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ISHN editors and invited workplace safety and health thought leaders offer their cutting-edge views on the profession’s critical issues.

Personal risk tolerance – Confidence in technology

In recent years, there have been significant advances in technology that have helped reduce injury risk.  A few examples include:


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OSHA has no regulation for sleep deprivation – but you must know who is fit for duty

Before you blame the worker, or even the PPE itself for some workplace incident, consider that the worker may be sleep deprived. Often, when a worker is confronted for violating a policy, he or she will shrug and say, “I forgot.” Many safety professionals are realizing that human errors, behavioral drift and even recklessness can be traced to a growing threat to workplace safety –a lack of sleep.


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From Dubai (or anywhere in the world) – one vision, one standard

I am very fortunate to be able to travel the world through my work. I just got back from Dubai and had a great trip!  It is so interesting to see other parts of the world and experience different cultures. In fact, I spoke to a group with participants from every corner of the world, and I do mean every corner.


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Why should PPE be ergonomic? Top five reasons

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.


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Personal risk assessment – complacency

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.


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An employer’s responsibility toward temporary workers

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.


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What is a safety program policy?

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


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Six simple ways to change your life

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.


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How to create a safety culture: 3 easy steps

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?


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

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


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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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2014 October

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