National Trades Union Congress Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing’s recent speech at the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers’ Annual Workplace Safety and Health Officers Conference touched on four M’s: Man, Machine, Method and Mindset, with an emphasis on the last one.
Employers expect a 4.1% rate of increase in the cost of employer-sponsored health care benefits in 2015 — the lowest in 15 years but well above inflation, according to an annual survey by global professional services company Towers Watson (NASDAQ: TW) and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), an association of large employers.
Tyson Foods’ Health and Safety Department has launched a pilot project designed to improve workplace safety communication, awareness and practices as well as provide more detailed data about safety, company officials reported last week.
Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services cited for more than 30 violations after tragedy
November 5, 2015
Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously for explosive hazards as required, nor providing the employees with emergency retrieval equipment or properly fitted respirators.
One of the topics being discussed in the drafting of the ISO 45001 occupational safety and health management systems standard (due for final release in 2016) is culture – or more specifically “safety culture” and what the requirements should be for a “positive culture,” says Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP, president of ENLAR Compliance Services, Inc.