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Correctional Health Care

By Paul M. Adee
Expert Article

The process of admitting new prisoners into a correctional setting is one of the most important components of operating and maintaining a safe and secure facility. This intake process occurs at a…

Locker Room Hazing

By Ronald H. Kennedy, Jr., Ed.D.
Expert Article

School locker rooms are a known area of vulnerability for incidents involving hazing, bullying, harassment, or abuse between students. While schools are ultimately responsible for providing a safe…

Food Safety & Foodborne Illness

By Dawn Hill
Expert Article

Contamination of food products with bacteria, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Listeria, or other germs is known to be a cause of public outbreaks of illness with potentially severe consequences…

Updates to the MUTCD

By Gordon Meth, P.E., PTOE, PTP, RSP2I
Expert Presentation

This presentation was given October 20, 2022 to the Central Ohio ASCE.  The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) has been in existence since 1930. The last significant update was…

FDE 101: Mechanical Printing Processes

By Gregory Dalzell
Expert Overview

In creating counterfeit-resistant documents, traditional mechanical printing processes are often used in combination with one another to print secure, genuine documents and are sometimes simulated by…

Embarkation & Disembarkation of Passenger Vessels

By Hendrik J. Keijer
Expert Article

In this article, Marine Operations Expert and retired Master Mariner, Hendrik Keijer discusses the potential hazards that passengers, guests, or even crew, may face when embarking (getting aboard) or…

Police Dog (K9) Bites

By Kenyon Conklin, VMD
Expert Article

Dog bites remain a significant medico-legal issue in United States. The cost of treatment for dog bites in emergency departments averages 50% more than the cost of other injuries treated in the…

Horse Abuse & Neglect

By J. Tim Potter, Ph.D., PAS
Expert Overview

This article explores horse abuse and neglect through the lens of an actual incident. Through examination of this dispute, equine expert, Dr. J. Tim Potter provides an introductory lesson on the abuse…

Police Pursuits & Emergency Responses

By Mark Meredith
Expert Article

Most states have a limited exemption regarding traffic laws for police officers driving during an emergency. States recognize the importance of providing police officers the ability to respond to…

Concrete Reinforcement (Rebar) Impalement Hazards

By Jeffrey A. Tedder, P.E.
Expert Overview

The installation of reinforcing bars for concrete construction, or rebar, is a specialized construction activity that is inherently dangerous not only for the craftsmen engaged in the actual rebar…

Elopement in Residential Facilities

By Tracy Davis
Expert Article

In supervised care environments, the term “elopement” describes when a patient or resident leaves the premises without authorization and/or necessary supervision. If elopement occurs, the…

Retaining Wall Failures

By Mark Duckett, P.E., S.I.
Expert Overview

The damages that can result from the failure of a retaining wall range from minor to catastrophic. Retaining walls are structures used to retain soils (i.e., laterally support them) where a change in…

Low Light Conditions in Arenas & Stadiums

By Mark T. Sullivan, AIA, NCARB, CDT
Expert Article

Fixed seating assembly occupancies, such as arena and stadium venues, are designed to provide entertainment to large audiences, and must make the main event easily visible for seated audience members…

Athletic Director Responsibilities for Equipment Safety

By Ronald H. Kennedy, Jr., Ed.D.
Expert Article

High school Athletic Directors (AD) have broad responsibilities for the proper management of athletic programs, including the safety of athletes. One of the most important aspects of an AD’s…

Electric Vehicle Crash Safety

By Christopher D. Roche
Expert Overview

Electric vehicles are held to the same crashworthiness standards as conventional vehicles, except for specific requirements surrounding the high voltage systems. This article provides a tutorial for…

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