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Talking About Compliance

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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.

Stop Trying to Create a Safety Culture

You already have one, but is it as effective as it could be?

Nine 'Secret' Keys to Unlock Breakthrough Results

High-results companies find creative and changing mechanisms for reviewing and reinforcing new mental and physical skillsets.

From Edicts to Discretionary Effort: Maturing Your Safety Culture

Never forget the criticality of integrating business thinking into the fabric of safety.

'When in Doubt, Confer'

Our final 2012 webinar reinforced the point that safety managers must use a team approach to address the potential for violence at their workplaces.

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.