Occupational Safety

AEM releases new Crane Safety Video, updated Crane Safety Manual

Companion pieces outline current industry best practices, include OSHA requirements

A new live-action Crane Safety Video and extensively revised Crane Safety Manual from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) provide machine operators with a look at current industry best practices, including U.S. OSHA 1926:1400 crane standard requirements.

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Arc flash victim survives 80% burns & 17 surgeries

A 29-year-old technician at a windmill survived 80% burns caused by a massive electric shock at his workplace in India, in a recovery that took six weeks and 17 surgeries, according to theBangalore Mirror.

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Mentors help ease learning curve for new safety hires

Mentors help ease learning curve for new safety hires

Companies that support a robust mentor program for new safety employees are more apt to reduce the learning curve they face and retain their services longer, an important feat considering competition to keep them will rise with an estimated 25,000 safety practitioners retiring by 2016.

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A U.S. Department of Labor Blog post

Recommitting to safety on National Miners Day

The following was posted on Saturday, Dec.  6: One hundred seven years ago today in Monongah, West Virginia, 362 coal miners – many of them teenage boys — went to work and never came home. That morning, an explosion ripped through two connected mines.

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Survey: 67% of safety pros conduct arc flash assessments

A survey conducted by Littelfuse, Inc. reveals that arc flash safety is a priority among plant professionals and that protection technologies such as arc-flash relays are rapidly growing in popularity.

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USPS mail handler fired following work-related injury

Witness statements contradict USPS’ “unsafe manner” claim

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal service for firing a mail handler who sustained a workplace injury. OSHA’s Nick Walters called the USPS’ actions regarding the employee at the Sharonville, Ohio facility “retaliation.”

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OSHA, oil and gas industry form safety and health alliance

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels signed a two-year alliance this week with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network (STEPS) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) aimed at improving safety in the oil and gas exploration and production sectors.

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Where electrical hazard or dielectric footwear is required

Safety shoes and boots which meet the ANSI Z41-1991 Standard provide both impact and compression protection. Where necessary, safety shoes can be obtained which provide puncture protection.

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BLS: Fewer workplace injuries in 2013

Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses continued their decline in 2013, with slightly more than three million reported by private industry throughout the year – or 3.3 cases per 100 full-time workers.

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Nebraska companies using hazmat get attention from OSHA

Funeral homes, chemical and product manufacturing plants, printing facilities and outpatient care centers in Nebraska will get programmed health inspections by OSHA as part of a local emphasis program intended to educate employers and workers about highly hazardous chemicals, including formaldehyde and methylene chloride.

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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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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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 - January 2015



For 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. 



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