Psychology

Mental toughness : Are you developing yours?

September 5, 2013
Everything hasn’t always been rosy in my safety career, just as things haven’t been in yours.


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Recognizing workers’ accomplishments must be genuine – or it can be counter-productive

September 5, 2013
I define “The Four Pillars of Safety” as engagement, recognition, communications and measurement.


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Licensing and royalty fees can blunt safety advances

September 5, 2013
Practices to improve safety performance and culture have and will continue to evolve, due to advances in thinking born from a continuous pursuit to challenge the status quo.


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Employees can close the gaps in your safety culture

Understanding how to successfully engage and empower your workforce is key to ensuring that your organization can start and continue the journey toward safety culture excellence.
September 5, 2013
Empowering front-line workers — those who stand to benefit the most from an effective safety process — is a concept that has been talked about much over the last decade


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Combination of long hours, demanding jobs increases depression risk

Making changes reduces likelihood
August 16, 2013

Employees who work long hours with high job demands are more likely to develop depression, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
 


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How to address employee disengagement

August 15, 2013

An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them.


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Psychological abuse is the first warning: Run, get out

August 6, 2013

Psychological abuse can be as damaging to the psyche as physical abuse can be to the body, yet little is written about this common problem, which is typically the precursor to physical abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 95 percent of men who physically abuse their intimate partners also psychologically abuse them.


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Florida workers stressed out about hurricanes

Study finds high anxiety related to possibility of storms
July 9, 2013

Recent uneventful hurricane seasons have done little to calm Florida workers’ fear of hurricanes, according to a new study by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration at the Florida State University College of Business.


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Every safety pro’s headache: conflict resolution

June 25, 2013

Wednesday afternoon at ASSE’s Safety 2013 features a topic every safety professional deals with at some point or another, as described by the session title: “Conflict Management Strategies for the Real World.”


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Mental health needs to take its seat at the table

Separation from physical health concerns needs to end
June 20, 2013

Mental health professionals need to be part of primary care teams to ensure that patients get complete care that addresses both mental and physical health, according to the head of the American Psychology Association (APA). In a panel hosted recently by the White House’s National Conference on Mental Health, Norman B. Anderson, PhD, said the U.S. needs to end the traditional separation of substance abuse and mental health problems from physical health problems.


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