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Texas safety culture puts profits above safety, says National COSH

Gov. Perry blames energy industry hazards for high worker fatality rate
February 21, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s recent assertion that his state’s high on-the-job fatality rate is due to the dangerous nature of the energy industry is being contradicted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).


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Are you turning a blind eye to hazards?

Biases can get in the way of decision-making
February 21, 2013

Hazards come in many shapes and sizes—from the physical to the behavioral and all points in between. And the efficacy with which hazards are identified to a large extent shape the overall effectiveness of your safety management system. So what happens when your personal or organizational biases prevent you from seeing things accurately and honestly?


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BCSP releases OHS salary survey results

Pay, bonuses, benefits compared
February 20, 2013

Want to compare your salary with those of your fellow safety professionals? The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has released results of a salary survey conducted in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).


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A complicated challenge: Ensuring health and safety in supply chains

Workers can be safeguarded through cooperation
February 20, 2013

Increasingly, businesses are outsourcing their activities and processes. But what implications does the growing importance of supply chains have for working conditions? A new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) sheds light on occupational safety and health (OSH) within these complex networks of suppliers and service providers.


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UK serious about minimizing work at height

Could architects & designers collaborate in the U.S.?
February 19, 2013

The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has introduced a dedicated work at height information helpline for DIOHAS, the Designer’s Initiative on Health & Safety, whose members include professionals from the major architectural practices, other construction disciplines and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).


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Top Products of the Week

February 17, 2013

From a slide-on pump for multi-gas detectors to a personal air conditioner, here are the week’s top products as featured on ISHN.com:


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Weekly News Roundup

February 16, 2013

Here are the top EHS-related news stories on ISHN.com:


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Time-out designed to avoid surgical mistakes being largely ignored

Procedure meant to avoid performing wrong procedures or on wrong sites
February 15, 2013

A “time-out” instituted to eliminate mistakes during surgery is not being complied with by a significant number of medical personnel, according to a new study. “Methodology and Bias in Assessing Compliance with a Surgical Safety Checklist,” published in the February issue of Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, found that although surgical safety checklists -- such as the perioperative time-out -- have been shown to improve performance on a variety of patient safety measures, some of the items on it are being skipped.


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CSHM certification increasingly sought after by hiring professionals

Safety and health certification programs administered by ISHM include CSHM
February 15, 2013

Up until a decade ago, when human resources professionals were tasked with hiring a safety management professional they often searched for candidates with formal training and a certification such as the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).


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Wildeck’s new 4XLift debuts at ProMat Show

High load capacity 4-Post VRC (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor) now includes patented AutoSenz Safety Control System
February 15, 2013

Visitors to Booth 1252 were treated to the premier showing of Wildeck’s new 4-post VRC design that includes, as standard, the company’s full-featured AutoSenz® D-Series Overload Detection System (U.S. Patent No. 7,408,317).


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