Safety Culture

Vulnerable equipment, complacent safety culture led to Tesoro Refinery tragedy

Statement by CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso
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As reported previously, we found a causal factor of the tragedy to be long-term, undetected High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) of the steel equipment, which led to the vessel rupture on the day of the accident and the massive release of highly flammable hydrogen and naphtha.


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Personal risk tolerance – Confidence in technology

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

In recent years, there have been significant advances in technology that have helped reduce injury risk.  A few examples include:


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When senior leaders get a dangerous “exemption”

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My name is Jason Swaim and I am a reader of your magazine. I read an article you wrote entitled "Leadership- The rest of the story.” The company I work for sent the whole company leadership, including myself, to "Dave Ramsey's Entre-Leadership program."


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From Dubai (or anywhere in the world) – one vision, one standard

By David Sarkus MS, CSP

I am very fortunate to be able to travel the world through my work. I just got back from Dubai and had a great trip!  It is so interesting to see other parts of the world and experience different cultures. In fact, I spoke to a group with participants from every corner of the world, and I do mean every corner.


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How the EHS System can optimize your organization’s incident rate

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To maintain a high level of safety within your organization, the ability to be proactive in addressing all incidents that occur is key.


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NY manufacturing co. reduces workers’ comp costs by $200,000

OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program used at facilities in five states
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VonRoll USA, Inc. -- which manufactures insulating materials, resins, varnishes and mica -- has decreased its injury and illnesses rates to “considerably below industry averages,” according to OSHA, which worked with the company under its On-site Consultation Program.


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Safety: Finding the Right Mix of Idealism and Realism

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Are all accidents preventable? The idealist says that, under the right circumstances and with early detection of risks and trends, they are. The realist says that given probability, massive exposure to risks, human nature and imperfect performance a certain number of accidents are inevitable.


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How to create a safety culture: 3 easy steps

By Alison Grenkie
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There is a lot of emphasis placed on the importance of creating a “safety culture” within an organization – but what does this mean? And how do you do it?


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From the online “EHS Professionals” discussion group

How do you deal with abusive workers in your workplace?

Question posed by Tamara, a health and safety professional
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A company should have a Code of Conduct that is understood through training and sign offs. After that it's a matter of implementation and enforcement. Usually these behaviors are a sign of larger issues that must be investigated and dealt with.


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Safety Excellence: The six critical components

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP
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Dr. Dan Petersen was one of the great safety pioneers of the last 50 years.
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