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Title:Externally Reported Occupational Health & Safety Data Among U.S. Manufacturing Firms (2011)
Authors: Michael Behm & Arthur Schneller
Publisher: Journal of Safety, Health & Environmental Research (JSHER)
Summary: The purpose of this paper is to explore, describe and quantify the extent that occupational safety and health is utilized as an externally reported metric among leading manufacturing firms and to recommend future directions and research within the topic.
Resource: Behm & Schneller Article

Title: The Business Case for Safety: Case Studies
Publisher: OSHA
Summary: These case studies are based on publicly available information from OSHA.
Resource: OSHA

Title: Study Shows CEO’s Value Work of Safety Professionals
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: Study shows that safety professionals and programs received favorable reviews from corporate leaders who participated in an executive opinion study conducted by ASSE’s marketing and public relations department and John F. Fosdick and Associates.
Resource: ASSE - Upfront - Study shows CEO's value work of safety professionals

Title: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Website
Publisher: N/A
Summary: EU-OSHA aims to be the central provider of that information and ensures that it is relevant to every user, regardless of size of enterprise or sector of activity. Set up in 1996 by the European Union and located in Bilbao, Spain, EU-OSHA is the main EU reference point for safety and health at work.
Resource: OSHA.europa.eu

Title: Scary Truths about the Graveyard Shift (2003)
Publisher: Business Week
Summary: Major companies react after a study showed that night workers made significantly more mistakes and were more prone to injuries on the job than day workers.
Resources: Business Week

Title: Sarbanes-Oxley and SH&E (2003)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law by President Bush in 2002 and was written to address concerns that stemmed from the Enron and Arthur Anderson incidents. An offshoot of this legislation was the impact that it could have on SH&E professionals who work at companies subject to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting requirements. This article describes that possible impact.
Resource: ASSE (pdf)

Title: Additional Comments on Sarbanes-Oxley Act for Professional Safety Journal
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: Comments regarding Sarbanes-Oxley from the ASSE Vice President of the Council on Practices and Standards.
Resource: ASSE

Title: Identification of Risks and Other Issues – Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: The Council on Practices and Standards attempts to communicate with members regarding the issues in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and offer a basic review of what has taken place.
Resource: ASSE

Title: Are Recessions Good for Workplace Safety? (2006)
Publisher: Journal of Health Economics
Summary: Empirical evidence shows that in recessions, the rate of workplace accidents goes down. This article presents a theory and an empirical investigation to explain this phenomenon. The theory is based on the idea that reporting an accident affects the reputation of a worker and raises the probability that s/he is fired. If the unemployment rate is high, a worker faces a big loss when fired and fewer workplace accidents are reported. The empirical investigation concerns workplace accidents in 16 OECD countries. The article concludes that cyclical fluctuations in workplace accident rates have to do with reporting behavior of workers and not with changes in workplace safety.
Resource: ASSE (pdf)

Title: Workers’ Compensation & the Business Cycle (2009)
Publisher: Institute for Work & Health
Summary: A worldwide recession has begun in the wake of the fall 2008 meltdown of financial markets. What is the likely impact of the recession on workers’ compensation costs? Are claims likely to be more or less frequent? Are work-related injuries likely to be more severe? How is the length of time off work affected? What can we anticipate about claim frequency and severity when recovery occurs and economic growth resumes? This policy brief explores findings from past research on workers’ compensation and the business cycle.
Resource: ASSE (pdf)

Title: Job Outlook 2009: Staying the Course (2009)
Publisher: National Safety Council
Summary: In the midst of the current economic recession, experts say SH&E professionals must stress their role in an organization’s overall success to ensure steady occupational growth.
Resource: ASSE (pdf)

Title: Financial Decision Makers’ Views on Safety (2009)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: Top-level managers determine high-level budgets, resource allocation and corporate priorities about safety-related issues, yet little research has been done regarding what they consider to be important. Often, SH&E professionals must try to convince decision makers to support safety programs without knowing much about the thought processes behind their decisions. This study involved a survey that explored how 231 senior financial executives or managers for U.S.-based companies with 100 or more employees perceive important workplace safety issues. This article highlights some results of that study.
Resource: ASSE (pdf)

Title: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act & Safety (2009)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: This article addresses how SH&E professionals can understand the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on their company.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/docs/Mark%20Hansen%20Article.pdf

Title: SH&E Reporting Relationships (2008)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: ASSE’s Business of Safety Committee (BoSC) surveyed a portion of the ASSE membership to better understand to whom SH&E professionals report. Members’ comments are featured in this article.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/docs/SH-E%20Reporting%20Relationships%20Article.pdf

Title: Economics & Safety (2008)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: A novel approach to teaching safety involves incorporating safety narratives into economics curricula. Students read and discuss these narratives, then conduct a case analysis to identify an appropriate intervention and a decision analysis that compares the injury outcomes with and without the intervention for a population at risk. Finally, an economic analysis is performed to apply costs to the intervention and the time-value of the cost for injuries averted and associated indirect costs.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/docs/MyersetalFeature_0408.pdf

Title: SH&E Practices in India: A Conversation (2005)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: To learn more about current SH&E practices in India, ASSE spoke to four of its members who reside there. In this conversation, Mohammed Abdul Mannan, Sandip Mukherjee, Sunil Pandey and Ravi Tammanur share their perspectives on what drives SH&E practices and implementation in India and how SH&E practices factor into their own occupations. They also discuss SH&E management approaches and training methods and offer suggestions for improving SH&E practices in India in light of the country’s economic growth.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/docs/SH&E_in_India_Article.pdf

Title: A Data-Based Evaluation of the Relationship Between Occupational Safety & Operating Performance (2009)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: Good safety is good business. Safety and operating performance measures should be viewed as in concert with each rather than as competing entities.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/academicsjournal/archive/vol4no1/feature02.php

Title: SH&E Investment: Why Senior Management Should Commit & How SH&E Professionals Can Convince (2007)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: For an SH&E program to be truly effective, it takes more than issuing workers hardhats and a safety manual each year. It takes strong and visible commitment from senior management as well as an SH&E department that knows how to demonstrate the value of SH&E in terms management will understand and appreciate. Senior management will only invest in SH&E if they are well-convinced of its benefits.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/docs/BusinessofSafetyArticle.doc

Title: How Does Safety Stack Up? (2007)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: Top-level managers make important decisions about safety-related issues, yet little safety research has been done involving these individuals. SH&E professionals must work with these managers to access valued resources, so understanding their perceptions and decision-making processes is critical. This study involved a survey of corporate financial decision makers to gather their opinions regarding their companies’ safety  performance, programs and personnel, as well as the reasoning behind these opinions. The objective was to identify ways to improve occupational safety and offer ideas for ways SH&E professionals might more easily access resources for safety.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/docs/28_DeArmond_Mar2007.pdf

Title: The Impact of Multi-Language Worksites on SH&E Professionals (2005)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: This white paper researches the issues involved in multilanguage worksites in the U.S. and compiles the results for review by ASSE membership. It also identifies some of the different methods that SH&E professionals use to address these issues.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/docs/MultilanguageWorksitesArticle.pdf

Title: Research Topics Suggested to the ASSE Foundation (2004)
Publisher: ASSE
Summary: ASSE’s Business of Safety Committee suggests several research ideas to the ASSE Foundation.
Resource: http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/bosc/bosc_formal_1.php