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Applied Science and Engineering
Cost Analysis and Budgeting
Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
OSHA staff members are often asked, “Why do standards take so long?” In fact, as the
saying goes, if I had a few dollars for each time I have been asked this question, I would be rich.
OSHA is a complex agency involved in various types of work. OSHA staff inspect workplaces;
set enforcement policy; issue guidance; maintain current web pages; develop and deliver
training; administer voluntary programs such as partnerships, alliances and the Voluntary
Protection Programs; conduct oversight of state OSHA programs, consultation agencies and
education centers; and manage and administer in the federal government bureaucracy. The main reason that OSHA standards take so long is because the regulatory process is designed to be slow
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.
ASSE Safety 2015 Proceedings.
ASSE Safety 2014 Proceedings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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