Articles by Scott Geller

Power of a Safety Conversation

May 4, 2000
One Sunday evening this past May I received a very rewarding phone call from a long-time friend and colleague, Mike Hedlesky. For almost a year Mike has been managing the construction of my log lodge, so we have frequent phone conversations. But this phone call was different. Before giving me a progress report, Mike thanked me for possibly saving his life. Then he told me about his freak bicycle crash earlier that day.
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Being Mindful While You Work...

May 3, 2000
This article concludes a three-part series on mindful versus mindless behavior, and the consequences for safety.
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What's wrong with 'accident investigations'?

April 30, 2000
Five reasons to change your approach - and your language.
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When Minds Turn Off To Safety...

April 27, 2000
Have you ever suffered from something called "premature cognitive commitment"? I'd like to explore this concept, taken from Ellen J. Langer's book, "Mindfulness," as a follow-up to last month's article on how to increase mindful behavior to prevent injuries.
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Are you mindful or mindless when working?

April 26, 2000
So how do we become more mindful of behavioral routines that could lead to injury, either to ourselves or to others?
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Are You A Manager Or A Leader?

April 26, 2000
In this article, I'd like to consider six specific differences between safety management and safety leadership. This is not meant to belittle management. We do, though, need more leadership in safety - and this is not the same as management. But managers can be leaders, too!
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"Can I give you some feedback?"

April 24, 2000
Safety-related conversations often come across as confrontational. One person tells another he or she is working unsafely and needs to do something about it. This points out that people expect the worst when safety feedback is offered. If you confirm those expectations, you'll have trouble being an effective safety coach. Here are five ways to avoid potential problems.
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Test Your Knowledge of Safety

April 21, 2000
Many presentations on the psychology of safety base assertions solely on common sense. Statements are made that sound good but are actually incorrect or unfounded. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to determine which psychology-related statements are valid.
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Building momentum for safety

April 18, 2000
This month is known to sports fans as 'March Madness' - when 64 major college basketball teams compete in the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. For three weeks, fans will watch games where momentum dramatically swings back and forth. In this article, I want to discuss momentum - and how we can harness it to improve our safety processes.
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Different strokes for safety folks

April 11, 2000
Four different way in which you can teach others in safety.
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