Today marks the end of Workers’ Memorial Week (April 22-29). During this week we honor the many individuals who have lost their lives while on the job. If you think workplace fatalities are “few and far between” it’s time to look at some hard numbers.
In my twenties, I felt comfortable in my life, satisfied with my career, and the idea that I could be disabled by an accident of any kind seemed as distant as anything could be. That was true even when I was employed as a federal inspector and looking for potential hazards and safety violations on
Last week, I had the privilege of meeting with employees at Par Pharmaceutical in Irvine, CA. I was invited to speak on “Finding the Safety Champion Within” to help kick-off of their SAVE YOUR BUDDY Safety Pledge initiative. This is an incredibly important step in their quest to be be a Safety First company, and
This article wraps up our special 3-part series on Workplace Safety. Part I dealt with the introduction of basic safety measures during the industrial revolution. Part II focused on the additional improvements that came about due to legislative action and the costs associated with catastrophic incidents. In this article, I describe the fundamental aspects of
For the past few decades, the primary driver behind safety improvements is coming from employers themselves. Companies today operate in a very different environment than that of just 50 or 100 years ago.
This last week I had the honor of speaking to employees of Jacobs, one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services in the world. They employ over 54,000 employees in more than 230 countries worldwide. I spoke on the topic of Workplace Safety, over the course of two sessions
The concept of Workplace Safety has had a relatively long history in our business and industrial culture. In fact, many people reading this have some firsthand knowledge of the safety standards and procedures at their place of work. But what exactly is Workplace Safety and why does it matter? This is the first in a
June is National Safety month. Over the years, I’ve spoken to many companies and corporations about the importance of having a strategy for improving health and safety in the workplace, at home and everywhere you go. Teamwork on the job isn’t just for productivity – it also helps the organization as a whole stay incident
I recently had the honor of speaking to employees at Chemours Company in Ingleside, TX. Chemours is a $6 billion global company and a leader in titanium technologies and other chemical solutions. They are committed to “harnessing the power of chemistry as a catalyst to help the ordinary become the extraordinary.” I arrived at the
Speaking about a strategy for improving health and safety in the work environment using Teamwork to lead the way! In this post, I invite readers to assess their own lifestyles and see how their routine and environment contribute to their own health and safety on and off the job. I also provide a few tips