May 2014 OHS

May 2014

  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: A Comparison of Surgical Masks, Surgical N95 Respirators, and Industrial N95 Respirators
  • HEARING PROTECTION: The Fit Testing Revolution
  • VISION PROTECTION: Choosing the Best Protective Eyewear
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING: Get Everyone On the Same Page
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Is Your Safety Shower a Dangerous Trap?
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Emergency Response Protection Against Hypothermia
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Five Features to Look For in Your Next Gas Monitor
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Don't Underestimate the Importance of LEL Correlation Factors
  • AIHCE 2014 PREVIEW: Celebrating AIHA's 75 Years
  • COMBUSTIBLE DUST: Combustible Dust Basics: How to Collect a Sample and What Does a Go/No-Go Test Mean?
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/GHS: GHS Adoption in the Face of Daubert
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Cover Story

The famous San Antonio River Walk is a mecca for tourists and a cool oasis during the summer. (San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau photo)

Conference Celebrates AIHA's 75 Years

By Jamie Friedlander

San Antonio features gorgeous botanical gardens; restaurants, bars, and galleries along the famed River Walk; SeaWorld San Antonio; Six Flags Fiesta Texas; and a wax museum.


Features

Wholesale adoption of GHS hazard classsification principles will disrupt chemical hazard assessment programs and heighten problems manufacturers and importers will face.

GHS Adoption in the Face of Daubert

By James M. Hofert, Daniel W. McGrath, Frederick J. Ufkes

Unfortunately, wholesale adoption of GHS hazard classification system principles will disrupt various chemical hazard assessment programs and heighten problems manufacturers and importers will face.


Wise executives ensure that all potential exposure is properly prepared for, with compliant equipment.

Is Your Safety Shower a Dangerous Trap?

By Michael R. Armatage

It is management's responsibility to know and comply with current treatment preparation requirements and to acquire emergency response equipment that will provide such treatment.


The AXION MSR eyewash uses an inverted water stream, replicating health care standards. (Haws Corp. image)

Emergency Response Protection Against Hypothermia

By Kathryn Hess

Evaluating the proper, ANSI-compliant enclosed safety solutions for your climates is an important first step in determining the right solution.


Every employee needs to be able to answer six questions during an emergency. (New Pig photo)

Get Everyone on the Same Page

By Karen D. Hamel

Every employee needs to be able to answer these six questions in an emergency.


This CSB photo shows the aftermatch of the dust explosion and fire on Feb. 20, 2003, at the CTA Acoustics manufacturing plant in Corbin, Ky. killing seven workers.

Combustible Dust Basics: How to Collect a Sample and What Does a Go/No-Go Test Mean?

By AnnMarie Fauske

Any activity that creates dust should be investigated to see whether there is a risk of that dust being combustible.


Your team

Don't Underestimate the Importance of LEL Correlation Factors

By Scott Jubeck

Your team's safety depends on selecting the right correlation factor, calibration gas, and LEL sensor for your application.


This photo shows Theresa Schulz conducting an ear plug fit testing session. (Howard Leight by Honeywell/Honeywell Safety Products photo)

The Fit Testing Revolution

By Jerry Laws

More and more studies are coming out that document the benefits of ear plug fit testing for industrial workers.


Safety glasses selection seems simple on the surface, but many factors should influence the choice. (MCR Safety photo)

Choosing the Best Protective Eyewear

By Mike Myrick

Safety glasses selection seems so simple on the surface, but many factors should influence the choice.


Integrating devices with fast response times into your gas detection toolkit contributes to a stronger safety culture.

Five Features to Look For in Your Next Gas Monitor

By Ed Ligus

Integrating devices with fast response times into your gas detection toolkit contributes to a stronger safety culture.


The most important thing to remember about surgical masks is that they are not designed to pass fit tests. (Moldex-Metric photo)

A Comparison of Surgical Masks, Surgical N95 Respirators, and Industrial N95 Respirators

By

The most important thing to remember about surgical masks is that they are not designed to pass a fit test. Their purpose is to help protect the environment and nearby persons from the wearer's contaminants.


Departments

Advancing AIHA's Good Samaritan Project

By Jerry Laws

Many states provide this protection to engineers and architects. Industrial hygienists and other safety and health professionals should have it, as well.


Is Winning or Losing a Safety Culture Habit?

By Shawn M. Galloway

Winning in safety isn't necessarily accomplished with more effort, programs, activities, paperwork, and meetings. In fact, many times, less is more.


Balancing Leadership Perspective

By Robert Pater

Every leader has daily choices about how much to maintain continuity toward objectives and how to seek out and be receptive to new opportunities.