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Toolbox Talks: Eternal evaluations

If our safety numbers are trending in the right direction, we must be pretty good, right? When we see our numbers improving it’s easy to...

ITC closure impacts Louisiana petrochemical plants

The reopening of Intercontinental Terminals Co. could end weeks of major disruption in the petrochemical supply chain with ripple effects for Louisiana, the Houston...

Toolbox Talks: Be specific in your coaching

Here’s a story that will likely horrify my daughter. When she passed her driving test and moved from her permit to her license, like most...

Toolbox Talks: Procedures are there for your worst day

Procedures are probably the single greatest way to improve the performance of an organization. After all, if we have determined the best way to...

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...

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