I've found that Ethos, however well-intentioned, has limited appeal to those who are caught in ferociously competitive pressures, who feel they have to do whatever they must to survive.
Assessing the current culture and systems without a strategy or destination in mind is to perpetuate program-of-the-month experiences and effort-for-the-sake-of-effort thinking.
A successful process needs a team representing the interests of the population to make the important decisions of improving process and safety.
Bemoaning what's happened is a waste of energy, but what's even worse is continuing to stay stuck in mindsets that have topped out.
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Energy conservation is critical in these overextended times. The most effective motivation entails supporting others.
Fewer than 30 percent of ASSE's members today engage with their local chapters even once per year, and most members pay additional dues so they can belong to a common interest group or practice specialty.
Most of us work and live out of control at least to some degree. Yet wherever we’ve worked worldwide, we’ve found everyone seeks to have more control.
Standing outside the pharmacy, what should have been recognized as warning signs became boldly obvious and I felt embarrassment for thinking, just 10 minutes prior, that I felt fine.
"We have always had a one-size-fits-all approach, blanketing a whole area with CPR training, and we assume that will get to everyone," said Dr. Comilla Sasson, M.D., MS, the statement's lead author.
Leaders must develop and master accountability to drive excellence in safety performance and culture.
Creatives have custom needs that differ from more "procedural," hands-on contributors. Elevating their mindsets is the name of the game.
WMATA's Richard Sarles believes the greatest threat comes from complacency, something I've also heard from SafeStart founder Larry Wilson and others.
Workplace health promotion programs cut average worker health costs by 18 percent, and even more for programs involving older workers.
You already have one, but is it as effective as it could be?
High-results companies find creative and changing mechanisms for reviewing and reinforcing new mental and physical skillsets.
Our final 2012 webinar reinforced the point that safety managers must use a team approach to address the potential for violence at their workplaces.
Never forget the criticality of integrating business thinking into the fabric of safety.
Plowing ahead without continuing to assess others' reactions often leaves them on the sidelines during an improvement process.
"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.