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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?

In Praise of NSC's Moonshot

I applaud the NSC's chief executive and the council for setting this ambitious goal and keeping it on the front burner at every opportunity.

Measuring Behavioral Integrity of Safety Ownership and Improvement

Where there is no behavioral integrity, trust, relationships, and maturing the culture all suffer. Progress will be at a standstill.

Expanding Leadership Vision

In my experience in the realms of Safety performance, Magnifying Vision is the most underutilized of the three types of Visioning.

3 B's for Preventing Soft-Tissue Injuries

The 3 B's are effective watchpoints for moving and working stronger, safer, and more in control.

Embracing the Safety Stand-Down's Message

OSHA's construction industry fall protection standard, 29 CFR 1926.501, was its most-cited standard during fiscal year 2015, and construction standards for safe use of scaffolding and ladders also ranked among OSHA's Top Ten that year.

What Should You Stop Doing to Improve Safety Performance and Culture?

Thinking we can always be better, and hazards and risks can always be reduced, should dominate thinking throughout an organization.

Great Advice on Leading Indicators

The company decided to pursue "participative ergonomics" and designated 100 ergonomic champions and coaches, along with mentorship programs.



More Productive Leadership by Batching and Sequencing

Dividing attention through multitasking can increase slips/trips/falls, and also contribute to soft-tissue injuries, driving accidents, caught by/between, struck by problems, and many more.

Four Questions to Shape Performance

Which behavior would make the biggest difference in yielding the results you need?

Beyond Supercharging: How Do You Actually Upgrade Safety Actions?

Two methods for change may appear to have comparable components, even be called by similar terms, but may actually be done very differently. And everyone knows the difference.

Visualizing a Comprehensive Safety Excellence Strategic Framework

Most organizations, both at the corporate and local site level can only effectively manage and execute against four to five major priorities per year.

Too Much Bad News in 2015 CFOI Data

Dedication, communication, training, effective management and disciplinary action when necessary, and adherence to best practices and current standards are part of the answer.

25 Indicators of Ergonomic Progress

Tangible and sustaining improvements are built in three stages.

Want to Know What's Up? Watch Reginfo.gov

President-elect Trump has promised to eliminate EPA, which was created during the administration of Republican Richard Nixon.

Five Types of People in Organizational Change

Experience shows that change, especially culture change, happens best from within.

Early Vision Leadership

Focus on earliest indicators of momentum. Actions taken usually don’t blossom into statistical changes for a period of time.

Warding Off Cyber Threats to Health Care

Security breaches and cyber attacks on the health care system are increasing, and such breaches now average $3.8 million in cost per attack, HHS reported.

3 E's For Steering Superior Safety

Enlist these three critical, interlocking "E's" in your own way and you’ll also achieve remarkable strides in Safety performance, communications, leadership, and culture.

Checking the Safety of Closed System Transfer Devices

The Nov. 7 meeting allows NIOSH personnel to give an update of new protocol developments.