January/February 2020

January/February 2020

  • DEFIBRILLATORS & CPR: Reimagining CPR Training to Enable More Real-World Applications
  • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH: Weekly Testing Ensures Eyewash/Safety Shower Protection and ANSI Compliance
  • COMBUSTIBLE DUST: The Finer Points of Combustible Dust Compliance Requirements
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: OSHA Silica Regulations One Year In: The Latest Developments
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: The Protection Misconception Surrounding Climbing Helmets
  • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY: Features to Look for in a Temporary Construction Site Fire Alarm System
  • FOOT PROTECTION: Foot Protection Ideas for an Increasingly Aging Workforce: Improving Safety and Preventing Injuries
  • FOOT PROTECTION: The Perfect Fit: What to Look for in a Footwear Provider
  • CHEMICAL SAFETY/SDS: How to Conquer Four HazCom Labeling Conundrums
  • HAND PROTECTION: A New Year of Hand Protection
  • HAND PROTECTION: How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries
  • OIL & GAS: Avoid Fatalities and Injuries in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Seven Challenges of Implementing Medical Surveillance under OSHA's New Respirable Silica Standard
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Technology Poised to Transform Safety

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Features

Foot Protection Ideas for an Increasingly Aging Workforce: Improving Safety and Preventing Injuries

Foot Protection Ideas for an Increasingly Aging Workforce: Improving Safety and Preventing Injuries

By Kevan Orvitz

Keeping all skilled workers within the workplace for as long as possible should be a high priority to any business.


Avoid Fatalities and Injuries in the Oil and Gas Industry

By Karen D. Hamel

The fatality rate for oil and gas workers is seven times higher than other industries, according to the CDC.


Seven Challenges of Implementing Medical Surveillance under OSHAs New Respirable Silica Standard

By Kent Peterson

OSHA’s silica standard addresses many aspects of workplace protection, including having a written plan, environmental monitoring, housekeeping, training and use of respirators.


Reimagining CPR Training to Enable More Real-World Applications

By Richard Lazar

Relatively few people get formal training, while the public generally perceives that only formally trained people can do CPR.


How to Conquer Four HazCom Labeling Conundrums

How to Conquer Four HazCom Labeling Conundrums

By JoAnn Mrgich

Why is HazCom such a sand trap for compliance citations?


Weekly Testing Ensures Eyewash/ Safety Shower Protection and ANSI Compliance

Weekly Testing Ensures Eyewash/ Safety Shower Protection and ANSI Compliance

By Ryan Pfund

Testing is an essential part of ensuring that emergency systems work.


How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries

How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries

By Andrew Shields

Even with rigorous safety protocols in place, the bones and tissues in the back of the hand remain particularly vulnerable to impact injuries.


The Perfect Fit: What to Look for in a Footwear Provider

By James Iwanski

Here are a few things to look for in a safety footwear provider.


Features to Look for in a Temporary Construction Site Fire Alarm System

Features to Look for in a Temporary Construction Site Fire Alarm System

By John Newbury

It makes good sense to have an adaptable, durable, highly functional alert system in place from the first phase of construction to the last.


OSHA Silica Regulations One Year In: The Latest Developments and How Businesses Can Remain Compliant

OSHA Silica Regulations One Year In: The Latest Developments and How Businesses Can Remain Compliant

By Anh-Tai Vuong

It is well-known that airborne carcinogens cause various lung and kidney diseases and liver problems, and prolonged exposure can even result in various cancers.


The Finer Points of Combustible Dust Compliance Requirements

The Finer Points of Combustible Dust Compliance Requirements

By Stephen Watkins

Companies that don’t recognize the risks of combustible dust and fail to mitigate them are quite literally playing with fire.


A New Year of Hand Safety

A New Year of Hand Safety

By Lydia Baugh

The new year can be a promising one for hand safety—but only if employers and workers seriously consider the implications of hand injuries and proper personal protective gloves.


The Protection Misconception Surrounding Climbing Helmets

By Kurt Matejka

According to a report from the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, construction workers have the highest rate of brain injuries among U.S. workers—both fatal and non-fatal.


Technology Poised to Transform Safety

By Peter Grant

This year, safety professionals will have access to a wider array of safety technologies than ever before and the widespread adoption of tech will transform safety programs for the better.


Departments

OSHA to Receive Increase in Budget for FY 2020

By Sydny Shepard

The proposed fiscal year budget for 2020 includes a slight bump in financial support for the Occupational Health & Safety Administration.


The Underlying Secret to Leadership Power

By Robert Pater

The “secret” to high-level leadership power? Lead yourself first.