Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”

This free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices makes it easier than ever to use the NIOSH Lifting Equation to analyze the safety of lifting tasks. Just enter your lift data and let LiftRight perform the calculations for you.   Illustrated measurement guide helps you measure accurately Calculates multipliers, recommended weight limit (RWL) and … Continue reading Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”

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You Can’t Test Safety Compentency With Your Crappy Tests

Truer words were never spoken! Another good and thought-provoking post by Phil La Duke!

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by Phil La Duke

If you’re hoping to ensure that the people taking your safety training have learned the material , then you probably use a posttest (a test given at the end of the session), and if you wrote this test it probably sucks. I used to write tests for a living and I am continually disgusted by what passes for an evaluative instrument—even those that have been created by professional trainers. The problem stems from the fact that most of us grew up taking really poorly designed tests and when tasked with creating a test of our own we tend to emulate what we know.

Is it a problem that our tests suck? Yes (and to those of you who think my use of the word “suck” is crude, in poor taste, or unprofessional I say got straight to hell—when you start creating tests that don’t suck…

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Hurricane App Debuts For Free from the American Red Cross

Connects to social networks to say 'I'm safe,' share weather data By Matt Hamblen August 1, 2012 12:07 PM ET  2nd Posting: October 29, 2012 Computerworld - A new, free hurricane app from the American Red Cross offers location-based NOAA weather alerts and lets users send a one-touch "I'm safe" message via social networks to … Continue reading Hurricane App Debuts For Free from the American Red Cross