May 2011

May 2011

  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Voluntary Use of Respirators: A Plain-Language Look at OSHA Requirements
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Why FR Clothing?
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Preventive Safety
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Gas Detection for Your Building's Mechanical System
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: The Ultimate Emergency Shower
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING: Keeping the FUN in Fundamentals
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING: Think the Unthinkable in Disaster Planning
  • COMBUSTIBLE DUST: Dust to Dust
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/MSDS: TSCA Regulations: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Reforms
  • BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY: What Determines Your Next Safety Focus?
  • AIHCE 2011 PREVIEW: Northwest Convergence
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Cover Story

Without useful data, there is no way to screen gas detection issues that are happening in the field, securely record them, and then prescribe ways to fix them.

Preventive Safety

By Candace Adrian

After arming a worker with a gas detector, how do you know the instrument is working as it should? How do you know whether the worker is using it at all?


Features

What Determines Your Next Safety Focus?

By Shawn M. Galloway

Consider mapping how safety communication flows within your organization.


Keeping the FUN in FUNdamentals

By Barry R. Weissman

Try out these methods to make your hazard communication training fun and informative for employees.


Think the Unthinkable in Disaster Planning

By Stefanie Williams

Looking at the real challenges the company is facing or could face in the future enables accurate gap analysis and development of a plan of action.


TSCA Regulations: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Reforms

By Kami Blake, Erin McVeigh

Now is the time to digest the full complement of new rules, evaluate the impact to organizational reporting, determine whether gaps exist in expertise or capabilities, and understand what options exist to fill those gaps.


A refrigerant gas sensor is positioned near each piece of chiller equipment that could potentially leak and cause a hazard.

Gas Detection for Your Building's Mechanical System

By Kimberly Fletcher

Gas monitoring for the entire system is critical, not only for compliance reasons, but also for protecting your people and operation.


Voluntary Use of Respirators: A Plain-Language Look at OSHA Requirements

By Travis Rhoden

OSHA encourages employees to use NIOSH-approved respirators for voluntary use, but this is not specifically required.


Why FR Clothing?

By Mark Saner

Learn whether FR is right for your company and, if so, how to comply with industry standards.


Northwest Convergence

By Ronnie Rittenberry

Innovation, integration, inspiration--and wood dust--will be in the spotlight this month at the 72nd American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition.


As with all investments, research before the sale of an explosion-proof vacuum is key.

Dust to Dust

By Paul R. Miller

A seemingly harmless particle raises explosive issues.


Departments

Railroads On a Roll

By Jerry Laws

2010 was the safest year in the history of U.S. freight railroading.


Leadership Made Easy

By Robert Pater

Trying to go it alone can show limited results. Make it easy for others to help you.