For a recent job assignment I was driving from Copper Mountain, Colorado to Denver, Colorado to catch a flight to the Pacific Northwest. As I prepared to leave, with a significant amount of spare time to make this important flight, I checked the internet for road conditions.
In order for a welding business to stay in business, welders must keep welding or it’s a burn on both time and money. One way to promote worker productivity is to provide them with a workplace that rigorously adheres to a culture of safety where issues can be raised by anyone and, ultimately, resolved with a strategy that the whole team can buy into.
If important safety information never makes its way up to top leaders, you've got a communication problem. Managers who promote communication skills and employ technical solutions designed to facilitate communication at all levels of a company can improve their culture of safety.
Prudential Financial is being honored for its efforts to promote psychological well-being for its employees, as well as its work to destigmatize mental health issues within its own work culture and beyond.
There is no universal solution, but hospitals can take these steps to encourage staff to wash their hands:
1. Invest in alcohol-based hand rub. In many cases this is more effective than washing hands with soap and water. When introduced, one study showed adherence rates increased from 28 percent to 47 percent.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video of its investigation of the June 13, 2013 explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, Louisiana, which killed two workers and injured an additional 167. The deadly explosion and fire occurred when a heat exchanger containing flammable liquid propane violently ruptured.
Changes in the workplace could be described as rolling in like sets of waves off the coast. Organizations must be nimble and strong to ride the waves instead of being pulled under. Change is so prevalent in the workplace that SIOP ranked “adapting to change effectively” as #2 on its 2017 Top 10 Workplace Trends List.
We live in an era of dramatic, improbable events that adversely affect the economy, the environment, the fate of household name companies and people’s welfare and health. Or at least they seem improbable until they hurl themselves violently upon us from the shadows of our agreeable ignorance.