Articles by Dr. Richard Fulwiler

Safety culture – No and hell no!!!

By Dr. Richard Fulwiler

Every time I see or hear the term strong safety culture I cringe. The focus on building a strong safety culture is terribly misplaced. Safety excellence is a more likely outcome for an enterprise that clearly values and cares for its employees and includes safety as a strategic element of its organizational culture.

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Transforming leaders drive excellence

By Dr. Richard Fulwiler
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Take just a minute to reflect on what you believe are the characteristics that describe a transformational leader, and by the same token take another minute to reflect on the characteristics that describe a transactional leader.

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There is just one organizational culture

The question is, where does safety fit in?
By Dr. Richard Fulwiler
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I don’t have much to say about changes in the Penn State culture other than this:

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Is the employer focused on the work or the worker?

By Dr. Richard Fulwiler

I don’t want to argue the point that Corporations (Corp.) are or are not people.

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Corporations are people

By Dr. Richard Fulwiler

I worked for a large corporation in safety for 27 years. When I was selected to move into safety from engineering, I did not interview with a warehouse or a chemical processing unit. It was people. 

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Management systems made easy

By Dr. Richard Fulwiler
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Measure 8 key elements to improve your performance

To prepare for this article, I familiarized myself with a number of management systems. This is not intended to be a critical analysis of any of these management systems; it’s just one person’s observations based on a number of years of experience with management systems.
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