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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.
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Safety Training Peer-Reviewed
By Anna H.L. Floyd and H. Landis Floyd II
Safety training is most effective when it helps employees create a personal sense of vulnerability or a heightened risk perception that, in turn, creates a positive shift in safety-related behaviors. This article connects research about how an individual's risk perceptions are formed and how those perceptions influence subsequent behavior with practical experience involving high-risk occupational hazards that have the potential to cause disabling injury or death.
Health Hazards Peer-Reviewed
By William D. Cyrs, Matthew H. Le, Dana M. Hollins and John L. Henshaw
Knowledge of health hazards from occupational exposure to crystalline silica has evolved drastically over the past century. Since many workers are still overexposed to silica dust, a comprehensive standard on occupational exposure to crystalline silica has been proposed.
Safety Management Peer-Reviewed
By Fred A. Manuele
The 2012 version of Z10 encourages employers to integrate safety-related systems within all other business processes. The standard advocates management commitment, yet also emphasizes employee participation and the importance of their feedback for improvement in systems and processes. This article reviews the standard's key provisions, including its new significant "shall" addition that requires top management to have systems in place to assess risk.