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Is Your Organizational Culture Undermining Your Process Safety Management Efforts?

In 2007, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued its final report on the 2005 explosion and fire at the BP Texas City Refinery. In addition to examining human factors and process safety deficiencies that directly contributed to the explosion, the CSB looked—for the first time in its history—directly at the corporate safety […]

A New Lifting App from NIOSH

Manual lifting results in hundreds of thousands of injuries per year and millions of dollars in lost productivity, insurance claims, and related costs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has come to the rescue with a new app that brings the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) to an app for smart phones.

Ensure Compliance with New Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements

On November 28, 2016, the EPA published the final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, providing a much-needed update to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulations. By enhancing facility safety and the communication of onsite risks to emergency responders, the revisions are a significant attempt to address the challenges hazardous waste […]

Is Inadequate Leadership Undermining Your Process Safety Management Efforts?

In the wake of the explosion at the BP Texas City Refinery in 2010, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Identification Board (CSB) noted that leadership failures had materially contributed to the conditions that led to the disaster. Leadership at the plant had, over a period of years, distanced itself from the personnel who were in […]

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5 Steps for Successfully Managing Diversity

Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.

Workplace Visitors Sample Policy, Plus 14 Key Points

Every organization should have a policy concerning workplace visitors. These policies not only protect the visitors, they also protect the safety and security of your workplace and your workforce. Allowing strangers to wander through company facilities “at will” poses risks. Not only can workplace visitors distract employees, which could cause an accident, but the visitors […]