Do your employees understand company HSE policies?

A recent study of nearly 500 New Zealand employees in manufacturing, warehousing, and hospitality, found that a whopping 80 percent of workers were not able to complete hazard report forms, and two-thirds of these employees did not sufficiently understand written information about their company’s health and safety policies and procedures, and hazard information. In recent years, organizations […]

The most important questions to ask when making a JSA: ‘What are all the things that could go wrong?’ & ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’

Earlier this year, an Air Force sergeant at a warehouse in Florida was killed while transporting an airplane fueling boom. The incident occurred when the sergeant and another airman were moving the boom to a loading dock.  The sergeant locked the wheel brakes of two dollies, which had been set up on the dock to […]

BSEE Safety Alert – recent GOM incident

The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Gulf of Mexico OCS Region recently issued a Safety Alert regarding a fatality that occurred during platform well plug and abandonment activities. The findings indicated supervision, operational, equipment and organization errors. While the work team had conducted a pre-shift JSA meeting, the […]

OSHA White Paper – Injury and Illness Prevention Plans

In January 2012, OSHA published a white paper highlighting the importance of implementing an injury and illness prevention program (IIPP). OSHA describes IIPP as “a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards…before injuries, illnesses or deaths occur.” Identification and control of workplace hazards is critical to an effective IIPP, but even more […]