December 2010

December 2010

  • FIRE SAFETY & EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Green Upgrades Save Some Green
  • FIRE SAFETY & EMERGENCY RESPONSE: The Many Faces of Fire Hazards in Industrial Settings
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: AED Mandates Continue to Rise
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Combustible Dust and the Flash Fire Hazard
  • HAZMAT: Use Good Practices Throughout Your Facility
  • SIGNS & SIGNALS: Here's Your Sign to Make Changes
  • MATERIALS HANDLING: Giving the National Guard a Lift
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Cover Story

Combustible Dust and the Flash Fire Hazard

By Scott M. Margolin

Safety professionals are carefully observing OSHA's progress and beginning to take steps in anticipation of the final rule.


Features

Use Good Practices Throughout Your Facility

By Karen D. Hamel

Good housekeeping helps you comply with seven OSHA regulations.


Cardiac Science AED

AED Mandates Continue to Rise

By Jim Madaffer

Oregon requires them for every business of 50,000 square feet or more where the public congregates if it has more than 50 visitors per day. Legislation may be introduced soon in Congress to mandate AEDs in all schools.


Green Upgrades Save Some Green

By Jerry Laws

Building owners can upgrade to addressable fire alarm control panels that are relatively easy to install and troubleshoot, including panels specifically intended for retrofits.


OSHA gave an October 2010 date to complete analyzing comments submitted in 2008 about a proposed confined spaces rule for the construction industry.

Here's Your Sign to Make Changes

By Linda J. Sherrard

Good intentions aside, make sure your shop has a plan of action for correct and appropriate safety signs and signals for various uses.


The Many Faces of Fire Hazards in Industrial Settings

By Reza Pourdarvish, Shahryar Khajehnajafi, Chris Cowles

Because damage can be widespread and severe, responders need effective and rapid consequence modeling of the hazardous materials emanating from a fire.


Departments

'Thermographic Windows' Article Misinformed

There really isn't any such thing as an Arc Resistant infrared window.


Why Big is Beautiful

By Jerry Laws

Why does being part of Honeywell matter? It allows its units to be entrepreneurial and develop dramatically new products, and they can use technologies developed elsewhere in the company.


Anchoring Skills into Daily Actions

By Robert Pater

To move to global-class safety performance and culture, it's critical to apply high-level anchoring for reinforcement and ongoing improvement.