SYSTEMS THINKING: Tips for installing a new safety culture

May 3, 2011

The safety world has devoted significant attention and conversation to the “safety culture” of organizations. How often have you heard, “If we could just change the culture around here, safety performance would improve.”

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May 3, 2011
We do a fine job researching, investigating, uncovering root causes and lamenting work-related disasters. The government often forms commissions (think Deepwater Horizon or the NASA shuttle explosions or the BP Texas City refinery).
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What you learn from falling on your butt

May 3, 2011

You know you’re a safety geek when you slip and land on your butt on the bathroom floor in a factory’s front office thinking, “What at-risk behavior did I do to earn this bruise?”

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"Even in death, Sis, you've opened our eyes...

April 27, 2011

My Dearest Tina,

I have been wanting to write this letter for a while, just busy, you know. Everyone here is fine, getting along all right, we all miss seeing you.

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EDITORIAL COMMENTS: Close encounters of the cacti kind

March 30, 2011

From the parking area of Gates Pass, a hilly area aptly called the Tucson Mountains just east of Tucson, Arizona, dotted with thousands of saguaro cacti, a hike up to a ridgeline about a half-mile away looks like a gradual slope, certainly doable.

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POSITIVE CULTURES: When your boss doesn't get it

March 21, 2011

Something interesting happens to folks when they make it to the top in business. They become remarkably prone to lose touch with the people down the ladder – the people who do the work and make or break the company.

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Why safety stuff matters

March 1, 2011

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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Want to engage your CEO?

March 1, 2011

CEOs perform best when they truly understand their organization’s entire DNA. To understand the DNA of an organization requires segments of the organization be examined, integrated as a whole, and then presented for management review.

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EDITORIAL COMMENTS: The second half of your life

March 1, 2011

Almost half - 47 percent - of ISHN readers are between ages 50-59, according to our 27th annual “White Paper” reader research conducted in September, 2010.

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Safety First... Or Family First?

February 14, 2011

Pros wrestle with the work-life balance - and how hard to push the boss when there aren't a lot of jobs openings

By Dave Johnson, ISHN Editor

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