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Workplace Safety Well Demonstrated in Pipeline Transportation Industry

June 12, 2014 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

Pipeline workers are much safer than the average in the workplace. Following the latest release of the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses from the Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS),experts in the safety industry have taken notice. Pipeline workers have incurred fewer injuries, few inspections, high wages, and no fatalities. Reports for Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) are also notable. 

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Comprehensive Workplace Safety Programs Emphasize Psychological Safety

June 10, 2014 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Employees naturally want to feel “psychologically safe” when they express emotions, air complaints, or make suggestions. You know your workplace is psychologically safe when employees take interpersonal risks when communicating with team members and up the chain of command.

The opportunity to embed a true culture of learning and safety is impaired when ideas and information are suppressed. People who want to maintain group harmony at all costs or who fear being ignored, mocked, reprimanded, or even fired for pointing out unsafe conditions aren’t likely to speak up. Who wants to climb out on the proverbial limb while others are vigorously sawing at its base?

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Evolution of Workplace Safety Yields Four Steps for Safer Working Environments

June 06, 2014 - Posted by Todd Hohn

In the aftermath of ASSE’s Safety 2014, industry professionals can be reminded of the continuous evolution of safety precautions, regulations, and products. The impact of safety in the workplace has been great and will continue to improve through innovative products coupled with responsible procedures in the U.S. and globally.

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Turbine Manufacturers Should Rethink Their Workplace Safety Programs

May 22, 2014 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

Manufacturers of turbines and turbine generators (NAICS 333611) employed 29,184 workers across 331 establishments in 2012. Average wages were a relatively high $85,450 per year compared to the U.S. average of $49,200.

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Topics: workplace safety, OSHA, occupational safety, OSHA DART rate, safety culture