Why make safety fun?

2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

. . . because it is a powerful key to getting employees involved in your safety program. It's a shame that safety programs, particularly the training and communication elements are notoriously boring. There's no need for it, because humans have a deep and powerful drive to remain safe. They will [...]

Why make safety fun? 2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Supervisors – The Hidden Safety Heroes

2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

From safety and quality, to production and turnover- supervisors face a variety of challenges and responsibilities in their roles. Supervisors are key to an organization’s ability to develop personnel and establish expectations for the implementation of a proactive safety culture. They are the hidden heroes! Are you arming them with [...]

Supervisors – The Hidden Safety Heroes 2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Bringing Thor’s Hammer Down On Work Comp Claims

2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Workers’ compensation claims can be costly. You know that. As a safety professional, you often have the daunting task of analyzing how workers’ compensation claims are impacting the company. It doesn’t take magical weapons from another universe to tackle, but if you don’t have the right tools and information, you [...]

Bringing Thor’s Hammer Down On Work Comp Claims 2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

A Disruptive Paradigm: The Systems Approach to Human Error

2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

  How we think about incident causation is beginning to change.  Though it seems to have taking decades to progress, safety professionals are beginning to understand and pay more attention to the impact workplace design and operating systems on worker behavior and safety performance.  Referred to as the “context of [...]

A Disruptive Paradigm: The Systems Approach to Human Error 2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Achieving and Sustaining High-Performance Self-Organizing Criticality and the Process Enneagram

2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

What do fires, earthquakes and sand piles tell us about achieving and sustaining high performance in our organizations? In looking carefully at systems under stress we can learn a lot. In the fire at my plant, the people in our normally dysfunctional organization suddenly changed into a high-performance team and [...]

Achieving and Sustaining High-Performance Self-Organizing Criticality and the Process Enneagram 2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Fire Protection Systems – an Important Part of Employee Safety

2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Office workers plug space heaters into power strips under their desks.  Hospitals have kitchens that are busier than most restaurants.  Hotels have large laundry facilities.  Factory workers handle hot materials and use flammable gases during their typical "day at the office." Thanks to noncombustible building designs and well-trained workers, large [...]

Fire Protection Systems – an Important Part of Employee Safety 2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Preparing Your Organization for an Active Shooter (and Beyond)

2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00

Mass shootings in the United States have drawn an enormous amount of attention in the past few years. In 2015 there were 372 mass shootings (incident where four or more are killed or wounded) in the United States, killing 475 and wounding 1,870. Here in 2016 we've reached 366 mass [...]

Preparing Your Organization for an Active Shooter (and Beyond) 2017-11-14T18:18:41+00:00