Three Dangerous Attitudes that Lead to Fatal Falls
Despite efforts to reduce falls, they still remain the number one killer in construction. They also account for approximately 12% of fatal occupational injuries across all industries (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.t01.htm). We educate, inspect, and discipline, yet falls continue to...
How to be a Safety Leader in the Workplace
Workplace safety is not just important because of legal and liability reasons, but having healthy and happy workers should be a top priority for an employer. Below are some ways to be a great safety leader in your workplace.Push Sick Time Usage – It may sound crazy to promote workers’...
Why Can’t My Managers Get My Staff to Comply?
Sometimes you can have the best program on paper, but it doesn’t seem to be translating well to real-world implementation. Maybe your workforce is telling you they like the program, but every time you observe them, they’re breaking the rules. Maybe your supervisory personnel seem...
Three Safety Cultures – Which One Are You In?
Whenever I deliver a training class to a group of workers for whom I’m also serving as a safety consultant, I explain that there are two things I need to do: 1) Keep them safe and 2) Keep the company compliant.
In that order.
The trick is that if I’m achieving the first one, I am almost...
Three Secrets to Safety Management
Many people in the safety industry never had the luxury of getting an education in safety management or being groomed over time for a management position. For inexplicable reasons, companies continue to feel like safety management is just something they can assign to somebody...
Safety Culture Excellence: 2010 Personal Safety Focus
Shawn Galloway and the guys at Safety Culture Excellence have been publishing some excellent content on workplace safety. Recently they started sharing video content to compliment their blog and podcast.
Here is their kick off video for 2010
Here is what Shawn has to say about the video:
Safety Culture Excellece: Video about Accident Definition
We sell safety products, thats a fact. However, we are not under the illusion that simply having the right product will always protect you or your workers from an accident. In addition to having the right protective gear you have to have the right mind set in regard to safety.
Talk of the Nation: Risk Management
'Risk Management' is a popular term these days. Lots of things to be discussed that affect us all from BP's Oil Spill to accusations about cars that accelerate unexpectedly, to airplane and train crashes. It may be the big disasters that make the news and turn the spotlight on both the...