Incident Prevention December 2013 : Cover1
YROXPH �f;LVVXH _ GHFHPEHU  ZZZLQFLGHQW SUHYHQWLRQFRP GHGLFDWHGWRXWLOLW\VDIHW\ RSHUDWLRQVSURIHVVLRQDOV What OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule Means to You LQVLGH  GHSDUWPHQWV   Editorial   Management Toolbox   Q&A   Voice of Experience  b; Train the Trainer 101 b; PPE Products  Tailgate Topics IHDWXUHV 10 The Power of an Effective Field Observation Program If done properly, the fi eld observation process can be more powerful than classroom training and provide a solid foundation for an exemplary safety culture. 16 What OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule Means to You Th e new proposed rule aims to lower PELs, off ers employers a hierarchy of controls, and mandates medical exams, training and record keeping. 22 Personal Protective Emotional Armor: Part 1 Using the PPE-A technique is one way safety professionals can help protect themselves from negative thoughts and emotions that can put them in harm’s way. 26 2013 USOLN Safety Award Winners Announced Jim Vaughn and Michael Getman are the recipients of this year’s prestigious honors.