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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.

Usable Leadership

Begin by scoping out what actually works. Appearances can be deceiving.

Measuring Behavior-Based Safety: The Perfect Leading Indicator

It is possible to successfully work your process and be working on the wrong things.

Enlisting 3 Approaches to Persuasion

I've found that Ethos, however well-intentioned, has limited appeal to those who are caught in ferociously competitive pressures, who feel they have to do whatever they must to survive.

Who Should Develop Corporate Safety Strategy?

Assessing the current culture and systems without a strategy or destination in mind is to perpetuate program-of-the-month experiences and effort-for-the-sake-of-effort thinking.

Engendering Ergo and Safety Mindsets

Bemoaning what's happened is a waste of energy, but what's even worse is continuing to stay stuck in mindsets that have topped out.

Lean Behavior-Based Safety®: A Natural Evolution

A successful process needs a team representing the interests of the population to make the important decisions of improving process and safety.

Talking About Compliance

Send an email telling me why you appreciate this issue and/or where it fell short, and also how we can make it better next year.

What's Next

Fewer than 30 percent of ASSE's members today engage with their local chapters even once per year, and most members pay additional dues so they can belong to a common interest group or practice specialty.