2023 Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction – May 1-5, 2023

https://youtu.be/ke1L_ROExdE Interested in joining the Campaign? Learn how to Get Involved! The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in 2012 with construction industry stakeholders seeking a way to raise awareness. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction, with those coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors. Falls kill … Continue reading 2023 Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction – May 1-5, 2023

Why Innovation Depends on Intellectual Honesty

Innovation flourishes when people on a team openly debate and disagree. The question is how to get them to speak their minds, particularly when it means challenging their leaders or acknowledged experts. Some management experts argue that the best way to get people to speak up is to create psychological safety — an atmosphere described … Continue reading Why Innovation Depends on Intellectual Honesty

MSHA Safety & Health Training Materials – #MineSafety

MSHA offers a wide variety of mine safety and health materials to assist trainers and mine operators in promoting a safe and healthy environment at U.S. mines. We are always looking for new materials to share with the mining community. Please contact us atmshatraining@dol.gov if you have any materials to share, or if you have … Continue reading MSHA Safety & Health Training Materials – #MineSafety

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – (MEWP’s)

Introduction Changes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) A92 standards have created a new “normal” for equipment formerly known as aerial lifts, aerial work platforms (AWPs), manlifts, powered platforms and vehicle-mounted work platforms. They are all now referred to as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The ANSI … Continue reading Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – (MEWP’s)

Implementing the National Roadway Safety Strategy #DOT #RoadwaySafety

U.S. DOT is committed to the ambitious long-term goal of reaching zero roadway fatalities and has adopted the Safe System Approach to help address the crisis on our roadways. The Safe System Approach is the guiding paradigm of the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS), and we are dedicated to implementing the actions outlined in the … Continue reading Implementing the National Roadway Safety Strategy #DOT #RoadwaySafety

Lap o’ Luxury at the Muskogee Power Plant

Revised 2/5/2023 Originally Posted on April 12, 2013: I witnessed a fast-approaching Wall Cloud coming south from Tulsa when I was on overhaul at the…Lap o’ Luxury at the Muskogee Power Plant

Too tired to inspire or be inspired: sleep deprivation and charismatic leadership

One of several studies that explored the relationship between leadership and sleep deprivation. This looked at how sleep influences charismatic …Too tired to inspire or be inspired: sleep deprivation and charismatic leadership

Power Plant Men Taking the Temperature Down by the River

Revised 2/12/2022 Originally posted May 11, 2012: The Power Plant sits on a hill where you can see it 20 miles away looming in the distance.  The …Power Plant Men Taking the Temperature Down by the River

We asked the new AI to do some simple rocket science. It crashed and burned : NPR

Computers traditionally excel at rocketry, so why do new artificial intelligence programs get it wrong? — Read on http://www.npr.org/2023/02/02/1152481564/we-asked-the-new-ai-to-do-some-simple-rocket-science-it-crashed-and-burned

Timing for OSHA to Finalize the Amended E-Recordkeeping Rule Is Becoming More Clear

By Dan C. Deacon and Eric J. Conn We have a quick update for you about OSHA’s rulemaking to expand the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule.  Throughout the…Timing for OSHA to Finalize the Amended E-Recordkeeping Rule Is Becoming More Clear

U.S. Chemical Safety Board

CSB Back to Three Board Members Again Washington, D.C. February 2, 2023 – With the swearing in of law professor Catherine Sandoval today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) now has three Board members again for the first time since last July.   Sandoval was nominated to the CSB Board by President Joe … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board

US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US Department of Labor revises OSHA's Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program. Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right … Continue reading US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program | Occupational Safety and Health Administration