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2014 June

Check out ISHN's June issue, which features special features about workplace safety during the summer.

Creative safety in action

A series of ideas shows how creativity improves everything from crisis management and toolbox talks to driving safety and scorecard metrics.
When a series of close calls led to two serious injuries at Lane Electric Cooperative, leaders realized their safety culture wasn’t as strong as they had thought.

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New technologies overcome hearing protection objections

Let's look at three common worker objections and how technology advancements can help overcome these objections to gain improved worker acceptance and program compliance.

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Make the most of your gift card program

When gift cards are referred to as “the reward of choice,” the description comes with solid research.

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How to improve communication in noisy environments

Noise creates challenges in the workplace well beyond its most basic threat to hearing health.

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Bangladesh blowback: Hopes for improved garment factory safety

For the first time in any global supply chain, genuinely independent inspections of garment factories are identifying and correcting life safety hazards that have killed hundreds of Bangladesh garment workers in recent years.

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One “tech junkie’s” story

This old safety guy is a bit of a “tech junkie.” I’ve developed three websites and two apps, own five computers, buy and sell domain names, and publish a weekly safety app review that’s ranked #1 by Google and Bing search engines.

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Experiences of an OSHA industrial hygienist

During my career in OSHA I have had the opportunity to inspect many workplaces in many different industries. There are several lessons I want to share. First and foremost, to comply with OSHA regulations, you must read the regulation to ensure that you are complying with all requirements.

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Training a literacy-challenged workforce

The State of Western Australia is the largest federal division by area in Australia, and is the second largest country subdivision in the world.

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Help support ASSE’s Family Scholarship Fund

The Family Scholarship Fund (FSF) debuted at Safety 2013. One year later, as the fund balance stands at more than $100,000 and the first recipient has been selected, Henshaw is optimistic about how far this program can reach.

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Five leadership essentials:Field presence; communication; feedback; accountability & benchmarking

Effective safety leadership can be the major differentiator between average and industry-leading safety performance.

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How to create a sustainable safety culture

Year after year, we see consequences of inadequate workplace safety.

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Top 5 myths about fugitive dust

A cloud of confusion surrounds issues of fugitive dust and how to control it. This article debunks five myths, so we can all work smarter, not harder, to keep employees safe from combustible dust explosions and fires.

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Anatomy of a glove: Knit, dip and fibers

Knit gloves are made on knitting machines with a limited range of needle density.

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Managing safety data sheets during GHS transition

If an employee were to be injured today by a hazardous chemical in your facility, how confident are you that the employee (or anyone) could locate the safety data sheet in a reasonable amount of time?

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Does your training meet new 29 CFR Parts 1910 & 1926 requirements?

The answer to this question depends on whether or not you previously complied with the training and documentation requirements of any or all of the following:

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Five misconceptions about portable air conditioning

This article will dispel the five most common misconceptions about portable cooling.

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Wearable technologies: Increase a pro’s safety intelligence

In the past decade, new technologies have spurred innovation in many functional areas of construction and related industries.

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Safety footwear should be job-specific

Once made of stiff leathers and bulky steel toes to protect feet from fallen objects and crush injuries, today’s work boots are sleeker, faster and more protective than ever.

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Pick the proper footwear for slippery situations

Insuring that workers are wearing the proper footwear for the environment they are working in is key to preventing injury.

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Prepare for escape and rescue at working heights

Planning for fall protection plays an important role in safety in any industry where workers are at height.

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Fall hazards “walkabout”

A job hazard analysis for work at height
As part of my safety consulting duties, I have seen many fall protection programs for a wide variety of industries.

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Summer eye safety

Prepare for heat, humidity, bright light & glare
This article discusses key considerations for delivering effective safety eyewear to workers in hazardous occupations who also face demanding summer conditions.

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Understand the limitations of eyewash bottles

OSHA requires that employers provide emergency eyewashes when employees may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials during the course of their work under 29 CFR 1910.151(c)

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Supply tepid water to emergency fixtures

Providing workplace facilities with the appropriate type, number and location of emergency eyewashes and showers is important.

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Fume filters: Improve cleaning & compliance while lowering costs

Source capture is among the key ways to properly manage weld fumes in order to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for workers.

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Lack of training a common OSHA penalty

OSHA stated in 1998 that “many standards promulgated by OSHA explicitly require the employer to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs.

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How to avoid the temptations of inattention

You go out to your vehicle, unlock the door, start the engine, drive off, and 20 minutes later, when you arrive at your destination … you can hardly recall what happened during your ride.

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Safety & health pros come in all stripes and colors

There’s no such animal as the stereotypical safety and health pro. I’ll run through my own “who’s who” list of industry-based safety and health pros who have made an impression on me.

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Age-friendly safety strategies

One in every five American workers will be over the age of 65 by 2015, and one in four Americans will be over 55 by 2020, according to NIOSH’s webpage “Healthy Aging at Work” established in March 2014.

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The power of purpose, priority & productivity

Gary Keller provides insight into how leaders can draw upon a natural rhythm within us to implement our ONE Thing and achieve extraordinary results. These are purpose, priority, and productivity.

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A few seconds of tragedy…a lifetime of mourning

Seventeen-year-old Kristen and fifteen-year-old sister Tasha left the house to the usual, “Have a great day girls” from mom.

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Combustible gas detector by Scott Safety

Scott Safety’s Spyglass Open Path Combustible Gas Detector is a pair of optical units, one an infrared light source, the other an IR detector

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FR clothing by Bulwark

Bulwark’s new iQ Series of FR clothing uses advanced chemistry and garment design to achieve new levels of comfort.

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Breaker steel toe boot by Dickies

Dickies offers head-to-toe solutions with its new, rounded Breaker Steel Toe Boot for men.

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Slip-resistant outsole by Georgia Boot

Georgia Boot’s Diamond Trax collection with its unique slip-resistant outsole has expanded for fall 2014 to include styles with a durable Goodyear Welt.

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Comfort technology by Wolverine

Wolverine EPX brings comfort closer to the foot to return energy and fight fatigue all day long.

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High-altitude PAPR upgrade by 3M

The 3M Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet.

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Women’s beanie by Revco Industries

New to Revco’s AngelFire® line is the BC5B-PNK beanie for women welders with a chocolate brown and pink design.

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Variable tint lens by Global Glove & Safety Manufacturing, Inc

The Kingfish model is available in standard variable tint (BH10613) and polarized/variable tint (BH1061213).

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Ratchet helmet suspension by MSA

MSA’s Fas-Trac® III Ratchet Suspension is designed to improve the comfort, retention and stability of head protection.

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Powered air-purifying respirator by Optrel

Optrel Inc. has introduced the new e3000, a NIOSH-approved powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) that optimizes welder uptime while minimizing distractions.

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Oil & gas industry glove by Cestusline, Inc

Oil & gas industry glove Cestusline’s HMD Cut5 glove is designed to address both impact protection and cut resistance, the top two concerns of the oil and gas industry.

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Noise measurement software by Cirrus Research

Designed specifically to give total peace of mind to clients, AuditStore™ software from Cirrus Research has been developed to ensure that all noise measurement data is valid

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Housekeeping & warehouse safety by DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont Sustainable Solutions launched two new safety programs that highlight the vital link between a clean, organized environment and a safe, productive workplace.

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Honeywell’s Uvex Hypershock by Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell’s Uvex Hypershock™ safety eyewear combines premium sport-inspired style and best-in-class lens performance for maximum appeal and protection.

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High performance for Hand, Arm & Body Protection

The advanced properties of the Taeki5® protective gears are allowing safety professionals to address the toughest requirements for Hand Arm Body protection

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GlenGuard® FR by Glen Raven, Inc

GlenGuard FR is dual certified and contains the company’s proprietary WICKZZ finish that quickly dissipates moisture to ensure workers stay cooler and more comfortable

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Fume extraction system by Miller Electric Mfg. Co

The FILTAIR® Capture 5 fume extraction system is designed to capture welding fumes up to 5 feet away from the source.

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Dust & fume collector by Camfil Air Pollution Control

A new miniature model commissioned by Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) provides a compact way to transport, display and demonstrate features of the company’s Farr Gold Series® dust and fume collector.

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Digital-interface helmet by Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric has launched an easy-to-use, digital-interface helmet into its VIKING™ Welding Helmet product group.

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Cut-resistant glove by Mechanix Wear

Severe lacerations and blunt force impact injuries are far too common in the oil and gas industry.

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Coiled cable lanyard by Ergodyne

Ergodyne has expanded its Squids® Tool Lanyard Line to include the Squids® 3130 Coiled Cable Lanyard available in both small and medium sizes.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

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

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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