Articles Tagged with ''culture''

Who am I? Foundational safety culture requirements

November 20, 2012

One of my favorite Broadway musicals is “Les Misérables.” My favorite musical score for this powerful drama takes place when the hero, Jean Valjean, sings “Who am I?”


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Susan Boyle and your safety culture

November 20, 2012

It’s easy to write people off by their appearance.  Maybe it’s someone who doesn’t dress or speak like you.  Maybe they have different interests than you, your co-workers, or your friends.   Or as one of my business acquaintances often states, “they’re just special!”


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Injuries are like getting shot in the back

And in many cases the cause is fear
October 31, 2012

The scene plays out in Western movies. The villain Jesse James, the most famous member of the James-Younger gang that terrorized the Minnesota area in the later 1800s, is shot in the back, defenseless, by a fellow member of his gang out to collect the bounty on James’ life.


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Scott Geller’s AC4P

October 2, 2012

A conversation with E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Virginia Tech, on Actively Caring For People – AC4P – the subject of a new book Scott will introduce at the National Safety Congress in Orlando, Oct. 22-24. It is also available at www.ac4p.org.


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PSU culture: It is a corporate entity

“Survival depends on loyalty at all costs”
August 22, 2012
Don't forget, these are not leaders in the community, they are managers of a corporate entity and the corporate culture requires loyalty at all costs.


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Paper mill reaches a million safe work hours

How they did it
August 20, 2012

A Longview, Washington company is citing a “safety first” management philosophy and a company-wide change in culture for the dramatic improvement in safety shown in a recently released sustainability report.


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The culture of cash flow

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to it
August 15, 2012

The Penn State topic is way too complicated to sort out in a short email. (It may never be fully understood). At one time I worked for a large construction company that had a good safety culture, yet when there was an issue of challenging a client on unsafe procedures the construction company always backed down.


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The great challenges facing EHS pros today

August 8, 2012

The EHS Professionals LinkedIn group recently conducted a canvassing on what constitutes the greatest challenge face pros in 2012: management leadership, building safety cultures, or obtaining and maintaining technical knowledge. Here are some of the posted comments:


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Shawn Galloway of ProAct Safety to Speak at SafetyFestMT and NOSHA Conferences in Montana and North Dakota

The president of ProAct Safety will challenge existing safety excellence approaches and teach workshop and conference attendees how to sustain safe behaviors and safety culture excellence
June 29, 2012

ProAct Safety, provider of safety excellence strategies for organizations across the globe, will send its president and chief operating officer, Shawn M. Galloway, to SafetyFestMT, an educational outreach of WorkSafeMT, and the NOSHA Safety Conference in North Dakota.


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Florida company cuts accident, injury rates with new safety culture

Cable USA uses OSHA On-Site Consultation Program
June 6, 2012

With workers compensation costs exceeding $55,000 and injury rates far higher than the industry’s national average, Florida wire and cable manufacturer Cable USA LLC reached out to OSHA’s Free On-site Consultation Program for help.


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