June 2017 OH&S

June 2017

  • VISION PROTECTION: Your Eyes Are Amazing--They Deserve Quality PPE
  • VISION PROTECTION: How Protective Eyewear Has Changed Dramatically Over the Decades
  • VISION PROTECTION: Safety Eyewear for Computer Vision Syndrome
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY: The Importance of Arc Flash Mitigation
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY: Identify, Verify, and Comply: The Three Pillars of a Successful Electrical Safety Program
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE/GAS MONITORING: OnStar for Your Gas Detection Program
  • HAND PROTECTION: ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 Regulation Updates
  • HAND PROTECTION: Safer Soap: A Look at Harmful Ingredients Found in Hand Cleansers
  • SAFETY 2017 PREVIEW: ASSE's Mile High Moment
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Encouraging Hands-Only CPR
  • OIL & GAS SAFETY: Eight Things Oil & Gas Workers Should Know About Flash Fires
  • OIL & GAS SAFETY: The Significance of API RP 2219 Recommendations in the BLSR Accident, Part II
  • SAFETY MANAGEMENT: Help the 'Bulletproof' Employee Make the Connection
  • SAFETY MANAGEMENT: Why Do Safety Inspections?
  • TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TRAINING: Key Requirements for Employees Transporting Hazmats
  • EMPLOYEE GIFTS & INCENTIVES: Safety Totally Leads the Way
  • EMPLOYEE GIFTS & INCENTIVES: Does Your Safety Incentive Program Need More Carrot and Less Stick?
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Cover Story

Imagine the outcome if elements of consequential leadership made its way into a leadership environment where there is an unwavering commitment to safety excellence. (Make My Day Strategies LLC photo)

Help the 'Bulletproof' Employee Make the Connection

By J.A. Rodriguez Jr.

Inspire conformance through influence, awareness, and definitively through the identification of the harmful and helpful biases we all have, some of them buried deep within us.


Features

"If a bystander is not trained in CPR, then the bystander should provide hands-only CPR. The rescuer should continue hands-only CPR until an automated external defibrillator arrives and is ready for use or EMS providers take over care of the victim."

Encouraging Hands-Only CPR

By Jerry Laws

A study published in Circulation last year found that CPR knowledge and confidence to use hands-only CPR can be increased through large-scale community training.


Administrative controls and warnings are less effective because they rely on workers following proper procedures and safe work practices. (Schneider Electric photo)

The Importance of Arc Flash Mitigation

By Antony C. Parsons

De-energizing equipment does not absolve the facility from the responsibility of performing an arc flash analysis or providing the necessary PPE.


Proper hand washing is key for infection control.

Safer Soap: A Look at Harmful Ingredients Found in Hand Cleansers

By Armand Coppotelli

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 40 percent of workers will suffer from occupational dermatitis at some point in their working lives.


It is best to schedule inspections to ensure good coverage across many shifts and days, as well as when infrequent work occurs, such as entering a confined space or performing lockout on energized equipment.

Why Do Safety Inspections?

By Cary Usrey

Work site safety inspections can be a vital part of your injury prevention efforts if done well.


Hazmat employees should be aware of emergency action plans, spill response procedures, fire prevention plans, and any other procedures that are in place to help prevent injury while preparing or transporting a hazardous material.

Key Requirements for Employees Transporting Hazmats

By Karen D. Hamel

Like OSHA and EPA chemical safety trainings, DOT training helps hazmat employees to recognize and identify hazardous materials and learn how their functions ensure that those materials can be transported safely.


All employers, employees, and contractors within all three segments of the oil and gas industry (upstream, midstream, and downstream) are responsible for ensuring safe and healthful work sites.

The Significance of API RP 2219 Recommendations in the BLSR Accident, Part II

By Hamed Khoshniat

Employers and workers need to pay special attention to minimum recommended safety requirements of approved standards and safe working procedures.


Eye protection is vital to safeguard your eyes and maintain healthy vision across a wide variety of jobs. (3M Personal Safety Division photo)

How Protective Eyewear Has Changed Dramatically Over the Decades

By Gilbert R. Igo

Today's safety eyewear can be so lightweight and comfortable that at times workers don't even notice they are wearing it once it's on.


After an individual renews his eyewear prescription, there are other ways to help reduce CVS. Specialty lenses are now developed to aid the computer user.

Safety Eyewear for Computer Vision Syndrome

By Brent Motchan

Computer work is more visually demanding than any other type of office work.


Flash fires and fuel-fed fires are two different hazards, and it

Eight Things Oil & Gas Workers Should Know About Flash Fires

By Scott Francis

Flash fires and fuel-fed fires are two different hazards, and it's critical to distinguish between the two for various safety reasons.


This is not just the path toward improved safety and lower safety-related costs; it is also the path to walk if your goal is greater customer retention, higher sales, and maximizing profits.

Safety Totally Leads the Way

By Brian Galonek

This is not just the path toward improved safety and lower safety-related costs; it is also the path to walk if your goal is greater customer retention, higher sales, and maximizing profits.


The old standard had five ratings, but the new version nearly doubled it with a new scale of A1-A9. The change adds high-end levels, reflecting the influx of high-performance cut-resistant gloves in the marketplace. (Ansell photo)

ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 Regulation Updates

By Steve Genzer

We're better equipped than ever before to provide hand protection to industrial workers. The biggest challenge is making sure regulations and standards around PPE and hand protection keep pace.


"The Colorado Convention Center is a great venue," said Dan McNeill, director of professional development at ASSE. "We

ASSE's Mile High Moment

By Jerry Laws

This could be the most consequential annual conference for the society in many years.


Gloves and other rubber insulating products must be permanently marked to indicate the voltage class, and the gloves and sleeves must also have a color-coded label identifying the voltage class. (Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. photo)

Identify, Verify, and Comply: The Three Pillars of a Successful Electrical Safety Program

By Richard A. Rivkin

What's shocking is that many workers are not using rubber insulating equipment because they simply don't know they need it.


Safety training is the best way to ensure your procedures are understood and a great way to reinforce safe behaviors. It reinforces your safety goals and reminds participants about the impacts of not achieving those goals.

Does Your Safety Incentive Program Need More Carrot and Less Stick?

By Deb Broderson

Safety training is the best way to ensure your procedures are understood and a great way to reinforce safe behaviors. It reinforces your safety goals and reminds participants about the impacts of not achieving those goals.


To help prevent eye injury, make sure your employees are wearing ANSI Z87+ impact resistant eyewear. (Radians, Inc. photo)

Your Eyes Are Amazing—They Deserve Quality PPE

By Mary Padron

When vision is impaired, quality of life and the ability to work experience a drastic and unfortunate decline. Preventing eye injuries should be a top task on every safety professional's to-do list.


Look for a gas detection vendor that supports communication across the gas detection fleet, spanning personal and area monitors. (Industrial Scientific Corporation photo)

OnStar for Your Gas Detection Program

By Kimberly Madia

How are organizations leveraging historical and real-time data to keep workers safe? As with auto safety systems and services, one type of data isn't enough for your gas detection program.


Departments

Welcome Changes for ASSE

By Jerry Laws

Look for the rebrand to start rolling out in the first quarter of 2018 with a refreshed website.


Why Leadership Development Efforts Will Continue to Fail

By Shawn M. Galloway

Profile your desired leader. What would you see them doing or hear them saying that indicates they are in the right position and a change-agent?


Second Circle Leadership

By Robert Pater

Disconnected leaders are typically stymied when it comes to sensing trends of change, making effective plans, deeply motivating others, and implementing game-changing actions.


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