May 2019

  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Why Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing Matter
  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Why Pick a PAPR?
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Best Practices When Procuring, Placing, and Maintaining Your Emergency Eye/Face Wash and Showers
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: How to Conduct a Safety Inspection Remotely
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Stress in the World of Industrial Hygiene: Is It Understood?
  • AIHCE EXP 2019 PREVIEW: Underestimated No More
  • COMBUSTIBLE DUST: Towards Compliance: NFPA Standard 652 on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Chemical Protective Clothing Selection -- Finding the Best Match for Your Hazard
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: The Truth About Heat Stress and FRC
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: New Considerations for Selecting Flame-Resistant Workwear
  • FIRE SAFETY TRAINING: Fire Safety: Plan, Prevent, Train, Recover
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/SDS: Chemical Management: Five Ways to Meet the Challenges of IH in a Changing Industry
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Cover Story

The last thing first responders need is a false pass on their respiratory protection fit. (OHD, LLLP photo)

Why Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing Matter

By Dawn Bolstad-Johnson

I cannot stress enough how important it is for all first responders to always wear respiratory protection on the fireground—even after the fire is out.


Features

By June 1, 2016, OSHA expects all employers to be fully compliant with GHS adoption.

Chemical Management: Five Ways to Meet the Challenges of IH in a Changing Industry

By Phil N. Molé

The most robust software solutions feature ingredient indexing to help you track chemical ingredients across products while flagging those that are subject to more stringent regulatory standards.


Excessively hot or cold water temperatures in safety showers and eyewashes can exacerbate the very injuries the safety equipment is designed to reduce. (Haws Corporation photo)

Best Practices When Procuring, Placing and Maintaining Your Emergency Eye/Face Wash and Showers

By Eric Clark

It is critical to ensure that the equipment is functioning properly and highly visible in case of an emergency.


The primary causes of heat stress are poor hydration, lack of shade, and lack of rest breaks, not clothing. (Tyndale Company photo)

The Truth About Heat Stress and FRC

By Scott Margolin

It would be a terrible shame to put American workers at risk of catastrophic or fatal burn injury because of an outdated myth about PPE and heat stress.


This CSB photo shows the aftermath of the Imperial Sugar plant explosions in 2008 and is found in the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

Towards Compliance: NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust

By Vahid Ebadat

If explosion preventive measures alone cannot reduce the risk of a dust cloud explosion to an acceptable level, then explosion protection measures must be considered.


Fire Safety: Plan, Prevent, Train, Recover

By Vivian Marinelli

Fires have the highest casualty rate of workplace accidents, but there are ways to mitigate risk.


The LEED-certified, 1.6 million-square-foot Minneapolis Convention Center features 475,000 square feet of exhibit space and 87 meeting rooms. (Minneapolis Convention Center photo)

Underestimated No More

By Jessica Davis

The conference's opening session will feature keynote speaker Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, speaking on "Lessons in Leadership."


One of the easiest ways to monitor safety metrics is by using a safety management software. As you improve your safety performance analysis, you’ll need a system that can handle the influx of data, give you access to real-time metrics, and help you glean valuable insights hidden within the flood of information.

How to Conduct a Safety Inspection Remotely

By Ann Rivers

Remote inspections can be an alternate and effective way to conduct a safety inspection.


A written respiratory protection program must be implemented that meets all of the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.134. (3M Personal Safety Division photo)

Why Pick a PAPR?

By John J. Lenss

PAPRs are useful and often necessary in many types of hazardous jobs and conditions.


Stress in the World of Industrial Hygiene: Is It Understood?

By Ralph Blessing

How does stress affect an employee's health to the point that we need to take it into consideration when evaluating their working environment? Should stress be included in the evaluation to management as a matter of concern?


Chemical Protective Clothing Selection—Finding the Best Match for Your Hazard

By Susan Lovasic

You should strive to gather permeation data for the CPC you plan to use against your actual workplace chemicals.


Test manikin before exposure, dressed in non-inherent shirt and inherent pants. (DuPont Protection Solutions photo)

New Considerations for Selecting Flame-Resistant Workwear

By Caroline Holtzman

In a real-world fire emergency, chances are that workers will need to flee to safety, so it is critical that FR workwear continue to provide coverage and allow mobility to protect workers after a flash fire or arc flash.


Departments

Championing Safety

By Robert Pater

Championing Safety works best when leaders from senior management and worker levels simultaneously come together to spearhead change. This is a proven way to significantly elevate injury prevention performance and culture.


London Fire Brigade Trying to Change Minds on Sprinklers

By Jerry Laws

Sprinklers are present in just 1 percent of the incidents at care homes, retirement homes, and hostels to which Brigade fire crews respond; of the 428 fires responded to by London firefighters at such facilities during 2017, only five of the facilities had fire sprinklers.