Marc Resnick is the founder and principal consultant at Performance Solutions. Performance Solutions provides companies with assistance in safety, ergonomics and performance management. Marc can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, (305) 443-3765 or followed at @PerformSol on Twitter.
Despite extensive safety training, when workers are making decisions on the shop floor – even life-threatening and business critical decisions – they sometimes let emotions cloud their judgment. Why? What are we doing wrong?
I was recently involved in a tragic situation in which machine guarding failed not because the mechanical design was inadequate but because the human system around it fell victim to a well-known weakness.