The quest for an absolute fail-safe -– when none exists -– can make leaders more vulnerable to being sold a bill of goods, with wild promises followed by crashing disappointments.
How fast you go about evolving desirable safety culture behaviors is the difference in control and influence.
To enter, just send me a description of work you're doing now or have recently done in a cold environment –- and your shoe size.
Cycle through the 12 Steps for Effective Leadership, each time with greater nuance, on a higher level.
What one measurement would provide the greatest insight and facilitate performance and cultural transformation?
In a crashless world, U.S. emergency rooms won't have to treat more than 2 million crash victims per year as they do now.
Provide consistent attention to the changes you want.
OSHA's jurisdiction in these emergencies is not crystal clear, at least not yet.
When excellence in safety is measured by zero failures, a self-limiting organizational viewpoint and very dangerous employee belief are created.
Remember that everyone everywhere longs for something. Desire is the most elemental part of each person.
Criminal convictions and incarceration will send a more powerful message, if the young drivers are listening.
Highly effective persuasion entails communicating the way others do, not expecting them to adjust to your style.
Success is measured by the ability to drive positive, needed change, create breakthrough performance, and sustain the results.
Wanting, wishing, and pressuring gets only so far without the needed skills to make desired improvements.
Success goals and progress indicators that show movement toward continuous improvement sends the message we are getting better, rather than failing less.
From Legionnaires’ Disease diagnoses among workers at an auto shredding operation to mail order pharmacy workers exposed to pill dust, students and professionals have explored interesting IH challenges recently.
The opening keynote speaker at this year’s AIHce conference spoke quietly and didn’t say much of anything about industrial hygiene until the end of his talk, but he kept his audience spellbound nonetheless. Juan Enruiquez, co-founder of Synthetic Genomics Inc. and managing director of Excel Venture Management in Boston, discussed genetic engineering and explained how it is already changing businesses around the world.
Worker's compensation covers less than 25 percent of the medical and indirect costs of occupational injuries and illnesses, according to a recent study.
To move to high-level safety it's necessary to perceive and then neutralize ever-smaller risks, like adjusting the fine-tuning controls on a monitor.
If you, the leader, are unable to describe in vivid detail what excellence looks like and your strategy to achieve it, don't expect others can.