February 2011

February 2011

  • VISION PROTECTION: Those Glaring Issues
  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Combination Unit Rulemaking Planned
  • CONFINED SPACES: What Can Go Wrong in Confined Space Rescues
  • CONFINED SPACES: An Online Course for Confined Space Awareness
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Building In-House Capability, Part 2
  • FOOD INDUSTRY SAFETY: Preventing Slip-and-Fall Injuries
  • SIGNS & SIGNALS: Going Green
  • DRUG TESTING: Q&A: Getting Serious About Painkillers
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Cover Story

OSHA has reported that 29 CFR 1910.22, its walking-working surfaces standard, was the seventh-most-cited standard by its compliance officers in the Eating Places Industry Group from October 2008 through September 2009.

Preventing Slip-and-Fall Injuries

By Jerry Laws

Housekeeping and buying the right mat for the task and location are essential parts of the solution for food service companies.


Combination Unit Rulemaking Planned

By Jerry Laws

A NIOSH regulation for CBRN combination unit respirators is coming in FY2012 and is being timed to coincide with the 2013 edition of NFPA 1981.

Using recycled content or other greener product alternatives can demonstrate to a workforce a commitment to continuous improvement and resource conservation.

Green's Growing Popularity

By Tom Prinzing

Safety products will continue to evolve into safer designs that will treat our environment better in the long term.

What Can Go Wrong in Confined Space Rescues

By Scott Goodwin

In any confined space rescue, some common denominators should be established immediately, including air monitoring.

Would-be rescuers too often are victims in confined space incidents.

An Online Course for Confined Space Awareness: Challenges and Opportunities

By Leslee M. Yadav

An introductory-level online course augments formal confined space training but is not meant to replace it.

Those Glaring Issues

By Linda J. Sherrard

It can be tough to maintain focus and priorities. Use whatever works to keep yourself "up" on vision program safety so it stays in the forefront of your efforts.

Building In House Capability, Part 2

By Tom Lindtveit

Putting together an emergency response plan for your company can go a long way toward helping everyone work as a team on many levels.

Getting Serious About Painkillers

By Jerry Laws

"No matter how much a person tries to concentrate behind the wheel, their brain is not functioning properly, and therefore motor performance and operation are severely impaired."


Engaging Employee Energy

By Robert Pater

No question it's easier to lose trust than to rebuild it. But it is possible to right this ship.

States Challenged by 2009 MUTCD Deadlines

By Jerry Laws

The safety elements of our roads and highways shouldn't be left behind.