Systems Thinking

How Egypt's fall could affect you

Recent riots in North Africa and the Middle East are and will continue to have a harmful impact on the private and public sectors in the United States. Egypt’s collapse has become the “Tipping Point” of a systemic contagion growing throughout North Africa and the Middle East, the likes of which we have not witnessed since World War II.

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Why safety stuff matters

Ever wonder why your safety program just doesn’t seem to sizzle?
Why your latest safety promotion fell flat on its face?
Why you manipulate individuals to be safe?
Why does all this safety stuff really matter anyway?

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SYSTEMS THINKING: Can whistleblowing work?

Realistically, what employee is going to risk his or her livelihood filing a safety or health whistleblower complaint with OSHA; even with all the so-called protections afforded in Section 11(c) of the 1970 OSH Act or the additional protections of the proposed Protecting America’s Workers Act (HR 2067) to amend the OSH Act?

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SYSTEMS THINKING: Let's get real about empowering employees

A serious disconnect existed between the kind of “power” managers thought they were giving and what employees believed they were receiving.

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SYSTEMS THINKING: Don't start the revolution without me

Safety and health management systems remain entirely too rigid and compliance-focused to effectively react to the pace of business.

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SYSTEMS THINKING: If someone wants to "beat your system"...

Use these strategies to minimize the need to beat your safety system.

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SYSTEMS THINKING: Attorney-client privilege or practice?

A colleague recently asked my opinion regarding attorney-client “privilege” being used as a “practice.”

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SYSTEMS THINKING: "Zero is the goal"

Slogans like “Zero is the Goal” are fine as long as management is willing to provide the resources to do the more difficult and expensive safety and health program activities.
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ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EST

Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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2014 September

ISHN'S September issue features a series of essay on thought leadership. Get expert advice on self-motivation, compliance and more!

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