Safety Leadership en 10 Health and Safety Tips for Safety Managers [Infographic] <div class="field-deck"> A company's safety manager has a lot on his/her plate. Not only do fellow employees count on them, the family and friends of that worker also count on safety managers to make sure each employee goes home safe. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As old adage goes, &ldquo;safety is everyone&rsquo;s responsibility,&rdquo; and a brush-up on health and safety tips may be in order. Why not make it companywide?</p> <p>Designed as a safety training resource, this infographic visually explains the importance of mitigating hazards, preparing for the unexpected, keeping workers safe in emergencies and meeting OSHA requirements.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:27:00 +0000 54561 at Thinkstock A Loaf of Bread: The Strangest Forms of Workplace Recognition [Infographic] <div class="field-deck"> A survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam revealed what forms of recognition make employees feel appreciated. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 535px; height: 2680px;" /></p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:51:00 +0000 54441 at Thinkstock Study Examines What Millennials Value in the Workplace <div class="field-deck"> For millennials, researchers are finding that a sufficient work-life balance isn’t the only thing they consider while searching for employment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Millennials switch jobs an average of four times within the first decade out of college, according to social media platform LinkedIn.</p> <p>While previous research has determined that work-life balance is at the top of what a millennial values, a new study from Fit Small Business indicates the other benefits that are important to them.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:52:00 +0000 54341 at Thinkstock Can GHS Be a DIY Project? <div class="field-byline"> Carrie Decatur </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Globally Harmonized System is a DIY project: Countries can pick from a set of building blocks, customizing the hazard classifications implemented as well as the severity of the hazards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We can all agree that the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) does not go as far in terms of harmonization as we might have hoped. Don&rsquo;t get me wrong; I will take any number of differences in country GHS implementations over the completely different regulatory schemes we had to deal with previously. However, it is human nature to try to continuously improve and determine more efficient ways to cope with the issues we face.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Industrial Hygiene News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +0000 54321 at Thinkstock Generation Z and Millennials in the Workforce [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Short attention spans. Technology driven. Philanthropic. These are three traits that differentiate Generation Z &ndash; those who were born in the mid-to-late &lsquo;90s &ndash; from Millennials, says Matt Stewart, co-founder of College Works Painting.</p> <p>Stewart, who works closely with those in Generation Z, indicates there are certain characteristics those who are born in that time period develop, and they are shaping today&rsquo;s workforce behavior. Because of this change in attitudes and beliefs, situations involving younger workers must be handled on a individual basis.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Galleries Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:33:00 +0000 54311 at Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good? <div class="field-deck"> Intelligence matters for leaders, but depending on who is being led, it is entirely possible to be too smart for one’s own good. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Can super-smart leaders suffer from too much of a good thing? That&rsquo;s the premise of a paper recently published in the <em>Journal of Applied Psychology</em> that was co-authored by&nbsp;John Antonakis, Ph.D., professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Lausanne and fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, and Dean Keith Simonton, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Psychology at University of California, Davis.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:51:00 +0000 54211 at <p>Leaders can be perceived as &quot;too intelligent&quot; by their teams, who find it difficult to relate to them and their stragegies.</p> Thinkstock Sincerely Stefanie: A Catalyst for Disaster <div class="field-deck"> Ending independent agencies such as the Chemical Safety Board could result in history repeating itself. Safety leaders need to come together and be the voice for workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>&quot;Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.&quot; </em>&mdash; Albert Einstein</p> <p>Safety professionals sometimes cannot agree on the exact sequence of circumstances which led to a particular accident, but studying why it happened inevitably helps us come to a better understanding.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:21:00 +0000 54181 at Safety and Performance Excellence: How to Strategically Improve Safety Performance <div class="field-deck"> Organizations regularly set goals for improving safety performance, but few assess their current status and strategically plan the specific changes to accomplish the improvement. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Discussing &quot;how&quot; to improve is tactical. Discussing &quot;what&quot; to change is strategic. Sound strategy establishes a framework that helps everyone in the organization make decisions aligned to move the performance toward the goal or goals. It clarifies and prioritizes which activities will be most effective in accomplishing the desired changes.</p> <p>The following model is one we use with client organizations to help them assess and strategically target areas of improvement. The model identifies three areas:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Perspectives Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:58:00 +0000 54121 at Take the Phone-Free Pledge During Distracted Driving Awareness Month <div class="field-deck"> The National Safety Council is asking employers to review their cell phone use policies and educate workers about the dangers of distracted driving. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hands free or not, cell phone use while driving is dangerous.</p> <p>April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and companies such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG &amp; E) are reviewing their phone use policies in an effort to reduce distracted driving incidents.</p> <p>A recent National Safety Council survey found that while two-thirds of drivers said another driver&rsquo;s distraction has caused them to feel unsafe, just 25 percent feel their own distractions have put them or someone else at risk.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Safety News Distracted Driving Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:39:00 +0000 54031 at Thinkstock Solving Your Leadership Gap: Tips for Developing New Leaders <div class="field-byline"> Tom Roth </div> <div class="field-deck"> One of the most alarming current global business trends points to one of the most tantalizing business opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As Baby Boomers retire, the ranks of managers and supervisors are being depleted. Organizations also are losing the wisdom carried by experience, hard-won repositories of technical knowledge and personal case studies of problem-solving. Further, networks of professional contacts that aided internal and external collaboration, innovation and team performance gradually are diminished and weakened as Baby Boomers exit the workplace.</p> <p>Most organizations, by their own report, are not doing enough to address this impending short supply of internal leadership.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Training News Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:51:00 +0000 54021 at