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Episode 55

Workplace Safety

...and now for another Human Factors Minute! A U.S. worker dies as a result of a workplace injury every 2 hours. In 2011 alone, almost 4 million U.S. workers were injured on the job. While the Workers' Compensation system was designed to provide financial support to those injured at work, many injuries are not the result of the employer's work practices, but rather other entities. Workplaces, especially construction sites, can be very dangerous, requiring extensive safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of workers and pedestrians. Sometimes workers choose not to follow the safety protocols. OSHA's commonly cited General Duty Clause requires that employers provide a workplace that is free from recognized hazards, however the next paragraph in the code is often forgotten: "Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct." which places part of the responsibility of the employees to interact with their environment in a safe and responsible way. Training and experience in Human Factors, specifically occupational safety and health, provides the foundation to investigate defective products, gross negligence or misconduct, or the actions of a third party on the worksite. This has been another Human Factors Minute! Be sure to check out our main show at our official website: Support us on these platforms to get access to the entire Human Factors Minute library: Patreon: Buy us a coffee: Join us on Discord: Follow us: Human Factors Cast Merchandise Store: Follow us on Twitch: Follow us on YouTube: Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Facebook: Resources: Music by Kevin McLeod:

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Nick is currently a Senior UX Researcher at Turvo in the Pacific Northwest, focused on developing innovative solutions and optimizing human performance for SaaS based supply chain logistics programs. Alongside colleague and friends, Blake Arnsdorff and Barry Kirby, Nick hosts and produces Human Factors Cast, a weekly podcast that investigates the sciences of human factors, psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry and how it affects our interaction with technology. Nick’s other areas of interest include, but are not limited to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, systems engineering, and artificially intelligent systems.

Nick Started Human Factors Cast in early 2016 as a side-project. He believed that the way Human Factors concepts were being communicated is broken and saw a way to fix it. After getting initial traction, Nick moved to work on the Human Factors Cast Digital Media Lab and began assembling a multi-disciplinary team to test out new concepts in Human Factors communication.