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    • Analysis of Anchors and Bracing Configurations for Personal Fall Arrest Systems in Residential Construction 

      Morris, Justin Collins (Virginia Tech, 2013-06-20)
      Abstract

      Analysis of Anchors and Bracing Configurations with Personal Fall Arrest Systems in Residential Construction

      Justin Collins Morris

          Falls continue to be a major problem in the ...
    • Applying Pesticides Safely 

      Latimer, Joyce G. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Proper use of pesticides is essential for your safety and for that of the environment. Pesticides must be used correctly to be effective. This publication reviews the key factors in the proper use of pesticides.
    • Choosing Pesticides Wisely 

      Latimer, Joyce G. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Before you purchase any pesticide, you should answer some important questions. This publication will help you answer the following questions: Which pesticide will meet your need? Which pesticide is best for your situation?
    • Effects of Chemical Protective Clothing on Task Performance using Wearable Input Devices 

      Krausman, Andrea S. (Virginia Tech, 1999-07-07)
      Wearable computers allow users the freedom to work in any environment including hazardous environments that may require protective clothing. Past research has shown that protective clothing interferes with manual materials ...
    • Effects of Chemical Protective Clothing on Task Performance using Wearable Input Devices 

      Krausman, Andrea S. (Virginia Tech, 2004-08-02)
      Wearable computers allow users the freedom to work in any environment including hazardous environments that may require protective clothing. Past research has shown that protective clothing interferes with manual materials ...
    • Effects of In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS) Tasks on the Information Processing Demands of a Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Driver 

      Blanco, Myra (Virginia Tech, 1999-12-10)
      This study was performed with two main goals in mind. The first goal was to understand and predict "red-lines" and "yellow-lines" in terms of what the CVO driver can process without hindering the primary task of driving. ...
    • Evaluation of Football Safety Techniques Utilizing Biomechanical Measurements 

      Daniel II, Ray W (Virginia Tech, 2014-08-19)
      In recent years, concussions and the effect this injury has on the human brain has been an area of concern for many people involved in sports. And perhaps rightfully so, as between 1.6 and 3.8 million people each year ...
    • Farm Tractor Logging for Woodlot Owners 

      Shaffer, Robert M. (Robert Morris), 1945- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Farmers considering part-time farm tractor logging may also have justifiable concern over the issue of safety. However, with professional training, extensive use of personal protective equipment (such as hard hat, saw ...
    • A Framework for Monitoring Performance-Based Road Maintenance 

      Pinero, Juan Carlos (Virginia Tech, 2003-12-08)
      In the late 1980s and early 1990s few transportation agencies around the world considered performance-based specifications as an alternative to improve the efficiency of the services provided to the public. These initiatives ...
    • A Framework for Monitoring Performance-Based Road Maintenance 

      Pinero, Juan Carlos (Virginia Tech, 2003-12-08)
      In the late 1980s and early 1990s few transportation agencies around the world considered performance-based specifications as an alternative to improve the efficiency of the services provided to the public. These initiatives ...
    • Gardening and Your Health. Power Tool Safety 

      Hetzel, Glen Hayward; Relf, Diane; Predny, Mary Lorraine (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Many homeowners use power tools to shape and maintain their landscape, including lawn mowers, chain saws, string trimmers, leaf blowers, and chipper/shredders. Accidents and injuries that occur while gardening with power ...
    • Guidelines for protecting youth workers: promote safe practices and protect youth workers 

      Grisso, Robert D. (Robert Dwight), 1956-; Perumpral, John V.; Ohanehi, Donatus Chukwubueze, 1949-; Goatley, Michael; Jamison, Kathleen; Sutphin, Cathy; Swafford, Dan; Estes, Carl (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2012-09-10)
      The goal of this training guide is to reduce the number of accidents and related injuries among the youth workers serving the green industry by improving the work place safety. This training guide is prepared specifically ...
    • Hand Tools Safety: Lawncare Training Guide 

      Grisso, Robert D. (Robert Dwight), 1956-; Perumpral, John V.; Ohanehi, Donatus Chukwubueze, 1949-; Goatley, Michael; Jamison, Kathleen; Sutphin, Cathy; Swafford, Dan; Estes, Carl (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2013-11-05)
      Gardening implement safety and care.
    • Heavy-Vehicle Safety Outreach 

      National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (2014-04-09)
      The objective of the Heavy-Vehicle Safety Outreach project was to develop and implement a pragmatic curriculum to support the needs of safety managers. Safety managers for motor carrier fleets serve as the point of ...
    • The Impact of Driving, Non-driving Work, and Rest Breaks on Driving Performance in Commercial Vehicle Operations 

      Blanco, Myra; Hanowski, Richard J.; Olson, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn); Morgan, Justin F.; Soccolich, Susan A.; Wu, Shih-Ching (United States. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 2011-05)
      Current hours-of-service (HOS) regulations prescribe limits to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers' operating hours. Besides assessing activities performed in the 14-hour workday, the relationship between safety-critical ...
    • Important Facts About the Safety of Unpasteurized (Raw) Milk 

      Villalba, Abigail; Boyer, Renee Raiden (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2014-01-31)
      This publication is a guide to the safety, sale and sanitation of unpasteurized (raw) milk.
    • Increasing Haul Truck Safety through the use of Virtual Pre-Shift Inspection Training 

      Schaum, Adam Michael (Virginia Tech, 2007-05-01)
      On average, there are approximately ten fatal haul truck accidents per year in the United States. The most common causes for haul truck accidents include mechanical problems, inadequate training, and insufficient road/berm ...
    • International road maintenance handbook volume 1: Roadside areas and drainage 

      Transport Research Laboratory
      PART A - LIST OF TERMS: This volume provides a List of Terms used in the Handbook and an Index covering all of the four volumes.
    • An Investigation of the Effectiveness of A Strobe Light As An Imminent Rear Warning Signal 

      Schreiner, Lisa Marie (Virginia Tech, 2000-11-15)
      Strobe lights have been used successfully in many transportation applications to increase conspicuity. It was hoped that a strobe signal could also be applied to more effectively warn distracted drivers of an unexpected ...
    • Keeping Produce Safe During the Harvest Season 

      Bratsch, Tony (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-07-22)
      Produce safety is a topic all growers need to be concerned about. During the busy peak of the harvest season here in Virginia, keep in mind two primary areas of safety concern: use of registered pesticides only, and abiding ...