March 2022

March 1, 2022

Find these topics and more in the March issue:

  • PPE: Hearing Protection
  • PPE: Protective Apparel
  • PPE: Wearable Technology
  • Machine Guarding
  • Construction Safety
  • Summer Hazards
  • IH: Gas Detection
  • Training: Lockout/Tagout
  • Employee Health Screening

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Cover Story

Five Things Employees Need to Know to Prevent Heat Stress Injuries

Five Things Employees Need to Know to Prevent Heat Stress Injuries

By Karen D. Hamel

Heat stress illnesses are a recognized and preventable workplace hazard.


Features

Change Your Outlook on Construction Worker Safety

Change Your Outlook on Construction Worker Safety

By Wanda Sanchez-Miller

Ensure safety managers for construction worksites are equipped with the information they need to help foster a culture of safety and avoid eye injuries on the job.  


Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

By Cheryl Lynn Palmer

Can your company afford not to implement wearable technology as part of its HRI prevention program? 


How Digital Transformation Reduces Safety Risks on Jobsites

How Digital Transformation Reduces Safety Risks on Jobsites

By David Brian Ward

While safety has always been the top priority in construction, it is often compartmentalized.


How Connectivity is Leading the Future of PPE and Creating Adaptable, Proactive Safety Programs  

How Connectivity is Leading the Future of PPE and Creating Adaptable, Proactive Safety Programs  

By Chris Borneo

Advanced technologies are making it possible for safety managers to better connect workers, worksites and workflows for safer, more efficient work environments. 


Taking Safety to New Heights

90th Anniversary

Taking Safety to New Heights

By Sydny Shepard

There is a long history behind the development of fall protection standards, personal protective equipment and the ways safety professionals keep workers safe at heights.


Overhauling Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: The Shift to Fitness-for-Duty and Post-Hire Testing   

Overhauling Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: The Shift to Fitness-for-Duty and Post-Hire Testing   

By Nina M. French

The zero-tolerance era is over; fair and equitable testing practices are the new norm. 


How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

By Shawn Smith

A well-structured training program helps companies avoid the human and financial costs associated with an OSHA violation.


The Many Costs of Neglecting Your Heat Safety Plan

The Many Costs of Neglecting Your Heat Safety Plan

By M.B. Sutherland

It’s easy to think of heat stress as causing cramps, vomiting and even fainting. However, a severe heat illness like heat stroke can forever change or end a person’s life. 


Four Reasons Construction Managers Should Implement Wearables on the Jobsite

Four Reasons Construction Managers Should Implement Wearables on the Jobsite

By Rama Sreenivasan

The benefits of wearables extend beyond safety.


Live Monitoring

Live Monitoring: The Pinnacle of Real-Time Detection 

By Dave D. Wagner

Live monitoring brings an added dimension to real-time detection today.


The Zone Defense of Thermal Hazard Protection Programs

By Scott Francis

FR/AR clothing plays two distinct roles across three hazard “zones.” 


Machine Guarding Best Practices

Machine Guarding Best Practices

By Joseph P. Gasparino Jr., Steve Misuraca

Determining which best practices your organization can manage will determine skillset gaps and outside support selection criteria.


How Smart PPE for Hearing Protection Improves Hearing Conservation Program Performance  

How Smart PPE for Hearing Protection Improves Hearing Conservation Program Performance  

By Rob Brauch

Noise-induced hearing loss results in irreversible and serious impact to a person’s quality of life and overall health. 


Departments

Breakthrough Strategies

Controlling Your Leadership Power

By Robert Pater

Overusing power indeed makes a statement, but often one that just reflects insecurity, not deep confidence.


Editor's Note

No Stress: Safety is Heating Up

By Sydny Shepard

In our issue this month, we are highlighting the hazards workers are faced with when they work in extreme temperatures.