Top safety culture stories of 2017
Big data, adaptability and the future of workplace safety were all explored in articles posted on ISHN.com this year. Here are the top safety culture-related stories of 2017.
December 19, 2017
Most truths about communication are timeless. With all the cultural and political tension we observe today it might seem this was written as a response to that tension. However, in fact, it is one more look into how to be the most effective safety motivational speaker possible. So how important is it to be politically correct?
October 11, 2017
Focusing on the ‘me,’ becoming self-reliant and assigning less importance to what others think or do is certainly a healthy philosophy; it’s been related to a happier life in that people feel empowered to put their own interests first.
September 26, 2017
Occupational keynote speakers Larry Wilson and Tim Page-Bottorff discussed the future of workplace safety on Tuesday morning. They said it’s moving towards investing in the people in your organization and our experience with human factors will put you on the right path. Positive interaction with employees requires real engagement, a focus on human performance, human error and embracing an integrated safety culture, Wilson said.
September 20, 2017
The U.S. has made considerable progress in its public health preparedness capability in the 16 years since the sixteen years after terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, according to the American Journal of Public Health, which is releasing a special supplement on the subject.
September 1, 2017
In industries where there has been success in error reduction, a common element is that there is a distinct focus on the quality of safety activities and processes, with leadership actively fighting against safety processes becoming 'tick the box' activities.
June 26, 2017
It’s something of a tradition in workplace safety to observe how different company cultures react to bad news about accidents, hazardous conditions, OSHA penalties, worker complaints and negative press. In my experience, most of the time defenses go up immediately.
David Sarkus MS, CSP
June 14, 2017
One safety culture dimension does not get the scrutiny and attention it deserves – perception gaps in organizations. It can easily get overlooked, and create problems that relate directly to safety, productivity, and morale.
June 13, 2017
Creating and maintaining a safe work environment should be a priority of great significance for all manufacturers, but ensuring the well-being of employees on the job is an incredibly tall task.
May 1, 2017
For many years I worked as someone who came into a company or organization which was in serious risk of going under. It seemed strange to me that almost without exception there was a significant resistance to making change / improvement in a culture that most all thought to be terminally sick.
February 2, 2017
There is no universal solution, but hospitals can take these steps to encourage staff to wash their hands: 1. Invest in alcohol-based hand rub. In many cases this is more effective than washing hands with soap and water. When introduced, one study showed adherence rates increased from 28 percent to 47 percent.
A simple model helps teams adapt
January 27, 2017
Changes in the workplace could be described as rolling in like sets of waves off the coast. Organizations must be nimble and strong to ride the waves instead of being pulled under. Change is so prevalent in the workplace that SIOP ranked “adapting to change effectively” as #2 on its 2017 Top 10 Workplace Trends List.
January 20, 2017
We are constantly hearing words like “Big Data”, “Data Scientist” and “Predictive Analytics” – but what do they really mean?