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Toolbox Talks: Should we treat a near-miss like an accident?

During a recent conversation, my friend Charlie mentioned he was in a meeting where someone said, “We should treat all near-misses like we had...

Toolbox Talks: Operate in the middle ground

Have you ever inadvertently demolished someone’s house? Probably not. Mostly because you are not in the house demolition business or you aren’t just, in...

Louisiana bus company adds Texas branch to service energy projects

Hotard Coaches goes where the work takes it—industrial work, that is. The new Orleans company—part of All Aboard America Holdings—has signed a seven-year lease on...

Toolbox Talks: How much is a good example worth?

Actions speak louder than words. There are many famous versions of this adage. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear...

Congressman: Why Louisiana can’t cash in on its assets

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves says it’s easy to understand why Louisiana can’t fully capitalize on its unique abundance of natural and manmade resources. Speaking Feb....

Toolbox Talks: Bringing human performance home

Just this week, my daughter and her husband, who is dealing with the flu, woke up to a 58-degree house. They checked the vents...

Toolbox Talks: When should you console, coach or crush the worker?

As you start learning about worker error and Human Performance, you are introduced to the concept that up to 90% of “human error” is...

Toolbox Talks: Trust me when I say ‘you can’t trust me’

Near-miss reporting is incredibly valuable to an organization. It’s a chance to learn all the same lessons that an accident or event would teach...

Toolbox Talks: What is the right ratio?

You don’t need the scientific community to tell that more positivity in your life is a good thing. Whether you’re at home or at...

Toolbox Talks: ‘Human error’ and the downing of the Ukrainian airplane

About a month ago, we published an article titled Using Safety as a Tool or a Weapon? You can read about it by following...

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