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Sanitary Transportation of Human & Animal Food, Brian Hammer

The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule enacted by Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSM) is now final. The rule advances FDA’s efforts to protect food from farm to table by helping to keep them safe from contamination during transportation.

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Falls From Cargo Tankers, Albert Weaver III and Cynthia H. Sink

Working on top of cargo tankers presents risks such as falling and exposure to hazardous materials. •Using a fill-level gauge to determine the fill level can eliminate the need for personnel to be on top of a cargo tanker. •Considerations for installing a fill-level gauge include pricing, safety and applicability to the material being transported. •With the cost of fill-level gauges starting at $40, their addition to cargo tankers increases worker safety without placing an undue cost burden on the transporter.

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724 Improving Traffic Safety and Efficiency for Large Sites, Thomas E. Kramer and Scott A. Knebel

Many times, traffic safety issues come to the forefront following an incident or near miss. However, safety professionals can take a more proactive view of site safety and efficiency by conducting road safety audits (RSA). These audits are especially helpful for large sites, such as office or educational campuses, large construction sites, petrochemical facilities and manufacturing locations. When coupled with lessons learned from public roadways, RSAs can be a useful tool for hazard mitigation.

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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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767 Developing and Communicating Expectations for Motor Vehicle Operation, Peter Van Dyne

The use of motor vehicles to transport workers, move materials, and transport products is essential for business. Motor vehicle use also has significant costs associated with crashes, crash-related injuries, and injuries related to the non-driving use of motor vehicles. Every business needs to have formal plans to reduce the potential for crashes and the financial risk associated with using motor vehicles. Companies using large and medium trucks typically have formal fleet safety programs; however, fleets with medium to smaller vehicles have often paid more attention to compliance-type programs, which have a much lower potential to cause death or serious injury.

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739 Occupational Dog Bite Prevention: Training Employees to ProtectThemselves from Dog Attacks!, Mitzi Robinson

Dog bite attacks occur each year in the U.S., which require medical treatment. Field employees account for many of these dog bite victims. Each year, thousands are seriously injured by dog bites. Medical bills for treatment of these dog bites are astronomical. Regrettably, the emotional damage to the victims is even higher. When a dog bites once, odds are, the dog will bite again. Knowing what to expect and how to ward off an attack are key factors in minimizing the injuries and potentially saving a life.

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732 Reducing Road Risk Using Journey Management, Stephanie Pratt, Kyla Retzer and Derek Tate

The risk of motor vehicle crashes associated with on-the-job operation of motor vehicles or exposure to road traffic hazards affects millions of workers in the United States. Fatality data show that across all industries, motor vehicle-related incidents are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities, and they are the first or second leading cause in every major industry sector.

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720 ANSI Z-15 Success: Saving Lives and Reducing Costs, Mark A. Woodward and Flint P. Walton

Fatal vehicle crashes are trending downward. But they’re still at epidemic levels across the United States. 33,561 deaths were recorded in 2012 (NHTSA 2013). ANSI Z-15 provides employers, insurers and regulators with a new framework for addressing management systems, policy, driver behaviors and vehicle with the overall goal of reducing fleet crash risk. The purpose of this paper is to increase awareness about the leading cause of worker fatality in the United States and how organizations can use the ANSI Z-15 standard and methodology to improve safety and reduce fleet incident risk.

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668 Distracted Driving Panel Discussion _ Issues / Research / Policy Approaches, Daryl Wigington, Tim Healey and Nancy Bendickson

Distracted driving events are an emerging cause of motor vehicles crashes and present safety issues for our employees while commuting to/from work or while using a motor vehicle to perform work duties. ASSE recognizes that operating a motor vehicle while distracted is a safety issue. Learn more about distracted driving in this article.

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