Katherine McCarthy

Katherine McCarthy is the communications coordinator for Summit Training Source, Inc. Putting her expert writing skills to work, Katherine researches, writes and manages Summit’s blog as well as numerous white papers, articles, and marketing collateral. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University and can be reached at katherinem@safetyontheweb.com or @SafetyTraining1 on Twitter.


Clearing up confusion about AEDs in the workplace

The automatic external defibrillator (AED) is your key to success when it comes to responding to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incident.

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Zone safety: Protecting highway workers

Our highway infrastructure is aging, and that means rebuilding and improving existing roadways.

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Dial down the decibels: How to reduce noise exposures in construction zones

Every year, about 30 million people in the U.S. are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss.

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De-stress from heat stress: Train your team on hazards and prevention

In the workplace, heat exposure can quickly become your number one enemy, leading to dangerous stress disorders.

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The benefits of a positive culture can’t be ignored

OSHA requires employers to have an emergency action plan and to stay current with safety regulations, but many companies are missing a key point in keeping employees informed.

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Danger! Impaired workers!

Almost 13 million employees use drugs on the job
Of total drug users in the U.S., 74.8 percent are employed and active in the workplace — this means that 12.9 million individuals actively use drugs in the workforce, according to OSHA.

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Safety’s surge in the energy industries

Process Hazard Analysis: a key energy industry safety tool

Modern society consumes vast quantities of energy; it is a crucial part of the infrastructure and maintenance of society in almost all countries.

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Prevent falls, burns, cave-ins and crane collapses on construction sites

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country, incurring more occupational fatalities than any other sector in the U.S.

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Use different skill sets for safety success

Most accidents result from human error. Whether an error is made from carelessness, incompetence or by chance, an accident generally results from the inattention of a worker.

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Don’t lose your hearing due to apathy

Can you imagine not being able to hear? Millions of workers are subjected to countless sources of noise every day ranging from construction to manufacturing to utility jobs.

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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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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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