December EHS News Roundup

December EHS News Roundup

By Tytti RekosuoBlog

Welcome to Pro-Sapien’s monthly EHS News Roundup. At the end of each month, we will put together relevant news articles and topics that we think could interest our network. We will post our roundups here on the blog section of our website.

The Danger of Worker Fatigue

The Danger of Worker Fatigue

By Code Red SafetyBlog

From the Exxon Valdez’s oil spill to the world’s largest nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, fatigue is dangerous and has no place in the workplace. Worker fatigue is caused by continuous lack of sleep (less than 8 hours a night, on average), long work hours, inclement weather condition, or by work that is physically and mentally demanding, such as in the construction and oil industries. As fatigue reduces a worker’s alertness, errors and injury ensues. Proper sleep during the workweek and the right amount of rest during off-hours will help the workplace stay safe.

Incident Management: 3 Methods For A No Blame Safety Culture

Incident Management: 3 Methods For A No Blame Safety Culture

By Tytti RekosuoBlog

Every organization should understand that the overall aim of incident management is to decrease incidents and learn from past events. If the investigation attempts merely to find someone to blame for, employees easily become reluctant to report. This article provides three points that can help shape workplace culture built on “no blame, no fear, learn”.

November EHS News Roundup

November EHS News Roundup

By Tytti RekosuoBlog

Welcome to Pro-Sapien’s monthly EHS News Roundup. At the end of each month, we will put together relevant news articles and topics that we think could interest our network. We will post our roundups here on the blog section of our website. Alternatively, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Just Get To The Bottom Of It

Just Get To The Bottom Of It

By Robert SamsBlog

Could a systematic approach blind us from the other, less rational reasons behind an incident? Common tools and models used for incident investigation tend to emphasise mechanistic approaches, whilst some of the causes may have been influenced by social psychological factors. In this guest blog, Robert Sams discusses the limitations of a rational system and the ways in which it could be improved.