Maintaining a high level of construction efficiency makes it easier for contractors to stay on schedule and under budget. It’s simple to envision how a power outage could halt work and cause other complications, such as increasing workers’ risk of injury.
In this three-part series, the role of personal perceptions and the influence of invalidated information on them used in risk assessments will be explored. Part 1 discusses how perceptions are developed.
What’s that one worksite habit that really grinds your gears? Every safety pro has one pet peeve they hate to see but can’t seem to eliminate. Bad safety habits happen on every job site, but breaking those habits isn’t as easy as slapping workers on the wrist or offering them rewards.
Right now, it is a difficult time to be an employee in almost any industry. Massive and rapid shifts in workplace policies have taken place to fight COVID-19. At the same time, workers face greater economic and personal challenges in dealing with the pandemic economy.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis earlier this year, and companies across the nation are actively working to reduce their chemical footprint. Despite a minor increase in the Pacific Southwest Region, the overall release of TRI chemicals was down by 9 percent in 2019.
As humans experienced the first global pandemic since 1918, it also experienced a multitude of missed opportunities that would have mitigated the frequency and severity of COVID-19 exposures and infections. Contrary to many messages communicated by politicians, the pandemic is not a political issue. Instead, it is a hazard, subject to scientific hazard control.
What is the difference between a target and a measure? Moreover, why is it important to distinguish between the two? At the beginning of every calendar year our teams get together and discuss goals. Our goal meetings are often conducted with the best intentions; however, we often miss our mark by confounding targets and measures.
Safety leadership is more than overseeing the general day-to-day of your organization’s safety program. Leading is about influencing employees and colleagues to meet the goals of your organization and safely fulfill their roles.