Introducing TIPS – Today’s Incident Prevention System

Notwithstanding the claims promoted by many companies of their million upon millions of hours of work done without a loss time incident, we are all very much aware that accidents happen.  (If interested on my thoughts on the incident reporting scam please read this blog post – Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Loss Time Injuries). […]

Vapor Intrusion in the Workplace

I have previously discussed volatile compounds that are generated in the workplace from day-to-day activities and the hazards that they can pose to workers –Volatile Compounds in the Workplace: Part 1 VOCs. But, there is another less obvious source of volatile compounds in the workplace, and from my experience a source that is seldom considered […]

Wacky HSE Regulations from Around the World – Part 2: Growing Pains

Wacky HSE Regulations from Around the World – Part 2: Growing Pains In last week’s blog post I discussed, what I term, HSE first-world problems –  regulations that are overly complex that feed an industry of consultants, lawyers and bureaucrats with no approachable benefits to worker health or safety or environmental protection. Unfortunately, these overly […]