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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:...

Danos launches virtual reality training and assessment program

Danos has launched a virtual reality competency assessment and training program for employees. Program development began in late 2018, and full implementation will begin in...

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...
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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....

LSU study: Future ‘cloudy’ for global energy markets, strong in Gulf Coast

While several uncertainties cloud the future of global, national and regional energy markets, the near-term outlook for U.S. and Gulf Coast energy production continues...

Riding the Baton Rouge industrial construction employment lull

Across much of the country, a skilled craft labor shortage has construction firms—particularly those operating in the Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles areas—getting increasingly...

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...

ABC Pelican hosts record Build Your Future Day

More than 1,000 high school students from across south Louisiana gathered at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales in September to learn about...

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...

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