Articles by Katherine McCarthy

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

April 1, 2014
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

November 4, 2013
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
October 2, 2013
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

July 9, 2013
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

March 6, 2013
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

December 4, 2012
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

October 5, 2012
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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How to beat the heat

Identify your at-risk workers
April 2, 2012
With warmer weather soon approaching, many jobs are opening up that have been dormant through the colder months, causing the young and seasonal workers to flock toward the anticipated spring and summer employment opportunities.

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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.

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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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