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Heads up on traumatic brain injuries

Falls are the leading cause of a blow to the brain
A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.


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How to simplify OSHA standards

This month we give Managing Best Practices columnist Dan Markiewicz a well-earned break to bring you this article by Jeff Travis, CSP.


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Tackling taboo topics: “Pregnant worker” & “unborn child”

After a 30-year sleep, workplace safety is undergoing a great transformation. All workplaces and nearly all workplace hazards will be impacted.


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How to be a change agent

Seek lasting change, not singular event changes
Safety pros can effect change by (1) rethink how change happens, (2) prep for change, and (3) seize the opportunity to effect lasting change.


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

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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How to develop safety skills versus safety knowledge

Credential mills flourish because few people take the time to understand how the numerous and varied credentials from a state driver’s license, school diploma, and whatever title, such as CPR certification, are legally and ethically bestowed upon individuals.


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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 rise of city-state health & safety laws

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


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12 ideas to improve your safety programs

Major innovations to small tweaks
Looking to improve your worksite safety and environmental health programs?


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OSHA's annotated PELs and OELs

The following quiz will help determine if you understand the changing landscape of chemical management and use of occupational exposure limits (OELs).


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EVENTS

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Engage, Motivate, Reward.....Repeat: The proven tactic for long-term safe behavior

5/20/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover examples of engagement tactics that were deployed and others where they could have been deployed to affect behavior change, recognition’s role in facilitating employee engagement, benefits of reinforcing safe work habits with a rewards component and best practices, common mistakes, and available resources for success.

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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

12/11/14 11:00 am EST

Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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