With Super Bowl Sunday behind us, what better time to tackle my favorite topics. Sports? Occupational Health and Safety? Game on.
Each year brings major news stories that illustrate the terrible consequences of inadequate safety, risk management and governance practices. 2012 is proving to be no different with a cruise ship catastrophe, mere weeks into the year. As of this writing – there are 11 people confirmed dead and 21 missing; and criticism has been rampant […]
We are excited to announce that UL has been chosen by OSHA as an authorized training provider as part of their Outreach Training Program. OSHA has been committed to ensuring that the caliber of their online programs match their dedication to the health and safety of employees and their workplaces.
I’m frequently asked my opinion about the most effective training format. Browsing through LinkedIn safety posts, I came across an interesting conversation where a safety manager was inquiring about the best way to conduct new hire orientation. This person was considering computer-based methods as an alternative to instructor-led training.
When I was a senior medical student, I became obsessed with finding the reason why certain of my professors and fellow students were so much better at medical diagnosis than I was. My search for the answer led me to the mathematics of probability theory. I continued my research when I was a surgery resident […]
It’s the time of year when prognosticators hold forth. I might as well add my voice to the chorus.
This week, I traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to the ASSE Prove It: Measuring Safety Performance Symposium and co-presented with Dave Duden of Deloitte. Our session was titled “Analytics: A New Approach to Performance Management.” Over 200 safety and health professionals were in introduced to this new approach at this symposium.
On November 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that the 2010 incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work was 2 ½ times higher in health care support workers than in the population as a whole. And the rate is increasing: musculoskeletal disorder […]
We knew it was coming: OSHA has announced an initiative to crack down on healthcare industries by initiating special emphasis programs to address alarming injury stats in healthcare environments. Newly released data from The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that the incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries is increasing among healthcare […]
Game #7: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers.