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Proactive Workplace Initiatives

- December 13, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Companies have a choice of either initiating risk reduction through design or reacting to incidents/accidents after they happen. If they choose to react, then they attempt to redesign equipment and/or processes to prevent a future occurrence. But as in the …  Read more …

Resolution #7: Investigate for Root Cause and Make Changes to Stop Reoccurrences

- October 23, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When an accident occurs, the top priority is to make sure the injured employee is taken care of and out of danger. But after that is done, a thorough accident investigation must be conducted to figure out what went wrong …  Read more …

Preventing Accidents in Non-Routine Tasks

- January 31, 2017 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Nearly all organizations must occasionally have non-routine tasks performed. In this case, a “non-routine task” is a task that is performed no more than once per year. These tasks can include specialized maintenance of equipment or storage vessels (tanks, silos, …  Read more …

Inspiring Safety Leadership in Frontline Supervisors: Part Two

- December 7, 2016 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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In part-one of this blog series, I made the point that one cannot effectively manage a risk they do not understand. Once supervisors are made aware of the risk, they are in a better position to guide workers in changing their …  Read more …