PDC News

Behavior-Based Safety: The good, the bad and the ugly

March 24, 2017

Open Highway

Behavior-Based Safety, is the most commonly used process to obtain improvements in injury reduction. Its core components are so powerful that it is hard to imagine how it won't get great results. Per Bill Sims, failures and lukewarm BBS systems have these in common: 1) You didn't do your homework; 2) You bought off the shelf, not customized; 3) Too complex; 4) Your leaders weren't involved; 5) You didn't know when to ask for help; 6) You don't know how to deliver feedback, recognition and celebrate success.

Addressing Worker Fatigue Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry

March 15, 2017

The oil and gas extraction industry continues to experience an elevated fatality rate. One of the most troubling aspects is the role of fatigue, particularly as the industry continues to experience the detrimental impacts of competitive business demands on safe behaviors at the individual and organizational levels. While API 755 FRMS focuses on sleep/shift, it does not address the high physical and cognitive demands that workers encounter.

Spotting Safety Legal Land Mines

March 15, 2017

Caution Sign

OSHA’s landscape continues to evolve, whether its recent changes in areas such as recordkeeping, increased penalties, post-accident drug testing, whistleblower investigations and temporary employees, or leadership changes underway in the new administration. Many of these changes present employment law landmines that we, as OSH professionals, need to recognize so we can help our employers strategically navigate to avoid mistakes.

Leveraging Generational Differences to Enhance Workplace Safety

March 15, 2017

In early 2016, Millennials (ages 18-34 in 2015) surpassed Baby Boomers (ages 51-69) as the nation's largest living generation. This is a dramatic change for Baby Boomers who have long enjoyed an outsized presence and influence compared to other generations. This is particularly true in the workplace, where each generation’s differing perceptions, values and interests come into play each day. The media has often characterized these differences as significant, saying these two generations can’t coexist and have a very challenging time working together.

Rolling Owner Controlled Insurance Program (ROCIP) Provides Additional Safety In Building American Highways

March 15, 2017

Open Highway

Many of us spend hours on the road, whether it’s driving for work, running errands or taking a driving vacation. It’s easy to take the roadways for granted as we move from one destination to another, but the reality is many thousands of workers are involved in building America’s highway infrastructure and keep them safe while also keeping the travelling public moving is an inherently risky activity. This becomes even more challenging the in face of dwindling funds.

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