Articles by Ron Hayes

Talk less and do more

We need leaders who do not just talk; we have enough talk, we need leaders who “walk the walk.”

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The wrong word

For 21 years now, I have been working on a safer workplace, I have worked with many great companies, safety folks, safety organizations, government agencies, workplaces large and small and some very dedicated folks.

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“I pray each day that someone notices the suffering”

It’s a hot July evening, 2011. The gas well site in western Pennsylvania is a dangerous combination of humid, damp conditions, high-voltage electricity, and improper equipment.

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"I wish we could have our life back"

This is a story for this week’s Worker Memorial Day. It’s 2 am, and I’m at the side of Pat’s crib again.

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Lets see a felony charge for killing American workers

I would like to draw attention to the fact that not only do miners deserve better protection but all American workers deserve to have a safe and healthy workplace.

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A son suffocates, a father's years of tears

How quick is quick, how long is long, and why? These are the top three questions each family asks after their loved one has been killed on the job.

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"Even in death, Sis, you've opened our eyes...

My Dearest Tina,

I have been wanting to write this letter for a while, just busy, you know. Everyone here is fine, getting along all right, we all miss seeing you.

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YOUR TURN: "Even in death, Sis, you've opened our eyes...

This letter was penned by Amy Harville to her sister, Tina, who died four days after a chemical explosion burned 90 percent of her body.
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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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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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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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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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