Articles by Dave Johnson

Who do you trust? Replacing cynicism with humanism

Today there is something of a trust gap in society. Just take this test — do you trust:


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Respiratory Protection: The average OSHA fine is $629.58

OSHA penalized employers $1,746,465 for violations of its respiratory protection standard 1910.134 in fiscal year 2013, from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.


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Ebola: OSHA, NIOSH & health/safety pros off the national radar

“I had a reporter call me,” said an attendee at this week’s American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) annual Fall Conference, held in Arlington, VA. “He said he had spent three hours at the Congressional Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hearing last week, where CDC Director Tom Frieden was grilled, and not once was OSHA or NIOSH mentioned, according to this reporter. He wanted to know why.”


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AIHA conference debates I2P2

OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) was vigorously debated yesterday (10/20/2014) at the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s annual Fall Conference, held in Arlington, VA. The presidential-style debate featured I2P2 supporters James Thornton, CIH, CSP, director, health, safety and environment, Newport News Shipbuilding, div. of Huntington Ingalls Industries; and Charles Redinger, president of Redinger 306, Inc. I2P2 opponents were Tom Lawrence, Safety and Compliance Management; and David Sarvadi, Esq., Keller & Heckman, LLP, Washington, DC.


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Leaders need time to reflect, but who has the time or inclination?

A lecture on “Solitude and Leadership: If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts,” was delivered by William Deresiewicz to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009.


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Powered industrial truck violations increase

Operator training & certification are critical
OSHA’s powered industrial truck standard moved up from seventh place to sixth on the agency’s top ten most frequently cited standards for Fiscal 2013


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A combustible cocktail: The NFL, domestic violence and occupational safety

I recently rejected an offer from a prolific ISHN magazine contributing author who wanted to write a piece about NFL football player Ray Rice and the penalties he has been served by the NFL for domestic violence.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

How PPE companies are evolving

San Diego CA -- It’s clear from spending days on the exhibit floor of the National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego that your father’s PPE company is so last century.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

You’re going to know more about your workers than ever

San Diego CA -- One emerging fact coming out of the annual National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego – as a safety and health professional, technology will give you more information about your workers than the profession has ever had access to before.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

Safety spending shows strong sign of rebounding

San Diego CA -- “This year’s event is our biggest show to date, with the highest attendance ever,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC), at the annual National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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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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