December 2013 OHS

December 2013

  • VISION PROTECTION: Four Considerations for Cold Weather Eye Safety
  • VISION PROTECTION: Eye on the Aging Workforce
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Covering All the Bases
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Next-Generation Gas Detection
  • SIGNS & SIGNALS: Illinois Concealed Carry Law Mandates a Safety Sign
  • WINTER HAZARDS: Safety on Ice
  • HAZMAT: Hazmat by Accident
  • FIRE & EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Fire Protection Systems and Procedures for Large Sites
  • FIRE & EMERGENCY: Flashlights: Critical Safety Tools
  • FIRE & EMERGENCY: Integrating Layered Solutions for Emergency Communications
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Cover Story

By providing safety eyewear specially designed to perform in cold temperatures, wind, bright light, and glare, you can significantly decrease the change of eye injuries. (Honeywell Safety Products photo)

Four Considerations for Cold Weather Eye Safety

By David Iannelli, Kelly Piotti

By providing safety eyewear specially designed to perform in cold temperatures, wind, bright light, and glare, you can significantly decrease the chance of eye injuries.


Features

The sign indicating that carrying firearms is prohibited must be displayed at the entrance of "statutorily prohibited areas," including schools, hospitals, and sports stadiums. (Illinois State Police graphic)

Illinois Concealed Carry Law Mandates a Safety Sign

By Jerry Laws

The sign indicating that carrying firearms is prohibited must be displayed at the entrance of “statutorily prohibited areas,” including schools, hospitals, and sports stadiums.


Proactive injury prevention solutions will bring positive bottom-line results. (Kimberly-Clark Professional/Jackson Safety photo)

Eye on the Aging Workforce

By David Mowbray

Proactive injury prevention solutions bring positive bottom-line results.


Committing to safe practices is required to optimize the protection that advanced technology affords workers.

Next-Generation Gas Detection

By Ed Ligus

Commitment to safe practices is required to optimize the protection that advanced technology affords workers.


Relying on just one method of message delivery during an emergency could result in a large portion of the targeted audience not receiving the message.

Integrating Layered Solutions for Emergency Communications

By Ted Milburn

Relying on just one method of message delivery during an emergency could result in a relatively large portion of the targeted audience not receiving the message.


Protective apparel is evolving to increase workers

Covering All the Bases

By Jay Skie

Protective apparel is evolving to increase worker safety and satisfaction alike.


Being a large facility does have its disadvantages, as well. Job changes, retirement, and reductions in the workforce can all play a role in how your safety management team operates.

Fire Protection Systems and Procedures for Large Sites

By Gary M. Sharpe

Conducting Safe Zone drills and evacuation drills as required is a good measure of your company's safety program.


Do employees understand the Adverse Weather Policy if you have one and know when it goes into effect?

Safety on Ice

By Keith Bilger

Do employees understand the Adverse Weather Policy if you have one and know when it goes into effect?


By providing basic "this is what you do and why" instructions, you help employees help themselves. (Michael Rieger/FEMA photo)

Hazmat by Accident

By Linda J. Sherrard

By providing basic "this is what you do and why" instructions, you help employees protect themselves.


When conducting safety training, don

Flashlights: Critical Safety Tools

By Dawn Dalldorf-Jackson

When conducting safety training, don’t forget what could be the most important tool of all. New technology innovations are yielding important safety benefits.


Departments

Renovating Your Safety Culture

By Robert Pater

You've got to fix the bones of a house before finishing carpentry and cosmetics.


Real Progress at Curbing Smoking Fires

By Jerry Laws

The NFPA report confirms the predicted 30 percent reduction since 2003 in deaths attributed to smoking-materials fires.


Five Vital Questions to Effectively Develop Leaders

By Shawn M. Galloway

It is critical not to separate out a single level of leadership for development opportunities.