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Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
Natural gas is the principal source of energy that
provides many comforts of daily life. Most natural
gas customers take for granted the warmth
and comfort of their homes in the winter, their ease in
cooking and grilling foods, and the fact that they will
usually have warm water when bathing. Many overlook
the fact that the process of transporting natural gas from
the ground safely to their home requires a great deal of
Heat is a common hazard for public sector employees who work outdoors or in hot indoor
environments. Yet, heat-related illness can strike any worker. These illnesses typically result from employee exposure to hot and humid conditions, especially when wearing heavy clothing, using bulky PPE, performing physically demanding tasks or working in direct sunlight. Personal risk factors such as age, personal fitness level and medication consumption can also increase the risk for heat-related illness.
The noise attenuation properties of aviation helmets
and headsets play a key role in reducing permanent
hearing loss. Research on hearing loss as it
relates to flight hours, exposure and types of protection
has been published by Fitzpatrick (1998) and by Gordon,
Ahroon and Hill (2005). Those studies suggest there was
known hearing loss over many hours of flight time with
hearing protection. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility
of these devices among aeromedical crewmembers and identify any
improvements in hearing protection.
OSHA staff members are often asked, “Why do standards take so long?” In fact, as the
saying goes, if I had a few dollars for each time I have been asked this question, I would be rich.
OSHA is a complex agency involved in various types of work. OSHA staff inspect workplaces;
set enforcement policy; issue guidance; maintain current web pages; develop and deliver
training; administer voluntary programs such as partnerships, alliances and the Voluntary
Protection Programs; conduct oversight of state OSHA programs, consultation agencies and
education centers; and manage and administer in the federal government bureaucracy. The main reason that OSHA standards take so long is because the regulatory process is designed to be slow
OSH practitioners must embrace the realization of effective leadership skills in everyday management. This article outlines four processes that contribute to an inherent leadership approach or particular progression of skills and personal traits. This includes leadership development, teamwork and communication, organizational leadership and creating a safety culture.
ASSE Safety 2015 Proceedings.
ASSE Safety 2014 Proceedings.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers assistance to both safety professionals
and employers of safety professionals through its on-line resource the Body of Knowledge. This
powerful tool helps users identify best practices to better protect people, property, and the
environment. For professionals in the field seeking resources and guidance, the Body of Knowledge includes checklists, technical papers, presentation information, training material, and program outlines in a variety of formats including web links, Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and videos.
Golf carts are being used for applications beyond the golf course. They are being used as
transportation vehicles in communities, campuses, large warehouses, parks, and airports. The
carts are also used for utility purposes such as moving materials and equipment. In addition,
devices such as Segways, scooters, 4-wheelers, and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) are also being used
for a variety of workplace applications. With the evolving use of these vehicles, it is important to understand the risks and requirements of operating them safely. A good understanding of the hazards, the regulations, and the basic controls can help form a foundation of the golf cart utility cart risk management program.
The General Duty Clause (GDC), Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, was intended to serve as a “gap filler” to address recognized hazards that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not yet regulated. To establish a violation of the GDC, the Secretary of Labor must prove: (1) that the employer failed to render its workplace free of a hazard which was (2) “recognized” and (3) causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm and (4) that feasible
means exist to free the workplace of the hazard.
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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