Tom Musick

Tom Musick

Former associate editor

ARTICLES

Staying safe in construction

As work picks up, construction firms must do their part to keep injuries down
A recent survey shows that more than 70 percent of construction firms expect to add to their workforce in 2016. As the construction market heats up in many sectors, what can employers do to help keep construction workers – particularly new or inexperienced workers – safe?
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Distinctive injury deaths by state

Maps tell stories. They define our space. They illustrate our surroundings. They inspire our daydreams. A pair of researchers, Sara E. Heins and Cassandra K. Crifasi, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wanted to know what a map might tell us about distinctive injury deaths in each state.
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HEARING LOSS PREVENTION

Hearing conservation: Listen up

Safety pros can take steps to protect workers from occupational hearing loss
OSHA estimates that 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise every year. What can safety professionals do to help protect the workforce from hearing loss?
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TOUGH, BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE

The one-person safety team

Three professionals share their experiences of being the only dedicated safety pro onsite
In some organizations, the safety team consists of one person. What challenges does this create? How does a safety professional avoid feeling isolated and keep up with important trends when he or she is all alone? Three safety pros weigh in.
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Workplace violence prevention

Experts say dialogue, drills are essential to protecting workers
The potential for workplace violence exists across organizations of all sizes, in all industries and in all geographic locations. What do safety professionals need to know? How can they increase awareness and preparedness without fostering anxiety?
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Salary Survey 2015

Salary Survey 2015

The results of Safety+Health’s 2015 Salary Survey are in, featuring data from 1,400 safety professionals, broken out by job title, experience, region and more. How does your salary stack up?
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OIL AND GAS WORKERS

Safety during a downturn

The oil and gas industry is struggling. How do employers promote worker safety in a lean job market?
A recent downturn in the oil and gas industry has created challenges for safety professionals. How can they keep workers safe amid more stress and fewer resources?
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Lone worker safety

Organizations can take steps to ensure safety for people who work alone
Solitary work is a fact of life in many industries. How do organizations ensure safety for employees they cannot see? Safety experts and government officials offer advice on protecting lone workers.
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