November/December 2020

November/December 2020

  • COLD STRESS: Managing Cold Stress
  • TRAINING: FALL PROTECTION: Providing Training for Fall Protection
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • PPE: HEARING PROTECTION: Eight Tips for Hearing Testing Day
  • PPE: HAND PROTECTION: Cold and Windy Calls for Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
  • PPE: HAND PROTECTION: Why Are My Hands Always Cold?
  • VISION PROTECTION: Assessing and Controlling Visual Hazards in the Workplace
  • VISION PROTECTION: A Modern 2020 Vision: How PPE Can Work Together
  • IH: GAS DETECTION: Technology: Transforming Safety for Workers and Communities Alike
  • IH: GAS DETECTION: Why You Should Use Plume Models for Chemical Emergency Response
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Safety First—Mitigating Safety Risks in Electrical and Control Systems
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Lockout/Tagout Procedures—Keep it Simple, Keep it Safe
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Management Commitment is Crucial to Environmental Health and Safety Programs

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Cover Story

Lockout/Tagout Procedures—Keep it Simple, Keep it Safe

Lockout/Tagout Procedures—Keep it Simple, Keep it Safe

By Tom Burgess, Justin Wilson

Employing these techniques can be the difference between a safe, routine maintenance activity and a serious injury.


Features

Why Are My Hands Always Cold?

Why Are My Hands Always Cold?

By Aaron Skemp

Your guide to choosing the best winter work gloves.


Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs

Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs

By Mohannad Kusti

In a post-COVID world, organizations must develop policies rooted in evidenced-based solutions that foster a safer workplace and drive cost savings.


Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Shari Franklin Smith

Assessing risk level and ensuring workers have proper PPE are key steps to maintaining construction worker safety during this time.


Assessing and Controlling Visual Hazards in the Workplace

Assessing and Controlling Visual Hazards in the Workplace

By W. David Yates

Eye injuries on the job today are far too common. Employers should conduct risk assessments to determine hazards and protect against them.


Why You Should Use Plume Models for Chemical Emergency Response

Why You Should Use Plume Models for Chemical Emergency Response

By Eric Fishman

During unplanned chemical releases, there are bound to be more questions than answers. Plume models are the best way to answer these questions and more.


A Modern 2020 Vision: How PPE Can Work Together

A Modern 2020 Vision: How PPE Can Work Together

By Zachary Richman

Successfully combining vision protection with face coverings to protect workers from COVID-19 may be logistically challenging, but it is not impossible.


Technology: Transforming Safety for Workers and Communities Alike

Technology: Transforming Safety for Workers and Communities Alike

By Matt DeLorenzo

Thanks to the advances in digital data capture and recording by sensors and devices, information is a commodity that is not in short supply.


Managing Cold Stress

Managing Cold Stress

By Derek Sang

Cold stress shouldn’t be a risk you and your team overlook.


Cold and Windy Needs Appropriate PPE—Especially Hand Protection

Cold and Windy Needs Appropriate PPE—Especially Hand Protection

By Mary Padron

Hand protection for workers during chilly and windy environments should not be a second thought, as cold stress can lead to several hazardous conditions.


Eight Tips for Hearing Testing Day

Eight Tips for Hearing Testing Day

By Chad Coleman

There’s no official checklist or cheat sheet to make sure hearing testing is an effortless experience—some things come with experience and time.


Providing Training for Fall Protection

Providing Training for Fall Protection

By David Ivey

How to train and equip employees for fall protection to satisfy OSHA regulations and ensure worker safety.


Safety First—Mitigating Safety Risks in Electrical and Control Systems

Safety First—Mitigating Safety Risks in Electrical and Control Systems

By Zach Ganster

Components like proper PPE, Lockout/Tagout and clear hazard communication are essential to implementing “safety first” practices.


Management Commitment is Crucial to Environmental Health and Safety Programs

Management Commitment is Crucial to Environmental Health and Safety Programs

By Russell Carr

Management Commitment pertains to high level leadership’s “direct participation” in an organization’s EHS program.


Departments

Skills Are Safety’s True Bottom Line

By Robert Pater

In this environment, seeing and then adjusting to limitations, weaknesses and blockages is critical to leadership and to safety performance.


2020 in Hindsight

By Sydny Shepard