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February 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Keystone Pipeline Intended To Be The “Safest Pipeline Ever”

The U.S. State Department's report on the Keystone XL pipeline indicates that it would be the safest pipeline ever built in the United States if TransCanada agreed to 59 additional safety and environmental protection conditions. TransCanada did agree to these additional safety conditions posed by the U.S. State Department, but how does the…

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Added by Chris on February 18, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Top 29 Catchy Safety Slogans

When it comes to getting staff to remember your important safety messages, using a safety slogan can be an effective way of getting the message through.



But not all safety slogans cut it.  A lot of them are quite bland and well, just not catchy.  Given that we're bombarded with around 3,000 messages a day, your safety slogan will become invisible and ineffective pretty quickly.



To ensure that your…

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Added by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:27pm — No Comments

What's blocking your safety communication?

One of the major frustrations of being a safety leader is that it's often difficult to get your safety messages understood and acted upon correctly.

It can be very challenging when you have language and geography barriers, age differences and people just not listening because they suffer from the highly contagious "it won"t happen to me" bias or "I've heard this all before" contagion. 

Then, there is the issue of trying to get people to listen to what is said,…

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Added by Marie-Claire Ross on February 14, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments

The Future for the Safety Professional

In the Industrial age, factories in the western world broke down tasks into smaller tasks so that low paid, uneducated workers could follow simple instructions.

Compliant staff carried out mind-numblingly boring jobs and factory owners had what they wanted -  an obedient low-paid workforce.  Employees were effectively "cogs in a machine" as Seth Godin points out in the book …

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Added by Marie-Claire Ross on February 2, 2014 at 9:45pm — No Comments

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