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All-terrain vehicle crashes
have killed more than
10,000 and injured hundreds
of thousands of riders since
1985; most were related to
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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