Publications

Health + Safety Publications

The following publications offer advice and guidance for workers, managers and the general public on occupational safety and health. Every publication is written or co-written by Jerome Spear and has a wide variety of topics related to workplace health and safety.

Training is also available.  To learn more about what training services that we at J.E. Spear Consulting offers, please visit our online training page or contact us.

If you have any questions or concerns about our publications please phone 281.252.0005 or email jerome.spear@jespear.com.

 

Spear, J. The Seriousness of Heat Illness. Water Well Journal. June 2017.

Mahoney, D., Mahoney, B., and Spear, J. Lawn Tractor Noise Reduction: Results of a Noise Dosimetry Study. Professional Safety. March 2017.

Spear, J. Measuring Safety and Health Performance (Part 2). Water Well Journal. February 2017.

Spear, J. Measuring Safety and Health Performance (Part 1). Water Well Journal. January 2017.

Spear, J. OSHA’s New Silica Rule: Understanding the Rule and Having a Plan Can Keep Workers Safe. Water Well Journal. December 2016.

Spear, J. Mobile Crane Safety. Water Well Journal. November 2016.

Spear, J. Controlling Noise. Water Well Journal. September 2016.

Spear, J. Exposure to Welding Fumes and Gases. Water Well Journal. August 2016.

Spear, J. Preventing Damage to Underground Utilities. Water Well Journal. May 2016.

Spear, J. Safety Around Power Lines. Water Well Journal. April 2016.

Spear, J. Safe Use of Fiber and Wire Ropes. Water Well Journal. February 2016.

Spear, J. A Team Approach to Injury and Illness Prevention: Ten Factors for Creating a Self-Managing Safety Leadership Team. Water Well Journal. November 2015.

Spear, J. Bonding & Ground: Controlling Static Electricity. American Society of Safety Engineers, Gulf Coast Chapter Newsletter. November 18, 2014.

Spear, J. Crane Safety. Blueprints (Volume 13, No. 2), A Technical Publication of ASSE’s Construction Practice Specialty, March 2014.

Spear, J. Preventing Electrocutions from Contact with Overhead Power Lines. The Synergist. November 2013.

Spear, J. Improving Contractor Safety Performance. Safely Made (Volume 4, No. 3), A Technical Publication of ASSE’s Manufacturing Practice Specialty. April 2013.

Spear, J. Understanding Confined Space Standards for Well Drilling. Water Well Journal. September 2011.

Spear, J. Welding Fume and Gas Exposure. Occupational Health & Safety. June 1, 2011.

Spear, J. Sound Preparation: Properly Preparing for a DOT Audit Can Help Ease the Nerves. Water Well Journal. October 2010.

Spear, J. Welding Safety: Assessing and Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium. Professional Safety (Vol. 55, No. 9). September 2010.

Spear, J. Mobile Crane Safety. Blueprints (Volume 10, No. 1), A Technical Publication of ASSE’s Construction Practice Specialty. September 2010.

Spear, J. Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety. Water Well Journal. February 2010.

Spear, J. Mobile Crane Safety, Part 2: The Importance of Lift Planning. The Synergist. February 2009.

Spear, J. Mobile Crane Safety, Part 1: Factors Affecting Rated Capacity. The Synergist. January 2009.

Spear, J. Bonding and Grounding: Controlling Static Electricity. The Synergist. September 2008.

Spear, J. 10 Success Factors for Effective Safety Committees. The Synergist. March 2008.

Spear, J. Keeping Safe in Hazardous Cold Weather. Oil & Gas Product News. January/February 2008.

Spear, J. Keep Safety in Mind from the Start. Construction Executive. June 2007.

Spear, J. Staying Safe in Hazardous Cold Weather. Water Well Journal. December 2007.

Spear, J. A Fleet Safety Culture is Critical to Loss Prevention. IRTA Report. 4th Quarter 2007.

Mahoney, D. and Spear, J. Mold Contamination Risk Reduction. Perspectives, Vol. 7, No. 2. American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Brewer S, King E, Amick B, George G, Spear J, Irvin E, Mahood Q, Lee L, Lewis C, Tetrick L, Gimeno D, Williams R. A Systematic Review of Injury/Illness Prevention and Loss Control Programs (IPC). Toronto: Institute for Work & Health, 2007.

Brewer S, King E, Amick B, George G, Spear J, Irvin E, Mahood Q, Lee L, Lewis C, Tetrick L, Gimeno D, Williams R. Scoping Review – Injury/Illness and Loss Control Programs, Toronto: Institute for Work & Health, 2007.

Brewer S, King E, Amick B, George G, Spear J, Irvin E, Mahood Q, Lee L, Lewis C, Tetrick L, Gimeno D, Williams R. Scoping Review – The Sustainability of Safety Culture/Climate in the Workplace, Toronto: Institute for Work & Health, 2006.

Spear, J. Industrial Hygiene: 5 Steps to Successful Exposure Assessments. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News. January 2006.

Spear, J. Improving Contractor Performance. The Synergist. September 2005.

Spear, J. Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessments: Worst-Case Versus Random Sampling. Professional Safety. August 2005.

American Industrial Hygiene Association, Construction Committee. Health and Safety Requirements in Construction Contract Documents. AIHA Guideline 4 – 2005, Fairfax: AIHA, 2005. (Contributing Author)

Spear, J. Elements of a Fleet Safety Program. The Synergist. May 2005.

Spear, J. Confined Space Entry: A Review of Confined Space Standards Applicable to Contractors. The Synergist. March 2005.

Spear, J. Mobile Crane Lift Planning. Tools of the Trade. Winter 2004.

Spear, J. Welding Fumes: Protect Your Employees and Your Company. Tools of the Trade. Fall 2004.

Mahoney, D. and Spear, J. Mold Risk Assessment and Remediation. Professional Safety. August 2003.

Spear, J. Incident Investigations: A Problem-Solving Process. Professional Safety. April 2002.

Spear, J. Working Safely Near Overhead Power Lines. The Synergist. March 2002.