September 2020

September 2020

  • WINTER HAZARDS: Winter Hazards Preparation Should Kick Off in the Fall Months
  • OIL & GAS: How Safety Has Become a Priority for the Oil Sector
  • PPE: ELECTRICAL SAFETY: Understanding NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 FF Standards
  • COMBUSTIBLE DUST: Protecting the Plant from Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Breaking Down the Silos to Simplify Industrial Hygiene During COVID-19 and Beyond
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Professionally Distanced: Ensuring Employee Safety Through Remote Monitoring and Social Distancing
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: How Does Industrial Hygiene Relate to Risk-Based Safety Management
  • EMERGENCY EYEWASH & SHOWERS: Optimizing Emergency Safety Equipment after COVID-19 Lockdowns
  • TRAINING: CHEMICAL SAFETY: Chemical Safety in the Times of Sanitation
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Optimize Large-Scale Construction and Turnaround Projects through Data
  • PPE: CONSTRUCTION: Innovation in Jobsite Safety Vest & Workwear Design
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Empowering Workers in an Uncertain World
  • BREAKTHROUGH STRATEGIES: Stressing Safely

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Cover Story

How Safety Has Become a Priority for the Oil Sector

How Safety Has Become a Priority for the Oil Sector

By Henry Berry

The oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous business.


Features

Understanding NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 FF Standards

By Chris Cota

A deep dive into the NFPA 70E and 2112 flash fire standards, and how you can best use them to fit your workers with PPE.


Breaking Down the Silos to Simplify Industrial Hygiene

Breaking Down the Silos to Simplify Industrial Hygiene During COVID-19 and Beyond

By Dave Risi

OHS practitioners must expand their knowledge and programs to account for industrial hygiene.


Optimize Large Scale Construction and Turnaround Projects through Data

Optimize Large Scale Construction and Turnaround Projects through Data

By Igor Avlijas

How data science helps to keep construction and maintenance projects on schedule and within budget.


Professionally Distanced: Ensuring Employee Safety Through Remote Monitoring and Social Distancing

Professionally Distanced: Ensuring Employee Safety Through Remote Monitoring and Social Distancing

By Tim Turney

Technological advancements in monitoring methods—especially personal monitoring equipment—have presented unintended possibilities for aiding in the fight against COVID-19 in the workplace.


Winter Hazards Preparation Should Kick Off in the Fall Months

Winter Hazards Preparation Should Kick Off in the Fall Months

By Dan Killins

Fall is on its way, and so are cold and ice hazards. Make sure your business is prepared for the elements and your workers’ safety.


Protecting the Plant from Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

Protecting the Plant from Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

By Doan Pendleton

Industrial vacuums are the right tool for preventing secondary explosions.


How Does Industrial Hygiene Relate to Risk-Based Safety Management?

How Does Industrial Hygiene Relate to Risk-Based Safety Management?

By Greg Zigulis

Did you know that the ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 Standard provides a framework for OHS management and industrial hygiene? Here are some tips on how to leverage this standard to better safeguard your workers.


Optimizing Emergency Safety Equipment after COVID-19 Lockdowns

Optimizing Emergency Safety Equipment after COVID-19 Lockdowns

By Ryan Pfund

Now that many facilities are reopening, it is imperative to ensure that emergency safety equipment is compliant, in safe working order and in correct placement relative to worksite hazards.


Empowering Workers in an Uncertain World

Empowering Workers in an Uncertain World

By Kevin Mitchell

Should we not create a future where equipment enhances a worker’s ability to perform in demanding environments?


Innovation in Jobsite Safety Vest and Workwear Design

Innovation in Jobsite Safety Vest and Workwear Design

By Zachary Richman

High-visibility vests are under-appreciated and underestimated—especially in an industry such as construction.


Departments

Stressing Safely

By Robert Pater

Stress can erode physical functioning and adversely affect our body, but it also has direct effects on safety.


Leading With Compassion

By Sydny Shepard

Now, more than ever, it is important to be mindful of employees’ entire wellbeing.


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