Articles by Katherine McCarthy

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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How to beat the heat

Identify your at-risk workers
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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ASSE 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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Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

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