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November/December 2022

Fighting Fatigue in the Workplace

November 22, 2022

By: James Davis, Contributor According to The National Safety Council[1], fatigue is estimated to cost employers $136 billion in health-related productivity loss annually. However, it is one of the most overlooked risks in the workplace. It is a hazard that can compromise overall well-being and safety that can lead to catastrophic consequences. While fatigue previously…

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Pharmaceutical Interventions for Hearing Loss: Could a Pill Protect your Ears?

November 22, 2022

By: Colleen G. Le Prell, Contributor The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates development of investigational medicines and is responsible for approving new medicines. New medicines must provide clinically significant benefits during rigorous clinical tests in human volunteers. The FDA approved the first pharmaceutical for a hearing loss prevention indication in September 2022, designed…

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Consistent Standards with Data-Driven Cleaning

November 22, 2022

COVID-19 emphasized the need for improved cleaning and hygiene protocols in industrial facilities; these heightened expectations are likely here to stay. IHW sat down with Sue Serveiss, Regional Marketing Manager, Industrial Segment, Essity North America Inc., for Tork Vision, to talk about the company’s unique data-driven cleaning system, and how Industry 4.0 can help your…

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The Biggest Safety Hazard Threatening Lone Workers

November 22, 2022

By: Gen Handley, Contributor Do you work by yourself and away from other people sometimes? Are there periods during your workday when you are not in contact with anyone? People who work alone and in isolation face a number of challenges that those performing their jobs in pairs or teams do not. Because of this,…

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Safe Confined Space Entry for Cement Silos and Hoppers

November 22, 2022

By: Daniel Marshall, Contributor Whether it’s humidity, moisture content, size/texture of the raw material or increased volume, many factors can cause bulk materials to adhere to the sides of silos and hoppers, resulting in lost capacity or clogging. Accumulation contributes to ratholing or bridging that eventually stops production—causing expensive downtime and requiring extra labor to…

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Ruggedized Computing Solutions for Hazardous Environments

November 22, 2022

By: Del Williams, Contributor In industrial manufacturing environments, facilities regularly store and dispense large quantities of hazardous, flammable and combustible liquids. Given the potential for gas, vapor or dust to collect in these areas, the electronic equipment installed for automation and control must be designed specifically to prevent unintentional ignition of these elements due to…

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Safety Training Beyond 2022: Ergonomics, Preventing MSDs & Avoiding Common Mistakes

November 22, 2022

By: Kevin Lombardo, Contributor Ask any experienced workplace safety professional and they’ll tell you: Training is one of the most reliable, consistent and cost-effective ways to reduce injury risks. In virtually every industry, including high-risk sectors like construction and healthcare, employee safety training can be the difference between a healthy bottom line and a budget…

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Preparing for Emission Source Testing

November 22, 2022

By: Jessica Stengel, Contributor Source testing is a significant tool used to determine a facility’s compliance with emission limits, or to capture or control efficiencies set according to the Clean Air Act. Also known as performance or stack testing, these synonymous terms relate to measurement of the amount of specific regulated pollutant or pollutants emitted.…

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What Is Respirator Fit Testing (and Why It’s Important for Your Workers)

November 22, 2022

By: Jason Rutz, Contributor With the increased awareness and importance of respiratory protection, elevated with the seriousness of health risks like COVID-19, choosing the right respirator is more top-of-mind than ever. A respiratory protective device (RPD) is an essential piece of PPE to protect workers from harmful particulates, vapors, gases and other hazards that OSHA…

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Considerations for Dust and Fume Control in the Workplace

November 22, 2022

By: Ashley Griesenbrock, CIH, CSP, Contributor You may think of “dust” as just a nuisance in the workplace; however, dusts and fumes in the workplace can pose a significant hazard to employees and even equipment. Dusts and fumes can be found in almost any industry or workplace setting. Dusts are defined as mechanically produced solid…

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