Articles by Andy Olson

Work gloves: lighter, faster, stronger

Whether it’s building a world-class sports car, designing the sleekest sailing yacht, or training today’s best athletes, the key to success is very much the same

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A bump cap protects workers from knocks to the noggin

This article, however, aims to address injuries not necessarily accounted for in the above statistics — the countless bumps, cuts, scrapes and bruises that might not require a hospital visit but still are recordable injuries.

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IGA Helping Hand

Think thermal gloves: Work doesn’t stop when the thermometer drops

In industries such as oil and gas, mining, transportation and construction, workers are expected to perform their jobs year round — no matter the conditions.

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Hi-vis hits prime time

But a Class 1 garment can’t play the role of a Class 2
During a recent treadmill session at the gym, a commercial caught my eye that featured a construction worker in a high-visibility “safety vest.”

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LED dock lights

Six questions to ask before you buy
More and more safety-minded companies are turning to LED dock lights to ensure the interiors of semi-trailers parked at the loading dock are well lit when they’re being loaded and unloaded.

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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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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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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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ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For 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. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE


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