Category: Safety Culture

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.

EHSDA Shorts: Best of 2023, Part 2

As we near the end of the year, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from 2023. For our latest EHSDA Shorts feature, we are sharing some insights from some of our favorite guests this year. Leading By Example On this episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Christina Roll, Casualty Risk […]

Faces of EHS: Jason Kunz on Taking an Offensive Approach to Safety

With over a decade of experience with the 3M company in a variety of technical and leadership roles, Jason Kunz demonstrates his passion for the safety and health profession across multiple platforms. He uses his voice to amplify the profession and the professional. His journey has inspired a commitment to building professional communities that ensure an […]

Faces of EHS: Austin Kiddoo on Valuing Employees Over Profits

Austin Kiddoo attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health. After interning at Orbital Technologies Corporation, he took a position working third shift within the City of Madison Police Department as a parking enforcement officer while searching for safety positions. He then landed a safety […]

Faces of EHS: Ashley Moore on Collaborating with Transparency

When Ashley Moore graduated with a Business Management degree in 2018, a career in construction was not even a thought for her. She started with MetroPower, Inc., an electrical contractor serving the greater Southeastern U.S., in an administrative role with no safety experience. Soon after, she became a safety coordinator, where, to this day, she […]

Faces of EHS: Ahmed Al-Bayati on Construction and Prevention Through Design

Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati is the founding director of the Construction Safety Research Center (CSRC) and an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He conducts research on construction safety, including safety culture and incident investigation, as well as underground utility management, to optimize the construction process and reduce occupational injuries and […]

EHSDA Shorts: Safety Culture in Media

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Louis Wustemann, writer and speaker on health, safety and sustainability issues, and Malcolm Staves, global vice president of health and safety at L’Oréal, about some examples of safety culture in media, specifically, the Star Wars saga. Tune in to hear their insights. Transcript (edited for clarity): […]

EHSDA Shorts: Elements of a Positive Safety Culture

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Jill Schaefer, director of content management at KPA, about some of the elements of a positive safety culture. Tune in to hear her insights. Transcript (edited for clarity): Question: What are some elements of a positive safety culture? Schaefer: So, at a glance, these are the […]

Faces of EHS: Gabriel Guzman on Language and Commitment to Safety

Gabriel Guzman started his career in public safety in 1992, working as an EMT and firefighter for various municipalities before transitioning into the private sector industries around 2004. He filled various safety roles, from health, safety, security, and on-site nursing to workers compensation and risk. He has coached, mentored, and taught in classroom and non-classroom […]

EHSDA Shorts: Emotional Intelligence in Safety Culture

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Tiffany Castagano, CEO & Founder of CEPHR LLC, about how practicing emotional intelligence contributes to building a better safety culture. Tune in to hear her insights. Transcript (edited for clarity): Question: How does practicing emotional intelligence contribute to building a better safety culture? Castagano: When we […]

Infographic: Toolbox Talk Participation

Toolbox talks are the five- to 10-minute safety meetings that are held at the beginning of workers’ shifts that typically cover specific topics and can serve as a refresher on best practices. There are many steps that safety managers can take to make toolbox talks more effective, but getting employees to engage and participate is another challenge. […]