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.

Faces of EHS: Angelica Grindle on Well-Being and Critical Behaviors

Angelica Grindle, PhD, is a behavior analyst with 25 years of experience. She specializes in creating safety excellence through the application of behavioral science at all organizational levels. As vice president at DEKRA’s consulting practice, she guides organizations initiatives on their unique needs and generates the support needed from key stakeholders to create long-lasting change. DEKRA’s […]

Faces of EHS: Bob Cummins on Task Execution and Behavior-Based Safety

Bob Cummins has worked in construction for most of his life. He left school at 16 and got a job as a “chain-lad” for 18 months on a large road job before going to university in 1989 to study civil engineering. In 1997, he became involved in health and safety, taking on safety manager roles […]

NSC Survey: Workplace Safety Issues Correlate with Depression, Anxiety

As the country observes Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the National Safety Council (NSC) has announced that the results of its Workforce Trends Indicator Survey show feelings of depression and anxiety were strongly correlated with how safe a respondent felt at work.  Respondents who felt unsafe at work were nearly three times more likely […]

Faces of EHS: Shawn Galloway on Valuing and Prioritizing Safety

Shawn M. Galloway is CEO of the global consultancy, ProAct Safety. Shawn’s consulting clients include most of the best safety-performing organizations within every major industry. He is a trusted advisor, professional speaker, and author of several bestselling books on safety strategy, culture, leadership, and employee engagement. ProAct Safety was established in 1993 to help individuals […]

Faces of EHS: Adam Cox on Communication and the Future of Technology

Adam Cox (he/him) is an EHS professional in the Chicago area. He enjoys being an active member of AIHA and ASSP at the local and national levels. Adam currently serves the AIHA Total Worker Health® task force as a liaison to the NIOSH ERC at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and he recently became […]

Faces of EHS: Dr. Chuck Pettinger on Putting Data to Good Use

Dr. Chuck Pettinger is a Certified Behavior Analyst and has served as a Behavioral Program Specialist for the State of Florida and other private industries. Chuck has also played a prominent role in writing and conducting research grants. He has managed projects, worth more than $2.5 million, funded by the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, […]

Infographic: Opioid Use at Work

Opioid and substance use is a prevalent issue that causes hazards to the individual using and their coworkers around them. EHS professionals need to be aware of the scope of the problem and the proper prevention strategies and programs they can use to keep their workforce safe. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) […]

Infographic: Building a Better Safety Climate

Safety culture and climate have become huge topics of discussion among EHS professionals, and it is becoming increasingly important for leaders to understand their roles in creating safety cultures and climates at their workplaces. Recently, Chris Ross, CSP, CPTD, an implementation consultant at SafeStart, spoke in a webinar during EHS Daily Advisor’s Leadership Week about the six key factors […]

Faces of EHS: Dr. Judy Agnew on Behavior-Based Safety

For 30 years, Dr. Judy Agnew has worked with clients in a variety of industries using behavioral science to improve safety performance and ensure that organizations are designed safely. Judy is a recognized thought leader in the field of behavioral safety, safety leadership, and safety culture, and she has an active speaking schedule, including presenting […]

Back to Basics: Leadership Tips to Improve Safety Climate

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine tips for EHS leaders to help improve their safety climates. Safety culture and climate have become huge topics of discussion among EHS professionals, and it is becoming increasingly important for leaders […]