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NIOSH's Pocket Guide Turns 40

Improving the NPG will be helpful to all of us.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Eclipsing Leadership Lessons

Want to continue developing stronger leadership skills? Mindfully monitor how small changes can create huge impacts.

A Visual Model to Simplify the Definition of Safety

To shape, control, and influence performance in any organization, clarity should exist around what employees are required to do and what is most desirable.

Silencing Big Ben to Protect Workers

"Whilst hearing protection provides a suitable short term solution to the 118 decibel chiming and striking of the bells, it is not acceptable for those working for long periods in the vicinity of Big Ben."

Energy Matters in Leadership

Here's the main key: To rocket results, Safety has to be compelling, not just compulsory.

Being a Better Safety Communicator

Which box would your employees check for each statement: Excellent? Good? Needs Improvement?

The Right Amount of Leadership Done Easy

How many of us have adopted a strategy because it was easy, even though it was ineffective?

Pushing Past Leading Indicators: Measuring Value and Balanced Scorecards

Are the things you are doing adding value? Are levels of compliance increasing? Are beliefs and behaviors changing?

We Need More Answers on Marijuana's Effects

NIST researchers are laying the technical groundwork for manufacturers to develop accurate devices.

The Golden Gate Bridge at 80

How fitting that one of the best-known symbols of the modern U.S. safety industry is adding stainless steel suicide prevention nets.

What Are Your Safety Roles, Responsibilities, and Results?

Individuals at any level should be able to see themselves as actors in the strategy.