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Six simple ways to change your life

By Phil La Duke
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Years ago I worked in talent development for one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States. I left it to pursue other career goals but it never left me, at least not completely.


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How to create a safety culture: 3 easy steps

By Alison Grenkie
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There is a lot of emphasis placed on the importance of creating a “safety culture” within an organization – but what does this mean? And how do you do it?


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Over-confidence in protection & rescue – Conduct a personal risk assessment

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP
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A corollary to over-confidence in equipment is having too much confidence in our personal protective equipment (PPE).


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Safety Excellence: The six critical components

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP
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Dr. Dan Petersen was one of the great safety pioneers of the last 50 years.
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Learn all you can about your safety audience

By John Drebinger Jr.

As I was catching up on the goings on of my friends and family on Facebook, I stumbled on a story of a teacher who truly knows how to communicate with students. First, the teacher made it a part of the job as a communicator to know and understand the audience. We, as safety leaders need to do the same.


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Teach your children about fire safety

Making sure that your children are aware of the aspects of fire safety is incredibly important. They need to be able to know what to do in the event of a fire, and teaching them about the different points of fire safety can save lives. From knowing when to push fire alarms to preventing fires in the first place, there are several considerations that need to be considered to keep kids safe.


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I would never belong to a group that would have me as a member

The rise of the self-loathing safety professional
By Phil La Duke

Recently I was talking to colleagues on the subject of talking to strangers on airplanes. Like many safety professionals I spend a fair amount of time crammed into an uncomfortable seat, breathing stale air, and having my space invaded by a mouth-breather whose idea of a good trip is chatting up the stranger beside him.


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Cardinal rules – Influencing noncompliance

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

Our personal risk tolerance is directly influenced by the severity of the outcome. If there is a high cost associated with a risk, we are more prone to comply with the rules set in place. While writing this post, I am reminded of today’s airline industry.


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Contractor safety management – A frontier in safety that must be improved

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

A number of companies have made significant improvements to their safety cultures. Their progress is so dramatic, they often come to the realization that it is highly probable that their next fatality will come from a contractor they hire. To safety leaders, this is not an acceptable risk.


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Risks and Road Rage: why driver safety is more than just skill

By Spencer McDonald

When we survey drivers during our training courses, we regularly have over 90% of participants rating themselves as better than average drivers. You probably fall into this group too. It’s almost certainly true; most of the time at least.


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