Professional Safety Case Study

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Curry, D. G., Quinn, R. D., Atkins, D. R., & Carlson, T. C. (2004). Injuries & the experienced worker. Professional Safety, 49(9), 30-34.

This is an article on worker safety that examines three case studies. The studies were of an electrical worker with 15 years of experience, a construction worker with eight, and a boilermaker with over 30 years of experience. In each instance, the individual performed action they clearly knew was risky and it resulted in severe injuries to each worker. The authors attempt to analyze why the workers engaged in this risky behavior. The theory is that the exposure to risk is subjective and not objective. This means the more someone is around a particular danger, the less dangerous it will seem if they
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The security concerns are still present as well as user bad practices and no common consensus on how to do much differently than what is being done. There are a few new interesting up-to-date statistics referenced, but they really show the same information as previous studies. This is an interesting quick article to read and shows that passwords are still very much a relevant topic. However, it really is more of a starting point article and needs more in-depth research as a building base. The mere fact of its publication, though, clearly demonstrates that not only are passwords still very relevant, but also their usage is unsatisfactory and new management system would be of great …show more content…
In fact, many of the concerns and issues noted in the article are still quite prevalent today. All the bad password practices are still prevalent, and the use of passwords has done nothing but increase. It is interesting to note a study cited by the author where 12% of users at that time were accessing 10 or more systems. The author surmised if individual websites were factored into the analysis the percentage would grow substantially. He even related personal information to indicate that his number of passwords for systems and sites was well over 30. With the increased size and usage of the internet, it is hard to imagine this demand has done anything but increase. Therefore this article serves well as a snapshot of the state of passwords at the time while also offering astute observations and predictions that have stood the test of time. It is a well written and worthy article for anyone interested in password issues which clearly shows that users are being overwhelmed with too many

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