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

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1933264012

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 2160

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: 8106

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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America's Multi-Billion Dollar Slip-and-Fall Crisis

Author: Russell J. Kendzior

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1605906824

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 3441

In this book, author Russell J. Kendzior provides a comprehensive look at one of the most pervasive yet seldom addressed problems facing our world today. The book's three parts explore slip-and-fall accidents themselves, what causes them, and what can be done to prevent them. The book is replete with stories of real slip-and-fall accidents and injuries, up-to-date statistics, illustrative charts, and tips for prevention. It is comprehensive, dealing with all aspects of slip-and-fall accidents, their causes, and methods of prevention, while also being accessible and entertaining. It is an informative and much needed book for all managers, safety professionals, attorneys, business and property owners, and anyone else concerned with one of the nation's fastest growing safety crises.
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Principles, Guidelines, and Practices

Author: Hongwei Hsiao, PhD

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315356260

Category: Medical

Page: 547

View: 925

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: 9632

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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Proving Damages

Author: Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1930056508

Category: Law

Page: 153

View: 4696

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: Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415304306

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3728

View: 7131

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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Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls, The #1 Cause of Emergency Room Visits

Author: Thom Disch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998354903

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 9577

Slips, trips and falls are a chronic health problem in the US and around the world. Fall injuries are the number one cause of emergency room visits and the fourteenth leading cause of death in the US. The average person is 7 times more likely to die from a fall than from the flu and 3 times more likely to die from a fall than by a firearm. Since 1999, we have reduced deaths from heart disease 15%. Deaths caused by auto accidents are down 12%. But during that same time period deaths from falls have increased over 150%. Both injuries and deaths caused by falls are at record highs and the problem continues to grow. We've learned how to fix the human heart and we have made driving safer. Now is the time to focus on preventing fall injuries.The good news is that fall injuries are preventable. Everyone falls, but falls don't just happen, they're preceded by other events. When you eliminate those events, you reduce the risk of falling. Stop the Slip shows how you can avoid these injuries. Following the simple five step A-L-E-R-T System(tm) discussed in the book you will reduce your risk of falling.Thom Disch provides an entertaining and engaging look at: Why we fall; where we fall; the business side of falls; and most importantly how we can prevent and avoid fall injuries. The book is a comprehensive mix of research on the topic of falls and fall injuries mixed with real world stories and experiences about falls and their consequences. As you read this book you'll also discover many interesting and surprising facts. For example: *Fall injuries are not just a problem for the elderly. 75% of all fall injuries happen to people under the age of 68.*The annual economic impact of fall injuries in the US exceeds $150 billion, or more than 1% of our gross domestic product. *Falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. *Falls cause nearly 4 times more emergency room visits than auto accidents.
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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: 6603

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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Handbook

Author: David N. Jolly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478715368

Category: Law

Page: 126

View: 1948

Slip and fall accidents will injure millions of Americans this year. Nearly 20,000 people will die as a result of their injuries and several hundred thousand more will suffer permanent disability. Slip and fall accidents are the second highest cause of accidental death among the elderly. The effect of fall accident injuries can be catastrophic to the victims resulting in substantially changed life styles and monetary loss. Despite the frequent nature of slip and fall accidents they maintain a reputation of being the most difficult to win of all personal injury cases. Often shunned by trial lawyers and undervalued by defendants and their insurance carriers, these cases are characteristic of personal injury litigation that demands a full knowledge of the law and technology if litigation is to be successful. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, this book is written for you. This book details the process from the initial accident to liability issues and how to successfully fight for what you deserve.
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A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Steven Di Pilla

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420082364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 4669

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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A Practical Handbook

Author: Steven Di Pilla

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203496725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 1473

The average cost of a worker fall is $12,470, increasing to over $26,000 when lost production and other costs are factored in. At a profit margin of 10%, more than $250,000 of revenue needs to be generated to cover a single slip/fall loss. Costs are higher for falls sustained by the public. Slip and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook responds by providing safety engineers and claims professionals with a one-stop guide to preventing and responding to slip and falls. This overview provides specific guidelines for facility design, effective management control programs, and test methods for pedestrian safety and slip resistance. In addition to exposure analysis of high-risk businesses, situations, and locations, the handbook also describes procedures for reporting, investigating, and mitigating incidents. Equipped with the information in this reference, businesses will be prepared to identify and manage factors contributing to slip and falls, reducing exposure to these frequent and costly losses
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Author: Gary M. Bakken,Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9780913875063

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 3453

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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Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Authorized Edition

Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393060416

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 8880

Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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The Story of the Exploring Expedition Conducted by Leonidas Hubbard, Jr

Author: Dillon Wallace,Leonidas Hubbard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Labrador

Page: 331

View: 2605

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On Writers and Drinking

Author: Olivia Laing

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250039584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8358

WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF LITERATURE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY WRITERS IN THE GRIP OF ALCOHOLISM, AN ADDICTION THAT COST THEM PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND CAUSED HARM TO THOSE WHO LOVED THEM? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. All six of these writers were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Moveable Feast. Often, they did their drinking together: Hemingway and Fitzgerald ricocheting through the cafés of Paris in the 1920s; Carver and Cheever speeding to the liquor store in Iowa in the icy winter of 1973. Olivia Laing grew up in an alcoholic family herself. One spring, wanting to make sense of this ferocious, entangling disease, she took a journey across America that plunged her into the heart of these overlapping lives. As she travels from Cheever's New York to Williams's New Orleans, and from Hemingway's Key West to Carver's Port Angeles, she pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, from the horrors of addiction to the miraculous possibilities of recovery. Beautiful, captivating, and original, The Trip to Echo Spring strips away the myth of the alcoholic writer to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert.
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Practical Guidance for Maturing Organizations

Author: Raymond J. Struyk

Publisher: Local Government & Public Serv

ISBN: 9789639719002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 1413

Practical advice for policy institutes and consulting agencies.
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A Novel

Author: C. E. Morgan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374715173

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 5189

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the James Taite Black Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence • A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly • GQ • The New York Times (Selected by Dwight Garner) • NPR • The Wall Street Journal • San Francisco Chronicle • Refinery29 • Booklist • Kirkus Reviews • Commonweal Magazine "In its poetic splendor and moral seriousness, The Sport of Kings bears the traces of Faulkner, Morrison, and McCarthy. . . . It is a contemporary masterpiece."—San Francisco Chronicle Hailed by The New Yorker for its “remarkable achievements,” The Sport of Kings is an American tale centered on a horse and two families: one white, a Southern dynasty whose forefathers were among the founders of Kentucky; the other African-American, the descendants of their slaves. It is a dauntless narrative that stretches from the fields of the Virginia piedmont to the abundant pastures of the Bluegrass, and across the dark waters of the Ohio River; from the final shots of the Revolutionary War to the resounding clang of the starting bell at Churchill Downs. As C. E. Morgan unspools a fabric of shared histories, past and present converge in a Thoroughbred named Hellsmouth, heir to Secretariat and a contender for the Triple Crown. Newly confronted with one another in the quest for victory, the two families must face the consequences of their ambitions, as each is driven---and haunted---by the same, enduring question: How far away from your father can you run? A sweeping narrative of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow of slavery and a moral epic for our time.
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