If important safety information never makes its way up to top leaders, you've got a communication problem. Managers who promote communication skills and employ technical solutions designed to facilitate communication at all levels of a company can improve their culture of safety.
Prudential Financial is being honored for its efforts to promote psychological well-being for its employees, as well as its work to destigmatize mental health issues within its own work culture and beyond.
There is no universal solution, but hospitals can take these steps to encourage staff to wash their hands:
1. Invest in alcohol-based hand rub. In many cases this is more effective than washing hands with soap and water. When introduced, one study showed adherence rates increased from 28 percent to 47 percent.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video of its investigation of the June 13, 2013 explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, Louisiana, which killed two workers and injured an additional 167. The deadly explosion and fire occurred when a heat exchanger containing flammable liquid propane violently ruptured.
Changes in the workplace could be described as rolling in like sets of waves off the coast. Organizations must be nimble and strong to ride the waves instead of being pulled under. Change is so prevalent in the workplace that SIOP ranked “adapting to change effectively” as #2 on its 2017 Top 10 Workplace Trends List.
We live in an era of dramatic, improbable events that adversely affect the economy, the environment, the fate of household name companies and people’s welfare and health. Or at least they seem improbable until they hurl themselves violently upon us from the shadows of our agreeable ignorance.
OSHA has issued Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs to help employers create workplaces in which workers feel comfortable voicing their concerns without fear of retaliation. The recommendations are intended to apply to all public and private sector employers covered by the 22 whistleblower protection laws that OSHA enforces.
In 2008, while renovating his house, Duane sustained life-altering injuries to his right hand.
In a free webinar on January 19th at 2pm EST, Duane will describe how that injury gave him a new perspective on safety. His storytelling:
Now On Demand Wireless gas detection solutions aggregate data and provide meaningful information in industrial applications. Real-time data can be utilized in process control, risk management and data analysis applications.
On Demand David Crouch, a safety culture consultant with Caterpillar, recently completed three years of research and development to identify the key drivers of leadership excellence and validate the findings in the manufacturing, construction, energy and mining industries. The result is a methodology to assess current leadership capability and develop individual and organizational improvement plans.