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Free-Falling with Style

Falls are usually not a good thing, but they can be purposeful and engineered for safety, such as in gymnastics.  With my daughter involved in the sport I couldn’t help but pay a little extra attention to the Olympic Games in Rio and the gymnastics coverage.  You can’t help but be impressed with the power and heights that both the ...

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Where’s the value in contractor vetting?

contractor safety

ISNetworld, BROWZ, First Verify, PICS, and other third party vetting providers serve to ensure that your health and safety programs and practices meet client requirements.  To put it another way, if you want a client’s business, you’d better have what the client is looking for.  The formal vetting of contractors to pre-qualify them for work has been around for a ...

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Managing fatigue to prevent injuries

Worker fatigue affects mood, motivation, attention, creativity, resilience, problem solving, and health. It also affects the safety of our coworkers.

Tired of hearing about fatigue management? We are a society of people that are constantly tired and stressed, and we struggle with making good decisions about our nutrition every day. Many of us are so accustomed to living with fatigue that it’s easy to overlook how it affects our safety consciousness and puts us and our co-workers at serious risk. ...

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Times are tough—5 reasons why you shouldn’t let up on safety during a downturn

To get great or even good safety performance results requires a commitment to resources.  Each safety-compliant worker is a company investment — time and money are poured into each employee to develop skills, a belief and the desire to approach safety as an integral part of their job.  What happens though, when the resource pipeline is empty?  What happens when ...

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The perfect accident storm

williston

There are many safety threats and challenges that face those working on oil and gas in the Williston area of the Bakken. None are greater than roadway safety, namely the operation of trucks and the increased traffic that they bring. Sharing the road with an 80,000 pound semi-truck is daunting on any stretch of road but a number of compounding ...

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