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Awesome Power of Electricity

Posted on 14 February 2018

In 1977 I went to work in the electrical utility industry not really understanding the risk that I faced each day.  At the time OSHA was saving a section of the regulation that today is known as CFR 1910.269.  Today I work with many utilities in the U.S., Canada, and in other parts of the […] continue reading

Safety Environment: Where Do You Fit in the Plan?

Posted on 6 February 2018

When it comes to accomplishing anything in life the people involved must realize that action is a requirement.  You can sit around in meetings and plan, discuss, and draw diagrams on the whiteboard until you are out of ideas, breath, and ink.  At some point you have to get up and move towards the goal […] continue reading

Think, Then Check Before You Act!

Posted on 30 January 2018

I tell audiences all the time that safety is a head game.  If you think you are safe because you believe your actions will reduce the risk, you will likely succeed.  Keep in mind that it is important to know how to “see the risk” so you will apply proper mitigation.  For this reason we […] continue reading

Do We Need Better Safety Rules?

Posted on 23 January 2018

“Keep safety simple” is my motto.  There is a feeling that safety rules make people safe, but it is the act of following the rules that reduces the risk of an event leading to injuries or death.  In more than 25 years as a consultant and previously 17 years of working in industry I can […] continue reading

It is a good time to look around…

Posted on 15 January 2018

We spend a lot of time talking safety.  Be careful out there, follow the rules, take time to do it safe, etc, etc, etc., but are we taking time to walk around and look for hazards?  This past year I heard from many people that they never see leadership in the workplace, and many leaders […] continue reading

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