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Connected Safety: Five Steps to Drive a Smooth Transition

March 26, 2024

By: Ealat Chaachouh, Contributor Never has the industrial workplace seen such a rapid digital transformation, giving rise to a new generation of cloud-connected safety devices to keep workers safe on the job. 74% of organizations consider digital transformation a top priority. Building on advances in automation, communication and analytics, today’s wearables for gas detection and…

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The Right Resistance: Understanding Options for Chemical-Resistant Gloves

March 26, 2024

By: Barbara T. Nessinger, Editor-in-Chief “Resistance is futile.” If you are a fan of Star Trek, you’ll understand the reference to the menacing aliens known as the Borg. And, in the case of space-age bad guys, the statement might be true. Happily, resistance to chemical exposure in the workplace is not futile; it’s entirely possible—with…

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ASSP Publishes First Standard On Heat Stress in Construction

March 26, 2024

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing heat stress for workers in construction and demolition operations. Hundreds of thousands of workers frequently face outdoor hazards, such as high heat and humidity. “This new industry consensus standard is an important development, because there is no federal regulation…

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Heat Stress Assessment & Prevention

March 26, 2024

By: Doug Niemtschk, Contributor According to OSHA, workers suffer more than 3,500 injuries and illnesses related to heat each year.  Preventing heat- related illnesses and injuries is important. In fact, OSHA felt it was so important, they implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on April 8, 2022, that targeted over 70 high-risk industries. The NEP…

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The Right Gas Detector: A Guide to Selecting the Best Personal Monitor

March 26, 2024

By: Dante Moore, Contributor No matter how you spin it, industrial environments continually feature conditions that can contain hazardous gases—meaning having the right equipment for the job isn’t just a precaution; it’s a necessity. Whether you’re working in oil & gas and chemical manufacturing; or utilities, construction and beyond—the air you breathe could secretly be…

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Know Your Permit Space Air Monitoring Requirements

March 26, 2024

Atmospheres in permit-required confined spaces can be very unpredictable. That’s why OSHA has specific requirements to test the air and protect workers who enter permit spaces. In fact, inhaling hazardous substances in confined spaces led to 126 worker deaths between 2011 and 2018. The most common types of inhaled gases were: Hydrogen sulfide, Carbon monoxide,…

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Listen Up! From the NHCA Experts…

March 26, 2024

Safe-in-Sound Award: Real-World Successes in Hearing Loss Prevention By: Thais C. Morata, NIOSH Senior Research Audiologist and NHCA Expert Since 2009, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) have recognized those who demonstrate excellence or innovation in…

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Sound Advice: Simplify with Rental Equipment

March 26, 2024

By: Carol Case, Contributor Keeping tabs on your employees’ noise exposure is essential to ensuring their hearing safety in the workplace. If processes and equipment utilized in your facility remain fairly constant, you may not need to monitor noise all the time. OSHA requires employees to perform noise monitoring when “changes in production, process or…

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Threshold Tips for Surviving a Federal OSHA Inspection

March 26, 2024

By: Travis Vance and Kevin Hess, Contributors With maximum limits for OSHA penalties increasing every year—currently over $16,000 for serious/other than serious citations and more than $160,000 for repeat and willful—employers must be trained on their rights in the event federal OSHA[1] arrives at their facility. When OSHA Arrives OSHA can enter your worksite in…

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Train Effectively: Five Ways Employers Can Get the Most Out of Safety Training

March 26, 2024

By: Gen Handley, Contributor We want our employees to be safe. To do that, we develop specific safety protocols and measures that will help protect them in their unique work circumstances, providing comprehensive coverage of their well-being. However, it can be challenging to remember a large number of safety protocols or steps—particularly when you must…

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