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Safety 2015 Proceedings, ASSE

ASSE Safety 2015 Proceedings.

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Safety 2014 Proceedings, ASSE

ASSE Safety 2014 Proceedings.

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761 Finding Answers Using the ASSE Body of Knowledge, Ann E. Schubert

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers assistance to both safety professionals and employers of safety professionals through its on-line resource the Body of Knowledge. This powerful tool helps users identify best practices to better protect people, property, and the environment. For professionals in the field seeking resources and guidance, the Body of Knowledge includes checklists, technical papers, presentation information, training material, and program outlines in a variety of formats including web links, Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and videos.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders in Construction, Sang D. Choi, Lu Yuan and James G. Borchardt

This review study addresses work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders and practical solutions in seven construction trades/occupations (carpenters, masons, electricians, sheet metal workers, roofers, ironworkers, plumbers). •By identifying risk factors for these injuries and disorders, OSH professionals can offer effective interventions to meet the challenges that contractors face in the field. •The simple good practices solutions summarized can help mitigate potential ergonomic hazards and increase productivity at construction job sites.

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Ergonomic Assessment Toolkit, AIHA Ergonomics Committee

This toolkit is a collection of freely available ergonomic assessment tools with descriptions and, in some cases, training on how to use the tool. The Toolkit also includes a flowchart to help those with less ergonomic evaluation experience identify the correct tool to use for the application the wish to analyze.

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Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders among Airport Baggage Screeners and Handlers, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Baggage screeners and handlers at airports are exposed to manual baggage lifting and handling that are associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) evaluated two mechanical lift aids to determine if they could reduce the risk of WMSDs. The two mechanical lift aids reduced some physical WMSD risk factors such as hand loading and spinal compression force.

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SH&E Industry 2015 Salary Survey, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The purpose of this research project was to better understand compensation trends among Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) professionals. Since 2008, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has measured and reported salary and employment trend data as a service to its certificants and SH&E professionals. In 2015, BCSP hoped to develop a more complete SH&E employment trend and salary picture by inviting five partners to participate in the data collection process. Partners: ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers; ABIH - American Board of Industrial Hygiene; AHMP - Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals; AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association; and IHMM - Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.

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ASSE Safety Salary Survey - 2015, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

A 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers survey of more than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals reveals they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000, an increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago. The ASSE survey results are part of an expansive collaboration with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). A summary is provided and includes a link to download the full report.

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Workplace Ergonomics: Is It All Pixie Dust?, Bob Button & Bob Howarth

This article discusses how Disney moved its program from imagining ergonomic improvements on paper, to applying ergonomics in design, operations and maintenance in ways that benefit employees, guests and operational efficiencies. Examples of both practical challenges as well as real successes are drawn from food and beverage, housekeeping, warehousing and merchandise operations.

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Using Mobile Technology for Safety & Health, John Ingram

As mobile devices become more widespread and provide expanded capabilities, there is a greater opportunity to leverage mobile technology to improve quality and consistency, and gain efficiencies by accomplishing safety-and health-related tasks faster.With new technology comes new risks, which include ensuring protection of copyright (use of the written materials, images, and video of your company and that of others), client confidentiality (permission and distribution of materials used to develop custom products and tools), divining good information from a staggering volume of data available on the internet and avoiding costly mistakes due to rapid technology evolution.

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What is the BOK?

The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.

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