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Strategic Leadership Discipline

When leaders start by taking personal control of their approach to discipline and responsibility, they're more able to kickstart and sustain superior results.

Park the Ducks — Permanently

"On amphibious passenger vehicles that cannot remain afloat when flooded, canopies can represent an unacceptable risk to passenger safety," NTSB's 2002 report said.

Growing Leadership

Are there "weeds" in your company whose value hasn’t yet been seen and tapped? Can you find ways to turn some of these individuals into powerful Safety proponents?

Housecleaning 2018

I may have discarded a truckload of such materials this time. But I'm saving some things, of course, reference materials I can't stand to lose and extra copies of our best past issues, in my estimation.

Where Should NIOSH Focus Its Robotics Research?

Work by NIOSH's new Center for Occupational Robotics Research certainly bears watching as the use of robotics rapidly increases in U.S. industries.

A Timeline of Safety Progress: Aligning Others and Minimizing Change Resistors

This template can help you communicate your company story throughout your organization.

Lifting Leadership

I urge leaders to do a "restraining forces audit," assessing what is blocking improvements in higher level Safety performance and culture.

Constructing Remarkable Attention, Decisions, and Action Safety

All buildings and systems require resources of time, funds, equipment, and effort.



The Takata Recall Hits Home

More air bags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected airbags to around 65 million to 70 million.

Ten Questions to Mature Executive Safety Thinking

Cultures of today are a result of practices of the past.

ASSE Developing Active Shooter Technical Report

The reason to create a technical report is that workplace safety standards can take years to develop.

Energizing to Power Sparkling Engagement

"Energizing" is potentially highly renewable. We've seen how people become immediately charged up when they discover how select Safety techniques can make them immediately stronger and more balanced.

Enjoying the 2018 Safety Trade Shows

Great customer service never goes out of style.

Moving From Ergonomic Objections to Objectives

I recommend four ergonomic objectives that can apply to any company member who walks, lifts, pushes, uses tools, pulls, climbs or just sits or stands in place.

Self-Assess Your Current Safety Strategy

Culture will be why your compliance or advanced efforts fail. It will also be why your overall strategy succeeds or fails.

Cascading Effects: Preventing Addiction with Safety

What we as leaders do and don't can go well beyond just affecting organizational members' work life; it can also impact their personal lives.

Defining Safety Excellence: What Does Great Look Like?

If it isn't clear to executive leadership what it would look like when successful, expect misalignment throughout the rest of the organization.

NIOSH's Pocket Guide Turns 40

Improving the NPG will be helpful to all of us.

Chain-Breaking Leadership

Assess what you've done to address those repetitive injuries that hamper different employees. The real question here is, have you been singing the same song with just slightly different lyrics?

Demotivate, Motivate, Reward, and Recognize: Improving Performance

At work, management creates an environment that either motivates or demotivates people.