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Climate Change: How Technology Can Help Predict and Prevent Heat-Related Injury & Illness

May 11, 2022

By: Elizabeth Foster, Contributor The World Health Organization estimates that heat exposure will directly lead to 38,000 unnecessary deaths during the 2030s and more than 100,000 additional deaths per year in the 2050s.i Each year, we are experiencing an escalation of extreme weather. This past summer brought record-breaking heatwaves across the globe. July is notably…

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Industrial Wastewater: Eliminate Pipe Obstructions

May 11, 2022

By: Del Williams, Contributor Contractors can dramatically speed pipe cleaning and prevent process disruptions and downtime using a variety of high- performance hose nozzles. Although industrial processes vary broadly, in any plant, dusts, grease, slag, metals, residues and cementitious particulates generated during manufacturing can make their way into the wastewater stream, accumulate and even harden…

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Controlling Atmospheric Hazards in Confined Spaces

May 11, 2022

By: Douglas Niemtschk, Contributor Understanding the principles of ventilation when controlling atmospheric hazards in a confined space is critical for any crew working inside that space.  The use of proper, mechanical ventilation is a key control measure that helps ensure the air being breathed by the entrants is clean and safe. This article discusses the…

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What to Put into an Anti-Bullying Policy

May 11, 2022

By: Edward Stern, Contributor If your organization does not have a good anti-bullying policy and does not implement it fairly, over time, your organization will lose conscientious, talented workers. Of course, there are other adverse consequences to the organization and to the employees apart from the loss of talent. An abusive environment discourages people from…

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Moving Safety up the Hierarchy of Controls

May 11, 2022

By: Doug Matthews, Contributor Safety is prerequisite to success. Having the right systems and controls in place improves workforce productivity while safeguarding worker health and well-being. But, if you want safety to improve business outcomes and ensure success, it must move up the hierarchy of controls. Safety and the Hierarchy of Controls The best means…

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Vision Protection: Using the Past to Change the Future

May 11, 2022

By: Robin Marth, Contributor Wearing safety glasses isn’t rocket science. The rewards far outweigh the risks. So why are we still fighting with employees to follow a simple company policy? Maybe we need to take a step back and realize what employees have been trying to tell us for a while now. In 2009, a…

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Combustible Dust Explosions: Are You at Risk?

May 11, 2022

By: Tim Turney, Contributor Between 1980 and 2005, the U.S Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) identified 281 combustible dust incidents that ultimately led to the death of 119 workers and 718 injured workers, on top of extensive damage to the respective facilities. In many of these incidents, both managers and workers were unaware…

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Maximize Safety When Working With Combustible Dust

May 11, 2022

By: Andy Thomason, Contributor All it takes for a dust explosion to occur at your facility is for oxygen, an ignition source, and a combustible dust cloud to come together in a confined space. If your operation generates dust, you probably already have some mitigation processes in place. However, to ensure that your efforts are…

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Bump Test and Calibration Issues and Answers

May 11, 2022

By: Bob Henderson, Contributor Manufacturers and regulatory agencies agree the safest and most conservative approach is to perform a functional bump test or calibration check by exposing your gas detector to gas before each day’s use. But instrument users still have questions. Oxygen deficiencies, explosive atmospheres, and exposure to toxic gases and vapors injure hundreds…

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Gaseous Hydride Hazards & the High-Tech EV Revolution

May 11, 2022

By: Dr. Blaise Champagne, Contributorrrr The manufacturing of chips and other high-tech electronics has helped drive the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. Common gas hazards monitored in electronic production processes include toxic hydrides, such as arsine (AsH3) and stibine (SbH3). Batteries provide the energy storage to power EVs, making them a key technology underlying the revolution.…

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