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Interfnational Conference on Workingonsafety.Net - 2014, Workingonsafety.net

Workingonsafety.net (WOS.net) is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work. The 7th international conference of Workingonsafety.net took place in Scotland, UK on 30 September - 03 October 2014. Over 140 health and safety researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners came together from 27 different countries to share ideas, successes, good practice and to network. This resource allows you to view and download the keynote presentations and those technical session presentations that weren't included in delegate packs.


To Stretch or Not to Stretch, That Is the Question!, Sheila O'Halloran and Mark Worthen

Twenty-five years ago I sold my chiropractor practice to focus entirely on industrial musculoskeletal disorder injury prevention and leadership programs. As an ergon- omist, I have had numerous opportunities to learn best practices for implementing stretching programs into any company or facility. Stretching programs require both a financial and time commitment. When considering the initiation of one of these programs, these factors must be weighed out based on the potential benefits and return on investment for each organization.


Confined Space Entry: Determining Your Stand-By Rescue Needs, Stephen Brooks

Does this scenario sound familiar? A three-man crew was attempting to shut down a 23-in. water main when the incident occurred. One worker entered the 10-ft deep valve pit (vault) through the 22-in. manhole opening using a built-in steel ladder and a few minutes later called for help. One workers on top went in to assist and was overcome. The third worker started to enter and realized he would soon be in trouble. He immediately exited and called for help. Both workers died at a local hospital (NIOSH, 1994).


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.


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


Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The following article are answers to frequently asked questions about the safety of this medical evacuation and the necessary infection control procedures to protect patients and healthcare providers in U.S. hospitals.


Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

This resource provides information on environmental infection control in Hospitals for the Ebola Virus.


Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Standard, contact, and droplet precautions are recommended for management of hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) Note that this guidance outlines only those measures that are specific for EVD; additional infection control measures might be warranted if an EVD patient has other conditions or illnesses for which other measures are indicated (e.g., tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant organisms, etc.).


Ebola, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is providing workplace health and safety information on the Ebola virus on this web page.


Ebola, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA is providing workers with essential information on the Ebola virus and proper precautions on this web page.


What is the BOK?

The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.

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