Articles by Dave Johnson

OSHA’s new silica dust proposals will draw attention to eye protection

August 27, 2013

Yes, respirators will be the primary PPE discussed when protecting workers against silica dust exposures. Silica dust often arises when workers are cutting, crushing, drilling, grinding or otherwise disturbing material that might loosen silica, particularly in construction and mining work.

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Join the Actively Caring For People (AC4P) Movement

August 21, 2013

Scott Geller coined the term “actively caring” in 1990 when working with a team of safety leaders at Exxon Chemical in Baytown, Texas. Theirvision was to cultivate a brother’s/sister’s keepers culture. Everyone would look out for each other’s safety.

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Voluntary use of respirators

August 9, 2013

Even when respirator use is not required in certain situations, OSHA  and State OSHA agencies require employers to meet certain obligations for workers who voluntarily wear respirators on the job. Most workers who wear respirators use them because they are required to do so by their employer to protect them from airborne hazards.

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Radiation exposures creates thyroid cancer risk for 2,000 Fukushima workers

August 8, 2013

Around 2,000 people who have worked at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant face a heightened risk of thyroid cancer, its operator in recent news reports.

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Respiratory hygiene in emergency departments

Compliance, beliefs, and perceptions
August 5, 2013

Low respiratory hygiene compliance among health care workers of emergency departments has become a major concern in the spread of respiratory infections. In one study, the objective was to determine the compliance with respiratory hygiene of triage nurses at two university hospital centers and to identify factors influencing compliance to the respiratory hygiene principles of emergency health care workers.

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Combustible dust exposure: lessons learned

August 2, 2013

Firefighting operations can inadvertently increase the chance of a combustible dust explosion if they: Use tactics that cause dust clouds to form or reach the explosible range; use tactics that introduce air, creating an explosible atmosphere; apply incorrect or incompatible extinguishing agents; use equipment or tools that can become an ignition source.

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First responders failed to wear respirators in vinyl chloride spill

August 1, 2013

More than seven months after a train derailment and chemical spill forced more than 700 people from their homes in Paulsboro, N.J., the borough remains ill-prepared to respond to a similar or worse accident, officials told federal investigators, according to various news reports.

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Techno safety at the tipping point

Your job is going to be so different
August 1, 2013
Used to be safety trade shows were a circus of magicians, carny barkers and buxom models in bikinis waving from swings.

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Risks from building materials used in green construction

July 31, 2013

Consider the relative health risks in the selection of the type of wood used. Use for example the information in the publication ‘Less dust’ of the European social partners in the wood industr.

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Back in the day…

Nary a word was heard about safety
July 9, 2013
Actually, it wasn’t long ago. In the mid-1970s I was a college kid working various and sundry summer jobs. Unloading rail cars of cat food.

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