Murder by Electrocution

David V. MacCollum

Published by David V. MacCollum, 2015
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Synopsis: Approximately four construction workers are killed every day in the U.S., but for some reason there is little public outrage. David MacCollum, long a champion of injury prevention by design, brings to life the challenges workers face in dangerous jobs. We know how to prevent most of these deaths. MacCollum creates a story that makes us care. Anyone who has encountered opposition when trying to improve the safety culture by including design-based-safety must read this book. It tells safety professionals what they need to hear not what they would like to hear.

About the Author: David V. MacCollum, P.E.,CSP, has been a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) for over sixty-three years. His focus has been safety planning an design safety in construction and related high-hazard industries. He served on the original U.S. Department of Labor’s Construction Safety Advisory Committee established under the Construction Safety Act, the forerunner of OSHA. His experience includes safety engineering for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other commands of the U.S. Army. In the 1950’s he developed design criteria for rollover protection structures now known as ROPS to be used on a variety of mobile construction equipment. His community involvement included being elected to the Board of Directors of a large cooperative electric utility where he served nine years. He testified twice before the U.S. Senate, first on the hazards associated with unvented gas heaters and the need for a Product Safety Commission. The second time was the need to expand the role of insurance companies to ensure for the development of design-based safety. He spoke before the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Technology on how to include safety in the testing and evaluation of military weapon systems. In private practice, he served as a consultant to a Swiss tunnel-support manufacturer and became familiar with construction practices worldwide. He traveled to Russia and China under the People to People’s safety program. For over forty years he has served as an expert in construction safety hazard litigation. He founded the Hazard Information Foundation, Inc. (HIFI). He has authored three books on safety and has had some 400 articles published. He was National President of ASSE 1975-76 and was recognized as an ASSE Fellow in 1999. In 2010 he was inducted into the International Safety & Health Hall of Fame sponsored by the Veterans of Safety and the Construction Safety Council. He has authored a novel about safety, Murder by Electrocution, and writes a column on design-based safety in “The Journal of the International System Safety Society,” On June 11, 2014, he was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals in honor of his extraordinary vision and lifelong dedication to excellence in the safety-and-health and environmental professions.

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Title: Murder by Electrocution
Publisher: David V. MacCollum
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Paperback
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