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LCA names SAFE Awards honorees

The Louisiana Chemical Association has named the recipients of its Best in Louisiana SAFE Awards that are given to chemical plants that exhibit employee...

Toolbox Talks: Using safety as a tool or a weapon?

I’m no anthropologist, but I imagine our ancestors didn’t make much of a distinction between tools and weapons. Their available resources were limited so...

Toolbox Talks: Is it a present or a problem?

There’s an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where the main character, Larry David, gives Ted Danson a shirt as a present. Ted notices there...

Contractors must now evaluate and document crane operator readiness

There’s a certain vagueness in a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that outlines requirements for crane operators, but one thing is clear:...

Toolbox Talks: 15 tips for Thanksgiving turkey frying safety

  According to the National Fire Protection Association: deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in...
Safety

Toolbox Talks: Are you condoning risky behaviors?

Recently, I was in a workshop at a safety conference where the presenter was talking about how organizations can contribute to errors and accidents....

Toolbox Talks: Tips for giving positive reinforcement

It should go without saying that positive reinforcement is the best way to improve worker performance. Study after study has scientifically validated what we...

Toolbox Talks: 3 keys to performance improvement

While recently attending a Human Performance Improvement conference, I had the opportunity to talk with a first-time attendee named Joe. I had been to...

Toolbox Talks: 5 tips to better communicate with millennials

Spoiler Alert: It’s the same as communicating with everyone else. Since the dawn of time, I imagine the older generation has looked at the younger...
Culture

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...

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