The National Safety Council put it even more succinctly, so that no one could miss the gravity of this situation: 52 people in America are dying from prescription opioid overdoses every day.
A spokesman for HSE said, "By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers—this is as true on a film set as a factory floor."
Set your own and others' expectations that cultural change is a process.
Commitment, caring, cooperation, and coaching can all be observed. If employees do not see progress in these four areas, the safety culture will never grow toward excellence.
Leaders have to first embrace reality, then help others do the same.
NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a proposed $4 billion federal investment to accelerate the development of safe vehicle automation.
I'm willing to pay more for service that delights me and continues to exceed my expectations. A simple search in your favorite browser will show a plethora of research that demonstrates I'm not alone in that regard.
People are typically uncomfortable with change. That's why making things happen entails dealing with others' fears.
Far too many organizations are still focused on activities and rates.
The strategy is to establish a pilot interim storage facility that mainly will accept used nuclear fuel from reactors that have already been shut down; a larger interim storage facility; and one or more long-term geologic repositories.
Organizations that tend to outperform others do so with highly engaged employees who feel like they are in the know regarding the company strategy and their evolving role within it.
We've worked in this field for three decades and have seen numerous organizations with dramatic soft-tissue injury risks have been able to realize up to 80 percent reductions in such injuries.
"This three-sided strategy . . . could be a model for many other communities," said Gary Tuggle, DEA Special Agent in Charge for the Philadelphia Division.
Leaders can help build a more mindful workforce.
Successful organizations concentrate on a few specific precautions identified by data that will focus efforts to prevent injuries and incidents.
The July 2013 derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, of a crude oil train triggered many federal actions in Canada and the United States as crude oil shipments by rail skyrocketed.
Leaders have to encourage mental readiness, first in themselves and then within everyone else.
Rebuilding trust won't be easy.
If people are unaware of what they need to do or how they need to do it, we must ensure communication is clear and both performance and results based.
No single activity is the answer for everyone. Look for any kind of low-impact, low embarrassment, low-pain activities that are relatively easy to do, low-risk, and are readily available nearby.