Bob Lillibridge Meets the Boiler Ghost

Revised 5/14/2022 This is a repost of a story that was Posted on January 21, 2012.  I rewrote it slightly and added a story to the bottom of it. When…Bob Lillibridge Meets the Boiler Ghost

US Department of Labor cites Continental Tire plant for multiple safety violations after 3 workers suffer severe injuries on consecutive days | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor cites Continental Tire plant for multiple safety violations after 3 workers suffer severe injuries on consecutive days | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220513

The Plot to Keep Meatpacking Plants Open During COVID-19 — ProPublica

Newly released documents reveal that the meatpacking industry’s callousness toward the health of its workers and its influence over the Trump administration were far greater than previously known. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/article/documents-covid-meatpacking-tyson-smithfield-trump

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States | ProPublica

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States | ProPublica — Read on projects.propublica.org/climate-migration/

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17 | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17 | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220510

US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220511

Construction Worker Safety Guide

Construction Worker Safety Guide Construction sites are dangerous places to be. There’s a safety hazard awaiting innocent and unsuspecting workers in every corner. For this reason, clear and elaborate safety protocols have been put in place by agencies such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to protect construction workers. — Read on http://www.lanierlawfirm.com/construction-worker-safety-guide/

A resilience engineering-based framework for assessing safety performance measurement systems: A study in the construction industry – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

This paper covered a resilience engineering-based framework for assessing Safety Performance Measurement Systems (SPMS). They used the TOE (Technical, Organisational, Environment) framework, four RE resilience abilities (monitor, anticipate, respond, learn) and the Resilience Assessment Grid as applied to construction projects via observations, document analysis and interviews. SPMSs are sub-systems of safety management systems and detail… … Continue reading A resilience engineering-based framework for assessing safety performance measurement systems: A study in the construction industry – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

New Drones Could Spot Wildfires Earlier, Even Help Snuff Them Out – Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. — Read on http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-drones-could-spot-wildfires-earlier-even-help-snuff-them-out/

Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen | VitalSigns | CDC

Firearm homicides rose sharply in 2020 and firearm suicides stayed high. Firearm deaths are preventable—not inevitable—and everyone has a role to play in prevention. — Read on http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/firearm-deaths/

Climate change: There’s a 50:50 chance the world will exceed 1.5C of warming soon

The report says that surpassing the limit is likely to be temporary -- temperatures could come back down again -- but science shows that even a temporary overshoot could bring irreversible changes to the planet. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2022/05/10/world/climate-warming-warning-wmo-intl-scli/index.html

Analytical traps in accident investigations – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

This YT video from Johan Bergstrom is a great use of 7 minutes (link below). It covers three analytical traps in understanding incidents/investigations. I can’t do this video justice so just watch it. However, three traps are: 1. Counterfactual reasoning Johan notes that counterfactual reasoning is “when the investigator is discussing a case that never… … Continue reading Analytical traps in accident investigations – Safety & Performance Research Summaries