Systems Thinking

What kind of audit are you after?

Compliance checks or deeper decision-making evaluations
Recently a client inquired about utilizing a consultant to conduct a “third-party” audit of his operations using the client’s second-party auditing protocols.

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Kick the safety habit

Examine your job-related rewards, routines & cues
In a corporate culture, there are subcultures such as engineering, operations, safety, health, environmental, management, executive, business units, human resources, etc.

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Decisions wear us down

Make your presentation early in the morning
Three safety professionals were asked to evaluate their company’s previous year’s 129 incident investigation reports to determine what could possibly be done to reduce both the number and severity of injuries.

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Saddled with social responsibility?

Beware of superficial spin
More than likely, if you find yourself in front of a board, it probably is not for a good reason. Stay focused, present the facts and only the facts, and concentrate on the business implications of the circumstances.

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Ethics are easily muddled

But you can prevent killer collapses
Well, it’s that time of the year again to take the company’s ethics course.

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“What the hell!”

How to deal with devilish attitudes
Safety pros deal with human weaknesses probably more than anyone in the organization, save for perhaps HR.

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Winning hearts and minds

Using 6 “weapons of influence”
How often have you come up with a safety idea and found yourself beating your head against the wall trying to get buy-in?

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How to manage Millennials

The most highly praised & coached generation comes to work
The workplace is beginning to experience the blending of Millennials with Boomers. Who are these Millennials?

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Home is where the hazards are

So why aren’t employers more concerned?
Even though all of us undertake do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around the house, it is profoundly apparent many of us perform these DIY projects in the absence of a safety mindset.

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How to really tick off your boss

Use this checklist before heading to the meeting
Safety and health professionals routinely make presentations to their boss, their boss’s boss, and sometimes even the CEO to gain approval for an activity or to beg for funding to initiate a new program or sustain an existing program. Too often we are met with delays, resistance and rejection.

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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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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