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OSH Certifications: Behind the Exams, Cheryl L. (Cheri) Marcham, Treasa M. Turnbeaugh and Nicola J. Wright

The process of developing and scoring a certification exam is complicated and uses a scientific and mathematic psychometric process to achieve defendable outcomes. How much of the process is well understood by either the general public, employers or even safety and health professionals? This article presents information intended to help OSH professionals understand why and how a properly developed and administered certification exam shows the mark of excellence in the field of safety and health.


682 Fundamentals of SH&E: Fire Protection, Stephen J. Musur

This presentation covers the fundamentals of fire protection. Included is information on: • Science of Fire, • Fire Controls, • Fire Protection, • Detection / Suppression, • Testing - Maintenance and • Warehousing / Storage.


754 Fire Protection Systems An Important Part of Prevention through Design, Patric E. McCon

Preventing fires from occurring is the best way to minimize the risk of employee injury from fire. When fire prevention fails, though, we still have the opportunity to prevent harm to people, and to reduce property damage. This paper will discuss the role of fire protection systems in minimizing the risk of death and injury from fire.


739 Occupational Dog Bite Prevention: Training Employees to Protect Themselves from Dog Attacks!, Mitzi Robinson

Dog bite attacks occur each year in the U.S., which require medical treatment. Field employees account for many of these dog bite victims. Each year, thousands are seriously injured by dog bites. Medical bills for treatment of these dog bites are astronomical. Regrettably, the emotional damage to the victims is even higher. When a dog bites once, odds are, the dog will bite again. Knowing what to expect and how to ward off an attack are key factors in minimizing the injuries and potentially saving a life.


622 Fundamentals of SH&E: Fire Protection 101C, Stephen J. Musur

PowerPoint presentation covering the fundamentals of fire protection. Topics covered include: - Science of Fire; Fire Controls; Fire Protection; Detection / Suppression; Testing - Maintenance and Warehousing / Storage.


769 Fires & Explosions in the Fracking World--Where, Why, & How to Minimize Risks, John R. Puskar

This paper’s research included an assessment of the incidents by the types of operations involved, (wells/drilling, gathering pipelines, compressor stations, tank batteries and gas plants), the cause (if given), whether or not there was a combustion event, and casualties/injuries. This paper reports key recommendations that can be applied by upstream and midstream producers and contractors to minimize explosions and fire risks to protect workers. NFPA 56 (Standard for Fire & Explosions Prevention during the Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems) is one of the tools that can help control these risks.


741 Why NFPA 2112 Certified Garments Should Be Specified for Your Flash Fire Hazard, Derek Sang

This paper provides guidance for safety managers charged with protecting their employees against flash fire hazards. This paper will examine the role of FR clothing as part of a comprehensive safety program, and highlight the consequences of flash fire, with an emphasis on the importance of using garments certified for the hazard. You will understand why specifying National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 compliant garments are important to you as a safety professional, even beyond compliance with OSHA.


734 Hazardous Material Inventory Management in Preparation for a Warehouse Disaster, Peter J Mutschler

Inventory management is a critical to every emergency response situation. In the past 25 years CHS has experienced 4 chemical warehouse fires and two direct hits by tornadoes on chemical storage facilities. In all of these disasters, the knowledge of what the hazardous materials stored in the facility were and what regulations that applied to them, or the lack of that knowledge, has been the determining factor on how successful the response was. We have learned a lot from these events and are willing to share that experience. One critical lesson we learned has been how important inventory information is. It must be available quickly, accurate and available in a manner that can be used by responders quickly.


610 Flash Fire Risk Assessments for the Upstream O&G Industry Using API RP 99, Wayne Vanderhoo

In an effort by the upstream oil & gas industry to develop a “robust and comprehensive” Hazard Assessment as required by OSHA, API Recommended Practice 99 - Flash Fire Risk Assessment for the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry” was developed using already accepted, yet somewhat unknown by many, practices. This paper will review this tool developed by the industry to assess for flash fire hazards, determine mitigation & controls, and to determine if and when FRC is to be used


510-b Advanced Fire Protection Systems in East Africa: A Case Study, Joon W. Yoo

This paper provides the similarities and differences of the fire protection system installation between the United States and Djibouti in East Africa. Topics that will be addressed include: How would you install a sprinkler system without a reliable water source in East Africa? How could you maintain a functional fire alarm system with frequent power loss? Where would you find skillful workers in a third world country like Djibouti? How would you adapt to a culturally different work environment?


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