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Leadership: Going Through the Hoops

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

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.

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 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.

Blueprints for Successful Cultural Leadership

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seeking Solutions on Tower Workers' Safety

"We understand the importance of this industry, but workers' lives should not be sacrificed for a better cell phone signal," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary for occupational safety and health.

Three Essentials for Elevating Safety Culture

Have a disconnected or relatively disengaged workforce? Aim to get everyone involved in some way, no matter how small at first.

Four-Dimensional Leadership

The most Safety- and creatively-effective companies are “Leader-full,” with leadership functions distributed and filled by many people throughout the organization.

How Portable Are Your Safety Efforts?

We need to provide a safe environment for our workers, and we need to coach (providing a balance of consequences for if they act this way and if they don’t) for specific safety performance, as well.

Good Ideas Welcome on OSHA's PELs

Updating the PELs is an important issue. OSHA’s RFI is broader than that, encompassing other strategies it could use to address workers’ exposures to hazardous chemicals.

My Personal Leadership Mission

Aligning with human nature can show dramatic results in successfully communicating, heightening relationships, and actuating change.