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ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update - VIDEO, Jim Thornton

This Safety 2013 conference presentation provides an update on the ASSE Government Affairs Committee.


A Canadian Perspective on Applying ISO 31000 - VIDEO, Holly Elke

This conference presentation covers a Canadian perspective on applying the ISO 31000 risk management standard.


Machine Safeguarding Risk Assessment: Achieving Acceptable Risk, Paul A Zoubek

ANSI B11 machine safeguarding risk assessment series are recognized standards for assessing risk from machine hazards. They provide guidance on achieving acceptable risk (level which additional expenditures won't result in advances towards increased safety). This article outlines how to perform a machine safeguarding risk assessment to achieve acceptable risk.


A Canadian Perspective on Applying ISO 31000 (ANSI Z690) Risk Management Principles (RMP), Holly C. Elke

The identification and mitigation of human and asset loss situations is a primary objective of the corporate SHE and Risk Management program. The move towards using a risk-based approach to determine the level of protection is evolving in the regulatory environment. Learn how the ISO 31000 (ANSI Z690) Risk Management Principles can be used to create a standardized and defensible framework for identifying, evaluating and controlling workplace hazards based upon risk potential.


OSHA Recordkeeping and Workers’ Compensation Claims Reporting, Dana Heimdahl Chernault

Are you confused about OSHA's record-keeping rules and procedures? Do you know the difference between an OSHA recordable injury and first aid only? What the difference is between OSHA 300 recordables and workers' compensation reporting? This article will cover this and more.


Effective Risk Assessment in TA, JHA, JSA, JSEA, WMS, TAKE 5, and Incident Investigation, J.F. (Jim) Whiting

This article describes how more effective risk assessments can be applied to day-to-day safety management processes to ultimately ensure that they achieve more reliable, consistent results. Risk estimations using semi-quantitative L*C matrix methods can be made more rigorous. An investigation of an actual fatal incident will illustrate the successful links between decision-making and risk assessments.


Risk Characterization Handbook, US EPA, Office of Scienc Policy

Work tool to provide guidance for establishing a risk ranking system.


Experience Modification Rate: An Accurate Measurement of Safety Performance?, Rick Church

Readers will learn about the Experience Modification Rate (EMR) calculations, and why the EMR is not a fair evaluation of safety. The article will also address methods to control EMR.


Risk Management and Its Impact on Environmental Health and Safety, Morgan Palmer

This article covers howRisk Management can be applied to all aspects of the enterprise and how incorporating Risk Management into Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) initiatives helps to foster faster response to high-risk events.


"What are the Odds" – The Probability of an Accident, Victor J. Sordillo

This article is designed to present an assessment of the probability of an event occurring that causes loss. It will examine our tolerance for risk and possible outcomes. For example, on a Saturday afternoon at a soccer game, clouds move in with the sounds of thunder, but no lightning is visible. One coach calls the game but the other wants to keep playing. What risks are the coaches taking? When, if at all, should the coach call off the game? How does this carry over to work? When is risk tolerance too low or too high? Should we ever gamble?


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