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ASSE and Cintas want to hear your innovative safety idea

For the second year, Cintas and ASSE team up to find the world’s most innovative workplace safety solutions and offer a chance to win $3,000

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety programs, today announced that nominations for its 2015 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management are now open.


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Lone workers: the four elements of protection

How can you as an employer practically protect your lone workers, when it is patently obvious that you cannot do so in any conventional sense?


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The business case for safety and health at work:

Cost-benefit analyses of interventions in small and medium-sized enterprises

From the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often referred to as the backbone of the European economy as they account for 67 percent of employment. However, at the same time , they also account for 82 percent of occupational injuries.


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Rack & conveyor guard netting from Carron

Industrial netting products from Carron Net Company are a cost-effective, easy to install solution to help reduce product damage and greatly decrease the danger of employee injury.


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Fast forward: 3 tech developments that could revolutionize safety & health

After being gently woken by natural sunlight (courtesy of a mobile phone app), a worker fumbles for his Google Glass, which helpfully points out any hazards he might find around his home – from a stray child’s toy lying at the top of the stairs to a puddle of water on the bathroom floor – as he gets ready for work.


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Ice bucket challenge safety alert

Opportunity Teaching. Every day, events in the world give us the opportunity to teach a safety concept or principle. When you pay attention to the news and social media you will be able to capture subjects your employees are actually thinking about; therefore, your message is more likely to be remembered.


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GE VP Speech at VPPPA

GE’s philosophy: Fix systems, not people

By ISHN Editor Dave Johnson, reporting from the annual VPPPA conference: Mistakes will happen, it’s human error, people are people working within the context of systems, so GE takes people out of the equation and focuses on risk, the risks of the systems that employees work within, said Ann R. Klee, the VP for Environment, Health and Safety at GE, speaking at the opening session of the 30th annual meeting of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA), in National Harbor, MD, outside of Washington DC.


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Lockout/tagout in the food industry

The food manufacturing industry includes animal slaughtering as well as the processing and packaging of meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable, grain, seafood, beverages, and bakery products.


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How to prevent backing vehicle injuries at roadway construction sites

NIOSH Workplace Solutions brochure

Moving construction vehicles and equipment pose a significant risk of injury and death to workers on roadway construction worksites – risks that are heightened by poor visibility and day-to-day changes in the layout of the site.


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How one company cut work-related accidents by 60 percent in two years

A company-wide initiative that included management commitment and lots of employee commitment led to a 60 percent decrease in Lost Time Accident Frequency (LTAF)* at UPM, a company involved in reformation of bio and forest industries.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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