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Semi-Permanent Fingertip Tactile Sensitivity Loss in Cold Environments, Brian J. Finder

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.

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Prevention through Design-Slips, Trips, and Falls - VIDEO, Wayne S. Maynard

This presentation will review a managed approach to preventing slips, trips and falls with key emphasis on facility design not addressed in the International Building Codes and ADA. Applying human factors with Prevention through Design strategies starting with walkway surface material selection; use of color and contrast at transitions; planning pedestrian travel into a facility, stairway; and entrance design will be discussed.

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New Research and Findings from the NIOSH Division of Safety Research, Dawn Castillo, Thomas G. Bobick and Stephanie Pratt

This presentation will provide updates on research from the NIOSH Division of Safety Research that will be of use to safety professionals in a variety of industries. You will learn about new NIOSH products and findings they can use to improve safety in their workplaces.

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Mobile Technology to Improve Workplace Safety and Efficiency -VIDEO, Andrew Peterson

Mobile technology can be used to improve workplace safety and increase the efficiency of a safety program. This presentation focuses on the breadth of mobile applications that are available to safety professionals for use in enhancing their organization’s safety program performance, and examines a case study that demonstrates the effectiveness of mobile applications

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Integrating Risk Management and Prevention Through Design Standards - VIDEO, Georgi I. Popov and John N. Zey

Relationships between Risk Management principles and PtD will be presented. PtD principles are combined with risk assessment tools to be integrated with ANSI/ASSE Z690.2011. PtD principles/ tools should be an integral part of management, practices and the business process of the organization. SH&E professionals could play a significant role in ANSI/ASSE Z690.2-2011 implementation.

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Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada

This is a historic document titled "Occupational Safety and Health Laws in the United States, Mexico, and Canada". This document would be of value to those SH&E Professionals with goblal responsibilities including Mexico and Canada. The document gives and overview and summary of each country and then does provide some comparisons.

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Lockout/Tagout Risk Assessment: Evaluating Alternative Energy Control, Paul A Zoubek

OSHA Lockout/Tagout Standard exempts traditional lockout methods if access to hazardous energy sources or moving machine parts are routine, repetitive and integral to the use of the equipment for production, provided that the work is performed using alternative measures which provide effective protection (such as interlocked guards). Outlined are risk assessment methods in ANSI Z244.1 to evaluate whether alternative methods will provide proper protection to the worker.

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ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update - VIDEO, Jim Thornton

This Safety 2013 conference presentation provides an update on the ASSE Government Affairs Committee.

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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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Product Safety Expanding the Safety Professional Role, George Nassif

Understanding regulatory impact on consumers' goods and food products would provide an opportunity for the Safety Professional to expand his/her role and have a direct impact on the organization, operational risks as well as liability exposures by ensuring that proper risk mitigation and loss prevention plans are efficiently managed.

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