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Current research indicates that acute non-freezing cold exposure elicits various short-term performance problems with the human extremities; namely a reduction in blood flow (Abramson, Zazela & Marrus, 1939), hand sensitivity (Nelms & Soper, 1961), the level of upper extremity dexterity (Clark, 1961), and maximal grip strength (Barnes & Larson, 1985). The present body of scientific knowledge has yet to confirm that repeated/chronic cold exposure causes a more long-term or semi-permanent form of nervous system impairment in humans.
Provides key information to protect employees at Geotechnical drilling sites.
A discussion about the ANSI Z10 standard and the significance the standard brought to SH&E professionals and their organizations.
In the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, it must be understood that the terrorist threat exists in the nation at all times, and it is certainly possible that some form of agroterrorism, perhaps in conjunction with biological or chemical threats, could happen and therefore, preparation is necessary. This is especially true in the realm of agroterrorism, where such an incident, even one that is in reality relatively minor, could have severe effects on consumer confidence, the supply-and-demand economy, and the various associated businesses that would be affected by some form of terrorism-caused outbreak related to an American farm.
The events of September 11, 2001, led to profound changes in government policies and structures to confront homeland security threats. Most notably, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began operations in 2003 with key missions that included preventing terrorist attacks from occurring in the U.S. and minimizing the damages from any attacks that may occur. DHS is now the third-largest federal department, with more than 200,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $50 billion.
We have all read or heard about accounting firms or other firms that got in trouble for shredding documents after a lawsuit arose or if trouble was brewing. As a safety consultant, you do not want to be in that position. It is important to have a policy on how you handle client records. If you are fairly new in the business, this may not seem like a big issue. But after years in business, your client files can start taking over your space. If you are home-based, you may find that you are parking your car in the street because closed files are filling your garage space. Should you keep all that paperwork? Is there a better way to keep it? Why keep files? What exactly should you keep, how, where and for how long?
Question: What should be included in a contract?
The last “Ask the Experts” column looked at records retention and touched on the importance of contracts. Many professional liability insurance companies will not write insurance coverage unless you use a contract or the premiums you pay for errors and omissions (E&O) insurance will be considerably higher. So what should be included in those contracts?
Edwin Yap is president of the Singapore Institute of Safety Officers (SISO) and the managing director of ESIS Inc. Global Risk Consulting for Asia Pacific. With more than 16 years’ risk management experience, Yap provides leadership for ESIS consulting throughout the Asia Pacific region. This interview with Edwin Yap examines regulatory issues and trade association opportunities in Singapore and throughout Asia Pacific.
Halley Moriyama is a vice president of AECOM and is involved in directing large-scale, multidisciplinary environmental management programs for industrial clients. He is particularly experienced in managing and performing environmental due diligence studies in support of mergers and acquisitions. Because of his extensive international experience, he is particularly adept at cross-border transactions.
This interview provides the IPS membership an opportunity to gain a better understanding of AECOM’s global EHS initiatives supporting its multinational client base.
Arnie Galpin is the engineering manager with SPANCO Inc., a provider of rigid lifeline fall protection systems. In this interview, Galpin explains how rigid lifelines work and outlines their applications and benefits.
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