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The purpose of this study was to analyze the efficacy of climbing safety and
rescue/competent person certification and two NATE safety initiatives using Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS), Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (OII), and Census of Fatal Occupational
Injuries (CFOI) records to see if there is any empirical evidence suggesting that climbing safety
and rescue/competent person certification or safety initiatives have resulted in decreased
numbers of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
All who interact with industrial or commercial
electrical power systems and equipment (e.g.,
owners, operators, installers, maintainers, outside
service personnel, design consultants, manufacturers)
must be concerned with electrical safety aspects of
electrical installation design. Electrical safety must be
an integral part of all designs, installations and maintenance
of electrical systems and equipment.
Design professionals can be held liable for construction safety even though they do not show authority, demonstrate control or are not contractually obligated to address safety.
•Implementing prevention through design (PTD) on construction projects could help eliminate hazards associated with construction activities.
•Implementing PTD not only reduces construction incidents, but also yields great benefits for project
parties relative to schedule, morale, constructability, cost and quality.
This paper provides a review of the basic risk assessment process and
Prevention through Design steps. It includes examples where the PtD principles were applied to facilities, tools, equipment, machinery, substances, and processes. The goal is to create a safer work environment from construction and installation through disposal by applying these principles.
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.
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC/BIM) may be used to plan and communicate project
safety measures and to improve project safety during construction and in facility
operations. Creating a virtual building in 3D allows for a clear understanding of the proposed
building by all stakeholders, regardless of their ability to read drawings. The building is spatially
correct and can therefore be used for to identify and mitigate safety hazards in the planning stage
that would affect construction and operations of the building. This paper will review how
VDC/BIM may be used throughout all phases of the project lifecycle to enhance safety.
This presentation will describe the current state of existing surveillance systems
that can provide valuable PtD information for risk management.
The authors will present a blueprint for an optimal PtD related database
for future collection or creation through a combination of characteristics of the existing
surveillance systems reviewed.
PtD addresses worker exposure to
hazards during the design stages of
a project. One of the best ways to
prevent and control occupational
injuries, illnesses, and fatalities
is to “design out” or minimize
hazards and risks. NIOSH leads a
national initiative called Prevention
through Design (PtD). PtD’s
purpose is to promote this concept
and highlight its importance in
all business decisions.
For a moment, let’s try to evaluate human behavior while driving a motor vehicle. Is it even possible to
capture the multitude of behaviors, attitudes, stresses, tensions and mental pre-occupation present in an individual prior to turning on the ignition? How does one even attempt to design the controls and informational displays to enhance the capabilities and operability of the vehicle to enhance safety? How much does that cost? Is it worth it? Doesn’t the operator have a responsibility for assuring safe driving practices?
For fall protection systems, certification can mean the difference between life and death for a worker at
heights. No matter how old a fall protection system is, its sole purpose is to save a falling worker. Whether you’ve just installed new systems, or you’re evaluating existing systems, you need to be confident that they will work properly. This article explains the elements that must be in place to achieve a certified system.
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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