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 →

The things companies say they are looking for

Companies are pushing more and more for the soft skills in their hiring decisions. They are looking for people who are skilled listeners and seek to understand people and problems rather than simply condemning performance or outcomes. They are looking for people who act as servants to their teams to ensure long term success rather... Continue Reading →

What is a Safety Professional?

Being called a safety professional isn't granted to a person simply based on their job title. Job titles are important, but a safety coordinator can be a safety professional while a safety director may simple be a safety ass. Yes, I said it. Being a safety professional is about how you implement safety and interact... Continue Reading →

Lower Salary Companies and Worker Retention

I want to take a moment to discuss employee retention and company awareness. Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with several companies who place different values on employee retention. While all of them wanted to keep their employees, some were more committed to that than others. I want to focus on 2... Continue Reading →

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