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Applied Science and Engineering
Cost Analysis and Budgeting
Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
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.
Working on top of cargo
tankers presents risks such
as falling and exposure to
•Using a fill-level gauge
to determine the fill level
can eliminate the need for
personnel to be on top of a
•Considerations for installing
a fill-level gauge
include pricing, safety and
applicability to the material
•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.
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.
ASSE Safety 2015 Proceedings.
ASSE Safety 2014 Proceedings.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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