March 1, 2008
Hazard Analysis Book The recently released Job Hazard Analysis: A Guide for Voluntary Compliance and Beyond, published by Elsevier, helps readers develop

Hazard Analysis Book

The recently released Job Hazard Analysis: A Guide for Voluntary Compliance and Beyond, published by Elsevier, helps readers develop hazard recognition and control systems. Authors James E. Roughton and Nathan Crutchfield incorporate behavior-based safety and Six Sigma elements in their process and offer numerous examples, end of chapter review questions, sample checklists and action plans. Visit for more information.

Jackson Safety

Jackson Safety announced that its Fenton, Mo., manufacturing and distribution center will close April 1, with product distribution transferred to the main manufacturing and distribution complex in Belmont, Mich. Corporate functions, sales, marketing and customer service will remain in Fenton. “This decision will improve customer service by enabling our distributor and wholesale partners to receive their order on one shipment compared to two today,” said Thomas Burns, president and CEO.

Industrial Scientific

Industrial Scientific Corp. appointed Justin McElhattan to the newly created position of president and COO. McElhattan will be responsible for integrating and growing the corporation's worldwide gas monitoring business. The company also announced that Dan Timco was promoted to the new position of global director of operational excellence effective March 1.


MedAssets Supply Chain Systems renewed its contract with glove manufacturer Sempermed USA for its complete line of examination gloves. The multi-year agreement began January 1 and includes a variety of Sempermed's latex, vinyl, powder-free and nitrile gloves. “Our new relationship will provide the product quality, service levels and implementation programs that will continue to drive this growth while providing value to MedAssets' customers,” said Marc Montalto, Sempermed's director of acute care.

Safety WebExpo

Save the date for Occupational Hazards' Safety WebExpo and Conference on May 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register to participate in a Webcast, visit a trade show booth and pick up valuable literature, all from the comfort of your office. To register, visit


Bullard announced that Debbie Kenny was hired as vice president of marketing and sales. She will work to identify new and improved products and services while enhancing relationships with distributors. “Debbie's 30 years of marketing and sales management experience, combined with her high levels of energy and creativity, will serve us well as we introduce new products and programs,” said Bullard President and CEO Rick Miller.


Con-Space Communications Ltd. announced the appointment of Gordon E. Cook as the company's new president. He has served on the Con-Space board of directors since 2004 and replaces Michael Thirlwell, who recently resigned. “[Cook] comes to our company with a breadth of knowledge and experience,“ said CEO Terence A. Ibbetson.


Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. completed its safest year in company history in 2007 by achieving a 1.05 recordable case rate and reducing the number of days lost due to occupational injuries and illnesses by 48 percent. “Thanks to our outstanding level of employee involvement, we have reduced occupational injuries and illnesses by nearly 90 percent since launching our Smurfit-Stone Accident-Free Environment process in 1995,” said Steve Klinger, president and COO.

Health & Safety Canada 2008

April 21-23 Toronto

Health & Safety Canada 2008, the largest and longest-running health and safety event in Canada, will be held April 21-23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) conference and trade show includes speakers from across North America and internationally, providing excellent opportunities for training and networking with health and safety professionals, human resource professionals, health and safety technical specialists, risk managers and emergency response personnel. As part of the 2008 “Are You Ready for the Future?” theme, speakers will focus on core health and safety practices, leadership and management breakthroughs, healthy workplaces and innovation through research.

About the Author

Laura Walter

Laura Walter was formerly senior editor of EHS Today. She is a subject matter expert in EHS compliance and government issues and has covered a variety of topics relating to occupational safety and health. Her writing has earned awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI) and APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Her debut novel, Body of Stars (Dutton) was published in 2021.

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