Leadership Perspectives Blog http://ehstoday.com/blog/29321/feed en Causes Versus Reasons: Learning from the Best http://ehstoday.com/blog/causes-versus-reasons-learning-best <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Whenever I try to better understand why accidents happen, I think back to my days in quality control, when I kept a &ldquo;Would-you-believe&rdquo; file of all the ways a product could be ruined or compromised during the manufacturing process.</p> <p>We constantly are bombarded daily in news reports with vehicular accidents, violence and workplace accidents and can&rsquo;t help but ask, &ldquo;How could that happen?&rdquo;</p> <p>Despite laws and safety rules aimed at preventing these events, they continue to happen all too frequently. Where can we turn for guidance?</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/causes-versus-reasons-learning-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/causes-versus-reasons-learning-best#comments Voices of Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:32:00 +0000 53051 at http://ehstoday.com Why Safety Should Be On Our Radar http://ehstoday.com/blog/why-safety-should-be-our-radar <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Radar &ldquo;sees&rdquo; things long before they can be seen with the naked eye.&nbsp; It serves as both an early warning and a tracking device for military and civilian purposes. We all have a personal radar that we actively need to use to warn us of things that can pose a threat to our safety.</p> <p>No one&nbsp;intentionally wants to injure themselves, but we often don&rsquo;t fully utilize our personal radar to see hazards, opening the door to near-misses and accidents.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/why-safety-should-be-our-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/why-safety-should-be-our-radar#comments Voices of Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:44:00 +0000 52981 at http://ehstoday.com Leadership: No Leaks, A Complete Sockeroo http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-no-leaks-complete-sockeroo <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A recent trip to my local home improvement store reminded me of the value attained when organizations utilize professionals skilled in their trade to assist clients and customers solve their toughest challenges.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-no-leaks-complete-sockeroo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-no-leaks-complete-sockeroo#comments Voices of Safety Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:07:00 +0000 52111 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Leadership and Accountability in the Supply Chain http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-leadership-and-accountability-supply-chain <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2016/10/25/uploads/2016/12/supplychain.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 364px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />Too many employees are needlessly dying merely because they reported to work. The numbers are staggering.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-leadership-and-accountability-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-leadership-and-accountability-supply-chain#comments Safety Leadership OSHA Enforcement Leadership Perspectives Blog Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:23:00 +0000 51861 at http://ehstoday.com Consequential Leadership: The Key to a Safe Landing http://ehstoday.com/blog/consequential-leadership-key-safe-landing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Much is written about the different styles of leadership and which is the best for a particular situation. I could not help but notice one of the most obvious examples of consequential leadership on a recent cross country flight.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/consequential-leadership-key-safe-landing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/consequential-leadership-key-safe-landing#comments Safety Leadership Safety Wellness Leadership Perspectives Blog Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:43:00 +0000 51221 at http://ehstoday.com Leadership Effectiveness Through a Pane of Glass and Ten Seconds of Time http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-effectiveness-through-pane-glass-and-ten-seconds-time <div class="node-body blog-body">Leadership is a derivative commodity reflected by organizational behaviors and actions. We see it materialize within safety management system and business performance.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-effectiveness-through-pane-glass-and-ten-seconds-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-effectiveness-through-pane-glass-and-ten-seconds-time#comments Voices of Safety Wellness Leadership Perspectives Blog Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:08:00 +0000 50771 at http://ehstoday.com Teachable Moments Are Painful http://ehstoday.com/blog/teachable-moments-are-painful <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Riding a bike. Touching hot stoves. Telling the truth on our income taxes. All of these things have one thing in common: They are teachable moments. And if you don&#39;t learn the lessons they offer, the result can be painful.</p> <p>I am experiencing a teachable moment. Here at the National Safety Congress. And it&#39;s painful.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/teachable-moments-are-painful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/teachable-moments-are-painful#comments Safety Leadership OSHA OSHA Enforcement Leadership Perspectives Blog Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:10:00 +0000 50751 at http://ehstoday.com How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction http://ehstoday.com/blog/how-evolve-safety-protection-prevention-prediction <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2016/09/smartcars.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 340px; margin: 6px; float: left;" title="Tomorrow’s self-driving cars provide us with a glimpse of the potential impact big data can have on safety. " />I&rsquo;m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I&rsquo;m replacing is only six years old, but in terms of technology and capability, it already feels like an antique.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/how-evolve-safety-protection-prevention-prediction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/how-evolve-safety-protection-prevention-prediction#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:16:00 +0000 50131 at http://ehstoday.com Leadership, One Brushstroke at a Time http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-one-brushstroke-time <div class="node-body blog-body">In business, it is not the hours you work that determine your success, it is the relationships and the positive realization of the commitments you make that cause others to take notice and view you as value-added.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-one-brushstroke-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-one-brushstroke-time#comments Leadership Perspectives Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 19:15:00 +0000 49311 at http://ehstoday.com KEEN Utility: Taking a Fearless Approach to Workplace Safety http://ehstoday.com/blog/keen-utility-taking-fearless-approach-workplace-safety <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2016/07/keen.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 446px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />I recently traveled to Portland, Oregon to tour the KEEN manufacturing facility with other media types and I was impressed with KEEN and its operations in Portland.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/keen-utility-taking-fearless-approach-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/keen-utility-taking-fearless-approach-workplace-safety#comments Foot Protection Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:40:00 +0000 49141 at http://ehstoday.com But That Couldn't Happen to Me: A Safety Narrative http://ehstoday.com/blog/couldnt-happen-me-safety-narrative <div class="node-body blog-body"><p align="center">An accident or so they say</p> <p align="center">Claimed the life of someone at work today</p> <p align="center">The cause they said, &ldquo;Complacency&rdquo;</p> <p align="center">He failed to follow rules you see</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">But that couldn&rsquo;t happen to me</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">He could always be counted on</p> <p align="center">He was the one to &ldquo;get it done&rdquo;</p> <p align="center">The rules he stretched, ignored and bent</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/couldnt-happen-me-safety-narrative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/couldnt-happen-me-safety-narrative#comments Safety Leadership Safety Wellness Leadership Perspectives Blog Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:10:00 +0000 48871 at http://ehstoday.com Taking Organizational Excellence Toward the Point of Inevitable Failure http://ehstoday.com/blog/taking-organizational-excellence-toward-point-inevitable-failure <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/waist.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 397px; margin: 6px;" title="It's one thing to lose the fat in your organization, but the trick comes in not cutting so much that the organization becomes doomed to failure." />A new budget challenge from the boss: &ldquo;Drop another 10 percent over last year&rsquo;s performance. Make it happen.&rdquo;</p> <p>This scenario is played out time after time as organizations tighten their belts for the opportunity to fiercely compete yet another year. At least that is one perspective.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/taking-organizational-excellence-toward-point-inevitable-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/taking-organizational-excellence-toward-point-inevitable-failure#comments Leadership Perspectives Blog Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:31:00 +0000 48441 at http://ehstoday.com America’s Safest Companies: Building World-Class Safety Leadership http://ehstoday.com/blog/america-s-safest-companies-building-world-class-safety-leadership <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2016/05/cjdrilling.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 335px; float: left; margin: 5px;" title="CJ Drilling Inc. was named on of America's Safest Companies in 2015. At CJ Drilling Inc., the first company contact a new employee has is with a member of the safety department. " />Each year, since 2002, EHS Today has named a list of companies we feel exemplify world-class safety leadership.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/america-s-safest-companies-building-world-class-safety-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/america-s-safest-companies-building-world-class-safety-leadership#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Thu, 19 May 2016 14:59:00 +0000 47911 at http://ehstoday.com <p>CJ Drilling Inc. was named on of America&#39;s Safest Companies in 2015. At CJ Drilling Inc., the first company contact a new employee has is with a member of the safety department.</p> Leadership: Preventing Opportunity Blindness http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-preventing-opportunity-blindness <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&quot;This is due. That is soon to be late. There is too much work and not enough resources,&quot; a manager listens to her employee declare. The scene is clear as day and is a frequent occurrence in our workplaces. Time compresses, commitments pile up and performance expectations are at their highest levels. We all are extremely busy.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-preventing-opportunity-blindness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/leadership-preventing-opportunity-blindness#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Mon, 09 May 2016 19:18:00 +0000 47771 at http://ehstoday.com VPP Act Is On the Move in Congress http://ehstoday.com/blog/vpp-act-move-congress <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You can&rsquo;t get anything done in Washington, especially in a topsy-tury election year like this one.&nbsp; At least that&rsquo;s what the experts say.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/vpp-act-move-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/vpp-act-move-congress#comments Safety Leadership OSHA OSHA Enforcement Leadership Perspectives Blog Fri, 06 May 2016 15:26:00 +0000 47721 at http://ehstoday.com <p>VPP Act bill signing in Virginia. Pictured from left: VPPPA Government Affairs Counsel Courtney Malveaux, Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D), Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and Labor Commissioner C. Ray Davenport. (Photo Credit: Michaele White, Governor&#39;s Office)</p>