By Travis Vance, Fisher & Phillips LLP 6.19.17 It’s a news headline we’ve seen too often, including several times in recent weeks: another disgruntled employee or former employee has entered the workplace and killed or injured coworkers. What can you do to minimize the chances that your workplace will suffer such a tragedy? Employers Should … Continue reading “Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive” @TVanceLawyer
Once again, another thought-provoking and interesting post by Phil La Duke.
By Phil La Duke
There’s a lot of talk about safety. Safety talks, reflections on safety, safety reviews, safety observations, LinkedIn discussions, forums, blogs and…well the list goes on and on. There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of talk about safety, but does talking about safety change anything?
In 2011, Harold D. Stolovitch published the book, Telling Aint Training a book that I confess to having not read—no judgment here, I read voraciously but just haven’t gotten around to reading this particular book. Why mention a book I haven’t read? Simple: the title intrigues me (apparently not enough to shell out $17.50 for the book, or even enough to drive the approximately one mile to the public library and at least ask about checking out a copy, but that’s neither here nor there.) I’ve known for years that people, at least adults, don’t learn from having things told…
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More great safety thoughts from Phil La Duke. Good read!!
By Phil La Duke
“He’s as blind as he can be, just sees what he wants to see”—John Lennon, Nowhere Man
Hazards come in many shapes and sizes—from the physical to the behavioral and all points in between. And the efficacy with which hazards are identified to a large extent shape the overall effectiveness of your safety management system. So what happens when your personal or organizational biases prevent you from seeing things accurately and honestly?
In broad strokes you tend to find the things for which you are looking and scarce little else. If your organization, for example, gathers most of it’s information about hazards by watching workers perform their jobs they are likely to find a host of unsafe behaviors at the expense of other hazards that are equally (or potentially more) dangerous. Think you are immune to letting your prejudices getting in the way of your observations…
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Wheel Alignment or New Tire? Earlier this year a combustible dust fire and explosion at a North Carolina fiber recovery facility resulting in four injuries has safety professionals scratching their heads and wondering why OSHA continues to ignore the multitude of manufacturing sub-sectors (NAICS) in the OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program ((NEP). For instance, … Continue reading OSHA NEP Conflicting With Fire Service Combustible Dust Fire Response
Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 11/26/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Have Safe Thanksgiving Dinner 'Stand By Your Pan' … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 27, 2012
Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 10/15/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Lots of great stories this week. Below is just … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – October 18, 2012
Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 10/01/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – October 2, 2012
40 confirmed cases, still no definite source by James Andrews | May 04, 2012 The outbreak of a rare, typhoidal Salmonella strain that originated in North Carolina's Buncombe County grew to 40 confirmed illnesses on Thursday as the state and county health departments continue their investigation and anticipate additional infections will surface by the day. … Continue reading Rare Salmonella Paratyphi Outbreak Grows as Investigation Continues – 40 Sick & Rising
Please Contact Recruiter Directly! I am posting this position as a favor to them! Our client is a privately held, well known manufacturer of environmental chemical products for the municipal, industrial and air industries. They are consistently growing on a global basis and currently have 5 facilities in North America. They have retained our services … Continue reading Job Opening!- Environmental Health Safety and Security Manager – Central, Illinois
As evidenced by the multiple tornadoes that struck the St. Louis area this past weekend, the 2011 tornado season is upon us! Rapidly moving violent storms can cause tornadoes with little, if any, warning. It is very important to always maintain a level of situational awareness when at home, work and on travel. Extreme weather … Continue reading Tornado Season 2011 Is Upon Us – Are You Ready??