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ExxonMobil, LED partner with local IT firms for virtual reality training initiative

ExxonMobil, in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development, is launching an initiative to bolster the Baton Rouge area tech sector by investing in virtual reality...

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: ...

Louisiana expanding Jump Start Summers program

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is expanding the Jump Start Summers program, giving more than 3,000 high school students the opportunity...

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...

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...

ABC Pelican brings home 14 national awards

The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. brought home 14 awards from the national ABC Convention in Long Beach, California—including the ABC...

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...

Toolbox Talks: Safety peer checking is not a sign of weakness

We talk a lot about safety traps in the workplace—the common occurrences that can cause people to make mistakes that can lead to on-the-job...

Toolbox Talks: Train on your feet and not in a seat

When your company decides to implement a Human Performance Improvement process, there are going to be limits to the amount of time, effort, and...

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