The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - December 2008 - Number 11
 
 

AHFE Newsletters 2008:

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, October 2008

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, August 2008

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, June 2008

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, April 2008

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, February 2008

Previous Issues 2007:

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, December 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, October 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, August 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, June 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, April 2007

 

HIGHLIGHTS

-United States of National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2007
- Specialized Journals and Newsletters
- Interesting Articles
- Interesting Reports
- Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics
- The AHFEI Proceedings on CD is now available
- Sponsorship of AHFE International 2010
- Contribute to the Applied Ergonomics International NEWS
- About Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

 

 

 

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United States of National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2007

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics “a total of 5,488 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2007, a decrease of 6 percent from the revised total of 5,840 fatal work injuries reported for 2006. While these results are considered preliminary, this figure represents the smallest annual preliminary total since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program was first conducted in 1992. Final results for 2007 will be released in April 2009.

Based on these preliminary counts, the rate of fatal injury for U.S. workers in 2007 was 3.7 fatal work injuries per
100,000 workers, down from the final rate of 4.0 per 100,000 workers in 2006, and the lowest annual fatality rate ever reported by the fatality census.

Key findings of the 2007 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:
-The number of fatal falls in 2007 rose to a series high of 835--a 39 percent increase since 1992 when the CFOI program was first conducted.
-Transportation incidents, which typically account for two-fifths of all workplace fatalities, fell to a series low of 2,234 cases in 2007.
-Workplace homicides rose 13 percent to 610 in 2007 after reaching a series low of 540 in 2006.
-The number of fatal workplace injuries among protective service occupations rose 19 percent in 2007 to 337, led by an increase in the number of police officers fatally injured on the job.
-Fatal occupational injuries incurred by non-Hispanic Black or African American workers were at the highest level since 1999, but fatal work injuries among Hispanic workers were lower by 8 percent in 2007.”

More …
http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm


 

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 51, Number 8, August 2008.
http://www.hfes.org/web/BulletinPdf/0808bulletin.pdf

“IEA Newsletter from the IEA President,” 29 November 2008.
http://iea.cc/upload/IEA%20Newsletter%20Number%2029%20November%202008.pdf

“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 84, November 2008.
http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/84DODEWGNews.pdf

HFES Bulletin, Volume 51, Number 11, November 2008.
http://www.hfes.org/Web/BulletinPdf/1108bulletin.pdf


Interesting Articles

“How astronauts stay fit, on and off the planet,” CNN.COM, November 18, 2008.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/diet.fitness/11/18/exercise.in.space/index.html

“Are hand gels replacing soap and water?,” CNN.COM.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/11/28/superbugs.gel/index.html

“New Program Maps Virtual Rat Brain In 3D,” NPR.ORG, November 20, 2008.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97274006

“Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program,” NIOSH Blog
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/blog/

“Space shuttle touches down safely.” BBC, November 30,2008.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7757792.stm

“Teen gymnast's new spine implant,” BBC, November 26, 2008.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/7750471.stm

“How do you spot a tool bag in space?,” November 27, 2008.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7750205.stm

“You’re Leaving a Digital Trail. What About Privacy?,” NYTIMS.COM, November 29, 2008.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/business/30privacy.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&src=ig


Interesting Reports

“Minimizing Respirable Dust Exposure in Enclosed Cabs by Maintaining Cab Integrity,” NIOSH Publication No. 2008-147.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2008-147.pdf

“Engineering Controls for Reducing Continuous Mining Machine Noise.” NIOSH Publication No. 2008-145.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2008-145.pdf

Conferences 2008

December 2-5, 2008, The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, , Las Vegas, Nevada.
http://www.ergoexpo.com.

8 - 11 December 2008, IEEE Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore
http://www.iea.cc/www.ieem2008.org

22 - 24 December 2008, HWWE 2008, Pune, India
http://www.vit.edu/hwwe08/

 

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