Articles Tagged with ''Safety culture''

Cardinal rules – Influencing noncompliance

April 8, 2014

Our personal risk tolerance is directly influenced by the severity of the outcome. If there is a high cost associated with a risk, we are more prone to comply with the rules set in place. While writing this post, I am reminded of today’s airline industry.


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Report: Metro-North values on-time performance over safe operations

Railroad co. involved in derailments has “deficient safety culture”
March 17, 2014

Metro-North Railroad – whose train derailment in the Bronx in December killed four passengers and injured approximately 70 others – made being on time a higher priority than being safe, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).


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Safety role models more effective than incentive programs

CPWR study explores different kinds of leadership
March 6, 2014

Transactional leadership is ok; transformational leadership is even better. That conclusion comes from a study by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), which surveyed more than 1,000 plumbers and pipefitters to find out what style of safety leadership yields the best results.


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Top worker safety training topics

March 4, 2014

Safety Culture- Recognize and correctly use key terms and concepts relating to safety culture. Identify the components of a positive safety culture and rate your own company's effectiveness in each of the component areas. Define the necessary elements of management commitment and support. Understand the importance of well-defined safety roles & responsibilities


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How to develop a culture of safety competency

February 28, 2014

Competence is defined as “the ability of an individual or organization to do a job properly.” Competencies comprise of a set of defined behaviors (i.e. standards) that provide a structured guide enabling the identification, development and evaluation of specific behaviors so people can do their job properly.


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Safety excellence- The six critical components

February 18, 2014

Dr. Dan Petersen was one of the great safety pioneers of the last 50 years. His focus was consistently on developing a viable safety culture that lived safety accountabilities at all levels of the organization. Organizations fully utilizing his Six Criteria for Safety Excellence are among the leaders in safety performance. These criteria are:


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Injuries aren’t the only kind of accidents

January 22, 2014

When you think about the title of this piece, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is an accident that produced property damage but no injuries.  While that is a common example of this principle, it is not the only one.


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Establishing key performance indicators

January 14, 2014
Performance Indicators can come in many guises, depending on their focus and means of measurement. Generally speaking, they can be Process or Outcome-orientated indicators that are measured by numbers (i.e. quantitative) or subjective perceptions or feelings (i.e. qualitative).


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Most provocative ISHN Blog posts of 2013

Part Two
December 27, 2013

An argument against seatbelt laws, strategies for coping with a workplace shooter and accusations of “unprecedented vitriol” against Republican lawmakers all made appearances in the ISHN Blog this year. Here’s a sampling of passionate voices from the EHS community:


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Most provocative ISHN Blog posts of 2013

Part One
December 26, 2013

From contentions that OSHA is turning radical to disagreements over the meaning of the term, “safety culture,” the ISHN Blog served as a forum for a wide range of opinions. Here are some of the most-viewed posts of 2013:


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