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

Myths of logical and impartial investigations and safety as no.1 priority: Besnard & Hollnagel 2012

The final two of six asserted assumptions/myths from Besnard & Hollnagel’s 2012 discussion paper. Myth 1: Accident investigation is the logical and …Myths of logical and impartial investigations and safety as no.1 priority: Besnard & Hollnagel 2012

Something Is In The Water at the Muskogee Power Plant

Revised 1/28/2023 Originally posted: April 15, 2013: “Something is in the water in Muskogee.” That is what I used to say. Something that makes people…Something Is In The Water at the Muskogee Power Plant

Democracy Is Power | Labor Notes

Do you want to know how to run your local union more effectively or how to get more members involved? Democracy Is Power, by Mike Parker and Martha Gruelle, provides a blueprint for building a member-driven union. They demonstrate what member control really looks like, and why it is crucial to labor's future. With a … Continue reading Democracy Is Power | Labor Notes

Viewpoint: Burgerville Workers’ Lessons for Independent Unions | Labor Notes

Self-organizing a union on a shoestring? Winning the supposedly unwinnable? Workers at a local burger chain out of Portland, Oregon, were doing it before it was cool. The Burgerville Workers Union, which went public in 2016 and won its first contract in 2021, has recently been influencing and supporting independent union efforts in the region—and … Continue reading Viewpoint: Burgerville Workers’ Lessons for Independent Unions | Labor Notes

Accident underreporting and the influence of safety climate

Data from Tahira Probst et al. on the links between workplace injury underreporting and the relationship with safety climate. Data was from >1300 …Accident underreporting and the influence of safety climate

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more OSHA again find blocked emergency exits, merchandise stored unsafely ATLANTA – Just weeks after being cited with federal safety violations, Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC have once again exposed workers to unsafe … Continue reading Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the wake of increased employee mental health concerns and mass shootings across the country, employers looking to create or enhance a workplace violence program can look to the National Safety Council (NSC), which released a series of teaching materials on workplace violence. With record numbers of mass shootings to begin the year in … Continue reading National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety

Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety Seeks to hold employers to greater account for safety, health failures WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new enforcement guidance to make its penalties more effective in … Continue reading Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety

Hazard Recognition Patterns Demonstrated by Construction Workers

This study explored the types of hazard categories that construction workers are more or less proficient at recognising. 287 workers across 57 US …Hazard Recognition Patterns Demonstrated by Construction Workers

Carbon Monoxide (CO) – Deadly Gas Continues to Menace Winter Workplaces | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Approximately 400 Americans die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning, which can overcome an employee in a matter of minutes. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), carbon monoxide (CO) poses a significant risk due to it being “a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas”. NIOSH indicates that employers with the following … Continue reading Carbon Monoxide (CO) – Deadly Gas Continues to Menace Winter Workplaces | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Resilience Engineering and Safe Work Method Statements in Construction Projects

This study explored whether the prescription and practice of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) enhance or hinder the operationalisation of …Resilience Engineering and Safe Work Method Statements in Construction Projects