Articles by DJ Borbidge

“Thank you” Power

Far-reaching results of two simple words
Recently, I called customer service for a company I do business with.


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WDWT (Why don’t we talk?)

The lost art of face-to-face communication
Can you translate this? ! AAMOI AFAIU AR FEAR BOCTAAE FEAR DAMHIKT EOD FOUO Believe it or not the message above is this: “I have a comment. As a matter of interest. As far as I understand. Action required.
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Team up for safety

Safety teams can have a major impact on the workplace. They help identify and correct hazards in the most timely and effective manner while focusing every segment of the organization on safety.
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Rethinking incentives

In these challenging economic times, it is especially important to identify the types of incentives that can be used effectively and economically.
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Training for trust and loyalty

It is time to rehumanize training at all levels. Here’s how to get started.
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Spelling out the keys to behavioral-based safety

Several theories and strategies have been applied to behavioral- based safety. But most would agree that critical elements spell out the same.
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A big "no" to zero tolerance

A zero-tolerance policy is geared to empirical black and white with no room for grey areas.
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Don't just jump on the culture bandwagon

It’s critical that corporate and facility leadership strive to continually evaluate and improve their safety culture.
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Out of sight, out of safety?

Assistance is not readily available in an event of critical injury, health impairment, victimization or other life-threatening emergency to a lone worker.
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The search for successful incentives

The subject of safety incentive programs has been a debatable — and even divisive — issue among safety pros. There are opinions supporting and opposing the use of safety incentives and many stories of both success and failure. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons.
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