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Toolbox Talks: How much are you relying on luck?

Can we rely on 0.1% luck in our operations? In other words, is 99.9% good enough? If it was, here are some startling statistics: ...

Toolbox Talks: The perils of ‘summit fever’

“Summit fever” is a mountaineering term that describes the drive or compulsion of a climber to reach the summit of a mountain no matter...

Contractor barred from suing Valero for chemical burn injuries

A contractor injured when chemicals spilled on him at a Louisiana Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in May 2018 can’t sue the company or...

GBRIA recognizes Baton Rouge companies with Safety Excellence Awards

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance has announced the winners of its 23rd Annual Safety Excellence Awards. The awards were presented at a banquet last...

Toolbox Talks: The importance of safety self-checking

In everything we do, we are all personally responsible for our own decisions and actions. While on the job we are often around other...

Toolbox Talks: Performance secrets of the Harlem Globetrotters

We hear some variation of this statement quite a bit: “We already do human performance; we have a behavior-based safety program.” It’s a common...

Toolbox Talks: Personal safety versus procedural safety

As benign as it seems, personal safety in the workplace can be a somewhat controversial issue. Industrial markets like the electrical power industry, oil...

Toolbox Talks: Safety peer checking is not a sign of weakness

We talk a lot about safety traps in the workplace—the common occurrences that can cause people to make mistakes that can lead to on-the-job...

Toolbox Talks: Train on your feet and not in a seat

When your company decides to implement a Human Performance Improvement process, there are going to be limits to the amount of time, effort, and...

Toolbox Talks: Chose your human performance tools wisely

Human performance tools are like the physical tools you have in your toolbox. You don’t break out every tool you have when one or...

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