Articles by Dan O'Brien, CSP

Gain enterprise-wide acceptance of initiatives

June 7, 2013
My church has what they call a “Glocal” approach to ministries.


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Stop fighting fires

June 6, 2010
Safety has come a long way, granted, but most programs have not advanced parallel to advances in productivity, technology, or equipment.
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Heavy Lifting

February 1, 2008
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

December 1, 2007
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

May 7, 2007
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

May 7, 2006
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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