True Accounts: It could happen to you Darryl was operating a large piece of mining equipment in an underground shaft when he noticed a small crack in the roof 11 feet above him. While he
Webster’s Dictionary defines complacency as: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. Complacency is perhaps one of the biggest problems we face in completing our day-to-day tasks. We are “used” to
Have you ever found yourself reading an incident report concerning an injury to a worker or damage to equipment and wondered “how in the world did that happen?” More than likely it happened because someone
If you think about safety, it seems that we all have a safety filter. This filter exists in the minds of the people as they work. It is this filter which stops us from doing
Are You Aware? According to a recent survey conducted by the National Safety Council, approximately one-third of workers in high hazard industries do not believe safety is valued. Divided out by industry, 58% of construction
Rushing is human nature It’s human nature to want to get a job done as quickly as possible Getting a task done in a hurry gives you: the ability to start your next task sooner
How Cell Phones Distract Visual – Eyes off the road Mechanical – Hands off the wheel Cognitive – Mind off driving Hands-free devices offer no safety benefit when driving Hands-free seen as a solution and
The September R.A.M.P. newsletter focuses on complacency and accident trends. Download the newsletter below to learn more.
Probably the most unpredictable type of accident is being struck by a moving object because it is usually out of the routine. Struck-by fatalities and severe injuries can result from: Falling Objects Loose or Shifting
The challenge of managing the aspects of occupational health and safety (OH&S) in the workplace can often feel overwhelming. There are many legal, moral and financial reasons for us to pay attention to OH&S obligations.