The Tipping Point
by Malcolm Gladwell
The Three Rules of Epidemics
In the mid-1990s, the city of Baltimore was attacked by an epidemic of syphilis. In the space of a year, from 1995 to
1996, the number of children born with the disease increas
Tell me a little about yourself. What are your likes and dislikes. Why did you choose packaging
for your major?
What are your goals after college?
What are your goals in life?
My name is Irina. I was born in Ecuador, but I have lived in the States for 10
1. What are the three major reasons for safety?
Three major reasons for safety are humanitarianism, the law, and cost. Humanitarianism implies
the moral basis for safety. The law is the formalized standards of protection, and cost is measured in
4. What are the main components in a local exhaust system?
The main components in a local exhaust system are the branch, hood, main duct, air
cleaner and/or collector, and the fan.
5. Define the following:
(a) static pressure- this is th
2. How is safety implemented in an organizational structure?
3. Explain the role of safety specialists in an organization.
4. How can management style affect safety in an operation?
5. Why is accountability important in managing safety?
1. Define the following:
(a) risk- a measure of the likelihood and the result of all hazards of a condition
(b) risk aversion- the action taken to control or reduce the risk
(c) loss control- the controlling of conditions that can be responsi
4. What are the three main types of hazards for chemicals?
1. compounds that have known hazards may not be hazardous at low concentrations
2. compounds that are not normally dangerous may become so for certain uses
3. some compounds become dan
6. What are the two leading causes of industrial fires?
The two leading causes to industrial fires are electrical wires or motors and their poor
maintenance and smoking materials.
8. What organization is the main source for fire codes and stan
7. What are the four main hazards of electricity?
1. Electric shock
8. What electrical characteristics contribute to the danger of electrical shock?
Characteristics that contribute to the danger of a shock are
2. What is a hazard?
A hazard is a condition or change of conditions that presents a potential injury, illness or damage to
3. What is hazard control?
Hazard control is the way risks are eliminated or reduced from the hazard.
11.What are four objectives of fall protection?
The four objectives of fall protection are preventing people from falling, prevent objects from falling,
reduce energy levels if falls do occur, and reduce injury at impact.
12. What kinds o
1.List eight reasons why records and reports are important for safety.
They measure the safety performance
Establish and adjust insurance rates
Assign legal penalties
Prevent other incidents from ha
2. By what means are federal executive branch agencies required to comply with safety and health laws
Under executive order given by the President, all agencies within the branch are required to
comply with the safety laws and regul