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Toolbox Talks: What can Shamu teach us about shaping safety culture?

Recently, I had an enlightening conversation with Dr. Mike Legatt. I’ve known Mike for years as he has a ton of experience in human performance...

Toolbox Talks: Hope is not a safety strategy; nor is whack-a-mole

What is the typical strategy for eliminating errors? Most of the time it’s whack-a-mole: Find out who made the mistake, knock ‘em over the...

Toolbox Talks: How to get workers to choose safety when you aren’t looking

A research professor had a group of undergraduate students who were new to the laboratory and working with animals. To get the students aligned...
OSHA

OSHA paying a visit? Here’s what you need to know.

There are lots of reasons for OSHA to come knocking at your door, but none are particularly pleasant. The financially and manpower-strapped agency typically...
OSHA

OSHA paying a visit? Here’s what you need to know.

There are lots of reasons for OSHA to come knocking at your door, but none are particularly pleasant. The financially and manpower-strapped agency typically...

A Baton Rouge company spots an opportunity for fire-resistant women’s workwear.

In 2010, Jaime Glas was in the midst of a petroleum engineering internship with Chevron in Bakersfield, California, when a pesky workplace challenge planted...

The exhaustion epidemic: Mitigating fatigue-related hazards

Blame it on Thomas Edison. His invention of the light bulb some 140 years ago led to a monumental shift in cultural norms, and...
rail tank cars

Is it time to update industry standards for rail tank cars?

Industries that use railroads to ship flammable liquids are replacing or retrofitting their rail tank cars to meet more stringent design standards first issued...
OSHA Trump

What kind of relationship will manufacturers have with OSHA now?

The Trump administration has promised to roll back regulations that it says are handcuffing businesses and stifling the economy, and it has shown particular...

With productivity and safety on the line, industry races to outpace drug test dodgers

Louisiana’s industrial complex has a shrewd opponent in the fight against workplace substance abuse—the internet. Even as drug testing technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, some workers...

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