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Prof. Safety 67 (10): 16–22.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-10-16
Published: 03 October 2022
...Bryan Seal; Christopher Janicak Key Takeaways - This article describes the hazards of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the construction industry. - It summarizes the legislative history of OSHA’s RCS standards in the construction industry. The discussion provides context as to the development...
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Prof. Safety 67 (08): 14–20.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-08-14
Published: 01 August 2022
.../tagout as the centerpiece of risk control practices in electrical work. It further discusses the application of advanced technologies to enhance the quality of hazard recognition. _ Electrical construction is identified as a high-risk trade, and electricians accounted for about 8% of all fatalities...
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Prof. Safety 67 (04): 24–29.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-04-24
Published: 01 April 2022
... safety hazards in facilities after occupancy; and less than 15% of respondents had received OSHA training, indicating that more facility professionals need training on how to identify safety hazards. The life cycle of a building consists of relatively short planning, design and construction phases...
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Prof. Safety 67 (02): 24–28.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-02-24
Published: 01 February 2022
...Ahmed Al-Bayati Key Takeaways - This article provides practical, intuitive definitions for construction safety culture and construction safety climate. Construction safety culture and climate are shared responsibilities, which means that all parties have obligations to maintain them. - This study...
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Prof. Safety 66 (12): 18–26.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-12-18
Published: 01 December 2021
...Ali A. Karakhan; Chukwuma A. Nnaji; Ziyu Jin Key Takeaways - This article explores ways to utilize emerging technology for OSH management in the construction industry. - It presents a study that identifies emerging technologies used in practice for OSH management in construction and summarizes...
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Prof. Safety 65 (11): 33–38.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-11-33
Published: 02 November 2020
...Koshy Koshy; Michael Presutti Key Takeaways - Rutgers School of Public Health developed a construction industry confined spaces training intended to increase worker awareness and help employers educate and train their workforces in changes to corresponding OSHA standards. - Subsequently, many...
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Prof. Safety 65 (04): 16–24.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-04-16
Published: 01 April 2020
...Chukwuma Nnaji; Ifeanyi Okpala; Ibukun Awolusi Key Takeaways Studies have shown that emerging technologies have the potential to improve construction worker safety. Although extensive research is available on wearable sensing devices (WSDs) such as proximity sensing devices, some are hesitant...
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Prof. Safety 64 (08): 37–40.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-08-37
Published: 01 August 2019
... an increasing number of these jobs include construction, manufacturing, petroleum, management, scientific fields and technical consulting services. With the development of technology, a changing workforce and fast-paced work environments, employers look to OSH professionals to establish safety management...
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Prof. Safety 64 (06): 36–39.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-06-36
Published: 01 June 2019
... to identify and assess job risk, is essential to worker safety. Many organizations use hands-on or on-the-job training to increase the effectiveness of safety training programs. When considering highly hazardous industries such as heavy industrial construction, power generation and petrochemical, the need...
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Prof. Safety 64 (03): 46–50.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-03-46
Published: 01 March 2019
... 2019. American Society of Safety Professionals emotion gergen weick heinrich psj professional safety march 2019 emotional level safe work practice knowledge construction information neural network emotional intelligence somatic marker health & medicine damasio conflict...
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Prof. Safety 64 (02): 41–45.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-02-41
Published: 01 February 2019
...Jun Wang; Saiedeh Razavi Key Takeaways Construction leads all industries in total worker fatal injuries in the U.S. Unsafe human behavior is considered a significant contributing factor to occupational incidents in construction. Technologies enable various innovative applications to enhance...
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Prof. Safety 64 (01): 32–36.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-01-32
Published: 01 January 2019
... 1 1 2019 2019. American Society of Safety Professionals incident rate safety performance perception statistics safety professional evaluation participant performance measure construction power generation individual performance job expectation soft skill action plan...
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Prof. Safety 63 (04): 36–41.
Paper Number: ASSE-18-04-36
Published: 01 April 2018
... construction stakeholders are not aware of the potential for incident reduction that such technologies can offer. Implementing work zone intrusion alert technologies in a highway construction work zone could help improve the safety of roadway construction and maintenance workers. Current work zone intrusion...
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Prof. Safety 63 (01): 33–38.
Paper Number: ASSE-18-01-33
Published: 01 January 2018
... in the construction, transportation and law enforcement careers. Delivering the training in an online, asynchronous format, with information available anytime, allows participants to work at their own pace (e.g., in one sitting, in multiple 40- to 45-minute school day class periods). Contrary to classroom-based...
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Prof. Safety 62 (10): 40–44.
Paper Number: ASSE-17-10-40
Published: 01 October 2017
...Peter Simon In Brief Building codes are one measure communities use to protect people and property. Urban areas with dense populations, such as New York City, are particularly vulnerable to hazards related to building construction. To address these hazards, New York City now requires approved site...
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Prof. Safety 62 (09): 32–36.
Paper Number: ASSE-17-09-32
Published: 01 September 2017
...Donald J. Garvey In Brief Fast-track projects make year-round work in adverse temperature conditions a common occurrence in construction. This article outlines the dangers of both heat and cold stress on the worker. It reviews multiple worker assessment methods, both instrumentation...
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Prof. Safety 62 (04): 34–40.
Paper Number: ASSE-17-04-34
Published: 01 April 2017
... investigates incident reports from the manufactured home construction sector and identifies patterns. It also examines the occupations, equipment/tools and activities involved in the referenced incidents. It provides practitioners in the manufactured home industry with a foundation for improving the safety...
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Prof. Safety 62 (03): 58–64.
Paper Number: ASSE-17-03-58
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jeremy Bethancourt In Brief Many in the residential and light commercial construction industry consider fall protection infeasible, impractical and overly burdensome to industry. By experimenting with equipment and procedures that meet ANSI and OSHA standards, it has been demonstrated that fall...
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Prof. Safety 61 (09): 37–44.
Paper Number: ASSE-16-09-37
Published: 01 September 2016
...Bruce K. Lyon; Georgi Popov; Elyce Biddle In Brief As indicated in the prevention through design (PTD) hierarchy of controls model, the most effective means of preventing and controlling occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in construction is to avoid, eliminate or minimize hazards...
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Prof. Safety 61 (04): 53–58.
Paper Number: ASSE-16-04-53
Published: 01 April 2016
...Ali A. Karakhan In Brief Design professionals can be held liable for construction safety even though they do not show authority, demonstrate control or are not contractually obligated to address safety. Implementing prevention through design (PTD) on construction projects could help eliminate...

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