Psychology

It’s time to drive out of the world of “should”

June 13, 2014

Art Linkletter, the entertainer, said, “If you change your attitude you will change your life.” Wouldn’t it be nice if we always got our way with things? If things were as they SHOULD be? Unfortunately, the world usually doesn’t meet our expectations and we are left disappointed that people and things are not what they SHOULD be.


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Kids say the darnedest things – about commitments to safety

June 12, 2014

I was blown away by a report in this morning at one of the client sites I visited. It's amazing how we all keep learning, keep getting more personally safe and together set records of no one being injured. The site I was at just passed the first time in its history with six months no incidents.


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ASSE Safety 2014 Speaker Q&A with John Drebinger:

“People freeze when they want to do something for someone’s safety but don’t know the first step.”
June 10, 2014

ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with John Drebinger of John Drebinger Presentations, who presented a talk at ASSE Safety 2014 on “The ‘How To’ of Watching Out for the Safety of Others.”


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ASSE Safety 2014 Speaker Q&A with Bob Veazie:

“Informing is a one-way command and control behavior.”
June 9, 2014

ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Bob Veazie, founder of People Powered Leadership, who presented a talk at ASSE Safety 2014 on “Commitment-Based Safety: the Only Way to Zero Injuries.”


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ASSE Safety 2014 Speaker Q&A with Skipper Kendrick:

“Could your leaders name the last three things they’ve done to improve the safety of the business?”
June 9, 2014

ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Skipper Kendrick of Kendrick Global Enterprises, who presented a talk at ASSE Safety 2014 on “12 Key Words for the Safety Professional.”


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How to recognize danger in the workplace & at schools

Improved prevention is a group effort, says former doc & personality disorder sufferer
May 22, 2014

Shocking acts of public violence continue to dominate the news: Shootings at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard – considered workplace incidents; a stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school. About two million employees are affected by workplace violence every year, according to OSHA.


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The acid test for commitments to safety

May 21, 2014

 In watching many Commitment Based Safety meetings and how employees are reporting in on their contributions to their commitments for the last 24 hours there is something noteworthy going on. As we know, in a zero injury culture every employee manages his or her risks every day. 


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What are the psychological aspects of amputation?

May 9, 2014

As a safety and health professional, there will inevitably be those trying times when you must counsel a worker who has lost a finger, multiple fingers, a hand, or an entire arm to a work-related injury.


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Economic demand – the impact on employee safety

May 7, 2014

It seems that workplace injuries are directly influenced by economic situations. As the price of raw materials increases, there is a natural tendency to take additional risks to produce more volume.  As the end of the calendar quarter approaches, there is added pressure to meet goals or deadlines.


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Another tragedy on Mount Everest: And we wonder why some people are risk-takers

April 30, 2014

In April, a high-altitude avalanche killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, according to news reports.


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