Thwarting the Accident Cycle through Conscious Communication

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Thwarting the Accident Cycle through Conscious Communication

For many safety professionals, determining the causes of incidents and near misses can be a frustrating process, especially when workers fear being reprimanded. This leads to finger-pointing and scapegoating, which does nothing to identify and address the actions, behaviors, and circumstances that led to the incident, nor does it help improve the safety system.

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7 Deadly Signs Of Fatigue

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7 Deadly Signs Of Fatigue

We talked to a man at a safety conference who proudly told me that he worked 12 years on the night shift at a refinery, and that he would operate on only a few hours of sleep during the day. 

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Seven Characteristics of a Positive Safety Culture

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Seven Characteristics of a Positive Safety Culture

The concept of safety culture has been gaining more widespread attention in high-hazard industries as more and more safety practitioners see the influence that workers’ attitudes and behaviors have on both the causes as well as the effects of workplace incidents. 

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Focus on the Front Line

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Focus on the Front Line

‘Focus on the front line’ is a twofold concept: management’s focus on the front line and protecting it, and the front line’s focus on safe performance of their job tasks.

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The Hidden Costs of Accidents

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The Hidden Costs of Accidents

The reasons for strong workplace safety programs are obvious: to protect life and limb, to avoid the costs of repairs, to avoid interruptions and obstacles in production, and to avoid citations and fines.

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Safety As A Core Business Value

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Safety As A Core Business Value

Dave Lauriski asserts that measuring regulatory compliance alone cannot prevent hidden risks, but data analytics like those being developed by Predictive Safety can be used to identify and manage them in a way to proactively reduce workplace incidents and fatal accidents.

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