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October 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World

Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World



Source: Karl E. Weick and Karlene H. Roberts, “Collective Mind in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks,” Administrative Science Quarterly 3 (1993): 357. DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Ya gotta watch the video below - turn it up LOUD - then go back to work and think whether…

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Added by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Social Media Safety

Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media



cyber safety There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; Turkle (2011) Alone Together and Keen (2007, 2012) The Cult of the Amateur and… Continue

Added by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:03pm — No Comments

The Manual Handling Secret

The Manual Handling Secret



image One of the great challenges of safety is effective manual handling. One in three of all injuries in the Australian workplace are due to manual handling issues. For years we have been developing programs, codes of practice and regulations to help minimize this problem – but little did I realize we have been missing the secret. Whilst some thought compliance was made… Continue

Added by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Safety Measuring Does Things to People

‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it)



safety measurement It has become fashionable for organisations to use positive or leading indicators as a way to ‘measure’ their risk and safety ‘performance’. Leaders in some organisations have proudly told me how they are ‘progressive’, ‘generative’ and ‘world class’ because they focus on leading indictors and ‘the stuff that… Continue

Added by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Fire Safety Awareness Generated by Red Cross during the Fire Prevention Month

October is the National Fire Prevention Month. Although the fire safety campaigns continue for the whole month, rather all the year round, the second week of October is designated as the fire safety week.

Sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), this one month long fire safety prevention campaign has its roots dating back to 1871. It was during that year when the Great Chicago Fire incident occurred.…

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Added by Patrick Bell on October 8, 2014 at 2:15am — No Comments

Art of Persuasion and Safety leadership

I recently hosted a one day senior management workshop for a group of 20 managers.  The main purpose to change their attitudes and behaviours in regards to safety, management and leadership.

I decided to approach the workshop using techniques that would inspire them to look at how they interact at different levels with the workforce and most importantly develop their style of communication.

Throughout the training I only used the actual word “Safety” less than a dozen times.…

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Added by Wayne Harris on October 5, 2014 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Why Investigate Incidents or Accidents, No One Else Thinks We Should?

We have all heard it before, “why does the safety guy insist on investigating all incidents, it’s just wasting everyone’s time and slowing down the job” or “You don’t understand these things happen all the time so why bother?…

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Added by Wayne Harris on October 5, 2014 at 10:42pm — No Comments

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[General Industry] What is your workplace's policy on headphones? Working on one currently.

I have been tasked to create a headphones (and cell phone) policy for my employer. I am relatively new to this company, but so far they've let everyone listen to headphones and mess around with their…Continue

Tags: general, industry, distraction, music, phone

Started by Kyle C. Johnson on Friday.

AI Machine Learning In Businesses How wоuld уоu define a small buѕinеѕѕ, thе number оf реrѕоnеl, thе size оf the budget, оr ѕаlеѕ?

How wоuld уоu define a small buѕinеѕѕ, thе number оf реrѕоnеl, thе size оf the budget, оr ѕаlеѕ?However you define уоur оwn ѕmаll business, it tоо can tаkе advantage оf thе AI/ …Continue

Tags: elite, crest, technologies, intelligence, Artificial

Started by emmablisa Dec 10.

Distracted Driving 1 Reply

****WARNING**** Despite the fact that this is a life event portrayed by actors, it's graphic. This video should be part of…Continue

Tags: texting, fatality, safety, car, driving

Started by Wendy. Last reply by Jen McDade Dec 5.

Safety update: OSHA announces fit-test procedures 1 Reply

Fabricators as well as other workers may be required to use respirators to protect themselves from inhaling fumes, particles, or dust when performing cutting, grinding, welding, coating, or painting,…Continue

Tags: online, training, Safety, workplace, PPE

Started by Safety Training International. Last reply by Jen McDade Dec 4.

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