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November 2012

  • HEAD & FACE PROTECTION: Protecting Workers from the Neck Up in High-Hazard Areas
  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: PAPRs: Primary or Secondary Protection Options
  • HAND PROTECTION: Meeting the Needs of Next-Generation Workers
  • HAND PROTECTION: Take Charge of Your Chemical-Resistant Glove Program
  • CONFINED SPACES: Confined Space Rescue: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • CONFINED SPACES: Confined Space Entry Past, Present, and Future: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • DISTRIBUTOR UPDATE: Distributors Help Customers Streamline Procurement
  • DISTRIBUTOR UPDATE: The Economy, E-learning, and the Bottom Line
  • FLU/HEALTH CARE: Cold and Flu: A Pound of Prevention
  • FALL PROTECTION: OSHA Residential Construction Regulations Compliance
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Why Trained Responders Need Regular Practice
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Cover Story

Nov12 Cover

Confined Space Rescue: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Pat Furr

It is still a very dangerous business, and even with our best efforts, confined space accidents are still occurring.


Features

This is an example of the combined use of respiratory protective equipment and a flexible enclosure as a containment device.

PAPRs: Primary or Secondary Protection Options

By Alan E. George

Several advances are in operational use. They improve the safety of operations and improve user comfort for increased productivity.


Investing in the right fall protection equipment is a crucial step toward compliance, but your responsibilities do not end there. (Capital Safety photo)

OSHA Residential Construction Regulations Compliance

By Craig Firl

Before Dec. 15, conduct an on-site compliance check. Confirm that workers elevated 6 feet or more above the lower level of a structure have OSHA-acceptable forms of fall protection.


There are several options available for cleaning a confined space without entry.

Confined Space Entry Past, Present, and Future: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Robert E. Brown Jr.

Remember: The safest entry is no entry at all!


Cold and Flu: A Pound of Prevention

By Isaac Eliaz

Our best bet is to layer multiple preventive strategies. If one is less than effective, others can fill the breach.


Meeting the Needs of Next-Generation Workers

By Laura Proctor

Their needs vary by age and also by personal preferences.


Distributors Help Customers Streamline Procurement

By Robert Kravitz

Organizations need to know exactly when, where, why, and how items are being purchased -- and this is where distributors can play a defining role.


When selecting combined head and face protection for your workers, look for a supplier that can help your company develop and implement a comprehensive head and face protection program. (Honeywell Safety Products photo)

Protecting Workers from the Neck Up in High-Hazard Areas

By Katie Twist-Rowlinson

Head and face PPE should be rated to meet the rigors of the specific job application, including hazard type, amount of protective coverage required, electrical conductivity, heat rating, and ease of use when worn in combination with other PPE.


Distributors can keep costs down and still provide an investment in quality education and training programs for their staff through e-learning programs specifically designed for their industries.

The Economy, E-Learning, and the Bottom Line

By Mike Sawchuk

While cutting costs in training programs may provide temporary financial relief, there is considerable evidence it can be a very serious mistake.


Take Charge of Your Chemical-Resistant Glove Program

By David Shutt

A challenging factor is potential risk from several different chemicals, each of which requires a different glove material for maximum protection.


Why Trained Workplace Responders Need Regular Practice

By John Jerin

Many EMS professionals complete skill refreshers every 90 days to keep their skills current. A hands-on skill session every 90 days is ideal for workplace lay responders.


Departments

Coming Out of the Cold

By Jerry Laws

To enter, just send me a description of work you're doing now or have recently done in a cold environment –- and your shoe size.


What Great Leaders Do

By Robert Pater

Cycle through the 12 Steps for Effective Leadership, each time with greater nuance, on a higher level.


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