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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.

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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.

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Motor-Vehicle Safety of Law Enforcement Officers, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Helath (NIOSH)

Law enforcement officers work in dynamic, high-risk traffic situations, driving patrol vehicles and working along the side of the road. Motor vehicle related events are the leading cause of on-the-job deaths for law enforcement officers in the United States. NIOSH has several research activities and publications focusing on motor-vehicle safety among law enforcement officers. Law enforcement agencies and officers can use the following information to reduce crashes and motor-vehicle related fatalities.

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Violence in the Workplace: Preventing It; Managing It, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Shares expertise of representatives from law enforcement, private industry, government, law, labor, professional organizations, victim services, the military, academia, mental health as well as the FBI on this important issue.

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Violence in the Workplace: Issues in Response, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

A multidisciplinary group of experts from law enforcement, government, private industry, law, labor, professional organizations, victim services, academia, mental health, the military, and FBI experts in violent behavior and crime analysis, crisis negotiation, and management who came together to produce this practical guide, “Workplace Violence: Issues in Response.” This monograph is aimed at prevention, intervention, threat assessment and management, crisis management and critical incident response and, in consultation with the Department of Justice, makes legislative and research recommendations.

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Office Safety: The Overlooked Aspect of Occupational Safety, Lori Schroth

Many worksites focus on identifying safety and health hazards, reducing risks and exposures, and preventing injuries and illnesses to support their safety and health program. These efforts generally focus on industrial environments and work activities. It is common for office environments to become overlooked in terms of workplace safety since office injuries and illnesses are not as common as those from other work environments.

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Radon Risks: Preventing Unnecessary Exposures, Mark Piehl

It is never too late to reduce your risk of lung cancer. According to EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke and the second leading cause amongst people who do smoke. According to the agency, radon is classified as a human carcinogen and is recognized as a significant health problem, as it is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year (EPA, 2003).

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Three Safety Management Approaches for the New OSH Professional, Iain Burnett

This article outlines the three most prominent safety management approaches. Each incorporates a basic history beginning with an overview of the implementation and particular characteristics that separate them from the other ideologies. They have all had a role in developing the field of safety and health with some theories having had notable successes, having flourished or resulted in offshoots.

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Lessons Learned in Safety, Major Chris Dotur

While some lessons might not be direct, I believe they contain principles worth reminding other disciplines and leaders throughout safety programs, command leadership, accident investigators and perhaps even organizations like law enforcement and emergency responders.

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A System-Theoretic Hazard Analysis Methodology for a Non-advocate Safety Assessment of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, Steven J. Pereira, Grady Lee and Jeffrey Howard

This paper presents a safety assessment methodology based on STPA (a systems-theoretic hazard analysis); the assessment methodology provides an organized, methodical, and effective means to assess safety risk and develop appropriate hazard mitigations regardless of where in the life cycle the assessment is started.

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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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