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Applied Science and Engineering
Cost Analysis and Budgeting
Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
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is one goal of
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Over the past decade, occupational
injury rate reductions have primarily
affected low-severity incidents,
while serious injury and fatality rates
decline more slowly.
•One reason may be that operational
leadership presumes OSH risks must
be controlled equally regardless of
•This article discusses OSH risk assessment
techniques as applied to
zero harm programs, and ways to bring
OSH expectations and strategies to a
common denominator among various
parties involved in a project.
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
Reducing injuries and creating a safe work environment is critical to reducing costs and increasing
productivity. More companies are developing incentive programs to promote safe behavior. However,
problems arise when these programs are discriminatory.
To demonstrate to executives that resources, both capital and human, should be allocated
to improve safety and health, our profession must be able to quantify the financial impact that our
actions will have on various systems within the organization. Although there are several
databases that can assist in this endeavor, our focus within this paper will be workers
compensation (WC) data.
In the remainder of the paper, a variety of info
rmation will be explored which may be available
from your WC claim administrator and can be u
sed to design strategies to prevent and mitigate
ASSE Safety 2015 Proceedings.
ASSE Safety 2014 Proceedings.
This paper/presentation examines the UK/EU experience of risk prevention through proactive design and management in the Construction industry. It reviews the recent changes in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, 2015 which fully come into force on 1st October, 2015. These new CDM Regulations now reflect best practice in the industry and highlight the required core competencies of all players, including designers/architects, clients, contractors/sub-contractors and site management teams.It also sets out the typical UK approach to contractor selection/approval and project management.
This fundamental presentation describes what is meant by risk. It also provides information to differentiate risk management from safety management. The risk management process is described and resources for risk management are identified.
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.
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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