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Precursors to safety – Indicators and solutions to weak safety cultures

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

Before an organization begins to curse safety, it is probable that one or more of the following have occurred: regulators with a limited knowledge base of safety have caused grief, a condition of supposed danger has led to an operations shutdown, a series of injuries or a severe injury has caused notable concern.


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C.A.R. – Safety acronyms that make a difference in performance

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

I often use TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) to add humor and make an impact in my safety teaching. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • ROI – Return On Investment
  • FNG – Fantastic New Guy
  • FOG – Fantastic Old Guy

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Responsibility vs. accountability: Do you understand the difference?

By Dave Johnson
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At lunch Tuesday at ASSE’s Safety 2013 I had the pleasure of dining with Mike Williamsen, one of sharpest minds I’ve met in safety, a longtime friend and working colleague of the late Dan Petersen, and now a consultant for Caterpillar Safety Services.


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What accountability is — and isn’t

By Rebecca Nigel

Accountability in its truest sense refers to one’s responsibility for one’s obligations. You are responsible for some result or you are obligated to someone. These are the things you are accountable for. In practice, we would say a person is accountable when he chooses a job that best provides for his family, or that a doctor is accountable when she looks out for the best interests of her patients.


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BST CEO: It is time to recalibrate traditional safety

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Speaking Tuesday at the National Safety Congress, BST CEO Colin Duncan made these points about workplace safety:


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Putting an end to fatalities and disabling injuries

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In the four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) was signed into law, workplace deaths and reported occupational injuries have dropped by more than 60 percent.


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Brazil, Denmark, France and South Africa form sustainability initiative

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A group of leading governments join together in a unique initiative to commit to corporate sustainability reporting, in support of paragraph 47 of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 – outcome document.
 


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