The majority of injuries occur when workers are completing routine jobs. Find out how to tackle complacency in the workplace.
Until safety shows some risk maturity and embraces fallibility, curiosity and diversity, it will always be “a few tools short of a toolbox”.
Safety signs are a powerful tool for visual safety communication, however, they can cause misunderstandings and increase risk if not correctly used. Find out more about how to use safety icons in the workplace.
We don’t know when emergencies will occur, so it’s always good time to consider emergency preparedness. Unfortunately, humans get caught off-guard because of the Example Rule.
Questions asked by our audience about Safety Risk Assessment, such as what is the difference between Job Safety Analysis and Risk Assessment? This and more answered by A. Gray of Pro-Sapien and D. Smith of JSA Services.
Risk Assessment (RA) helps managers understand where hazards are in the workplace. But what’s the process for Risk Assessment Review?
Since its inception in the 1940s, industrial hygiene has become mandatory. Consequently, all North American and the majority of Western employers implement an industrial hygiene – or if you’re in Europe – program. Unfortunately, as the industrial hygienist’s role falls under the EHS umbrella, we often overlook their unique responsibilities. So, what makes an industrial … Read More
Slips, trips and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the US. During the winter months, ice and snow conditions bring new hazards that require preventative measures to be put in place. Read more and find out what safety professionals can do to protect employees.
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.