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New rules issued for transporting offshore personnel during pandemic

The Offshore Marine Service Association last week issued a memorandum providing guidance on the transport of potentially infected personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Kean...

Temperature checks, travel restrictions, Skype meetings become the new industrial reality

Louisiana’s industrial market awoke to a new reality this week, one consisting of temperature checks, restricted travel and a greater dependence on Skype meetings. To...

Toolbox Talks: Human Performance and Covid-19

I’m not a medical professional. I’m just a person who, like many of you, is consuming a lot of information these days about Covid-19...

Toolbox Talks: Should we treat a near-miss like an accident?

During a recent conversation, my friend Charlie mentioned he was in a meeting where someone said, “We should treat all near-misses like we had...

Will safety rules on oil drilling stand up in court after Scott Angelle’s changes?

As the offshore oil industry’s federal regulator completed its overhaul of a major well-drilling safety rule in 2018, the agency’s director, Louisiana native Scott...

Toolbox Talks: Operate in the middle ground

Have you ever inadvertently demolished someone’s house? Probably not. Mostly because you are not in the house demolition business or you aren’t just, in...

Toolbox Talks: How much is a good example worth?

Actions speak louder than words. There are many famous versions of this adage. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear...

Toolbox Talks: Bringing human performance home

Just this week, my daughter and her husband, who is dealing with the flu, woke up to a 58-degree house. They checked the vents...

Toolbox Talks: When should you console, coach or crush the worker?

As you start learning about worker error and Human Performance, you are introduced to the concept that up to 90% of “human error” is...

Toolbox Talks: Trust me when I say ‘you can’t trust me’

Near-miss reporting is incredibly valuable to an organization. It’s a chance to learn all the same lessons that an accident or event would teach...

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