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2014-09-03 12:23:14

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since its creation 83 years ago by H. W. Heinrich, the safety triangle offered a ratio formula that encouraged safety professionals to focus on the causes of minor injuries as a way to reduce the probability of having major accidents. It sparked a new way of interpreting safety data that may be flawed. Dave Rebbitt, author of the cover story "Pyramid Power" in the September issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer's...

2014-08-01 08:24:09

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the global supply chain grows, the reliance on outsourcing safety functions (combined with an increased reliance on technological capabilities for surveillance, monitoring, storage and data analysis) may be stymieing innovations that could be generated if employees were seen as partners in the process. That is the conclusion author Sidney Dekker draws in his article, "Employees a Problem to Control or Solution to...

2014-07-11 12:22:28

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retiring equipment in the chemical processing industry may pose more danger than meets the eye as residual hazardous chemicals, live electrical connections or connections to in-service process machinery complicates how to safely remove these items from a plant, according to the July issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer's monthly journal, Professional Safety. "In the worst cases, the equipment has essentially been...

2014-05-22 23:13:13

As a sponsor of the ASSE Foundation Scholarship and Professional Education Grant program, Clarion Safety Systems’ 2014 Doctoral Scholarship has been awarded to a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Milford, PA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety signs and labels, is pleased to announce that, as part of its ongoing partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers...

2014-05-08 12:27:12

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional safety organization, released the second edition of its popular "Construction Safety Management and Engineering" book with updated standards and technical issues in construction. The first edition, printed in 2004, is one of ASSE's best-selling books. The revised edition will include construction standards adopted over the last 10 years, as well...

2014-05-05 08:24:24

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more companies shift to using safety management systems to monitor their occupational health and safety programs, the American Society of Safety Engineer's monthly journal says the potential they hold may be lost if not properly integrated or measured against set goals. The devil is in the details. Those are the warnings in the cover story of ASSE's Professional Safety, titled "Safety Management Systems, Comparing Content...

2014-04-02 08:22:45

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No matter how many safety training courses emphasis how dangerous it may be to work with electricity, chemicals or cargo unless proper safety protocols are followed, there is always a percentage of employees who believe they aren't vulnerable to such risks -- until it's too late. Those types of perceptions need to be changed before injuries or fatalities prove them wrong, say authors Anna Floyd and H. Landis Floyd II in the...

2014-03-11 00:22:28

CHICAGO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional safety society, announces its Middle East Chapter will host the 2014 Professional Development Conference and Exhibition (PDC&E) from March 16-20, 2014 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The 11th annual PDC&E titled "Innovative Approaches Toward Emerging Safety, Health and Environmental Challenges," will center on issues of concern in the region and the...

2014-03-03 08:27:09

DES PLAINES, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The moves onsite safety professionals make to decontaminate a manufacturing chemical spill involving employee exposure and the information they provide emergency responders will determine how fast that employee receives medical attention. Hazardous material spill protocols mandate that emergency responders secure the area before treating victims. Knowing how to manage that against standard first aid procedures can make all...

2014-01-27 12:29:58

CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest professional safety society, is proud to bring SAFETY INDIA 2014, a two-day professional development conference and exposition to Chennai, India on May 26-27, 2014. This marks the first time ASSE will host a professional development conference in India, targeting an audience of the country's safety practitioners from a wide variety of industries including manufacturing,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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