Safety professionals are often of the mindset that if someone has no interest in helping people, they have no business being in safety. Safety is a people-first investment that also happens to benefit a business’s bottom line. An important part … Read More
How Psychosocial Risk Factors can be Addressed with EH&S Management
Safety Management and the Top 4 Reasons Safety Efforts Fail
Over my years acting as a safety consultant, I have several times been brought in because of the unfortunate (yet common) occurrence of otherwise successful companies failing to achieve even the least ambitious safety goals, having spent disproportionate amounts of … Read More
Is Safety Management Too Expensive?
Many well-intended companies are drowning in a sea of rules, cardinal rules, complicated procedures, and high dollar “quick fixes.” The result is often a prohibitively expensive and overly complex workplace, where getting anything done “by the book” (including safety management) … Read More
Why Do We Do Risk Assessments?
Many government regulations for chemical safety identify the need for a risk assessment as part of the decision-making process for managing potential hazards. However, EPA’s hazardous waste determination is the only risk assessment process that is well defined by the … Read More
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Our Stubborn Problem with Serious Incidents and Fatalities (SIFs) – Part II
Risk exists in an interactive system, much of which is beyond the workers’ influence. Risk and reliable performance are, therefore, systems issues, not personal issues. Bringing risk to an acceptable level begins with analyzing the work, not just the personal … Read More