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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.
While we should never underestimate the importance of effective hazard control programs, there is simply no glory in controlling a hazard that could have been eliminated. This former Fire Chief and current Safety Professional provides an overview of the latest tool in the arsenal of the Safety Professional _ the new ANSI/ASSE Z590.3 - 2011 PtD process and relate how it can be used with proper application of other accepted codes and regulations.
This article describes a case study of how a major Oil and Gas Operator and Drilling Contractor teamed up to positively influence the new generation of Gulf of Mexico (GOM) mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), given contractual and schedule constraints.
Arc flashes most often happen when energized equipment is being worked on, and certain conditions make arc flash more likely. These conditions are dropped tools or other sources of sparks near energized equipment, poor, improper or lack of electrical equipment maintenance, un-insulated, exposed conductors or circuit parts, and corroded or poorly installed equipment. This Fact Sheet was developed by the DoD Electrical Safety Working Group for all persons who work with electricity to understand and manage the risks associated with arc flash and shock hazards.
David Ringholz was searching for a project idea for the graduate students in an industrial design studio class he teaches at Iowa State University when he heard a startling story on the radio: Tractor fatalities had reached epidemic rates. That was in the fall of 2011. Less than 2 years later, Ringholz is ready to unveil the prototype of a device that addresses one aspect of tractor rollover fatalities: response time.
Despite a decades-long effort to raise awareness about the importance of rollover protective structures (ROPS) in preventing injury and death from tractor rollovers, tractor overturns continue to be the leading cause of occupational agricultural death in the U.S
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as in many parts of the world, falls from height and falling objects are the leading cause of worksite injury and death. In the Middle East, according to statistics from the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) for the period 2008-10, 50% of occupational fatalities in the entire emirate were caused by falls from height and falling objects.
Arc flash has and continues to be an issue for industry. Statistics show that arc flash events are all too real and a problem (Figure 1). The impact of these events are widespread, from the person who was involved directly with the event to all those indirectly touched both at work and home. This is a problem that arguably could and should be of the past. The electrical industry has been innovative enough through technology and work practices that this effort should be able to take a bite out of arc flash statistics.
On Jan. 17, 2006, a 52-year-old millwright (the victim) was fatally injured when he was pinned between the feed rolls of a debarker as he was welding additional metal to the teeth on the feed rolls.
The victim’s employer, a lumber mill, employed 153 employees and had been in business since 1981. The victim was employed as a millwright and had worked for the company for 2 years. He was trained in general lockout/tagout procedures at the jobsite. Welding was one of the victim’s job duties.
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."
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