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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.



Cross-Generation Motivation & Safety

It's critical that strategic leaders bridge, not create nor perpetuate, the initially apparent gulf between older and younger workers.

Inspections Matter

No certified inspector ever performed an internal inspection of the failed vessel during the six years it was in use, according to CSB's video.

Renovating Your Safety Culture

You've got to fix the bones of a house before finishing carpentry and cosmetics.

Real Progress at Curbing Smoking Fires

The NFPA report confirms the predicted 30 percent reduction since 2003 in deaths attributed to smoking-materials fires.

Five Vital Questions to Effectively Develop Leaders

It is critical not to separate out a single level of leadership for development opportunities.

Everything Really Is Bigger in Texas

"We hit a sweet spot. We'll be here for the long haul," Honeywell Life Safety President Mark Levy said Sept. 18.

Safety Strategy: What Great Leaders Do Well

Great leaders choose an improvement direction after it is clear to them and those who support it precisely where they are going.

Leadership Leverage

Practical training for supervisors and managers should both inspire and provide them with tangible skills for making real change occur.

Is Failing Less a Better Safety Goal than Achieving Success?

Safety is notoriously focused on what not to do with increasing rules and a heavier emphasis on progressive discipline than progressive recognition.

Overcoming 'Soft' Complacency

I've seen many companies accomplish a lot and then get stuck in place patting themselves on their own backs.

Hours of Service War is Over

"With one small exception, our decision today brings to an end much of the permanent warfare surrounding the HOS rules."

Tasty (and Safe) Tomatoes for All

FDA will be working with EPA to facilitate the development of an organic treatment that would kill Salmonella and other harmful organisms.