March 2018

  • HEAT STRESS & SUMMER HAZARDS: Exploring Measures to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress
  • HEAT STRESS & SUMMER HAZARDS: Reducing Heat Stress with HVLS Fans and Dock Seals
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Lockout Leadership as a Path to Advancing the Practice
  • HEARING PROTECTION: Safe Sounding Workplaces
  • FALL PREVENTION: Ladders -- A Need for Change
  • FALL PROTECTION: Do You Really Need a 5,000-Pound Anchor Point to Satisfy OSHA?
  • HEAD & FACE PROTECTION: Top-Line Concerns
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE/HAZMAT: Is America's Hazmat in Good Hands?
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: PPE Tips for Encouraging Wearer Compliance
  • TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: Preparing for Automated Driving Systems
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Cover Story

Comfort differs greatly from person to person, making it a poor benchmark to judge garment suitability. It should not be the sole determining factor. (Westex by Milliken photo)

Exploring Measures to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress

By Scott Francis

There are a number of ways to guard against heat stress, and those can be divided into preventative measures, protective measures, and proper attire.


Features

The hazmat rules are constantly under construction, with a new requirement or restriction always on the horizon. (Lion Technology Inc. photo)

Is America's Hazmat in Good Hands?

By Roger Marks

Yes, for now. But the world will need a new crop of dedicated dangerous goods professionals to ensure hazmat reaches its destination, safely and on time.


Safe Sounding Workplaces

By Arne Berndt

Using sound mapping software rather than measurements means you can predict future noise levels and take pre-emptive steps to control the noise.


Preparing for Automated Driving Systems

By Jerry Laws

Weighty questions about the technologies include how the current standard for stability control testing can be amended for ADS vehicles that have no steering wheel.


Lockout leadership can be the missing link that drives continuous improvement leading to meaningful change in the safety culture of the adapting workplace. (The Master Lock Company photo)

Lockout Leadership as a Path to Advancing the Practice

By Todd Grover

It is much more effective to share with workers the ways and means the company has decided to do things, rather than let impersonal government regulations drive critical behaviors.


New fiberglass materials are available and can reduce the weight of your ladder by 20 percent. Most ladder companies now offer a lighter-weight version of some ladders. (Little Giant Ladder Systems photo)

Ladders—A Need for Change

By David Francis

The safest way to design a product is to design out the dangers. If it’s impossible to design out all of the dangers, then you guard against those dangers.


HVLS fans are gaining recognition as an efficient way of improving air movement, reducing heat stress, lowering energy costs, and creating a better overall environment. (Rite-Hite photo)

Reducing Heat Stress with HVLS Fans and Dock Seals

By Andy Olson

Dock equipment keeps conditioned air inside. HVLS fans circulate air to boost employee comfort, safety, and efficiency.


Anybody can choose to go above and beyond what OSHA requires. In this case, going above and beyond could reduce the chance that something is done incorrectly.

Do You Really Need a 5,000-Pound Anchor Point to Satisfy OSHA?

By Daniel Huntington

You may be eliminating perfectly good anchor points where it’s already difficult to achieve proper fall protection.


Even if employees do remember all of the layers of protective equipment they need, the inconvenience of having to put on and take off multiple items may deter them from wearing all of the necessary PPE. (Workrite Uniform Company photo)

PPE Tips for Encouraging Wearer Compliance

By Mark Saner

The best way to prevent costly injuries is to promote safe work practices, provide the necessary PPE, and do everything possible to encourage wearer compliance.


Top-Line Concerns

By Jerry Laws

Head and face hazards are a constant for workers in construction, waste management, and in some manufacturing settings.


Departments

NIOSH's Pocket Guide Turns 40

By Jerry Laws

Improving the NPG will be helpful to all of us.


Defining Safety Excellence: What Does Great Look Like?

By Shawn M. Galloway

If it isn't clear to executive leadership what it would look like when successful, expect misalignment throughout the rest of the organization.


Cascading Effects: Preventing Addiction with Safety

By Robert Pater

What we as leaders do and don't can go well beyond just affecting organizational members' work life; it can also impact their personal lives.