The Leader’s Role in Safety August 19, 2014 No Comments
There are a lot quixotic efforts out there to find the one key to making the workplace safety. This search for the safety equivalent of the city of Cibola has led to a lot of flakey methodologies and given rise to the age of zealots in the safety function—people so unwilling to even consider a [...]
Recent reports show the number of people working part-time jobs is at an all-time high. And many of those people are working more than one job. What are the implications for workplace safety because of the number of people working multiple jobs?
You’d expect this might cause greater fatigue among these workers. Now a new [...]
The movie industry’s safety history is no fairy tale. In fact, the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” is the latest in a long list of real-life movie-set tragedies, dating back to the nascent days of Hollywood.
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A new executive order from President Obama will create more scrutiny of companies that want federal contracts. Included in what the feds will look at: OSHA violations within the last three years. Are all OSHA violators now barred from federal contracts?
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I work in organizational development focused on worker safety and I have been employed as such for the better part of 20 years. I am essentially a safety strategy consultant, an architect, if you will, of safety infrastructures that help companies to build on the services I provide them and sustain gains in safety in [...]
Big companies are expanding their safety programs to their office settings – so says a recent, nationally published article. The stated goal: Get everyone thinking about safety. Is this really going to help?
The other day, a colleague forwarded to me a link to a Wall Street Journal article, “Safety cops patrol the office for [...]