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S.T.A.T.: Safety Today Avoids Tragedy

In 1998, the Thunder Creek Gas Services, LLC Company was established with just over a handful of employees as a joint venture to build a gathering and transportation system for natural gas in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Since that time, the enterprise has grown into a successful organization of currently almost 40 employees with locations in Gillette and Douglas, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado.

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When Developing Safety Action Plans, Don't Forget Behaviors!

Incidents can happen even in safe workplaces, because human behavior is unpredictable. That was certainly the case when a warehouse employee of the Suwanee, Georgia, location of Embraco North America (ENA), a sales, R&D, and distribution center for Embraco—a world leader in the manufacture of refrigeration compressors—was unlucky enough to be involved in a frightening situation. “We had an employee who was wrapping a pallet.

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Align your Observation Checklists and Safety Committees

by Terry McSween, Ph.D.

One of the questions often asked in early discussions about implementing a Values Based Safety® (VBS) process is, “How many observation checklists are required for an effective process?” Sometimes the question is worded a bit differently, “Can we have an effective behavioral safety process using a single checklist?”

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