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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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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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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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Innovative Methods to Reduce Musculoskeletal Injuries - VIDEO, Tulio L. Pena

Employers in virtually every industry contend with musculoskeletal injuries. Every employer has or will soon have an aging workforce. This presentation will provide an understanding of the nature and causation of soft tissue disorders, while realizing cost effective and innovative initiatives that halt and reverse the process.

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The Value of Fitness for Duty Determinations and Ergonomics - VIDEO, Howard M. Sandler, Amy Daniell and Marc Turina

This presentation covers the value of fitness for duty determinations and ergonomics.

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Behavioral and Ergonomic Management of Physical and Mental Fatigue - VIDEO, Richard W. Bunch

Mental fatigue results in a lack of focus and attention, taking short cuts, bypassing safety regulations and making mental errors that can lead to serious injury and even death. The relationship of mental fatigue to stress is well known but managed poorly. This presentation addresses both behavioral and ergonomic interventions to prevent and manage fatigue related disorders and injuries, and provide a clear understanding of the physiological basis for fatigue and how to address this growing problem both at work and home.

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Nuts and Bolts of Effective Ergonomics Programs - VIDEO, Jill L. Kelby

Many companies implement ergonomics programs hoping this will solve their injury problems; however, all too often the results are disappointing. In this presentation viewers will learn about ergonomics - what it really means, common misconceptions and the essential components of an effective ergonomics programs.

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Strategies and Skills For Preventing Both Hand Injuries and StrainsSprains - VIDEO, Robert F. Pater

Interested in breaking through plateaus of hand and soft-tissue injuries? The key is to place workers more in control of their own safety with a practical skills and engagement-based approach. This session will show proven action methods for identifying hidden cause and cure connections, which will simultaneously reduce these prevalent injuries and heighten culture.

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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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The ASSE Risk Assessment Institute, Tom Cecich

In June 2013, the ASSE Risk Assessment Institute was formed to focus on the importance of identifying and reducing occupational safety and health risks. In addition to promoting the value of risk assessment to organizations, the institute is raising awareness about the value of safety professionals and their unique qualifications to manage workplace risks.

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