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From Mac's Safety Space: It's so easy, it's so easy, it's so easy (repeat ad infinitum)--so doggone easy!

Hospital Safety Insider, July 19, 2012

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When you compare it to sustaining improvement, actually making the improvements to start with is rather like the proverbial piece of cake.

One of the common themes I’ve been running across (and sometimes running into) in my consulting work is the frustration that comes with encountering conditions and/or practices that the organization thought had been resolved. And it’s generally not big ticket stuff and it’s generally not the types of things for which additional education is going to be making a significant difference.

It’s those pesky, pain-in-the-butt things like refrigerator temperatures (missing the daily checks, documenting out-of-range temperatures with no corresponding action), the perennially inappropriately secured compressed gas cylinder (maybe it’s just one such cylinder and it can travel through time and space), certainly not good or safe practices, but just as certainly as frustrating as all get out to find time and again.

Read on.

 

 



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