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Take a systematic approach toward excellence in safety

Feb 06, 2015

Take a systematic approach toward excellence in safety

Dr. Dan Petersen was an industrial psychologist and arguably one of the most influential safety professionals in the areas of safety management and theory. Through years of research and working with companies throughout the world, Petersen determined that, although there ...

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Focus on supervisors

Dec 01, 2014

Focus on supervisors

In last month’s issue, I explored the role that middle managers play in embedding safety as a core value into the organization. One of those critical roles is to hold supervisors accountable for successfully completing defined and agreed-upon safety activities ...

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Stuck in the middle?

Nov 01, 2014

Stuck in the middle?

  Is it logical to think that one level in the organization holds the key to safety performance? Often times, we speak of the importance of top management in setting the “tone from the top” and supervisors leading the daily charge ...

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Safety Excellence

Sep 01, 2014

Safety Excellence

 If you surveyed a group of safety professionals and asked them what percentage of accidents are caused by conditions and what percentage are the result of at-risk behaviors, you would likely get a response of about 10 percent conditions and ...

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July 2012

Jul 05, 2012

July 2012

Keep a Clean House

Aggregates Manager Pull-out Guide: Keep a Clean House

Jul 01, 2012

Aggregates Manager Pull-out Guide:  Keep a Clean House

       Housekeeping Heightens Safety   It seems like such a little thing: keeping a clean house. But failure to do a minimum of housekeeping leads to some of the most common citations from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). More importantly, it ...

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