The Presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill says the oil and gas industry needs to take bold action to make it clear that business will no longer be conducted as usual in the Gulf of Mexico. In a nutshell, one section of the report says BP and other companies working in the Gulf need […]
RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition to Address Emerging Risks and Economic Challenges Largest gathering of risk professionals takes place April 19-23 in Orlando NEW YORK (April 14, 2009) – Emerging risks and the impact of the current economic situation will be two of the topics covered at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) […]
Sometimes, when safety people go out on a plant floor, other employees go the other way. Why? Because it’s often perceived that safety people find things that are wrong and then fix them. The result: resentment and fear. Addiction to blame often undermines safety programs and employee engagement. Blame often arises from Root Cause Analyses […]
Companies use a lot of different methods to staff their safety committees. One company believes its method of choosing committee members has helped it reduce incidents and injuries — and that has a positive impact on its insurance costs.
Good news for safety managers who hold certification in the field: A new survey says you’re likely making more money than safety managers who aren’t certified. And safety manager salaries are up overall from two years ago.
A few weeks ago, cable news seemed saturated with news about the swine flu outbreak in Mexico and its spread to the U.S. Did government officials and the media over-react?
The federal government has tried once again to issue regulations that will prevent fatalities due to fatigued workers in a safety-sensitive industry, and this time officials addressed the costs associated with the new rules. Was this a good compromise?
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