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Topic: Engineering - Benchmarking and Performance Criteria

 
 
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ATV Overturn, Melvin L. Myers

All-terrain vehicle crashes have killed more than 10,000 and injured hundreds of thousands of riders since 1985; most were related to overturns. •Behavior-based interventions have been implemented over decades reaching their limit of success. •As with tractors, engineering controls have the potential to mitigate or prevent most of these fatal and nonfatal injuries. •In this regard, much controversy has surrounded a single potentially effective crush prevention device.

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693 ANSI/ASSE Z590.3 Prevention through Design: Where Are We Two Years Later?, Chris Shulenberger, Donna Heidel, Jeanne Guerin, Barbara Faville and Robert Nocco

A growing number of industry leading companies and technical support professionals are embracing the concepts behind ANSI Z590.3 Prevention through Design. Integrating Human Factors and Ergonomics into the initial designs as well as any upgrades to existing facilities/equipment is a business value proposition because of its impact not only on Safety but also Quality, Productivity, and Human Resources.

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SH&E Industry 2015 Salary Survey, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The purpose of this research project was to better understand compensation trends among Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) professionals. Since 2008, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has measured and reported salary and employment trend data as a service to its certificants and SH&E professionals. In 2015, BCSP hoped to develop a more complete SH&E employment trend and salary picture by inviting five partners to participate in the data collection process. Partners: ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers; ABIH - American Board of Industrial Hygiene; AHMP - Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals; AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association; and IHMM - Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.

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ASSE Safety Salary Survey - 2015, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

A 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers survey of more than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals reveals they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000, an increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago. The ASSE survey results are part of an expansive collaboration with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). A summary is provided and includes a link to download the full report.

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Temporary Worker Died While Cleaning a Double Auger Screw Conveyor Machine, ASSE

On Dec, 16, 2011, a 28-year-old male temporary worker (victim) was fatally injured while cleaning and sanitizing a double auger screw conveyor machine (feed pump skid). The victim was reportedly cleaning the machine’s tub while the machine’s double augers were rotating. Both of the victim’s arms became caught in the double augers and he was pulled into the machine. A co-worker heard the victim yell, saw the victim being pulled in and stopped the machine with the emergency stop. Another co-worker ran to call emergency medical services (EMS). Personnel from the local and state police departments, fire department and EMS all arrived after the calls.

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Incorporating Prevention through Design Methods into the Design/Redesign Process, Frank M. Renshaw

This document summarizes a Model Prevention through Design (PtD) Program developed under NIOSH sponsorship. The purpose of the program is to assist organizations in assessing and addressing safety and health impacts of new and modified facilities during the design/redesign stage. Policy, procedures, tools and practices are covered with examples.

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State of Safety: 2013, Kyle W. Morrison

Injury, illness and fatality figures have plateaued for the second year in a row as the economy continues its slow recovery. How will workplace safety be affected if the economy continues to improve?

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Policy Development: A Key Factor in Promoting PTD, T. Michael Toole, Pamela Heckel and Matthew Hallowell

This article summarizes (prevention through design) PTD-related policies associated with federal agencies and national organizations and influence its advancement and diffusion throughout multiple industries.

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Are There Any Safety Engineers Out There? Roundtable Discussion: Where Does the Safety Engineering Discipline Fit Into the Safety Profession?, Joel M. Haight, Roger L. Brauer, Richard W. Stickle, John M. Mroszczyk, Mark D. Hansen and Carter J. Kerk

What is a safety engineer (the title is loosely used)? How does that relate or compare to any other type of SH&E professional? Are they the same? Do they require the same education? A comparison is made between existing safety curricula and that of other engineering disciplines. The authors of this article also explore the literature on the career paths of SH&E professionals, safety engineers and those of other types of engineers.

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Joining the Search: NIST’s Investigation May Become the Impetus for Code Revision, John Nicholson

The objective of this article is to discuss the NIST-led technical investigation are to determine why and how the WTC buildings collapsed; why the number of injuries and fatalities varied depending on location; how the procedures and practices used in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the WTC buildings affected their performance; and what building and fire codes, standards and practices currently in use warrant revision.

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