Sense-Making and Decision-Making in Risk

How we understand decision making and sense-making in time constructs how we explain risk and human enactment. Decision-making is about an enactment in the present looking forward (in faith). Sense-making is about how we understand that enactment looking backwards. The use of the words with a hyphen intends to convey the social and dialectical nature … Continue reading Sense-Making and Decision-Making in Risk

Safety-I and safety-II: opportunities for an integrated approach in the construction industry – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

This explored how Safety-I (S-I) and Safety-II (S-II) perspectives can be jointly adopted in construction projects – one in Brazil and another Norway. Safety planning and event reporting were evaluated. For background, S-I has a long and established history and is largely “based on understanding of risk through failure and past events” whereas “Safety-II has… … Continue reading Safety-I and safety-II: opportunities for an integrated approach in the construction industry – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Being Emotional and Being Safe

Being Emotional and Being Safe Studying the nature of human emotions is neither simple, binary or black and white. It doesn’t matter whether one is …Being Emotional and Being Safe

Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Multiple workers are trapped at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, following a massive structural collapse Friday …Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

A Box of Meat and $100 For Your Life

“Workers who worked Monday through Saturday without missing a day were given a bonus of $50, later raised to $100, which was accompanied by a box of …A Box of Meat and $100 For Your Life

OSHA Issues COVID-19 FAQs about Respirators, Face Masks, and Face Coverings – #COVID-19, #Respirators, #Facemasks #FaceCoverings

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force As COVID Spring transitions to COVID Summer, wearing some form of face covering has become the new norm, especially in workplaces all across the country.  Many employers operating essential businesses, as well as non-essential business that have begun to reopen, have sought to provide or require some form … Continue reading OSHA Issues COVID-19 FAQs about Respirators, Face Masks, and Face Coverings – #COVID-19, #Respirators, #Facemasks #FaceCoverings

OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

A Lot Has Changed Since 1979!! Did you know that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. This is almost twice the rate for private industry as a … Continue reading OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

Addressing Safety Challenges for Disabled Workers – “How Do You Get Through Your Day?”

Richie Parker, HMS Engineer -"How Do You Get Through Your Day?" - Video Courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports® ESPN® Employees in today’s workplace face many challenges. Work forces have been cut, and in many cases, workdays have been extended. Older workers are unable to retire, while younger workers are unable to find work. New technology is … Continue reading Addressing Safety Challenges for Disabled Workers – “How Do You Get Through Your Day?”

Op Ed! ‘Anything Goes’ Capitalism Destroys Companies—and Workers’ Lives

By Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers President In the title tune to the 1934 musical “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter says “times have changed,” since the stock market crashed in 1929, but the super rich, like John D. Rockefeller Jr., “still can hoard enough money to let Max Gordon produce his shows.” The lyrics also tease FDR … Continue reading Op Ed! ‘Anything Goes’ Capitalism Destroys Companies—and Workers’ Lives

Capitalize on Strengths, Minimize Risks for “Older” Workers

A recent white paper from PMA Companies of Blue Bell, Pa., studies the positive impact of an aging work force, and examines how employers can capitalize on the strengths of older adults while minimizing high-severity risks. While the increase in older workers in the American work force could suggest a corresponding decrease in workplace productivity and … Continue reading Capitalize on Strengths, Minimize Risks for “Older” Workers