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Check out ISHN's May 2014 issue, which features articles about heat electrical safety, heat illness prevention and more...

Put your heat illness prevention plan in writing

May 1, 2014
One area of compliance that OSHA inspectors zero in on is the written plan.


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Document your control of Dangerous Dust

Is your facility prepared for an “upset scenario”?
May 1, 2014
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids, 2013 Edition applies to various industries.


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Stylish FR clothing is a game-changer

New garments drive satisfaction, comfort & compliance
May 1, 2014
Early generations of flame-resistant clothing (FRC) have been characterized as stiff, hot, boxy and uncomfortable.


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Eliminate hidden hazards in consumer goods

May 1, 2014
WARNING: This Product May Contain a Chemical Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Birth Defects or Other Reproductive Harm.”


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Stiff no more: Uncomfortable FR clothing is a thing of the past

May 1, 2014
Flame-resistant (FR) clothing has historically been thought of as uncomfortable


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Electrical safety 101 - protection and prevention start with NFPA compliance

May 1, 2014
Regular electrical maintenance is essential to keep equipment, machines and the work environment safe and reliable.


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Don't get zapped - six electrical safety scenarios

May 1, 2014
There’s a good reason we keep writing about electrical safety. It’s not going away.


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Clearing the air about powered air-purifying respirators

May 1, 2014
Let’s take a look at a few basics that we will call the “ABCs” to help you get started and guide you through the research process.


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When to use airline respirators

How to conduct an assessment
May 1, 2014
Airline respirators, also known as supplied air respirators (SAR), are used when air purifying respirators (APR) cannot provide sufficient protection from airborne concentrations of the chemical


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Hydration help for workers

Tips to keep workers safe, healthy and productive
May 1, 2014
Summertime brings sweltering temperatures outside and dryness inside caused by the constant flow of air conditioning


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Reducing radiation hazards

Distance, shielding, PPE & containment are keys
May 1, 2014
Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through space and may be able to penetrate various materials.


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Wireless gas monitoring predicts safety risks

April 30, 2014
Undetected gas leaks and subsequent damage, if uncontrolled and unmonitored, pose a dangerous safety risk to industrial assets and facility workers, as well as to the communities around them.


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Does the oil and gas industry have toxic exposures under control?

April 30, 2014
According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, “fatal work injuries in oil and gas extraction industries rose 23 percent to 138 in 2012.”


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Searching for your safety champs

How to find talent for your voluntary activities
May 1, 2014
Safety and health processes in the workplace are often facilitated by EHS professionals and driven by volunteers.


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Do your leaders have empathy?

Lessons from “Undercover Boss”
May 1, 2014
I love the reality show “Undercover Boss” but I have to watch it alone because I often become a little weepy!


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Significant changes to NFPA 70E – 2015 Edition

May 1, 2014
At this time, the NFPA 70E committee has approved the ballot for the Second Draft of the 2015 edition.


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Non-compliance can lead to fatalities, burns and disabling injuries

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.ance can lead to fatalities, burns and disabling injuries
May 1, 2014
Total penalty amount proposed by OSHA for violations of the standard for electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry 1910.303 (October 2012 through September 2013).


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Succession planning: Will they miss you when you're gone?

May 1, 2014
A vast number of us Baby Boomers are gradually aging out of the workforce, perhaps later than we’d like.


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The rise of city-state health & safety laws

Are you ready for the local consequences?
May 1, 2014
Smoke-free workplaces are the norm across the nation.


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Become less stressed and more productive

Ask yourself the “Focusing Question”
May 1, 2014
Did you reflect on the “six lies” between you and success I wrote about in April ISHN pgs 18-19?


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Work gloves by Magid® Glove & Safety

May 1, 2014
Magid® Glove & Safety adds more cut protection to the D-ROC line with the new GPD780 HPPE Work Gloves.


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Portable multi-gas detector by Gas Clip Technologies

May 1, 2014
The Multi Gas Clip portable gas detector runs two months without charging and requires calibration in six-month intervals.


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Wireless four-gas monitor by RAE Systems Inc.

May 1, 2014
RAE Systems Inc. has introduced a wireless, portable, 4-gas pumped and diffusion gas monitor that will significantly enhance worker safety in industrial environments and better protect first responders.


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Vibration meter by Casella CEL

May 1, 2014
Casella CEL has launched a hand-held Human Vibration Meter designed specifically to measure dangerous levels of vibrations sustained by employees


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Self-retracting device by FallTech

May 1, 2014
Compact and durable, the SRD has the stopping power of a full-sized unit without the weight of a shock-pack.


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Portable monitor by GfG Instrumentation

May 1, 2014
GfG Instrumentation presents the G460 advanced portable atmospheric monitor.


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Heat stress alarm by CoolShirt Systems

May 1, 2014
SafeTemp® heat stress alarm from CoolShirt Systems sends an audible alert, warning workers when their core body temperature is reaching dangerous levels.


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Online training now available by AVO Training

May 1, 2014
AVO Training Online’s Course Series titled “Arc Flash Electrical Safety” is the first product of the new AVO Training Online course offerings.


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On-the-go hydration by Ergodyne

May 1, 2014
Ergodyne has added two new Chill-Its® Hydration Packs along with a new color addition to the popular Chill-Its® Hydration Series.


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Oil & gas industry glove by Cestusline, Inc

May 1, 2014
HMD Cut5 is designed to address both impact protection and cut resistance, the top two concerns of the oil and gas industry.


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Multi-hazard protection by DuPont

May 1, 2014
DuPont™ Nomex® MHP fabrics offer inherent, multi-hazard protection that can help keep wearers safe from a variety of thermal hazards


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Level 4 cut-resistant knit by Superior Glove Works Ltd

May 1, 2014
Superior Glove has introduced an 18-gauge ASTM cut-level 4 work glove with 1617 grams of cut protection.


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Knee pads by True Source Enterprises Inc.

May 1, 2014
Patent-pending True Flex Knee Pads® are lightweight, extremely durable and uniquely designed to flex with the natural motion of the knee and stay in place.


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Hydrogen sulfide detector by Sierra Monitor Corp.

May 1, 2014
The Sierra Monitor 5100-15-IT Intelligent Solid State Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detector utilizes MOS Solid State sensor technology to provide the user with the higher temperature ranges


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Evaporative cooling by Enviroguard

May 1, 2014
Chill Out® evaporative cooling products help reduce hot temperatures experienced during summer and in hot working conditions.


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Hard hat visor by Da Brim/Bryan Family Enterprises LLC

May 1, 2014
Reduce sun-related fatigue and get noticed in the Da Brim™ PRO Vision.


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Handheld label printer by Brady Corp.

May 1, 2014
This new portable printer is the latest in on-the-job labelers for electrical, telecom, datacom and general industrial environments.


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FR high-vis apparel by Tingley Rubber Corp

May 1, 2014
Tingley’s Job Sight™ flame-resistant high-visibility apparel meets ANSI 107 and ASTM F1506 standards for high visibility and flame resistance


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FR dual hazard sweatshirt by True North

May 1, 2014
The Elements ¼ zip fire-resistant (FR), dual hazard sweatshirt features a wind-resistant outer fabric surface and durable water repellent finish to block wind and shed light rain and snow.


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Flame-resistant product line by Bulwark

May 1, 2014
Bulwark’s iQ Series line of flame-resistant (FR) apparel is designed to meet the needs of workers and linemen in the electric utility, oil and gas, emerging energy


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Fit testing software by TSI Incorporated

May 1, 2014
The new software is designed for expanded use and ultimate efficiency in respirator fit testing while maintaining the ability to provide the same trusted real-time results.


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Electrolyte beverage by Hydration Depot

May 1, 2014
Hydration Depot announces a cool new item to help with heat stress, Sqwincher FastServ.


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Dual-hazard solutions by Ergodyne

May 1, 2014
Ergodyne has expanded its CORE Performance Work Wear® Line to include flame-resistant (FR) apparel.


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Dual-sensing technology by Industrial Scientific

May 1, 2014
The Tango™ TX1 single-gas monitor from Industrial Scientific offers a three-year runtime and detects carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide


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Cooling vests by Steele, Inc.

May 1, 2014
Prevent heat stress and work cooler, safer and longer with Steele Body Cooling Vests.


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