Articles Tagged with ''culture''

Trends to watch in 2012

This is a public service of ISHN — keeping you informed and hip to the trends shaping our culture and the (mostly off the job) behaviors and attitudes of your workforce.


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More from NSC 2011 Congress & Expo

NIOSH findings, sustainability's weak link

NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard gave a presentation on Tuesday on a recent study of the supply and demand for OSH professionals in the next 5 years. Demand (25,000 pros are expected to be hired by U.S. industry) far outstrips supply (13,000 college graduates in OSH will be available).


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The "trade fair of the future" at NSC 2011 Congress & Expo

One exhibitor tells us the safety world has to get with it and conduct business like business-to-consumer models. He has a touch screen service in testing where, as his signs say, “Order Here” and “Buy Now.”


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The community of culture

 I spent last week at the Behavioral Safety Now (BSN) Conference (www.behavioralsafetynow.com) where I was reminded of a simple fact: To change culture you have to rely on our culture.  


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Create tension about safety

Use data to get leaders pushing for more safety
You know about dissonance — that uncomfortable feeling you get when you believe strongly about one thing, but think, say or do another. 


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Tear down the walls

You cannot reach executives without diplomacy & trust
How can top leaders be unaware of illegal practices, like the Murdoch organizational problems in Great Britain with the hacking of cell phones and paying off of police? 


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Accidents just happen?

Leadership can prevent serious injuries and fatalities
How could this hypothetical but all too common scenario happen? 


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The mess that we’re in

Hard times diminish awareness & increase distractions
The businesses I work with are all re-thinking their strategies to one extent or another. 


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Forget power & control

Focus on human interactions to resolve safety conflicts
I know safety professionals who see their role from a “power and control” perspective as opposed to a “consultative” perspective. 


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Safety confronts a leadership crisis

Fatalities, severe injuries & emotional health demand action
Distressing. Unacceptable. Mired in mediocrity. I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the essence of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) reaction last month to news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that a total of 4,547 workers died on the job in 2010 compared with 4,551 from 2009. 


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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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