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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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Establishing Latest Quality Systems in medical device and pharmaceutical industries

Establishing Quality Systems is one of the central aspects of a medical device and/or pharmaceutical organization. Establishment of Quality Systems is also a regulatory requirement, as set out by the FDA and the ISO.The process of establishment of Quality Systems for FDA-regulated medical devices industries is set out in 21 CFR Part 820. Further, the ISO has its standard for how to establish Quality Systems in medical devices industries –the ISO 13485 standard –which has to be implemented as…See More
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OSHA and Machine Guard Door Safety???

We have what we feel is not a unique situation and were wondering if anyone might of run across this challenge and know more about the requirements.  We are building a small machine system that includes some pneumatic components and some heated plates inside a small guard system.  We include emergency stops on the machine and if they are actuated it removes all electric current and dumps all air pressure from the machine.  We have several electrically interlocked doors that can be opened to…See More
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OSHA and Machine Guard Door Safety???

We have what we feel is not a unique situation and were wondering if anyone might of run across this challenge and know more about the requirements.  We are building a small machine system that…Continue

Tags: electric, osha, air, door, interlocked

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OSHA 500 and 510 9 Replies

Hey Guys,How many of you have taken the 510 and 500 OSHA Trainer course? I am thinking about taking these 2 classes and become an OSHA trainer for my company. What are your guys thoughts on the…Continue

Started by Alfred Good. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

OSHA Training, Standards & Best Practices 3 Replies

Get trained on OSHA regulations affecting your industry through online webinars, learn the best practices, and download quality standards, checklists and news articles. Listen to experts on best…Continue

Tags: Webinar, Training, 2011, OSHA, compliance

Started by admin. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

FORKLIFT TRAINING CLASSES 21 Replies

Any ideas on how to make Forklift Training Classes more interesting and fun?

Started by Marcia Whatley. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

Our Safety in Their Hands 16 Replies

This thought provoking workplace safety infographic features the top 5 organizations that have made the biggest impact on occupational health and safety. It features the U.S governments OSHA,…Continue

Started by Lorenzo Miguel. Last reply by Mymic Mar 15.

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