Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don't believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don't know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out - tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety
Another Great Article By My Friend Phil La Duke!
By Phil La Duke
As the safety professionals nestled in the serene bosom of the holidays, the Bureau of Labor Statistics dropped a shattering revelation. The news came like a hammer through a plate glass window; sudden and jarring. Workplace fatalities have risen to their highest rate since 2008. The fact that overall injuries have continued to fall year after year has lulled safety professionals into thinking that the workplace over all has become safer; we sit and congratulate ourselves on a job well done, ignoring the fatal fly in the ointment that the trend in workplace fatalities has stayed flat and now has spiked upward.
In this Twittering Trump, Brexit, post-fact world that fact that people are continuing to die at work doesn’t seem to matter; we congratulate ourselves none-the-less. Our leaders both within Safety and in our core businesses continue to count bandages. Despite injury counts and rates…
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If you want to become an effective and respected safety leader, work on these personality traits. Back in 2009, when Google first launched their Project Oxygen employee survey, they were looking for a way to help their managers be better. They were also looking for ways that managers and supervisors could help engage employees better. What Google soon discovered … Continue reading “4 Character Traits Of Respected Safety Leaders”
Source: FairWarning.org - By Paul Feldman and Stuart Silverstein Soon after beginning their cleanup of a fume-filled tanker car at an Omaha, Nebraska rail maintenance yard, Adrian LaPour and Dallas Foulk were dead. An explosion that April 2015 afternoon trapped LaPour in a flash fire inside the car and hurled Foulk out the top to his … Continue reading “OSHA’s Wall Of Shame – With Limited Staff, Agency Targets “Severe Violators”
On August 12, 2004, I was connecting large electrical generator in preparation for Hurricane Charlie. The meter I was using failed and blew carbon into the gear and created an electrical arc which resulted in an arc blast. The electrical equipment shown in the video is the actual equipment after the explosion when my co-workers … Continue reading “Donnie’s Accident” – “I Was Too Good To Need My Safety Gear”
The National Safety Council, Campbell Institute performed a survey and study called "Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators" The information for the report was obtained from EHS & Safety Managers from across the country. The report is an excellent compilation of the survey and the findings are intriguing. You can download a copy of … Continue reading “Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators”
One way to improve the effectiveness of your safety process is to change the way it is measured. Measurement is an important part of any management process and forms the basis for continuous improvement. Measuring safety performance is no different and effectively doing so will compound the success of your improvement efforts. Finding the perfect … Continue reading “Does Your Facility Have An Effective Safety Culture? Is Safety Truly A Priority?
Do you work on a multiemployer worksite? If so, do you understand your safety responsibilities? When OSHA inspects multiemployer workplaces, inspectors determine who should be cited for violations based on whether employers are “creating employers,” “exposing employers,” “correcting employers,” or “controlling employers.” This infographic will give you an overview of what these terms mean and … Continue reading “Infographic: OSHA’s Multiemployer Citation Policy”
Note: Click on picture for Full View! Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who created the Hierarchy of Needs, a theory which argued that psychological health was dependent on the fulfilling of needs in order of priority. This theory put forward the idea that humans must have their basic needs met in order to pursue … Continue reading “Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs & Employee Engagement In Safety”
Both OSHA observations and independent research confirm that developing a strong safety culture has the potential to have the greatest impact on incident reduction of any process. Check out the infographic to find out what we learned about the state of safety culture from a recent BLR survey of over 500 EHS professionals, HR professionals, … Continue reading “Infographic: How Does Your Safety Culture Stack Up?”
Louisville employer faces $320K in fines for serial disregard of fall protection ADDISON, Ill. ‒ Four months after federal safety investigators cited his employer for failing to provide workers with fall protection at a United Parcel Service facility in Addison, a 42-year-old employee of Material Handling Systems/MHS Technical Services, fell 22 feet to his death … Continue reading “OSHA – DOL News Release” – “Worker Falls 22 Feet to Death, 4 Months After OSHA Cites Employer for Failing to Protect Workers on the Same Job Site”
The Journey to Safety Excellence is a roadmap for continuous safety improvement. We know that maintaining a safe workplace is a never-ending journey, not a destination. Check out this infographic to learn about four key pillars to protect workers and enhance your organization’s performance. Download this infographic here: http://www.nsc.org/JSEWorkplaceDocuments/JSE-Infographic-Printable.pdf Provided by the National Safety Council
Many businesses view the issue of compliance as merely a nuisance, and the fines that result simply as the cost of doing business. Effective August 1, this “cost of doing business” will rise considerably thanks to a new regulation that includes a 78% penalty increase. Are you prepared for an OSHA inspection? This free webinar on-demand provides … Continue reading “Free Webinar – On Demand” – “What To Do When OSHA Comes Calling”
Nearly 13,000 American workers are injured each day. These numbers are staggering, and the worst part is that each one is preventable. Taking preventative action can spare workers needless pain and suffering. Provided by the National Safety Council
Do workers view you – the safety pro – in a positive way? “You are one of those guys, huh?” This is what a guest at a party said to John Babcock, senior safety engineer for the International Space Station, after he told the guest what he did for a living. The partygoer worked at … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – “The Meaning of Integrity in Safety”