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Why we’ll see no more standards from OSHA

October 31, 2012

For some time now I have contended we are, and have been for probably 10-15 years, in the post-OSHA era. Remember Al Gore’s attempt to “reinvent” OSHA to be more “customer friendly”? Specifically I am referring to OSHA standards-setting.


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Familiarity breeds…life-changing injuries

The story of construction company owner James Gorry
October 31, 2012

When James Gorry fell from a factory roof, he was doing a job he’d done hundreds of times before in exactly the same way he’d always done it.


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Management by walking around

October 22, 2012
Much (perhaps too much) of the safety literature of the last few years has focused on employee driven “behavior-based safety” peer observation programs.


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The 6 pillars of safety

October 19, 2012
The Safety function wasn’t designed in most organizations, it evolved. Unfortunately when functions evolve they tend to organizational artifacts staffed by people who are long on activity and short on results.


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How “genuine" is your leadership?

October 19, 2012
With the concept of leadership under public scrutiny from politicians to CEOs and beyond, the issue of genuine leadership, i.e. what it is, and how is it developed, still eludes many.


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Am I doing enough workplace inspections? Too many? Too few?

October 10, 2012
My answer, of course is, “It depends.” As cryptic as it may sound, it is true. Safety inspection frequency will depend on several factors:


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As economy improves, employee engagement does not

October 10, 2012
With the improving economy and job market, concern about engaging employees and retaining critical talent is top of mind for many employers.


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We’re in the post-regulatory era, friends

October 3, 2012
I don't think I2P2, the must-vaunted Injury and Illness Prevention Program hailed by OSHA as its numerous uno standards priority, has snowball's chance of passing.


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Jailed on the job

October 3, 2012

In September, at least 261 people burnt to death as fires swept through two factories in Pakistan, police and government officials said, raising all-too-familiar questions about locked windows and gates, lack of emergency exists, cramped work spaces, and trapping workers like rats.


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Wyoming is growing carrots

October 3, 2012
Representative Tom Lubnau sponsored a bill, HB 89, which strengthened Wyoming OSHA’s “Courtesy Inspection” program.


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