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Creating a safety culture: Situation at BP Alaska shows it never ends

Once you get your safety culture “right,” is that it – mission accomplished? Some recent reporting about BP’s Alaska operations shows it’s a never-ending challenge.  [Read more…]

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Judge throws out $2.38M in fines to Tesoro in explosion that killed 7 workers

A judge’s decision to vacate $2.38 million in fines against a Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, WA, came as a shock to state safety officials who now say they’ll appeal the ruling.  [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp insurer opposes OSHA position on safety incentive programs

A provider of workers’ compensation insurance is challenging OSHA’s assertion that safety incentive programs that reward low injury rates discourage employees from reporting when they’re hurt on the job.  [Read more…]

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$1.6 billion (yep, with a B) penalty for fatal explosion

A California utility will pay the largest penalty ever of its type in connection with an explosion in 2010 that killed eight people. Next, regulators intend to look at the company’s overall safety culture.  [Read more…]

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CSB chief: DuPont has safety culture problem

Have DuPont’s safety programs, which it markets to other companies, just suffered an embarrassing black eye?  [Read more…]

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Top challenges faced by safety pros now

We asked safety pros what their #1 single biggest safety challenge is right now. Here are the results of Safety News Alert’s exclusive research:  [Read more…]

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After multi-fatality, railroad to monitor engineer alertness

Following a crash that killed four people and injured 70 last year, the Metro-North Railroad that provides service between New York City and Connecticut has released its 100-day action plan to, among other things, improve its safety performance.  [Read more…]

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Feds say poor safety culture to blame for railroad’s deaths, crashes

On-time performance trumped safety, according to a report from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) about the troubled Metro-North Railroad that provides service between New York City and Connecticut. In December, a crash killed four people. [Read more…]

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Study: Good safety boosts the bottom line

A recent study shows companies with good safety records are likely to have good overall financial performance, too. [Read more…]

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Study: Near-miss reporting improves safety culture

Do near-miss reporting programs improve workplace safety? Early results from a study seem to say they do. [Read more…]

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