Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Occupational Health and Safety

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Please see attached file for full problem description.

    Safety and Health Pioneers

    1. Choose a person from the attached list (see last page). In three paragraphs tell what contribution this person made to the health and safety practice and why you think the contribution was important. (10 pts.)

    2. "Near miss accident" is a widely used term in the safety industry and is used in the workplace to describe an incident that did not result in an injury. Near hit incidents are incidents that result in neither injury nor property damage but have the potential to cause injury or property damage and require corrective action to prevent their reoccurrence. (5 pts.)

    Have you witnessed one of these incidents or been involved in one? Why should we be concerned with having a system to track and investigate near miss or near hit accidents?

    List

    Dr. Alice Hamilton
    John V. Grimaldi, Ph.D.
    Dr. William Haddon, Jr.
    Herbert Heinrich
    Dr. Morris Chafetz
    Dr. Norman Key
    John Millar
    Dr. John Lane
    Don Buck
    Dr. Henry Heimlich
    Dr. Irmagene Holloway
    Dr. Ernest Mastromatteo
    Howard Pyle
    Dr. Bernardino Ramazzini
    Robert Borkenstein
    James Economos
    General Franklin Kreml
    Jerome Lederer
    Dr. Theodore Ferry
    Elizabeth Dole
    Lawrence Corney
    Fred Manuele

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 30, 2021, 2:03 am ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/health-sciences/epidemiology/occupational-health-and-safety-148797

    Attachments

    Solution Preview

    1. Choose a person from the attached list (see last page). In three paragraphs tell what contribution this person made to the health and safety practice and why you think the contribution was important.

    For the purpose of this assignment, we will chose Dr. Alice Hamilton, a pioneer in the field of industrial toxicology who contributed a lot towards improving the safety and health of workers.

    Under the aegis first of a commission of the State of Illinois, and later the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, she conducted a series of brilliant explorations of occupational toxic disorders. Relying primarily on "shoe leather epidemiology," and the emerging laboratory science of toxicology, she pioneered occupational epidemiology and industrial hygiene in the United States beginning with investigations of lead poisoning among enamelers of bathtubs.

    Her findings were so scientifically persuasive, that they caused sweeping reforms, both voluntary and regulatory, to reduce occupational exposure to lead. Other investigations for which she is best known include studies of carbon monoxide poisoning in steelworkers, mercury poisoning in hatters, and "dead fingers" syndrome among ...

    Solution Summary

    Occupational Health and Safety

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT