"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.
Have a disconnected or relatively disengaged workforce? Aim to get everyone involved in some way, no matter how small at first.
The most Safety- and creatively-effective companies are “Leader-full,” with leadership functions distributed and filled by many people throughout the organization.
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.
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.
Aligning with human nature can show dramatic results in successfully communicating, heightening relationships, and actuating change.
With the strike growing, on June 27, 1894, Congress passed legislation designating Labor Day as a federal holiday.
Trust is the glue that holds a culture of excellence together. When people don't assume agendas or hidden motives, followers will follow and groups unite.
At some point, how we do safety better is answered by removing effort that is no longer value-added, even though at one point in time, it might have been.
U.S. mining deaths fell from an average of 96 to 45 per year during the first half of this decade, MSHA chief Joe Main said.
The takeaway is this is a combo skillset that is neither haphazard nor hereditary; attention control can definitely be improved with the right practices.
Zero injuries is the byproduct of the value of safety excellence; it should never be the primary goal.
"By taking the proper safety precautions this winter, job providers can avoid nasty slips and falls that will cost them in the future," Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency Director Kevin Elsenheimer said.
Experience has shown that real and lasting inspiration can set the stage for actual ongoing action and sustaining results.
"The findings raise the alarm that not only is skin cancer a growing problem in the United States, but the costs for treating it are skyrocketing relative to other cancers," said the lead author of the report, Gery Guy, Ph.D., of CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.
Where are nagging sore spots or ongoing areas of dissatisfaction? Wounds that just don’t seem to heal?
Sometimes to make progress, the right question isn't "What do we need to do?" The question is often "What do we need to stop doing?" or "What are we doing that is sending the wrong message?"
Rather than starting with incentives, seek out and neutralize what might demotivate someone in the first place.
Compliance and High Performance are different targets. Leaders can’t have it both ways.
"There's gotta be a better way. If we go chemical by chemical, it'll take us centuries," Assistant Secretary Michaels said.