A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Steven Di Pilla

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420082364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 9635

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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Author: Ardiyansyah Syahrom,Norazrin Azwani Ahmad,Masine Md. Tap,Jafri Mohd Rohani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811032866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 41

View: 2925

This book investigates the factors that lead to slip and fall incidents and establishes a relationship between the coefficient of friction (COF), floor slipperiness and floor roughness. It also examines human perception of slipperiness through measured coefficient of friction (COF). On the basis of questionnaire surveys among manufacturing workers, it identifies potential risk factors and assesses human perceptions of slipperiness. It also uses a tribology approach to relate the interaction between contaminants, floor and footwear materials.
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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: 3931

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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Pedestrian Footwear and Surfaces

Author: B. Everett Gray

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803114081

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 162

View: 9956

Papers of the ASTM symposium on title], held in Denver, October 1989, present a variety of viewpoints to stimulate additional investigation for the development of coefficient of friction principles and devices, the application of which could be helpful in better understanding the causes of pedestri
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A Practical Handbook

Author: Steven Di Pilla

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203496725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 4316

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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The Slip and Fall of Young Ernie

Author: David Wyant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990464914

Category:

Page: 178

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The Town that Haunted Hemingway is a biography non-fiction depicting Ernest Hemingway's early years spent in Northern Michigan, his early poetry, and his spiritual childhood upbringing.
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Author: Nick Santora

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444733877

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2828

Robert Principe thought it would be a one-time deal. When he graduated from law school, Rob believed his future was set. But the white-collar world isn't as easy as he thought, and with a struggling firm, a pregnant wife and a sister in trouble he needs money... fast. Desperate, he approaches his mobster cousin Jackie with an insurance scam, a chance for Robert to use his law degree to make a few quick bucks. The scheme works - too well. The money flows, the violence escalates, and Rob soon learns that getting out of a deal with the Mafia isn't exactly easy...
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Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls

Author: Thom Disch

Publisher: Stop the Slip

ISBN: 9780998354910

Category: Falls (Accidents)

Page: 226

View: 1751

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. -Winter weather appears to be a much smaller cause of fall deaths than you might expect. -Falls cause nearly 4 times more emergency room visits than auto accidents. This is a topic that affects everyone. Reading this book is the first step to making your family and friends safer.
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Author: Frank L. Maraist,Thomas C. Galligan Jr.

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 157911945X

Category: Law

Page: 804

View: 1653

Thoroughly updated, Lousiana Tort Law is the first book to treat comprehensively tort theory and practice in Louisiana. Cited over 140 times in Louisiana case law and law reviews over the last 4 years, the publication provides discussion and analysis of all significant post-1996 jurisprudence on Louisiana's civil justice reform. Covering all major areas of tort theory and practice in the state, the authors include detailed coverage of intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, absolute liability, and defenses. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
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A Complete Reference for Documenting Scenes, Situations, and Evidence for Civil Cases

Author: Stan Sholik

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608958604

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 1214

While the number of assignments available in many photographic specialties is decreasing, there are still relatively untapped growth areas for still photographers and videographers. One of these specialty fields is legal photography. Legal photography involves working closely with lawyers in law firms to provide photographic or video documentation relevant to their civil, not criminal, cases. It can involve a range of other photographic specialties from macro photography to architectural photography. No matter what is involved in a legal photography assignment, it is generally interesting and presents a new, unique set of problems to solve. Legal photography is far more technical than creative, but it is also in demand and is financially rewarding. Civil cases brought to arbitration or jury trial range from simple to complex. Common to all cases is the need to present evidence in a fair and accurate manner. In this book, readers will learn how to take responsibility for ensuring that the images captured and delivered for presentation are a “fair and accurate representation” of the observed scene. That responsibility begins with the choice and use of the proper equipment (e.g., camera type, sensor size, capture mode, the correct focal-length lens for the job), through the techniques used during image capture (exposure, lighting, camera angle, camera-to-subject distance, white balance, etc.), to the processing of the captures for output. Sholik also points out that documentation is required for each step to ensure all parties that the representation is indeed fair and accurate—and the details of how this can be accomplished are outlined in this book as well. Also covered is information about how to proceed should you be asked to give testimony as to the accuracy of your work and information about the requirements to be deemed an “expert witness.” For most photographers, doing assignments in the field of legal photography is the easy part. Getting the assignments can be more of a challenge, so the process of marketing yourself as a legal photographer is covered.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Preventing Accidents

Author: Russell J. Kendzior

Publisher: Government Inst

ISBN: 9780865876644

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 81

View: 6612

This concise reference aims to increase awareness and understanding of slip-and-fall accidents on both the shop floor and the showroom floor and to provide all industries with the information needed to prevent future incidents from occurring. Backed by more than ten years of research, the author examines the cause-and-effect nature of slips and falls and describes the scope of slip-and-fall accidents. He provides you with the tools you need to understand the nature of the Accident Cycle, apply that understanding to your organization, and learn to recognize the contributing factors and the patterns in your own business environment.
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A New Approach to Friction Measurements

Author: Fred M. Johnson

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9781933264516

Category: Law

Page: 80

View: 5708

Slips and Falls: A new Approach to Friction Measurements is an explanation of the physics topic of friction and its relation to slips and falls. It clearly guides you through the physics principles involved, measurment techniques, equipment and technology and details their validity and acuracy. It is an essential book for any professional involved in the investigation, research and litigation of slip and fall incidents.
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Author: Vincent G. Duffy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439870314

Category: Computers

Page: 578

View: 7282

An examination of the various types of human-modeled technology, Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation not only covers the type of models available, but how they can be applied to solve specific problems. These models provide a representation of some human aspects that can be inserted into simulations or virtual environments and facilitate prediction of safety, satisfaction, usability, performance, and sustainability. Topics include: Anthropometry and human functional data Biomechanics, occupational safety, comfort and discomfort Biometric authentications Driving safety and human performance Enhancing human capabilities through aids or training Fuzzy systems and neural computing Human behavior and risk assessment modeling Integrating software with humans and systems International cooperation in education and engineering research Intelligent agents in decision training Intelligent data and text mining Machine learning and human factors Modeling physical aspects of work Monitoring systems and human decision Psychophysiological indicators of emotion Resilience engineering and human reliability Scenario-based performance in distributed enterprises Special populations Sustainability, earth sciences and engineering System-of-systems architecting and engineering Verification and validation Virtual interactive design and assessment The math and science provides a foundation for visualizations that can facilitate decision making by technical experts, management or those responsible for public policy. In considering a systems perspective and decisions that affect performance, these models provide opportunities for an expanded role of engineers and HF/E specialists to meet technical challenges worldwide. They can also be used to improve time-to-market, increase safety and ultimately the effectiveness of an organization. The book focuses on applications of these newly developed models and predictive capabilities useful to human factors and ergonomics engineers, cognitive engineers, human computer interaction engineers, human performance modeling engineers, and students in related fields.
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Author: Gary M. Bakken,H. Harvey Cohen,Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1933264012

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 1534

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: Jeremy Rich,Dorothy E. Dean,Robert H. Powers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592598978

Category: Medical

Page: 422

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Publius Syrus stated back in 42 B.C., “You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.” (Maxim 596) Though written long before the advent of forensic science, Syrus’ maxim summarizes the theme of Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot. Put simply, the lower extremity is a tremendously variable anatomic region. This variation is beneficial to forensic experts. Differences in the leg and foot can be used to establish individual identity. Analysis of damage to the lower limb can be used to reconstruct antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma. As a forensic anthropologist, I analyze cases involving decomposed, burned, m- mified, mutilated, and skeletal remains. Many of the corpses I examine are incomplete. Occasionally, I receive nothing but the legs and feet; a lower torso dragged from a river; a foot recovered in a city park; dismembered drug dealers in plastic bags; victims of bombings and airline disasters; and the dead commingled in common graves. Though the leg and foot contain much that is useful in forensic analysis, before this publication, investigators faced a twofold problem. Little research that focused on the lower extremity was available in the literature, and the existing research was published in diverse sources, making its location and synthesis a daunting task.
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