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Rethinking Safety Excellence

Great performers are able to demonstrate the ability to win over and over again.

Big News for Telecommunications Workers

A10.48 and TIA 322 are fast tracked, with a Jan. 1, 2017, effective date for both.

Discovering Safety: Why Participation Does Not Equal Engagement

Solely broadcasting "shoulds" and "have-tos" quashes energy and internal motivation.

Characteristics of Effective Safety Culture Change Agents

Often, employees who have been injured develop serious attitudes about safety and have great credibility when they speak about safety to others.

Leading Expectations

Positive expectations are definitely helpful—as long as they're in balance.

Latest Rule Boosts Our Food Safety Preparedness

The registration of food facilities has long been considered a key component of food safety.

A Recipe for Better Trauma Care

"Every US resident should have the best possible chance for survival and functional recovery after injury. When it comes to trauma care, where people live ought not to determine if they live."

Formula for Improving Safety Culture

Good or bad, you have already created a safety culture.



Preventing Strained Communications

Strong communications are critical to supporting, guiding, and influencing; a leader's connections with others heighten the ability to influence, as well as quantity and quality of work performance.

Why So Many Dog Attacks?

State Farm paid more than $118 million as a result of 3,181 dog-related injury claims in 2015.

Communicating Your Safety Excellence Strategy

When communicating your strategy, your audience must be able to see themselves as actors within the strategy.

Raising Ergonomic Mindfulness

The key is to incorporate an easy-to-do, specific approach.

Boomeranging: Five Methods For Revitalizing an Aging Workforce

Wise companies have attempted many strategies for mitigating the drag-down effects of older workers while trying to maximize their strengths.

The 'Deadliest Catch' No More

Efforts by the fishing industry, Coast Guard, and National Marine Fisheries Service have all contributed to the fleet's improved safety.

Overcoming Limiting Safety Leadership Mindsets

Leaders who think in terms of "repeat offenders" are unlikely to consider contributors other than the ill-intended motivations or habits of those injured. Besides not solving the problem, this approach often backfires.

Facilitator or Steering Team? Leading BBS from Within

The BBS facilitator will need to have a consulting mindset to determine the best approach and a teachable point of view to know what methodologies to leverage.

CDC's Guideline Is a Much-Needed Start

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.

Safety Precautions Always—Even When the Cameras Roll

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."

Controlling the Climate of Safety Culture

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.

Recasting Advanced Cultural Leadership

Set your own and others' expectations that cultural change is a process.