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Paradigm shifts for achieving an injury-free culture

By Dave Johnson
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E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech, and senior partner, Safety Performance Solutions, gave a presentation at ASSE’s Safety 2014 conference in Orlando this past June emphasizing the need for the safety profession to embrace these paradigm shifts to achieve an injury-free culture:


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Expedition to Excellence: Hawaiian Cement

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Many years ago Hawaiian Cement employees designated four main values their organization would uphold: Trust, Excellence, Aloha and Adaptability. Today the organization is using Caterpillar’s effective communication tools, Speak Up!, Listen Up! and Recognize It!, to fortify each of its core values by building a proactive safety culture.


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Recognition: The simple, underutilized tool that can transform your safety culture

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

Recognition for doing things correctly seems to be a lost art.  Over the years, I have assessed perception surveys for hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of employees.  As I tally the results, recognition for performance of doing things right is the lowest scoring safety management process. Interestingly, discipline (i.e., correcting people when they do something wrong) scores as the sixth lowest of the 21 safety management processes measured by the Caterpillar Safety Services statistically validated survey. 


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Scantron's SafetyCapture onDemand

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Scantron's SafetyCapture onDemand improves productivity by eliminating the delays and costs associated with manually entering safety observation and inspection form data.


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Money can't buy you sustainable safety

By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

I agree with the premise that $$ only drives algorithmic (my word) tasks. Safety is not algorithmic... it is heuristic. We are asking for strategies and decisions, not just following directions, to get real results.


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Directing safety is not enough

By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Safety procedures, safety talks, signs and other instructions direct workers. But attempting to identify all behaviors needed to keep employees safe fail in the midst of a changing work environment of aging equipment, cost-cutting, and changes in processes and people. 


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When giving your leadership feedback...

By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Question: We would like to try and flesh out a 360-degree observation card (system) for our team leaders, and was curious as what pitfalls one should try and avoid?


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The most effective safety tool

By Timothy Ludwig Ph.D.

Behavior is motivated by the consequences it produces especially when that consequence happens right after the behavior with high certainty.


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