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The Value of Personalizing Safety, Accuform Signs

A strong safety culture is often personalized, and a personalized safety culture can help meet other safety and security needs as well. Discover how to create a strong safety culture at your facility.

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Temporary Worker Died While Cleaning a Double Auger Screw Conveyor Machine, ASSE

On Dec, 16, 2011, a 28-year-old male temporary worker (victim) was fatally injured while cleaning and sanitizing a double auger screw conveyor machine (feed pump skid). The victim was reportedly cleaning the machine’s tub while the machine’s double augers were rotating. Both of the victim’s arms became caught in the double augers and he was pulled into the machine. A co-worker heard the victim yell, saw the victim being pulled in and stopped the machine with the emergency stop. Another co-worker ran to call emergency medical services (EMS). Personnel from the local and state police departments, fire department and EMS all arrived after the calls.

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ANSI Z10 and PtD Standards Integration , Georgi Popov

EHS professionals are facing increased pressure to diversify their skills and develop new risk assessment techniques. A small size company requested a new product risk assessment and hazard evaluation. The product is intended for export to the European Union and had to meet international standards. On the other hand, the product is manufactured in the USA and the management wanted to implement PtD principles. The authors developed new tools and successfully implemented the new PtD model to evaluate the product.

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Business Risk: Electricity, Vincent R. Miller

Electricity is the most common commodity for business operations, yet it is the least understood of all processes. An infrastructure failure that results in a loss of electrical service can have devastating consequences.

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Fires, Fact & Fiction, Scott M. Margolin

Over the past 2 decades, there have been reasonable debates and less reasonable marketing regarding the duration and energy of hydrocarbon flash fires, despite the fact that existing North American standards are quite clear on the subject. NFPA and CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) both define flash fire with identical technical language: the main factors being diffuse fuel in air, an ignition source, a rapidly moving flame front, and a consequent duration of 3 seconds or less.

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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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