Culture Silences in Safety – What Culture Isn’t – Thoughts? Post Below Article

The word ‘culture’ in the risk and safety industry is used to mean many things and most often it doesn’t refer to culture. The most common … Culture Silences in Safety – What Culture Isn’t

Safety indicators: questioning the quantitative dominance – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

This paper challenges the dominance of quantitative safety indicators in construction and argues for the addition of qualitative indicators, to better inform quantitative. First, the matter of safety vs unsafety is touched upon. It’s said that in one view safety has been defined as an absence of undesirable occurrences. This “makes it problematic to measure,… … Continue reading Safety indicators: questioning the quantitative dominance – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Last month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent COVID-19 regulation. The draft …Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/…Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

Power Plant Carpooling Adventures With Grant Harned

Revised 8/06/2022 Originally Posted on November 17, 2012: Louise Gates seemed reluctant to approach me to ask if I wanted to make a donation for …Power Plant Carpooling Adventures With Grant Harned

August 11, 2021 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

FAI-6281414-1 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Facility (Coal) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident August 11, 2021 HWM Truck Lines, Inc. (E467) Summersville, West Virginia at Star Bridge Preparation Plant-Rail Load Carter Roag Coal Company Mill Creek, Randolph County, West Virginia ID No. 46-06736 Accident Investigators — Read on … Continue reading August 11, 2021 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

December 14, 2020 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

FAI-6882460-2 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Underground (Salt) Fatal Fall of Roof Accident December 14, 2020 Avery Island Cargill Deicing Technology Avery Island, Iberia County, Louisiana ID No. — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2020/december-14-2020-fatalities/final-report

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

I was on vacation last week, so this is a longer list than usual.  Another trench collapse, falls, shootings, traffic incidents, forklifts, …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

PSM Safety Program – U.S. Chemical Safety Board

The desktop training application is available for download HERE. The application recreates the details of the Texas City refinery and takes the viewer through interactive training modules on each element of PSM. At the end of each module there is an opportunity to test your knowledge. CSB Interim Executive Steve Owens said, “This is a … Continue reading PSM Safety Program – U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Amazon Faces Probe by Federal Prosecutors and OSHA Into Warehouse Safety

The Department of Labor and federal prosecutors are inspecting Amazon warehouses in three states as part of a civil investigation into allegations of…Amazon Faces Probe by Federal Prosecutors and OSHA Into Warehouse Safety

Particle Physics Matters

Having been married to a magician (Marshall Brodien) for 24 years, I learned decades ago that much goes on without our knowing, and it happens right …Particle Physics Matters

Linguistics and Safety

When I was teaching Linguistics in Secondary and Tertiary contexts, I would always repeat the well-known aphorism: ‘say what you mean and mean what …Linguistics and Safety