Don’t Tell me ‘Who’, Tell me ‘Why’

Throughout my career as a safety professional, I've seen a plethora of safety audit forms. These forms, while a useful tool, place a lot of focus on identifying unsafe conditions. However, most fail to place enough emphasis on unsafe behaviors. Example: Ladders: Are ladders tied off? Answer: No Corrective action: Tie off ladder. Most unsafe... Continue Reading →

Outcome Based Incident Response

Is your incident reaction based on outcome or behavior? Most companies react based on outcome. Take a moment and think of your company safety program in action. Do you treat a near miss, a first aid and a recordable the same? Is the investigation the same? Disciplinary action the same? Priority of communication the same?... Continue Reading →

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