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If you are thinking about working with an outside consultant, the first question
to ask is what do I want to accomplish? Another way to frame the question is to ask, what will be
different as a result of this work? Once answered, move to the next step of
choosing the right consultant. This paper will provide readers with information on how to work with third party professionals (i.e. consultants) by explaining what consultants do, what to expect from a
consulting relationship and the benefits of applying sound project management concepts to safety
and health consulting engagements.
When engaging an outside consultant to perform assessments of health and safety issues and data, communication between the consultant and on-site managers is vital to generating meaningful
and useful information. However, this communication is often hindered by a concern that the
information generated may later be disclosed and used against the site by regulators, insurers,
or opposing parties in agency enforcement, civil litigation or criminal prosecution
This paper features information on three of the most crucial areas that need to be researched
by anyone thinking about starting a consulting business, writing a business plan; establishing a corporate structure; and understanding other legal issues; and setting rates. Each of the authors of this paper are successful consultants and will share
some basic information to get you started. The information in this paper is adapted from
the Consultants Business Development Guide, published by ASSE in 2015; each of the
contributors to this paper and the session that accompanies authored a chapter of this book.
•Engineering, scientific and architectural
consulting companies involved at
multiemployer field projects may have
safety liabilities that extend beyond
protection of their own employees.
•These liabilities originate in a
consulting company’s regulatory or
contractual duty of safety care to
subcontractors or other project parties;
in consulting company employees’
actions in the field that can be interpreted
as control over other project
parties; and in deficient design or
specifications produced by a consulting
•Recognizing, evaluating and controlling
such exposures are important for
establishing effective risk mitigative
strategies and for the ultimate success
of any multiemployer field project.
An article discussing the increasing and changing focus on safety & health, particularly in India.
Notes from the Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Expanding Consulting Opportunities through Relationships.
Current research indicates that acute non-freezing cold exposure elicits various short-term performance problems with the human extremities; namely a reduction in blood flow (Abramson, Zazela & Marrus, 1939), hand sensitivity (Nelms & Soper, 1961), the level of upper extremity dexterity (Clark, 1961), and maximal grip strength (Barnes & Larson, 1985). The present body of scientific knowledge has yet to confirm that repeated/chronic cold exposure causes a more long-term or semi-permanent form of nervous system impairment in humans.
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.
For the past 3 decades, two trends in safety have been on a collision course: the use of safety consultants and the inevitable focus on improving safety culture. Why a collision? Because any form of outsourcing potentially is hazardous to a culture, which is a sharing of internalized values and practices.
Many violent incidents have occurred on school properties during the last 50 years. The worst of these atrocities invariably involves a shooting of some type where the perpetrator(s) usually take their life as law enforcement moves in to apprehend them. These incidents are thoroughly investigated and reports are issued. This article first addresses the steps schools need to take to identify their unique strengths and improvement opportunities.
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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