October 2017 OH&S

October 2017

  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Have Stakeholders Kept Pace with Lowered TLVs and RELs?
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Preventing Worker Exposure to Silica Dust
  • WINTER HAZARDS: Winter is Coming and Bringing Workplace Hazards -- Are You Ready?
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY TRAINING: Five Necessary Components of a Successful Company-wide Crisis Drill
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Using Technology to Keep Workers from Falling Through the EHS Cracks
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY: The Most Important 2018 Changes in NFPA 70E
  • HEALTH & FITNESS: Stairway to Health
  • BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY: Social Influences Affect Your New Employee's Safety Behavior
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Testing Your Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Isn't Just an Annual Thing
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Cover Story

In unusual circumstances especially, safety personnel have to slow down and do/say the correct things. We all want the employees to get the job done—safely. That includes protecting the public.

Winter is Coming and Bringing Workplace Hazards—Are You Ready?

By Linda J. Sherrard

Add in two backups in case of a widespread disaster. Many companies have an emergency call back, but if there is widespread power or cell outage due to winter events, what is the backup?


Features

You want new employees to share your vision, embrace your vision, and live by it. How do you influence them?

Social Influences Affect Your New Employee's Safety Behavior

By Brian Dishman

The why is important for all employees and is a critical ingredient to all of your safety communications.


A "qualified person" would need to be able to determine whether each individual assigned a task is capable of completing the task mentally, physically, and emotionally. (Lewellyn Technology photo)

The Most Important 2018 Changes in NFPA 70E

By David Weszely

Are you prepared to make the changes in your facility for the 2018 NFPA 70E updates?


There is a need to use the technology available today to its fullest capability to provide the highest level of protection. (Industrial Scientific Corporation photo)

Have Stakeholders Kept Pace with Lowered TLVs and RELs?

By David D. Wagner

Why is there so much comfort in the status quo when the people who need the protection of these products require so much more?


It is relatively easy to boost stair use in almost all office buildings because fire safety regulations already mandate that stairs are well positioned and maintained. (StepJockey photo)

Stairway to Health

By Seth Valchev

The link between fire safety and physical activity is causing health and safety experts to promote the daily use of the stairs in multi-story office buildings.


Self-contained units should be maintained as per the manufacturer

Testing Your Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Isn't Just an Annual Thing

By Samantha Hoch

With OSHA fine increases of 80 percent taking effect in August 2016, violations for inappropriate or inadequate eyewash and shower equipment have resulted in penalties above $100,000.


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Five Necessary Components of a Successful Company-wide Crisis Drill

By Catherine Maxey

Corporate-level crisis planning should become an integral part of your chemical training program—and the formula for creating an effective cross-company drill.


Training management software assists employers in verifying that training requirements for temp workers are being met, offering them full visibility and control over training workflows across multiple work sites.

Construction Safety: Using Technology to Keep Workers from Falling Through the EHS Cracks

By Chuck Haling

Many of today's on-demand training solutions are highly affordable and scalable, offering hundreds of individual lessons that can be deployed to workers based on their specific training needs and requirements.


When starting workplace air monitoring, think about what needs to be measured—personal dust exposure, dust from a particular machine, or wider environmental monitoring? (Casella photo)

Preventing Worker Exposure to Silica Dust

By Tim Turney

OSHA has provided three different methods for employers to ensure employees are protected.


Departments

Being a Better Safety Communicator

By Shawn M. Galloway

Which box would your employees check for each statement: Excellent? Good? Needs Improvement?


Silencing Big Ben to Protect Workers

By Jerry Laws

"Whilst hearing protection provides a suitable short term solution to the 118 decibel chiming and striking of the bells, it is not acceptable for those working for long periods in the vicinity of Big Ben."


Energy Matters in Leadership

By Robert Pater

Here's the main key: To rocket results, Safety has to be compelling, not just compulsory.


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