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Experiences to Learn From

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”  C—C.S.Lewis

We all learn from experience. When it comes to brutal lessons, though, it is better to learn from someone else’s experience.  Over the past couple of months, three clients Continue reading “Experiences to Learn From” »

PSM Auditor: Coach, Umpire, or Police

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Umpires don’t make the rules.  They apply them…They make sure everybody plays by the rules.  But it is a limited role.  Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire”  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

When we are approached to conduct a PSM audit, the conversation usually begins with a query about whether we can do a third party audit. Continue reading “PSM Auditor: Coach, Umpire, or Police” »

You Can’t Make Me: Mandatory Safety and the Peltzman Effect

Posted on March 8th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“If the government wanted people to drive safely, they’d mandate a spike in the middle of each steering wheel.”  Gordon Tullock Continue reading “You Can’t Make Me: Mandatory Safety and the Peltzman Effect” »

Three Phases of Safety: The Safety Life Cycle in the Lab

Posted on January 26th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”  George S. Patton, Jr.

 

The quote I intended to open with was “A good plan, well executed, is better than a perfect plan, poorly executed,” but when I checked, that’s not what General Patton said.  What he said was “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”  Continue reading “Three Phases of Safety: The Safety Life Cycle in the Lab” »

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