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Safety Starts With Me

The Ocean Ranger

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

On this day in 1982 after being struck by a large North Atlantic storm, the Ocean Ranger sank and with it all 84 hands were lost.  The Ocean Ranger was...

Alcohol and Drugs

Saturday, December 4, 2021

To assume that a workksite is free from the impacts (or use) of alcohol and drugs would be a mistake.  As such, programs, policies, and procedures must...

Christmas Lights

Monday, November 22, 2021

It’s that time of year again.  The time in which people are getting ready for Christmas and starting to decorate their homes.  And the outdoor Christmas...

A lack of injuries does not mean a good safety program exists

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

One of the greatest misconceptions by a lot of people, including senior leaders and directors around a board room table, is that the absence of injuries...

The Downside of Daytime Driving Lights

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

There is a dark, dark problem associated with daytime driving lights on our vehicles that no one seems to talk about.  One that few recognize, and one...

Reducing Risk Tolerance, Part 10

Friday, August 27, 2021

In this 10 part series of Reducing Risk Tolerance we will explore each of the ten factors that influence risk rolerance and provide more details about...

Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire and Explosion

Friday, August 6, 2021

On August 6, 2012, the Chevron Richmond Refinery experienced a catastrophic pipe failure in the #4 crude unit. A 52-inch long carbon steel piping component...

Safety Starts With Me (SSWM) is dedicated to the advancement of industrial safety improvement.  

Based upon the principle that safety is not the absence of injury but the presence of behaviours, attitudes, systems and processes that ensure that nobody gets hurt, SSWM is a first person perspective and reminder on what it is we all need to do drive safety improvement.


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