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NIOSH findings, sustainability's weak link
November 2, 2011

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

November 1, 2011

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

October 5, 2011
 I spent last week at the Behavioral Safety Now (BSN) Conference ( 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
October 1, 2011
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
October 1, 2011
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
October 1, 2011
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
October 1, 2011
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
October 1, 2011
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
October 1, 2011
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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Apple's leadership & culture contradict the gurus

August 31, 2011

Steve Jobs’s departure as CEO of Apple has unleashed a flood of stories about his legacy, his products, his vision, and his management “playbook.”

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