Safety Leadership en OSHA Renews Corporate VPP Membership for Parsons Corp. <div class="field-deck"> Parsons Corp. is one of five companies in the nation to achieve membership in OSHA's corporate program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div>Parsons Corp. has been re-approved for membership in OSHA&rsquo;s Corporate Voluntary Protection Program.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>The Pasadena, Calif.-based engineering services firm is one of only five companies in the United States to participate along with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Morton Salt Corp., Delta Air Lines and General Electric Co.</div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Safety News Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:53:00 +0000 52991 at Why Safety Should Be On 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Voices of Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:44:00 +0000 52981 at Supporting a Culture of Caring Can Reduce Injuries and Costs, Improve Performance <div class="field-byline"> Janice Berthold </div> <div class="field-deck"> A senior vice president at an insurance company who is an expert in workers’ compensation insurance shares ways clients have reduced injuries, improved morale, saved money and increased production. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We recently worked with a company that was having problems getting its employees to use their personal protection equipment (PPE). We convinced management to change its message &ndash; which had been focused on penalties and reprimanding employees who ignored PPE &ndash; to one stressing that using PPE was in the workers&rsquo; best interest, for their own protection. The company even purchased nonslip shoes for all staff and required all workers, even management, to wear them. These actions literally stopped injuries due to slips and falls.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Health Safety News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:22:00 +0000 52961 at Is Your Workplace Becoming a Battleground? <div class="field-deck"> As a manager, are you finding yourself playing referee to political discussions in the workplace? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The concern in the workplace used to be office politics. Who was the favorite? Who was out of favor? Who got the best view, the biggest office, the cubicle next to the bathroom?</p> <p>Now, some managers are wondering if the politics will ever end, and they&rsquo;re not talking office politics. Loud, disruptive and divisive political debate has invaded some workplaces, with offices becoming partisan battlegrounds as many of us continue to fixate on what&rsquo;s going on in Washington.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:24:00 +0000 52941 at Goodyear Reaches $1.75 Million Settlement After Four Worker Deaths <div class="field-deck"> Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) settles with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after four fatal accidents in one year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Company has agreed to pay $1.75 million in penalties and overhaul its health and safety program after four fatalities occurred at its Danville, Va. plant over the course of a year.</p> <p>Jeanie Strader, Kevin Waid Edmond, &nbsp;Charles &ldquo;Greg&rdquo; Cooper &nbsp;and William Scheier were killed at the facility between August 2015 and August 2016. Eleven subsequent investigations discovered numerous violations at the plant, which manufactures aviation and specialty tires.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forklift Safety Safety Leadership OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:37:00 +0000 52911 at Thinkstock Free Retro-Inspired Posters Highlight OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">The series of 10, vintage-inspired safety posters are available for free from the Grainger web site.</a></p> </div> Construction Forklift Safety Galleries GHS Safety Leadership Fall Protection OSHA Safety Galleries Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:24:00 +0000 52791 at <p>A set of 10, vintage-style safety posters is available for free from Grainger.</p> Safety and Performance Excellence: New Beginnings <div class="field-deck"> Meeting safety goals is a delicate balance between objectives, strategy and expected performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Humans tend to dwell on the past, especially on past shortcomings or failures. We treat them like anchors and let them drag down our performance, leaving us with the feeling that no amount of effort can quite overcome them. We let them overshadow our successes.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:35:00 +0000 52631 at Safety and Performance Excellence: BBS: Silver Bullet or Out-Dated Thinking? <div class="field-deck"> Is behavior-based safety a silver bullet, or one of several tools in your toolbox? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Behavior-based safety (BBS) has its disciples and its critics. It has been called the silver bullet of safety and it also has been labeled as yesterday&#39;s thinking. Based on the evidence, it is neither.</p> <p>If it really was a silver bullet, the organizations using it would be accident-free. If it truly was old and dead, it would have been abandoned by previous users and would not be attracting new ones. So, if BBS is neither magic nor dead, what is it? The answer to this question depends heavily on how you use it.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:51:00 +0000 52241 at Building a Climate for Culture Change: 3 Key Concepts for Your Safety Evolution <div class="field-byline"> By Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Do you have a plan to sustain your safety initiatives? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An organization is a complex set of dynamically intertwined and interconnected elements (inputs, processes, outputs, feedback loops and environment) in which it operates.&nbsp; These elements are continuously changing, interacting, ebbing and flowing (Katz &amp; Kahn, 1978).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:30:00 +0000 52221 at Are Your Top Leaders Engaged in Driving Safety Performance? <div class="field-byline"> By Len Jannaman </div> <div class="field-deck"> Savvy corporations recognize the importance of having top leadership teams engaged in driving safety performance. So how can you engage your corporate leaders? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a perfect world, everybody does the right thing, the right way, all the time, for the right reasons, on the road to zero injuries and incidents. But unfortunately, we don&#39;t live in a perfect world and injuries often do happen. And when they do, while the financial impact can be crippling, the human costs are much greater.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:06:00 +0000 52201 at