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How to change an industry’s safety performance

Tips for such an industry wide initiative

To make a change in an industry’s safety performance, the first necessary element is a guiding coalition/steering team that will help work with the various idea/solution providers and the wide ranging customer base and its leadership. My team, Caterpillar Safety Services, has worked with similar guiding coalitions in: the wind industry; the electrical transmission and distribution industries, an OSHA strategic safety partnership; the North West Public Power Association (NWPPA); the National Mining Association, as well as large, decentralized industrial companies.


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A safe employee is a happy one

There’s a lot that goes into making a workplace safe.


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Would you like me to watch out for your safety off the job?

I was sitting in my car after church waiting for my wife. As I sat there, someone got into the truck next to me.


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Run, Hide, Fight: Responding to an active shooter

Since Sandy Hook, I get asked daily about "RUN, HIDE, FIGHT," the new response to an active shooter on a campus or in a workplace.


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Clark Kent – Developing Super-visors

Why frontline leadership is a major factor in every organization’s success.
Fostering excellence in front-line leadership continues to be a significant need in the world today. 


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Keep risk assessment out of OSHA’s hands

A commentary appeared in a recent edition of a national safety magazine.


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Wake up: The life you save may be mine

How a lack of sleep can affect worker safety
Tens of millions are spent reminding workers to work safely and be mindful of the many hazards they will inevitably face in the course of their workdays, but scare little focus has been cast on one of the biggest contributors to workplace injuries: the lack of sleep.


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Lose two fingers and be a safety champion?

The importance of educating workers about safety culture
Have you ever had a discussion with someone who honestly believed they held safety as a value, yet they were so off the mark you were left speechless?


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A Level-One world

I use a concept called the Six Levels of Safety Performance as a practical model that takes an organization from a fundamental safety regs approach all the way through to an organization that is passionately engaged in leading the relentless pursuit of a zero-incident safety culture.


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“Don’t wear seat belts for safety”

"I would rather be in charge of my choices"

I read your rules article in the March 2013 issue of ISHN and would add that someone should point out the dangers of seat belts. My philosophy is that everything in life is a trade off. You say wear the beat belt for safety. I say don't wear the seat belt for safety.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

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