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Prof. Safety 68 (01): 18–28.
Paper Number: ASSE-23-01-18
Published: 03 January 2023
... to achieve acceptable risk can reduce risk and improve OSHA compliance. _ This article is focused on prevention through design (PTD) and why use of the term “zero energy” lockout/tagout (LOTO) for all service and maintenance tasks creates a range of adverse impacts. Examples of such impacts are: - impeding...
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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 (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
... trades (OSHA, 2011). Other analyses report contact with overhead power lines, faulty wiring, contact with energized equipment, improper PPE and faulty construction tools as the leading causes of occupational injuries involving electric shock (Casini, 1993; Doan, 2019; Hinze et al., 1998). Although...
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Prof. Safety 67 (01): 29–35.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-01-29
Published: 01 January 2022
.... Combustible Dust Risks As described by OSHA (n.d.), any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. Dust from organic matter (e.g., grain, wood, plant fibers) as well as dust from inorganic materials (e.g., iron, glass, ceramic) will burn in the right conditions. If such a dust...
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Prof. Safety 66 (11): 22–25.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-11-22
Published: 01 November 2021
... of machinery, using agricultural and earthmoving heavy equipment as examples. Many incidents leading to injury or death occur with the improper operation of machinery. OSHA defers to operator’s manuals when no specific standard covers the machinery or operation involved, which falls under the General Duty...
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Prof. Safety 66 (07): 24–34.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-07-24
Published: 01 July 2021
... change water management health & medicine us government cdecp risk control law enforcement concentration dioxide poisoning osha july 2021 carbon dioxide concentration carbon dioxide exposure ventilation devany 2021. American Society of Safety Professionals 1 7 2021 1...
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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 (05): 22–30.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-05-22
Published: 01 May 2021
...James W. Stanley; Michael A. Taubitz Key Takeaways - Beliefs in the myths of zero energy and zero risk coupled with myths of guarding constrain efforts for prevention through design (PTD). - Understanding the history of OSHA and the agency’s encouragement of the use of voluntary standards allows...
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Prof. Safety 66 (03): 22–30.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-03-22
Published: 01 March 2021
... in the U.S. each year (Ankerich, 2020). OSHA has prohibited the practice of using cranes and hoists to pull or drag a load sideways since 1971; ANSI crane and hoist standards have had the same prohibitions since at least 1967 for overhead and gantry cranes and since 1968 for crawler, locomotive and truck...
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Prof. Safety 66 (03): 39–49.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-03-39
Published: 01 March 2021
... OSHA s influence and drive down incident rates (ISO, 2018). ISO Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), established in 1986, and 45001:2018 states that: other OHSMSs mentioned by OSHA (2018), recognition is a motivating factor toward the participation of workers. The success of the OH&S management system...
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Prof. Safety 65 (12): 28–31.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-12-28
Published: 01 December 2020
...Art Sapper Key Takeaways - Attorneys specializing in OSHA law often encounter employers and safety professionals who hold certain misconceptions that can waste time and resources, or even cause a loss of legal rights. - A long-time legal practitioner discusses several common misconceptions about...
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Prof. Safety 65 (12): 32–40.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-12-32
Published: 01 December 2020
... & medicine psj professional safety december 2020 us government risk treatment objective covid-19 patient operation exposure assp risk and uncertainty assessment criteria humidity popov personnel covid-19 december 2020 osha risk assessment risk management process protocol RISK MANAGEMENT...
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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 (03): 32–38.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-03-32
Published: 01 March 2020
... to in the workplace. OSHA (2020) states that millions of employees are exposed to excessive noise in their work environment. The agency reports that U.S. businesses paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for negligent protection from noise, and also that an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers...
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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 (12): 20–28.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-12-20
Published: 01 December 2019
...Joe Story; Jason Kight KEY TAKEAWAYS Best practice recommendations from OSHA and numerous consensus standards advise employers to include workers in safety and health efforts. Many organizations fail to take a comprehensive approach to worker participation and are unable to reap the full benefits...
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Prof. Safety 64 (12): 29–34.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-12-29
Published: 01 December 2019
...Veronica Stanley Key Takeaways This article discusses OSHA regulations applicable to appliances, and details the agency's nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) program as applicable to appliances. Examples demonstrate how to read equipment markings, and readers will gain insight useful...
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Prof. Safety 64 (09): 39–43.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-09-39
Published: 01 September 2019
...Gavin F. Burdge; Miaozong Wu; Kile Veal Key Takeaways A comparison of OSHA and BLS data about workplace fatalities that occurred from 2014 to 2017 shows that only one-fourth of BLS-reported workplace fatalities have been investigated by OSHA, although OSHA requires employers to report worker...

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