safety

Safety engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the identification and elimination of hazards. Safety engineering practice encompasses many diverse technical and engineering disciplines. Safety engineers apply their knowledge and training in the engineering disciplines, fire protection, construction safety, product safety, process safety, system safety, ergonomics/human factors/biomechanics, environmental safety, industrial safety, hazard analysis, risk assessment, and design to reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and damage to the environment.

The priority (hierarchy of engineering controls) for the elimination of hazards, “1” being highest priority, is:
  • Design out the hazard or reduce the risk to an acceptable level
  • Incorporate safety devices
  • Provide warning devices
  • Institute administrative procedures
  • Provide personal protective equipment (PPE)
Northeast Consulting Engineers, Inc. has provided safety engineering consulting services to the news media, major corporations, the Federal government, insurance companies, and the legal profession. The company has provided safety engineering services which include the following:
  • Noise surveys and assessment
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Construction safety (OSHA 1926)
  • General Industry (OSHA 1910)
  • Consumer products
  • Machine Safeguarding
  • Fall Protection
  • Standard Compliance (OSHA, ASME, ANSI, UL, NFPA, ASTM)
  • Retail safety-falling merchandise, merchandise displays
  • Premise issues- walking surfaces, slips, trips, and falls
  • Stairways, ramps, railings
  • Illumination
  • Fire protection
  • Life Safety
  • Means of egress
  • Material handling
  • Powered industrial trucks (forklifts)
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s)
  • Motor vehicle design
  • Playground equipment
  • Alpine slides
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Electrical safety
  • Scaffolds
  • Ladders (portable, step, fixed, extension)
  • Wood chippers
  • Turret winders
  • Skylights
  • Conveyors
  • Pneumatic nail guns
  • Food processors
  • Step stools
  • Wall mounted cranes
  • Quick release hooks
  • Shopping carts