“Simply requesting that employees ‘remain situationally aware’ is not a strategy informed by science and will always be met with skepticism and flawed execution,” says Rajni Walia of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability. “We need to consider how we can improve situational awareness when it matters most.”
Washington — Embattled Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta announced his resignation July 12 amid the fallout over his involvement in financier Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal in a 2008 sexual abuse case in Florida.
OSHA’s serious injury and fatality reporting requirements have been in effect for four years. Don Martin of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability looks at the numbers and offers suggestions for improving the reporting system.
Washington – Already in its longest period without a permanent administrator, OSHA will have to wait even longer, as Scott Mugno has withdrawn from consideration as the agency’s assistant secretary of labor, according to a Bloomberg Law report published May 15.
“Companies that fail in safety often are those that limit their strategy to ‘quick-fix’ approaches with no long-term vision of what they’re aiming to achieve,” says Guillermo Díaz of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, who poses five questions to safety leaders.