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I hung icicle lights on my house at the weekend. I know that this is not relevent to all users of this multi-cultural community and that some people will say I decorated way too early, but I was by…Continue

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Yet Another Newsletter

Download newsletter here!We like to be a little bit controversial and strive for risk management radicalism. The feature articles in this issue are:• Macondo: Lots of Analysis, Finally Some Action? – Has anything really changed as a result of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe?• Pain Threshold – Every organization has one, including yours.I hope you find our newsletter informative and useful. Feel free to forward it to…See More
Aug 12, 2011
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Latest Newsletter Just Published

It's once again time for the quarterly vPSI newsletter. Articles in this issue:What's Your Problem? Really, We Want to Know... How toimprove reporting of problems before they result in a loss.What's It Worth?... The business value of pre-lossreporting.Gary STEPS Up... The Houston HSE alliance for the oil andgas exploration and production industry.The Contractor Conundrum... The challenge of implementinglong term corrections in contractor and sub-contractor companies.The newsletter can be…See More
Jan 7, 2011
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Newsletter Available Containing Useful Advice

The Fall / Autumn 2010 issue of the vPSI Newsletter "H-E-A-R Say" has just been published and can be downloaded here:http://www.vpsigroup.com/newsletters.htmlIn this issue, we use both topical and historical calamities as context for thought provoking articles including:Choose Your Partners WiselyAssessing Accident Investigation ReportsWhat Was Custer Thinking?We hope you find our newsletter informative and useful. Feel free to forward it…See More
Oct 7, 2010
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Ridiculous Corporate Over-reactions to Individual Errors

Our latest newsletter has just been published, and as usual it contains the now obligatory mildly inflammatory article. This issue’s controversial item is “To Err Is Human” in which we urge companies to quit their ridiculous over-reactions to individual errors, and start treating them sensibly. The newsletter is available for download at:http://www.vpsigroup.com/newsletters.htmlYou are welcome to forward it to anyone you think might have…See More
Jul 6, 2010
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More Thought Provoking Articles

Our last newsletter kicked up a storm with an article rubbishing the term "lost time". How could we follow that? Well, you can judge for yourself. It can be downloaded from: http://www.vpsigroup.com/Newsletters.htmlArticles in this issue include:• Handling People Who Don’t Follow the Rules (including a cost / benefit model of individual decision making)• Phew, That Was Close (an examination of the term “near miss”)• Five Good Corrective…See More
May 14, 2010
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Thought Provoking Articles

Just published: the latest issue of “H-E-A-R Say”, the vPSI Group newsletter.It can be downloaded from:http://www.vpsigroup.com/Newsletters.htmlArticles in this issue include:• Shovel Ready: Examining the use and misuse of the phrase “Lost Time”• Five Activities Disguised as Corrective Actions• Breaking Bad NewsWe hope you find our newsletter informative and useful. If you have any requests or suggestions for the next issue, please let me…See More
Jan 20, 2010
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Seasonal Safety

I hung icicle lights on my house at the weekend. I know that this is not relevent to all users of this multi-cultural community and that some people will say I decorated way too early, but I was by no means the first in my street, and I was under a lot of pressure. Anyway, I found myself misbehaving on the ladder and remembered (a) I really should know better and (b) our free online library has a JSA for this activity. Actually there are two JSAs; one for those of us who put our lights up…See More
Dec 1, 2009
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Houston, TX USA
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What is your job title?
Director
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vPSI Group, LLC
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Yet Another Newsletter

Download newsletter here!We like to be a little bit controversial and strive for risk management radicalism. The feature articles in this issue are:



• Macondo: Lots of Analysis, Finally Some Action? – Has anything really changed as a result of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe?

• Pain Threshold – Every organization has one, including yours.



I hope you find our newsletter informative and useful. Feel…

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 1:36pm

Latest Newsletter Just Published

It's once again time for the quarterly vPSI newsletter. Articles in this issue:

  • What's Your Problem? Really, We Want to Know... How toimprove reporting of problems before they result in a loss.
  • What's It Worth?... The business…
Continue

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 3:00pm

Newsletter Available Containing Useful Advice

The Fall / Autumn 2010 issue of the vPSI Newsletter "H-E-A-R Say" has just been published and can be downloaded here:





http://www.vpsigroup.com/newsletters.html…



Continue

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 5:24pm

Ridiculous Corporate Over-reactions to Individual Errors

Our latest newsletter has just been published, and as usual it contains the now obligatory mildly inflammatory article. This issue’s controversial item is “To Err Is Human” in which we urge companies to quit their ridiculous over-reactions to individual errors, and start treating them sensibly. The newsletter is available for download at:

http://www.vpsigroup.com/newsletters.html



You are welcome to forward it to anyone you… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 2:13pm

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At 12:33pm on November 17, 2009, Roger Thomas said…
I'm a director for the Southwest Region for Quality Incentive Company.

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At 6:59pm on October 23, 2009, Ken Oswald said…
Norman ,Welcome to the safety community. I hope you find it is a wonderful network and resource full of information through our blogs, groups and forums. I invite you to join our ergonomics group. Again welcome.
At 5:45pm on October 16, 2009, John Miley said…
Norman, welcome to the Safety Community. I hope you will find the Safety Community to be a tremendous resource to meet your goals. If you have the time, we would benefit from your knowledge and experience with Forum discussion(s).
 
 
 

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