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Embed safety into your organization’s culture

By Angie Strunk
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There is a very good chance that we have all heard that safety starts at the top. This is not a cliché’ as some may think. All safe workplace efforts must start with top management leading the way with a vision for the company.


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Who am I? Foundational safety culture requirements

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

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

By David Sarkus MS, CSP

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
By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

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

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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”
By Dana Rodden
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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
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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
By Larry Curtis CHSM

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

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
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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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