Slips, Trips, Missteps, and Their Consequences

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

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1933264012

Category: Law

Page: 375

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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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Risk-Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Roger C. Jensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118229592

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

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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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Fall Prevention and Protection

Principles, Guidelines, and Practices

Author: Hongwei Hsiao, PhD

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315356260

Category: Medical

Page: 547

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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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Contemporary Ergonomics 2008

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

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

Author: Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415304306

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3728

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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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Ladders

Safety and Litigation

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

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9781930056916

Category: Law

Page: 235

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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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Checklist

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Author: Jon R. Abele

Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 72

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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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