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    • The Energy Construction Industry Gainsharing Handbook 

      Gaffney, Michael; Seeber, Ronald L.; Sears, Scott M. (2005-09-01)
      [Excerpt] In 2002, The Boilermakers Tripartite Alliance Gainsharing Committee received a grant from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service to learn from past gainsharing experiences in the energy construction industry ...
    • A Guide to Disability Statistics from the National Health Interview Survey 

      Harris, Benjamin H.; Hendershot, Gerry; Stapleton, David C. (2005-10-01)
      The purpose of this paper is to examine the information on the population with disabilities in a nationally representative survey conducted by the National Center on Health Statistics called the National Health Interview ...
    • A Guide to Disability Statistics from the 2000 Decennial Census 

      Erickson, William; Houtenville, Andrew J. (2005-11-01)
      This User Guide addresses disability data available in the 2000 Decennial Census. A decennial census of the United States is conducted every ten years to provide statistics at the national, state, and local levels. The ...
    • A Guide to Disability Statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation 

      Wittenburg, David; Nelson, Sandi (2006-02-01)
      This paper discusses the utility of the SIPP in disability analyses, including a summary of descriptive statistics on people with disabilities from multiple SIPP panels, including the most recent SIPP panel (2001). The ...
    • A Guide to Disability Statistics from the National Health Interview Survey – Disability Supplement 

      Maag, Elaine (2006-04-02)
      The National Health Interview Survey - Disability supplement (NHIS-D) provides information that can be used to understand myriad topics related to health and disability. The survey provides comprehensive information on ...
    • A Guide to Disability Statistics from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics 

      Burkhauser, Richard V.; Weathers II, Robert R.; Schroeder, Mathis (2006-05-01)
      This User Guide provides information on the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The 2003 PSID is a nationally representative sample of over 7,000 families. The PSID began in 1968 with a sample of 4,800 families and ...
    • A Guide to Disability Statistics from the Current Population Survey - Annual Social and Economic Supplement (March CPS) 

      Burkhauser, Richard V.; Houtenville, Andrew J. (2006-09-01)
      This guide to the Current Population Survey-Annual Social and Economic Supplement (March CPS) reports the prevalence of working-age people with disabilities and the employment and economic well being of this population. ...
    • Conducting a Safety Walk-through on a Farm: Hazards of the Manure Handling System, Anaerobic Digester, and Biogas Handling System (A Self-Assessment Guideline for Farmers) 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2007-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This self-assessment document is intended to be used by farm owners and managers or farm staff who are responsible for the operations and/or maintenance of anaerobic digesters and their related processes. It ...
    • Practical Considerations and Implementation of Anaerobic Digester Systems 

      Pronto, Jenny; Gooch, Curt; Brown, Nellie J. (2012-06-20)
      This course prepares learners to implement and run an AD system from the planning and design phase to operation and maintenance. It focuses on the design of AD systems; how to successfully interact with a designer so that ...
    • Greener and Safer: Some Potential Choices for Interior Materials for Buildings Undergoing Construction or Renovation 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2015-01-01)
      Executive Summary What is good for the environment is not automatically safer for workers, but it should be possible to make choices to that are both “greener” and “safer”. This guide aims to help you to be “greener and ...
    • Composting Safety and Health 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2016-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This chapter describes safety and health issues related to composting and the practices that minimize the associated risks. While safety and health are not inseparable, in this chapter, safety is informally ...
    • Communicable Diseases and the Workplace 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-09)
      [Excerpt] Coming to work when we are sick raises some interesting questions: How contagious are we? Should we stay home? What could be done to prevent disease transmission to others, with its effects on absenteeism, ...
    • Health and Safety Issues of an Aging Workforce 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-09)
      [Excerpt] What do we mean by an “aging workforce”? As we live longer and healthier, older people continue to grow as a proportion of the working population. The number of workers of age 45 and older has doubled since 1950. ...
    • Crisis Management 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-14)
      [Excerpt] It’s no longer a matter of WHETHER a crisis will happen or not, it’s a matter of WHAT TYPE it is and WHEN it occurs. An organization (and its union) that can manage and recover from a crisis demonstrates competence ...
    • Critters in the Workplace: Bedbugs 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-14)
      Unfortunately, critter infestations do exist in the workplace and people tend not to want to talk about them. All kinds of workplaces have had problems or infestations: hotels, hospitals, office buildings, department stores, ...
    • Lyme Disease and the Workplace 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-14)
      {Excerpt] Lyme disease, an infection by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, was named after a Connecticut town where a group of arthritis cases in children appeared in the early 1970s. These bacteria are carried by infected ...
    • Indoor Air Quality 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-14)
      [Excerpt] “Indoor air quality or IAQ” is what we experience as the temperature, humidity, ventilation, and chemical or biological contaminants of the air inside non-industrial buildings, such as schools, offices, hotels, ...
    • Preventing High-Pressure Injection Injury: A Hazard of Hydraulics and Pneumatics 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-14)
      [Excerpt] A high-pressure injection injury involves air, fluid, or solids forced into the skin by high pressure. Typically these occur when we feel for leaks with our fingers, such as when air or hot hydraulic fluid is ...
    • Identifying the Ergonomic Risk Factors of a Job 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-14)
      [Excerpt] When we experience overexertion of muscles and joints, common symptoms include soreness, pain, discomfort, redness and swelling, limited range of motion, stiffness in joints, weakness and clumsiness, numbing/ ...
    • Occupational Asthma or Work-Related Exacerbation of Asthma 

      Brown, Nellie J. (2019-01-31)
      [Excerpt] Occupational asthma is asthma due to work exposures. It can be caused by a specific workplace agent with a specific immune system response – the agent is called a sensitizer. It has been recommended that whenever ...