Articles by Dr. John Kello

POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Help! I'm working with a jerk

October 3, 2008
Here’s how to deal with a toxic individual who sucks the energy, the positivity, the morale out of an organization.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Safety's place at the table

August 1, 2008
Human resources’ rise in the corporate hierarchy is due, in part, to getting in tune with the overall strategy of the business. What would a safety strategic plan look like?
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Your golden opportunity: the - near miss'

June 1, 2008
The near miss is an incredibly powerful learning tool. It carries all the information regarding a potential accident without someone actually getting hurt.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Extra years and extra pounds

April 1, 2008
Things that you did at age 20 and 160 pounds simply have to be done differently if they are to be done safely at age 50, with a bit more padding around the middle.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: How to be one of the "good guys"

February 1, 2008
How do the native locals on the other side of the fence line perceive your company’s field facilities? What are you doing to build an appropriately positive image, and to disseminate that information?
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POSITIVE CULTURES: "Searching for the ties that bind"

December 1, 2007
Most of us are neither universally positive and committed nor universally negative and unplugged. Our current attitude depends overwhelmingly on our relationship with our organization, or more specifically still, on our relationship with our immediate manager.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: OK, so you're a technical whiz

October 1, 2007
Once upon a time, many, many moons ago I went to college. After four interesting years, I went to graduate school. Especially in grad school and the higher-level undergrad classes, I discovered a high value was placed on so-called critical thinking skills.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Business puts on its SOX

August 1, 2007
One of the primary outcomes of the congressional hue and cry in the aftermath of the notorious Enron, Tyco International, and WorldCom accounting scandals was the Sarbanes-Oxley Law of 2002, known in shorthand as SOX. The intended consequences of SOX are obvious. The unintended consequences are less so.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Being mindful of safety

June 1, 2007
As important as it is to be well trained, to have good equipment to work with and safe conditions to work in, it is also essential that workers be alert and conscious of their surroundings as they go about doing what they know how to do.
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