Slips Trips Missteps and Their Consequences

Author: Gary M. Bakken
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781933264011
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Law

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.

Risk Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Roger C. Jensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118229590
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set

Author: Waldemar Karwowski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 041530430X
Release Date: 2006-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Fall Prevention and Protection

Author: Hongwei Hsiao, PhD
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315356266
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Genre: Medical

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.

Emotional Distress

Author: Jon R. Abele
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781930056503
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

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.

Contemporary Ergonomics 2008

Author: Philip D. Bust
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 020388325X
Release Date: 2008-04-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Innkeeper s Liability Management

Author: Gary M. Bakken
Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing
ISBN: 0913875066
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Law

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.

Slip Trip and Fall Prevention

Author: Steven Di Pilla
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420082345
Release Date: 2009-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Ladders

Author: Jon R. Abele
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
ISBN: 1930056915
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

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

Occupational Ergonomics

Author: Amit Bhattacharya
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439819340
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In the fifteen years since the publication of Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications significant advances have been made in this field. These advances include understanding the impact of ageing and obesity on workplace, the role of ergonomics in promoting healthy workplaces and healthy life styles, the role of ergonomic science in the design of consumer products, and much more. The caliber of information and the simple, practical ergonomics solutions in the second edition of this groundbreaking resource, though, haven’t changed. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Enhanced coverage of ergonomics in the international arena Emerging topics such as Healthcare Ergonomics and economics of ergonomics Coverage of disability management and psychosocial rehabilitation aspects of workplace and its ergonomics implication Current ergonomics solutions from "research to practice" Synergy of healthy workplaces with healthy lifestyles Impact of physical agents on worker health/safety and its control Additional problems with solutions in the appendix The book covers the fundamentals of ergonomics and the practical application of those fundamentals in solving ergonomic problems. The scope is such that it can be used as a reference for graduate students in the health sciences, engineering, technology and business as well as professional practitioners of these disciplines. Also, it can be used as a senior level undergraduate textbook, with solved problems, case studies, and exercises included in several chapters. The book blends medical and engineering applications to solve musculoskeletal, safety, and health problems in a variety of traditional and emerging industries ranging from the office to the operating room to operations engineering.

Falls Aren t Funny

Author: Russell J. Kendzior
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 0865870160
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

The book's three parts explore slip-and-fall accidents themselves, what causes them, and what can be done to prevent them. Kendzior begins by examining the financial costs, the industries hardest hit by slips and falls, and the heightened risk to the elderly population. He then looks at the causes of the numerous types of slip-and-fall accidents and injuries, from inadequate floor care to improper footwear, and the contributions the insurance and legal industries make to the problem. Finally, he outlines what can be done to prevent slip-and-fall accidents and how everyone--from manufacturers to property owners to the general public--can help reverse the trend of this increasingly expensive and dangerous problem.

No Hype Options Trading

Author: Kerry W. Given
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470947322
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Genre: Business & Economics

A straightforward guide to successfully trading options Options provide traders and investors with a wide range of strategies to lock in profits, reduce risk, generate income, or speculate on market direction. However, they are complex instruments and can be difficult to master if misunderstood. No-Hype Options Trading offers the straight truth on how to trade the options market. In it, author Kerry Given provides realistic strategies to consistently generate income every month, while debunking many myths about options trading that tend to lead retail traders astray. Along the way, he makes a conscious effort to avoid complex strategies that are appropriate only for market makers or professional traders, and instead focuses on low-risk strategies that can be easily implemented and managed by a part-time trader. Shows how you can use option spreads in conjunction with stocks to produce a regular stream of income Each chapter includes exercises to help you master the material presented Examines how you can adjust option positions as market conditions change in order to maintain an optimal risk/reward profile Written for anyone interested in successfully trading options, this reliable resource cuts through the hype and misinformation that surrounds options trading and presents a realistic path to profits.

Checklist

Author: Jon R. Abele
Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061798653
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Law

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.

Into Thin Air

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780679462712
Release Date: 1998-11-12
Genre: Travel

When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.