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Safey Culture controversy

Does “safety culture” isolate safety? Is it a misunderstood cliché? We survey the experts
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We asked safety and health experts to give us their take on the notion of a safety culture.


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“Don’t wear seat belts for safety”

"I would rather be in charge of my choices"

I read your rules article in the March 2013 issue of ISHN and would add that someone should point out the dangers of seat belts. My philosophy is that everything in life is a trade off. You say wear the beat belt for safety. I say don't wear the seat belt for safety.


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Managing risk familiarity

By Peter Sandman Ph.D.
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It’s a basic tenet of risk perception that people tend to take a risk seriously or shrug it off mostly in response to factors like familiarity, control, trust, dread, and responsiveness – factors I have labeled collectively the “outrage factors.”


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The greatest threat to safety might be your safety training

By Phil La Duke

To assert that most safety training sucks is to reveal no great insight; it’s practically an O’Henry short story: training professionals steer clear of safety courses for fear they might miss some important point and imperil the learners and safety professionals lack the requisite knowledge of knowledge of adult education to construct an effective course.


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Pre-conference seminars give Safety 2013 early birds extra learning opportunities

Earn CEUs through pre-Safety 2013 sessions
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Although Safety 2013 is officially scheduled to begin on June 24th, a variety of pre-conference seminars provide some compelling reasons for arriving in Las Vegas a few days early. Early birds will not only have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge; they'll also be able to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).


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Protective Industrial Products, Inc. Product Specialists earn coveted QSSP designation

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Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP) is pleased to announce that PIP Product Specialists, Chris Barrington and Travis Estes, have earned the designation of Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP).


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World class safety cultures – What does it take?

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

A blog follower recently asked: Is there anything from Caterpillar Safety Services outlining the positive things or actions that we can expect to see in facilities with “world-class” responses to the survey questions for each of the survey process elements? Back in the days of the survey development one of the team members, Dr. Dan Petersen, defined world-class safety as an organization that was within the best 10 percent of his customers at that point in time.


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CSB ready to go public with report on Chevron refinery incident

Workers engulfed in vapor cloud, residents evacuated after toxic release and fire
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A hydrocarbon release at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California last August engulfed nineteen workers in a vapor cloud and sparked a fire that caused nearby residents to be evacuated. Now the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is preparing to make public the results of its investigation into the incident.


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Weekly news round-up

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Finally- there’s some movement on OSHA’s silica rule; Canada prepares for a Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured in the workplace; companies plan to change healthcare benefits and school safety recommendations are issued – all in the week’s top OEHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:


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EU takes a “Europe-wide approach” to offshore oil, gas safety

Licensees must have enough capital to handle disaster
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The European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament have reached agreement on a new Directive that addresses the risks of major accidents from offshore oil and gas operations in EU waters.


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