Monthly Archives: January 2016


Safety Should be Permanent for Temps

Safety should always be permanent in workplaces, even those with temporary or contract workers. While temps might not be part of your regular payroll, they are not less human than your staff, and safety can be every bit as important (and should be) for everyone on a job site, regardless of a worker's employment status. [...]

2017-05-09T10:22:21+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Safety Matters|

The Semantics of an ‘Accident’

So when is an accident not an accident? It is a matter of semantics and understanding the definition. For those who read this blog loyally, you know that I tend to use the word "incident" far more than I use the word "accident." There are some in the public or among safey professionals who can [...]

2017-05-09T10:22:23+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Grinding Out Best Safety Practices – Part III

Now, we are grinding to a halt. So to speak. Over the last week, I have been going over a recent article in the November 2015 issue of Professional Safety magazine that discussed best safety practices when operating and working around an abrasive wheel grinder, which is so common in certain worksites where repairs and manufacturing [...]

2017-05-09T10:22:24+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Safety Matters|

Grinding Out Best Safety Practices

Maintaining and manufacturing safety is a full-time job virtually anywhere. But when there is a single piece of machinery that can cause a tremendous amount of human damage, safety professionals like us need to pay attention. And it happens to be a tool that is common machinery, maintaining and manufacturing many notable risks to human [...]

2017-05-09T10:22:27+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Reaching Teens: Making Safety Cool?

Believe it or not, safety does not sound cool to the younger generation. Chances are decent that the word "safety" might be spoken around teenagers, but what they hear is "parents controlling your every move so you stay alive, which means we do nothing fun." Those of us who have or have had to raise [...]

2017-05-09T10:22:29+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Safety Matters|

New Year 2016: Resolve to Renew Inspiration

Robert Pater is nothing if not a warrior for good safety leadership. He is someone who has clearly made this his life's work, and he has been pretty reliable in making informative articles in Professional Safety magazine, as well as in books, discussing the power and need for leadership when it comes to sound occupational health [...]

2017-05-09T10:22:31+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Safety Matters|

New Year 2016: Resolve to Lead

It is the new year, and I hope to goodness the first resolution you have is not to be reading this with a hangover. Would hate to see one resolution fall by the wayside so soon. In the hopes that you have that resolution still in place, here is hoping that you not only have [...]

2017-05-09T10:22:34+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Safety Matters|