“What was he thinking?!” This frustrated question of supervisors, managers and safety professionals speaks directly to the future of safety. What are workers thinking when performing unsafe acts or walking past hazards, if indeed they are thinking at all For companies to realize their goal of zero incidents, an understanding of thought, attention, motivation and…… Continue reading “What was he thinking!?!”
I was reading an email this morning at work and wanted to share a quote from Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot – “-safety does not end when we clock out for the day — safety is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week project. I don’t want you to be safe just at work, but in every aspect of your life,…… Continue reading National Safety Month / Week 1
(RNN) – A plumber’s electrocution has prompted the recall of thousands of electric ranges. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using about 6,300 Blomberg and Summit brand freestanding electric ranges, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement Friday. “The electric ranges can become energized because a screw was not installed to secure…… Continue reading Electric ranges recalled after electrocution
The last 2 companies that I worked for involved mining. There is a great need for products that come from the earth. When I first started in that industry, I never really thought about how much we demand these items from the earth. Did you know that every American born will need: 23,408 lbs of Clays…… Continue reading Why Do We Mine?
Major workplace accidents that result in serious injuries (including deaths) are stressful, confusing, and chaotic emergencies. Fortunately, these catastrophic events are rare and most of us have little (or no) experience with them. But should one happen on your watch, what would you do? To help you cope with one of these rare traumatic events, I’ve listed the following fourteen tips designed…… Continue reading Serious Accident? Now What?
MSA-safety-alert Safety Notice Comfo® Air-Purifying Respirator Cartridges March 23, 2017 Dear MSA Respirator Customer, MSA recently determined that a small percentage of Comfo Combination Cartridges manufactured from September 1, 2016 through December 11, 2016, may not comply with the NIOSH required P100 filter minimum efficiency level of 99.97% for particulates. The affected cartridges types are…… Continue reading MSA Safety Alert: Air-Purifying Cartridges
For those of you that don’t know, I recently changed jobs and now work in New Orleans, LA. On February 7th an EF3 tornado barreled its way through our facility. With winds over 130 mph, we were lucky to only have 5 minor injuries on the entire facility. This was no joke and I now have…… Continue reading Tornado Recovery