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Leading Indicators For Breaking Through Persistent Injuries

Ultimately, applying leading indicators to a high level means first unearthing the alternate universe of "what could have been done better" and then measuring these desired actions.

Out of Harm's Way, for Now

Hurricanes Florence and Harvey suggest areas that are vulnerable to Atlantic hurricanes could be hit with much more costly and dangerous storms than in the past.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Robot?

Robots are most useful for highly repetitive work or tasks done where it's physically unsafe for a human worker to be.

Bard Leadership

We've seen how numerous companies have been able to greatly "Shake" up mediocre performance and culture through trained "Peer" Safety leaders, even without positional power.

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.

Lifting Leadership

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

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

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

Ten Questions to Mature Executive Safety Thinking

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

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.

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.

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.

Enjoying the 2018 Safety Trade Shows

Great customer service never goes out of style.

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.

NIOSH's Pocket Guide Turns 40

Improving the NPG will be helpful to all of us.