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A paper on Engineering Safety

A paper on Engineering Safety

A paper on Engineering Safety

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Hello everyone,

I have been invited to present a paper in a seminar on engineering safety can someone help with some inputs please.

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Make sure your shoelaces are tied when you walk up to the podium.

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

And that your fly is zippered

Talk to the audience and not your slides
Don't read your slides
Memorize your slides

TTFN



RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Have photographs or even better, video in your presentation.  Talk about what is happening on on the screen.

Do not put up slide after slide of text and simply read what is on the slides.

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Bridges _in_ the river.

Airplane wreckage.

Explosions with surround sound.

Blood on the high...

 ...  er, try to make your visuals interesting.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

And you have to show the Tacoma Narrows bridge video. That is the LAW.

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RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Breath.

In - Out - IN - Out. Repeat.

Drink the water on the dais. Your throat will get dry and you may sound funky.

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RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Oh dear, and to think you only wanted some topics to cover?
Still, all relevant....but what the guys may be saying is "give us something more to go on, narrow the field a bit."

JMW
www.ViscoAnalyser.com

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Engineering is pretty safe.  Pretty much I sit at a desk all day.  Sometimes the coffee is too hot.  When I go to the field I wear safety shoes or boots and a hard-hat.

What is the focus of the seminar?  Who is sponsoring it?  What is your area of expertise?

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

ALWAYS use a factor of safety of at least 2!

Ed

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

I'm always impressed by the seriousness of posts on Eng-Tips.






googly eyes

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Well heck, safety is a serious subject.

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Rule 1: Engineers must never touch anything in the hangar or shop or aircraft without checking with a technician first.

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

I've seen web sites that show photos of unsafe working practices, such as using a fork lift to raise another fork lift that raises something else. They're true stories and can add a wry smile to people who see them. Unfortunately I can;t remember the site.

corus

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

HVACctrl said to always use a factor of safety of at least 2.
I know some stress engineers that do that plus the PSF (Personal Safety Factor) - that is normally about 1.5

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

Ya... like your safety lanyard should be twice as long <G>...

On one project, the fellow that was cleaning the end bearing caissons had a safety rope approx 100' long secured at the top; the depth of the hole was approx 40'...

Dik

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

dik,
Once you figure in rope stretch, I think that might be a factor of safety of less than 0.4! smile

That's a definite failure!

I know you're kidding, but I don't think factor of safety really factors in (no pun intended) to rope length in this scenario. Rope strength would though!

Ed

RE: A paper on Engineering Safety

You may be interested in the Lean Construction white paper, "Working Near the Edge: A New Approach to Construction Safety". (leanconstruction.com)  I'm currently developing a presentation for a captive biweekly safety meeting audience intending to make this theoretical perspective positively captivating.

Also, as my thespian mother advised her students, "Speak to the back wall, then you'll never have to think further about effective voice volume for the room size."

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