In his April 2020 letter to Amazon’s shareholders, Jeff Bezos declared that Amazon will become the safest place to work on Earth. To support that goal, the company recently launched a massive campaign to cut workplace injuries in half by 2025. While this reduction metric is helpful, Bezos’s major ambition to be “the safest workplace” […]
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You’ve fixed the hazards, provided better equipment, and enforced procedures. Now, how can you further improve safety? Read on for six key factors in building an ideal safety culture, plus learn more at my Safety Culture Virtual Master Class coming up on April 27, 2021!
When there’s a near miss, how do you view it? Do you view it as a lucky break? Or do you view it as a golden opportunity? If you’re not taking the latter view, you may be missing your chance to get everyone on the same safety page.
Compliant, engaging, and effective training is essential to the success of every organizational environment, health, and safety (EHS) program. But as every EHS manager already knows, training management can also be a challenge. With the right outlook and systems, you can make your training efforts less burdensome and more beneficial.
In anticipation our EHS Leadership Week events next week, ask yourself: What’s your image of a good leader? Someone charming whom people want to follow? Someone who has a cool head in a crisis? Someone with a great idea? What about your health and safety leadership aspirations? If being a good leader isn’t something that […]
The deadline for our Safety Standout Awards nominations is now two weeks away! As we continue to receive applications ahead of March 1, 2021, we’re taking a look back at some of our previous award winners. Read on to learn more about these programs and professionals and then put your organization forward for recognition.
Building and maintaining a positive organization-wide safety culture is a delicate dance and one that requires engagement from people at every level of the business. Unfortunately, getting the necessary buy-in—whether from the employees on the floor, the executives in the C-suite, or anywhere in between—can prove difficult, and it sometimes feels impossible. For today’s installment […]
There is no doubt that 2020 has not been a great year for most organizations, no matter if you’re a business, a nonprofit, or a government agency. The multilayered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s health and wellness and has pushed people responsible for workplace safety in directions they have […]
Your safety culture—the attitudes and habits underlying health and safety practices and compliance programs in your workplace—is an essential hazard control. It can be difficult to build but easy to destroy, and one thing that can destroy your carefully constructed safety culture is a permissive attitude toward the safety practices of your contractors and suppliers.
A few weeks ago during the EHS Daily Advisor’s Safety Culture Week, we provided a wide array of content to help you build a safety culture that is effective all year round. But to maintain a healthy culture, it’s important to constantly check in on it. So, how is your safety culture? You might begin […]