The goal of the first annual Appalachian State University Safety Summit -- June 12, 2015, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC --is to bring internationally recognized experts in behavioral safety to reach out to regional industries and offer an event usually reserved for the large national conferences.
An effective safety program doesn’t come out of nowhere. It takes years of hard work and dedication, a company’s leadership, an engaged workforce and a safety system that addresses all the major causes of injuries.
PPE compliance is a major concern for safety professionals. Despite new PPE developments that offer reduced weight and improved comfort and style, there are few new solutions that directly address an employee’s decision to wear PPE.
Human factors can confer a number of benefits to an organization, including drastic reductions in injury rates. For example, Strad Energy reduced its TRIF by 87% after implementing training to reduce human error.
Firefighters struggled to put out a blaze on a nuclear submarine as it underwent repairs at a shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk on April 7, Russian news agencies reported, according to a news article by Reuters.
In the National Football League (NFL), there’s a term bantered about by owners, management, coaches, and scouts - it’s “the nerd factor.” In the NFL, it’s a positive term because it often translates into success.
As a frontline worker I understand my safety role and responsibilities, along with federal, state and local regulations and what is expected of my employer. What I have concern about is... how many businesses don't utilize the safety expertise of a safety professional if "safety is their overriding priority" or "safety is their value."