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According to emergency room statistics, air nailer injuries are up. One reason for the increase in injuries is because these tools are more readily available for home use. But still a great number of workers are being injured by nail guns at work.
Here’s a safety talk you can deliver to your workers, reminding them to [...]
Ramadan is a holy month in Islam, marked by fasting from sunrise to sunset and by prayers. This year it started around August 21 and runs to about September 19.
If your employees are among the Muslims currently observing Ramadan, as a safety supervisor you need to be mindful of a few holiday safety and health [...]
Mine hazards can be regulated by both OSHA and MSHA laws. So one of the toughest parts of compliance in mining is figuring out which of these laws applies. So called jurisdictional challenges often arise at dual-use facilities under the common ownership of the facility and a mine that provides aggregate. A recent decision by [...]
A worker at an Alberta sweet well site is found suffocated to death in a trailer. The problem began when a meter on a horizontal pressure vessel used to measure the well’s service flow rate malfunctioned and had to be replaced. The supervisor told the worker to remove some of the bolts from the [...]
Although the job search has changed, some things remain the same. Like the critical importance of the job interview. Here are five of the most common job interview mistakes that executives and managers make and what you should do to avoid them.
1. Talking Too Much
Many executives and managers forget that interviews are dialogues, not [...]
Historically, OSHA has taken a “gotcha” approach to construction safety that emphasized punishment over prevention, random inspection over targeted enforcement. That policy began to change in the 1990s. One notable example: In 1998, the Clinton Administration began offering incentives to companies for finding and fixing safety problems before incidents occur.
The Bush Administration not only continued [...]
The Hawthorne Effect is a well known and often repeated study on human behavior. It was one of several studies that took place at the Western Electric Plant in Cicero, Illinois between 1927 and 1933, that were designed to measure aspects of a working environment and their effects on production. What the researchers learned then [...]
Do you know what this figure represents?
Answer: That’s the number of college students between the ages of 18 and 24 who drove under the influence of alcohol in 2005.
Here are some other college drinking statistics*:
25% of college students report that their schooling suffers as a result of alcohol consumption, including doing poorly on exams, [...]
This is my fourth and final installment and if I had to sum up the message of this series in one sentence, it would be this: Applying sound principles of measurement and feedback – of “keeping score” – is the key to improving safety performance and culture.
Score Keeping and Safety
I started this series with a [...]
The Krakatoa volcano is in Indonesia. And forget the movie—Krakatoa is actually west of Java. But the events depicted in the film, Krakatoa, East of Java, actually did occur on this date in 1883.
Krakatoa is an island unto itself made up of, you guessed it, cooled lava. The Krakatoa volcano rises to 813 meters in [...]
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