April 2015 OHS

April 2015

  • FOOT PROTECTION: Selecting the Right Delivery Model and Service
  • FOOT PROTECTION: A Review of the Pros and Cons of Today's Safety Footwear Delivery Systems
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE/GAS MONITORING: LED-Driven Infrared Sensors
  • WELDING SAFETY: Optical Clarity: Why It's Important and What It Means for You
  • HAND PROTECTION: Keeping Hand Injuries in Check
  • HEALTH CARE: Splashes & Sharps: Occupational Exposures in Health Care Settings
  • FIRST AID TRAINING: 'Anyone Can Help Save a Life'
  • RISK MANAGEMENT: The Asset Value of Employees
  • FALL PROTECTION: Don't Sacrifice Safety for Productivity
  • FIRST AID TRAINING: Modern Issues of First Aid Training
  • SAFETY MANAGEMENT: The Other Side of the Coin
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Cover Story

Many splash-creating activities are conducted without the proper PPE because there is a lower perceived risk.

Splashes & Sharps: Occupational Exposures in the Health Care Setting

By Linda Goss

Many risky, splash-creating activities are conducted without the proper PPE because there is a lower perceived risk.


Features

Just becuse it

The Other Side of the Coin

By Danny Smith

Just because it's hard to measure the specific financial benefits of reducing injuries doesn't mean we should shy away from discussing safety's impact on an organization's bottom line.


The occupations with the largest number of lost-time cut, laceration, and puncture injuries in 2013 included construction laborers.

Keeping Hand Injuries in Check

By Fred Elliott

With 139,820 lost-time cases resulting from hand injuries in 2013 alone, according to BLS, this is one of the higher incidence rates among all injury types.


A common misconception is that first aid is difficult and you need an in-depth amount of learning experience to help someone. (American Heart Association photo)

'Anyone Can Help Save a Life'

"Knowing someone on hand is first aid trained should an event occurs reduces the stress level of all the employees and makes them feel safer."


Understanding what a specific supplier can and cannot provide, and what their service limitations are, is critical to the success and overall performance of your safety footwear program.

A Review of the Pros and Cons of Today's Safety Footwear Delivery Systems

By Don Stallings

The best method of obtaining safety footwear for your employees could be a combination of several elements.


Prepared by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, this model determines overall impact of a hazard by measuring its probability and magnitude (severity) against the vulnerability of a particular asset at risk.

The Asset Value of Employees

By Thomas F. Heim

The true value of employee assets cannot be standardized with a simple, flat ratio. Studies performed around the world have shown results vary.


Low-level access lifts are ready to use when they arrive on site, meaning less setup time is needed to ensure a safe ascent. (Custom Equipment, Inc. photo)

Don't Sacrifice Safety for Productivity

By Justin Kissinger

Low-level access lifts are ready to use when they arrive on site, meaning less setup time is needed to ensure a safe ascent.


There are many records and written programs that OSHA does not specifically require to be in writing, but you should have them anyway.

LED-Driven Infrared Sensors

By Bryan Bates

Shining new light on LEL gas measurement for oil and gas and confined space entry applications.


Treating an injured employee is one of the most unpredictable situations and hard to prepare for, so you have to plan for the worst in most cases.

Modern Issues of First Aid Training

By Linda J. Sherrard

Treating an injured employee is one of the most unpredictable situations and hard to prepare for, so you have to plan for the worst in most cases while watching cost where you can.


In the protective toe footwear industry, there are several delivery models to choose from. The most common are utilizing a local store, web ordering, and shoemobile.

Selecting the Right Delivery Model and Service

By Jarrod Beard

At a local store, you have the ability to shop as you would at any other store, get fitted for your correct shoe size, try them on, and make a purchase.


While the United States hasn

Optical Clarity: Why It's Important and What It Means for You

By Jamy Bulan

Viewing your welds through a clearer, better-quality lens allows your eyes to work longer with less fatigue and also less overall strain on your body.


Departments

My Personal Leadership Mission

By Robert Pater

Aligning with human nature can show dramatic results in successfully communicating, heightening relationships, and actuating change.


The Roots of Labor Day

By Jerry Laws

With the strike growing, on June 27, 1894, Congress passed legislation designating Labor Day as a federal holiday.


A Model to Bridge the Gap from Compliance to Excellence

By Shawn M. Galloway

Trust is the glue that holds a culture of excellence together. When people don't assume agendas or hidden motives, followers will follow and groups unite.


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