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Hazard/Risk

Knowing the Hazards

Here’s today’s question about hazards: things that can hurt you.

Think back in time to all the times you got hurt – including the minor cuts and scrapes, bumps and bruises, and the close calls where you almost got hurt…

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Leadership

A Real Safety Leader

In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, as you rightly assumed, Paul has turned over the reins to one our consultants, Wayne Pignolet. Wayne shares his story about deers and safety leadership.

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Hazard/Risk

Danger: Falling Objects

Some companies have a rule about working under a suspended load: in a word, DON’T.

Every company safety rule on the planet exists for a simple reason: something bad happened, and the rule will make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Hazard/Risk

Safe to Assume?

In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, as you probably assumed, Paul discusses the assumptions we all make… and don’t assume you know what he is going to say. You might be surprised.

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Hazard/Risk

Assuming That

When it comes to our personal safety – at work and at home – we make a huge number of assumptions about things and people every day. Little ones and big ones.

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Compliance

Common Practice

In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, Paul starts with an investigation into a fatality, sure there’s a lot to learn about getting meaningful investigation findings, but don’t stop there this is really about navigating a very large ship, in a very narrow channel, with lots of cross current and other traffic — changing direction. In the end it is about getting great safety performance. They say there is no silver bullet for getting great safety results, that may be true, but there are a few key fundamental things that are the difference that make the difference. Paul reveals them this month. I’ll be interested to hear what you think after you finish “Common Practice”.

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Hazard/Risk

Victims of Culture

Culture is best defined as “the way things really are around here.” That means every operation everywhere in the world has a safety culture.

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Compliance

On The Road – Again

In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, from a restaurant in Siberia, Paul examines the differences and similarities of the challenges supervisors and managers face leading people to work safe the world over, including one very important challenge.

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Hazard/Risk

Good Questions

In our classes, we like to ask Darn Good Questions. Here are a few that you might want to answer – or, even better, ask others.

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Safe Spaces?

In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul examines the case of a self-driving car and cyclist—actually a cyclist walking her bike across the street. You might have read the headlines. Below the headlines there is a lot to learn and take back to the shop floor to make sure every one goes home alive and well at the end of each and every shift. By the way, when I started to read Paul’s article I did not see his take on the lessons to be learned coming at all.

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A Simple Job

This month Paul examines lessons learned from a fatality doing a “Simple” clean-up job at a restaurant. The discussion is central to understanding how we perceive hazards and take risks. He provides some very interesting insight into the things that can get someone hurt, hurt seriously, or worse.

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Ever Vigilant

Recognizing what can hurt you is a constant and never-ending process. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you happen to be doing, you need to be on the lookout for what can hurt you.

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Earbud Nation

This month Paul examines lessons learned from a highway construction fatality where earbuds were involved. The discussion is central to understanding hazards and risk both personally and for those you work with. This may be the most important newsletter that Paul has written and he has written a lot of good ones.

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Fatal Assumptions

Making assumptions may make work and life easier, but it does not make life and work safer. In fact, it often works in exactly the opposite way.

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Work Done Here

This month Paul examines lessons learned from improvised tools and work methods where the odds of a hazard are a lot higher and there is a potential for creative problem solvers to be taking too much risk.

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Improvisation

Sometimes solutions are the stuff of genius. But not every one of those solutions turns out to be great – or safe. Here’s just such a case. 

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Go – or Stop?

This month in Go —or Stop? Paul examines lessons learned from another first day on the job in industry. This one went totally different than my first day but also made a lasting impression and offers some very important lessons not to be soon forgotten.

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Asking “Should?”

Brand new to the world of industry, it’s your first day on the job. You’ve been given your first assignment: a seemingly simple clean up task. Having been given no training, getting ready to start…

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Managing Risk: The Right Stuff

This month in Managing Risk: The Right Stuff Paul examines lessons learned about managing risk in the space program. He provides four very important lessons that need to be understood about risk and sending people, to the moon and/or home alive and well at the end of each and every day.

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