The Opportunity of A Near Miss

We’ve all heard or used the phrase “close call” or “near miss” at some point in time.  I’ll even wager it’s happened  while driving your car and almost being in an accident. When that happens do you say to yourself, “Whew, that was close?” That is a near miss.  We can look back and think […]

Texting While Driving: Don’t Even Think About It!

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), for every two seconds that a driver’s eyes stray away from the road, he/she is twice as likely to have an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also claims that driver inattention is the leading contributing factor in most crashes or near-miss accidents in the United […]

Near Misses: What Can We Learn?

We’ve all heard or used the phrase close call or “near miss” in one way or another. Have you ever really stopped and asked “What is a near miss”?  Wikipedia defines it as, “an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage but had the potential to do so.” What does this […]

Creating A Strong Safety Culture

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any workplace practice. It is for this reason that developing a safety culture should be a top priority for all managers and supervisors at every organization. A safety culture consists of shared […]