Safety Culture

Safety leadership happens in the middle

By Shawn M. Galloway

Why are our most important leaders, responsible for driving improvement in performance, culture and results, often our most inexperienced, undertrained, underdeveloped and incapable? Most of us have seen the situation when the super employee becomes the supervisor without ever being taught how to be an effective leader.


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Do you want the truth?

Listen to the voice of frontline employees
By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

The regulation-oriented data tells us a part of the story with respect to training, incident records, safety meetings, work orders, policies/procedures and the like. Observations add a bit more insight to what our people are actually doing when they are occasionally being watched/evaluated by others.


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Leadership: Better to be liked or respected?

By Shawn M. Galloway

Certainly the average person desires to be both liked and respected. While a gross oversimplification of behavioral sciences, we behave in a way consistent with seeking out what we desire and avoiding what we don’t. Leaders of all kinds are often put in positions to make decisions that impact the lives of others.


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Safety success can be scary

By David Sarkus MS, CSP
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A great leader has passed, Chuck Noll, Hall of Fame coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Noll impacted the lives of many, many people. Chuck Noll is the only NFL head coach to win four Super Bowls and may be the greatest NFL coach ever.


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Safety words to know – 2014 edition

By Dave Johnson

These words keep surfacing at safety conferences, speeches, articles and conversations and paint a picture of the issues and trends important to the profession here in 2014: Value– as in, “What’s the value of having a safety professional around here?”


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Award-winning video shows Tulsa’s safety turnaround

High workers comp costs led to radical change
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 A workplace safety video produced by the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma has won a state-level award, but Tulsa’s real prize may be a sharp drop in recordable injuries among city workers. 


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Chuck Noll’s leadership legacy

By David Sarkus MS, CSP

 The very recent passing of Chuck Noll, Hall of Fame coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has stirred the emotions and thoughts of many. Chuck Noll is the only NFL head coach to win four Super Bowls and may be the greatest NFL head coach of all time. 


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Personal Risk Assessment – Over-estimating personal capabilities

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

Way back in time I had the distinct opportunity to join a military service branch and go through the boot camp experience. “Young and stupid,” physical fitness at its peak, “10 feet tall and bullet proof” – all these and other attributes, like adrenaline and testosterone, made each of us raw recruits confident we could take on the world and come out unscathed.


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ASSE Safety 2014 Speaker Q&A with Mike Williamsen:

“Deming’s plan, do, check, act -- from a safety standpoint, zero injury performance follows that.”
By Dave Johnson
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ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Mike Williamsen, of Caterpillar Safety Services, who presented a talk at ASSE Safety 2014 on “Culture of Correct: Developing a Worldwide Safety System.”


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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.”
By Dave Johnson
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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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