Bob Veazie is a safety consultant focused on practical approaches that deliver immediate results in reducing injuries at customer sites. He co-authored (with Dr. E. Scott Geller) “The Courage Factor” and “When No One’s Watching: Living and Leading Self Motivation” and has penned articles for ISHN and Professional Safety magazines. Bob has developed the trademarked “Commitment Based Safety,” based on psychological principles of self-motivation, to drive an injury-free culture. He can be reached at www.peoplepoweredleaders.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was blown away by a report in this morning at one of the client sites I visited. It's amazing how we all keep learning, keep getting more personally safe and together set records of no one being injured. The site I was at just passed the first time in its history with six months no incidents.
In watching many Commitment Based Safety meetings and how employees are reporting in on their contributions to their commitments for the last 24 hours there is something noteworthy going on. As we know, in a zero injury culture every employee manages his or her risks every day.
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.