OH&S January 2011 cover

January 2011

  • HAND PROTECTION: Putting the Lid on Chemical Burns
  • FALL PROTECTION: Fall Protection for Wood Pole Climbing
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Push Harder
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Survivor Spreads the Word on AEDs
  • DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: Building In-House Capability
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Noise Control: How to Plan for OSHA's New Interpretation
  • INCENTIVES: Encouraging Wellness for Fun & Profit
  • COMBUSTIBLE DUST: Better Identification of Fire Hazards Needed
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Cover Story

Noise Control: How to Plan for OSHA's New Interpretation

By Mike Taubitz

Designing to achieve the desired reduction in noise without excessive capital cost and negative operational impact is often a delicate balance.


Features

Organizations that fail to take a scientific approach to the human-behavior element of safety are gambling with their futures.

Are You Gambling with Safety?

By Judy Agnew, Aubrey Daniels

How can you achieve good safety leadership?


Trends clearly indicate consumers are increasingly factoring a broad base of green factors into their purchasing decisions.

What Color Are Your MSDSs?

By Kami Blake

You can leverage MSDS data and tools to create greener, safer products and workplaces.


Putting the Lid on Chemical Burns

By Nelson Schlatter

Knowledge and protection can prevent serious hand injuries.


More than 80 percent of combustible dust incidents are fires, most of which cause minor property damage.

Better Identification of Fire Hazards Needed

By John Astad

Stakeholders seeking control measures to minimize the probability and severity of combustible dust incidents should work more closely with the fire service.


Survivor Spreads the Word on AEDs

By Jerry Laws

Detective Gerald Elliott of the Durham, N.C., Police Department was saved with an automated external defibrillator in August 2009. One year later, he and others used one to start someone else's heart.


Building In-House Capability

By Tom Lindtveit

It's time to look in the mirror and take stock. By just providing what the laws and regulations require, we are by default deciding we will do the least we can do.


Anderson said her company sees its program as a way to reduce the use of paid sick days and know it pays for itself.

Encouraging Wellness for Fun & Profit

By Jerry Laws

Anderson Performance Improvement runs its own wellness incentive program as well as programs for clients. The benefits are obvious for all concerned, CEO and President Louise Anderson says.


In its latest round of changes, AHA has adjusted the protocols in areas that will not affect many AEDs.

Push Harder

By Hank Constantine

The AHA's new 2010 Guidelines focus on chest compressions.


Fall Protection for Wood Pole Climbing

By Clifford Petty

With the right equipment and a combination of three basic methods, it's a cinch.


Departments

Enlist the Power of Setting Expectations

By Robert Pater

In my experience, too many leaders have well-intended but murky ideas of improvement. As a result, their organizational staffers swim blind.


Eighty Years in Safety

By Jerry Laws

As the editor of Occupational Health & Safety for 15+ years, about 19 percent of its existence, I believe it is more useful and relevant than ever.