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Billy Arcement: Create the right culture for safety

What do your employees react to or say about your safety initiatives? Do they love it, or moan when they think about it? Not...

Toolbox Talks: Target zero is everyone’s target

In our last article, we looked at why we are inconsistent when it comes to backing our cars into parking spots. We offered two...

Toolbox Talks: Wait a minute; back that car up.

When you’re in a parking lot or parking garage, do you notice that some vehicles are backed into the parking spaces? As you picture...

Toolbox Talks: How a fractured thumb can result in uneven hip bones

A 17-year-old female Australian cricket player went to the hospital with a thumb injury. X-rays revealed a fracture down the middle of the knuckle on...

Toolbox Talks: Tragic decisions

I recently had the opportunity to attend a short training session on hoist and crane safety. Rigging and lifting is not my area of...

Toolbox Talks: 3 questions to ask (and not ask) your workers

The way you ask a question makes a big difference in the response you get. When it comes to Human Performance and safety, you...

20 common OSHA citations and how to avoid them

At its core, the success of the manpower-strapped Occupational Safety and Health Administration is measured by one overriding calculus: the number of citations issued...

Toolbox Talks: Safety is a byproduct

Ask yourself this question: If my company was thinking about adopting a Human Performance process to reduce the frequency and severity of human error,...

Toolbox Talks: Curse of knowledge, blind spots and other cognitive biases that impact safety

Welcome to the final part of our cognitive bias trilogy, "Cognitive Bias isn’t a thing; it’s a ton of things." Previously we discussed a hospital...

Meeting industry safety goals requires a psychological safety net

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the up-and-coming generation of millennials might hold the key to an accident-free work environment in the industrial space. Their desire...

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