As manufacturers learned about the seven wastes that lean organizations seek to eliminate — overproduction, waiting, conveyance/movement, processing, inventory, motion, and correction — many added an eighth: underutilized talent.
U.S. Navy Captain Mike Abrashoff was given command of the USS Benfold at age 36, making him the youngest commanding officer in the Pacific fleet. His challenge was daunting: the destroyer with 310 sailors was a notable loser, with low morale and the highest turnover in the Navy.
Many safety and health pros early in their careers face the challenge of establishing their credibility.
A woman whose safety career began as an occupational health nurse and who ultimately transitioned to being a corporate executive on the leading edge of safety initiatives has received the honor of Fellow from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
To be a professional in the Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety and Security Career field is not something to be taken lightly. Professionals in this career field have to have a caring mentality about them. I personally am very lucky to love what I do for a career and take it very personally. I truly believe that it is possible for a culture to exist where people do not get injured by simply going into their profession.
Learn about resilience management and leadership; driving safety and quality with project management; human performance tools; leading indicators and KPIs; social media platforms to create safe performance and safe cultures; organizational culture and performance; and investigation methodologies at the Resilience Management Summit, to be held May 14 and 15 at Oviedo Amphitheatre and Cultural Center, Orlando, FL.
Fewer women than men report opportunities to develop skills needed for career growth
October 23, 2017
Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to perform their current job well, those without supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year, according to a new survey released by the American Psychological Association.
The best-selling authors of STEPS to Safety Culture ExcellenceSM and Forecasting Tomorrow: The Future of Safety Excellence, and principals of ProAct Safety, announce their latest release, Lean Behavior-Based SafetySM: BBS for Today’s Realities, is available for pre-order on Amazon. The anticipated release date is 6 June 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.
The keynote speaker at Monday's opening general session at 7:30 a.m. is Frans Johansson, author of “The Medici Effect,” whose presentation is called “The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World.”