Articles Tagged with ''culture''

Analysis: Safety regs save lives and improve productivity

August 16, 2011
Industry groups often opposed regulations before they supported them


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Pelican Products Appoints Three New Directors to Its Leadership Team

August 16, 2011
As they continue to execute an aggressive global growth strategy, Pelican Products, a leading manufacturer of high performance protective case solutions and advanced, portable LED lighting systems, continues to build its team with the appointment of two business development directors, Rich Cusolito and Jeff Wodrich as Directors of New Segments, and its lighting division with the appointment of John Hanwell as Director of New Product Development—Advanced Area Lighting Group (AALG).
 


 


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Culture assessments seldom part of M&As

August 11, 2011
Only a small proportion of companies assess cultural issues as part of their integration plans for mergers and acquisitions (M&As), according to feedback at Mercer’s M&A Ready™ workshops attended by senior Human Resource (HR) leaders globally.


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8 steps to a strong safety culture

Behavior-based safety is part of the equation
August 2, 2011
The behavior-based safety concept was developed by H.W. Heinrich in the 1930s and 1940s.


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Michaels: U.S. and E.U. must work together on occupational safety

It is clear that a new paradigm is needed
August 1, 2011
The United States and the European Union share many challenges in preventing work-related injuries and illnesses – challenges that “weaken our social fabric and our economies,” said Dr. David Michaels, in a speech earlier this month to the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

 


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NTSB warns of hazmat truck danger to drivers, public

Cargo tank design a factor in rollover accidents
August 1, 2011
 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for improvements in cargo tank design and in driver training, after identifying both as factors in a 2009 Indianapolis truck rollover accident.


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Survey finds high rate of PPE noncompliance

July 28, 2011
In a survey released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 89 percent of safety professionals said they had observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been.  


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Paint fume complaint leads to termination, whistleblower lawsuit

July 28, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, alleging that Full Circle Enterprises Inc. of Conroe, Texas illegally terminated an employee because of complaints regarding illegal drug use and a lack of proper respirators to protect employees from paint fumes at the facility.


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VPPPA welcomes Steven Witt as Senior Advisor

July 27, 2011
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is pleased to announce that the former director of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Steven Witt joined the VPPPA National Office staff on July 11, 2011.


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Optimists have lower stroke risk (7/25)

Positive thinking leads to better choices
July 25, 2011
A positive outlook on life might lower your risk of having a stroke, according to new research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
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