More specifically, the “O” word… For some, this might seem like preaching to the choir. Others have made a safety career out of fear mongering through the threat of legal action from OSHA. Since that statement alone is likely to garner some hate, let me just say this: If someone’s best argument for why safety should be done is because “OSHA says so,” they probably don’t have a very good grasp on… Read More
Read and heed if you want to avoid death threats Everyone who’s worked on a construction site has met the iron-fisted superintendent in this story (figuratively at least, I’m sorry if you’ve ever met the real guy). We’ll call him… Craig. Just like the villain in some of my previous posts. My apologies to any nice guys named Craig. Anyhoo Craig, as you can imagine, was a special kind of awful. He… Read More
I thought about calling this one “proudity edition,” but I doubt many would appreciate the irony… A thought occurred to me the other day whilst (I’m using that word for my UK Friends, and also for the fact that I’ve been using a pic of Shakespeare in this series) I was pondering our state of being in the safety world. When you think about it, ours is really a weird profession. Seriously…… Read More
In order for real change to take place, though, we have to start educating our leadership about what real progress in safety means. It’s not removing all the bumps and scrapes that lead to OSHA recordables.
We’ve got to get better at “racking and stacking” our risks.
One worker death is too many. It’s time we do something different.
Taking the path of less resistance and sticking with the status quo is a tempting option when faced with making a tough choice and standing against all odds just to maintain your integrity. Especially when there’s no guarantee you’ll make the right choice.
Of course, I’m talking about Ph probes used for recording scientific data. Are there even any other kinds of probes?