Professional Safety

September 2015

Professional Safety

For more than 50 years, ASSE's Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in OSH —information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience.

Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy.

In This Issue...


Cover Story & Features

Welcome to the Professional Safety articles section. Here you'll find this month's offering of articles that deliver cutting-edge information, lessons learned and practical guidance from practioners in the safety, health, and environmental profession.

Full-issue PDFs of Professional Safety (from January 2005 forward) are now available to members through ASSE's Members Only website. Each file contains interactive links to help members navigate through the file. We've also included links to ASSE, regulatory agencies and other sources, and the journal's advertisers. A reader simply needs to mouse over a link to be redirected.

Digital Subscribers please access here.

Cover Story

Program Development Peer-Reviewed

Hearing Conservation in Construction: Listening to New Perspectives on an Old Problem

By Donald J. Garvey

Noise and hearing loss remain major concerns for the construction workforce, management and OSH professionals. This article focuses on two areas of construction hearing conservation: use of hearing protection devices and training, both of which can boost use and consistent wearing of protective gear.


Safety Management Peer-Reviewed

Preventing Serious Injuries & Fatalities: Study Reveals Precursors & Paradigms

By Donald K. Martin and Allison Black

Over the past decade, nonserious workplace injuries have decreased, but fatalities have decreased at a much slower rate. Research shows that contributing factors are different between less-serious events and serious injury and fatality events. Precursors to serious injuries and fatalities exist in most organizations and can be identified and measured. New paradigms are required to reduce serious injury and fatality rates.

Safety Management Peer-Reviewed

Quantified Risk Assessment: Understanding the Hazards of LPG Filling Stations

By Srinivasan Chandrasekaran and Kiran A

Many incidents involving liquid petroleum gas (LPG) releases indicate that LPG filling stations are hazardous. This article aims to improve safety in LPG plants, and examines the consequences and risks involved for different failure cases that are likely to occur. Using several scenarios, the authors address dispersion, jet fire, fireball and boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion, and recommend several safety measures.


Columns & Other Sections

President’s Message

Does Our Profession Have a Marketing Problem?

Leading Thoughts

Advanced Culture Change Leadership
By Robert Pater

Best Practices

Root-Cause Analysis: Analyze, Define & Fix
By Randy Tomlinson

Safety Photo Gallery

A collection of safety photos featured each month in PS.



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