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Occupational Health and Safety

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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?

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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

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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 ...

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