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The Curve of Leadership

Plowing ahead without continuing to assess others' reactions often leaves them on the sidelines during an improvement process.

Simultaneous Safety

You can simultaneously make a positive impact on several types of injuries with one unified strategy. No question, this is a higher-level leadership skill.

The Coming Revolution in Home-Based Work

"It would surprise me if OSHA didn't involve itself in home-based work," says John Michael, vice president and general manager of Business Interiors by Staples.

Understanding the Roles of Behavior in Safety

How fast you go about evolving desirable safety culture behaviors is the difference in control and influence.

Leadership and Change Q&A

The quest for an absolute fail-safe -– when none exists -– can make leaders more vulnerable to being sold a bill of goods, with wild promises followed by crashing disappointments.

A Bargain at $2.5 Billion

One analyst said the refinery "needs relatively little maintenance" because much of its equipment is new, having been installed after the March 2005 explosion.

Coming Out of the Cold

To enter, just send me a description of work you're doing now or have recently done in a cold environment –- and your shoe size.

What Great Leaders Do

Cycle through the 12 Steps for Effective Leadership, each time with greater nuance, on a higher level.



Leading Habits

Provide consistent attention to the changes you want.

'The Next Revolution' is Almost Here

In a crashless world, U.S. emergency rooms won't have to treat more than 2 million crash victims per year as they do now.

Measuring Safety Excellence: A Practical Framework

What one measurement would provide the greatest insight and facilitate performance and cultural transformation?

Classical Leadership

Remember that everyone everywhere longs for something. Desire is the most elemental part of each person.

The EV PPE Challenge

OSHA's jurisdiction in these emergencies is not crystal clear, at least not yet.

Zero Incident Goals Motivate Risk-Taking, Not Excellence

When excellence in safety is measured by zero failures, a self-limiting organizational viewpoint and very dangerous employee belief are created.

How Can We Prevent TWD?

Criminal convictions and incarceration will send a more powerful message, if the young drivers are listening.

The Art of Approaching Persuasion

Highly effective persuasion entails communicating the way others do, not expecting them to adjust to your style.

Evolving the Safety Culture: Leading Indicators and Influencers

Success is measured by the ability to drive positive, needed change, create breakthrough performance, and sustain the results.

Skill, Not Just Will

Wanting, wishing, and pressuring gets only so far without the needed skills to make desired improvements.

A Safety Excellence Strategy: The Four Facilitators of Execution

Success goals and progress indicators that show movement toward continuous improvement sends the message we are getting better, rather than failing less.

Surprising Exposures Documented in AIHce 2012 Posters

From Legionnaires’ Disease diagnoses among workers at an auto shredding operation to mail order pharmacy workers exposed to pill dust, students and professionals have explored interesting IH challenges recently.