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Managing Risk Perceptions, Vladimir Ivensky

•Misjudging risks posed by specific hazards may lead to incidents. •Correctly assessing and evaluating risks is one goal of OSH. •This article reviews perceptions of hazards and controls to illustrate the management of risk perception.

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Safety Expectations: Finding a Common Denominator, Vladimir Ivensky

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 severity potential. •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.

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OSHA Standards Why Do They Take So Long?, Jim Maddux

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 and deliberate.

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Is Your OSHA Program Discriminatory?, Michael Davis, Mary R. Reaston and David D. Keyser

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.

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714 There's Gold in Workers' Compensation Data, Deborah Weigand and Stephen Bennett

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 loss.

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Safety 2015 Proceedings, ASSE

ASSE Safety 2015 Proceedings.

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Safety 2014 Proceedings, ASSE

ASSE Safety 2014 Proceedings.

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S63 Indemnizacion para Trabajadores y Profesionales de Seguridad -- Conceptos y Practicas, Christine Sullivan and Mike Heembrock

Los profesionales de la seguridad pueden influir en forma favorable no sólo en la salud y seguridad de los empleados dentro de la compañía, sino que también pueden tener un impacto importante en el éxito de su programa de indemnización para trabajadores al integrarse con su equipo de indemnización para los trabajadores. El conocimiento del programa de indemnización para trabajadores de la compañía por parte de los profesionales de seguridad también mejora su capacidad de administrar la seguridad y salud de los empleados al brindar información adicional sobre los riesgos que crean pérdidas dentro de la organización. Este documento no sólo ofrece información sobre el diseño y función de los programas de indemnización para trabajadores,

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772 Risk Prevention Through Design and Management Construction: The UK/EU Experience, John F. Stevens and Lawrence Bamber

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.

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752 Fundamentals of SH&E: Risk Management, Diana M. Stegall

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.

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