Safety procedures and standards in the workplace have adapted to encompass a large variety of different hazards and threats in the workplace. Psychological and physical hazards are sometimes difficult to detect but are essential to understanding and researching different protective methods for limiting bodily harm to an individual. Federal and state agencies have been established for the purpose of creating, testing, and regulating the new safety standards as well as revising old measure as new technology and research arise that provide better results. The main categories that are at high risk for causing harm are chemical, biological, fire, air quality, confined space, and fall hazards. Agencies develop standards for practices and equipment that are to be utilized in certain situations. The standards created are for preventing, containing, and managing hazards before and after they cause an accident. Employers and personnel are to be trained in dealing with these potential threats so as to not endanger the public or increase the risk to themselves.

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan, PhD

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Safety Sciences

Document Type