Articles by DJ Borbidge

Low-cost safety tactics for tight budgets

October 2, 2013
In these challenging economic times, it is especially important to identify types of incentives that can be used effectively and economically, and to develop an understanding of how incentives can be infused into a safety process.


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Remove the baggage from behavior based safety

July 9, 2013
Remember when “behavioral based safety” was considered revolutionary? We can now say it has been around for quite some time.


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Ensure your safety culture evolves with the times

May 9, 2013
A safety culture is not a “static” entity. Cultures change and develop over time.


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Cultivate a safety culture

For starters, what are perceptions of your existing culture?
August 1, 2012
The impact of accidents on companies, employees and their families is substantial.


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“I heard it through the grapevine…”- Generating Rumors is an unsafe sport

May 3, 2012
The “rumor-mill” or the informal communication system can be detrimental in a workplace culture and to any safety program.


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Incentives are no panacea

October 1, 2010

Measurable objectives and criteria are important - what can be measured usually gets done.


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YOUR TURN: Rules of engagement

September 7, 2009
The following ten rules of engagement will enable your management team to make an optimal contribution to your safety culture.
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REWARDS that spell success

April 10, 2009
While incentive gifts and rewards can be fun for employees who get excited about prizes, there are pitfalls to avoid in their use.
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Qualities of a successful coach

November 1, 2007
The “team” concept in a safety process helps to ensure employees’ participation and involvement in the safety effort. However, coaches are needed in the areas of problem-solving, decision-making, time management, resolving conflicts, delegating responsibility and helping to build the lead team and subsequent sub-teams and more.
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Fostering participation in Behavior-Based Safety

January 1, 2007
“Same ole, same ole!” “Same old stuff!”… These are common reactions we receive when we begin our introduction of behavior-based safety at a facility. Employees have seen program after program come and go.
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