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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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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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