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Becoming a Rising Star in Safety

Anyone can be an effective leader if provided the right focus, skills, tools, and support.

Checking Out VPPPA's Big Show

We'll post reports from the national convention on our website, so be on the lookout during those late August days for items of interest about leadership keynotes and educational sessions.

Taking Back Leadership

Perhaps the worker hadn't alerted anyone in the company that he had past back issues. If not, why?

Evolving Your Safety Culture: Elements that Matter Most

Nine elements have been identified as the most important foci to establish the chemistry that facilitates the necessary climate for a culture of safety excellence to grow.

(Re)building a Foundation of Trust

Miraculous results occur when people really trust that leaders are both truly concerned about them and are competent.

Resolution Calls for Action on Hepatitis

According to the CDC, an estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, but most of them do not know they are infected.

The SeaWorld Case

"The remedy imposed for SeaWorld's violations does not change the essential nature of its business. There will still be human interactions and performances with killer whales; the remedy will simply require that they continue with increased safety measures."

Safety Super Vision

Many supervisors are being asked to do much more. It's not just line workers who've been trimmed to the bone.



Advancing AIHA's Good Samaritan Project

Many states provide this protection to engineers and architects. Industrial hygienists and other safety and health professionals should have it, as well.

Is Winning or Losing a Safety Culture Habit?

Winning in safety isn't necessarily accomplished with more effort, programs, activities, paperwork, and meetings. In fact, many times, less is more.

Balancing Leadership Perspective

Every leader has daily choices about how much to maintain continuity toward objectives and how to seek out and be receptive to new opportunities.

Alarmed by West Virginia's Ordeal

Neither federal nor state regulations currently apply to the above ground storage tank that leaked into the Kanawha Valley's water supply.

To Delegate or Not to Delegate Safety?

Roles, responsibilities, and results expectations must be clear, situational, measurable, and focused on closing specific gaps.

The Voyage of the Leader-Hero

Hero-leaders use the Underworld stage as a personal springboard to pave the way for a true change in outlook and actions.

Misunderstanding the Role of Safety Culture Assessments

Effective culture assessments shouldn’t prompt strategy; they should validate it and, most importantly, improve the success of execution.

New Pig's Forum Gets the Waste Out

The online forum offers many resources to help plants minimize waste and save money through sustainability initiatives, recycling, and lean manufacturing.

The Ins and Outs of Changing Culture

Never give up. Change is always possible by thinking and doing things differently.

Not Ready for Prime Time

The report says the estimated cost of infectious diseases in the United States exceeds $120 billion annually.

Profound Knowledge: What Drives Your Safety Strategy

All effective leaders desire an engaged culture and place that as an indicator of progress toward cultural enhancement in all areas of the business, not just safety.

Breaking Through Repeating Problems

I've never seen a "blame the worker" mindset create high-level safety performance--especially with repeating problems.