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Eliminating human error

“It’s time… we admit we’ve been managing safety wrong.”
Last month I wrote about the successful experience that GE is having with their Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) approach to safety.


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Human and organizational performance fixes systems, not behaviors

The origins of behavior-based safety (BBS) are attributed to a number of different individuals in the fields of behavior analysis, organizational behavior, psychology, safety, and so on.


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Seven keys to safety change efforts

A McKinsey survey confirms core capabilities
All of us, including myself, have been involved in safety change efforts during our careers and have experienced varying degrees of success and failures.


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Defining mistakes, failures & disasters

Complex safety features may contribute to dire consequences
In Megan McArdle’s new book, “The UP Side of DOWN — Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success,” she focuses on failures and how individuals react to failures that occur to them and to others.


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Why do we break the rules?

Short-cutters get work done and praise from managers
Why do employees break the rules? Let me take the liberty to focus on reasons that appear to be surfacing more often today according to my experiences


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How safety professionals can survive the shrinking middle class

On April 30th, Dave Johnson published an ISHN blog post entitled, Can the safety and health profession survive the demise of the middle class?1 I was curious about the question and offered the following response.


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The power of purpose, priority & productivity

Gary Keller provides insight into how leaders can draw upon a natural rhythm within us to implement our ONE Thing and achieve extraordinary results. These are purpose, priority, and productivity.


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Become less stressed and more productive

Ask yourself the “Focusing Question”
Did you reflect on the “six lies” between you and success I wrote about in April ISHN pgs 18-19?


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Puncturing 6 common work-related myths

Life’s lies that lead you off the path
With organizations reducing the size of their workforce and the continual march of Baby Boomers into retirement, those remaining are finding they are not only doing their job, but also tasks of their departed co-worker’s job.


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What “One Word” captures your safety needs?

It’s an examination in self-reflection—for both top leaders and employees
My friend and colleague, Dan Rockwell, introduced his blog followers to a little book that will not only change your personal life, but might have a demonstrable impact on your safety program.


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EVENTS

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Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

6/26/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

12/11/14 11:00 am EST

Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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