June 2011

June 2011

  • VISION PROTECTION: How Much Are Your Employees' Eyes Worth?
  • VISION PROTECTION: Israel Dvorine: Pioneer in Color Vision Testing
  • HEARING PROTECTION: The Value of Ear Plug Fit Testing
  • 2011 ASSE PREVIEW: It's 'Bean' a Very Good Year
  • EMPLOYEE GIFTS & INCENTIVES SECTION: Making Wellness Programs Work
  • EMPLOYEE GIFTS & INCENTIVES SECTION: Climbing the Hill
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Public Access Defibrillators and Your Brand
  • DISTRIBUTORS UPDATE SECTION: 24/7 Supply
  • DISTRIBUTORS UPDATE SECTION: AFFLINK's Transformation
  • DISTRIBUTORS UPDATE SECTION: Grainger's Services Taking Shape
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Detecting and Containing Arc Flash Incidents
  • WELDING: Welding Fume and Gas Exposure
  • FOOD SAFETY: Farm-to-Fork Safety
  • HAZMAT STORAGE: Zero is Good for Green
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY: Take Precautions When Working with Power
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Cover Story

It's 'Bean' a Very Good Year

By Ronnie Rittenberry, Laura Swift

. . . for ASSE, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary and this month returns home to Chicago for its 44th annual professional development conference.


Features

Detecting and Containing Arc Flash Incidents

By Jim Neumann

Power analytics software calculates potential arc flash threats in real time, recommending appropriate safety procedures and PPE needed to work in the vicinity.


The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Climbing the Hill

By Jerry Laws

Nothing has moved fast in the 112th Congress. Getting a tax credit for wellness incentives passed requires a long-term view and a great deal of patience.


The primary sources of information when determining the components likely to be in the fume are the MSDS and/or the technical data sheet from the manufacturer of the consumable electrode/wire.

Welding Fume and Gas Exposure

By Jerome E. Spear

Welding fume exposure tends to be highly variable due to several exposure factors.


How Much Are Your Employees' Eyes Worth?

By Gene Sherman

A safety eyewear program can be effective in lowering worker's compensation premiums. Rates are based on the number of accidents, not their severity.


Containment equipment manufacturers have been searching for ways to be even more helpful while enhancing environmental objectives, such as by using recycled resin in molding spill control products.

Zero is Good for Green

By Glen Carter

Spill containment products made of recycled content conserve resources and reduce waste going to landfills -- a good step in the direction of zero waste.


Public Access Defibrillators and Your Brand

By Chris Gale

Here's why your brand should figure into whether to deploy publicly accessible defibrillators.


The Value of Ear Plug Fit Testing

By Renee S. Bessette

Only one factor was found to be a consistent predictor of good ear plug fit: one-on-one training.


This is an example of a pseudoisochromatic test plate.

Israel Dvorine: Pioneer in Color Vision Testing

By Lloyd Powell

Defective color vision is a risk factor as the number of occupations relying on color grows.


Making Wellness Programs Work Well

By Michelle M. Smith

Ensuring employees are feeling well is rapidly becoming a strategic corporate imperative.


24/7 Supply

By Jerry Laws

Most customers using the FAST 5000SM machines find they have better control of their PPE and MRO supplies than ever before.


AFFLINK's Transformation

By Jerry Laws

Celebrating its seventh consecutive record year, this organization has grown far beyond its roots as a jan/san buying group.


Farm-to-Fork Safety

By Ronnie Rittenberry

The new federal food safety law aims to prevent contamination rather than simply respond to it.


Take Precautions When Working with Power

By Pam Meyer

Basic safeguards will prevent accidents and injuries when using generators.


Grainger's Services Taking Shape

By Jerry Laws

Online SafetyManager, management tools organized into "Four Corners of Safety," was a hot item during the 2011 Grainger Show.


Departments

Leadership: Letting Forces Be With You

By Robert Pater

Removing tension from an organization leads to more lasting and less stressful change.


Join the Conversation

By Jerry Laws

Our first Twitter conversation was a modest success. Send me your ideas for our next one.