Articles by Scott Geller

Safety pros hang in there

December 11, 2013

It’s important to realize the leading reason for people leaving their job is, “They don’t like their supervisor or their boss.” Now consider that safety pros understand how meaningful their job is, and thus are more likely than others to put up with a non-supportive boss. Others quit their job. More safety pros stick with their meaningful work in spite of a “bad” boss than do other workers.


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People DO care about safety and the well-being of others

November 19, 2013

I prefer to be optimistic and humanistic, believing that the silent majority does care about the safety and health of others, and wants to do the right thing. Consider for example the large numbers of people reacting to tragedies from shootings in airports and educational settings to catastrophes from climate change.


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“Achievers” are sometimes afraid to fail

Pitfalls of positive social labeling
October 2, 2013
It’s certainly common to attach positive labels to people and organizations following their notable success. Such labels can be quite beneficial, activating a sense of competence and enhancing self-motivation.


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Management methods that do more harm than good

June 7, 2013
Let’s start this discussion of safety bullying by talking about discipline.


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Understand the human dynamics of worker safety

January 3, 2013
What could be worse,” bellowed W. Edwards Deming at his four-day workshop in 1991, than “on-the-job training”.


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PSYCHOLOGY OF SAFETY: How cultures can influence safety

November 1, 2006
This past September I enjoyed my fourth business trip to Australia, appreciating another opportunity to teach Aussies the principles and procedures of People-Based Safety (PBS).
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PSYCHOLOGY OF SAFETY: Worldly coaching lessons

November 1, 2003
Sustaining your observation & feedback process
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PSYCHOLOGY OF SAFETY: Not an overnight sensation. . .

October 1, 2003
Building self-directed participation takes time
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PSYCHOLOGY OF SAFETY: Are we having fun yet?

August 29, 2003
Putting positive vibes into preventing injuries
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PSYCHOLOGY OF SAFETY: Who are you kidding?

August 1, 2003
How self-deception blinds us to safety
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