Journal issue 01 | August 2022
Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention: Perspectives and Practices
In the past 20 years, the United States has seen enormous gains in workplace safety, particularly as regards total recordable incident rate (TRIR). Since 1993, TRIR has dropped from about 8.5 recordable incidents per 200,000 working hours to less than 3.0 incidents per 200,000 hours in 2016 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).

This reduction in workplace injuries should not be overshadowed by another more disturbing trend in workplace safety, namely that the number of life-altering injuries and fatal incidents has been on a much slower decline (Ivensky, 2016; Martin & Black, 2015). While it is encouraging that the nation’s overall recordable incident rate is decreasing, the next step in the journey to safety excellence, and one that Campbell Institute companies are currently pursuing, is the elimination of serious injuries and life-altering events.

Investment Into Research: BCSP Summit Roundtable Highlights

The BCSP Foundation’s 2021 Research and Innovation Summit featured three days of roundtable discussion sessions. Experts from diverse backgrounds and industries across the field of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research attended each session.

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The BCSP Foundation Announces the Dotson Emerging Professionals Award

The BCSP Foundation and Kyle B. Dotson, CIH, CSP, BCEE, founder of DOTSON Group, LLC, an EHS Safety Services organization, are pleased to announce the creation of a new grant—the Dotson Emerging Professionals Award.

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Global Learning
A Recap of BCSP's Inaugural Global Learning Summit

The first-ever Global Learning Summit, presented by BCSP, saw more than 4,500 attendees from all 50 states and 56 countries network, share, and learn together over the course of the three-day virtual event. Our sincere thanks to the presenters, sponsors, and affiliaties that made the event, totalling 151 live and prerecorded sessions, possible. We can't wait to see you all again in 2024!

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From our industry partners
NIOSH: Conducting a Periodic Inspection for Each Procedure in a Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) Program
In accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard, NIOSH recommends best practices for conducting an annual periodic inspection of each energy control procedure, as part of an energy control (lockout/tagout) program.
Employers are required by 29 CFR § 1910.147(c)(6) to conduct a periodic inspection of written hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout) procedures. The inspection must be performed at least once annually [per 12-month interval, as stated in 1910.147(c)(6)(i)] because of the significant risks associated with inadequate energy control procedures or the failure to properly implement them.
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Construction Research and Training
The Center for Construction Research and Training: Preventing Struck-By Hazards

Struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death among construction workers, and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. According to OSHA, the four most common struck-by hazards are being struck-by a flying, falling, swinging, or rolling object.

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Center for Disease Control
CDC Researchers Identify New Occupational Disease Among Metalworkers

A new journal article from researchers at the CDC and the Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch describes cases of welder’s anthrax. Welder’s anthrax is a new, rare, and deadly disease. It is defined as pneumonia in a metalworker caused by bacteria within the B. cereus group that produces anthrax toxin.

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