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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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751 Rural Road Safety: How to Reduce Accidents for Rural Road Users, Brian S. Hammer

Some estimates are that rural roads have a 3 times higher accident rate than all other roads. Recently Map-21 eliminated the High Risk Rural Road program in an effort to streamline funding and may eliminate Federal dollars being targeted to the rural road system. The problem will only be getting worse. The changing demographics that characterizes the urban/rural interface has not been well researched and not the result is it is not well planned. A collective approach will be needed to reduce accidents on rural roads and that educating drivers who drive on them, farmers to non-residence, will be the key to further reductions.

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761 Finding Answers Using the ASSE Body of Knowledge, Ann E. Schubert

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.

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651 Don't Wait for an Intervention--Use CSA "Safety Management Cycle" to Identify Opportunities, Nancy Bendickson

Motor carriers’ safety performance is measured via the Comprehensive Safety Accountability (CSA) initiative established in 2010. The CSA operation model is made up of three main elements: measurement, evaluation, and intervention. The focus of this session is on intervention. An investigative tool was introduced January 2013 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The investigative tool is called “Safety Management Cycle” (SMC).

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623 Save Your Fleet and Avoid Costly Losses Through Implementation of ANSI/ASSE Z15.1, J.Terrence Grisim and Peggy Ross

Costs associated with motor-vehicle accidents such as vehicle repair and medical treatment are widely recognized. In addition to recognized costs, there are also insurance fees as well as costs that may fall outside of the responsibility of the insurer. While most work-related injury costs for the employee may fall under Workers’ Compensation (as an exclusive remedy), punitive damages associated with failure to manage fleet risk effectively, do not.

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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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