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Fatigue Management Awareness Presentation, Robert Myers

Brief presentation on the effects of fatigue and what employees and supervisors can do to prevent it in the workplace.


OSH Certifications: Behind the Exams, Cheryl L. (Cheri) Marcham, Treasa M. Turnbeaugh and Nicola J. Wright

The process of developing and scoring a certification exam is complicated and uses a scientific and mathematic psychometric process to achieve defendable outcomes. How much of the process is well understood by either the general public, employers or even safety and health professionals? This article presents information intended to help OSH professionals understand why and how a properly developed and administered certification exam shows the mark of excellence in the field of safety and health.


The Temporary Workforce: Existing Challenges & Solutions, Diana Cortez and Elisonia Valle

As early as the 1940s, the temporary workforce concept began emerging to fulfill industry needs. The demand for temporary workers has since evolved, but the inequalities experienced by some of these workers remain the same. In many cases, temporary workers are treated at a subpar level as compared to permanent workers. Temporary workers often receive lower pay, little job security and limited to no benefits


Complacency, Larry Wilson

Why do people become so complacent that they do not even think about the risk anymore?


776 Working with Consultants - The Human Element, Scott B. Lassila and Rene Hilgemann

If you are thinking about working with an outside consultant, the first question to ask is what do I want to accomplish? Another way to frame the question is to ask, what will be different as a result of this work? Once answered, move to the next step of choosing the right consultant. This paper will provide readers with information on how to work with third party professionals (i.e. consultants) by explaining what consultants do, what to expect from a consulting relationship and the benefits of applying sound project management concepts to safety and health consulting engagements.


739 Occupational Dog Bite Prevention: Training Employees to Protect Themselves 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.


725 The Need for Attorney-Client Privilege in Health and Safety Communications, Michael Holton and Jim Vines

When engaging an outside consultant to perform assessments of health and safety issues and data, communication between the consultant and on-site managers is vital to generating meaningful and useful information. However, this communication is often hindered by a concern that the information generated may later be disclosed and used against the site by regulators, insurers, or opposing parties in agency enforcement, civil litigation or criminal prosecution


530 So You Want to Be a Consultant? Tips from the Trenches, Adele Abrams, Sam Gualardo, Deborah Roy and Pamela Walaski

This paper features information on three of the most crucial areas that need to be researched by anyone thinking about starting a consulting business, writing a business plan; establishing a corporate structure; and understanding other legal issues; and setting rates. Each of the authors of this paper are successful consultants and will share some basic information to get you started. The information in this paper is adapted from the Consultants Business Development Guide, published by ASSE in 2015; each of the contributors to this paper and the session that accompanies authored a chapter of this book.


A Consultant’s Safety Liabilities, By Vladimir Ivensky

•Engineering, scientific and architectural consulting companies involved at multiemployer field projects may have safety liabilities that extend beyond protection of their own employees. •These liabilities originate in a consulting company’s regulatory or contractual duty of safety care to subcontractors or other project parties; in consulting company employees’ actions in the field that can be interpreted as control over other project parties; and in deficient design or specifications produced by a consulting company. •Recognizing, evaluating and controlling such exposures are important for establishing effective risk mitigative strategies and for the ultimate success of any multiemployer field project.


Manage Safety to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims, Dave K. Smith

Research shows that consistent management of all workplace safety matters builds a safety culture that results in reduced workers’ compensation claim frequency. Learn how in this article.


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