September 2011

September 2011

  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/MSDS: Can GHS Work?
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/MSDS: MSDS Evolution: From Document to Data to Globalization
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Monitoring H2S to Meet New Exposure Standards
  • INCENTIVES: The Narrow-Minded CEO and the Smoking Gun of Injury Hiding
  • HEALTH CARE: Crafting the New Guidelines
  • SLIP & FALL: The New B101.1 Floor Safety Standard
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY: Do You Know How Badly Your Contractors Can Hurt You?
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY: Managing Risk as a Fundamental Business Process
  • VISION PROTECTION: Sights for Sore Eyes
  • VISION PROTECTION: Coming Out of the Fog
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Six Critical Areas in Emergency Shower/Eyewash Programs
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Cover Story

Worker training is probably one of the most cost-effective requirements to effectively reduce risk. (Photo: Square D Services/Schneider Electric)

Managing Risk as a Fundamental Business Process

By Joseph Weigel

Electrical workplace safety deficiencies are among the top 10 violations most frequently cited by OSHA.


Features

The Narrow-Minded CEO and the Smoking Gun of Injury Hiding

By Bill Sims Jr.

Behavioral science has proven countless times that both positive and punishing consequences affect our behavior.


The New B101.1 Floor Safety Standard

By Russell J. Kendzior

Here's the story of how two OH&S case studies lead to a new national standard.


Coming Out of the Fog

By Jodi Groh

Are you seeing all of the barriers to protective eyewear compliance?


Can GHS Work?

By Tom Jacques

Safety Data Sheets will for the most part grow exponentially. And they still will be written by technical professionals for technical professionals.


Do You Know How Badly Your Contractors Can Hurt You?

By James R. White

What training have they had? Are they qualified to the NFPA 70E standard and to 29 CFR 1910.332, 1910.333, and 1910.269?


Portable electronic gas detectors worn by workers can provide a warning within seconds of being exposed to dangerous levels of H2S. (Photo: Draeger Safety, Inc.)

Monitoring H2S to Meet New Exposure Standards

By Rick Wanek

2010 ACGIH guidelines provide an impetus for companies to collect H2S monitor data, allowing them to evaluate and refine their safety and hygiene programs.


Crafting the New Guidelines

By Jerry Laws

Committee members are hard at work on the 2014 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities.


Proper installation of stations may be the most critical element of an eyewash program. (Photo: Cintas First Aid & Safety)

Six Critical Areas in Emergency Shower/Eyewash Programs

By Steven Gray

They work in unison to help ensure that should a shower or facial flush become necessary, there is little risk of the injury's becoming more aggravated.


MSDS Evolution: From Document to Data to Globalization

By Kami Blake

Some may assume that the lion's share of the responsibility is upstream, but downstream employers are not exempt.


Sights for Sore Eyes

By Linda J. Sherrard

If injury potential is so predictable, why are employees so surprised when they are injured? Eye injuries may be predictable, but the exposures are not always apparent.


Departments

Clearing Six Roadblocks to Change

By Robert Pater

It's critical to first formulate and then transmit what you specifically wish to see changed, to what degree, by when and who, with what resources.


SPOTY Applicants Wanted

By Jerry Laws

Oct. 31 is the deadline for safety professionals to apply in the 10th Annual Safety Professional of the Year competition.