July/August 2021

July/August 2021

  • IH: CONFINED SPACES: Proper Use of Fall Protection PPE in a Confined Space
  • IH: CONFINED SPACES: Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Options for Cleaning Confined Spaces
  • IH: CONFINED SPACES: Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations
  • PPE: HAND PROTECTION: Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE
  • PPE: HAND PROTECTION: Why Wear Anti-Vibe Gloves
  • PPE: RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Properly Choosing and Using Respiratory Protection
  • PPE: HEAD & FACE PROTECTION: Does My Face Covering Work? Ask ATSM F3502
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Achieving Operational Excellence through a Digital Worksite
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Fall Rescue Plans: How to Respond in an Emergency
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Building Boldly: New Safety and Regulatory Realities
  • TRAINING: LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Tag in Supervisors on Lockout/Tagout
  • TRAINING: LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Steps to Increase Safety and Strengthen LOTO Training
  • TRAINING: LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Lockout/Tagout Can Save Lives
  • LAB SAFETY: The Fundamentals of Lab Safety
  • EMERGENCY EYEWASH & SHOWERS: How Lean Design Improves Efficient Use
  • FACILITY SAFETY:Facility Managers Play a Pivotal Role in Safety Building, Renovating and Demolishing
  • FACILITY SAFETY: An Agile Framework for Occupational Health and Mitigation
  • SAFETY LEADERSHIP: Communication Insights for Supervision

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Cover Story

Confined Space 101: What You Need to Know About Fall Protection PPE 

Confined Space 101: What You Need to Know About Fall Protection PPE 

By Anne Osbourn

Planning, preparation and proper equipment is key to protecting confined space workers from fall hazards. 


Features

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

Excelling at Safety Means Making Worker Well-Being a Priority on the Job Site

By Kris Corbett

Leaving the worksite pain free for activities outside of work is critical for a healthy worker and a safer jobsite. 


Building Boldly: Construction Responds to New Safety and Regulatory Realities

Building Boldly: Construction Responds to New Safety and Regulatory Realities

By Greg Enright

The construction industry continues to be the most dangerous in which to work in America.


Tag In Supervisors on Lockout/Tagout Training 

Tag In Supervisors on Lockout/Tagout Training 

By Ray Prest

In rare instances, procedures like LOTO are overlooked due to blatant disregard.


Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Options for Cleaning Confined Spaces  

Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Options for Cleaning Confined Spaces  

By Doan Pendleton

Heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaners can eliminate the need to enter confined spaces for cleaning, reducing hazards and costs in a variety of ways. 


Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible

Why Wear Anti-Vibe Gloves?

By Aaron Skemp

Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible.


How Lean Design Improves Efficient Use of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes 

How Lean Design Improves Efficient Use of Emergency Showers and Eyewashes 

By Ryan Pfund

Management should uncover emergency safety shower procedures and equipment that are not doing the job sufficiently or correctly.


Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

Combining Innovations for the Perfect PPE

By M.B. Sutherland

Manufacturers have begun combining the newest innovations and technologies to suit specific applications and industries. 


An Agile Framework for Occupational Health Mitigation

By Saso Krstovski

Occupational hazards require continuous assessment and evaluation to ensure the sustainment of zero hazard occurrences. 


Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

Respirator Fit Testing, Assigned Protection Factors and Maximum Use Concentrations 

By Gregory Boothe

The respiratory protection standard includes a requirement for a medical clearance for required use of tight-fitting respirators and for some specific respirators even with voluntary use.


Facility Managers Play a Pivotal Role in Safely Building, Renovating and Demolishing Structures 

Facility Managers Play a Pivotal Role in Safely Building, Renovating and Demolishing Structures 

By Valerie Ziavras

It’s important to understand the factors that most frequently contribute to construction site fires so that needed steps to minimize associated risks can be taken. 


8 Steps to Increase Safety and Strengthen Your LOTO Training Program

8 Steps to Increase Safety and Strengthen Your LOTO Training Program

By JoAnn Mrgich, Colwin Chan

Preventing injury and loss of life is undeniably the number one reason to strengthen any safety program. 


Achieving Safety and Operational Excellence through a Digital Worksite 

Achieving Safety and Operational Excellence through a Digital Worksite 

By Igor Avlijas

It’s no surprise there is an increase in leading organizations transitioning into digital worksites.


Communication Insights for Supervision and Safety

Communication Insights for Supervision and Safety

By Peter Furst

Communication is key when it comes to success in the workplace.


Does My Face Covering Work? Ask ASTM F3502

Does My Face Covering Work? Ask ASTM F3502

By Hugh Hoagland, Michael McDonald, Ruwan Wijesundera, Rob Taylor, Brian Shiels

Each industry has its own unique hazards, making the search for a face covering difficult.


Fall Rescue Plans — What to Include and How to Respond in an Emergency  

Fall Rescue Plans — What to Include and How to Respond in an Emergency  

By David Ivey

You need a plan of action for your crews to follow in the event of a fall.


As safety professionals, we need to always consider the electrical issue as it relates to lockout/tagout.  

Lockout/Tagout Can Save Lives

By Jeff Buckau

As safety professionals, we need to always consider the electrical issue as it relates to lockout/tagout.  


The Fundamentals of Lab Safety

The Fundamentals of Lab Safety

By Sydny Shepard, Derek Sang

Labs are often home for some of the most dangerous hazards. Here’s how employees can stay safe.


Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

Understanding the Differences Between Construction and General Industry Confined Space Regulations 

By Megan Scherer, Joseph Harkleroad

Because construction was specifically excluded from following the general industry confined space standard, OSHA would have to cite concerns in the construction industry under several different areas.


Departments

Battling Distractions, Peer Pressure and Complacency

By Sydny Shepard


Leadership Mindset

By Robert Pater

High-level leadership has always been a heightened challenge; even more so during these times.