In late March I attended the Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo in Indianapolis. I also spent time with my former West Virginia University (WVU) teammate and longtime friend, Oliver Luck. He was Academic All-America at WVU. Oliver is also a former NFL quarterback and well-respected sports executive who is now second in charge with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Health and Safety industry is evolving and with it is the skill set required to be successful. There will always be a need for technical underpinning gained through formal qualifications, but many successful leaders attribute their success to the ability to demonstrate a set of critical competencies that go beyond technical knowledge.
The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2016 NSC Rising Stars of Safety Awards. This annual recognition honors 40 individuals younger than 40 that have demonstrated leadership, innovation and engagement in their organization’s safety culture while continuing to strive for improvement.
In 2013, IOGP published IOGP 452, Shaping safety culture through safety leadership. The aim was to raise awareness among senior figures in the oil and gas industry of the way their behaviors shape ‘safety culture.’
How often do you or the leadership of your company share safety statistics with your employees? As a safety speaker have you ever wondered how effective it is to do so? At a recent presentation, the corporate safety leader took a moment to talk with the employees. Earlier in the meeting, it was shared with the employees that the previous year they had a 1.2 OSHA recordable rate.
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Frans Johansson- The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World. Success, we're told, is the outcome of careful planning, analysis, and strategy. But the truth is, success is far more random than we'd like to believe. In fact, in today's complex, volatile, and random world, the five-year business plan is obsolete, and going through the motions can no longer guarantee strong performance.
Two retired Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, recently published their book Extreme Ownership – How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win1, which presents the application of their leadership skills in the battle of Ramadi, Iraq, and then turning these skills into leading in business and organizational situations.
How often do you or the leadership of your company share safety statistics with your employees? At a recent presentation, the corporate safety leader took a moment to talk with the employees. Earlier in the meeting, it was shared with the employees that the previous year they had a 1.2 OSHA recordable rate.
A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.