Articles by Maureen Paraventi

Winter’s around the corner

So layer up from head to toe
With winter fast approaching, it’s time to focus attention on warming PPE for workers who will be exposed to extreme weather conditions in the months ahead. 

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Obama's delay on Clean Air standards draws sharply divided reactions

NRDC calls it "Friday Smog Massacre"

Environmental groups are condemning President Obama’s decision last week to ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

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7 steps to save a life

Using an AED is “surprisingly simple”
It is an ordinary Tuesday morning at your workplace.

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Long-term noise exposure = fewer injuries (7/5)

A study just published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine yields up some surprising results: workers exposed to noise over long periods of time have a decreased risk of injuries.
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How to get your company ready for an NEP inspection (6/7)

Being prepared, knowing your rights and presenting your company “in the best possible light” is the way to face local and national emphasis program inspections, according to Michael T. Taylor, a lawyer with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Arent Fox LLP.
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Disabling foot injuries

Serious and disabling foot injuries such as crushing, puncture wounds and sprains get considerable attention in the workplace, but a more subtle kind of foot injury — one which develops over time — can also be painful and disabling.
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Confined spaces and heat: What you need to know

Heat stress is a very serious physical hazard concern in CS work, and evaluation of conditions and appropriate levels of fresh air ventilation are key to assisting in its control.
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Nanotech respiratory risk: Do tiny particles mean big danger?

They may be small, but their potential is enormous. Nanoparticles are being developed that could “starve” tumors1, make perishable food last longer, create gold-flecked luxury fabrics2 and even - some day - enable your shoes to power your cell phone.3

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Eyewashes & showers

Several factors go into the determination as to whether or not any given facility and/or job site requires an eyewash or shower system,” says Michael Pennington of Safety Management Group.

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General industry and the construction industry have a lot in common when it comes to confined space hazards: the potential for fire, explosion, chemical exposure and oxygen enrichment or deficiency.

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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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

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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2014 October

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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