I recently heard a saying that I really like, “the dog with the bone is always in danger.” Most all of us have a “golden dog-bone” within our organizations – whether it be sales numbers, market share, profit numbers, new product alignment, employee turnover rates, quality, productivity, and yes, safety performance indicators.
1 - As an educator, it’s all about practicing what you preach. Whenever we create lessons, assignments or activities, putting ourselves in the learners’ shoes is one of the most powerful things we can do. If we want our students to thoughtfully read information presented to them, we must do the same in our own professional development.
Building a company-wide culture of health and developing an effective communications strategy are characteristic of companies with outstanding workplace health promotion programs, according to a report in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Experience our 2nd Annual Safety Summit with special presentations by Dr. E. Scott Geller, Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez, M.S. Dr. Timothy Ludwig, Dr. Shawn Bergman and Dr. Oliver North.
Safety Incentives are increasingly eyed with suspicion by regulators who worry inappropriate incentives might lead to under reporting of injuries. Unfortunately, many organizations have legacy systems that provide financial rewards for injury-free time periods.
Leaders recognized for dedication to safety excellence
January 26, 2016
The National Safety Council has announced the 2016 CEOs Who “Get It,” presented annually to organizational leaders who demonstrate continued and outstanding dedication to employee safety and well-being both on and off the job.
I’ve been speaking about this for years. I feel strongly that we are made to be touched. Hey, I even like to hug! Yes, I like to reach out and hug people - touch people and shake a hand. That comes naturally within my family and with many of my friends.
I tried many different strategies during my career to ensure that we had a 24/7 safety attitude. I learned that if our people just turned the safety switch on when they came to work and then shut it back off when they left, then we just had compliance and not commitment.