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February 2013

 

  • VISION PROTECTION: Hybrid Eyewear Delivers Safety Success in Heavy Manufacturing
  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: The Brave New World of Respirator Innovation
  • FOOD SAFETY: Food Service Safety Makes the Grade
  • CONFINED SPACES: PRCS: Who, Why & How
  • ERGONOMICS: Comfortably Productive
  • ERGONOMICS: 3D Meets Safety at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • DRUG TESTING: Building Safeguards Into Prescribing Practices
  • SIGNS & SIGNALS: The Evolution of Safety Signs
  • OIL & GAS TRAINING: Preparing for 'The Great Crew Change'
  • HEALTH & SAFETY: Product Safety and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

     

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Cover Story

Early refills may be a sign of undertreated pain or possible development of abuse/addiction to the medication.

Building Safeguards Into Prescribing Practices

By Noor Amara

As a risk manager, safety consultant, or claims professional, you can help injured workers better understand their condition.


Features

While traditional safety spectacles satisfy national safety requirements for most hazards, employers are becoming increasingly aware of the need for greater protection. (Honeywell Safety Products photo)

Hybrid Eyewear Delivers Safety Success in Heavy Manufacturing

By David Iannelli

In extremely dirty, dusty, high-hazard industries, such as oil and gas production or heavy manufacturing, the "sealed eyewear" product category is rapidly taking center stage.


Users should know that every time they use the mask, they must inspect it before and after use, thoroughly clean it after use, air-dry it, and store it in an air-tight container.

The Brave New World of Respirator Innovation

By Denise McDonald Dorman

Brisk sales and incremental innovations are the order of the day.


3D Meets Safety at Los Alamos National Laboratory

By Julie Charland

More than 50 percent reported discomfort, tingling, or pain if they had performed glovebox work for more than 10 years, do repetitive tasks as a primary work task, and/or work more than four hours per day in the gloveboxes.


PRCS: Who, Why & How

By Barry R. Weissman

Going back to §(d)(9), we have to prevent unauthorized persons from attempting a rescue.


Eventually, the industry created a common curriculum for land and offshore training: SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf were formed.

Preparing for 'The Great Crew Change'

By Jerry Laws

Widespread managerial turnover in maritime and in the oil & gas exploration and production industry has sparked development of new training tools on coaching and mentoring.


The Evolution of Safety Signs

By Tom Smith

Getting a third-party perspective can help you eradicate visual clutter, create consistency within your facility, and reduce overall costs.


Know what each employee is doing and how that person is progressing in task management and safety.

Food Service Safety Makes the Grade

By Linda J. Sherrard

Know what each employee is doing and how he/she is progressing in task management and safety.


Product Safety and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

By Nancy Westcott

And both of them add to the bottom line.


Have you trained your employees how to properly set up their individual areas, or are you assuming they will run to you if it doesn’t seem right or they start to hurt?

Comfortably Productive

By Keith Bilger

A properly laid out workstation is crucial to a healthy work environment. Twisting, vibration, and repetitive motion have the potential for lost-time injuries, decreased production, and sour attitudes.


Departments

From Edicts to Discretionary Effort: Maturing Your Safety Culture

By Shawn M. Galloway

Never forget the criticality of integrating business thinking into the fabric of safety.


'When in Doubt, Confer'

By Jerry Laws

Our final 2012 webinar reinforced the point that safety managers must use a team approach to address the potential for violence at their workplaces.


The Curve of Leadership

By Robert Pater

Plowing ahead without continuing to assess others' reactions often leaves them on the sidelines during an improvement process.


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