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For BBS to work, the organization must have a culture ready for the tool to take them to the next level.
Leaders take control of themselves first. They have to discipline themselves to not kneejerk attack disaffected workers.
It is ineffective to make your plans without knowing where you are going and what success looks like, correctly defined.
"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.
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.
The most Safety- and creatively-effective companies are “Leader-full,” with leadership functions distributed and filled by many people throughout the organization.
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.
The takeaway is this is a combo skillset that is neither haphazard nor hereditary; attention control can definitely be improved with the right practices.
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.
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.
"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.
Zero injuries is the byproduct of the value of safety excellence; it should never be the primary goal.
"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?