The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - October 2009 - Number 16
 
 

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HIGHLIGHTS

- Work-Related Burns among Roofers
- Invitation to Exhibit at AHFE International 2010
- Specialized Journals and Newsletters
- Interesting Articles
- 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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Work-Related Burns among Roofers

A study conducted by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (June 30, 2009) reveals that during the 19-year study period, 1,449 Oklahoma workers died or were hospitalized for work-related burn injuries, with 7% of all burn injuries occurring among roofers.
According to this report, “Roofing contractors are among the most hazardous industries. Roofing work is strenuous, heat stressful, and dangerous. In one common form of commercial low slope roofing, built-up roofing, hot tar and overlapping layers of tar paper are used to build a leak-proof roofing system. Hot tar can be pumped from a kettle or tanker on the ground to a hot lugger on the roof, or transferred by bucket and ladder to the roof. Depending on the specific type and manufacturer, the boiling point of roofing tar can reach 650°F to 1,000°F; application temperature of roofing tar ranges from 330°F to 444°F. Since liquid tar is hot and slick, roofers are at high risk of slips, falls, burns, and hazardous materials exposure. Roofers’ burns commonly result from splashing while operating hot tar kettles, slipping or tripping while carrying a bucket of hot tar, or falling into hot tar. Most roofers’ burns are not life-threatening, but they do cause serious physical pain, psychological trauma, and economic loss.”

After all isn’t this ergonomics issue?

For more information visit:
http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/IU_Roofer_Burns.pdf and http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/FS_Roofer_Burns.pdf.

A.M.

Invitation to Exhibit at AHFE International 2010

The AHFE 2010 will expect hundreds of scientists, academics and professionals, representing research institutions, universities, and companies from all over the world. AFEI 2008 will be held in Miami, Florida, one of the most exciting locations in the USA.

The AHFEI 2010 aims to attract a variety of related product and technology companies with its Exhibition. We have created a very attractive package for early registration at the Exhibition.
Exhibitors who have committed to exhibit early will have a better opportunity in booth location selection as well more attractive pricing, plus the opportunity to be listed in the Advance Program that the will be distributed worldwide.
For more information, please contact Dr. Abbas Moallem Exhibits@ahfe2010.org , Communication and Exhibit Chair.

For more information visit:
http://www.ahfe2010.org/exhibits.html

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

“The Health and Safety Report.” The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), September 2009.
http://www.ccohs.ca/ccohs/liaison/current.html

“Human Factor sand Ergonomics Society Bulletin,” Volume 52 Number 9 Sept 2009.
http://www.hfes.org/Web/BulletinPdf/0709bulletin.pdf

“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 96, September 2009
http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/96DODEWGNews.pdf

“NIOSH eNews,” Volume 7, Number 5 September 2009"
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsV7N5.html

“Ergonoma Journal,” N. 15, 2009"
http://issuu.com/ergonoma/docs/ergonoma-n-15?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Flayout.xml&backgroundColor=FFFFFF&showFlipBtn=true

Interesting Articles

“In pictures: Techshare 09 highlights,” BBC, 22 September 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8267088.stm

"With fresh focus on design, laptops come of age,"MSNBC.com, Sept .22, 2009."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32966942/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

“Glove lets you write in thin air,” MSNBC.com, Sept . 18, 2009."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32913623/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/

“Thinking Out Loud,” nytimes.com, September 21, 2009" http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/science/22qna.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

“With Genetic Gift, 2 Monkeys Are Viewing a More Colorful World.” nytimes.com, September 21, 2009"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/science/22gene.html?ref=health

“Security experts warn of dangers of rogue Wi-Fi hotspots.” cnn.com, August 11, 2009"
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/08/11/wifi.security.hackers/index.html

“Cell-Phone Radiation Risks: Why the Jury's Still Out,” time.com, September 21, 2009"
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1925152,00.html?xid=rss-health

“New, but Not Improved? Incorporating Comparative-Effectiveness Information into FDA Labeling.” Published at www.nejm.org , August 12, 2009
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMp0906490v1

Upcoming Events and Conferences 2009

October 2009

19- 23 October 2009:23HFES 53rd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
HYPERLINK "http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESMeetings/09annualmeeting.html" http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESMeetings/09annualmeeting.html

19-21 October, 2009: SAFE Association 47th Annual Symposium, , San Diego, California, USA.
http://safeassociation.com/symposium.htm.

26-30 October 2009: 158th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
http://asa.aip.org/sanantonio/information.html

November 2009
24-25 November 2009: Fourth International Conference on Driver Behaviour and Training, , Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://www.dbt2009.com

November 2 – 4, 2009: The Second IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-663.html


Announcements

Call for Papers, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Special Issue on eHealth and Services Computing in Healthcare, "

http://www.jtaer.com/

The AHFEI Proceedings on CD is now available, Order it Now

Order the AHFE International 2008 Proceedings. This is an important resource for you digital library containing over 500 papers with an easy search features.
To order please contact Laura Abell, conference administrator at aeiadmin@insightbb.com.
Unite Price: $75 US including shipping

Sponsorship of the AE International 2010 Conference

Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the conference are welcome to contact Dr. Abbas Moallem (Abbas.Moallem@sjsu.edu).


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The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS is a newsletter about Ergonomics and Human Factors topics, The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2010 conference deadlines and activities, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2010 Exhibition, news in the area of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and more. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, please contact the editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem abbas.moallem@sjsu.edu. The opinions that are expressed in this Newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.
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