July 2011

July 2011

  • HEAD & FACE PROTECTION: After the Tornadoes
  • FALL PROTECTION: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Fall Protection
  • FOOT PROTECTION: Steel-Toed Assist
  • HAZMAT: What Is Hazardous?
  • OIL & GAS TRAINING: Implementing HES&S Training: A Brief Overview
  • RUGGED COMPUTING: Rugged's Mass Appeal
  • TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: Time to Upshift on Driver Wellness Programs
  • TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: Sleep Apnea: Causes and Solutions
  • OSHA AT 40 SECTION: The Push for a 'Paradigm Shift'
  • OSHA AT 40 SECTION: How the States See It
  • OSHA AT 40 SECTION: Q&A: The Future of the Profession
  • OSHA AT 40 SECTION: Partners in Prevention
  • FACILITY MANAGEMENT: Fighting Fatigue From the Ground Up
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE: The Value of Precision Notification
  • PREDICTIVE SAFETY: The Route to Better Data
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Cover Story

Together, safety professionals and OSHA have "saved thousands and thousands of lives," Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels says.

The Push for a 'Paradigm Shift'

By Jerry Laws, Cindy Horbrook

Is I2P2 the game changer that Dr. David Michaels hopes it will be? And what does the future hold for OSHA rulemaking, enforcement, and cooperative programs?


The Value of Precision Notification

By Timothy Means

Next-generation ENS eases compliance with timely notification.

The types of fall arrest systems used within your organization can impact the rescue equipment needed. (LJB Inc. photo)

The Most Overlooked Aspect of Fall Protection

By Scott Mirizzi, Nolan Miller, P.E., C.S.P.

Employers should understand that by choosing a fall arrest system, they are obligating themselves to develop a rescue plan and corresponding rescue training.

What Is Hazardous?

By D. C. Breeding

A material of relatively low hazard can present substantial risk, while a material with a high hazard might present no measurable risk in certain circumstances.

The Route to Better Data

By John Mavros

Here's how to effectively use your technology to keep your people safe.

Anti-fatigue mats improve productivity and reduce costs. (Crown Mats and Matting photo)

Fighting Fatigue From the Ground Up

By JoAnne Boston

Anti-fatigue mats are an important part of the big picture when it comes to improving worker productivity and reducing costs.

How the States See It

By Laura Swift

OSHA can look to states for guidance in standards development and educational outreach.

Partners in Prevention

By Marc Barrera

Safety's professional associations will play an increasingly important role in support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the decades ahead.

Q&A: The Future of the Profession

By Ronnie Rittenberry

Where are the safety professionals of tomorrow coming from, and will they be needed?

Implementing HES&S Training in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Brief Overview

By Anthony Henley, Angelo Pinheiro, Dave Daly

In general, most companies use a combination of classroom and e-learning delivery methods.

First responders are among the biggest consumers of rugged computers, according to Dell brand manager Joe Trickey.

Rugged's Mass Appeal

By Jerry Laws

These machines appeal to a growing number of industry sectors, and rugged hand-helds aren't far off, says Dell Brand Manager Joe Trickey.

A house in Snow Hill, N.C. lay in ruins after a tornado April 16. (Photo: David Fine/FEMA)

After the Tornadoes

By Linda J. Sherrard

The safety training you do today has a very long lifespan.

The enclosed-toe, all-rubber safety overshoe is a high-quality alternative to expensive safety footwear. (U.S. Safety photo)

Steel-Toed Assist

By Vanessa Mays

Revolutionary rubber safety overshoes. Try saying that fast three times.

Time to Upshift on Driver Wellness Programs

By Jonathan A. Jacobi

Managers, here are five reasons not to wait for DOT to tell you what to do.


Persuading Real Leadership Accountability

By Robert Pater

The best "accountability" is arrived at and embraced within, rather than pushed upon leaders from without.

How We Use the FMLA

By Jerry Laws

Being unable to afford it is the most common reason for not taking needed leave.