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OSH Certifications: Behind the Exams, Cheryl L. (Cheri) Marcham, Treasa M. Turnbeaugh and Nicola J. Wright

The process of developing and scoring a certification exam is complicated and uses a scientific and mathematic psychometric process to achieve defendable outcomes. How much of the process is well understood by either the general public, employers or even safety and health professionals? This article presents information intended to help OSH professionals understand why and how a properly developed and administered certification exam shows the mark of excellence in the field of safety and health.


S72 AGRI-Seguridad "La Nueva Frontera, Tony Canizales and David Zarate

Nuestro seminario está diseñado a partir de una visión general de alto nivel sobre las muchas variables que existen en esta industria y para dar una idea general hacia lo que las mejores prácticas, recursos y datos de la investigación se pueden utilizar para ayudar en la prevención de lesiones y el cumplimiento de OSHA .


S72 AGRISafety "The New Frontier, Tony Canizales and David Zarate

Our paper is designed from a high-level overview on the many variables that exist in the agricultural industry and to provide some general insight towards what best practices, resources, and research data can be used to assist in injury prevention and OSHA compliance.


739 Occupational Dog Bite Prevention: Training Employees to Protect Themselves from Dog Attacks!, Mitzi Robinson

Dog bite attacks occur each year in the U.S., which require medical treatment. Field employees account for many of these dog bite victims. Each year, thousands are seriously injured by dog bites. Medical bills for treatment of these dog bites are astronomical. Regrettably, the emotional damage to the victims is even higher. When a dog bites once, odds are, the dog will bite again. Knowing what to expect and how to ward off an attack are key factors in minimizing the injuries and potentially saving a life.


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.


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.


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.


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