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World Day for Safety & Health at Work: A Look at Safety Through Different Prisms, Suresh Tanwar

An article discussing the increasing and changing focus on safety & health, particularly in India.

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HazCom GHS: Helping Companies Comply, Tom Keelty, Steven Knoechel & Ryan Miller

In today’s fast-paced world, company leaders, managers and OSH professionals alike want the efficient, easy answer. Several GHS compliance deadlines are nearing in 2015 and one has already passed. All employers were required to have trained their employees on new label elements and the SDS format by December 2013. All chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must comply with the modified provisions of the final HazCom rule by June 1, 2015.

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Lean Behavior-Based Safety: A Natural Evolution, Shawn M. Galloway

Any process that is not efficient (i.e., lean) in its search for increasing effectiveness will overburden those supporting it. Lean does not mean less. Rather, it is a focus on value-add and the continued identification and removal of activities and efforts that add waste, or, more simply put: greater value through less work. As the 1990s brought the popularity of lean methodologies and lean thinking, a natural evolution to Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) was not far behind.

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Manage Safety to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims, Dave K. Smith

Research shows that consistent management of all workplace safety matters builds a safety culture that results in reduced workers’ compensation claim frequency. Learn how in this article.

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Safety Management Systems: The Strategy of Efficiency When it Comes to Managing Safety, Chris Goulart, Joe Melton & Bashir Zayid

All organization, whether large and complex or small and simple, require some type of management system to oversee their safety efforts. The collective formal actions on the part of a company to manage safety activities are known as a safety management system (SMS).

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Recommended Practices: Protecting Temporary Workers, OSHA

OSHA and NIOSH recommends best practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary employees through collaboration and mutual collaboration.

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Why Every Safety Professional Manager Must Understand the Ideas of Peter F. Drucker, Jay Brakensiek

There is a large body of literature on “Safety Leadership and Management.” Much of this body of information in the field does not make use of the key ideas and information developed by Peter F. Drucker, information that could increase its effectiveness. • Drucker’s work has not yet been fully applied to Safety Management. • Review and incorporation of Drucker ideas as core principles of Safety Leadership and Management would likely strengthen leadership and management in the safety profession. • KEY: Apply safety management principles in a more effective manner using Drucker Principles

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Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Expanding Consulting Opportunities through Relationships, Carol Keyes and Pam Walaski

Notes from the Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Expanding Consulting Opportunities through Relationships.

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Semi-Permanent Fingertip Tactile Sensitivity Loss in Cold Environments, Brian J. Finder

Current research indicates that acute non-freezing cold exposure elicits various short-term performance problems with the human extremities; namely a reduction in blood flow (Abramson, Zazela & Marrus, 1939), hand sensitivity (Nelms & Soper, 1961), the level of upper extremity dexterity (Clark, 1961), and maximal grip strength (Barnes & Larson, 1985). The present body of scientific knowledge has yet to confirm that repeated/chronic cold exposure causes a more long-term or semi-permanent form of nervous system impairment in humans.

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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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