- OIL & GAS
I hear a lot of complaints from safety professionals. Chief among them is that they are held accountable when other people get hurt. It’s a fair bone of contention.
The EHS Professionals LinkedIn group recently conducted a canvassing on what constitutes the greatest challenge face pros in 2012: management leadership, building safety cultures, or obtaining and maintaining technical knowledge. Here are some of the posted comments:
So, Congress has recessed until after Labor Day. Just before they left town, they passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for the next six months.
The Chemical Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the Deepwater Horizonaccident. The core finding was that the crew was too focused on reportable lost-time accidents and too unfocused on process safety.
Remember those playground and schoolyard taunts? “Nah, nah, you can’t scare me!” “I ain’t yellow!” Well, psychologist say those kids were on to something. It turns you can’t often scare people with fear tactics.
From the LinkedIn group EHS Professionals comes this most basic question, with a number of diverse answers…
Germany: Average working hours per week: 25.6. Average wage per hour: $35.33 (7th highest)
Last week I posted an item about workplace bullying on my personal blog (www.philladuke.wordpress.com). I asked the question “Is workplace bullying a safety issue?” and it fomented quite a debate.
This comes from the Linkedin group EHS professionals. A new safety officer complains that workers always sleep during his general meetings and he gets no respect.
Recently I was contacted by a student who is earning his degree in preparation for a career in Environmental Health & Safety. He was given an assignment during his internship to research why Unions oppose Behavior Based Safety (BBS).
Check out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.