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The Hazards of Icicles, Howard Spencer

Icicles and rooftop snow are weather-related dangers that face anyone who ventures outside this winter. Freezing temperatures across the country have led to the build up of ice and snow on cell towers, buildings and roofs. Many times, emergency medical services (EMS) are called into action to deal with some of the dangers and the numbers of people injured or killed this year by falling icicles is reported to be on the rise.

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Taking Initiative in Your Career, Valerie Sutton

Completing networking at an ASSE symposium, gaining additional certification or completing your LinkedIn profile just might get you your next position.

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Shake, Rattle & Roll: Earthquake Preparedness, Laura Gantt

Often in the wake of disasters, comes progress. We look for ways to learn from past experiences, both good and bad. The Napa Valley Earthquake provided a similar learning experience. We learned that many misconceptions are promoted through a ratings-driven media. OSH professionals can be the voice of reason during these types of emergencies. OSH professionals have the opportunity to ensure that the correct information is being disseminated, since a lot of incorrect information and guidance is provided in movies, television, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

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Five Steps to Successful Safety Observation, Shawn Galloway

Organizations will not achieve sustained excellent results in safety without a process in place that understands risk exposure prior to an incident or injury. This article outlines five steps that have been used with great success. Whether peer to peer or supervisor to worker, it is all about being AWARE.

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Spot Network Systems, American Society of Safety Engineers

Spot network systems are used in areas of high electrical load density such as metropolitan and suburban business districts. They provide increased distribution reliability where power interruptions can have serious consequences to public and personal safety by assuring electrical service continuity.

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Promoting Progress on Parade Safety Standardization, Brandon Hody

Today, in the U.S., countless parade-related incidents, injuries and fatalities occur. It is common for cities, counties and municipalitiesto develop their own regulations or guidance due to the lack of standardized safety regulations and guidance concerning parades. The lack of standardization on parade safety throughout the U.S. helps contribute to the continuing mishaps.

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The Value of Personalizing Safety, Accuform Signs

A strong safety culture is often personalized, and a personalized safety culture can help meet other safety and security needs as well. Discover how to create a strong safety culture at your facility.

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Mobile Technology to Improve Workplace Safety and Efficiency -VIDEO, Andrew Peterson

Mobile technology can be used to improve workplace safety and increase the efficiency of a safety program. This presentation focuses on the breadth of mobile applications that are available to safety professionals for use in enhancing their organization’s safety program performance, and examines a case study that demonstrates the effectiveness of mobile applications

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Developing and Implementing an Effective System Safety Program - VIDEO, Jeffrey L. Weldon

Developing and implementing an effective system safety program for chemical weapons demilitarization is challenging. This presentation provides a step by step review of essential system safety components and considerations to design, test, construct, systemize and operate a facility to destroy highly toxic and explosive assembled chemical weapons to a risk level as low as reasonably achievable.

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Don't Underestimate the Importance of LEL Correlation Factors, Scott Jubeck

Four of your team members are hard at work, side by side at your facility. Each is wearing a brand-new gas detector that was calibrated and bump tested only a few hours ago. The problem is that two of the instruments are in high alarm, one is in low alarm, and the fourth is not in alarm at all. Which instrument is defective? The two instruments in high alarm? The one instrument in low alarm? How about the instrument not in alarm at all? Are they all broken? Actually, the instruments may all be working perfectly.…

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