrical safety radically improves when workers can determine a zero electrical energy state without any voltage exposure to themselves.


Departments

Awash in Prescription Meds

By Jerry Laws

Both DEA and CDC consider the prescription painkiller explosion an epidemic.


The Light of Leadership

By Robert Pater

Anger-driven leadership wastes energy through indiscriminate rants and raves.


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