Incident Prevention Magazine

William Bosch

Challenges & Successes

Remember when getting that new customer powered was the main issue? How many weeks out were our construction crews and how to deal with customers wanting power yesterday? Those were the good old days; money was rolling in and yearly budgets were more of a joy than they are today.

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Michael S. Haro, Ph.D., CBSS

Behavior Safety: A Safety Program's Missing Link

Behavior Safety: A Safety Program's Missing Link

Behavior safety is gaining recognition as a significant safety resource in many industrial companies. In recent discussions, however, safety professionals representing traditional and fundamental safety programs have made me aware that acceptance, understanding and the status of behavior safety are still in question. These discussions brought back early challenges, in particular the claim that behavior safety is just good common sense or another flavor of the month.

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Ronald J. Schenk, CUSP

Crew Foreman Needed: Who Do We Pick?

Crew Foreman Needed: Who Do We Pick?

It happens all too often. We need a foreman as soon as possible. The crew leader position is vacant for any number of reasons – often suddenly – and we need someone now.

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Kevin J. Severson, CUSA

100 Percent Fall Protection: A Joint Union-Management Effort

100 Percent Fall Protection: A Joint Union-Management Effort

Alliant Energy (AE) management and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union personnel began looking at the 100 percent fall protection issue about four years ago. AE is comprised of two utilities: Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL) and Iowa Power and Light (IPL). Union workers are represented by five IBEW locals. Internal statistics regarding falls during climbs on wood poles showed numbers in the teens over the last few years and a trend of near misses and minor injuries.

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