August 2012 OHS cover

August 2012

  • HAND PROTECTION: New Wrinkles in Hand Protection
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: What's New with Arc Flash Standards
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Don't Let Your Job Run You Down
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Inspection Process Best Practices
  • LABORATORY SAFETY: A Dozen Safety Plans Laboratories May Need
  • WAREHOUSE & DISTRIBUTION TRAINING: Online Training Keeps Things Moving
  • WAREHOUSE & DISTRIBUTION TRAINING: Curbing Forklift Hazards
  • CONFINED SPACE: Farming Should Yield Life, Not Take It Away
  • 2012 NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR CONTEST ENTRIES
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Cover Story

Openings should be large enough to allow unobstructed access by people, including rescuers wearing PPE. (Summit Training Source, Inc. photo)

Farming Should Yield Life, Not Take It Away

By Katherine McCarthy

Confined space training for farms is essential.


Features

What's New with Arc Flash Standards

By Mark Saner

One example: Employees will be required to be retrained at intervals not to exceed three years.


Inspection Process Best Practices

By Cary Usrey

The quickest way to making the entire process ineffective is to fail to look at what is collected or act on what is found.


Although high-speed trucks, scrapers, and other heavy equipment can be a danger, equally dangerous is low-speed equipment backing up. (Photo courtesy of The HNTB Companies)

Don't Let Your Job Run You Down

By Dennis Burks

There is flexibility in determining the best method to warn others working in the area of backing vehicles and equipment.


Often a seemingly small incident can create other risks and lead to further accidents. (Mastery Technologies photo)

Online Training Keeps Things Moving

By Rachel Custer

Meet your immediate warehouse training needs with convenient, low-cost online training.


Because labs have different chemicals and equipment, the required safety plans for each location may vary.

A Dozen Safety Plans Laboratories May Need

By Karen D. Hamel

These plans are instrumental to ensuring compliance and keeping workers safe.


Curbing Forklift Hazards

By Geoffrey Peckham

Most safety signs in facilities today communicate partial information. The newer technology is better.


Dexterity, performance, fit, durability, comfort, weight, style -- all of these factors must be taken into consideration when manufacturing or purchasing gloves. (Waubridge Specialty Fabrics photo)

New Wrinkles in Hand Protection

By Matt Smith

Glove manufacturers are addressing the need for gloves affording higher dexterity.


Departments

How Can We Prevent TWD?

By Jerry Laws

Criminal convictions and incarceration will send a more powerful message, if the young drivers are listening.


Evolving the Safety Culture: Leading Indicators and Influencers

By Shawn M. Galloway

Success is measured by the ability to drive positive, needed change, create breakthrough performance, and sustain the results.