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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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There is No Glory in Fighting a Fire that Could Have Been Prevented-VIDEO, Paul Gantt

This video of a conference presentation demonstrates that there is no glory in fighting a fire that could have been prevented. The use of prevention through design principles is essential to prevent losses.

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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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There Is No Glory in Fighting a Fire That Could Have Been Prevented, Paul W. Gantt

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.

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Enhancing Safety Barriers for the Next Generation of GOM Drilling MODUs, Yaneira Saud

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.

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Electric Shock and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Fact Sheet, Gavin Burdge

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.

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Iowa State Industrial Design Class Tackles Tractor Rollover Safety Products & Outreach, ASSE

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.

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Cost-Effective Rollover Protective Structure, Paul R. Keane & Tony McKenzie

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

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What Goes Up, Alwyn Mendonca

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.

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