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'360 Strategy' Tackles Heroin, Rx Drug Abuse

"This three-sided strategy . . . could be a model for many other communities," said Gary Tuggle, DEA Special Agent in Charge for the Philadelphia Division.

Mindfulness: Moving Beyond Trends Toward Performance

Leaders can help build a more mindful workforce.

Behavior-Based Safety: A Visual Workflow Model

Successful organizations concentrate on a few specific precautions identified by data that will focus efforts to prevent injuries and incidents.

Increasing Safeguards for Crude Oil Trains

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.

Leadership: Going Through the Hoops

Leaders have to encourage mental readiness, first in themselves and then within everyone else.

The Storm Over Volkswagen

Rebuilding trust won't be easy.

Five Reasons You Have Undesired Performance

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.

Preventing Older Worker Slip-ups

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.



The Bright Spotlight on Pro Football Concussions

Dr. Omalu subsequently was called in to consult on several retired football players' autopsies in which he identified CTE.

Leading Through Difficult Times

Precision is necessary to ensure recovery with the right resources to rebound. If you must make cuts, use a scalpel, not an axe.

Blueprints for Successful Cultural Leadership

Expert leaders provide hope, deepen relationships, and work toward bringing people together.

What It Takes to Make Behavior-Based Safety Work

While it is desired for all employees at all levels to eventually be involved, perceptions about trust and the use of the data will initially determine who is an observer.

Absorbing the Lessons of WHO's Ebola Response

An expert panel's report finds WHO does not possess the capacity or organizational culture to deliver a full emergency public response.

What Makes a Leader Transformational?

Understanding why people do what they do and what they value is important for leaders to know in order to nudge additional effort.

Shaping Perceptions

A commonly mistaken perception about perceptions is that these are visually based.

National Highway Tunnel Inventory Coming Soon

The rule includes requirements for the tunnel inventory, as well as inspection procedures and the qualifications and training of tunnel inspectors.

Climate and Culture Before, Not After, Behavior-Based Safety

For BBS to work, the organization must have a culture ready for the tool to take them to the next level.

Curing Cultural Cancer?

Leaders take control of themselves first. They have to discipline themselves to not kneejerk attack disaffected workers.

Conferences Are Golden Opportunities

If you haven't taken the time to attend any of these OSH conferences, you're missing a golden opportunity to learn and network.

Do You Really Know Your Safety Culture?

It is ineffective to make your plans without knowing where you are going and what success looks like, correctly defined.