August 18, 2022
RJR Safety Inc is Growing!
RJR Safety Inc. is pleased to announce Melissa A. Heike, M.S., CSP is a Senior Health and Safety Consultant effective August 15, 2022. Melissa’s significant knowledge and experience will, again, be a great asset to clients and partners in the manufacturing, construction, and oil & gas indu .....View Entire Post
Safety Leadership in the O&G Industry – Training
West Virginia University Safety & Health Extension, through an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant has developed another outstanding training course titled “Fundamentals of Safety Leadership for the Oil & Gas Industry”. This training is a 3-hour course. Safety leadership is everyone on the tea .....View Entire Post
Changing the Informal Management System
The next step is to change the “informal” management system to remove the rewards for risky behaviors and encourage safe behaviors. As was reviewed in the January blog titled “Management System Rewards Risky Behaviors”, the “informal” management system where the Manager, Supervisor, and workers inte .....View Entire Post
OSHA 300A – Any Useful Information?
Many companies have had to complete and post their OSHA 300A Annual Summary for 2021. While it is an exercise required by OSHA, it also gives good indications as to how a company is doing more so as a lagging indicator. OSHA considers a Recordable Injury as being severe enough to require medical att .....View Entire Post
Management System Rewards Risky Behaviors
As was mentioned in the December 2021 blog titled “Risk Vs. Reward”, workers think of the reward first then they may or may not consider the risk. I contend that many worker behaviors and decisions, some resulting in unsafe behaviors or injuries or fatalities, are based upon the management system in .....View Entire Post
Risk Vs. Reward
What is the difference between risk versus reward and reward versus risk? Traditionally, Safety Professionals determine if the risk presented by a hazard/activity is tolerable or intolerable and worth the reward. Workers, generally, think of the reward first then they may or may not consider the ris .....View Entire Post
Annual Safety Training
As we are getting ready for the last quarter of 2021 and looking ahead to 2022, making plans, setting safety and business goals, and identifying safety and business objectives for 2022, one item to consider is that of the annual training required by OSHA regulations. We can work in the last quarter .....View Entire Post
As I plan for an upcoming family vacation, I have developed a short list of items to consider when planning. These items are in random order and some may apply to your situation and some may not. You can and should consider which items would you add to this list that would be applicable to [… .....View Entire Post