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Overcoming 'Soft' Complacency

I've seen many companies accomplish a lot and then get stuck in place patting themselves on their own backs.

Hours of Service War is Over

"With one small exception, our decision today brings to an end much of the permanent warfare surrounding the HOS rules."

Is Failing Less a Better Safety Goal than Achieving Success?

Safety is notoriously focused on what not to do with increasing rules and a heavier emphasis on progressive discipline than progressive recognition.

Usable Leadership

Begin by scoping out what actually works. Appearances can be deceiving.

Tasty (and Safe) Tomatoes for All

FDA will be working with EPA to facilitate the development of an organic treatment that would kill Salmonella and other harmful organisms.

Measuring Behavior-Based Safety: The Perfect Leading Indicator

It is possible to successfully work your process and be working on the wrong things.

Enlisting 3 Approaches to Persuasion

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.

Who Should Develop Corporate Safety Strategy?

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.



Engendering Ergo and Safety Mindsets

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.

Lean Behavior-Based Safety®: A Natural Evolution

A successful process needs a team representing the interests of the population to make the important decisions of improving process and safety.

Talking About Compliance

Send an email telling me why you appreciate this issue and/or where it fell short, and also how we can make it better next year.

What's Next

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.

Ten Proven Motivation Principles

Energy conservation is critical in these overextended times. The most effective motivation entails supporting others.

To LIVE Our Own Health and Safety Advice

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.

A New Direction for CPR Training

"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.

The Martial Art of Stress Management

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.

Accountability: A Dirty Word in Safety

Leaders must develop and master accountability to drive excellence in safety performance and culture.

Thinking About Complacency

WMATA's Richard Sarles believes the greatest threat comes from complacency, something I've also heard from SafeStart founder Larry Wilson and others.

Developing a Gung Fu Work and Lifestyle

Creatives have custom needs that differ from more "procedural," hands-on contributors. Elevating their mindsets is the name of the game.

Wellness Pays, Especially for Older Workers

Workplace health promotion programs cut average worker health costs by 18 percent, and even more for programs involving older workers.