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Machine Guarding & Lockout/Tagout

By Todd Metcalfe
Expert Article

A significant portion of our machine guarding investigations involve situations where machine guards are removed and/or workers place their hands and/or other body parts within a machine’s…

Repetitive Motion & Overexertion Injuries

By Diane Trainor, Ph.D., CHCM
Expert Article

Occupational Ergonomics is the dominant field of study that relates demands on the musculoskeletal system to the design of the workplace. Within industry, ergonomists focus on the stressors exerted on…

Industrial Robot Safety

By Todd Metcalfe
Expert Overview

Industrial robots, when designed, manufactured, installed, and integrated correctly, have the potential to reduce injuries by removing humans from repetitive and sometimes dangerous work tasks.…

Wet Cement Burns

By David A. Breitigam, CIH, CSP
Expert Overview

In this article, David A. Breitigam, a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP), provides an introduction to wet cement injuries. His discussion includes an…

Machine Interlocks & Barrier Guards

By Richard Murray, P.E.
Expert Overview

In the broadest terms, “interlocking” in the world of machine design is simply the connection of two or more elements such that the operation of one element depends on the condition of one…

Confined Space Fatalities

By David A. Breitigam, CIH, CSP
Expert Article

Confined space working conditions have certain inherent risks and specific requirements for worker safety. To the uninformed, the hazards can be subtle, often invisible and misunderstood, but…

Dust Explosion Injury Investigations

By Ronald D. Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE
Expert Article

In this article, Industrial Hygienist and Workplace Safety Expert, Ronald Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE provides an introduction to the hazards of manually transferring powders into industrial process…

Investigating Asbestos Exposure During Demolition & Renovation

By Brendan P. Merk, P.G.
Expert Overview

Since 1978 asbestos has been phased out of use in the U.S., but it has never been legally prohibited. The considerable decline in the use of asbestos in building products can be attributed to…

Brake Failure in Powered Industrial Vehicles

By Stanley Jaworski, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

In some portion of industrial truck investigations, the cause of the crash can be linked to a failure in the braking system. Brake failure on vehicles in industrial or construction environments can…

Holes as Fall Hazards on Construction Sites

By J. David Gardner, P.E.
Expert Overview

Fall-through hazards (i.e. holes) are among the myriad of safety concerns commonly found on construction sites. Contained within OSHA’s Fall Protection regulations, a ‘hole’ is…

Construction Fall Protection Equipment

By J. David Gardner, P.E.
Expert Article

Falls consistently represent the number one cause of construction worker fatalities in the United States. While there are many causes of fall incidents and several prevention strategies, this article…

Risk Assessment & Hazard Analysis

By Ronald D. Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE
Expert Article

In this article, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Workplace Safety Expert, Ron Schaible provides an overview of risk assessment and hazard analysis. The workplace safety experts at Robson Forensic…

Diacetyl Hazards in Coffee And E-Cigarettes?

By Ronald D. Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE
Expert Article

In this article, Industrial Hygienist, Ronald Schaible, CIH, CSP, provides an introduction to diacetyl hazards as they relate to coffee and e-cigarettes. His discussion includes an explanation of the…

Machine Guarding - Protective Measures & Equipment

By Michael D. Klein, P.E., CHMM, C.F.E.I.
Expert Presentation

With this slide deck, Michael Klein provided a Continuing Professional Education course on protective measures and complementary equipment that are used to safeguard machinery and equipment. Machine…

Shift Work, Sleep Deprivation, and Industrial Accidents

By Ronald D. Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE
Expert Article

In this article, Robson Forensic experts in Human Factors and Industrial Safety discuss some of the risks associated with shift work and other non-traditional work schedules. Asleep at the Assembly…

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