Articles Tagged with ''safety''

Worker’s Memorial Day

“The pain and suffering never goes away”
March 26, 2013

ISHN interviewed Kent McElhattan, chairman of Industrial Scientific, about Workers’ Memorial Day, which will be observed Sunday, April 28th. Q:  When did you first become aware of Workers Memorial Day, Kent?


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Salisbury launches revolutionary Lift Front Hood

March 25, 2013

Salisbury  Electrical Safety announces its new product, the Salisbury by Honeywell Lift Front Hood. The Lift Front Hood is a revolutionary hybrid in arc flash head protection that promises to increase worker visibility, breathability and efficiency.


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Demand for energy exploration, refining and market growth requires cost-effective 24/7 wireless gas detection, risk mitigation, safety

March 25, 2013

The search for new energy sources including shale gas, fracking, offshore drilling, land-based drilling and remote drilling requires faster, more easily deployable 24/7 safety/risk mitigation solutions that real-time gas detection and VOC monitoring provides.


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Top products of the week

March 24, 2013

From restricted space fall protection to a swing-activated eye and eye/face wash unit, here are the top products of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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Weekly news round-up

A "muck" rescue, a near-fatal fall and a new soda wars battle cry
March 23, 2013

From a work-related amputation statistics to a fatigue standard for the oil and gas industry and a fracking “peace treaty,” here are the week’s top OEHS-related news stories as featured on ISHN.com:


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Kentucky coal mine operator ordered to pay fines it owes for 1,244 violations

D & C Mining Corp. taken to court
March 22, 2013

A mining company fought the law and the law won recently, when the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky ordered the D & C Mining Corp. to pay the $1.67 million in safety fines it has so far failed to pay.


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First-ever NFPA 2112 certified outerwear unveiled

Utilities workers and electricians finally have an answer to cold weather flash fire hazards
March 22, 2013

National Safety Apparel has released its newest innovation, outerwear UL Certified to the NFPA 2112 standard for flash fire resistance. These brand new garments are a spin on the popular Explorer Series™ parka, jacket, and bib overall released in the fall of 2012.


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They achieved the impossible

Western Australian resources industry makes year without fatality

March 22, 2013

Resources companies in Western Australia have achieved what many have worked for but no one really believed would happen. In 2012 there were no fatal incidents in the industry.


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Worker's roller coaster fall at Legoland leads to court

March 21, 2013

The operators of Legoland have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker fell from a walkway on a roller-coaster ride, breaking his shoulder and several ribs. Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, registered in Poole, Dorset,(UK) was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it investigated the incident at Legoland in Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire, on 1 June 2011.


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Union teams up with OSHA to protect iron workers

Covers health, training, fall prevention awareness
March 20, 2013

The Steel Erectors Association of Metropolitan Philadelphia and Vicinity Inc. and the Iron Workers Local Union No. 401 have renewed an alliance with OSHA designed to to promote workplace safety and health, provide guidance and training resources, and enhance awareness of OSHA's national fall prevention campaign among steel erection workers in the greater Philadelphia area.


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