On Monday afternoon AIHce attendees will hear a first-hand account of GE’s world-class program for managing environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks. GE has learned that the way to deliver high EHS performance is through operational ownership.
The 193 UN member states last month agreed on a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2015-2030. The SDGs provide a common framework for navigating the world’s most urgent economic, social, and environmental challenges.
CPWR (the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights) recently developed eight practical worksheets compiled into a booklet titled Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators.
What does it take for a computer to help us do our jobs better and enjoy our lives more? A simplified answer that doesn’t go into nano-detail is that a computer requires both hardware and software to be functional.
Before an organization begins to curse safety, it is probable that one or more of the following have occurred: regulators with a limited knowledge base of safety have caused grief, a condition of supposed danger has led to an operations shutdown, a series of injuries or a severe injury has caused notable concern.
At lunch Tuesday at ASSE’s Safety 2013 I had the pleasure of dining with Mike Williamsen, one of sharpest minds I’ve met in safety, a longtime friend and working colleague of the late Dan Petersen, and now a consultant for Caterpillar Safety Services.
Accountability in its truest sense refers to one’s responsibility for one’s obligations. You are responsible for some result or you are obligated to someone. These are the things you are accountable for. In practice, we would say a person is accountable when he chooses a job that best provides for his family, or that a doctor is accountable when she looks out for the best interests of her patients.
Thou shalt not kill. People have been using rules to protect people since man left the primordial forest and walked up right for the first time. For people some rules are sacred—they are worshipped for their own sake. For others, rules were meant to be broken. Irrespective of your view of rules, they form the foundation of society of all levels.