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March 1, 2023

Find these topics and more in the February/March issue:

  • IH: Gas Detection
  • PPE: Hearing Protection
  • PPE: Protective Apparel
  • PPE: Foot Protection
  • Construction Safety
  • Summar Hazards
  • Fall Protection
  • Training Software
  • Emergency Showers & Eyewash
  • Welding
  • Employee Health Screening

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Hearing Protection: The Dangers of Non-Compliance

By Sydny Shepard

Hearing health is more important than you might think.


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Using Technology to Improve Safety Training

By Alex Saurman, Sydny Shepard

How can both older and newer technologies play a role in teaching workers about safety? 

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Summer Heat and More: An All-Hazard Approach to Working Outdoors

By Karen D. Hamel

Employers and employees need to watch out for more than just hot weather during the summer.

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Reframing Eyewear: Meeting Workforce Needs with Technology and Advancements

By Vincent Azibert

New eyewear technology can help workers stay safe and comfortable while doing their job.

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Personal Protective Equipment: The Pains of Staying Pain-Free

By Cindy Pauley

What PPE challenges are professionals facing, and how can they be solved?

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Occupational Health Hazards in the Welding Industry 

By Alex Saurman

Welders might be at risk for certain health hazards. Luckily, there are ways to mitigate them.

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The Challenges of Bringing Stretch to FR Denim

By Chris Romansky

Product developers must consider the variation of stretch, standards, partnerships and laundering.

man with a hardhat checking a gas detection monitor

3 Gas Detection Practices to Leave Behind in 2023 and 3 to Take with You

By Dante Moore

Improve the safety of your workers with new approaches to gas detection and safety programs.

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Reducing Injuries and Increasing Productivity with Onsite Athletic Trainers 

By Paul Goren, Leif Anderson

Athletic trainers can work with onsite nurses to create a stronger and healthier workplace.

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Safety Footwear is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

By Robin Skillings

When selecting footwear, workers should consider multiple factors to ensure their safety.

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Ensuring Safety with Quality Footwear

By Tito Warren

There are four key factors to keep in mind when choosing the right safety footwear for workers.

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Construction Safety in the Atypical Wake of Worker Turnover

By Ray Prest

Now is a great time to invest in safety training. Here’s why.

person with blue sleeve holding unlabeled gas detector

Does Real-Time Data Enhance Gas Detection Programs?

By Anne Osbourn

Three reasons why the answer is yes, and why this type of data does more than help with decision-making.

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Designing for Safety with Emergency Eyewashes and Shower Devices 

By Ryan Pfund

Consider these factors when selecting an emergency eyewash or shower device for your workplace. 

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Is Your Fall Protection Program Falling Short?

By Steve Crocker

Consider these three areas to improve your program.

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Growing a ‘Culture of Safety’ Mindset

By David Kopf

What are the practices and standards that organizations should prioritize when protecting those working at height? An expert shares some insights.


Increasing Safety Confidence

By Robert Pater