Safety Culture

Licensing and royalty fees can blunt safety advances

September 5, 2013
Practices to improve safety performance and culture have and will continue to evolve, due to advances in thinking born from a continuous pursuit to challenge the status quo.


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Employees can close the gaps in your safety culture

Understanding how to successfully engage and empower your workforce is key to ensuring that your organization can start and continue the journey toward safety culture excellence.
September 5, 2013
Empowering front-line workers — those who stand to benefit the most from an effective safety process — is a concept that has been talked about much over the last decade


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EHS pros need adequate funding

September 5, 2013
Many businesses and their compliance officers were ill-equipped to contend with increased federal environmental and safety oversight starting in the ’70s.


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Halliburton admits to destroying evidence in Deepwater Horizon disaster

Company will pay a fine, serve probation
July 26, 2013

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty and pay the maximum fine for destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, U.S. Justice Department announced yesterday.


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After hot work fatality, DuPont improves safety procedures

Changes recommended by CSB
July 24, 2013

DuPont has adopted a new global corporate standard and developed stronger work requirements for hot work activities such as welding, cutting and grinding following a fatal hot work accident at the company’s Yerkes chemical facility in Buffalo, New York in 2010.


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Transformational leadership has positive effects on employee well-being

Leadership style may promote mental health as well as performance
July 18, 2013

A transformational leadership style — valued for stimulating innovation and worker performance — is also associated with increased well-being among employees, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Refinery safety group calls for tougher regulations

Recommendations also cover emergency response
July 15, 2013

A coalition formed to improve California refinery safety in the wake of Chevron’s Richmond refinery fire last August has released a list of recommendations it wants to see enacted.


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Remove the baggage from behavior based safety

July 9, 2013
Remember when “behavioral based safety” was considered revolutionary? We can now say it has been around for quite some time.


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Is your safety program healthy? Check your warning lights

July 9, 2013
Ask your significant other to evaluate your relationship. I’m sure the answer will vary depending on circumstances, but I doubt it will be easy to detect a warning light.


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Americans unprepared for disasters, says "Katrina" general

Hurricane Katrina task force leader to speak at AIHA Fall Conference
July 5, 2013

The man hailed by the media as the “Category 5 General” says despite recent natural disasters, Americans still haven’t recognized the need to be prepared at home. Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.), who’ll serve as the keynote speaker at the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) Fall Conference, led Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast in the summer of 2005.


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