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Implement electrical maintenance safety devices programs

By Martin Robinson
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Electrical accidents, such as arc flashes, happen daily; however, there are ways companies and individuals can reduce the occurrence of these accidents and protect everybody concerned from the physical, financial and statutory consequences.


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Integrate JSAs with training, documenting, reporting & auditing

By Tim Lozier
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In the world of manufacturing, there are inherent risks. These risks are often related to product manufacturing or are just everyday risks that exist throughout the organization.


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DuPont Sustainable Solutions introduces new training methods to enhance operational risk management

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Global operations management consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions has announced the creation of a new suite of methodologies aimed at helping companies to bolster their operational risk management systems.


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I failed as a professor, and it was awesome

Last fall, I taught my first collegiate sustainability course for the University of Iowa’s Evening MBA Program. If you’re like me — a recovering perfectionist — you can relate to this story. When environmental issues you care about can often (literally) seem like life or death… the end of the world, etc… then every decision feels like it carries a lot of weight.


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Supervisor safety liability: Four common exposures

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The responsibilities and expectations placed on supervisors are enormous at times—production, workforce management, quality control, budgets, and of course safety. These “deliverables” communicated to them by management require the supervisor to work within the employers system to effectively perform their duties.


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New generation safety software improves training results

By Marc Resnick
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Software has gone through a fundamental shift over the past decade or so.


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Electrical workers are creatures of habit, too

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Adapting to the safe work practices of NFPA 70E likely means some major changes in how your electrical workers have done things in the past. Your electrical workers likely didn’t think twice about opening an energized 480 volt electrical panel. Now with standards in place, they must first determine arc flash hazard levels, PPE, safety boundaries and fill out an energized work permit.


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Verizon agrees to step up safety training after worker electrocuted

Company reaches settlement with Labor Dept.
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Telecommunications giant Verizon has agreed to provide enhanced electrical safety training to its New York field technicians, following the fatal electrocution of a worker in Brooklyn on Sept. 14, 2011.


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Electrical safety training Q&A

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Ron Spataro, Director of Marketing, and Steve Foutch, Vice President sales and Operations, both of AVO Training Institute, Dallas, TX (www.avotraining.com) (877-594-3156; 214-330-3522) answer questions from ISHN magazine about electrical safety training.


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Safety awards should never be used as a carrot

By Dennis Kundert

In 2005 I completed a dissertation on the effectiveness of safety awards on reducing at-risk behaviors. Although not primarily directed at safety, I was surprised to learn that there is a goodly amount of literature on the subject; particularly within the behavioral sciences.


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