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Applied Science and Engineering
Cost Analysis and Budgeting
Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
Electrical safety prevention through design is important for reducing hazards and associated risks from shock, arc flash and fires. "These technologifes provide opportunities for application beyond minimum requirements of building codes and electrical design standards."
Electroplating is a metal finishing process in which an object is covered with a metal coating. Workers performing electroplating are exposed to hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] which can cause severe health effects including lung cancer. Electroplating uses an electrical current passed through a chemical electrolyte solution containing the plating metal.
The standard, “ANSI/ASSE/ISO 31000 (Z690.2-2011) Risk Management—Principles and Guidelines,” can be applied to an entire organization, as well as to specific processes, activities or projects [ASSE, 2011; International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 2009]. The risk management process involves applying logical and systematic methods for communication and consultation throughout the process, as well as identifying, analyzing, evaluating and treating risk associated with any activity, process, function, project, product, service or asset. Monitoring and reviewing risk are key elements of the process, as are recording and reporting the results appropriately.
One major staple and unique attribute of the SH&E profession is the ability to share knowledge among peers. This collaboration enhances the knowledge of new professionals, provides the ability to benchmark among peers and most importantly allows professionals to always improve and innovate. To further enhance these efforts, ASSE has created a Body of Knowledge (BOK), which compiles resources on all aspects of the SH&E profession and makes them available to ASSE members.
In December, 2009, NIOSH, along with our sponsors convened the Making Green Jobs Safe Workshop to gain input from 170 representatives from the occupational safety and health and environmental communities within industry, labor, academia, government agencies, and nongovernment organizations to discuss the occupational hazards and risks associated with green jobs and determine how to emphasize that green jobs should be safe and healthy for workers. This report is a summary of their words and deliberations. The outcomes of the workshop were considered in the development of specific goals to eliminate the hazards and minimize the risks associated with green jobs.
In response to a hotline complaint, we conducted a review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acquisition of two chemical fume hood retrofitting and testing contracts related to the EPA’s Research Triangle Park laboratories.
Prevention through Design anticipates and minimizes occupational safety and health hazards and risks* at the design phase of products, considering workers through the entire life cycle, from the construction workers to the users, the maintenance staff, and, finally, the demolition team. The engineering profession has long recognized the importance of preventing occupational safety and health problems by designing out hazards. Industry leaders want to reduce costs by preventing negative safety and health consequences of poor designs.
This manual is one of four PtD education modules to increase awareness of construction hazards.
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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