Author: Gary M. Bakken,H. Harvey Cohen,Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1933264012

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 3511

Falls are the second leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, but are overlooked in most literature. Of use to primary care physicians, nurses, insurance adjusters, architects, writers of building codes, attorneys, or anyone who cares for the elderly, this book will tell you how, why, and when people will likely fall, what most likely will be injured, and how such injuries come about. Use this book to answer your questions on how to determine fault and liability between the plaintiff and the defendant in a slip and fall case, applying the traditional premises liability model. The included case studies and examples will help you understand the mechanics and causes of these accidents. The book includes a chapter on osteoporosis and other biomedical factors that cause falls. With the very useful Fall Prevention Manual that is included, you will find potential trouble areas around a building before an accident occurs. Falls and Related Injuries is peerless in its handling of an important and overlooked subject.
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Author: Roger C. Jensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118229592

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 1325

This book covers system safety methods related to occupational health and safety. It argues for anticipating hazards, risk reduction strategies for hazards processes, and making sure workers' tasks correspond to human capabilities. To this end, the text provides pro-active methods for identifying hazards, assessing risk, analyzing hazards, using tools from system safety, conducting post-incident investigations, considering human errors, applying risk reduction strategies, and managing process safety. While emphasizing methods suitable for all countries, it includes references to U.S. military and Department of Energy documents, as well as a discussion of fault-tree construction.
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Principles, Guidelines, and Practices

Author: Hongwei Hsiao, PhD

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315356260

Category: Medical

Page: 547

View: 2161

This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury risk; (3) research on slips, trips and falls; (4) practical applications of prevention and protection tools and methods in industrial sectors and home/communities; (5) fall incident investigation and reconstruction; and (6) knowledge gaps, emerging issues, and recommendations for fall protection research and fall mitigation.
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics (CE2008), 1-3 April 2008, Nottingham, UK

Author: Philip D. Bust

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203883259

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 812

View: 1604

Presenting the Proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's annual conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics covered by ergonomics. Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings, including Ergonomics, Human Factors and User-Centred Design. It also features related disciplines such as Psychology, Engineering and Physiology. Particular emphasis is given to the utility of these disciplines in improving health, safety, efficiency and productivity. The 2008 Annual Conference features the following themes: "Human Reliability" "Disaster Management" "Slips, Trips and Falls" from research to practice "Health and Well Being of Construction Workers" "Inclusive Design" "Rail Human Factors" "Nuclear Human Factors" Contemporary Ergonomics will appeal to all those who are concerned with the interaction of people with their working and leisure environment — including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists and applied physiologists.
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Author: Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415304306

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3728

View: 4310

The previous edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors made history as the first unified source of reliable information drawn from many realms of science and technology and created specifically with ergonomics professionals in mind. It was also a winner of the Best Reference Award 2002 from the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, USA, and the Outstanding Academic Title 2002 from Choice Magazine. Not content to rest on his laurels, human factors and ergonomics expert Professor Waldemar Karwowski has overhauled his standard-setting resource, incorporating coverage of tried and true methods, fundamental principles, and major paradigm shifts in philosophy, thought, and design. Demonstrating the truly interdisciplinary nature of this field, these changes make the second edition even more comprehensive, more informative, more, in a word, encyclopedic. Keeping the format popularized by the first edition, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Divided into 13 sections and organized alphabetically within each section, the entries provide a clear and simple outline of the topics as well as precise and practical information. The book reviews applications, tools, and innovative concepts related to ergonomic research. Technical terms are defined (where possible) within entries as well as in a glossary. Students and professionals will find this format invaluable, whether they have ergonomics, engineering, computing, or psychology backgrounds. Experts and researchers will also find it an excellent source of information on areas beyond the range of their direct interests.
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Proving Damages

Author: Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1930056508

Category: Law

Page: 153

View: 9222

Providing a summary of emotional distress cases that have been litigated in jurisdictions throughout the country, this work presents the different categories of emotional distress and which categories are most accepted by courts and jurors.
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Author: Gary M. Bakken,Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9780913875063

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 2988

A must have for anyone in the hotel and motel business, the attorneys who represent them, the attorneys whose clients are injured, and engineers.You've heard the horror stories: tragic accidents at inns, with ensuing litigation that drives them out of business. Security problems at big-city hotels resulting in expensive lawsuits and horrendous publicity. Could these tragedies happen to you? Have your colleagues or clients already been victims of such devastation? Incidents like these occur far too frequently, largely because innkeeper's liability has been a confusing area of the law...until now. If you own or manage a hotel or motel, you'll find the 100 pages of checklists useful when evaluating your guests' safety and comfort.
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Safety and Litigation

Author: Jon R. Abele,Cindy LaRue,H. Harvey Cohen

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9781930056916

Category: Law

Page: 235

View: 6771

Part I: Safety Aspects Chapter 1: Ladder Selection Chapter 2: Ladder Design Chapter 3: Body Movement of Ladder Users Chapter 4: Ladder Use Chapter 5: Ladder Care Chapter 6: Ladder Safety Chapter 7: Workplace Ladder Use Chapter 8: Common Incident Patterns Chapter 9: Human Factors/Ergonomics and Safety Developments Part II: Legal Aspects Chapter 10: Theory of Liability Chapter 11: Proper Party Defendant Chapter 12: Design Defect Chapter 13: Manufacturing Defect Chapter 14: Better Alternative Available Chapter 15: Testing Prior to Sale Chapter 16: Misuse Chapter 17: Open and Obvious Danger Chapter 18: Visual Confusion Chapter 19: Proximate Cause Chapter 20: Presumptions Chapter 21: Contributory Negligence Chapter 22: State of the Art Defense Chapter 23: Warnings Chapter 24: Regulations Chapter 25: Limiting Factors Chapter 26: Experts Chapter 27: Conclusion to Legal Aspects Appendix A: Ladder Nomenclature and Definitions Appendix B: Ladder Incident: Characteristics of Ladder Appendix C: Ladder Incident: Characteristics of Incident and Environment Appendix D: Ladder Incident: Characteristics of User Appendix E: Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Stairways and Ladders, A Guide to OSHA Rules Appendix F: Code of Federal Regulations Appendix G: Checklist for Ladder Accident Cases
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A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Steven Di Pilla

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420082364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 2079

More than one million people suffer from a slip, trip, or fall each year and 17,700 died as a result of falls in 2005. They are the number one preventable cause of loss in the workplace and the leading cause of injury in public places. Completely revised, Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition demonstrates how, with proper design and maintenance, many of these events can be prevented. This well-illustrated and carefully researched volume covers standards and best practices for facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods in the U.S. and abroad. It includes checklists, handouts, case studies, rich online resources, and an extensive bibliography. See what’s new in the Second Edition: Enhanced photographs and tables, profiles of online resources, updated examples, case studies, and sidebars A new chapter on the unique hazards and controls to protect staff and patrons in food service A new chapter on known parameters and causes of patient falls, assessment methods, and methods for reduction of staff falls Discussion of flooring and floor maintenance, cleaning products and methods, outsourcing, and maintenance Coverage of management controls, a holistic approach to integrating slip/fall prevention controls into existing functions, hazard mapping, and electronic inspection systems Physical aspects of rubber walkways surfaces, expanded floor mats, new stairway statistics, visibility, and design Roughness measurements, perception of slipperiness, overseas standards, profiles of high risk industries, and accident investigation Contrary to popular belief, most slips and falls are not due to carelessness. This handbook examines the many options available in the design and maintenance of facilities that can reduce or eliminate the potential for slips and falls.
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Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Author: Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 72

View: 7628

The damage portion of a personal injury claim is the heart of the tort case and determines whether or not the claim is worth pursuing. The attorney must be able to determine accurately the level of damages the injured plaintiff can expect to recover for his or her injuries. The checklist format of this book provides a quick and thorough reference for an attorney to use when evaluating a client's personal injury case. The attorney can ensure that he or she has met the obligation owed to the client to identify and calculate properly those damages recoverable and make sure that the damages are pleaded properly and that the evidence necessary to prove the claim is gathered. This checklist allows the attorney to determine the appropriate basis for the damage claim and what evidence and testimony will be needed.
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Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527705054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 344

Sie mussen jetzt englische Grammatik pauken und Ihr Schulenglisch ist schon ein wenig eingerostet. Sie haben Kunden im Ausland? Da sollten die E-Mails verstandlich sein. Sie mussen eine Prasentation auf Englisch halten? Oder bereiten Sie sich auf den TOEFL vor? Englische Grammatik ist nicht wirklich spa?ig. Da hilft nur dieses Buch von Geraldine Woods, die locker, witzig und leicht verstandlich auch die kompliziertesten Regeln der englischen Sprache erklart. Und auf einmal macht Grammatik lernen Spa?.
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Author: Lauren Oliver

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921455

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3670

Was wäre, wenn heute dein letzter Tag wäre? Was würdest du tun? Wen küssen? Und wie weit würdest du gehen, um dein Leben zu retten? Samantha ist hübsch, beliebt und hat den perfekten Freund. Der 12. Februar sollte für sie eigentlich ein ganz normaler Tag werden. Stattdessen ist es ihr letzter. Sie stirbt bei einem Autounfall – und wacht am Morgen desselben Tages wieder auf. Sieben Mal durchlebt Samantha diesen 12. Februar, um schließlich zu begreifen, was wirklich im Leben zählt.
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Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7970

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826614477

Category: Project management

Page: 533

View: 8044

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Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641205107

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4123

Die preisgekrönte Erzählsammlung der Autorin des gefeierten Romans „Jene Sehnsucht nach Gewissheit“: Sieben grandiose Familiengeschichten über Liebe und Verrat, über die Sehnsucht nach Geborgenheit und das Verlassenwerden, über Glück und Trauer. Sieben unvergessliche Geschichten, erzählt mit einer Wahrhaftigkeit und Eindringlichkeit, die ihresgleichen suchen. Zwei Schwestern, junge Mädchen, halten vor ihrem früheren Haus Wache. Es ist der Geburtstag ihrer Mutter, und sie sind allein mit dem Bus ans andere Ende der Stadt gefahren, haben der Pflegefamilie nichts gesagt, weil sie hoffen, dass ihre Mutter, die eines Tages sang- und klanglos verschwunden ist, zu ihrem alten Haus kommt und nach ihnen sucht. Eine Frau entdeckt, dass ihr Mann vorhatte, sie zu verlassen und zu seiner Jugendliebe zurückzukehren. Er wurde abgewiesen. Als diese Fremde bei einem Autounfall ums Leben kommt, steht die Ehefrau vor der Entscheidung, wie sie mit ihrem gebrochenen Mann, seiner Trauer und ihrer eigenen Verzweiflung und Wut umgehen soll. Eine Tochter erinnert sich an die bedingungslose Liebe, die sie als Kind für ihren Vater empfand, wie sie ihm fasziniert bei den Ritualen des Kochens – Reis waschen, Fisch zubereiten – zuschaute und zur Hand ging. Und sie erinnert sich an den Moment, in dem plötzlich alles in Frage gestellt war. Madeleine Thien spürt in ihren Geschichten den oft krummen Wegen der Liebe nach. Mit wenigen Strichen fängt sie entscheidende Szenen ein, ob in der Kindheit oder im Leben von Erwachsenen, und zeigt erschreckend klar, wie Nähe, Vertrauen und Sehnsucht den Menschen erst empfänglich machen für den Schmerz.
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Author: Sue Klebold

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 7189

„Am 20. April 1999 betraten Dylan Klebold und Eric Harris ausgerüstet mit Gewehren und Sprengstoff die Columbine Highschool. Dort töteten sie zwölf Schüler und einen Lehrer, verletzten vierundzwanzig weitere Menschen und nahmen sich dann selbst das Leben. Es war der schlimmste Schul-Amoklauf der Geschichte. Dylan Klebold war mein Sohn.“ 16 Jahre nach dem Amoklauf ihres Sohnes Dylan erzählt Sue Klebold von ihrem Ringen mit der Frage, ob sie die Tat hätte verhindern können, wenn sie nur aufmerksamer, liebevoller gewesen wäre. Sue Klebold ist durch die Hölle gegangen, aber an der Tat ihres Sohnes nicht zerbrochen. Sie hat einen Weg gefunden weiterzuleben und hofft, anderen Eltern zu helfen, das zu verhindern, was sie selbst nicht aufhalten konnte. Von einem ist sie fest überzeugt: Elterliche Liebe allein reicht nicht aus, um Kinder und Jugendliche vor den Folgen unerkannter psychischer Erkrankungen zu schützen. Ein starkes Memoir einer Mutter, der das Unvorstellbare passiert ist. Sue Klebold spendet alle Einnahmen an Forschung und Hilfsorganisationen für Opfer und Angehörige psychisch Kranker.
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Author: Alma Katsu

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641226279

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Mitte April 1846 bricht die so genannte »Donner Party« – insgesamt fast neunzig Männer, Frauen und Kinder – aus Springfield, Illinois, auf. Ihr Ziel ist Kalifornien. Ein Ort, an dem alles besser ist. An dem schon viele Siedler ihr Glück gefunden haben. Doch schon bald sind die Nerven zum Zerreißen angespannt: der Hunger, das Klima und die Feindseligkeiten innerhalb der Gruppe verwandeln den Wagentreck in ein Pulverfass. Dann kommt ein kleiner Junge unter mysteriösen Umständen zu Tode, und ein Siedler nach dem anderen verschwindet spurlos. Langsam aber sicher wird klar, dass die Donner Party in den Weiten der Prärie nicht alleine ist. Dass »Etwas« sie begleitet. Etwas, das großen Hunger hat ...
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