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4/2018   Machine Shop Safety: A Look at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Program Case Study
  by Ronald H. Reif, Daniel S. Lopes and Sean M. Medeiros
     
  This article describes Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) various machine shops, including shops with professional machinists and satellite machine shops used by research personnel. It discusses hazards in machine shops, including a serious injury at WHOI that resulted in an OSHA citation and penalty. The authors also discuss the development and implementation of a comprehensive machine shop safety program.
     
4/2018   Work Zone Intrusion: Technology to Reduce Injuries & Fatalities Employee Protection
  by Chukwuma Nnaji, John Gambatese and Hyun Woo Lee
     
  Safety technologies such as work-zone intrusion alert technologies are not widely used in highway work zones. Most highway construction stakeholders are not aware of the potential for incident reduction that such technologies can offer. This article discusses current work zone intrusion alert technologies that may help improve safety for roadway construction personnel.
     
4/2018   Closing the Gap: Between Traditional & Enterprise Risk Management Systems Risk Management
  by Jack Ogutu, Mark R. Bennett and Richard Olawoyin
     
  This article aims to help readers differentiate between traditional risk management and enterprise risk management, and identifies gaps that exist between the two. Readers will learn to apply practical steps to a more comprehensive approach to risk management.