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Prof. Safety 67 (09): 22–30.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-09-22
Published: 02 September 2022
... negligence and may also sue the manufacturer of a product that contributed to the injury. An employer may be cited by OSHA and litigate the citation before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). In any of these proceedings, each side would present evidence such as training materials...
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Prof. Safety 67 (08): 14–20.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-08-14
Published: 01 August 2022
... in the construction industry in 2019 (BLS, 2021). Electrical operations are typically highly technical and complex, and electricians can be exposed to various hazards that can lead to injuries and fatalities. Electrocution is known as one of the leading causes of fatalities in electrical construction as well as other...
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Prof. Safety 67 (07): 14–22.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-07-14
Published: 01 July 2022
...Albert Weaver, III; William Ojiambo; Jessica Kemp; Drew Diserafino; Anna Simmons; Isabella Goss Key Takeaways - Sidewalk- and edging-related falls are a major cause of occupational injuries for courier and delivery occupations. According to 2020 estimates, 18,730 couriers and messengers in addition...
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Prof. Safety 67 (06): 24–28.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-06-24
Published: 01 June 2022
... fellow safety managers and the director for corporate safety and health arguing over whether to report an injury on the OSHA 300 log. The case details were somewhat unusual: The employee had walked into a doorframe in the company lunchroom and suffered a laceration to the forehead that required sutures...
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Prof. Safety 67 (05): 27–30.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-05-27
Published: 01 May 2022
... safety professional injury safety risk management accident causation professional safety hazard management contingency planning manuele prevention lowrance SAFETY CLASSICS Peer-Reviewed OPnRthSOeAFFFuEtESuTrSeYIoOf tNhe I By Fred A. Manuele IN ADDRESSING THE FUTURE OF THE SAFETY PROFESSION, I...
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Prof. Safety 67 (02): 24–28.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-02-24
Published: 01 February 2022
...). The rate of nonfatal injuries in construction was 71% higher than that of all other industries (Waehrer et al., 2007). Furthermore, BLS (2019b) suggests that the rate of incidents necessitating days away from work has increased by roughly 50 per 10,000 full-time equivalent construction workers. Thus...
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Prof. Safety 66 (10): 26–30.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-10-26
Published: 01 October 2021
... commonly found goals in any safety and health program include lost-time injury rate, lost workdays, recordable injury rate and total injury rates” (p. 13). If you ask an OSH professional to state their safety goals for the year, you may likely receive answers such as: - reducing the OSHA recordable rate 5...
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Prof. Safety 66 (08): 25–29.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-08-25
Published: 01 August 2021
... professionals add value to their organizations by proactively identifying existing threats and opportunities to prevent injuries and fatalities. As leadership expert Jim Collins (2001) affirms in the book Good to Great , “Good is the enemy of the great.” The time devoted to good efforts can prohibit individuals...
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Prof. Safety 66 (07): 35–39.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-07-35
Published: 01 July 2021
...Kelly M. Muhammad; Cheryl L. (Cheri) Marcham Key Takeaways - A worker’s age has an impact on the injury rate. Safety concerns and issues are faced by both younger and older workforce age groups. - Safety professionals should focus on intervention methods that will mitigate the hazardous influences...
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Prof. Safety 66 (05): 40–44.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-05-40
Published: 01 May 2021
... was nicknamed “the oil maze.” - The benefits of implementing an at-a-glance system include reduction of injuries and illnesses related to mismatches and cross contamination; increased continuity in plant operations due to machine and worker availability; compliance with OSHA regulations; reduced costs...
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Prof. Safety 66 (04): 35–39.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-04-35
Published: 01 April 2021
... to generate innovative solutions for ergonomic risks. A structured brainstorming session can improve the quantity and quality of potential ergonomic solutions. Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as sprains and strains, muscle fatigue, ligament strains, disc injuries of the low back and tendon inflammation...
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Prof. Safety 66 (04): 28–34.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-04-28
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Parametric and nonparametric statistical analysis revealed that no discernable association exists between TRIR and fatalities. This analysis also found that the occurrence of recordable injuries is almost entirely random. Further, it found that TRIR is not precise and should not be communicated to multiple...
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Prof. Safety 66 (02): 28–33.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-02-28
Published: 01 February 2021
... through 2018 from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) database, which is maintained by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, 2016a, b, c; 2020a, b, c), is presented in Table 1. This table includes the total number of fatalities in all U.S. industries and the total number of construction- related...
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Prof. Safety 66 (01): 26–31.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-01-26
Published: 01 January 2021
...Carsten Busch; Cary Usrey; James Loud; Nick Goodell; Rosa Antonia Carrillo Key Takeaways OSH professionals are not taking full advantage of safety data to help prevent serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs). We have over-focused on accumulating common behavior and incident data that are rarely...
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Prof. Safety 65 (12): 41–45.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-12-41
Published: 01 December 2020
... on forklifts by NIOSH (2001) indicates that forklift injuries and fatalities are mainly due to vehicle overturns, bystander (pedestrian worker) struck-by events and crushed-by-forklift events. 2020. American Society of Safety Professionals consumer health niosh ergonomics health & medicine...
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Prof. Safety 65 (11): 24–32.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-11-24
Published: 02 November 2020
...Richard S. Current; Bruce W. Main; McKinnon Main Key Takeaways - Injuries related to the use of stationary saws constitute a significant portion of workplace injuries. - This article reports the results of a field study on stationary saw use. It discusses current industry and OSHA safety standards...
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Prof. Safety 65 (11): 39–44.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-11-39
Published: 02 November 2020
... hazards that can result in injuries. Between 2015 and 2018, the number of lost-time injuries increased significantly in the restaurant sector of Ontario, Canada. Given this trend, it was deemed important to examine this sector’s current safety climate because it has been shown to be a reliable predictor...
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Prof. Safety 65 (01): 39–46.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-01-39
Published: 01 January 2020
...Tammy Gammon Key Takeaways Approximately two-thirds of the 2016 U.S. imports originated in countries with workplaces less safe than those in the U.S. The U.S. has failed to achieve the low fatal injury rates attained by some top importing countries. Readers are asked to reflect on how the U.S. can...
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Prof. Safety 64 (12): 35–41.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-12-35
Published: 01 December 2019
...Albert Weaver, III; Grace Callahan; Ashley Hearn; James McCall Key Takeaways Band saw injuries represent 11.5% of all OSHA-reported saw injuries from 1984 through 2017. Potential hazards associated with band saws include unintentional contact with unguarded moving blades or with a blade inside...
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Prof. Safety 64 (11): 36–42.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-11-36
Published: 01 November 2019
...; and employee self-initiative. The main question of the thesis was whether less-engaged employees are more likely to sustain an injury while on the job. A voluntary, anonymous Likert-scale survey was administered and completed by 171 hourly employees. The data analysis indicates that these engagement criteria...

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