January 2013 OHS

January 2013

  • HAND PROTECTION: Leading the Change: The Advent of Technology for Improved Patient Safety
  • HAND PROTECTION: Choosing the Right Glove for the Task
  • FALL PROTECTION: Back to the Basics
  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Lives in the Balance
  • INCENTIVES: Wellness Winning the Day
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/SDS: Essential Next Steps on GHS
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Construction Fatalities Can Be Prevented
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Don't Be Tripped Up by LOTO
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Cover Story

The key is to understand just how much hands-on training and education are required for a person to return to the ground safely. (Gravitec Systems, Inc. photo)

Back to the Basics

By David Lough

Each of these 10 elements of fall protection must be mastered by the end user.


Features

Workplace AED response is quicker and more effective than waiting for EMS.

Lives in the Balance

By Greg Slusser

Workplace AED response is quicker and more effective than waiting for EMS. Speed is the most important factor in saving the life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim.


Residential frame carpenters are at high risk of falls. (Washington University photo)

Construction Fall Fatalities Can Be Prevented

By Bradley Evanoff, Vicki Kaskutas

Our new training curriculum for residential frame carpenters proved the skeptics wrong.


The introduction of pictograms and hazard and precautionary statements will help in reducing confusion, but the GHS format is no panacea for comprehensive hazard communication, either.

Essential Next Steps on GHS

By Tom Jacques

The GHS format is no panacea for comprehensive hazard communication, and several significant problems remain to be solved.


The Affordable Care Act will pay for smaller companies to set up their wellness programs, and it also increases the amount of their health care costs that employers can devote to incentives.

Wellness Winning the Day

By Jerry Laws

As the calendar turns to 2013, the outlook for wellness and safety incentives is bright, says Melissa Van Dyke, president of the Incentive Research Foundation.


Don't Be Tripped Up by LOTO

By Jerry Laws

When a worker is injured, his or her average time lost for recuperation is 24 days, according to OSHA.


The Magid® CutMaster® Aramax® AXB200 glove is manufactured using proprietary Aramax Yarn spun from a combination of high performance polyethylene (HPPE), fiberglass, and synthetic fibers.

Choosing the Right Glove for the Task

By Efi Vrshek

Today, engineered fibers and blends are the new standard in cut protection.


Leading the Change: The Advent of Technology for Improved Patient Safety

By Paul Alper

A lack of hand hygiene compliance is a major contributor to the high rates of health care-acquired infections in hospitals.


Departments

Simultaneous Safety

By Robert Pater

You can simultaneously make a positive impact on several types of injuries with one unified strategy. No question, this is a higher-level leadership skill.