Legal Liabilities in Safety and Loss Prevention

Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763779849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

View: 7634

The goal of every safety professional and safety programs is to proactively identify problems while complying within safety guidelines. This text clarifies basic questions for safety and loss prevention professionals about legal liability, how to minimize, prevent and identify legal risks. Appendices, case studies and sample forms are also included to engage the reader in active learning.

Legal Liability

A Guide for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals

Author: Thomas D. Schneid,Michael S. Schumann

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834209848

Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 3399

In the United States there are estimated to be 10 million infertile couples and 25% of all women will experience a period of infertility in their lifetime. 1% of all US babies are the result of IVF and over 70,000 cycles of IVF are performed each year in the US. 100 Questions and Answers about Infertility gives authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked by individuals and couples regarding their infertility.

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

Author: E. Scott Dunlap

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439874085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

View: 4704

In most schools you will probably see one, if not all of the following: Metal detectors to prevent handguns and other weapons from being brought onto school property Students in standardized uniforms to prevent the appearance of gang affiliations Police officers patrolling the property to deter violent activity as well as respond to incidents Such evolutions have forever changed how we view the safety of our students. However, the phrase "school safety" goes beyond these issues of security put in place to protect students, faculty, and staff. Environmental factors also play a role. The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety expands the dialogue on school safety to comprehensively address the spectrum of safety risks such as bullying, fire safety, playground and transportation safety, and more. Based on research and practical experience, it helps school administrators develop appropriate programs that protect all individuals from harm. Author E. Scott Dunlap brings his experience in OSHA and DOT compliance, behavior-based safety, and organizational safety culture to bear on the issue of school safety. He presents school safety from a holistic perspective and details vulnerability assessment tools and incident investigation forms to help schools develop a comprehensive safety program. By focusing on this range of issues, the book’s dynamic perspective puts the keys to achieving an effective safety program within easy reach.

Managing Workers' Compensation

A Guide to Injury Reduction and Effective Claim Management

Author: Keith Wertz,James J. Bryant

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420032987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 1461

Workers' compensation causes headaches throughout all levels of an organization. Injuries affect production, costs, and morale. Managing Workers' Compensation: A Guide to Injury Reduction and Effective Claim Management lays out - in logical order - management and safety procedures that reduce injuries and the aggravation that follows. The authors cover hiring, training, and managing employees with injury avoidance in mind. They provide a blueprint for dealing with injured employees and their families, and for determining the correct time for the employee to return to work. The book discusses the all-important issues of fraud, modified duty, substance abuse testing and accident investigations. It also provides guidance for managing your organization's safety efforts in a manner that targets workers' compensation cost control as one of its major objectives. In addition to comprehensive coverage of workers' compensation, the book gives you a thorough explanation of additional sources of assistance, including the availability and utility of Internet safety resources, a complete listing of state workers' compensation agencies, and sample checklists that help you evaluate your workplace. Although workers' compensation laws vary from state-to-state, the principles behind the system and the ability of employers to influence their own premiums remain consistent. By gaining a thorough understanding of these principles and implementing proven cost control strategies, you can realize substantial savings. Managing Workers' Compensation: A Guide to Injury Reduction and Effective Claim Management explains the process by which premiums are calculated and shows how you can impact - favorably - the amount your organization pays in premiums.

Loss Control Auditing

A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits

Author: E. Scott Dunlap

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439828873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 4916

As a critical function in monitoring workplace safety, loss control auditing provides an organizational assessment of safety program performance in relation to regulatory requirements and company policies. Principles of quality management dictate that measurement of an activity receives organizational attention and provides an excellent tool for communicating performance to management. A comprehensive audit, rather than individual metrics such as injury rate, helps to determine which aspects of a safety program are functioning well and which ones have room for improvement. Loss Control Auditing: A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits is a one-stop resource for both developing and executing a loss control audit program. Written for professionals in the fire service, loss prevention, and safety management as well as those studying the fields, this reference addresses loss control auditing from the perspectives of workplace safety, physical security, and fire risks. The text focuses on the three core areas of an audit: documentation review, physical inspection, and employee interviews. It also presents a three-phase model—pre-audit, audit, and post audit activities—which can be used for all three core areas. It includes detailed information to assist in the development of an effective audit program. The author discusses the foundational elements of an audit program, the written audit program and the audit protocol. Systemic auditing issues of audit scoring, auditor selection and training, audit logistics, and audit frequency are also addressed. The final section of the book discusses the opportunities that can arise in conducting an audit, including how an audit can be used as a training tool and the importance of involving employees in the audit process. The application of the information presented in this volume is facilitated by representative case studies included at the end of each chapter. An up-to-date reference, this text is unique in the depth of material presented and provides an excellent resource on how to develop and execute a loss control audit program.

Applied Statistics in Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Christopher A. Janicak

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888897

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 188

View: 447

Created for those who have little experience with statistics, or for those who need to keep a concise reference book on hand, this newly updated handbook provides an introductory guide to basic statistics and data analysis. Using step-by-step methods and both examples and applications common to safety professionals, including loss control consultants and occupational health nurses, this new edition makes understanding the "math" side of the job easier. Readers will learn how to apply appropriate statistical procedures to commonly encountered situations, how to perform each statistical test, how to executive inferential statistics for parametric and non-parametric procedures, and how to use descriptive statistical concepts to summarize data. The author ends each chapter with a chapter summary and review exercises. He also includes extensive illustrations, easy-to-read charts and tables, a glossary of statistical terms, a comprehensive index, solutions to sample problems, and five appendices containing statistical tables with their appropriate uses. This third edition provides new examples and numerous updates.

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Author: Lon H. Ferguson,Christopher A. Dr. Janicak

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3424

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace—from the substances required to do business to the building construction itself—and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards.

Creative Safety Solutions

Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482215063

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 1130

With so much to do and so little time in today's workplace, it's often difficult to bring new ideas and concepts to the attention of employees-let alone make proposed measures regular practice. What's a safety manager to do in order to draw attention to workplace safety issues? Be creative! Creative Safety Solutions presents innovative ways to solve complex safety and health problems in the office or factory. The key to its distinctive approach: motivate employees to "think safety." While offering effective solutions for common health and safety issues, Dr. Schneid also explains how safety specialists can foster creative thinking-ideal for working out situations particular to one's own workplace. Case histories illustrate how the "think safety" methods have brought tremendous improvements to many workplaces throughout the U.S. In addition to fostering active involvement among employees, Creative Safety Solutions also shows how to spread the word among management team members, labor organizations, and vendors. It also details ways to convince management that a safety program is worth the funding and effort. Workplace safety awareness saves money... time... and lives. Creative Safety Solutions will encourage your employees and executives to pay attention-and take part.

Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work

Author: Eastman Kodak Company

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471418634

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

View: 3242

The up-to-date edition of the classic guidelines to workplace ergonomics This newly updated, single-volume edition of the most respected and widely used guidelines to ergonomics in the workplace, Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work, offers a concise and straightforward presentation of information, data, and how-to guidelines for implementing solutions to human factors and ergonomics problems in industries worldwide. Written for those who are on the job but not necessarily professionally trained ergonomists, the principles and approaches detailed here have all been implemented in real-world workplace environments and proven successful in reducing the potential for occupational injury, increasing the number of people who can perform a job, and improving employee performance on the job. More than 150 clear and informative illustrations and tables help convey data and information in eight sections: Ergonomics design philosophy Human reliability and information transfer Evaluation of job demands Work design Workplace design Manual handling in occupational tasks Equipment design Environment Complete with numerous case studies illustrating applied ergonomics, Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work, Second Edition is an essential guide for human factors and ergonomics specialists, engineers, and occupational health specialists.

Workplace Safety and Health

Assessing Current Practices and Promoting Change in the Profession

Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439874115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 5878

Are the tried and true safety practices still effective in the changing workplace? Is there a better way of safeguarding employees from accidents and injuries? In short, why do you perform the safety activities that you do on a daily basis and do they produce the results necessary to keep your safety program and your company competitive in the global market? Answering these questions and more, Workplace Safety and Health: Assessing Current Practices and Promoting Change in the Profession analyzes the current practices and identifies emerging issues and challenges in the safety and health profession. We Need a Game Changer ... A New Way of Achieving a Safe and Healthful Workplace Safety pioneer and educator Thomas Schneid makes a strong case that mandatory compliance with OSHA regulations is only the first step in a safety program. And that, due to globalization and the current emphasis on sustainability, the requirements of the safety profession have changed. He explores new sources of information and guidance for addressing the new and emerging issues created by the current economic situation, globalization, and the changing workplace. He also identifies and analyzes emerging ethical issues within the safety and health profession, then suggests potential solutions. Schneid then examines the basic assumptions and challenges you to assess and evaluate your activities in search of a better and more effective way of achieving the results necessary to be competitive in today’s workplace. Taking a provocative look at the current issues facing the safety profession, he shows you how to view safety activities and actions from a different perspective and see the real impact they have on the lives of others. He gives you the tools you need to go beyond OSHA compliance and develop safety programs that will be effective in the global workplace and create and maintain a safe workplace that eliminates all injuries and illnesses.

Creative Safety Solutions, Second Edition

Author: Thomas D Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498766668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 8370

In today's rapidly changing workplace, safety and loss prevention professionals cannot always "go by the book" for the answers to new and unique problems and issues. When there is no tried-and-true solution to a problem, safety and loss prevention professionals must think outside of the box of conventional solutions and develop new and creative solutions. Creative Safety Solutions, Second Edition stimulates creative thinking by identifying some of the new programs, new ideas, and new solutions being tried by other professionals in the field. By thinking outside of the box, the book will help you create new ways to improve the workplace. New Chapters in the Second Edition: It Is Your Safety Program-Empowering Employees in Safety Safety and Health Vision and Values Safety and Health Profession Impact of Safety and Health on Your Organization Human Resources and Safety and Health Does Happy = Safe? Circular Safety Management Injecting Creativity into Training Activities Combating Risk with Innovation Eliminate Boring from Your Safety Programs Critical and Creative Thinking in Safety and Health Achievement Is Addictive Lost but Not Forgotten Appendix: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs In this book, safety expert Thomas Schneid has assembled a number of creative solutions that have been tried and tested and have worked for many organizations. These are not all of the great ideas and solutions developed in the safety and loss prevention area—all of the ideas have not already been used. These ideas are only the tip of the iceberg, and the author challenges you to find new and better ways of doing your job within the safety and loss prevention function. These creative solutions to safety and loss prevention problems can help spur you to think about your activities and job duties and find new and creative ways of advancing the safety and loss prevention field.

Corporate Safety Compliance

OSHA, Ethics, and the Law

Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420066494

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 5603

Safety and health professionals face potential legal and ethical issues on an almost daily basis. In a landscape of changing responsibilities and new laws, they often make difficult decisions that can result, in hindsight, in the creation of legal issues and liabilities for themselves and their companies. Written by occupational health and safety expert Ton Schneid, Corporate Safety Compliance: OSHA, Ethics, and the Law provides guidance though the maze of legal issues involving OSHA and OSHRC and how to avoid potential legal liability. Tackling safety and ethical issues head on, Schneid explores issues in criminal liability for individuals and corporations under the OSHA Act and state criminal codes. He includes methods for achieving and maintaining OSHA compliance, using specific case studies to illustrate ways to avoid or minimize the impact of legal issues. The text addresses not only OSHA regulations and standards but also the legal aspects up to and including OSHRC decisions on specific issues. Additionally, the author examines the ethical issues involved in many of the legal aspects of the safety issues as well as ethical issues in the day-to-day management of safety and health. The mere mention of the word OSHA scares many people. Often, OSHA has been the much maligned federal agency that was the brunt of attacks from both management and labor organizations. Tom Schneid elucidates the potential legal and ethical issues of the new industrialized workplace. His proactive approach helps you avoid or minimize potential liabilities, where possible, but also gives you the tools to be prepared and knowledgeable in the unique appellate process with OSHA and the OSHRC.

Physical Hazards of the Workplace, Second Edition

Author: Barry Spurlock

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466557052

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

View: 2403

The recognition and control of hazards in the work environment are the cornerstone of every company’s safety and health plan. Every workplace contains dangers, especially those devoted to technology, machinery, and potentially hazardous material. This book provides you with the information you need to understand the regulations that provide for facility safety and their successful implementation for profitable management of any business.

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting

Author: IFSTA

Publisher: International Fire Service Training Assn

ISBN: 9780879393236

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 452

View: 5193

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting provides basic information needed by firefighters to effectively perform the various tasks involved in aircraft rescue and fire fighting. Material covered includes qualifications for aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) personnel, aircraft and airport familiarization, safety and aircraft hazards, ARFF communications, extinguishing agents, ARFF apparatus, rescue tools and equipment, ARFF driver/operator, airport emergency planning, and ARFF strategic and tactical operations. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting addresses the requirements of NFPAr 1003, Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2005 edition). Additional material addresses the airport fire fighting apparatus covered in Chapter 9 of the 2008 edition of NFPAr 1002, Standard on Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. Key parts of NFPAr 402, Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations (2008 edition), and NFPAr 403, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports (2008 edition), are also covered in this manual. Other materials included in this manual are those subjects included in the training requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) 139.315, 139.317, and 139.319.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach, Third Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482231344

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 5390

Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

Leadership

Author: RALPH. GIGLIOTTI,Brent D. Ruben

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781524942137

Category:

Page: N.A

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Lees' Process Safety Essentials

Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control

Author: Sam Mannan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080962300

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 570

View: 873

Lees' Process Safety Essentials is a single-volume digest presenting the critical, practical content from Lees' Loss Prevention for day-to-day use and reference. It is portable, authoritative, affordable, and accessible — ideal for those on the move, students, and individuals without access to the full three volumes of Lees'. This book provides a convenient summary of the main content of Lees', primarily drawn from the hazard identification, assessment, and control content of volumes one and two. Users can access Essentials for day-to-day reference on topics including plant location and layout; human factors and human error; fire, explosion and toxic release; engineering for sustainable development; and much more. This handy volume is a valuable reference, both for students or early-career professionals who may not need the full scope of Lees', and for more experienced professionals needing quick, convenient access to information. Boils down the essence of Lees'—the process safety encyclopedia trusted worldwide for over 30 years Provides safety professionals with the core information they need to understand the most common safety and loss prevention challenges Covers the latest standards and presents information, including recent incidents such as Texas City and Buncefield

Whack-A-Mole

The Price We Pay for Expecting Perfection

Author: Bs MR David Marx Jd,David Marx

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990895602

Category:

Page: 214

View: 4865

"Whack-a-mole. It's an arcade game. ... Watching moles pop up, the child with the hammer seeks to hit the exposed mole before it retreats back into the safety of its hole. Whack-a-mole is also a metaphor for modern life. ... It's how we set expectations of each other, how we respond when our fellow human being makes a mistake. Whack-a-mole."--Prologue, p. [1].