David Sarkus MS, CSP

David Sarkus MS, CSP

Sarkus is an author, speaker, consultant, and coach with nearly 30 years of experience. He has written five books and more than 60 research-based articles. He is president and founder of David Sarkus International, Inc., which provides a full menu of safety related services for some of the biggest and best run organizations in the world. Please visit www.DavidSarkus.com for more information. David can also be reached at 1-800-240-4601.

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Are you making these mistakes with your safety climate surveys?

In 1980, Dov Zohar addressed various implications of assessing safety climate through a 40-item questionnaire in order to improve safety-related outcomes. Zohar wrote one of the first scholarly works pertaining to safety climate and I was intrigued.


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Deadlines and shutdowns define your culture for safety

During most of my college summers, I worked heavy construction.


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Three critically important leadership traits for sustainable safety excellence

I’ve been fortunate enough to have consulted, coached, and spoken for thousands of leaders across the globe.  And I feel strongly that every leader who is credible, fair, and cares about his workers can push their performance to an entirely new level – particularly if these three traits are used as their primary base of influence. 


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Safety success can be scary

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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Chuck Noll’s leadership legacy

 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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Do your leaders have empathy?

Lessons from “Undercover Boss”
I love the reality show “Undercover Boss” but I have to watch it alone because I often become a little weepy!


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From Dubai (or anywhere in the world) – one vision, one standard

I am very fortunate to be able to travel the world through my work. I just got back from Dubai and had a great trip!  It is so interesting to see other parts of the world and experience different cultures. In fact, I spoke to a group with participants from every corner of the world, and I do mean every corner.


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Your sphere of influence

Check out your demeanor everyday – it’s a difference maker
I like Subway and a few times a month I eat there. But there’s one location I no longer visit.


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Your spring cleaning - Are you behind?

When I was a young boy, I marveled at the time and effort my mother put into her annual spring-cleaning.  Mom planned a great deal – shopping for her supplies early to make sure that she never had to start and stop once she got moving. And mom was really focused on every detail of cleaning the windows, walls, floors, and all of the furniture.


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Your sphere of influence

I like Subway and a few times a month I eat there. But there’s one location I no longer visit. Here’s why. There’s a young worker who is impolite, very impersonal, and at times, just downright mean and nasty.  She certainly takes the “customer” out of “customer service.” I stopped going there because it’s a negative experience and I have alternatives.


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By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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