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.
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?
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.
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.