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Machine Shop Safety: A Look at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Program

By Ronald H. Reif, Daniel S. Lopes and Sean M. Medeiros

This article describes Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) various machine shops, including shops with professional machinists and satellite machine shops used by research personnel. It discusses hazards in machine shops, including a serious injury at WHOI that resulted in an OSHA citation and penalty. The authors also discuss the development and implementation of a comprehensive machine shop safety program.

Employee Protection
Work Zone Intrusion: Technology to Reduce Injuries & Fatalities

By Chukwuma Nnaji, John Gambatese and Hyun Woo Lee

Safety technologies such as work-zone intrusion alert technologies are not widely used in highway work zones. Most highway construction stakeholders are not aware of the potential for incident reduction that such technologies can offer. This article discusses current work zone intrusion alert technologies that may help improve safety for roadway construction personnel.

Risk Management
Closing the Gap: Between Traditional & Enterprise Risk Management Systems

By Jack Ogutu, Mark R. Bennett and Richard Olawoyin

This article aims to help readers differentiate between traditional risk management and enterprise risk management, and identifies gaps that exist between the two. Readers will learn to apply practical steps to a more comprehensive approach to risk management.

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