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

Serious injuries and fatalities haunt the oil and gas industry

April 1, 2014
The world currently is in the midst of an oil and gas exploration and production (extraction) boom as demand for energy soars, especially in nations developing their industrial might such as China, Russia and Brazil.


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Does your box cutter belong in the Stone Age?

April 1, 2014
Since the Stone Age, humans have been infatuated with the next great invention. It is in our nature to take ideas and continuously improve on them.


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Checklist success: You don't want a pile of identical photocompies

April 1, 2014
The simple checklist has gotten a lot of press recently.


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Radiation, fumes, burns & flying debris: Pick the best welding protection

April 1, 2014
More than 100 different welding processes can be applied by today’s workforce of over 350,000 welders, cutters, solderers and brazers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and each presents its own safety hazards.


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Gloves that make the cut: What influences cut resistance

April 1, 2014
Cut-resistant gloves are designed to protect hands from direct contact with sharp edges such as glass, metal, ceramics and other materials.


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Informed decisions: Effective recognition programs measure multiple metrics

April 1, 2014
I define “The Four Pillars of Safety” as engagement, recognition, communications and measurement.


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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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Stick it to skin disease: Tips for protection against hazards

April 1, 2014
Skin diseases are one of the most common forms of occupational diseases in the U.S.


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AEDs and liability risks

April 1, 2014
Workplaces yet to implement AED programs may point to liability risks associated with a potential failed rescue. However, a case now in the California Supreme Court points to what can happen if an organization doesn’t have AEDs.


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Creatures of Habit: A machine mishap becomes a teachable moment

April 1, 2014
I was recently involved in a tragic situation in which machine guarding failed not because the mechanical design was inadequate but because the human system around it fell victim to a well-known weakness.


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Double protection: When to use machine guards; when to use LOTO

April 1, 2014
Both machine safeguarding and lockout-tagout (LOTO) protect employees from becoming caught in or struck by machines.


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ASSE's Safety 2014 Conference & Expo

April 1, 2014
Join more than 4,500 fellow safety professionals June 8-11 in Orlando, Florida for ASSE’s Safety 2014 Professional Development Conference & Exposition.


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Lots of Lockout-Tagout miscues…

March 31, 2014
Total penalty amount proposed by OSHA for violations of the lockout-tagout standard 1910.0147 (October 2012 through September 2013).


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Work-life balance? It's really integration

April 1, 2014
Americans log more hours on the job than anyone in the industrialized world.


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Remove "hole watch" headaches

Technology eases confined space compliance
April 1, 2014
A hole-watch person attending a permit-required confined space is not only critical for the safety process of any entry, it is an OSHA requirement.


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Puncturing 6 common work-related myths

Life’s lies that lead you off the path
April 1, 2014
With organizations reducing the size of their workforce and the continual march of Baby Boomers into retirement, those remaining are finding they are not only doing their job, but also tasks of their departed co-worker’s job.


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12 ideas to improve your safety programs

Major innovations to small tweaks
April 1, 2014
Looking to improve your worksite safety and environmental health programs?


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Safety topics and their endless debates

Safety topics and their endless debates
April 1, 2014
There are a number of popular approaches that assist organizations in improving their safety performance.


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Temporary horizontal lifelines by MSA

April 1, 2014
MSA’s newly enhanced Gravity Temporary Horizontal Lifelines offer unique, exclusive bypass shuttles enabling two workers to share a line and pass each other while maintaining 100% tie-off.


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The Nano-Lok edge by Capital Safety

April 1, 2014
The Nano-Lok edge is the only personal SRL that meets ANSI Z359.14 leading edge standards.


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Oil & gas harness by Miller Fall Protection

April 1, 2014
The new Miller AirCore™ Oil and Gas Harness is built strong for day-to-day wear in harsh environments whether workers are positioning pipe, or doing setup, maintenance or tear down.


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Stainless steel eye/face wash by Bradley Corp

April 1, 2014
With years of proven performance, Bradley’s Halo™ eye/face wash is now available in stainless steel, which is ideal for caustic work settings and environments


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Shadow boards by Brady

April 1, 2014
Brady Shadow Boards are durable storage boards that improve workplace organization and reduce non-value-added time by indicating where equipment, tools and janitorial supplies


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Self-contained eyewash by Eyewash Direct

April 1, 2014
The Bradley S19-921 self-contained Eyewash Station features a high-visibility yellow 7-gallon tank that facilitates weekly inspections of water levels and water quality.


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Portable eyewash station by Encon Safety

April 1, 2014
For areas where plumbed potable water is not available, Encon’s self-contained portable eyewash station meets ANSI Z358.1 requirements, providing proper irrigation for the 15-minute flushing period.


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ANSI-compliant solution by Haws Corporation

April 1, 2014
AXION®’s ground-breaking designs change the emergency equipment response landscape by presenting the only medically superior response solution in the safety industry.


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Mechanic’s glove by Revco Industries, Inc

April 1, 2014
The new ToolHandz® mechanic’s glove is designed to fit a woman’s smaller, narrower hand, and help them work safely.


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Integral cover by Hughes North America Inc

April 1, 2014
The integral cover on the Hughes STD-45G eyewash protects the bowl and nozzles from dust and debris.


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Insulated oilfield glove by Cestusline

April 1, 2014
Modeled after its bestselling Deep Grip Oil Resistant Impact glove, Deep Grip Winter’s insulation, MicroSable™, sets it apart from other insulated oilfield gloves.


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Impact gloves by Magid Glove & Safety Mfg. Co.

April 1, 2014
Magid® Glove & Safety has introduced the new TRX540 Impact Glove, an addition to the popular T-REX™ Impact Glove line, a proven standard in rugged impact protection.


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High-visibility gloves by West Chester Protective Gear

April 1, 2014
West Chester’s hi-vis HPPE foam nitrile palm coated gloves (HVY710HSNF) provide excellent cut protection and comfort.


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Escape & rescue system by 3M

April 1, 2014
The 3M™ and DEUS™ Escape and Rescue System is available with two controlled descent device options – the 3300 device and the 3700 device.


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Decontamination booth by HEMCO Corp

April 1, 2014
Emergency shower is constructed of one piece fiberglass composite for ease of cleaning and installation.


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4-gas pumped & diffusion Gas monitor by RAE Systems, Inc

April 1, 2014
RAE Systems’ wireless, portable, 4-gas pumped and diffusion gas monitor will significantly enhance worker safety in industrial environments and better protect first responders.


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American-made lifeline RENEGADE Series by FrenchCreek Production

April 1, 2014
RENEGADE Series self-retracting lifelines meet and exceed OSHA and ANSI standards.


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10-foot Max Patrol self-retracting lifeline by Werner

April 1, 2014
Werner’s 10-foot Max Patrol self-retracting lifeline enhances the user experience by allowing for more freedom of movement on the job without lock-up that can inhibit a user’s range of motion.


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