November/December 2019

November/December 2019

  • RISK MANAGEMENT: Belief Versus Fact: The Effectiveness of Job Rotation as Strategy to Reduce MSDs
  • GAS DETECTION: Redefining Compliance for the Gas Detection Buyer
  • FALL PROTECTION: Don't Trip Over the Basics 
  • FALL PROTECTION: Standard for Dropped Objects
  • FALL PROTECTION: Winning the Safety Race
  • VISION PROTECTION: What to Look for in Head-to-Toe PPE Solutions
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL: Effective PPE for Flammable Dust
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Building a Culture of Safety Around an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: Maximizing Employee Safety with Lockout
  • HEARING PROTECTION: Three Basic Methods: Workplace Noise Control 
  • HAND PROTECTION: Picking the Right Glove for the Right Job: Hand Protection in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Stop Work Authority: A Principle-Based Approach
  • FACILITY SAFETY: Process Safety Management--A Challenge for Small Businesses 
  • TRAINING: Choosing Microlearning for Safety
  • 2020 TRENDS: Trends Driving Safety Programs' Digital Transformation: Connectivity, Wearables and Data Science

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Features

Building a Culture of Safety Around an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program

Building a Culture of Safety Around an Effective LockoutTagout Program

By Chris McConnell

Developing a lockout/tagout program is easier said than done.


Winning the Safety Race

Winning the Safety Race

By Justin Kissinger

Why scissor lifts take first.


What to Look for in Head-to-Toe PPE Solutions

What to Look for in Head-to-Toe PPE Solutions

By Jim Bailey

Selecting the right head-to-toe PPE solutions is the first step in keeping laborers safe in the most extreme conditions.


Effective PPE for Flammable Dust

Effective PPE for Flammable Dust

By Scott Francis

Enhancing flame resistant PPE safety programs to protect against combustible dust hazards.


Maximizing Employee Safety with Lockout

Maximizing Employee Safety with Lockout

By Bill Belongea

A lockout/tagout system is essential to any safety program.


Trends Driving Safety Programs’ Digital Transformation: Connectivity, Wearables and Data Science

Trends Driving Safety Programs’ Digital Transformation: Connectivity, Wearables and Data Science

By Sean Stinson

In this digital world, companies are beginning to integrate wearable technologies and data science into their EHS programs to improve worker safety.


Belief Versus Fact The Effectiveness of Job Rotation as Strategy to Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders

Belief Versus Fact The Effectiveness of Job Rotation as Strategy to Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders

By Blake McGowan

Mounting research shows that both job rotation strategies are, at best, ineffective in reducing MSDs in the workplace.


Standard for Dropped Objects

Standard for Dropped Objects

By Baxter Byrd

Understanding ANSI/ISEA 121-2018.


Three Basic Methods: Workplace Noise Control

Three Basic Methods: Workplace Noise Control

By Rob Stevens

Managing noise exposure is complex in terms of accurately assessing sound levels, identifying and ranking the dominant noise sources, and finding effective control solutions.


Picking the Right Glove for the Right Job: Hand Protection in the Oil and Gas Industry

Picking the Right Glove for the Right Job: Hand Protection in the Oil and Gas Industry

By Amanda Smiley

With so many options, functions, and fits, selection can be overwhelming.


Process Safety Management— A Challenge for Small Businesses

By Janet Persechino

Small businesses often find it difficult to execute PSM.


Stop Work Authority: A Principled-Based Approach

Stop Work Authority: A Principled-Based Approach

By Scott Gaddis

How do you manage the decision-making of large groups of employees working in risky environments, and can you give away the necessary rights to those closest to work to make critical choices in how they work?


Don

Don't Trip Over the Basics

By W. David Yates

Understanding the fundamentals of falls.


Redefining Compliance for the Gas Detection Buyer

Redefining Compliance for the Gas Detection Buyer

By Kyle Krueger

When it comes to gas detection, compliance with OSHA standards is a gray area.


Choosing Microlearning for Safety

Choosing Microlearning for Safety

By M.B. Sutherland

Safety managers can make safety training more effective by supplementing formal training methods with microlearning.


Departments

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

By Sydny Shepard

Most people who enjoy the Back to the Future Trilogy will say the first movie is their favorite. I, however, enjoy watching how writers in the 1980s thought the world would operate in the future year of 2015.


(In)Visible Leadership

By Robert Pater

Out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind—and certainly not out of existence.