Late last week I received a phone call that anyone with elderly parents would dread receiving- my 86yo father had taken a fall and had hurt himself and was being taken to hospital. Following numerous x-rays and scans, it was confirmed that he had a wedge fracture of the T3 and would require a brace for 3 months or so, along with rehab and other support. Knowing dad, he'll fight like hell to get through this and overcome it- this is a guy who has had three elbow replacements a
This week I posted a couple of videos and a short post regarding risk and management. The links to these are: Discussion Video, Short Post and Promo Video. The reality is, we're surrounded by hazards. Every day we make decisions, often with no real thought, that could impact us. If we look at the work front, there are many forms of risk management tools and processes from Take 5's, HAZOP's, Hierarchy of Controls, Bowties, and others. And in principle, they all have their plac
Earlier this week, I did a video in which I spoke about 13 tips for Safety Professionals to consider when planning for 2020 and beyond. Feel free to check out the video at this link 13 Tips for Safety Pros Here they are again with some further explanation- 1. Safety is hard work- Safety Pro’s need to work hard and persevere, despite hurdles put in front of us. We need to be aware that we're juggling many expectations from employees on the floor to senior managers and beyond.