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2014 August

Check out ISHN's August issue which features content about pain prevention, forklift operation safety and a preview of the National Safety Congress and Expo.

Safe and Secure: How kinetic mesh network technology protects a Texas drilling operation

By Steven Griggs
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The Permian Basin of west Texas contains billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas.


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Respiratory protection FAQs: OSHA answers common compliance questions

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According to OSHA, an estimated five million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the U.S.


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

By Katherine McCarthy
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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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Shock and burn: Electrical safety programs and NFPA 70E compliance can prevent injuries

By Steve Bowers CSP
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OSHA authorized the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, to develop the 70E standard in 1976 due to the sheer numbers of lives lost due to electrocution and arc flash incidents.


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OSHA's HazCom Version 2.0: All about new safety data sheets, labeling changes and classifying hazardous materials

By Stephen Ashkin
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During the next several months, even next several years, facility mangers of manufacturing locations will become increasingly aware of major changes in the ways certain chemicals


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Wasted wipes: EPA's new rule eases handling of certain solvent-contaminated wipes

By Karen Hamel
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More than ten years after the first proposal was published, EPA has issued a final rule amending the solid and hazardous waste management regulations for wipes containing various solvents.


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Pain prevention for a long-standing problem

By Adam Strizzi
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While first reported in the early 1980s, a study by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is still cited today because it is considered one of the most comprehensive studies on how many people in the U.S. workforce experience foot and lower extremity pain or discomfort as a result of their work.


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Your attention please: Make use of effective safety visuals

By Thomas Smith
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Workplace safety awareness is at an unprecedented high. Safety requirements and regulations are more thorough than they used to be, and each year brings a new set of safety recommendations and modifications on how to keep your facility and employees safe.


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The mishaps are many: Here’s how to ensure safe forklift operation

By Maureen Brady
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Every year nearly 100 workers are killed and 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift mishaps (Bureau of Labor Statistics 1997, 1998).


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Fast flushing fluids: Outfit any location with emergency eyewash delivery systems

By David Lapp
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Hazards to the eyes exist in nearly every industry.


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Preview: 2014 National Safety Congress and Expo

Congress: Sept. 13-19; Expo: Sept. 15-17
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This year’s NSC Congress & Expo — the world's largest annual “must attend” event for safety, health and environmental professionals — is expected to draw more than 14,000 EHS professionals


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How clean is clean: the new Clean Standard K-12 offers benefits beyond classroom cleanliness

By Tom Kloosterman and Michael Pinto
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Since effective cleaning for health must be assessed by something more than a visual inspection, exactly how can the effectiveness of cleaning be judged?


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Best practices exceed ANSI eyewash & shower standard

Victim comfort is critical to a complete safety response
By Casey Hayes
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ANSI eyewash and shower compliance are standard measures to abide by, but is it enough for your employees?


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Capture or continuous cleaning: It’s best to prevent dust from accumulating

By Brad Carr P.E.
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An engineered approach to combustible dust safety relies on technology to solve the problem of accumulated dust.


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The Behavior-based safety death spiral

Five keys to recharge an observation process
By Chuck Pettinger
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Can organizations learn anything from the simple ant?


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The safety profession needs to be more shrill

A Harvard prof asks: What about safety as a “social movement”?
By Dave Johnson
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Robert G. Eccles, a professor of management practice at the Harvard Business School, didn’t mince words when he spoke at a sustainability and safety symposium


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Why do we break the rules?

Short-cutters get work done and praise from managers
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Why do employees break the rules? Let me take the liberty to focus on reasons that appear to be surfacing more often today according to my experiences


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Keeping pace with the best: Here’s how to keep up with best safety practices

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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A reader of this column recently asked me, “How does someone keep up with best safety practices?” There is no easy answer.


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Risky stunts, skydiving and SFX: Movie production safety supervisors

By Phil La Duke
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On February 20 during a camera test for the film, “Midnight Rider,” (a new biopic of Gregg Allman), a freight train slammed into the production crew on a narrow railroad trestle bridge in rural Georgia


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Risky ladder climbing catches OSHA’s eye

Throughout 2014, ISHN will report in each issue on one of the 12 most frequently cited OSHA standards, for fiscal year 2013, ending September 30, 2013.
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OSHA’s standard on ladder safety – 1926.1053 – was one of the top ten most frequently cited standards violations in fiscal year 2013


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Are you actively hostile? Employee perceptions are key

By Dr. John Kello
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First-line supervisors are the link between where strategic decisions are made on high with where the work of the organization gets done.


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Wireless gas monitor by Oldham

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Oldham’s versatile BM 25 multi-gas monitoring system is now available in a wireless version, offering greater flexibility for a wider range of applications.


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Nextteq’s VeriAir Flex manual-inflating sample bag

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Nextteq’s VeriAir Flex manual-inflating sample bag offers a patented design that allows an atmospheric grab sample to be collected immediately without any need for preparation


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Welding helmet by Optrel Inc.

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Optrel Inc. offers a radical, casual new welding helmet design: weldcap®.


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Waterproof LED lamps by Shat-R-Shield

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Shat-R-Shield’s latest generation of IP68 waterproof, safety-coated LED lamps offer a sleeker style and boast energy and cost-savings of up to 30 percent


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The Halo Light™ from ILLUMAGEAR

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The Halo Light™ from ILLUMAGEAR is a patented 360° personal active safety system (PASS) that attaches to any hard hat


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Safety-approved headlights by Pelican Products

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Pelican has introduced three new safety-approved headlights.


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SAFER Systems’ SAFER Mobile Response

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SAFER Systems’ SAFER Mobile Response™ is a smartphone-and tablet-supported application that integrates the trusted 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook


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Prevent product falls by Carron Net Company

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Unprotected storage racks near employee work areas and walkways are accidents waiting to happen.


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PantherGuard™ hand protection from Global Glove & Safety Mfg

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The new PantherGuard™ line of high-tech hand protection from Global Glove & Safety Mfg. Inc. comes in 3 new styles.


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Air Light-II™ XP Portable Area Light from Air Systems International

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The Air Light-II™ XP Portable Area Light from Air Systems International is designed for use in all weather conditions.


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Koolin’ Klothz cooling products

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Koolin’ Klothz products help protect workers from heat exhaustion.


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Howard Leight FirmFit™ earplugs by Honeywell

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Honeywell’s new Howard Leight FirmFit™ earplugs feature a softer, more comfortable fit and better noise protection.


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HAL-31L-LV-MB-50 from Larson Electronics

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The HAL-31L-LV-MB-50 from Larson Electronics is a 31-watt low-voltage LED light fixture for use within Class 1 Division 2 environments.


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Explosion isolation valve by Camfil APC

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The Stinger™ is an explosion isolation valve that isolates dust collector explosions to prevent a deflagration from traveling back through the inlet pipe of the dust collector into the workspace.


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Enclosed safety shower by Bradley Corporation

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Armed with an insulated fiberglass structure, superior fire ratings, and reliable chemical and corrosion resistance, Bradley’s enclosed safety shower provides exceptional wash-down capability in emergency situations


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Da Brim PRO Tech safety helmet

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The Da Brim PRO Tech safety helmet visor offers UPF50+ sun protection, rain resistance and withstands 35 mph winds.


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Arc flash system by PBI Performance Products

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PBI Lightweight Gold™ 40 cal is a lightweight, breathable and comfortable, Hazards Risk Category (HRC) 4 arc flash system.


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