Articles by Andy Olson

A bump cap protects workers from knocks to the noggin

November 4, 2013
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

February 1, 2013
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
March 1, 2012
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
August 2, 2011
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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ASSEâ??s Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

6/26/14 2:00 pm EDT

Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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2014 July

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out the top training companies and find out who the winners of the ISHN/ASSE Safety 2014 awards are.

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