Several of the safety incidents that ACS professionals have investigated included workers who were distracted. Safety+Health Magazine published an article by Alan Ferguson, associate editor, “Situational awareness a ‘separate dimension of hazard control’ ” which discusses that employee training should include recognizing when he/she is not in a state of “relaxed awareness”. One of the … More Safety+Health Magazine: Situational awareness
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Appeals Court confirms the trial court jury verdict regarding expert testimony by Edward Jensen, PE, CSP in the matter of CATHERINE CHURCH, RICHARD H. CHURCH, AND SHEILA P. CHURCH, Appellants V. EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, Appellee.
NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Design Density Curves – Where Did They Come From? By: Garner A. Palenske, P.E. “The design criteria found today in NFPA 13 for storage occupancies can be traced mainly to fire tests conducted in the 1970s. These tests used standard 165°F (74°C), ½” (13 mm) orifice sprinklers and a test commodity … More NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Design Density Curves
Benchmarking of Container Analysis Fire Environment simulation using the memorial tunnel fire ventilation tests The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to evaluate the ability of certified Spent Nuclear Fuel packages to withstand the conditions of specific severe, long-duration fire accidents. The … More Benchmarking of Container Analysis Fire Environment simulation using the memorial tunnel fire ventilation tests
SFPE International in cooperation with the SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter presents: Fire Protection Engineering P.E. Preparation: Content and Problems Seminar being held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 ($249 for a full-day seminar fee). Attendees will receive a $125 voucher toward the 2012 Fire Protection Engineering PE Exam Online Course. This seminar is held in conjunction … More Fire Protection Engineering/P.E. Preparation Seminars
“Near misses and resulting inspections may help prevent an injury or even a fatality, but an investigation cannot take place if the near miss is not reported accurately. Therefore, setting up a successful safety management program to ensure near misses are reported and investigated is an important step in reducing occurrences of serious incidents.” “OSHA … More How reporting close calls can prevent future incidents
Balers for Urban Woody Biomass [Go to page 20] James Dooley and David Lannning The objective: “make urban woody biomass the next major recyclable!” An urban baler was designed by discussing specifications with potential users. Lab tests measured the pressure density relationships and Poisson forces that would be expected. The prototype as been successfully operated … More Balers for Urban Woody Biomass
National Safety Council: Effective prevention is grounded in science. NSC’s focus on cell phones and driving, including a recommendation to ban the use of hands-free and handheld phones while driving, is based on the extensive research available. Here you’ll find links to abstracts or the complete text of distracted driving, cell phone and texting studies.