Occupational Health & Safety

July 2013 OHS

July 2013 OHS

 

  • FOOT PROTECTION: Footwear in Focus
  • HEAD PROTECTION: Innovation Meets Performance
  • FALL PROTECTION: Adjusting to a New Standard
  • FALL PROTECTION: Creating a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace
  • OIL & GAS TRAINING: Filling a Critical Need for Training
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Get Your Construction Solutions from Construction Solutions
  • HAZMAT: How to Keep Waste in Its Place
  • COMPLIANCE: Moving Selection to the Top of the Hierarchy
  • COMPLIANCE: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
  • COMPLIANCE: Ensuring Compliance: Tools for the EH&S Toolbox
  • COMPLIANCE: Wearing the Safety Brand
  • COMPLIANCE: Top Five Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Do You Have a False Sense of Security?
  • MAINTENANCE: Industrial Vacuums: Your First Line of Defense Against Hazardous Materials
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Protecting Workers from Risks Associated with Nanomaterials: Part I, Exposure Assessment
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Wearing the Safety Brand

By Linda J. Sherrard

Safety is no longer "in the rear view mirror chasing upper management objectives." We are now leaders of the merged upper management team that runs the company.


Features

The Nilfisk Safe-Pak HEPA-filtered collection container isolates hazardous materials without contaminating a cleanroom vacuum or personnel. Instead of changing a filter, the Safe-Pak is removed and discarded. (Nilfisk-Advance, Inc. Industrial Vacuum Division photo)

Industrial Vacuums: Your First Line of Defense Against Hazardous Materials

By Paul R. Miller

Companies should work directly with an industrial vacuum supplier to assess facilities' needs and goals.


Do You Have a False Sense of Security?

By Garrett Genest

Person-worn safety monitoring devices ensure that no emergency incident is ever left undiscovered.


Adjusting to a New Standard

By Jerry Laws

ANSI Z359.7-2011 took effect on Oct. 3, 2012. It applies to all products within the Z359 Fall Protection Code.


Top Five Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk

By Thomas Kramer

This is key: Once the right risk assessment data is collected, it should be used to implement a long-term fall protection abatement program.


Rigid rail fall arrest systems provide shorter free-fall distances, reduced risk of secondary fall injuries such as swinging into obstacles, and no negative impact on a second worker in the event of a fall. (Gorbel Inc. photo)

Creating a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace

By Kevin Duhamel

Once a company determines the need for a fall protection system, there are four options to evaluate: eliminate, prevent, restrain, and arrest.


Protecting Workers from Risks Associated with Nanomaterials: Part I, Exposure Assessment

By Marisa L. Kreider, Amanda M. Burns, Gretchen H. DeRose, Julie M. Panko

There are currently no legally enforceable occupational exposure limits and very few recommended limits for nanoscale forms of most materials.


Footwear in Focus

By Fred Elliott

The starting point when selecting protective footwear is a Job Safety Analysis to understand the hazards that are present in a given workplace.


Departments

Engendering Ergo and Safety Mindsets

By Robert Pater

Bemoaning what's happened is a waste of energy, but what's even worse is continuing to stay stuck in mindsets that have topped out.


Lean Behavior-Based Safety®: A Natural Evolution

By Shawn M. Galloway

A successful process needs a team representing the interests of the population to make the important decisions of improving process and safety.


Talking About Compliance

By Jerry Laws

Send an email telling me why you appreciate this issue and/or where it fell short, and also how we can make it better next year.


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