Articles by Dan O'Brien, CSP

Heavy Lifting

The safe handling of heavy materials is a critical component of workplace safety. A lot of strained backs and torn muscles can be avoided by proactively promoting safe material handling practices through comprehensive assessment of the work area and use of proper tools.
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Winter wear PPE

Winter wear PPE is largely left up to the individual employee, with little or no guidance to accurately assess the appropriate protection. The following tips can help you bring the same emphasis to winter wear PPE that other PPE elements command.
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Heat stress prevention

With summer around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for the hot days ahead and how they affect employees. Difficult, strenuous work conditions can impact the health and well-being of your employees anytime. When the ambient temperature combines with humidity and work load, it drastically affects the body’s ability to cool itself.
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Today's IH expert

To understand where the industrial hygiene industry is, you have to understand how very far it has come in just the past few years. We’ve moved from a fairly limited “industrial” exposure to an enormous and diversified exposure set. As new processes, products and chemicals have been developed, IH has grown right along with it.
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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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The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.

ISHN Magazine

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2015 May

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out articles about heat protection, radiation in the workplace, and welding fumes

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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 - May 2015

ISHN FDO May 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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