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Summer 2020

Are You Ready to Rescue?

August 11, 2020

“Planning is bringing the future into the present, so you can do something about it now.” –Alan Lakein, Bestselling Author and Time Management Expert Unfortunately, it’s true—confined spaces can be dangerous. Asphyxiation, falls, entanglements and other hazards could harm workers who must enter such places. No one wants to hear the words, “They’re unresponsive!” or…

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Confined Space: More to Consider

August 11, 2020

Dan Smith, Contributor When I hear the words “confined space,” my claustrophobia goes out of the way to crank up the anxiety factor a few notches. Clinically, I have been told to accept the anxiety as an “irrational fear.”  I am working on rewiring my brain to help me recognize and deal with these cognitive…

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AIHA’s Brand Evolution

August 11, 2020

Editor’s Note: On June 30, 2020, a Townhall was held about AIHA’s “brand evolution.” Below is a transcript concerning the new branding, featuring the following panelists: Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP, FAIHA; Larry Sloan, CAE; and Sue Marchese, MS. The moderator of the Townhall was Thursa La. 1.What are the new branding changes for the American…

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Central Dust or Fume Collection System Triad

August 11, 2020

Curt Corum, Contributor The proper three are the key. Hooding, piping, and dust or fume collector. It is our objective to effectively capture the contaminant at the source and relay it to the collection device. Number one is the hooding. It is critical that a hood encompasses the area where the contaminant is being discharged,…

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Respiratory Protection

August 11, 2020

Barbara Nessinger, Editor-in-Chief The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of daily life. This includes the reopening of workplaces around the country. State and local standards/regulations regarding COVID-19 are varied and, in some cases, difficult to enforce. Of the OSHA standards that will likely be referred to frequently, respiratory protection will be at the forefront.…

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Perspectives: Gas Detection

August 11, 2020

Jeremy DaValle, Training Manager, Industrial Scientific Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace sat down with Jeremy DaValle, Training Manager, Industrial Scientific, to talk about the company’s “Gas Detection Made Easy” training program and much more.   Industrial Scientific has “Gas Detection Made Easy” training courses. How do you make gas detection easy?  We make it easy…

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Risk & Rewards of Lone Worker Safety Devices

August 11, 2020

Lariza Hebert, Contributor It can be challenging to employers to provide safe work environments for lone workers. Some innovative employers are outfitting lone workers with technological devices, such as smart watches and apps. While this might be a good idea in theory, employers should be mindful of the legal challenges involved in providing such a…

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Industrial Hygiene, Heat Safety, and Intrinsically Safe PPE

August 11, 2020

Heidi E. Lehmann and Skip Orvis, Contributors What is Industrial Hygiene? According to OSHA, industrial hygiene is “the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers’ injury or illness. Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls,…

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Living & Thriving in a Pandemic: How to Manage a Safe Return to Work

August 11, 2020

Danny Shields, Contributor Most would agree we’re living in a new world during a global pandemic, which means things we’ve never worried about are now front and center in our minds. Maintaining workers’ health and safety has never been more critical if we want to survive and thrive going forward. New requirements with a short-…

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