It’s a waste of time denying the realities of being human

I Googled “accident definition” and up popped two variations, one I agree with and one I don’t.

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Eliminating human error

“It’s time… we admit we’ve been managing safety wrong.”
Last month I wrote about the successful experience that GE is having with their Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) approach to safety.

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Heads up on traumatic brain injuries

Falls are the leading cause of a blow to the brain
A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.

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A near-miss confession

As luck would have it, I kept wearing my eye protection
Very recently one of my sons and I put passenger seats back into our family van.

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Clearing up confusion about AEDs in the workplace

The automatic external defibrillator (AED) is your key to success when it comes to responding to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incident.

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OSHA’s electrical wiring standard trips up industry

Detailed requirements cited for $2.7 million in penalties in 2014
OSHA standard 1910.305 covers electrical wiring methods, components and equipment for general use.

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What exec ever said, “Let’s just be profitable enough”?

This doesn’t mean executives are heartless capitalists willing to break the bodies of workers just to earn an extra couple of bucks, and it doesn’t necessarily mean they care any less about safety than the rest of us; as Michael Corleone might have said, “it’s just business.”

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Who do you trust? Replacing cynicism with humanism

Today there is something of a trust gap in society. Just take this test — do you trust:

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Human and organizational performance fixes systems, not behaviors

The origins of behavior-based safety (BBS) are attributed to a number of different individuals in the fields of behavior analysis, organizational behavior, psychology, safety, and so on.

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How to simplify OSHA standards

This month we give Managing Best Practices columnist Dan Markiewicz a well-earned break to bring you this article by Jeff Travis, CSP.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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