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Good and Bad Safety Checklists

Checklists can be important, both in everyday life and at work. Checklists are great at getting us organized, and are good for keeping us on the right track when we are going through a process that takes several steps due to its complexity or time. (Imagine how important that checklist is when you are buying [...]

2017-10-16T17:25:28+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Tanks but No Tanks: Gauging the Benefits

Now that we have established that there are tools in place and available that could prevent many of the unfortunate incidents that result in injuries or death with tanker trucks, maybe we can finally get through to everyone who has not used a fill gauges on their tankers and convince them that doing so would [...]

2017-10-16T13:47:07+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Tanks but No Tanks: Gauging the Options

Lately we've been spending some blog space working on the very preventable workplace hazard of workers and drivers around tanker trucks that we see on the roads all the time, carrying oil, natural gas, fertilizer, and other materials that have hazardous or dangerous risks to them. Tanker truck incidents are relatively rare compared to may [...]

2017-10-11T18:39:07+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Tanks but No Tanks: Gauging Safety

Cargo tankers are tricky when it comes to safety. There have been a number of incidents involving workers or drivers getting on top of these cargo tankers, which seem to be relatively safe, and yet a recent article in Professional Safety magazine brought home the reality that these tankers can have several hazards that put workers [...]

2017-10-09T19:13:05+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Tanks, but No Tanks: 3 Safety Case Studies

Preventable deaths are always frustrating, and just as tragic, if not more so, than any other death. When trying to drive home a point about safety, whether it's around cargo tankers, general traffic, heavy equipment or any other situation, being able to explain the point through case studies can be an effective tool in furthering [...]

2017-10-02T16:22:55+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Tanks, but No Tanks: Cargo Safety

When it comes to working with cargo tankers, it would actually be a good thing if a supervisor said, "You're grounded." Those could be the safest words you could ever hear. Cargo tankers are often some of the more dangerous vehicles on the road, not just for other drivers and vehicles but even for the [...]

2017-10-02T13:24:09+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Safety Matters|

The Power of Fear: 8 Tactics to Counteract It as a Leader

Leadership is not about being fearless. It's about standing up to the fear and not letting it take your power. In business, fear of change, fear of risk, fear of failure can seem like very real fears. But a leader should be able to stand in the face of this fear and do what is [...]

2017-09-25T15:55:40+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Safety Matters|

The Power of Fear: 11 Ways It Affects Leadership

Fear can be perhaps the most powerful emotion we have in our human arsenal. But rarely is it used in a productive way, and even more rarely is it used for good. And therein lies part of the problem with fear when in a leadership position. When you have a chance to make change and [...]

2017-09-25T12:19:00+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Safety Matters|

The Power of Fear: Can We Afford To Fear It?

President Franklin Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." I was never really sure if that was completely reassuring, but it was a line that kept America going in the throes of World War Ii and the Great Depression - both of which America came out victorious. But when [...]

2017-09-21T10:48:35+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Safety Matters|

Healthcare Workplace Violence Has Congress’ Attention

Healthcare has been under siege in several ways. We claim to want and need healthcare as some sort of human right, and yet we seem to treat it for granted, and many great servants of hte people are getting hurt or killed from doing their jobs. This is not even to discuss how the Affordable [...]

2017-09-18T10:45:00+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Safety Matters|