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The Two Fundamental Problems with "Safety"-Part II

Feb 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the previous article, we took a hard look at safety’s first problem – how it is studied.  As safety leaders, we are challenged with looking at issues or incidents, in circumstances where there is political pressure and a preference for short explanations.  If the safety issue cannot be condensed or explained with brevity, then an assumption exists or comes into play, that it is not well understood.  

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The Industrial Contractor's Guide to ISNetworld® Compliance

Jan 19, 2018 2:43:18 PM


About ISNetworld®

ISNetworld® is a data management company that offers verification services for large companies who contract with numerous suppliers. By contracting with ISNetworld®, these companies outsource the review and verification of safety, insurance and other requirements.

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The Two Fundamental Problems with Safety – Part I

Oct 20, 2017 9:12:00 AM

While occupational health and safety has come a long way in the last 50 years, it hasn’t been all sunshine and daisies. There are a number of aspects which still cause safety professionals and practitioners difficulty in the workplace. While some of these issues are directly related to how organizations and work are designed, some of them are self-inflicted. Recognizing our sphere of control and influence, it seems necessary to address these issues forthwith.

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Safety Scorecard Signs - Is It a Sign of The Times or Time for a Sign?

Aug 29, 2017 11:21:00 AM

It seems standard at almost every industrial plant you enter or drive by that there’s a sign that says ___ days since last accident (last reported injury, last lost time accident, last time anybody needed a Band-Aid, etc.).

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The 6 Essential Traits We Look for When Hiring Safety Professionals

Jul 29, 2017 2:58:48 PM

As an organization that receives resumes nearly every single day from safety “professionals” seeking new opportunities, one might think that the selection process must be daunting.  Fully assessing the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience necessary to perform the core functions of what safety professionals do doesn’t take place in one meeting or one phone interview.  It is a multi-tiered process that ensures that only the best candidates are even considered. 

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