February 2008

  • Confined Spaces: No Shortcuts Allowed
  • Selecting Your Security Provider
  • The Inconvenient Truth about AEDs
  • First Responder: A New Transport Option

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A New Transport Option

By OH&S Staff

Last year, the 6,000-squaremile National Capital Region around Washington, D.C., which includes the Pentagon and offices for about 340,000 federal workers, received the first seven Mobile Evacuation Buses produced by High Point, N.C.’s Sartin Services Inc. Ed Sartin, the company’s president, said emergency responders in many jurisdictions are looking for vehicles that can accommodate multiple patients.

Riding High

By Jerry Laws

TradeFair Group Inc.'s Industrial Fire, Safety & Security conference is growing rapidly, in terms of attendance and exhibitors, and the 2008 edition (Feb. 6-8) offers a strong seminar lineup at Houston's Reliant Center. It has become a leading conference for Gulf Coast petrochemical emergency officials and vendors serving the energy sector.

Eyes on the Prize

By Linda J. Sherrard

It was a model job site, each employee wearing spotlessly clean safety glasses or goggles at every workstation. (Here is where experience comes in, however. The trash cans and floors held the evidence: newly deposited wrappers from someone walking through and handing out new equipment just before the inspection!)


Mental Strategies for Soft-Tissue Safety

By Robert Pater

Do you believe a person's mind can make him sick? Or, on the flip side, the way we think can potentially boost our health?

Control of Propane-Powered Forklift Truck Emissions

By D. Jeff Burton, PE, CIH

Question: One of our forklift truck operators recently complained of headache. I think he might have been overexposed to carbon monoxide (CO).

Tales from the Data Crypt

By Ronnie Rittenberry

Horror stories are the stock-in-trade for Web developers and computer help desk personnel. They are the ones who receive the frantic, middle-of-the-night calls from clients confronted with clawing scrapes and eerie screeches coming from their CPUs, or customers in equal despair wishing their system would make any sound and not just stare at them blankly upon startup, dead.

The No-Match Showdown

By Jerry Laws

Keeping Cool in the Hot Zone

By Marc Barrera

Dr. Mike Holbrook, director of the Robert E. Shope, M.D., Laboratory, a Biosafety Level-4 lab at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, deals with some of the deadliest viruses known to man, including Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, Junin, and Nipah viruses. It goes without saying that special precautions are put into place to ensure total security and safety.