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This is a historic document titled "Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada". This document would be of value to those SH&E Professionals with goblal responsibilities including Mexico and Canada. The document gives and overview and summary of each country and then does provide some comparisons.
A syllabus for accident investigation and root cause analysis course is provided in ABET format with student learning outcomes tied back to performance evaluation objectives for curriculum.
This Safety 2013 conference presentation provides an update on the ASSE Government Affairs Committee.
One major staple and unique attribute of the SH&E profession is the ability to share knowledge among peers. This collaboration enhances the knowledge of new professionals, provides the ability to benchmark among peers and most importantly allows professionals to always improve and innovate. To further enhance these efforts, ASSE has created a Body of Knowledge (BOK), which compiles resources on all aspects of the SH&E profession and makes them available to ASSE members.
Industrial fall protection is an ever expanding category of occupational health and safety. Unlike other forms of hazardous energy such as electrical or mechanical, gravitational potential energy is universal and affects every organization. To combat the dangers associated with working at height, fall protection equipment manufacturers have developed a plethora of devices to safely arrest a worker in the event of a fall. Although there are many different types of fall protection devices, some of the most common are energy absorbing lanyards.
The Fall Protection Research Project integrates research throughout the Construction Safety course to review fall protection within the construction industry. The problem of fall related accidents in the construction industry is described, and a fall accident is analyzed to determine which OSHA regulations apply to the accident. The OSHA regulations applicable to fall prevention are discussed as causation factors to the accident under review, and options for fall protection are explored. A fall protection program applicable to the fall accident under review is developed, and a summary of my conclusions and opinions of fall hazards in the construction industry is presented.
Work-related asthma (WRA) is a major cause of respiratory disease in modern societies. The diagnosis and consequently an opportunity for prevention are often missed in practice. Based on recent studies and systematic reviews of the literature methods for detection of WRA and identification of specific causes of allergic WRA are discussed.
Administrators, coordinators, and teachers know that their schools should comply with Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. However, the task may seem overwhelming! This Safety Checklist Program can help these leaders bring their schools into compliance even when they have little safety and health experience, a busy schedule, and many unanswered questions.
In one easy-to-read source, the Safety Checklist Program provides information needed by schools to maintain safe classrooms, shops, and labs for teachers and students in career-technical education. This information can also be used by colleges and universities with occupational safety and health programs.
The guide presents information about ordering, using, storing, and maintaining chemicals in the high school laboratory. The guide also provides information about chemical waste, safety and emergency equipment, assessing chemical hazards, common safety symbols and signs, and fundamental resources relating to chemical safety, such as Material Safety Data Sheets and Chemical Hygiene Plans, to help create a safe environment for learning. In addition, checklists are provided for both teachers and students that highlight important information for working in the laboratory and identify hazards and safe work procedures.
Polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs) are toxic organic compounds once used in a variety of products ranging from transformers to oil based paints and plastics. Exposure to pcbs has shown multiple adverse health effects.1 Due to high toxicity and harmful environmental effects, Congress banned the production of pcbs in 1978. Despite the ban, occupational exposures to this toxic compound still occur regularly. This includes when working with older products, buildings, equipment, and materials that were created with or used pcbs and still have the compound embedded in them.
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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