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Lifting Leadership

I urge leaders to do a "restraining forces audit," assessing what is blocking improvements in higher level Safety performance and culture.

Constructing Remarkable Attention, Decisions, and Action Safety

All buildings and systems require resources of time, funds, equipment, and effort.

The Takata Recall Hits Home

More air bags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected airbags to around 65 million to 70 million.

Ten Questions to Mature Executive Safety Thinking

Cultures of today are a result of practices of the past.

ASSE Developing Active Shooter Technical Report

The reason to create a technical report is that workplace safety standards can take years to develop.

Energizing to Power Sparkling Engagement

"Energizing" is potentially highly renewable. We've seen how people become immediately charged up when they discover how select Safety techniques can make them immediately stronger and more balanced.

Enjoying the 2018 Safety Trade Shows

Great customer service never goes out of style.

Moving From Ergonomic Objections to Objectives

I recommend four ergonomic objectives that can apply to any company member who walks, lifts, pushes, uses tools, pulls, climbs or just sits or stands in place.



Self-Assess Your Current Safety Strategy

Culture will be why your compliance or advanced efforts fail. It will also be why your overall strategy succeeds or fails.

Cascading Effects: Preventing Addiction with Safety

What we as leaders do and don't can go well beyond just affecting organizational members' work life; it can also impact their personal lives.

Defining Safety Excellence: What Does Great Look Like?

If it isn't clear to executive leadership what it would look like when successful, expect misalignment throughout the rest of the organization.

NIOSH's Pocket Guide Turns 40

Improving the NPG will be helpful to all of us.

Chain-Breaking Leadership

Assess what you've done to address those repetitive injuries that hamper different employees. The real question here is, have you been singing the same song with just slightly different lyrics?

Demotivate, Motivate, Reward, and Recognize: Improving Performance

At work, management creates an environment that either motivates or demotivates people.

The Wait for ISO 45001 is Over

For a long time, I've been hearing this standard described as a true and much-needed game changer for workplace safety and health.

Caught By Surprise in 2017

Winning the 2017 Folio Ozzie award for the best B-to-B digital issue in October was a big surprise and a delight for me, our staff, and our company.

7 Keys for Powerfully Persuasive Presenting

The most persuasive stage is the closing—it's the last thing people remember.

The 'Surprising' Realities of Slips, Trips & Falls: What It Takes to Actually Make Significant Improvements

What you think helps actually can make things worse. For example, increasing coefficient of friction can increase trips when footing "sticks" on a surface.

One Tall Order

Wind turbines are getting larger and larger. Some turbines' nacelles can be about 160 meters—about 525 feet—above the ground, and the blades can be about 75 meters long.

Keep an Eye on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton hopes the Grenfell Tower fire Inquiry will bring about a mandate for fire sprinklers in residential high-rise buildings and schools.