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Involve Engineers in Ergonomics, Kent Hatcher

Poor safety performance is a consequence of engineering design that fails to fully consider human interaction in the system. Engineers play a critical role in proactively designing jobs and equipment with low ergonomic risk, as well as reactively reducing existing exposures in the workplace. Therefore, to not have site engineers participate in your site ergonomics initiative puts you at an immediate disadvantage.

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Inherently Safer Design: Key Elements, Dennis C. Hendershot

Inherently safer design (ISD) is a philosophy for addressing safety issues in the design and operation of facilities that use or process hazardous chemicals. When considering ISD, the designer tries to manage process risk by eliminating or significantly reducing hazards. Where feasible, ISD provides more robust and reliable risk management, and has the potential to make the chemical processing technology simpler and more economical by eliminating the need for expensive safety systems and procedures.

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Fall Protection in the Real World, Meg Phillips & Ellen B. Stewart

Developing, administering and adhering to fall protection procedures is a critical aspect of a safe working environment. It is important for safety managers to understand the elements of thorough system use and rescue procedure, so that they can be informed consumers—and ensure that they are receiving the appropriate information from their qualified persons.

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OSHA 10 Construction vs. OSHA 30 Construction, OSHA-Pros USA

What is the difference between OSHA 10 Construction and the OSHA 30 Construction?

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Track Driver Qualification File Expirations, Faustina Washburn

Easy tracking of expiration dates for commercial license, medical, and motor vehicle reports for commercial drivers. Just enter the drivers' data then the EXCEL date cell will turn color yellow at 30 days until expiration, orange at 10 days from expiration and red when expired. Easy to track instead of looking in files.

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The Hazards of Icicles, Howard Spencer

Icicles and rooftop snow are weather-related dangers that face anyone who ventures outside this winter. Freezing temperatures across the country have led to the build up of ice and snow on cell towers, buildings and roofs. Many times, emergency medical services (EMS) are called into action to deal with some of the dangers and the numbers of people injured or killed this year by falling icicles is reported to be on the rise.

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Taking Initiative in Your Career, Valerie Sutton

Completing networking at an ASSE symposium, gaining additional certification or completing your LinkedIn profile just might get you your next position.

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Shake, Rattle & Roll: Earthquake Preparedness, Laura Gantt

Often in the wake of disasters, comes progress. We look for ways to learn from past experiences, both good and bad. The Napa Valley Earthquake provided a similar learning experience. We learned that many misconceptions are promoted through a ratings-driven media. OSH professionals can be the voice of reason during these types of emergencies. OSH professionals have the opportunity to ensure that the correct information is being disseminated, since a lot of incorrect information and guidance is provided in movies, television, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

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Five Steps to Successful Safety Observation, Shawn Galloway

Organizations will not achieve sustained excellent results in safety without a process in place that understands risk exposure prior to an incident or injury. This article outlines five steps that have been used with great success. Whether peer to peer or supervisor to worker, it is all about being AWARE.

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Spot Network Systems, American Society of Safety Engineers

Spot network systems are used in areas of high electrical load density such as metropolitan and suburban business districts. They provide increased distribution reliability where power interruptions can have serious consequences to public and personal safety by assuring electrical service continuity.

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