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ISHN editors and invited workplace safety and health thought leaders offer their cutting-edge views on the profession’s critical issues.

“Don’t wear seat belts for safety”

"I would rather be in charge of my choices"

I read your rules article in the March 2013 issue of ISHN and would add that someone should point out the dangers of seat belts. My philosophy is that everything in life is a trade off. You say wear the beat belt for safety. I say don't wear the seat belt for safety.


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How often has someone you love driven under the influence unknowingly?

By John Drebinger Jr.

My wife and her friends love to go wine tasting. I am the perfect chauffeur as I don't drink and never have. This way no one has to give up anything to be the "designated driver."


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The greatest threat to safety might be your safety training

By Phil La Duke

To assert that most safety training sucks is to reveal no great insight; it’s practically an O’Henry short story: training professionals steer clear of safety courses for fear they might miss some important point and imperil the learners and safety professionals lack the requisite knowledge of knowledge of adult education to construct an effective course.


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World class safety cultures – What does it take?

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

A blog follower recently asked: Is there anything from Caterpillar Safety Services outlining the positive things or actions that we can expect to see in facilities with “world-class” responses to the survey questions for each of the survey process elements? Back in the days of the survey development one of the team members, Dr. Dan Petersen, defined world-class safety as an organization that was within the best 10 percent of his customers at that point in time.


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Six ways to undermine safety

By Scott Stricoff
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Leaders want to demonstrate commitment to safety.


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Heat, hydration, and heavyweight horrors

What lurks behind the thirst?
By Rick Duley BSc(Hons)
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People who have not been there are often incredulous that mining and construction workers in the north of Western Australia regularly do their shifts in temperatures hovering around 50°C.


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Actions speak louder than words?

By John Drebinger Jr.
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In any organization, leadership is responsible to set the standards and values of that organization.


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Solutions to the speak-hear conundrum

How tasks such as clear communication can help employees avoid on-going problems in the workplace
By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP
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While sitting around the fire pit during a customer trip to Africa, my team had an enjoyable discussion with the African people who were a part of the camp.


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How will your job kill you?

Considering the top causes of workplace fatalities
By Phil La Duke
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If you die in on the job, statistically, it will be in a way that you probably don’t worry too much about.


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Safety success can be scary

By David Sarkus MS, CSP
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Did you watch the post-game interview with Nick Saban, head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide after the Tide won the NCAA football championship back in January?


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