WDWT (Why don’t we talk?)

The lost art of face-to-face communication
July 11, 2011
Can you translate this? ! AAMOI AFAIU AR FEAR BOCTAAE FEAR DAMHIKT EOD FOUO Believe it or not the message above is this: “I have a comment. As a matter of interest. As far as I understand. Action required.
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Catch the Invisible Drift

It’s easy to stray from safety rules
July 7, 2011
Colonel Scott A. Snook, Ph.D., in Friendly Fire1 introduced the term practical drift. The theory of practical drift emerged from Snook’s root cause analysis of a 1994 friendly fire accident in which two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jets patrolling the No-Fly-Zone over northern Iraq shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk UH-60 helicopters. Twenty-six peacekeepers lost their lives.
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A Growing Obligation to Prevent Harm

Understand the meaning of “standard of care”
July 7, 2011
Should a New York Wal-Mart store have had a crowd control plan in 2008 that may have prevented an employee being trampled to death by shoppers during the store’s annual “Blitz Friday?”
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Editorial Comments: - Version 2.0

Introducing a 24/7 community center for safety pros
July 7, 2011
Later this month you’ll see ISHN’s website at has been totally redesigned for a faster, easier online research, problem-solving, best practices sharing, and news gathering.
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Gift cards: Empowering motivators reinforce positive performance

June 1, 2011
Gift cards are recognized as the top award in the incentive industry, according to surveys and studies. Recipients are empowered with the right to choose the item that most motivates himself or herself.
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It's all about ownership

May 31, 2011
I get asked to visit companies and “diagnose” why their behavioral safety program has “lost steam” or never got off the ground to begin with. Inevitably I find the whole shebang is being run by the safety department and a few anointed safety enthusiasts who do all the observations.
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The power of positive spin

May 25, 2011
When folks are brought together around some common task or set of tasks, their earliest experiences “set the tone” for the team. When team members develop the positive attitude that they can succeed, they are more likely to do so.
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You'll never have all the answers

May 24, 2011
Too often safety and health professionals work under the illusion that the advice they provide to someone is “helpful.” If only giving “help” were so easy.
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On the road again -- and again -- and again

May 24, 2011

You ever think about your driving? Unless you’ve had a recent crash, a DUI, your premiums jacked up, a nearcrash, or a violation that costs you bucks, why, really, would you?

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How's your safety confidence index these days?

May 5, 2011

Is there a parallel between all-time low consumer confidence in economic recovery and worker confidence in their company’s safety commitment and performance?

by Dave Johnson Chief Editor, January 11, 2009

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