OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Rules: Top 5 Reasons to Get it Right and Employer Mistakes

On Wednesday, May 12th, Aaron Gelb, Amanda Strainis-Walker, Beeta Lashkari and Ashley D. Mitchell presented a webinar regarding OSHA’s Respiratory …OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Rules: Top 5 Reasons to Get it Right and Employer Mistakes

Requiem For A Stranger

Phil La Duke  Author: I Know My Shoes Are Untied! Mind Your Own Business. An Iconoclast’s View of Workers’ Safety.Lone Gunman: Rewriting the Handbook…Requiem For A Stranger

Update about the Chemical Safety Board

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:15 P.M., join Eric J. Conn, Micah Smith and Beeta B. Lashkari for a webinar regarding “Update about …Update about the Chemical Safety Board

Drive Fear From The Organization

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As businesses feel the economic pinch of COVID many safety professionals are living in fear for doing their jobs

Phil La Duke
Author:
I Know My Shoes Are Untied! Mind Your Own Business. An Iconoclast’s View of Workers’ Safety.
Lone Gunman: Rewriting the Handbook On Workplace Violence Prevention
Blood In My Pockets Is Blood On Your Handsand contributor to 1% Safer,

Not that anyone has been keeping track, but I have been blogging on fewer and fewer occasions—mainly because there just isn’t much to say about safety in a world (and a field) seemingly completely unable to distinguish facts from uninformed opinion.  I’m used to the halfwits of safety puffing their chests out in righteous indignation when they feel the need to defend the slack-assed and slack-jawed people working in safety (not all people obviously, but if that just made you bristle then maybe you had better…

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U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

Employees butcher pork at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Missouri. - Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Stephanie Morales was weighing her coronavirus symptoms against an 8-pound hunk of fancy steak. That Saturday in April, her bosses at the JBS meatpacking plant in Cactus, Texas, had promised their 3,000 employees that anyone who worked … Continue reading U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

“7 Stupid Reasons People Get Hurt At Work” – “Infographic” #Safety

“It’s Official: ASSE to Become American Society of Safety Professionals” #Safety

Following the outcome of a historic membership vote, ASSE will become the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) next year when it launches a redesigned website in conjunction with Safety 2018. ASSE's logo will undergo small adjustments to reflect the new ASSP acronym as well. Over a 45-day period that ended Aug. 13, ASSE members cast … Continue reading “It’s Official: ASSE to Become American Society of Safety Professionals” #Safety

“Workplace Injuries By The Numbers” – Infographic” #Injuries #Workplace

“Is Predictive Analysis For Safety Just the Next Big Thing?”

Another thought provoking #safety post from my good friend Phil La Duke

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By Phil La Duke

I’ve taken a fair amount of flack about being behind on the latest and greatest in Safety theory. I’m not worried about getting a little flack from pompous, over-blown, theoreticians who pat me on the head and patronize me for being the poor stupid author of an antiquated article filled with atavistic thinking. That’s fine, but keep it respectful or I will poor more vitriol and bile then you thought possible.

For starters I have been a proponent, advocate, and user of predictive indicators since the late 1990s. But I have to tell you that I think the theoreticians are jumping the gun in saying that we can predict fatalities, or even injuries, at least not without significant education in statistics and data analysis.

Predicting fatalities is a bit like predicting the weather; that is, difficult. The difficulty lies in the many variables that can influence…

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“How You Could Test Positive For Drugs When You’re Not”

https://youtu.be/3OY5o1x8tus An estimated 45 to 50 million employees are drug tested each year in the United States. Are they accurate every time, though? Turns out, it can be wrong on more occasions than one might expect. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook