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Prof. Safety 67 (10): 23–27.
Paper Number: ASSE-22-10-23
Published: 03 October 2022
... for maintaining a safe working environment. _ Production managers and supervisors in the workplace are constantly faced with critical concerns of productivity and product quality. However, are they as concerned about the work environment and the safety and health of their workers? What happens when managers...
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Prof. Safety 66 (10): 31–36.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-10-31
Published: 01 October 2021
... of the brain. Businesses that rely on repetitive tasks face a workplace disrupter: complacency. The adverse effects of complacency in the workplace have been an ongoing source of concern in the OSH community. This all-too-prevalent workplace condition often results in incidents as well as decreased efficiency...
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Prof. Safety 66 (09): 28–33.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-09-28
Published: 01 September 2021
... for the workforce. Yet, the philosophies set forth are discussed too broadly in undergraduate curricula. Consequentially, this may lead to the inability to apply such safety concepts upon entry into the field. Safe workplaces have been developed over time from considerations other than enforcing workplace standards...
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Prof. Safety 66 (08): 30–34.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-08-30
Published: 01 August 2021
...Priyadarshini Dasgupta; Alissa Michael Dickey Key Takeaways * This article reports the results of survey-based research on health literacy as a predictor of worker perceptions of safety climate in the workplace. * Two safety climate constructs, performance while fatigued and safety behaviors, were...
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Prof. Safety 66 (07): 35–39.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-07-35
Published: 01 July 2021
... not provide any specific details or any characteristics about the injured. However, knowledge of certain characteristics of the injured such as age can be critical information. This type of information could be useful in the development of workplace hazard prevention and mitigation programs. Much has been...
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Prof. Safety 66 (07): 20–23.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-07-20
Published: 01 July 2021
... supported research in the field (Ringstad, 2005) and developed the “Guidelines for Social Work Safety in the Workplace” (NASW, 2013). These guidelines provide specific recommendations for safety in the context of social work practice. Three principles shape the guidelines. First, safety must be understood...
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Prof. Safety 66 (05): 31–39.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-05-31
Published: 01 May 2021
...- dations were not encouraged by OSHA (2020) as a choice for ing smaller respiratory droplets and particles that travel greater mitigation and control in most workplaces. This is because many distances (greater than 6 ft) and can remain suspended in the businesses were considered lower risk where routine...
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Prof. Safety 66 (02): 34–39.
Paper Number: ASSE-21-02-34
Published: 01 February 2021
... as legally drunk, there is no similar government standard for impairment from marijuana. 1 2 2021 1 2 2021 1 2 2021 1 2 2021 2021. American Society of Safety Professionals consumer health alcohol hemp us government workplace government & the courts employer...
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Prof. Safety 65 (11): 39–44.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-11-39
Published: 02 November 2020
...Lin Xi Yu; Chun-Yip Hon Key Takeaways - Safety climate is a reliable predictor of workplace safety behavior and outcome. As such, exploring the safety climate of Ontario restaurants can identify key areas for improvement. - Study results suggest that perceptions of management commitment...
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Prof. Safety 65 (05): 22–27.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-05-22
Published: 01 May 2020
... generations take these changes for granted. For example, maternity or paternity leave is a common benefit in many workplaces today that younger employees expect. However, previous generations attach a higher value to it. Significant historical events that may define a generational cohort vary greatly...
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Prof. Safety 65 (03): 32–38.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-03-32
Published: 01 March 2020
...Ryan Cannady Key Takeaways Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the U.S. Occupational noise exposure is maintained, while recreational noise has been shown to exceed regulatory limits without proper controls. Annually administered workplace audiograms often cannot...
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Prof. Safety 65 (02): 28–31.
Paper Number: ASSE-20-02-28
Published: 01 February 2020
... (Tatangelo, 2018). The skills that an OSH professional needs to enact this influence are akin to those of a sales professional. If the goal is to gather buy-in, create strong safety cultures and implement real change in the workplace, these are the top reasons why OSH professionals must develop business...
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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): 29–34.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-12-29
Published: 01 December 2019
... plates) into the workplace? Failure to comply with workplace regulations for appliances can lead to injuries and fires. Appliances are often identified or suspected as a root cause of workplace fires (Hall Jr., 2013; U.S. Fire Administration, 2019). Many safety professionals are responsible for appliance...
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Prof. Safety 64 (08): 26–30.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-08-26
Published: 01 August 2019
... throughout workplace culture on interpersonal and structural levels. Acknowledging and responding to differences in experiences among the most marginalized groups is more effective for safety professionals than ignoring or denying differences. Topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion are central...
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Prof. Safety 64 (08): 37–40.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-08-37
Published: 01 August 2019
...Gary A. Morris; Ryan Cannady Key Takeaways It is critical for safety professionals to change the paradigm of looking first to PPE as an easy solution to any workplace hazard. Safety professionals must start using that which makes the profession marketable and useful by working with production...
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Prof. Safety 64 (05): 34–43.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-05-34
Published: 01 May 2019
... and maintaining ALARP should be the goal, the state of being in all workplaces. One concept OSH professionals use to achieve the state of ALARP is the application of risk reduction strategies according to the hierarchy of controls. Origins of the Hierarchy of Controls Concept OSH professionals have traditionally...
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Prof. Safety 64 (02): 37–40.
Paper Number: ASSE-19-02-37
Published: 01 February 2019
... search for "New Workplace" turns up articles with titles such as, "How to Fit Into a New Job and Adapt to Company Culture," "Dos and Don'ts for Adjusting to Your New Job" and "Workplace Culture Shock: Adjusting to a New Company Culture." There are no articles titled, "How to Change Your New Company's...
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Prof. Safety 63 (12): 30–34.
Paper Number: ASSE-18-12-30
Published: 01 December 2018
...). To that end, this article examines what role job autonomy, in particular, may have in forming workers' perceptions and subsequent OSH performance on the job. The authors begin by defining autonomy in the workplace to provide a consistent platform for studying the term. 1 12 2018 1 12 2018...
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Prof. Safety 63 (11): 44–48.
Paper Number: ASSE-18-11-44
Published: 01 November 2018
...Fred Straub Key Takeaways Leading indicators are a well-documented component of occupational safety and health management systems to evaluate OSH performance. This two-part article presents research that examines the use of leading ergonomic safety performance indicators in the American workplace...

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