Compliance and Safety

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 [...]

Study: People Working More Than One Job at Greater Risk for Fatigue No Comments

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 [...]

Lights, Camera … Accident: Workplace Fatalities in the Movie Industry [Photo Gallery] No Comments

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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Worker Killed by Wood Chipper: Here’s What Went Wrong No Comments

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Will an OSHA violation bar companies from new federal contracts? August 11, 2014 No Comments

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?
Not necessarily.
The Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order (EO) will require prospective federal [...]

Truck driver fired for alcoholism diagnosis: Was termination against law? No Comments

Federal rules say a current diagnosis of alcoholism prohibits an employee from driving commercial trucks. So why was this company hauled into court when it fired an employee who could no longer drive under this rule?
Sakera Jarvela was a truck driver for Crete Carrier Corp. in Georgia. While employed by Crete, he sought treatment [...]

Wake up! How to give boring safety briefings a shot in the arm No Comments

It’s happened to the best of us. You’re standing in front of a room of people, tasked with the job of delivering a safety briefing. You’ve put on your best suit, practiced your presentation and double-checked your data. Yet as you look out at your audience, you are confronted by a sea of bored faces, [...]

3 Tips to Reduce Noise in The Office No Comments

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Let’s Not Mistake “Legal” With “Smart Business Practice” August 6, 2014 No Comments

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 [...]

Are Office Safety Programs a Waste of Time and Money? No Comments

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 [...]

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