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Don’t let your exhortations ring hollow

Be disciplined when using words to create action
July 9, 2014
With more experience traveling around in the real world seeing safety programs in action (or inaction) I realize that words matter.

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A few seconds of tragedy…a lifetime of mourning

June 2, 2014
Seventeen-year-old Kristen and fifteen-year-old sister Tasha left the house to the usual, “Have a great day girls” from mom.

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Do your leaders have empathy?

Lessons from “Undercover Boss”
May 1, 2014
I love the reality show “Undercover Boss” but I have to watch it alone because I often become a little weepy!

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Safety topics and their endless debates

Safety topics and their endless debates
April 1, 2014
There are a number of popular approaches that assist organizations in improving their safety performance.

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When work orders don’t work

Your system should build commitments to safety—not tear them down
March 4, 2014

When employees don’t trust their work order system to make safety improvements at their plants, it impacts the drive and desire of employees to not push as hard or do as much to manage the behavioral side of safety.

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Trolling for rule-breaking behavior

But are you missing root causes beneath the surface?
February 3, 2014
Once my sons and I went fishing with a guide on a chilly day in Florida. The fish were not biting because it was so cold, so the guide threw some “chum” into the water (something like candy for fish), to draw them in, so my young sons could score some catches.

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Your sphere of influence

Check out your demeanor everyday – it’s a difference maker
January 2, 2014
I like Subway and a few times a month I eat there. But there’s one location I no longer visit.

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Meetings should do more than inform

Give employees “voice and choice” to focus on risks
December 4, 2013
Twitter recently traded for the first time (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Who runs the rule mill?

The best bet is when workers create the rules
November 4, 2013
Rules are designed to keep us safe and are made by well-meaning folks thinking through potential risks in the face of hazards.

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Fire up your safety ambassadors

Senior leaders cannot send mixed signals about safety
October 2, 2013
As I think of the word ‘ambassador’ a number of images come to mind along with additional words to describe what I would expect from such a person.

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ASSE Safety 2014 Review

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.

6/26/14 2:00 pm EDT

Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

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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2014 July

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out the top training companies and find out who the winners of the ISHN/ASSE Safety 2014 awards are.

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