General Safety Articles INDEX (121 postings as of 11/12/15)
NSC's Safety Professional Salary Survey 2015
According to the results of the survey, the average safety professional is a man. More than three-quarters (77.6 percent) of respondents were male, while only 22.4 percent were female. Another defining feature: age. Nearly two-fifths (17.4 percent) of the respondents are at least 60 years old, and more than half (54.3 percent) are at least 50 years old. Only 3 percent are younger than 30. Survey results also show that the average safety professional earns a healthy paycheck. Nearly one-third (31.7 percent) of respondents earn at least $100,000 a year, and more than half (54.5 percent) earn at least $80,000 a year.
S+H presents additional findings from the survey...
Amazing forklift animations, a must see
MANY THANKS to our longtime supporter/member at SAFTENG, Mr. Hardy for sharing these with our FaceBook group. Although retired, Mr. Hardy is still a safety professional through and through!
NFPA’s Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW)
The Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) is a professional credential that demonstrates a working knowledge of NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. By meeting the experience and training requirements and then taking and passing the CESW exam, this certification will set you apart and show the world that you uphold the highest professional standard when it comes to electrical safety practice and implementation. The CESW certification program consists of a set of eligibility requirements (completed prior to program application), a 100 question computer-based examination (with a retest process in the event that you do not pass the exam), and a set of recertification requirements (based on a points system) that must be completed within a three-year time period following the initial certification.
Video: Jim Pauley, President of NFPA, announces the new CESW certification.
CLICK HERE for more on this new safety certification.
Safety Culture Lessons from the GM Ignition Switch Internal Investigation (BSEE Blog Post)
This article was written By: Michael Farber, Senior Advisor to the Director of BSEE and I am posting it here as there is no means to "share" this great piece via social media.
General Motors (GM) recently released the findings of its internal investigation into the various failures that led to 12 fatalities and many injuries resulting from collisions caused by faulty ignitions switches in a number of its models. The company found that the ignition switches failed to keep the cars powered in certain circumstances, but they initially did not understand that this failure would prevent airbags from deploying. The internal investigation determined that there were at least 54 frontal-impact collisions in which airbags did not deploy as a result of the faulty ignition switches. GM used the faulty switches for 11 years without issuing any type of recall.
GM’s experience provides a window into how companies of any size and sophistication can lapse into systemic problems that can result in tragic consequences. Lessons learned from the GM experience can be applied to offshore oil and gas operations, as well as any other industry where lives are at stake every day. These lessons include: