The ISHN Blog

ISHN_Blog_600px1.jpg
ISHN editors and invited bloggers sound off on headline news, controversies and emerging issues.

Why should PPE be ergonomic? Top five reasons

April 23, 2014

For most of us, our work has a pretty sizeable impact on our lives. Our ability to do our job – and to do it well – is something which we all value, for a variety of reasons. As such, it is no surprise that we should also value the equipment which helps us do a good job day in and day out.


Read More

Personal risk assessment – complacency

April 23, 2014

Repetitive tasks exist in most workplaces and wherever they’re present, so too is a frustrating safety risk. It seems like the more we perform a particular task, the better we should be at it. I guess that is true for the first few times we do a task, but then our human minds have a tendency to wander.


Read More

An employer’s responsibility toward temporary workers

April 21, 2014

April 29th marks the one-year anniversary of OSHA’s Temporary Workers Initiative, which was launched to increase focus on the safety of temporary workers and ensure their protection from workplace hazards.


Read More

What is a safety program policy?

April 18, 2014
In conducting OSHA training, I’ve found a common misconception about what a safety program policy is.


Read More

Six simple ways to change your life

April 17, 2014
Years ago I worked in talent development for one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States. I left it to pursue other career goals but it never left me, at least not completely.


Read More

How to create a safety culture: 3 easy steps

April 16, 2014
There is a lot of emphasis placed on the importance of creating a “safety culture” within an organization – but what does this mean? And how do you do it?


Read More

Safety Excellence: The six critical components

April 15, 2014
Dr. Dan Petersen was one of the great safety pioneers of the last 50 years.
Read More

Over-confidence in protection & rescue – Conduct a personal risk assessment

April 15, 2014
A corollary to over-confidence in equipment is having too much confidence in our personal protective equipment (PPE).


Read More

Learn all you can about your safety audience

April 11, 2014

As I was catching up on the goings on of my friends and family on Facebook, I stumbled on a story of a teacher who truly knows how to communicate with students. First, the teacher made it a part of the job as a communicator to know and understand the audience. We, as safety leaders need to do the same.


Read More

Teach your children about fire safety

April 10, 2014

Making sure that your children are aware of the aspects of fire safety is incredibly important. They need to be able to know what to do in the event of a fire, and teaching them about the different points of fire safety can save lives. From knowing when to push fire alarms to preventing fires in the first place, there are several considerations that need to be considered to keep kids safe.


Read More

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASSE's Safety 2013 Review

A photo gallery from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 24 to 27. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

THE MAGAZINE

ISHN Magazine

ishn april 2014 issue cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out features about safety in the oil and gas industry.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
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.

More Products

For Distributors Only - January 2014

ISHN0114_FDO_cov.jpgFor 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 THEJANUAYR 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.