Articles by Marc Resnick

Creatures of Habit: A machine mishap becomes a teachable moment

April 1, 2014
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.


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3 ways to leverage close calls: Don't simply move on & get back to work

March 4, 2014
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar. You are at the worksite of a major construction project. There are heavy machines moving all around.


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New generation safety software improves training results

December 4, 2013
Software has gone through a fundamental shift over the past decade or so.


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Random acts of Rewarding

The positive power of spontaneity
October 2, 2013
Every week, a new study in behavioral science is published that demonstrates the importance of context.


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“Naïve science” plagues mining and oil & gas cultures

October 2, 2013
In commoditized industries where competition is based largely on who can offer the lowest price, there is an intense pressure to squeeze every penny out of the cost of operations.


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Are your workers blind to safety?

December 4, 2012
The major cause of inattention blindness is not how much sensory information the employee is trying to process; it is due to the cognitive workload.


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Safety incentives: Reject cash for rewards

October 5, 2012
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.


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