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U.S. regions have distinct personalities, research reveals

Analysis “challenges cultural stereotypes,” says author
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Americans with similar temperaments are so likely to live in the same areas that a map of the country can be divided into regions with distinct personalities, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (APA).


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Your execs should know: Safety isn’t a commodity anymore

By Dave Johnson
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The safety job has matured, and will continue to do so – that was one of the takeaways from last week’s National Safety Congress & Expo, sponsored by the National Safety Council.


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Safety is now about conversations, not confrontations

By Dave Johnson
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One of the changes in the nature of workplace safety work happens to be the nature of conversations revolving around safety. Back in the day when safety was largely a policing job with a heavy emphasis on rules and discipline, conversations between the safety manager and an employee tended to be short and direct.


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Random acts of Rewarding

The positive power of spontaneity
By Marc Resnick
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Every week, a new study in behavioral science is published that demonstrates the importance of context.


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“Achievers” are sometimes afraid to fail

Pitfalls of positive social labeling
By Scott Geller
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It’s certainly common to attach positive labels to people and organizations following their notable success. Such labels can be quite beneficial, activating a sense of competence and enhancing self-motivation.


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Dangers of driving on autopilot

Snap out of it — develop your situational awareness
By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.
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Autopilot is a nice little nuance of cognitive processing that allows us animals, especially humans, to plan, solve problems, or otherwise daydream while performing routine tasks.


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Supervisors must make the time to wield their influence

By Tom Hadderman
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Supervisors and mid-level managers do not feel they have much influence over what makes employees emotionally invested and committed, such as company policies, pay, benefits changes, staffing levels, business decisions, or communications from above.


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“Naïve science” plagues mining and oil & gas cultures

By Marc Resnick
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In commoditized industries where competition is based largely on who can offer the lowest price, there is an intense pressure to squeeze every penny out of the cost of operations.


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A most unusual safety session

By Dave Johnson
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Here at the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo, an Egyptian surgeon, Alaa Zidan, who now works as a health and safety consultant in Bahrain, gave a presentation, “Positive Safety Culture and Emotional Intelligence,” that was probably unlike any safety presentation most in the audience had ever heard.


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A new language emerges for safety

News from 2013 NSC Congress & Expo
By Dave Johnson
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Spend a day talking to safety pros and safety product trainers, consultants and PPE vendors and one thing strikes you: a new vocabulary is emerging in safety circles. You hear little talk about OSHA or compliance.


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