Many were surprised last month when NASCAR favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr., announced his departure from racing at the end of this year’s season. Why did he walk away, and why should safety professionals take note?
Category: Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety
The articles here will show you how to build safety culture, and maintain it when you do. We’ll talk motivation technique, incentives, employee contests, recognition programs, and other safety awareness methods.
Although workplace deaths are often called accidents, they “are rarely ‘accidental,’ as in a matter of chance or bad luck,” according to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels in a recent opinion piece. Michaels says the issue can usually be traced back to decisions by employers and managers? Agree? Disagree? […]
The experts say employee engagement is the (not so) secret element in a successful safety program. So how about some fresh new ideas for making it happen? We’ve got them here.
Behavioral observations are a tool to improve safety performance and enhance employee engagement. If it’s been a while since you assessed your observation program and methods, you’ll want to keep reading for a proven method from safety expert Shawn Galloway.
With all the different risks and hazards to keep track of, it’s hard to isolate the most important factors in keeping your people safe on the job. Keep reading to see what one safety pro suggests. You may be surprised at his choices.
The president of one of the nation’s leading safety associations says complying with rules and policies isn’t enough for breakthrough safety performance. Keep reading to find out what matters even more.
Of course you have a safety committee. But how effective is it? Does it satisfy a state requirement with minimal creativity or innovation, or does it actually enhance your safety performance, giving employees at all levels an opportunity to lead and engage in the safety process?
Construction companies with a robust safety culture fared impressively compared to other contractors, according to an in-depth report. Find out more about the benefits they’re realizing, including some that go beyond worker protection.
By Thomas E. (Ted) Boyce, PhD For 120 years, behavioral scientists have been able to demonstrate that behaviors are triggered by events that come before them (activators) and are either strengthened or weakened as a function of the outcomes they produce for the performer (consequences). This model is often discussed as the ABC model of […]
Every day, workers are injured on the job. These injuries can result in missed work days, poor worker attitudes, high turnover rates, and even enforcement actions from OSHA. The good news is that the world of safety in the workplace is changing. Safety is no longer something your employer tells you to do, but is […]