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10/10/2013· Ergonomics

Citation of Ergonomic Hazards Under the "General Duty Clause" - An Update

By: Dr. J.P. Purswell

In 2005 a summary of "General Duty Clause" citations issued for ergonomic hazards was published (Purswell & Purswell, 2005). That summary showed that the primary area of ergonomics citation activity under the "General Duty Clause" (paragraph (5)(a)(1) of the OSHAct of 1970) by OSHA to that point had been concentrated in nursing homes, peaking in 2002 and 2003.

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8/29/2013· Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

The Distribution of Pedestrian-Backing Vehicle Accidents by Backup Alarm Status and Vehicle Type

By: Dr. J.P. Purswell

The purpose of the current study was to update and expand upon an earlier study performed to review and categorize OSHA accident investigation records for pedestrian-backing vehicle accidents according to whether the backing vehicle had a backup alarm and whether the alarm was installed and functioning as intended. The current study includes an analysis of additional records as well as the business type (SIC code) of the employer.

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