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.
A May 12, 2012, report by the Government Accounting Office “Better OSHA Guidance Needed on Safety Incentive Programs” raises some concerns about incentive programs and the way that many companies are using them.