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Fall 2020

Improving Noise Safety on Worksites

November 4, 2020

Heather Perl, Contributor Despite being a serious potential health hazard, loud noises are often not given enough consideration when trying to establish the safety of a worksite. Loud noises are invisible dangers; they may not be immediately obvious, and many employees and employers don’t realize how much damage occurs over time. Even moderately loud noises…

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Covid-19: Audiology “in the Trenches”

November 3, 2020

We sat down with Marylyn Koble, M.S., CCC-A, of Audiology Associates of DFW, to find out how her practice is handling the myriad challenges of staying open and serving her clients in the midst of the pandemic. What are a few of the considerations and precautions you’ve had to take in order to return to…

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Welding Safety Resources and Best Practices

November 3, 2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 500,000 workers are injured annually due to welding accidents. Welding requires a dangerous level of heat and energy, so this unfortunate toll isn’t shocking. Welding is a very dangerous job, with the risk of death being more than four per 1,000 during the course of a…

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Safely Return to the Workplace with the Right Respiratory Protection

November 3, 2020

Lynn Feiner, Contributor COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon, and we are all adjusting to our “new normal.” In this environment, the dangers don’t discriminate by job or destination. Respiratory protection products that were once designed for certain workers, like clinicians, first responders, construction and manufacturing employees, are now essential for everyone. Although face masks…

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Testing, Testing… Importance of Proper Functional Testing in Gas Detection

November 3, 2020

Gas detection is a specific science. We caught up with Bob Henderson President, GfG Instrumentation, Inc., to discuss various types of functional tests and why they are important to any gas detection program. IHW: What is a “bump test,” and how often do you recommend it be performed? Bob Henderson: Manufacturers and regulatory agencies agree…

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Poor Ergonomics Leads Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

November 3, 2020

Workplace injuries cost businesses over $1 billion per week, according to the “Liberty Mutual 2019 Workplace Safety Index.” The study identifies the top 10 causes of disabling injuries at work and their costs. Ergonomics related injuries are number one, with a total cost of $13.1 billion. As a supplier of ergonomic equipment, we can’t stress…

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Democratizing Connectivity: The Future of Gas Detection

November 3, 2020

Sean Stinson, Contributor Connectivity has reshaped our world. From the smartphones in our pockets and networked smart homes to social media and wearables that track our wellbeing, connected devices have made instant awareness an expectation in both our personal and professional lives. Connectivity has disrupted retail, travel and banking and is now delivering on long-awaited…

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Your Work, Your Story, Your Impact in the Spotlight: AIHA’s New 5 on the Frontline Podcast

November 3, 2020

Mark Ames, Contributor Your work makes a difference in people’s lives. It’s interesting—filled with stories of the unexpected; of successes and failures; of growth and transformation; of mysteries to be solved; and so much more. All of it has an intimate, human touch, because it deals with our health and safety at work. This is…

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