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Topic: Consultants - General (Industry-Related)

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776 Working with Consultants - The Human Element, Scott B. Lassila and Rene Hilgemann

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.


725 The Need for Attorney-Client Privilege in Health and Safety Communications, Michael Holton and Jim Vines

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


530 So You Want to Be a Consultant? Tips from the Trenches, Adele Abrams, Sam Gualardo, Deborah Roy and Pamela Walaski

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.


A Consultant’s Safety Liabilities, By Vladimir Ivensky

•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 company. •Recognizing, evaluating and controlling such exposures are important for establishing effective risk mitigative strategies and for the ultimate success of any multiemployer field project.


World Day for Safety & Health at Work: A Look at Safety Through Different Prisms, Suresh Tanwar

An article discussing the increasing and changing focus on safety & health, particularly in India.


Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Expanding Consulting Opportunities through Relationships, Carol Keyes and Pam Walaski

Notes from the Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Expanding Consulting Opportunities through Relationships.


Semi-Permanent Fingertip Tactile Sensitivity Loss in Cold Environments, Brian J. Finder

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.


Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada

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.


Consultants vs. Culture Can the Two Work Against Each Other?, Terry L. Mathis

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.


Evolving Trends in Improving Safety & Security in Schools, Larry G. Holloway

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.


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