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Safety moment - where do you belong?

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Here is another short but excellent safety video to use as a safety moment or during a tool box talk.

Simply click here to access the advert.


 

Safety moment - driving whilst texting

Graham Marshall - Monday, August 22, 2011
Throughout this coming week I'm posting links to my favourite safety adverts from the Safety Scholars Campaign promoted by Bridgestone Tyres.

These videos are all excellent high quality offerings and they make excellent "safety moments" or short tool-box talk items.

Today I'll start off with a thought-provoking advert that raised awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.

Simply click here to access the video.


 

Lithium Battery Fires

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A recent  incident on an Air China flight between Beijing and Shanghaii highlights the hazard potential of lithium-ion battery-packs when carried in luggage on commercial jets.

In the May 2011 incident, a camera caught fire in an overhead bin in the Airbus A330.
 
The onboard fire serves as a reminder to never pack the lithium batteries commonly found in computers and phones in  checked luggage.

As a platinum frequent flyer with Qantas, I'd also suggest that its rules that permit  lithium battery carriage in checked luggage ought to be abolished and replaced with a complete ban.
 
This is doubly important because Qantas does not currently inspect checked luggage for the presence of lithium-ion batteries.

It relies instead on a tick-the-box declaration in the dangerous goods section of the check-in declaration card.

This administrative control is, in my view, woefully inadequate to the level of risk involved.

To view a real life example of a lithium-ion battery fire in laptop computer, simply click here.

Thankfully, the potentially catastrophic consequences of the Air China camera fire were minimized when the cabin crew located the fire in carry-on luggage in an over-head bin and were able to extinguish it before its spread too far.

It could so easily have ended tragically if the thermal runaway of the battery had happened inside checked luggage stowed in the hold.

 

Courage for Safety

Graham Marshall - Thursday, August 11, 2011
A great video on intervening when you have a safety concern.

Produced for Woodside Energy by Alan Sim - the nicest gentlemen I've had the pleasure of working with in 15 years in the oil-field.

To view this important video - courage for safety - simply click here (English language with Dutch sub-titles).


Don Sanders, Graham Marshall and Alan Sim during the launch of Woodside's Office Hazard Management Program.

Remembering Piper Alpha

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Today marks the 23rd Anniversary of an explosion and resulting fire which destroyed Piper Alpha on July 6th, 1988, killing 167 men. 

To date it is the world’s worst offshore oil disaster.

Please take a moment to reflect on the names of the men lost in the disaster (see below) and share a safety moment with younger colleagues working in the oil-patch who may have no memory or knowledge about Piper Alpha.

To view a news story from those terrible times click here.



Lest We Forget

Robert McIntosh ADAMS, Rigger
George Alexander J ANDERSON, Baker
Ian Geddes ANDERSON, Dual Service Operator
John ANDERSON, Catering Manager
Mark David ASHTON, Trainee Technician/Cleaner
Wilson Crawford A BAIN, Valve Technician
Barry Charles BARBER, Diving Consultant
Craig Alexander BARCLAY, Welder
Alan BARR, Electrical Technician
Brian Philip BATCHELOR, Seaman
Amabile Alexander BORG, Non-Destructive Tester
Hugh Wallace BRACKENRIDGE, Roustabout
Alexander Ross Colvin BREMNER, Production Operator
Eric Roland Paul BRIANCHON, Technician
Hugh BRISTON, Scaffolder
Henry BROWN, Welder
Stephen BROWN, Assistant Chef/Baker
Gordon Craib BRUCE, Helicopter Landing Officer
James BRUCE, Logger
Carl William BUSSE, Directional Drilling Supervisor
David CAMPBELL, Cleaner
David Allen CAMPBELL, Scaffolder
Alexander Watt CARGILL, Electrician
Robert CARROLL, Safety Operator
Alan CARTER, Lead Production Operator
Robert CLELAND, Derrickman
Stephen Colin COLE, Radio Officer
Hugh CONNOR, Instrument Technician/Lecturer
John Edward Sherry COOKE, Plater
John Thomas COOPER, Instrument Technician
William Nunn COUTTS, Chef
William John COWIE, Steward
Michael John COX, Scaffolder
Alan Irvin CRADDOCK, Drilling Supervisor
Edward John CROWDEN, Electrical Technician
Bernard CURTIS, Deputy Production Superintendent
Jose Hipolito DA SILVA, Steward
John Stephen DAWSON, Telecom Engineer
Eric DEVERELL, Production Clerk
Alexander DUNCAN, Steward
Charles Edward DUNCAN, Floorman
Eric DUNCAN, Drilling Materials Man
John DUNCAN, Engineer
Thomas Irvine DUNCAN, Roustabout
William David DUNCAN, Crane Operator
David Alan ELLIS, Steward
Douglas Newlands FINDLAY, Supervisor Mechanic
Harold Edward George FLOOK, Production Operator
George FOWLER, Electrical Technician
Alexander Park FREW, Plater
Samuel Queen GALLACHER, Pipe Fitter
Miguel GALVEZ-ESTEVEZ, Assistant Chef
Ernest GIBSON, Mud Engineer
Albert Stuart GILL, Roustabout
Ian GILLANDERS, Instrument Pipe Fitter
Kevin Barry GILLIGAN, Steward
Shaun GLENDINNING, Painter
John Edward Thomas GOLDTHORP, Motorman
Stephen Robert GOODWIN, Geologist
James Edward Gray GORDON, Floorman
David Lee GORMAN, Safety Operator
Kenneth GRAHAM, Mechanical Technician
Peter John GRANT, Production Operator
Cyril James GRAY, Safety Operator
Harold Eugene Joseph GREEN, Rigger
Michael John GROVES, Production Operator
John HACKETT, Electrical Technician
Ian HAY, Steward
Thomas Albert HAYES, Rigging Supervisor
James HEGGIE, Production Services Superintendent
David William HENDERSON, Lead Floorman
Philip Robert HOUSTON, Geologist
Duncan JENNINGS, Geologist
Jeffrey Grant JONES, Assistant Driller
Christopher KAVANAGH, Plater
William Howat KELLY, Electrical Technician
Ian KILLINGTON, Steward
John Brian KIRBY, Production Operator
Stuart Gordon Charles KNOX, Roustabout
Alexander Rodger LAING, Steward
Terence Michael LARGUE, Scaffolder
Graham LAWRIE, Roustabout
Findlay Wallace LEGGAT, Scaffolder
Brian LITHGOW, Photographic Technician
Robert Rodger LITTLEJOHN, Pipe Fitter
Martin George LONGSTAFFE, Logger
William Raymond MAHONEY, Steward
John Morrison MARTIN, Rigger
Sidney Ian McBOYLE, Motorman
Robert Borland McCALL, Chief Electrician
James McCULLOCH, HVAC Technician
Alistair James McDONALD, Mechanical Technician
Alexander McELWEE, Plater
Thomas O’Neil McEWAN, Electrical Chargehand
William George McGREGOR, Leading Steward
Frederick Thomas Summers McGURK, Rigger
William Hugh McINTOSH, Floorman
Gordon McKAY, Valve Technician
Charles Edward McLAUGHLIN, Electrician
Neil Stuart Ross McLEOD, Quality Assurance Inspector
Francis McPAKE, Steel Erector/Rigger
David Allison McWHINNIE, Production Operator
Dugald McLean McWILLIAMS, Welder
Carl MEARNS, Rigger
Derek Klement Michael MILLAR, Supervisor
Alan David MILLER, Industrial Chemist
Frank MILLER, Scaffolder
John Hector MOLLOY, Engineer
Leslie James MORRIS, Platform Superintendent
Bruce Alexander Ferguson MUNRO, Floorman
George Fagan MURRAY, Steward
James Cowie NIVEN, Roustabout
Graham Sim NOBLE, Materials Man
Michael O’SHEA, Electrician
Robert Rennie PEARSTON, Mechanic
Ian PIPER, Motorman
Wasyl POCHRYBNIAK, Lead Roustabout
Raymond Leslie PRICE, Production Operator
Neil PYMAN, Engineer
Terence Stephen QUINN, Service Engineer
William Wallace RAEBURN, Maintenance Controller
Donald REID, Chargehand Engineer
Robert Welsh REID, Roustabout
Gordon MacAlonan RENNIE, Process Operator
Robert Miller RICHARD, Production Operator
Alan RIDDOCH, Steward
Adrian Peter ROBERTS, Roughneck
Alexander James ROBERTSON, Lead Production Technician
Donald Nicholson ROBERTSON, Mechanical Technician
Gary ROSS, Roustabout
Michael Hector RYAN, Roustabout
Stanley SANGSTER, Foreman Scaffolder
James John Dearn SAVAGE, Electrical Technician
Michael Hugh Brodie SCORGIE, Lead Foreman
William Alexander SCORGIE, Pipe Fitter
John Francis SCOTT, Scaffolder
Colin Denis SEATON, Offshore Installation Manager
Robert Hendry SELBIE, Turbo Drill Engineer
Michael Jeffrey SERINK, Logger
Michael Bernard SHORT, Foreman Rigger
Richard Valentine SKINNER, Assistant Driller
William Hamilton SMITH, Maintenance Lead Hand
James SPEIRS, Mechanical Technician
Kenneth Stuart STEPHENSON, Rigger
Thomas Cunningham Boswell STIRLING, Cleaner
Malcolm John STOREY, Seaman
James Campbell STOTT, Plumber
Jurgen Tilo STWERKA, Research Chemist
Stuart Douglas SUTHERLAND, Student/Cleaner
Terrence John SUTTON, Mechanical Fitter
Alexander Ronald TAYLOR, Roustabout
Alistair Adam THOMPSON, Telecom Engineer
Robert Argo VERNON, Production Operator
John Edward WAKEFIELD, Instrument Technician
Michael Andrew WALKER, Technician
Bryan Thomas WARD, Rigger
Gareth Hopson WATKIN, Offshore Medical Attendant
Francis John WATSON Head Chef
Alexander WHIBLEY, Roustabout
Kevan Dennis WHITE, Maintenance Supervisor
Robert WHITELEY, Roustabout
Graham Gill WHYTE, Aerial Rigger
James Gilbert WHYTE, Aerial Rigger
Alan WICKS, Safety Supervisor
Paul Charles Ferguson WILLIAMSON, Floorman
David WISER, Survey Technician
John Richard WOODCOCK, Technical Clerk

Safety is no accident - catering

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Over the previous few days I've been posting links to some provocative OSHA safety adverts.

They make the good point that accidents don't just happen.

In every workplace, there are always hazards and associated triggering mechanisms that need to be properly identified and controlled.

Click here to see the fifth advert in the series.

To manage hazards and triggers at your work place, always use Think 6, Look 6.


Safety is no accident - work at height

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Over the next few days I'm posting links to some provocative OSHA safety adverts.

They make the good point that accidents don't just happen.

In every workplace, there are always hazards and associated triggering mechanisms that need to be properly identified and controlled.

Click here to see the fourth advert.

To manage hazards and triggers at your work place, always Think 6, Look 6.


Safety is no accident - electrical work

Graham Marshall - Monday, May 30, 2011
Over the next few days I'm posting links to some provocative OSHA safety adverts.

They make the good point that accidents don't just happen.

In every workplace, there are always hazards and associated triggering mechanisms that need to be properly identified and controlled.

Click here to see the third advert.

To manage hazards and triggers at your work place, always use Think 6, Look 6.

Safety is no accident - operating forklifts

Graham Marshall - Sunday, May 29, 2011
Over the next few days I'm posting links to some provocative OSHA safety adverts.

They make the good point that accidents don't just happen.

In any workplace, there are always hazards and associated triggering mechanisms that need to be properly identified and controlled.

Click here to see the second advert in the series.

To manage hazards and triggers at your work place, always use Think 6, Look 6.



Safety is no accident - hot work

Graham Marshall - Saturday, May 28, 2011
Over the next few days I'm posting links to some provocative OSHA safety adverts.

They make the good point that accidents don't just happen.

In every workplace, there are always hazards and associated triggering mechanisms that need to be properly identified and managed.

Click here to see the first advert.

To manage hazards and triggers at your work place, always use Think 6, Look 6.




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