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04Jan 2022

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 which they work, the […]

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01Dec 2021

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 risk. One way to understand risk versus reward is […]

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03Sep 2021

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 of 2021 to […]

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01Aug 2021

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 […]

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05Jul 2021

On May 21, 2021, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report and associated materials into the October 2019 hydrogen sulfide release at the Aghorn Operating waterflood station in Odessa, Texas. This incident resulted in two fatalities, one was a worker and one was the spouse of the worker. There was potential for […]

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