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Green Tobacco Sickness, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Green tobacco sickness is caused by nicotine exposure from handling tobacco leaves and may cause nicotine poisoning, also called Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS), with symptoms including nausea and vomiting.


Prevention and Control of Dust Explosions in Industry, Chet Brandon & Dale Machir

Many modern industrial operations create dust as a by-product. In certain conditions, some of these dusts can release hazardous amounts of energy when ignited. But how do you know which dusts? What can you do to reduce the risk of a dust explosion? Why do they occur? It is the purpose of this presentation to answer these questions. The attainment of this knowledge will allow you to use a systematic method of hazard assessment and mitigation to provide the maximum protection of the employees and assets of your organization.


SH&E Industry 2015 Salary Survey, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The purpose of this research project was to better understand compensation trends among Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) professionals. Since 2008, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has measured and reported salary and employment trend data as a service to its certificants and SH&E professionals. In 2015, BCSP hoped to develop a more complete SH&E employment trend and salary picture by inviting five partners to participate in the data collection process. Partners: ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers; ABIH - American Board of Industrial Hygiene; AHMP - Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals; AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association; and IHMM - Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.


ASSE Safety Salary Survey - 2015, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

A 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers survey of more than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals reveals they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000, an increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago. The ASSE survey results are part of an expansive collaboration with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). A summary is provided and includes a link to download the full report.


Safety Challenges in Commercial Cattle Feeding, Ron Odell

Like many industries we have the usual hazards; electrical, fall hazards, confined spaces, equipment operation, and more. We also have to deal with large animals like cattle and horses. We operate 365 days a year—regardless of weather, storms, or holidays; the animals in our care must be fed, and cared for every day.


Safety & Health for Immigrant Workers, Michael Flynn

Many immigrants take jobs in industries unfamiliar to them when they come to the U.S. This means workplace safety training is critical. However, immigrant workers frequently report not receiving any safety training on the job, or the training that they do receive can be low quality.


Ammonium Nitrate Beauty or Beast, Lon Santis

The incident in West, TX, once again brought to light the hazards of ammonium nitrate (AN), as well as a failure to recognize its risks. Although the incident occurred on the agricultural side of AN, in this discussion, there is no practical difference between this product and the type of AN used in mining and construction.


Mobile Technology to Improve Workplace Safety and Efficiency -VIDEO, Andrew Peterson

Mobile technology can be used to improve workplace safety and increase the efficiency of a safety program. This presentation focuses on the breadth of mobile applications that are available to safety professionals for use in enhancing their organization’s safety program performance, and examines a case study that demonstrates the effectiveness of mobile applications


Grain Entrapment-A Study of Effective Solutions for Rescue - VIDEO, Loui H. McCurley

Fatalities from grain bin entrapments are on the rise. This presentation will offer video demonstration of specific solutions for finding, isolating and rescuing an entrapped worker from a bulk commodity container. Pre-planning with local agencies, regulatory compliance, simplicity and safety will be emphasized.


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.


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