Safety Leadership http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/22731/more en BBS: Silver Bullet or Out-Dated Thinking? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/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="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/bbs-silver-bullet-or-out-dated-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/bbs-silver-bullet-or-out-dated-thinking#comments Safety Leadership Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:51:00 +0000 52241 at http://ehstoday.com Building a Climate for Culture Change: 3 Key Concepts for Your Safety Evolution http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/building-climate-culture-change-3-key-concepts-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="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/building-climate-culture-change-3-key-concepts-your-safety-evolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/building-climate-culture-change-3-key-concepts-your-safety-evolution#comments Safety Leadership Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:30:00 +0000 52221 at http://ehstoday.com Are Your Top Leaders Engaged in Driving Safety Performance? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/are-your-top-leaders-engaged-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="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/are-your-top-leaders-engaged-driving-safety-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/are-your-top-leaders-engaged-driving-safety-performance#comments Safety Leadership Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:06:00 +0000 52201 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 A Full Year of Sandy Says http://ehstoday.com/safety/full-year-sandy-says <div class="field-deck"> Agree, disagree or agree to disagree, these 12 columns from EHS Today Editor in Chief Sandy Smith run the gamut from personal safety to OSHA Compliance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EHS Today Editor-in-Chief Sandy Smith is a national award-winning writer, and her monthly column, Sandy Says, is a must-read for many EHS Today subscribers.</p> <p>Smith brings occupational safety, health and environment topics such as PPE, emergency response, training, hazard awareness and OSHA enforcement down to a personal level for herself and her readers.</p> <p>Using her own experiences as a springboard, she addresses topics that touch her readers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/full-year-sandy-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/full-year-sandy-says#comments Safety Leadership Health Safety News Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:13:00 +0000 52051 at http://ehstoday.com Greg Murray Sustainability and Occupational Safety: White Papers for a Greener New Year http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sustainability-and-occupational-safety-white-papers-greener-new-year <div class="field-deck"> OSHA and the Campbell Institute release white papers focusing on the relationship between safety and sustainability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As Oprah famously said during her holiday specials, &quot;You get a new car! And YOU get a new car! And YOU get a new car!!!&quot; It might not be a new car, but both OSHA and the National Safety Council&#39;s Campbell Instutute have released white papers in December that examine the relationship between occupational safety and health and sustainability.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sustainability-and-occupational-safety-white-papers-greener-new-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sustainability-and-occupational-safety-white-papers-greener-new-year#comments Safety Leadership Environment News Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:42:00 +0000 51951 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 The Impact of the Subconscious on Risk-Based Decision Making http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/impact-subconscious-risk-based-decision-making <div class="field-byline"> George D. Haber, Ph.D. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Although the United States and other industrial countries continue to invest heavily in enterprise-wide safety interventions to decrease workplace injuries, there always is room for safety improvement, even among the most mature organizations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Historically, organizations have made substantial investments in the anticipation and elimination of incidents, specifically in the areas of prevention, process and systems improvement. Much of this investment is &ndash; and will continue to be &ndash; rooted in the foundational elements, philosophies and psychology of behavior-based safety.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/impact-subconscious-risk-based-decision-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/impact-subconscious-risk-based-decision-making#comments Safety Leadership News Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:15:00 +0000 51771 at http://ehstoday.com DuPont Sustainable Solutions Safety and Performance Excellence: Who Owns Safety? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-and-performance-excellence-who-owns-safety <div class="field-deck"> It is human nature to take better care of that which we own. So should we create ownership in our safety efforts? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A large part of the former USSR&#39;s population was comprised of peasant farmers.</p> <p>Yet, when the government seized ownership of all farmland and assigned some of these farmers to raise crops, the country almost starved. The government made a concession to its own ideology and gave many families a plot of land on which they could raise food for themselves, tax exempt. In the early years, these plots, which were a small fraction of the arable soil, produced 90 percent of the nation&#39;s food.&nbsp; They still produce a significant portion.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-and-performance-excellence-who-owns-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-and-performance-excellence-who-owns-safety#comments Safety Leadership Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:32:00 +0000 51661 at http://ehstoday.com Signs Your Colleagues Hate You [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/signs-your-colleagues-hate-you-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>More information on VoIP solutions, applications and GetVoIP&#39;s blog can be found at&nbsp;<a href="http://getvoip.com/" target="_blank">getvoip.com</a>.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/signs-your-colleagues-hate-you-photo-gallery#comments Safety Leadership Galleries Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000 51601 at http://ehstoday.com