Psychology

Ways to become "mindful" – always a helpful safety state of mind

 Learning to focus the mind can be a powerful antidote to the stresses and strains of our on-the-go lives, according to a Harvard Medical School special report. It also can tremendously benefit overall safety alertness on the job. 


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Helping Others - Safety, What's In It For Me?

More than 24 years ago when I began speaking to audiences about safety, this was the title of my presentation. I was reminded of it when I was being interviewed by Dave Johnson with ISHN www.ishn.com.


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Perceptions about work-related stress

Europe continues to lead the U.S. in a sharp and continuing focus on workplace stress – excluding NIOSH’s research. OSHA is silent on the subject of work-related stress. Cultural differences are at play here: stress is infrequently publicly discussed in corporate corridors in the U.S., where a combination of potential disability claims and the go-it-alone John Wayne tend to silence talk about job stress. 


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Facilitating an employee’s return to work following absence for a mental health problem

The IRSST just published a “Guide to an integrated practices program for supporting a return to work and promoting job retention - Facilitating an employee’s return to work following an absence for a mental health problem.”


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

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

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.”

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.”

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?”

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

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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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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