Leadership Perspectives Blog http://ehstoday.com/blog/29321/feed Advice, best practices and strategies for safety performance and professional development. For more, visit http://ehstoday.com/leadership. en Safety Leadership: Making a Culture of Safety the Foundation http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-leadership-making-culture-safety-foundation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Safety is a familiar concept to us all. We read safety reports before we buy a car, instruct our children to wear bicycle helmets&nbsp;and buckle our seat belts in the car. We are surrounded by safety labels on everything from plastic bags to hair dryers. But how often do we talk about safety in our workplace, where we spend one-third of our adult lives?</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-leadership-making-culture-safety-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-leadership-making-culture-safety-foundation#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Mon, 15 May 2017 13:06:00 +0000 55051 at http://ehstoday.com Hand on This, Mind on That http://ehstoday.com/blog/hand-mind <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Work is progressing as usual. There is a very busy work day ahead with at least one hundred things to do before it ends. The time is 0600, then 1600. Time flies by and the work activity correspondingly increases to meet commitments. Hands are on the current task, but the mind is elsewhere, perhaps on the long list of things to get accomplished&nbsp;or perhaps on the family plans that evening. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens. There it is:&nbsp;an almost. A near miss. Your heart is racing.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/hand-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/hand-mind#comments Voices of Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Thu, 11 May 2017 18:45:00 +0000 55021 at http://ehstoday.com 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