We begin with an all-to-familiar sad story of work accidents. A well-meaning, hard-working young man, just trying to do his job, fell into an industrial shredder. His co-workers found him a few hours later ground into tiny little pieces at the landfill where he worked. Remarkably, the news article notes that “law enforcement officials and […]
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Why Safety is Freedom From Risk? If you’ve ever attended one of the thousands of talks I’ve given on safety and risk you know that I’m a fanatic for the definitions of certain words. I spend a lot of time discussing the definitions of key words such as safety, risk, exposure and accidents. Until we all agree on […]
So where does safety start? Any company in operation today assumes a certain amount of risk, and that is the first question any safety manager asks. Whether it’s a trucking or office supply company, there is always some amount of danger involved. Now clearly, driving a truck has a lot more inherent risk than selling […]
Can One Teach Oneself? Perhaps not, but people can learn by themselves, given the right tool. Avatar creates tools that teach people how to teach themselves. Many ways to learn: Sit in a classroom and learn from an instructor. Read a book and picture it in your mind. Watch a video demonstration and try it yourself. […]
I bet there are hundreds, or even thousands of people celebrating their wedding anniversary today. I’m celebrating an anniversary of sorts as well. Twenty-seven years ago today I was forced, by a hit-and-run driver, head-on into the path of a 26,000 pound Peterbuilt tri-axle dump truck. Obviously I survived, but trust me when I say […]
What does Avatar do? Avatar produces custom outcome-based HR processes that you can use to improve the performance of your people. Our deliverables help you: Find and hire best-fit employees Align, train, educate and develop their knowledge and skills Inspire, lead and support their performance Are you consultants? Yes and no. We usually begin engagements with […]
4 feet, 8.5 inches – Why Not Change? The standard gauge of North American railroad beds is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly unusual dimension. Why in the world would our entire railroad system have such an unusual specification? Why not four feet, or a nice even five feet? Essentially, why not change? The truth […]
Recently a seventy-year old woman was killed in New York crossing the street with a walker. The driver of a city bus, returning to his terminal, made a left turn, and reportedly indicated he didn’t see her. These types of accidents reoccur year after year. They must stop. In the United States of America […]
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