OH&S August 2017

August 2017

  • CONFINED SPACES: Why Use NFPA 350, Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work?
  • CONFINED SPACES: Is 'Big Brother' Watching Me or My Back?
  • LABORATORY SAFETY: Implementing the OSHA Lab Standard
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: A Double-Edged Sword: The Power of Choice in FRC
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: The Do's and Don'ts of Lab Coats
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Interest Remains High in 'Game Changer' Z244.1-2016 Standard
  • VISION PROTECTION: Tips for Combating Fog on Safety Lenses to Improve Safety, Productivity
  • HAND PROTECTION: The Golden Era of Hand Protection
  • NSC 2017: NSC Congress & Expo Races to Indianapolis
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Cover Story

The incorporation of adjacent hazards is an important safety consideration for all confined space entry since hazards adjacent to the space can significantly affect the hazards in the confined space.

Why Use NFPA 350, Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work?

By Nancy Pearce

OSHA tells you what to do; NFPA 350 tells you how to do it by providing supporting information on how to identify hazards, perform gas monitoring, control hazards, and ventilate.


Features

The Chemical Hygiene Plan should detail the measures that must be taken to ensure adequate performance of protective equipment.

Implementing the OSHA Lab Standard

By Jerry Laws

OSHA recommends basing a lab's control strategies on the hierarchy of controls.


MCR Safety seamless knit manufacturing in action. (MCR Safety photo)

The Golden Era of Hand Protection

By Larry Garner

Just as the medieval knights required task-specific protection, today's worker is more of an industrial athlete requiring gear to enhance performance.


The Indiana Convention Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photo Courtesy of Lavengood Photography)

NSC Congress & Expo Races to Indianapolis

By Matt Holden

The NSC Congress & Expo is sure to be a week full of education and innovation in the safety and health market, so be ready to start your engines come September.


Quality is way up, FR durability and protection are a given in many domestic brands, fabric weights are dropping, comfort is increasing, and styles and brands have begun to rival non-AR/FR street wear. (Tyndale Company, Inc. photo)

A Double-Edged Sword: The Power of Choice in FRC

By Scott M. Margolin

Here's how you can safely increase comfort and compliance and reduce complaints.


Annexes provide examples of risk assessment techniques and steps for shutting down and isolating machines or equipment, along with sample policies, guidance on using group lockout, and much more.

Interest Remains High in 'Game Changer' Z244.1-2016 Standard

By Jerry Laws

The Z244.1-2016 standard attempts to help employers and safety managers prevent both violations and worker exposures to hazardous energy.


OSHA 1910.1450, the standard on occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories, serves to ensure that workers in nonproduction laboratories are informed about the hazards of chemicals in their workplaces and are provided with the appropriate clothing and other PPE. (Workrite Uniform Company photo)

The Do's and Don'ts of Lab Coats

By Mark Saner

Use these tips for selecting the best protection for those in your laboratory.


The best defense against fogging is a high-performance anti-fog lens coating. The most reliable coatings employ dual-action properties. (Uvex Safety Eyewear photo)

Tips for Combating Fog on Safety Lenses to Improve Safety, Productivity

By Wanda Sanchez-Miller

When safety eyewear fogs, workers have little choice but to remove it and wipe it clear, which can lead to repeated interruptions throughout the shift.


Workers need to trust and believe that leaders are looking out for their safety. Taking action on the hazards found is a quick way to earn that trust. (Industrial Scientific Corporation photo)

Is 'Big Brother' Watching Me or My Back?

By Jason Fry

If your best friend, whom you’ve known for years, suddenly fell over in a confined space, how would you respond? Would you rush in to save him or her?


Departments

The Golden Gate Bridge at 80

By Jerry Laws

How fitting that one of the best-known symbols of the modern U.S. safety industry is adding stainless steel suicide prevention nets.


The Three Leadership Laws of Physical and Organizational Motion

By Robert Pater

The Laws of Motion are an actual physical set of laws describing the workings of universal forces. Leaders can thoughtfully and strategically apply these to successfully navigate through the challenges of Safety leadership.


What Are Your Safety Roles, Responsibilities, and Results?

By Shawn M. Galloway

Individuals at any level should be able to see themselves as actors in the strategy.


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