Safety sign selection

Message clarity is crucial; plus location, location, location
October 1, 2011
Safety signs are a necessary component for warning and communicating messages or notices to employees and customers. 

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Teach your children

Risk communication principles are identical for kids and adults
October 1, 2011
This past April, a retired teacher posted this comment on risk communication expert Peter Sandman’s Guestbook on his web  site

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Don’t dismiss hidden safety traps

Use JHAs to uncover latent organizational errors
October 1, 2011
The concepts for Human Performance Improvement (HPI) have been advocated for use in safety programs for a number of years. 

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Tear down the walls

You cannot reach executives without diplomacy & trust
October 1, 2011
How can top leaders be unaware of illegal practices, like the Murdoch organizational problems in Great Britain with the hacking of cell phones and paying off of police? 

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5 fall protection myths

Clear up construction industry misconceptions
October 1, 2011
In construction work, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. 

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MSHA awards $1 million in Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants

September 30, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration yesterday announced $1 million in grant funds to eight organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry.

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No one said executive coaching was easy

September 14, 2011

Here are some brief thoughts pertaining to leadership behavior. First, let’s deal with the issue of “lack of knowledge of inappropriate behavior” as a leadership excuse.

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Let’s get personal

Don’t underestimate the impact of your reward choices
September 1, 2011
I have been helping companies implement safety incentive programs for many decades, and one decision that is constantly underappreciated is the selection of specific rewards to use as incentives for safe behavior.

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3 cornerstones of your safety program

How to plan, train & inspect
September 1, 2011
Written safety plans, training and inspections are three vital components of a safety and health program.

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Correcting misconceptions about behavior-based safety

August 24, 2011

I'd like to correct some common misconceptions about behavior-based safety (BBS) that I saw in a recent ISHN web exclusive article.

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