Category: Video

How far away is death?

August 25th, 2015 by

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Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Severe Hand Injury – What is the Root Cause?

August 24th, 2015 by

This video is graphic. Don’t watch if the sight of blood makes you queasy…

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What does a bad day look like?

August 20th, 2015 by

Just like this if you own a monster truck…

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How far away is death?

August 18th, 2015 by

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Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Hand Injuries

August 17th, 2015 by

This is the first in a few video hand safety videos. It is from the Industrial Minerals Association of North America. The program presents the “Take Five for Finger Safety” program. Many of the lessons shared are from lessons learned from accidents.

How effective is the “pay attention” advice? How many times will we see this in future videos?

Remembering an Accident: Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydro Power Plant Disaster

August 17th, 2015 by

On August 17, 2009, 75 people were killed when a turbine failed at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Power Station in the southern region of the Russian Federation. The turbine that failed had been vibrating for a long time before the accident occurred. A report published in Power Magazine suggests that it was predictable and preventable. The report revealed the terror of that day:

image“Water was washing away people from the turbine gallery into the river. Some of them were later caught and rescued. Some were not. The staff later learned that the turbine gallery was not equipped with proper emergency exits. There were also some miraculous rescues. One worker was washed by the torrent of water filling the turbine gallery up into the ceiling, where he managed to grab some ventilation equipment and hold on until being rescued. Others led employees to safety using cell phones as flashlights.”

http://www.powermag.com/investigating-the-sayano-shushenskaya-hydro-power-plant-disaster/

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What does a bad day look like?

August 13th, 2015 by

Lifting big loads is always tricky!

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What does a bad day look like?

August 6th, 2015 by

Bad enough to fall off the ladder, but with a chainsaw in your hands?

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How far away is death?

August 4th, 2015 by

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Monday Motivation: Be Decisive!

August 3rd, 2015 by

What do you want?

How far away is death?

July 28th, 2015 by

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Friday Joke: Enforcement NI

July 24th, 2015 by

Need to improve your enforcement? Try Terry Tate!

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Graniteville Train Accident

July 13th, 2015 by

Have you ever seen this video about the 2009 train derailment in Graniteville, SC? 

Could have we learned these lessons before people were killed?

What were the Safeguards?

July 9th, 2015 by

I love to use Safeguard Analysis to examine incidents and determine Causal Factors. 

What were the Safeguards keeping this officer safe and how did they fail? (A failed Safeguard is usually a Causal Factor.)

Watch and leave a comment about your ideas …

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