Occupational Safety

Construction safety infographic

Construction has long been considered America's most dangerous industry. In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration was created to address lagging safety standards within the construction sector.

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FAQs on OSHA’s newly revised Electric Power standard

FAQs on OSHA’s newly revised Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Maintenance and Construction Standard (29 CFR 1910.269 and 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart V). Why did OSHA decide to modify its standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work?

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Do your employees know their arc flash facts?

OSHA offers safety training pretest to bring them up to speed

A test available from OSHA to be completed by employees prior to training can be a valuable aid to ensuring that workers understand arc flash hazards – and the elements and procedures that affect the likelihood of an arc flash occurring.

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Assessing your workplace for flame and electric-arc hazards

From OSHA’s final rule for electric power generation, transmission and distribution. OSHA standard Paragraph (l)(8)(i) of § 1910.269 requires the employer to assess the workplace to identify employees exposed to hazards from flames or from electric arcs. This provision ensures that the employer evaluates employee exposure to flames and electric arcs so that employees who face such exposures receive the required protection.

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Arcing faults are not selective

Numerous arc flash burn injuries and deaths are caused each year by arc-flash explosions. Arc flashes present numerous dangers to electrical workers due to the extremely intense high-level heat generated in an arc flash and the pressure wave from an arc blast incident.

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Time, hazmat certification are top Ebola challenges for hospitals

The lack of available time to train staff, and uncertainties about certifications to ship infectious substances, are the top challenges facing hospitals undertaking Ebola preparedness and safety precautions, according to a recently conducted survey by EH&E, Inc., a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services.

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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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Changes to NFPA 70E® – What You Need to Know

NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers.

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2015 February

Check out the February issue of ISHN, which features articles about hand protection.

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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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