May 2013 OHS

May 2013

 

  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Knowing What You Need, Using What You Have
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Differences Between FR Military Clothing and Typical FR Apparel
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Put Your Fleet of Gas Detectors on Autopilot
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Expect the Unexpected in Any Mold Remediation Project
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Foundations of Eyewash/Safety Shower Protection
  • AIHCE 2013 PREVIEW: Taking In AIHce 2013, in Person or Online
  • COMBUSTIBLE DUST: Reality Check: Proposed Combustible Dust Legislation
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/SDS: Eight Tips to Get a Grip on Your Chemical Inventory
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Cover Story

Tourisme Montreal

Taking in AIHce 2013, in Person or Online

By Jessica Acklen

It's time to talk health and safety in Montreal at the 73rd AIHce event.


Features

The reintroduced bill calls for an OSHA interim combustible dust standard. (OSHA photo)

Reality Check: Proposed Combustible Dust Legislation

By John Astad

Any future combustible dust legislation or regulation must include local, regional, and state governmental participants and an understanding of the breadth of combustible dust-related fires.


Put Your Fleet of Gas Detectors on Autopilot

By Maureen Butler

Automated safety intelligence-gathering systems are helping industrial hygienists and safety managers work smarter while saving dollars to the company's bottom line.


The eyewash and safety shower program is one of the most under-utilized, overlooked, and abused through misuse and mismanagement that we must maintain.

Foundations of Eyewash/Safety Shower Protection

By Linda J. Sherrard

Do whatever is needed to ensure a clear pathway to the eyewash/shower unit. No stacks of junk, excess storage, or trash bins should interfere.


Expect the Unexpected in Any Mold Remediation Project

By Margaret Halasnik, Kelly Clarkson, George Weiss

Asbestos, lead paint, and an approaching hurricane are some of the challenges overcome during a remediation project at a Virginia military base.


Unlike the NFPA and OSHA standards that apply to the workplace, DOD standards for fire-resistant apparel apply only to the military.

Differences Between True Flame-Resistant Military Clothing and Typical Flame-Retardant Apparel

By Carolyn Kidd

Military personnel need gear that allows them to perform their duties effectively and efficiently under various environmental conditions, while remaining comfortable and safe.


Knowing What You Need, Using What You Have

By Keith Bilger

Many jobs requiring the use of respirators can leave employees mentally and physically drained. Tired employees are more apt to get careless and make mistakes or cut corners.


Eight Tips to Get a Grip on Your Chemical Inventory

By Kim Williams

Be detailed -- include the entire product name, manufacturer, product code, container, physical form, and quantities.


Departments

To LIVE Our Own Health and Safety Advice

By Shawn M. Galloway

Standing outside the pharmacy, what should have been recognized as warning signs became boldly obvious and I felt embarrassment for thinking, just 10 minutes prior, that I felt fine.


A New Direction for CPR Training

By Jerry Laws

"We have always had a one-size-fits-all approach, blanketing a whole area with CPR training, and we assume that will get to everyone," said Dr. Comilla Sasson, M.D., MS, the statement's lead author.


The Martial Art of Stress Management

By Robert Pater

Most of us work and live out of control at least to some degree. Yet wherever we’ve worked worldwide, we’ve found everyone seeks to have more control.


Bulwark Quiz