Environmental and Occupational Health

Some jobs harder on the heart than others, study finds

Stress at work raises risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if the job is blue-collared, according to a new study. The study added that being unemployed might be just as unhealthy.

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Tomorrow is N95 Respirator Day!

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The N95 respirator is important to the health and safety of workers in many different industries. This type of respirator forms a seal against the user’s face, preventing penetration around the edges, and the filter protects workers against at least 95 percent of airborne particles.

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OSHA, Global Cold Chain Alliance renew agreement to prevent hazmat exposure

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Global Cold Chain Alliance to continue working together to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems. The alliance will also focus on improving the process safety management programs for these systems.

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Thought leadership: 21 essays on advice for pros

Listed below are 21 essays that give advice for safety professionals.

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How to select the right CO sensors for your application

The short answer is “no, all carbon monoxide (CO) sensors are not the same.” C

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The cornerstone of gas detection requires on-the-spot knowledge

Properly calibrated gas monitors are the cornerstone of gas detection, an essential safeguard and standard practice for many industries, such as offshore and on-shore oil and gas drilling operations

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How infrared sensors measure LEL combustible gas

Non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) sensors are increasingly being used in multi-sensor instruments to measure LEL combustible gas.

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The green chemistry economy

Combining science and business, green chemistry promises a new generation of safer substitutes for hazardous ingredients, renewable raw materials for everyday products

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Keep it green: Reduce VOC emissions

A number of studies going back more than 20 years have confirmed that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can have a detrimental impact on human health.

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Resources for agricultural safety

Farmers & ranchers, poultry and dairy industries

Farmers are at considerable risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Farmers receive more ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure than the general public for many reasons, including:

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Scenes from the World of Safety

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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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE


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