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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.

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.

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.

Eclipsing Leadership Lessons

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

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.

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.

Being a Better Safety Communicator

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

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.

The Right Amount of Leadership Done Easy

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

We Need More Answers on Marijuana's Effects

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

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?

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.

The Three Leadership Laws of Physical and Organizational Motion

The Laws of Motion are an actual physical set of laws describing the workings of universal forces. Leaders can thoughtfully and strategically apply these to successfully navigate through the challenges of Safety leadership.

What Are Your Safety Roles, Responsibilities, and Results?

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

To Be a Better Leader, Ask These Four Questions Daily

There will always be new opportunities for greater efficiency and new results. If you are indeed doing the right things, how could you be better at it?

Shaping Safety

Even very small changes in seven postural elements can show a strong effect on balance, strength—as well as on internal states.

Farewell to the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

Because potential budget cuts could hit federal agencies’ research budgets hard, the timing of the decision is unfortunate.

Welcome Changes for ASSE

Look for the rebrand to start rolling out in the first quarter of 2018 with a refreshed website.

Why Leadership Development Efforts Will Continue to Fail

Profile your desired leader. What would you see them doing or hear them saying that indicates they are in the right position and a change-agent?